1. stanip's Avatar
    Just curious... how do you use the Ctrl, Fn, Alt keys? The top row buttons do not require the Fn key press to function.

    So far, I have found Alt-tab for jumping between open apps and Fn key to operate the numeric keys but strangely the num-lock key achieves the same result.

    Read the user manual but failed to find anything.
    11-06-2008 07:49 AM
  2. mying's Avatar
    Alt+Shift can change input mode from one to another.
    11-06-2008 08:19 AM
  3. Ebag333's Avatar
    CTRL's always useful for copy/cut/paste. ;)

    I rarely use function, and use ALT for ALT-TAB. That's mostly it...
    11-06-2008 10:18 AM
  4. btate0121's Avatar
    ditto to the first two responses.. plenty of copy and paste (especially when typing a txt message.. it's faster to type in word, notepad, or onenote.. copy the entire message with ctrl+a and ctrl+c/x and paste it into the txt msg with ctrl+v than it is to type it into the txt msg box itself.. it's a pain.. but it works).

    I take a lot of notes in outline form and find that fn+page up/page dn is useful for scrolling throu the notes and even long lists of emails, contacts, etc.
    11-06-2008 11:51 AM
  5. Ebag333's Avatar
    I take a lot of notes in outline form and find that fn+page up/page dn is useful for scrolling throu the notes and even long lists of emails, contacts, etc.
    Oooh, I forgot about page up/down. I use that all the time, as well as home/end.

    I guess I do use the function button for something. :D
    11-06-2008 12:36 PM
  6. laurieny's Avatar
    Besides the uses of the Fn key that have already been mentioned, another good use is to hit Fn + RF (the red stylized R logo key) which will bring up a dialog showing you the firmware version on your REDFLY as well as MAC address, etc.

    Another option that is not well known is that you can simultaneously hit both the buttons on the bottom of the Touch Pad and that will change your cursor into the 5-way navigation mechanism that is present on many phones. Unfortunately some users found that if they closed the cover on the REDFLY just so, they activated this functionality without meaning to, and it was confusing when they then saw this different cursor. So in our next release we have changed the keyboard mappings so that you get this functionality by selecting Fn + 5 (not the FN5 button-the actual number 5 key) so that this can only be explicitly enabled.

    There are other super secret things you can do with the function key, but of course they wouldn't be secret if I told you about them.

    Okay, mostly kidding about that last part, but there are features that we plan to provide in future releases that will take more advantage of this key.

    -Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY
    11-08-2008 08:13 AM
  7. wodin's Avatar

    There are other super secret things you can do with the function key, but of course they wouldn't be secret if I told you about them.

    Okay, mostly kidding about that last part, but there are features that we plan to provide in future releases that will take more advantage of this key.

    -Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY
    OH!! An Easter egg hunt! I think this deserves a thread of it's own! ;)
    11-08-2008 11:55 AM
  8. stanip's Avatar
    Besides the uses of the Fn key that have already been mentioned, another good use is to hit Fn + RF (the red stylized R logo key) which will bring up a dialog showing you the firmware version on your REDFLY as well as MAC address, etc.

    Another option that is not well known is that you can simultaneously hit both the buttons on the bottom of the Touch Pad and that will change your cursor into the 5-way navigation mechanism that is present on many phones. Unfortunately some users found that if they closed the cover on the REDFLY just so, they activated this functionality without meaning to, and it was confusing when they then saw this different cursor. So in our next release we have changed the keyboard mappings so that you get this functionality by selecting Fn + 5 (not the FN5 button-the actual number 5 key) so that this can only be explicitly enabled.

    There are other super secret things you can do with the function key, but of course they wouldn't be secret if I told you about them.

    Okay, mostly kidding about that last part, but there are features that we plan to provide in future releases that will take more advantage of this key.

    -Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY

    Thanks Laurie. Your participation in this forum definately has brought lots more insight into Redfly and make the product more exciting.

    Re keyboard usage, it would be great if there are more flexibilities to allow users to map their own keys or make it work with other key mapping tools like AEbuttons. :)
    11-08-2008 11:55 AM
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