12 Must-Know Shortcuts for the Keyboard Cover of BOOX Tab Ultra

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The magnetic keyboard cover is a perfect companion for BOOX Tab Ultra to provide excellent protection and productivity at the same time. Despite the options of the touchscreen and the stylus, the keyboard remains a significant tool to type text and make interactions with the device. In this article, we will introduce 12 powerful but probably lesser-known key combos to boost your productivity while you are at work.


#1 – Cmd + Backspace (Delete): Back

Going back is one of the most common actions to return to the previous page when you navigate through your device. This shortcut can save you from repeatedly tapping on the screen or swiping from the edge.

#2 – Cmd + Enter / Cmd + D: Home Screen

Two ways of going to the home screen are designed so that you can immediately return to the desktop and open another app from the device.

#3 – Fn + Backspace (Delete) / Cmd + L: Lock (Sleep)

Either shortcut provides a convenient way to access Sleep Mode and lock your device without using the Power Button in a business or public environment where you don't want to leave your device on when you are away for a lunch break.

#4 – Fn + 5: Full-refresh Screen

The action of full refresh is essential to clear ghosting on the E Ink screen when it accumulates too much. This shortcut will be a timesaver when you are working on an immersive task.

#5 – Fn + 9: Screenshot

This is an easy way to capture your screen and directly make markups to illustrate your ideas. You are also able to share this with others or run an OCR after a screenshot is taken, for free.

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#6 – Alt + Tab: App Switcher

When you are multitasking with several apps, you could have missed this shortcut you are most familiar with. Just like in the Windows system, tap the Tab key while holding Alt to switch between different apps you have been working on, and release Alt to switch to the selected app.

#7 – Cmd + "[" / Cmd + "]" (Bracket Keys): Split Screen

This combo can quickly split the screen side by side with another most recent app during using an app. Not all apps are supported in the system but it can save you the efforts to frequently switch between two apps.

#8 – Cmd + N: Control Center

This is especially useful to call out the Control Center when you use an app in full-screen mode. Use this function if you need to enable settings such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and Nearby Share.

#9 – Cmd + B: Default Browser

This shortcut can take you right to NeoBrowser, our built-in browser designed for E Ink screens by default, when you need to google something in a flash or keep up with your favorite news feed.

#10 – Cmd + E: Gmail

When you need to check your emails regularly, this shortcut will come in handy for you to instantly jump to Gmail like a breeze.

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#11 – Ctrl + Shift: Switch input method

If you have installed other input methods, especially for several different languages, you can use this shortcut to switch between them without hassle.

#12 – Shift: Enable / Disable Auto Suggest

You can easily turn on / off Auto Suggest for the Onyx Keyboard by simply pressing the Shift key. By the way, the Auto Suggest pop-up offers a quick way to call out the virtual keyboard for advanced settings including inserting emojis and visiting the clipboard.

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