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Author Topic: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?  (Read 681 times)

MilesAhead

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Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:47:34 AM »
Anyone know what  Cmd keys on either side of the spacebar are for?  I get no reaction from them.  This is keyboard built into the tablet case.  Not onscreen.

Search gets me nothing.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 10:30:00 AM »
Have you dared to press them already? :-[ ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 03:00:06 PM »
Isn't Cmd an Apple thing? Maybe the case was intended for iPads?

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 07:52:44 PM »
Isn't Cmd an Apple thing? Maybe the case was intended for iPads?

That's what I thought.  afaik RCA tablets are either Android or Windows 10 preloadd.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 07:57:12 PM »
Have you dared to press them already? :-[ ;D ;D ;D

A few combos yeah.  Strange that Viking docs don't mention them.
This has a lot of special keys like one for the 3 dot menu.  But the Cmd keys are down with control Alt Spacbar atc. so it should be a modifier for hotkeys.  Seems to do nada.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 09:09:09 PM »
What kind of device?  Lots of Android devices out there.  Without that information, no one is going to be able to really help you much, I don't think. :)

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 08:45:43 AM »
Many of the keyboards are built for Windows or dual boot Android/windows devices.

Many tablets also come in different versions: Dual boot, RemixOS, pure Windows or Android etc.

This is easy to realize because these are only firmware changes. But it would be too expensive to produce different hardware keyboards for them.

Therefore you may have cmd keys on your keyboard, which have no use on your current OS.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 08:51:35 AM by brahman »

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 06:37:30 AM »
Many of the keyboards are built for Windows or dual boot Android/windows devices.

Many tablets also come in different versions: Dual boot, RemixOS, pure Windows or Android etc.

This is easy to realize because these are only firmware changes. But it would be too expensive to produce different hardware keyboards for them.

Therefore you may have cmd keys on your keyboard, which have no use on your current OS.


That sound logical.  If it had W10 it would likely act as the Winkey.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 06:40:17 AM »
What kind of device?  Lots of Android devices out there.  Without that information, no one is going to be able to really help you much, I don't think. :)

It's this one  https://www.walmart....Marshmallow/54458714

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 07:23:29 AM »
You could ask a question on the Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.c...hable/dp/B0174AX43I/

You could also download the manual and see if it says:

https://rcaav.com/ta...droid/10-viking-pro/

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 12:48:06 PM »
I think the model of the tablet isn't as important as the model of the case with included keyboard.

My guess is that it's a generic case meant for a variety of devices, including iPads, so they provide a generic keyboard that can work with a variety of OSes.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 01:06:32 PM »
I think the model of the tablet isn't as important as the model of the case with included keyboard.

My guess is that it's a generic case meant for a variety of devices, including iPads, so they provide a generic keyboard that can work with a variety of OSes.

Those tablets seem like they come with the keyboard, and are made for them, looking at the marketing, but I could be wrong.  It's billed as a 2-in-one, not a tablet with a case.

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 03:18:32 PM »
Those tablets seem like they come with the keyboard, and are made for them, looking at the marketing, but I could be wrong.  It's billed as a 2-in-one, not a tablet with a case.

Good point. I guess that's what happens when I speak in ignorance. Next time I'll click the link to look at the product before saying anything. :-[

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Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 11:43:10 AM »
Those tablets seem like they come with the keyboard, and are made for them, looking at the marketing, but I could be wrong.  It's billed as a 2-in-one, not a tablet with a case.

Good point. I guess that's what happens when I speak in ignorance. Next time I'll click the link to look at the product before saying anything. :-[

It may be a distinction without a difference.  The 7 inch RCA I have is sold stand-alone as well as with a dedicated case with keyboard that it snaps into.  In any case I have stopped fretting over it.   :D