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    Default 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; 02-17-2012 at 06:24 AM.
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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.
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    Have you done a battery pull restart after installing the app?

    A restart is needed after the first install.
    Last edited by Vijik; 02-17-2012 at 06:24 AM.
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    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.
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    Great little app. Please consider adding a checkbox to revert to the factory default (where one is defined) on a per key basis. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbsn View Post
    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.
    the icons must remain on the top level of the homescreen also. as in for A, D, L, U, C, V, etc. if you put them into a folder the default takes back over. Just hide them on the homescreen and you'll be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by visortgw View Post
    Great little app. Please consider adding a checkbox to revert to the factory default (where one is defined) on a per key basis. Thanks!
    you can disable the app on a per key basis in the config for that key. So if you want V to go back to launching Saved Messages, hit V and in the multiclick menu go to V Setup, hit the dropdown menu for "Mode" and choose disable. there's also the choice to disable multiclick on a per key basis within the same drop down menu
    Last edited by Juggalo20; 02-17-2012 at 11:14 AM.
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    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.

    example:
    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.
    BlackBerry pulls the plug on themes: https://twitter.com/#!/BlackBerryDev...73487468920834 :< need to rally the troops and convince RIM we want themes on BB10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggalo20 View Post
    you can disable the app on a per key basis in the config for that key. So if you want V to go back to launching Saved Messages, hit V and in the multiclick menu go to V Setup, hit the dropdown menu for "Mode" and choose disable. there's also the choice to disable multiclick on a per key basis within the same drop down menu
    Thanks! Disable does not appear to restore the default hotkey (unless, of course, a reboot is necessary after changing the configuration -- I haven't tried that yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by visortgw View Post
    Thanks! Disable does not appear to restore the default hotkey (unless, of course, a reboot is necessary after changing the configuration -- I haven't tried that yet).
    Reboot will work, but try this first (if you've not already rebooted).

    Open the config page for a any hotkey,
    Press MenuKey,
    and click "Refresh OS Settings"
    BlackBerry pulls the plug on themes: https://twitter.com/#!/BlackBerryDev...73487468920834 :< need to rally the troops and convince RIM we want themes on BB10!
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    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; 02-19-2012 at 09:01 PM.
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    Alternate launches like with MOI would be nice so you could launch apps like FourSquare that require an alternate launch. Thank you for making this, Vijik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkaneh3 View Post
    Alternate launches like with MOI would be nice so you could launch apps like FourSquare that require an alternate launch. Thank you for making this, Vijik.
    Alternative launches are already available. For this example I'll use the K key, but this works for them all.

    in the Setup page for the key, once you chose
    1xK Launches
    if applicable a new dropdown menu becomes available right underneath for
    1xK AlternativeLaunching

    also available for 2xK 3xK 4xK etc, for all the keys
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    I'm confused, how is this different from MyOwnIcons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCrid2000 View Post
    I'm confused, how is this different from MyOwnIcons?
    MyOwnIcons == 10 icons/hotkeys
    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.
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    Thanks Juggalo makes sense
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    Why couldn't this app have come out a few days earlier? I just got Quicklaunch for the wife but I wholeheartedly believe this is what she would prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkaneh3 View Post
    Alternate launches like with MOI would be nice so you could launch apps like FourSquare that require an alternate launch. Thank you for making this, Vijik.
    Alternative Launch selector will show up based on what you have selected for 'Launches'.

    Generally, MyOwnHotKey's own functions (starting with MOHK) do not need Alt. Launch and therefore that selector will not be shown for them.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lycafe View Post
    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.
    Backup/restore feature already exists:
    open the Setup page
    press the MenuKey
    "Store Settings On uSD"

    to Restore:
    open Setup page
    MenuKey
    "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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggalo20 View Post
    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.
    Thank you for reminding me about the BB key.. Totally forgot about it when I was config the keys.. Lol.

    Would you happen to know how I can set it up to launch a SMS folder? Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lycafe View Post
    Thank you for reminding me about the BB key.. Totally forgot about it when I was config the keys.. Lol.

    Would you happen to know how I can set it up to launch a SMS folder? Much appreciated.
    I wish I could. We've gone over this a couple times in the ShortcutMe thread, and really... It seems like RIM only let's themes directly launch SMS. I had a few themes on OS6 that did this, but I have never ever found an app that launches it directly.

    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robchow View Post
    Why couldn't this app have come out a few days earlier? I just got Quicklaunch for the wife but I wholeheartedly believe this is what she would prefer.
    You haven't been lucky.

    MyOwnHotKeys have been under harsh beta testing since a month ago.
    Its release was delayed for a week because I wanted to wait for CrackBerry mods to write a short review for it.
    Last edited by Vijik; 02-19-2012 at 09:01 PM.
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    BBOS 7+: NFCShortcuts, Tap a NFC tag to launch an app, a task, or your macro shortcut in Shortcutme
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    BB10: EmailforGoogleGmail, HUB & BBM Connected, NFC Enabled, Native App for Z10
    BB10: MyProfilesPro, ShortcutMe 10, BBM Connected, NFC Enabled, Native Apps for Z10
    BBOS 4+: ShortcutMe, (on sale, %40 off) The Ultimate Shortcut application for BlackBerry
    BBOS 7+: NFCShortcuts, Tap a NFC tag to launch an app, a task, or your macro shortcut in Shortcutme
    BBOS 5+: MyOwnHotKeys, Override default hotkeys and create your own hotkeys
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    Hi,

    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

    Thanks.
    Last edited by james2k8; 02-19-2012 at 08:16 AM.
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