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[feature-request] Add a default shortcut to pound (£) key

asked 2014-06-21 11:17:29 +0200

pmelas gravatar image

updated 2014-07-25 16:11:24 +0200

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Default keyboard on a long press e.g. on vowels, gives me quick access to variant accents of that letter, similar case for currency symbols, e.g. s -> $ e->€ y->Yen key, but I cannot find a shortcut for the Pound Sterling £ key. Is there anyway to overload L (or P) with the pound key?

The alternative is to go to the 2nd page of the numeric keyboard in order to access the pound key.

My default language is English (UK).

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answered 2014-06-21 11:44:08 +0200

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updated 2014-12-30 14:57:45 +0200

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You can just edit your keyboard file en.qml to whatever you like. The file is located in /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/. You need root for that. You can edit some of the already existing accents, adding "£" sign:

CharacterKey { caption: "y"; captionShifted: "Y"; symView: "6"; symView2: "%"; accents: "yý¥£"; accentsShifted: "YÝ¥£" }

or add your own on e.g. "P":

CharacterKey { caption: "p"; captionShifted: "P"; symView: "0"; symView2: "]" ; accents: "£"; accentsShifted: "£" }

Then (as user)restart maliit.service:

systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service

Use this on your own risk! Always back up before you change something!

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Thanks for the quick reply, I will try it, however I would like that issue to be addressed in future OS update too.

pmelas ( 2014-06-21 12:08:39 +0200 )edit

This is not an "issue" or a "problem" to be addressed anywhere. But you can file a Feature-request. You have a liberty to arrange and re-arrange your keyboard the way you like. Just use this possibility.

zlatko ( 2014-06-21 12:15:24 +0200 )edit

yes, I will upgrade this to feature-request, thanks for the tip it worked, although I had to restart phone since systemctl restart mallit.service did not work.

pmelas ( 2014-06-21 13:45:06 +0200 )edit
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