1. nas2's Avatar
    I want a new Blackberry but I've come to love the ability to reach into my pocket to pause the music without turning the phone on. What phones have that capability these days? My old Torch 9810 had both a play/pause button and a convenience key I mapped to start the flashlight... Miss those days. Thanks
    11-10-17 01:56 AM
  2. dpw09's Avatar
    I want a new Blackberry but I've come to love the ability to reach into my pocket to pause the music without turning the phone on. What phones have that capability these days? My old Torch 9810 had both a play/pause button and a convenience key I mapped to start the flashlight... Miss those days. Thanks
    I have a DTEK50 with convenience key. I just checked and doesn't appear to have this feature natively.
    However I use an app called macrodroid. For many reasons. Disabling bluetooth when unpaired. Geofencing WiFi enable / disable. Disabling led at night.
    So I just tested creating a macro of simulating play/pause. Then I was able to assign a macrodroid shortcut to the convenience key and select my play / pause macro. Worked like a charm.
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    11-12-17 01:27 AM
  3. nas2's Avatar
    Thanks, I'd love to see how this works. Step by step, or a yt video or something.
    I really appreciate you digging into this for me
    11-12-17 03:47 AM
  4. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    without a mod only volume on / off is possible but no pause / play function. I use the key for my music player app when driving though.
    11-13-17 08:08 PM
  5. Froboy817's Avatar
    I use my pebble for that. I do wish I could use my convenience key to toggle caller ID settings. It takes a lot of steps to get to that screen.
    11-14-17 09:28 AM
  6. dpw09's Avatar
    Thanks, I'd love to see how this works. Step by step, or a yt video or something.
    I really appreciate you digging into this for me
    Macrodroid is in Google play and free version gives you 5 macros.
    Here is how I set mine up (app would depend on the player you use)
    Then add it the the convenience key. All shortcuts, macrodroid shortcut, select play / pause
    11-14-17 11:43 PM
  7. minttea1's Avatar
    Macrodroid is in Google play and free version gives you 5 macros.
    Here is how I set mine up (app would depend on the player you use)
    Then add it the the convenience key. All shortcuts, macrodroid shortcut, select play / pause https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0801f2048f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...09c2a97f3e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...72b2c21d4a.jpg
    I've tried this as below, but with Neutron only seems to lower the volume rather than pause, and with AntennaPod doesn't work at all.

    Help!

    Edit: seems to work with Audible.
    Also with Onkyo HF player with a double tap, and only if the screen is on. Hey ho.
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    Last edited by minttea1; 01-10-18 at 10:33 AM.
    01-10-18 07:01 AM
  8. dpw09's Avatar
    I've tried this as below, but with Neutron only seems to lower the volume rather than pause, and with AntennaPod doesn't work at all.

    Help!

    Edit: seems to work with Audible.
    It works with blackplayer and pulsar
    01-10-18 07:31 AM
  9. minttea1's Avatar
    It works with blackplayer and pulsar
    Thanks.

    Guess these are the little integrations took for granted on BB10, and so difficult on Android.
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    01-10-18 08:02 AM
  10. nas2's Avatar
    Macrodroid is in Google play and free version gives you 5 macros.
    Here is how I set mine up (app would depend on the player you use)
    Then add it the the convenience key. All shortcuts, macrodroid shortcut, select play / pause https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0801f2048f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...09c2a97f3e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...72b2c21d4a.jpg
    I'm finally getting to work on this. So far, the only shortcuts available for the conveneince key are the stock ones (ending with Alarms & Timer. There is no group labelled "Other"). How do I get all the additional ones (connected to installed apps, including MacroDroid) to show up, also?
    I guess it's not a 'Convenience Key' setting. The same list of shortcuts shows up for changing the 'Swipe Shortcuts', too...
    06-02-18 07:28 PM

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