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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.

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post Jun 21 2018, 03:01 PM
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I think this is the easy solution, (but hats off to eeems for figuring out Automate).

Buttons Remapper Premium, which is needed for combination keys, is $1.99usd. Install free version, then bump yourself up thru app itself.

So far, I've programmed all my needed apps to launch through a held-down Alt key + whatever-letter-chosen. eg: for my thesaurus (Chambers Premium), an Alt-T brings it up regardless of window. Buttons Remapper autostarts on reboot. A single press of Alt still brings up App Bar.

I use Alt-W to bring up Word Processor (Textmaker HD), but there's an option to bring up a shortcut instead of actual app. I'd like to program Button Remapper to bring up specific doc (thru its shortcut), but I've yet to figure that out.

This is the easiest avenue I've found so far and I'd be interested to hear other users' opinions.

Thanks to all that got me on the proper path,
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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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