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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (CB-913) Refactor Key Press Overrides on Android
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:29:40 GMT

So, is there a reason that we shouldn't put this in the next version?
Is this a terrible idea?


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Joe Bowser (JIRA) <> wrote:
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> Joe Bowser commented on CB-913:
> -------------------------------
> Yes. There's no rhyme nor reason behind why they're mapped differently. We would either
have to maintain a mapping, or let people who want to use these features maintain the mapping.
 This is for buttons like PLAY, PAUSE, X, O, Square, Block, etc.
> Also, one of the Sony Xperia Play keys acts like ALT + BACK, which is different than
the regular back button.  I had an Xperia Play fix earlier, but it disappeared. :S
>> Refactor Key Press Overrides on Android
>> ---------------------------------------
>>                 Key: CB-913
>>                 URL:
>>             Project: Apache Cordova
>>          Issue Type: Improvement
>>          Components: Android
>>    Affects Versions: 1.8.0
>>            Reporter: Joe Bowser
>>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>>             Fix For: 2.1.0
>> Currently the Volume Up and Down events are in  While this is fine
for the general use case, it would be better if there was a utility class that handled these
events.  This would also allow us to implement the GamePad API for the Google TV events, because
Google in their infinite wisdom chose to re-implement this instead of using the standard keyCodes
for Up, Down, Left and Right.
>> This should fix existing bugs on Google TV, as well as make the code neater.  It
also addresses CB-417.
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