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How to remap menu key to multitasking

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12th February 2014, 10:58 PM   |  #1  
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So I am to impatient to wait for the 4.4 update where hopefully we will get the recent apps button to replace the menu key so I did what I could for now.

You have to be rooted and have a root file manager.
  1. open the file manger and go to system
  2. then to usr
  3. then to keylayout
  4. now open the Generic.kl
  5. scroll down to key 139
  6. open as a text file
  7. change from "MENU" to "APP_SWTICH"
  8. no "" needed
  9. save the file and reboot

Honestly i did it in the sec_e-pen.kl and sec_keyboard.kl and sec_touchscreen.kl just to be sure. I dont know if it is needed but i did anyway and have had no side affects.

Again if this has been posted before feel free to delete or move just i havent seen it so i thought others would want to know
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13th February 2014, 01:09 AM   |  #2  
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Sounds like a nice little tweak! But doesn't that cause problems with apps that don't have a menu button in the interface?
13th February 2014, 01:24 AM   |  #3  
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Sounds like a nice little tweak! But doesn't that cause problems with apps that don't have a menu button in the interface?

I suppose it would but so far most apps and games have the pull out menu or some kind of options thats easily accessible through the app itself. i guess since almost all of android expect samsung did away with the menu button most apps dont need you to have one
13th February 2014, 03:34 AM   |  #4  
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I love this option, but i wonder if its also possible to map the long press of the menu key to "menu", any ideas?
13th February 2014, 05:51 AM   |  #5  
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I love this option, but i wonder if its also possible to map the long press of the menu key to "menu", any ideas?

from what I read it is a lot more difficult to map a long press. but I will look into
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13th February 2014, 10:46 AM   |  #6  
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I love this option, but i wonder if its also possible to map the long press of the menu key to "menu", any ideas?

Xposed Framework and GravityBox should be able to do that :P

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14th February 2014, 02:42 PM   |  #7  
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I tried it on both my GS3 and P600, and here's the result
On GS3, modifying Generic.kl alone is enough to do the trick
Yet on P600 I have to modify all 3 files to make it

With GravityBox I managed to remap the long press as menu

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15th February 2014, 10:24 AM   |  #8  
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I tried it on both my GS3 and P600, and here's the result
On GS3, modifying Generic.kl alone is enough to do the trick
Yet on P600 I have to modify all 3 files to make it

With GravityBox I managed to remap the long press as menu

Sent from my SM-P600 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

interesting. yea i guess something more needs to be done for the note.
3rd May 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #9  
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Thumbs up thanks alot man, u solved my problem
i am using a local brand qmobile quadro z4,having jb 4.2.1 stock rom and by just modifying the one file, it worked, thanks alot
20th May 2014, 02:03 PM   |  #10  
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now i want to remap menu to long press menu key, or long press home, or long press back, can any one help,let it be difficult, doesnt matter
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