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Is there a way to repurpose the camera button?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by jismail, Nov 10, 2009.

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    I come from the PPC world and I have an app (AEButtons) that lets you remap the devices buttons.

    I would like to remap the camera button to a "Call answer" button that I can use while I am driving and ony have a sense of touch available (instead of having to dink around with the slide bar)

    Is there an app or way to modify the camera button to a different purpose - even if it is by doing a long or doubble click?
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    I've been looking to do the same thing.

    So far I haven't found a solution.

    This app claims it did so, but when I tried it, it kept crashing my Droid.

    Button Shortcut v1.0.2 Application for Android | Tools

    The thing is, I know this is possible. I accidentally rebound my camera button key to Handcut SMS over the weekend. I download Handcut, I think my phone crashed from something else, and after that point on the camera button would always load up Handcut SMS!

    The camera still worked. I just had to load it up by software.

    Better yet, the camera button didn't just load up Handcut, it loaded up the create new sms/mms window.

    But....I haven't been able to duplicate it. And no one else seems to have run into this glitch. And unfortunately, I had to do a hard reboot of my phone as some unsupported apps later that evening ended up causing it to lock up.

    I haven't found an app or resource that's been able to do this intentionally on the Droid.

    :-(

    But I really hope someone comes up with an app for this.
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    bump. Im looking for similar functionality.
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    actually i just installed Button Shortcut. This works perfectly.
    NOTE: After you program it you have to hold down the camara button for it to launch the application. You can't just do a simple click
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