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jakfish
post Jun 20 2018, 05:54 AM
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I've read other similar posts, and they don't look promising, but has anybody come up with a way to launch apps with a custom keystroke on pkb?

I have External Keyboard Helper, which does allow app launching with pkb hotkeys, but so far, it's not playing nice with Gemini Keyboard App.

I'm using Nova Launcher Prime--that doesn't seem to have the needed options.

Jake
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post Jun 20 2018, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 20 2018, 06:54 AM) *
I've read other similar posts, and they don't look promising, but has anybody come up with a way to launch apps with a custom keystroke on pkb?

I have External Keyboard Helper, which does allow app launching with pkb hotkeys, but so far, it's not playing nice with Gemini Keyboard App.

I'm using Nova Launcher Prime--that doesn't seem to have the needed options.

Jake


Actually, the best option is the app called Button Mapper. Utilize the setting to disable it on every app except for Nova Launcher. That way you can quickly hit Fn+D to go home and then any key to launch an app. Multitasking is incredibly fast this way.

I wish there was an app that allowed key combinations so I could set Ctrl+Hotkey to switch apps anywhere in the OS, but there isn't an app that allows that. Button Mapper is the next best thing.

There is an Xposed Module called Xposed Additions that did allow keyboard combinations, but whatever it used to intercept the keyboard slowed down the registering of keypresses so much that it made typing unusable.
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post Jun 21 2018, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(joepirello @ Jun 20 2018, 11:07 PM) *
QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 20 2018, 06:54 AM) *
I've read other similar posts, and they don't look promising, but has anybody come up with a way to launch apps with a custom keystroke on pkb?

I have External Keyboard Helper, which does allow app launching with pkb hotkeys, but so far, it's not playing nice with Gemini Keyboard App.

I'm using Nova Launcher Prime--that doesn't seem to have the needed options.

Jake


Actually, the best option is the app called Button Mapper. Utilize the setting to disable it on every app except for Nova Launcher. That way you can quickly hit Fn+D to go home and then any key to launch an app. Multitasking is incredibly fast this way.

I wish there was an app that allowed key combinations so I could set Ctrl+Hotkey to switch apps anywhere in the OS, but there isn't an app that allows that. Button Mapper is the next best thing.

There is an Xposed Module called Xposed Additions that did allow keyboard combinations, but whatever it used to intercept the keyboard slowed down the registering of keypresses so much that it made typing unusable.


I have installed Button Mapper. I have set exception for App Bar. Wherever I am, I can press Alt, release it, and then press for example T and Total Commander immediately launches. I do not have to press Fn + D and then press T. For me it is faster.
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post Jun 21 2018, 12:07 PM
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Can Button Mapper recognise specific combinations (such as Ctrl+Fn+F, without also recognising Ctrl+F or Fn+F)?  (Its page isn't clear, but none of its examples suggest that.)

And does it slow the keyboard down if it's set to recognise many different combinations?  (I thought I'd seen a report of that, but I can't find it now.)
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post Jun 21 2018, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE(gidds @ Jun 21 2018, 10:07 PM) *
Can Button Mapper recognise specific combinations (such as Ctrl+Fn+F, without also recognising Ctrl+F or Fn+F)?  (Its page isn't clear, but none of its examples suggest that.)

And does it slow the keyboard down if it's set to recognise many different combinations?  (I thought I'd seen a report of that, but I can't find it now.)


It seems it supports only one buttton. I can not press two or more buttons simultaneously (at least I have not figured out how to do it). I can set single press or double press or long press. I can even set time of double press and long press to be recognized. On my old HTC TouchPro2 I have an app, that allows to set such behaviour, but not here.
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post Jun 21 2018, 02:16 PM
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Depending on how many shortcuts you have, just add them to the planet bar. I really am not an android fan, however this makes it almost usable. It works everywhere, and in any app. Just press the planet key, and either tap the icon you want, or if you are keyboard only, press the arrows till you app is highlighted, then press enter. Granted, a few more presses, but it works flawlessly. I put my most used apps in the bar, and it has become my favourite feature.
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jakfish   Hotkeys for App Launching?   Jun 20 2018, 05:54 AM
carepack   I red somewhere that the blackberry launcher provi...   Jun 20 2018, 06:02 AM
jakfish   Funny, I just saw that, too. I'm actually mig...   Jun 20 2018, 06:12 AM
Eeems   I've been using Automate.   Jun 20 2018, 06:48 AM
jakfish   Thanks. Installed it, but couldn't see how to ...   Jun 20 2018, 07:17 AM
Eeems   QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 20 2018, 09:17 AM) Th...   Jun 20 2018, 02:03 PM
jakfish   Eeems, thank you for posting that file. I download...   Jun 21 2018, 04:30 AM
joepirello   QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 20 2018, 06:54 AM) I...   Jun 20 2018, 01:07 PM
AENT   QUOTE(joepirello @ Jun 20 2018, 11:07 PM)...   Jun 21 2018, 09:16 AM
gidds   Can Button Mapper recognise specific combinations ...   Jun 21 2018, 12:07 PM
AENT   QUOTE(gidds @ Jun 21 2018, 10:07 PM) Can ...   Jun 21 2018, 12:29 PM
vader   Depending on how many shortcuts you have, just add...   Jun 21 2018, 02:16 PM
gidds   I don't have an answer to this, but I too am k...   Jun 20 2018, 01:20 PM
jakfish   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...butt...   Jun 21 2018, 03:01 PM
AENT   QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 22 2018, 01:01 AM) ht...   Jun 22 2018, 10:41 AM
jakfish   Good, glad it works for you too. If you can figure...   Jun 22 2018, 01:55 PM
AENT   QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 22 2018, 11:55 PM) Go...   Jun 23 2018, 01:40 AM
jakfish   I apologize for not being clearer. In Buttons Rema...   Jun 23 2018, 02:43 AM
AENT   QUOTE(jakfish @ Jun 23 2018, 12:43 PM) I ...   Jun 23 2018, 06:02 AM
jakfish   That did it! Well done, AENT! Went thru TC...   Jun 23 2018, 06:22 AM
gidds   How do you upgrade to the premium version of Butto...   Jun 23 2018, 09:13 AM
jakfish   Hmm, not sure. When I clicked on the upgrade. it t...   Jun 23 2018, 09:51 AM
joepirello   The only thing that would make Buttons remapper pe...   Jun 26 2018, 09:28 AM
jornada720   Hi there, I just randomly saw this thread a long t...   May 26 2019, 05:48 AM


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