DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: Mapping DPAD cursor key

  1. Master Droid
    Kaos2flo's Avatar
    Member #
    46601
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    265
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx HD
    #11
    Is there anyway to map the "." key so when you long hold, its "?"
  2. Master Droid
    Kaos2flo's Avatar
    Member #
    46601
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    265
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx HD
    #12
    bump

    Anybody know if we can remap buttons so when we long hold, it will alt automatically? For example when you long hole "q" it will be a "1".
    Yes no maybe so?
  3. Senior Droid
    hotkoko's Avatar
    Member #
    166711
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    124
    Phone
    motorola droid pro
    #13
    Don't need a cursed, cause its TOUCH SCREEN!!!

    Sent from my DROID PRO
  4. Junior Droid
    hanybanoub's Avatar
    Member #
    174801
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    26
    Phone
    Motorola Droid Pro
    #14

    can't get it to work

    Quote Originally Posted by norifuku View Post
    One thing I really unhappy with Droid Pro is this phone does not have cursor key. Some time I go mad when I wants to move a cursor just 1 character right or left. So I remap key configuration.

    I rewrote these files
    • /system/usr/keychars/cdma_venus2-keypad.kcm.bin

    • /system/usr/keylayout/cdma_venus2-keypad.kl


    and replace these keys and mappings.
    • VOICE Search -> DPAD_RIGHT

    • PERIOD -> DPAD_LEFT

    • Comma -> Period

    • Shift+Comma -> Comma

    • ALT+Shift+M -> Back Slash

    • ALT+Shift+L -> | (pipe)

    • ALT+Shift+J -> < (less than)

    • ALT+Shift+K -> > (more than)

    • ALT+Shift+U -> [

    • ALT+Shift+I -> ]

    • Shift+@ -> ?


    Now I have DPAD Right and Left, and I don't have to screw up in SSH console
    Anyone wants to try this? See attachment.
    Firstly thank you for this GREAT work!

    I cannot get it to work. I copied the files to my SD card, then used Super Manager (have root), went to sys folders, renamed originals to .OLD, and then copied yours to the folders, and still it doesn't work. Please can you advise?

    I also moved (cut) the .OLD files to the SD card entirely and still it doesn't work.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by hanybanoub; 02-27-2011 at 08:20 PM.
  5. Junior Droid
    hanybanoub's Avatar
    Member #
    174801
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    26
    Phone
    Motorola Droid Pro
    #15

    number keys not mapped properly

    funny even after I put all original files back the 1234 etc row do not work with ALT.

    They work on the letters side (left side by sdf letters etc with ALT).

    Can anyone please help?

    Thanks in advance.
  6. Junior Droid
    norifuku's Avatar
    Member #
    153348
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    19
    Phone
    Motorola Droid Pro
    #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaos2flo View Post
    bump

    Anybody know if we can remap buttons so when we long hold, it will alt automatically? For example when you long hole "q" it will be a "1".
    Yes no maybe so?
    You can't do it with just remapping some. Because current android key configuration doesn't have "long-press" function. If you want to do so, you have to write some code. Android is open source.
  7. Junior Droid
    norifuku's Avatar
    Member #
    153348
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    19
    Phone
    Motorola Droid Pro
    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by hanybanoub View Post
    Firstly thank you for this GREAT work!

    I cannot get it to work. I copied the files to my SD card, then used Super Manager (have root), went to sys folders, renamed originals to .OLD, and then copied yours to the folders, and still it doesn't work. Please can you advise?

    I also moved (cut) the .OLD files to the SD card entirely and still it doesn't work.

    Thank you.
    How about permissions? These files needed to be 644.
    Perhaps, the system couldn't read .bin file, then fallback to read other default configuration file such as qwery.kcm.bin (So some key won't work properly).
  8. Master Droid
    Kaos2flo's Avatar
    Member #
    46601
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    265
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx HD
    #18
    Quote Originally Posted by norifuku View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaos2flo View Post
    bump

    Anybody know if we can remap buttons so when we long hold, it will alt automatically? For example when you long hole "q" it will be a "1".
    Yes no maybe so?
    You can't do it with just remapping some. Because current android key configuration doesn't have "long-press" function. If you want to do so, you have to write some code. Android is open source.
    Dang... I was hoping it was as easy as remapping.

    Anyone like to write some codes to long press and get alt symbols? Lol
    It'll be really useful for everyone. Cause seriously, the majority of people isn't going to use the letters with the accents. I also like blackberry when you long press you get caps. Even that is more useful then accented vowels and such.
  9. Droid
    jhumbo's Avatar
    Member #
    153914
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    53
    Phone
    Droid Pro
    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by hotkoko View Post
    Don't need a cursed, cause its TOUCH SCREEN!!!
    We know it's a touch screen. But DPAD right and left are very convenient when you click into a field and you are off by one or two characters. Also very convenient to do a ALT-DPAD to select some text.

    Thanks much to the OP for posting this for us. I have been loving this simple mod.
  10. Junior Droid
    hanybanoub's Avatar
    Member #
    174801
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    26
    Phone
    Motorola Droid Pro
    #20
    Quote Originally Posted by norifuku View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hanybanoub View Post
    Firstly thank you for this GREAT work!

    I cannot get it to work. I copied the files to my SD card, then used Super Manager (have root), went to sys folders, renamed originals to .OLD, and then copied yours to the folders, and still it doesn't work. Please can you advise?

    I also moved (cut) the .OLD files to the SD card entirely and still it doesn't work.

    Thank you.
    How about permissions? These files needed to be 644.
    Perhaps, the system couldn't read .bin file, then fallback to read other default configuration file such as qwery.kcm.bin (So some key won't work properly).
    Thanks my friend. I don't know what 644 is...please can you and others please advice this novice

    If there are step by step instructions that would help.

    I had to re-sbf to get it back to 'normal'.
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Mapping, old school
    By harv2000 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-26-2010, 12:25 PM
  2. Need Mapping with Comments App
    By Swiss Scotty in forum Droid X General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-25-2010, 11:18 AM
  3. am i the only one who likes the dpad?
    By Meathead40 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-13-2009, 12:02 PM
  4. GPS Mapping App
    By drt23 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2009, 09:05 AM
  5. WTH my dpad button just fell off!
    By BryAnDROID in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-07-2009, 10:16 PM

Search tags for this page

android dpad keys

,

android dpad up

,

cdma venus 2

,

d-pad key

,

dpad key android

,

dpad x keyboard mapper

,
droid 3 d pad
,

droid pro cursor

,

motorola pro cursor

,
what is the d pad on a motorola droid
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+