New App: MyOwnHotKeys, Override meaningless default hotkeys with your own hotkeys
Did you always wonder if you could change the default, mostly meaningless BlackBerry Home Screen hotkeys (like N for BlackBerry Messenger, V for Saved Messages, etc) with your own customisable, meaningful and easy to remember hotkeys?
Did you get disappointed when you switched to a new BlackBerry model and the hotkeys you were used to use were no longer available?
If so, try the new App, MyOwnHotKeys (on App World) to override all the existing hotkeys (or just the ones you want) and create your own 27 hotkeys (A-Z, Space) to launch the app you want not the app RIM wants.
If 27 hotkeys are not enough, you can even enable multiclick for any hotkey to have an boosted hotkey like this:
One click of M: Messages
Double Click of M: Memopad
Triple Click of M: Maps
Quadruple click of M: Google Maps
These hotkeys can also launch your macro shortcuts in the ShortcutMe application.
True one click of an advance macro shortcut in ShortcutMe!
Last edited by Vijik; 02-17-12 at 06:24 AM.
02-17-12, 12:33 AM #2
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Oh, every time i think about completely putting my blackberry to rest you just come up with something new haha.
I have a limitation though, there are some keys not being remapped.
A, D, L, U, V are not working on my side. OS 7.1.205 9810, all permissions given.
After you install the app, you can hide the new icons. The hotkeys will launch the apps you have set for hotkeys (no need to have icons visible in Home Screen), or if a hot key is not set, the config page will show up automatically.
Icons can be kept visible if you have not set the 'Launch By Typing' for Home Screen to 'Application Shortcuts'. That means you can click hotkey icons, and use the keypad for Universal Search.
- 02-17-12, 11:11 AM #6
Last edited by Juggalo20; 02-17-12 at 11:14 AM.
- 02-17-12, 11:22 AM #7
Couple things I'll mention here that people might not know. Is if you're like me and very impatient you can hit the enter key to launch whatever is highlighted in the multiclick menu.
I use the Browser more than anything else on my "B" multiclick, so instead of hitting B and waiting, i just hit B then EnterKey and BAM, launched.
Another is the EscKey. I'm still not used to the multi click aspect yet, so a lot of times i'll hit say the A key (for address book) but will forget the multi click menu is going to come up and I'll just start typing a name. this of course launches whatever hotkey i finish typing on. But rather than launch something I didn't want, hitting the EscKey will cancel out of MOHK.
just two little things that i think really help, especially until the user gets used to the multiclick.
In addition to what Juggalo20 wrote about ESC and ENTER key functionalities in the multiclick menu, there is another trick:
When you hit one of the hotkeys that you have set to have multi click feature, you can quickly navigate up or down using trackpad. As a result the timer for auto launch turns off (indicated with green cursor) and you have more time to find and click the multiclick option you have in mind.
Last edited by Vijik; 02-19-12 at 09:01 PM.
- 02-17-12, 03:27 PM #12
in the Setup page for the key, once you chose
if applicable a new dropdown menu becomes available right underneath for
also available for 2xK 3xK 4xK etc, for all the keys
- 02-17-12, 04:46 PM #14
MyOwnHotKeys == 27 icons/hotkeys
MyOwnIcons == configurable icons
MyOwnHotkeys == non-configurable icons
MyOwnIcons == restricted to keys A through Z and Space that the OS didn't already use
MyOwnHotkeys == able to use keys A through Z and Space
MyOwnIcons == 1 launch per key == 10 total launchable things
MyOwnHotkeys == up to 4 per key == 108 total launchable things
Off hand i couldn't tell you if there's more built in functions (new email, new sms) or anything though, that'd take me a while to compare ... spose i could look into that. I'll update this post tonight
In all honesty I use both, MOI for the customizable icons and instant launch, and MOHK for my hotkeys.
- 02-18-12, 09:42 AM #18
Thank you so much OP for making this app. I just bought it and in 30 minutes after config my settings, I considered this app as my "MUST HAVE" app.. It is so awesome to lauch an app with just 1 key pressed, whereas before, I would request a theme dev to implement a hotkey in a theme to have the feature like this app can do.
Hopefully in the future with the updates, I would able to make a backup of all the shortcuts instead of reassigning the keys again when installing the app.. And hopefully "$" key would be able to have a use, and the option to have it launch and open SMS folder.
- 02-18-12, 11:54 AM #19
open the Setup page
press the MenuKey
"Store Settings On uSD"
open Setup page
"Restore Settings From uSD and exit"
as for mapping the $ key, we've had this discussion before. and it seems that ONLY themes can use the $ key as a hotkey. apps cannot :'( So that's on RIM to change, nothing Vijik can do.
- 02-18-12, 01:36 PM #20
- 02-18-12, 01:49 PM #21
Using ShortcutMe it's possible to do though a macro (series of key injections) but yeah. As far as I can tell, the SMS message list is not directly launchable by an app, only a theme
Openiing SMS Page (all SMS messages shown in RIM's Message app) will be supported in the next version of MyOwnHotKeys.
In the mean time, if you have ShortcutMe, you can just create a shortcut in SCM with App Name set to SMS_Page and then get one of your hotkeys in MyOwnHotKeys to launch that shortcut.
Last edited by Vijik; 02-19-12 at 09:01 PM.
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02-19-12, 08:13 AM #25
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I'm having 3 issues with this.
1. I can't get this to launch Flashlight 2 for 1. The app is listed as Flashlight 2 for 1 but it has front and back flashlight as separate component.
2. I can't get to home page of media. I tried media actions daemon, media app launcher, media server and mediacommon and they are all wrong.
3. I can't get to BB maps. It just wouldn't launch
Last edited by james2k8; 02-19-12 at 08:16 AM.