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    Post Change the function of Long press of the "search" softkey with "Home" key

    Hi everyone
    Can anybody help me with this?
    I want to open my recent app with long press "search soft key"(the one that is on the left side of the home key)
    in default, long press of search soft key opens "S finder" and long press of home key opens "Recent app"

    I need to switch between these two but I don't want to touch the short press actions of them
    I mean, I don't want to completely change these two keys with each other.
    just Long pressing actions.

    any Idea how to do it???

    My Phone is Galaxy note 3 SM-N900 (Rooted)
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    Default Re: Change the function of Long press of the "search" softkey with "Home" key

    Anyone??
    In every posts about Remapping keys
    they said that it's easy to remap if your phone is rooted
    but no one says how


    I just wish to open "Recent apps" instead of "S finder" with left capacitive key near home key
    that's it
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    Default Re: Change the function of Long press of the "search" softkey with "Home" key

    I figured it out

    You just go to folder below:
    system >> usr >> keylayout

    then open the file "Generic.kl" with Text Editor
    ((I used Root Explorer))

    First
    Go to "Key 139 MENU"
    and change the word "MENU" with "HOME"

    Second
    Go to "Key 172 HOME WAKE"
    and then change the word "HOME" to "MENU"


    Just remember to change the words "Home" and "MENU" with each other and do not erase any other words or any space between them.

    If you do these
    your Home and Menu key will be changed with each other but you call still wake your phone with central hard button "Home key"

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