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Keyboard shortcuts on Android

Most people operate their smartphones with touch, but some people use an external keyboard. Learning and using keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time. Shortcuts should always use a modifier key, such as CTRL or CMD to avoid clashing with system shortcuts.

On Android, you can use the dispatchKeyEvent and onKeyUp methods to activate shortcuts. Both methods give you a reference to a KeyEvent object. Use the isShiftPressed or isCtrlPressed method to make sure that shortcuts are not activated by accident.

override fun onKeyUp(keyCode: Int, event: KeyEvent): Boolean {
    return when (keyCode) {
        KeyEvent.KEYCODE_F -> {
            if (event.isCtrlPressed) {
        else -> super.onKeyUp(keyCode, event)

private fun find() {
    // Logic


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