Almost every tablet or phone from the last decade have three buttons: power, volume up, and volume down. The LG G Pad F2 8.0 has fourth button just below the volume rocker. What does it do?
It’s called the QuickButton and by default, it turns LG’s “Comfort View” on or off, however, if you hold the button for a couple of seconds, you will be taken to the settings menu where you can re-program the QuickButton to launch the app of your choice. Pretty nifty! Imagine setting this to your favorite text messaging app, Facebook, Skype, or Duo. Of course, you could set it to launch the camera, but you don’t need to because the G Pad also has what’s called “Shortcut Keys”.
Shortcut Keys are really just the volume up and volume down buttons, and can either be enabled or disabled from the settings menu. By double-clicking one of these keys while the tablet screen is off, you can quickly launch either the camera, or LG’s excellent “Capture+”. You can’t reassign these keys to other apps. It is really useful to be able to just pick up the tablet, double-click the volume down button, and open the camera. The tablet remains locked, but the camera will take photos. You won’t be able to browse your gallery of photos until unlocking the tablet. By the way, pressing the volume up key while in camera mode activates the shutter!
Capture+ is a handy note-taking app. You can’t use the keyboard while the tablet is locked, but you can scribble quick notes in your own handwriting.
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