Windows Phone 7: Professional Tips - Press and hold

Submitted by Robert MacLean on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:51

RobertThe keyboard on WP7 is an amazing area which you will be often exposed to, so it is not surprising it contains some hidden gems to make the experience better, like double tap.

Today the hidden gem is the ability to press and hold keys to get pop ups with other options, which could save you navigating to the symbols/number section or even give you access to options that you never had anywhere else.

If you have a look at the screen shot you will see the dot key has been pressed and held and the popup has dash, exclamation, colon, question mark and dot in it. Much easier to find than going to the symbols section.

Other keys with this. Letters shown in lower case support this on upper case too:

  • e – ê è ë é
  • t – þ
  • y – ý ÿ
  • u – ù ú û ü
  • i – ì í î ï
  • o – ò ó ô ö ø œ
  • a – ä á â à å æ
  • s – ß §
  • d – ð
  • c – ç ©
  • n – ñ
  • m – ɥ
  • 1 – ⅓ ¼ ½
  • 2 – ² ⅔
  • 3 – ¾ ³
  • 0 – °
  • £ – $ ¢ € ¥ ¤
  • ( – < { [
  • ) – > } ]
  • - - _ ~ ¬ ·
  • ! – ¡
  • ' – ´ `
  • " – « » “ ”
  • ? - ¿