Ultimate List Of Keyboard Shortcuts For Android


Yes, touch screen is the highlighting feature of any Android device. And no doubt that touch screen does the work easier for any user, but if you have a Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard, then its a bonus for you as you can make use of Android keyboard shortcuts.

I bring you the ultimate list of keyboard shortcuts for Android which makes things so much easy for you when it comes to operating things on Android. We have categorized all the keyboard shortcuts as per the function.

Ultimate List Of Keyboard Shortcuts For Android

Android Keyboard Shortcuts For Launching Apps

  • Search+B: Launch Web browser
  • Search+C: Open contacts
  • Search+S: Launch Message Center
  • Search+Y: Launch YouTube
  • Search+E: Open e-mail
  • Search+G: Launch Gmail
  • Search+P: Launch music player

Android Keyboard Shortcuts For Typing

  • ¬†Alt + Spacebar: Insert a special character
  • Shift + Del: Delete the character to the right of the cursor
  • Alt + Del: Delete an entire line
  • Shift + Shift (press it twice): Activate caps-lock; press shift once more to exit
  • Alt + Trackball-Left: Move cursor to beginning of line
  • Alt + Trackball-Right: Move cursor to end of line
  • Alt + Trackball-Up: Move cursor to top of page
  • Alt + Trackball-Down: Move cursor to bottom of page
  • Shift + Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying
  • Menu + X: Cut text (will cut all text on-screen unless specific characters are highlighted)
  • Menu + C: Copy text to clipboard (will copy all text on-screen unless specific characters are highlighted)
  • Menu + V: Paste text from clipboard
  • Menu + A: Select all text in the current field

Android Keyboard Shortcuts For Web Browser

  • Menu + I: Zoom in
  • Menu + O: Zoom out
  • Menu + J: Go back a page
  • Menu + K: Go forward a page
  • Menu + R: Refresh current page
  • Menu + F: Find on page
  • Menu + B: Open bookmarks
  • Menu + S: Open social network sharing menu
  • Menu + H: View browsing history
  • Menu + S: Open browser settings
  • Menu + R: Refresh current page
  • Menu + D: Open Downloads
  • Menu + G: Page info
  • Menu + E: Select text

Android Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail

  • F: Forward current message (works only while inside the message)
  • R: Reply to current message (works only while inside the message)
  • A: Reply-all to current message (works only while inside the message)
  • Y: Archive message (works from within message or while on main inbox list)
  • Menu + U: Refresh inbox
  • Menu + C: Compose new e-mail
  • Enter: Open an e-mail (from the main inbox list)
  • Alt + Trackball-Up: Jump to top of inbox
  • Alt + Trackball-Down: Jump to bottom of inbox

Android Keyboard Shortcuts For Scrolling

  • Spacebar: Works as page down on a web page or document
  • Shift + Spacebar: Works as page up on a web page or document

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August 17, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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