MID7024 - Disable Search and Browser soft buttons!

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  1. Jory76

    Jory76 Member

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    I figured out how to disable the soft buttons. You need to use ADB to pull /system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl , open it in wordpad and comment out ( put a #) in front of the key you want to disable.

    So search would look like this normally:

    key 217 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED

    You need to make it look like this:

    #key 217 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED

    To disable the browser key, you just do the same to key 48.

    After you have edited and saved your qwerty.kl file you need to use ADB to push it back to your tablet. Power your tablet down, turn it back on you are done.

    TADA! No more hitting the badly placed search or browser buttons on accident!
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I was not sure which it was, so I just disabled both. I figured what can it hurt.
     
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    Thanks for figuring this out. The buttons were driving me crazy. I was able to disable the buttons without removing the file from my tablet. I navigated to the file using Root Explorer and long pressed the file and clicked on "Open As" (or open in text editor - both seem to come up) and selected text. I remarked out the lines and then saved and restarted. Worked like a charm.
     
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    Thank you!!! This is a very usefull advice.
     
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    Very nice, thank you I will try this...my granddaughter keeps hitting those keys!! I wish you could just make them a long (1-2 sec) button press.
     
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    There is a down side on doing this. If you use an usb keyboard, you will be unable to write the letter "B".
     
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    it works with 8024,!
     
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