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    [HOW TO] Add Soft Keys to Screen

    Ok guys some of you out there just want to use the s-pen but have to use your finger to go back...etc well heres a very easy way to add soft keys on your screen..
    ***caution I only added soft key and didn't mess with the other functions disable your hard keys***
    ***Another WARNING IF YOU MESS WITH THE OTHER LINES AND MESS UP YOUR PHONE WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS***

    How to
    ONSCREEN BUTTONS

    The guide before is correct and works for the note 2. (we are all trying to learn)
    1) download root explorer
    2) navigate to /system
    3) tap mount r/a
    4) then tap and hold down on the file "build. prop" and choice "open in text editor"
    5) go to the bottom and add "qemu. hw.mainkeys=0
    6) hit back button and save.
    7) reboot phone.


    DISABLING MENU AND BACKFLIP BUTOON

    1) open root explorer
    2) navigate to /system/usr/keylayout/
    3) tap mount r/w
    4) find generic.kl
    5) tab and hold. Then " open in texteditor "
    6) find
    key 139 menu
    Key 159 back

    7) so they look like this

    #key 139 menu
    #key 158 menu

    8) tap back button twice and save.

    9) reboot
    You can see the soft keys on the bottom
    The easiest way to add a line is with a app (free) called total commander Link-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander&feat ure=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd
    Thanks to SIDO (XDA) for this guide
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    Good stuff, I also notice you can program gestures for the s-pen, haven't tried but I think you could probably setup gestures form menu, home and back ?? When I get some time I'll investigate and report back

    Edit - Quick Commands. Unfortunately Menu & Back are not functions that you can choose, so the SoftKeys become even more valuable for S-Pen addicts....
    Last edited by CynKrzy; 12-11-2012 at 08:25 PM. Reason: more info
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    I love this sort of of modding...

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    This is a modd I really like ....

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    re: [HOW TO] Add Soft Keys to Screen

    Thanks for posting Ray...
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    Worked like a charm--great fun...

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    Thanks so much for posting this! baffles me that Samsung didnt bother to make all three of those bottom buttons useable with the S pen.

    Quick question: I noticed that your soft buttons include the 4th list button, the one on the far left. After completing a restart, my AT&T Note 2 only displays the 3 on the right. Namely: "Home" "Back" and "Switch Apps". Did I miss something in the instructions?

    Also: would is be possible to come up with something that would activate these software buttons when the S pen is removed? That way we have the entire screen when the s pen is put away.

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    Thanks Ray! This is one of those "Sweet Baby -----" moments.

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    I swapped the "back" and "menu" hard keys to see if I liked that better for one handed operation. It's an improvement, but the balance is still off when you try to hit back with you left thumb, and I think I might drop the phone. Reversed it and will stick with my single action button savior solution, but it works easily if anyone wants a left side back button.
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    Hmm.. try using the camera in landscape mode.. the controls are cut off slightly. May be my launcher (nova).

    Anyone available to test and verify?
    Cheers, Serpico




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