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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use My Hot Keys Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

My hot keys is a new feature that can be found in the Samsung keyboard in Samsung Galaxy S5. With this feature, you can assign a sentence or phrase to a keyboard number key as a text shortcut. Next time, when you're in an app or screen where you can enter text, you can easily enter that preset sentence or phrase simply by long tapping the assigned number key, saves your time since you don't need to enter that sentence or phrase manually.


How to assign a sentence or phrase to a keyboard number key as a text shortcut?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Language and input .
  3. If necessary, tap Default and then select Samsung keyboard.
  4. Tap next to Samsung keyboard to view more detailed settings menu.
  5. Tap My hot keys.
  6. If My hot keys feature is disable, slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable this option.
  7. Tap the Enter shortcut text field below the desired number key and then write the desired sentence or phrase you want to assign to the selected number key. FYI, the sentence can contain with letters, numbers or symbols. As the example, if you want to assign your email address in the keyboard number key 1 then write the email address in the Enter shortcut text field below the number key 1.


How to use my hot keys feature?
Assuming that you have enabled my hot keys feature in the Samsung keyboard settings and assigned texts to the keyboard number keys then you can use it to help you enter the preset texts with more easily and fast. See the following steps as the example of using my hot keys feature:
  1. Go to the app or screen where you can enter text, for instance you can open up the Messaging app and then tap to write a new message.
  2. In the Enter message field, long tap the required keyboard number key and the preset sentence will automatically appear on the screen. For instance, if you have assigned your email address in the number key 1, then long tap the number key 1 will automatically enter your email address.

Since this feature will act as a text shortcut, then it will be more helpful if you use it to assign the most frequently used sentences of phrases so that whenever you need to type those sentences you just need to long tap the required number keys instead of write them manually which surely will take longer time.

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