Long Press on Options Key - v 2.1

by David R. » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 04:31:29 GMT

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 We are trying to figure out the reason why a long press on the Options
Key brings up a keyboard.  This happens in every application.  Is this
documented anywhere?


Long Press on Options Key - v 2.1

by Mark Murphy » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 05:04:30 GMT


It has certainly been discussed. I would not expect to find that in
developer documentation necessarily, since it's a user feature, not a
class or method or programming utility. So, for example, it is
documented in a card that accompanies the Nexus One.

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Long Press on Options Key - v 2.1

by TreKing » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:29:18 GMT


Devices without physical keyboards probably need *some* way to bring up the
virtual keyboard at any time like one would by flipping out a physical one.
This would be needed to execute application shortcuts, or initiate a global
search if there was not dedicated button, for example. Long pressing on the
options key is as good a way to do this as any.

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Long Press on Options Key - v 2.1

by Adrian Vintu » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 05:18:14 GMT

 My Samsung Glaxy has no keyboard and I use this feature to filter in lists.
For example, in the Contacts list.

Adrian Vintu



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