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    Mapping DPAD cursor key

    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.
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    Excellent idea!

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    Nice! I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice. I've been looking for a terminal keyboard solution. Alternative soft keyboards don't work on the dpro. Now all we need is an app that can quickly pop a key combo help screen in and out of view.
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    Went ahead and swapped out with your files. Very nice! I love having DPAD left and right now. And I like how "shift-." starts selecting to the left and "shift-voice" starts selecting to the right.

    Question though? How did you generate the cdma_venus2-keypad.kcm.bin file? I'd like to make some changes to what you've got.
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    I wanna try this as well but I rely on my Voice Key to bring up ChompSMS quick compose and even though I have set the side key to Voice Search, it doesn't work. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhumbo View Post
    Went ahead and swapped out with your files. Very nice! I love having DPAD left and right now. And I like how "shift-." starts selecting to the left and "shift-voice" starts selecting to the right.

    Question though? How did you generate the cdma_venus2-keypad.kcm.bin file? I'd like to make some changes to what you've got.
    I didn't generate a file. Just alternate original file with binary editor.

    For example:
    00001d0: 2c 00 00 00 50 00 37 00 70 00 50 00 40 00 60 00

    This should be 32byte header and key codes.
    In this example, Keycode is 0x0000002c
    and after that
    0x0070 = "p"
    0x0050 = "P" Shift+p
    0x0040 = "@" Alt+p
    0x0060 = "`" Shift+Alt+p

    So if you want input "*" with Alt+p, replaece 0x0040 to 0x002A. That it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by google123 View Post
    I wanna try this as well but I rely on my Voice Key to bring up ChompSMS quick compose and even though I have set the side key to Voice Search, it doesn't work. Any ideas?
    My friend mapped DPAD LEFT on "@" key and DPAD RIGHT on "." key. Of cause in this case, you have to find some other key combination for remapping @ ~ . ? characters. Such as Shift+Alt+z goes "@". (or just don't use them). I thought it's little bit complicate. So I mapped DPAD LEFT on Voice search key.

    Talk about Side key, I just add WAKE function on it. After the device woke up, Side key works as they before (default: it's firing up Calendar).
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    Some guys asking how to use ESC and TAB key on connectbot on another thread. So I add these codes.

    • ALT+Shift+q -> ESC

    • ALT+Shift+a -> TAB

    • ALT+Shift+z -> ~


    have fun!
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