1. Kyle Augustson's Avatar
    My son was trying to take my phone from me the other day and hit a button or a sequence of buttons and quickly switched the key board into the one handed operation. I know how to change the key board by going into the settings of the keyboard but he didn't do that. He's 3. I can't figure out what he did to turn on that option with out leaving the keyboard. Anyone know this short cut?

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    11-25-2012 09:39 PM
  2. aaronbuescher's Avatar
    When you bring up the keyboard in an app, bring down the notification pane and switch keyboards. He might have put you in a different keyboard.

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    11-25-2012 09:54 PM
  3. sweetredvoice's Avatar
    After some experimenting I found that while holding down the shift key and quickly tapping the space bar then the L key will toggle l l the one-handed keyboard shortcut.

    ~~sent from my gNote~~
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    11-25-2012 10:56 PM
  4. Kyle Augustson's Avatar
    Thank you. That gets me much closer to that short cut. It does work but not every time. Some times it works on just the soft and spacebar.
    11-26-2012 12:56 AM
  5. sweetredvoice's Avatar
    Thank you. That gets me much closer to that short cut. It does work but not every time. Some times it works on just the soft and spacebar.
    This has been driving me crazy too! I am now using thumboard instead.

    ~~sent from my gNote~~
    11-26-2012 01:13 AM
  6. Kyle Augustson's Avatar
    This is what I've found that is the most consistent.

    To turn on one handed operation: hold down the shift key hit space "L" or " ) " (which ever is showing) then space again.

    To turn off: hold down shift, hit space then "L" or " ) " (which ever is showing).
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    11-26-2012 01:34 AM
  7. Kyle Augustson's Avatar
    I'm not sure now my son was able to do this but at least he pointed me in the right direction.
    11-26-2012 01:37 AM
  8. Luis Casco Arias's Avatar
    pinching on the keyboard will put it in one-handed operation. pinching out does not revert it though. I've had to go back to setting to bring it back.
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    12-10-2012 05:11 PM
  9. nic nap's Avatar
    Pinching out does revert it. Ninja fingers needed

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    12-13-2012 07:51 AM
  10. Megan Arlitz's Avatar
    Speaking of the one handed operation not to steal the thread, but how do you scale the unlock screen?
    12-13-2012 08:41 PM
  11. binky1967's Avatar
    Thank you! This has been driving me nuts since I have had my phone! I couldn't figure out why my keyboard kept getting smaller!
    12-15-2012 09:24 PM
  12. Kyle Augustson's Avatar
    Ninja fingers are right.a friend recently told me about that. Can't go slow.
    12-22-2012 12:20 PM
  13. Joanne Lee's Avatar
    Pinching the entire keyboard will not toggle between the one handed keyboard and the full keyboard.
    I tried pinching just the last row of the keyboard, and it is toggling between the two modes very smoothly.
    01-14-2013 10:58 PM
  14. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    Swiping on the bottom row in to out with 2 fingers will toggle the one handed keyboard to the normal keyboard. One handed operation shortcut-uploadfromtaptalk1358252898363.jpg And from the normal keyboard Swiping out to in makes the keyboard the one handed keyboard. One handed operation shortcut-uploadfromtaptalk1358252933169.jpg

    Sent from my Behemoth of a phone, the Galaxy Note 2
    01-15-2013 07:29 AM
  15. Counter Intuitive's Avatar
    Thank you so much. It happened to me at the market and almost drove me nuts!
    01-24-2013 05:46 PM
  16. alicotts's Avatar
    for the pinch to zoom to work your /system/csc/feature.xml file must include the following line


    some providers... like Verizon..... set that to true for some ***** reason.

    If you are rooted you can change this line to false and reboot to enable the feature.
    02-19-2013 04:52 PM
  17. WTattersall's Avatar
    Thank you. This has been annoying me but use of 'Ninja fingers' to squeeze it out made it simple to turn off.
    05-08-2013 11:50 PM
  18. Kevindroid's Avatar
    Pinch to reduce unpinch to expand
    08-23-2013 07:00 AM
  19. Jaap Van Bussel's Avatar
    Thank you. That gets me much closer to that short cut. It does work but not every time. Some times it works on just the soft and spacebar.
    This is not working for me, can you please explain where I can disable the one handed function via settings, because I couldn't find it?
    11-30-2016 03:24 AM

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