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Keyboard shortcuts

If your device has a physical keyboard, you can use the keys on the keyboard as shortcuts. For example, from the home screen, you can speed dial one of your favorite contacts or turn Wi-Fi on and off.
To see the shortcuts assigned to each key, on the home screen, touch and hold an empty area on the screen. Tap >
Keyboard shortcuts
.
Each key can have a short-press and long-press shortcut. To use a short-press shortcut, press the key. To use a long-press shortcut, press and hold the key.

Customize your keyboard shortcuts

  1. On the home screen, touch and hold an empty area on the screen, and then tap >
    Keyboard shortcuts
    .
  2. Tap
    Short press
    or
    Long press
    .
  3. Tap a letter. If necessary, tap
    Edit
    .
  4. Tap an action.
From the home screen, you can also assign a shortcut to an unassigned key by pressing the key, and then following the instructions on the screen.

Scroll using keyboard shortcuts

In some apps, you can use shortcuts on a physical keyboard to scroll through lists, email, or documents.
  1. In an app, do any of the following:
    • To go to the bottom of a screen, press
      B
      .
    • To go to the top of a screen, press
      T
      .
    • To scroll down on a screen, press the
      Space
      key.

Turn off short-press keyboard shortcuts

  1. On the home screen, touch and hold an empty area on the screen, and then tap >
    Typing action
    .
  2. Tap an option.