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Old November 14th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Awesome Keyboard Shortcuts - Really!

i know, duh, why did i choose the Epic then? well, the slider keyboard was not my #1 reason for choosing the Epic. the slider was really a bonus and fun to use once in a while.

well, a recent android article really got me thinking (link below), then i remembered another member started a thread linking to a video showing keyboard shortcuts in all it's glory.

WOW!!! i have a new fondness for my slider keyboard now. so, now that i am enamored with my slider, here are some tips i gathered to share:

link to post from pablo.station: Android Keyboard Shortcuts

link to article that started me on this: Keyboard shortcuts | Android Central

link to video blog with text list: Keyboard shortcuts for Android phones | Android Atlas - CNET Blogs


I pulled this from the blog above:

Shortcuts for opening Android apps
  • Search-B: Open Web browser
  • Search-C: Open contacts
  • Search-E: Open e-mail
  • Search-G: Open Gmail
  • Search-P: Open music
  • Search-S: Open text messaging
  • Search-Y: Open YouTube
You can add or change these shortcuts through Settings-Applications-Quick launch.


Typing shortcuts
  • Shift-Del: Delete the character to the right of the cursor
  • Alt-Del: Delete an entire line
  • Shift-Shift (press it twice): Activate caps-lock; press shift once more to exit
  • Alt-Trackball-Left: Move cursor to beginning of line
  • Alt-Trackball-Right: Move cursor to end of line
  • Alt-Trackball-Up: Move cursor to top of page
  • Alt-Trackball-Down: Move cursor to bottom of page
  • Shift-Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying

Web browser shortcuts

  • Menu-J: Go back a page
  • Menu-K: Go forward a page
  • Menu-R: Refresh current page
  • Menu-F: Find on page
  • Menu-B: Open bookmarks
  • Menu-A: Add bookmarks
  • Menu-S: Open social network sharing menu
  • Menu-H: View browsing history
  • Menu-S: Open browser settings
  • Menu-D: Downloads
  • Menu-G: Page info
  • Menu-E: Select text

Gmail Android shortcuts

  • R: Reply to current message
  • A: Reply-all to current message
  • Y: Archive message
  • Menu-U: Refresh in-box
  • Menu-C: Compose new e-mail
  • Enter: Open an e-mail
  • Alt-Trackball-Up: Jump to top of in-box
  • Alt-Trackball-Down: Jump to bottom of in-box

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Old November 14th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW is right, THANKS!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is pretty cool Thanks!
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God... How could I remember all of this. But some good info man. Thanks.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 01:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this may have just convinced me to get an epic over an evo!
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this may have just convinced me to get an epic over an evo!
No way,,, My wife has the Epic, I have an EVO, I'm glad I didn't get the Epic. She was able to upgrade 2 weeks before I was, so I got a chance to play with her phone for a while. No way I'd get the Epic.
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What is considered the Trackball on the keyboard?
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What is considered the Trackball on the keyboard?
Alt-Trackball = Yellow Fn Key
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How would you do this on the keyboard?
Shift-Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying
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How would you do this on the keyboard?
Shift-Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying
I got it to work from gmail with:

Hold Shrift-Yellow Fn key then touch with finger and drag to highlight text. It automatically copies to clip board.
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How does one do shortcuts depending on <alt> when the epic has no <alt> key?
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Usually the orange Fn key works as Alt.
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the fn key doesn't work like an alt key on my Epic. e.g., fn-backspace combo does just what backspace does--deletes character to the left of the cursor.
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the fn key doesn't work like an alt key on my Epic. e.g., fn-backspace combo does just what backspace does--deletes character to the left of the cursor.
It works for me. Interesting.
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is there a select all copy and paste shortcut?
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No way,,, My wife has the Epic, I have an EVO, I'm glad I didn't get the Epic. She was able to upgrade 2 weeks before I was, so I got a chance to play with her phone for a while. No way I'd get the Epic.
why not?
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