Awesome Keyboard Shortcuts - Really!Tips


  1. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    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: http://androidforums.com/epic-4g-tips-tricks/179829-android-keyboard-shortcuts.html

    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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  2. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    WOW is right, THANKS!
  3. Lii

    Lii Active Member

    This is pretty cool:) Thanks!
  4. Enny

    Enny New Member

    God... How could I remember all of this. But some good info man. Thanks.
  5. chuhsi

    chuhsi Well-Known Member

    this may have just convinced me to get an epic over an evo!
  6. android1561

    android1561 Active Member

    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.
  7. stewdog1

    stewdog1 Well-Known Member

    What is considered the Trackball on the keyboard?
  8. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    Alt-Trackball = Yellow Fn Key
  9. jmsnyc

    jmsnyc Active Member

    How would you do this on the keyboard?
    Shift-Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying
  10. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. phrnk

    phrnk Member

    How does one do shortcuts depending on <alt> when the epic has no <alt> key?
  12. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    Usually the orange Fn key works as Alt.
  13. phrnk

    phrnk Member

    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.
  14. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    It works for me. Interesting.
  15. outkast25

    outkast25 Well-Known Member

    is there a select all copy and paste shortcut?
  16. watchntv

    watchntv New Member

    why not?
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