Samsung DeX keyboard shortcuts

Samsung DeX

Zeynel Öztürk -
5 years ago
- Shortcuts
Win + ⤶ Enter


Win + Backspace


Win +   

Snap current window to left or right half of the screen

Win +

Maximize current window

Win +

Restore window to its previous size. Press again to minimize the window

Alt + Tab

Running apps

Win + N


Win + /

Keyboard shortcuts

↑   Shift + Space

Switch languages

Win + L

Lock screen


All apps

Win + B


Win + C


Win + E


Win + S


Win + P


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Program information

Program name: Samsung DeX Samsung DeX (Hardware)

Samsung DeX is an accessory for Samsung phones like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. It extends the functionality to allow desktop-like experience by connecting a keyboard, mouse and a monitor.

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Last update: 12/26/2019 3:21 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 56%

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Updated: Added some shortcuts. (3 updates.) 11/11/2019 2:28:07 PM Updated program information.
12/26/2019 4:19:13 PM Added some shortcuts.
12/26/2019 4:21:33 PM Added some shortcuts.

Shortcut count: 16

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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What is your favorite Samsung DeX hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for it? Let other users know below.


cc OP says : 19 months ago 3/11/2022 6:44 AM
But what about the basic "switch Samsung dex on (Switch from mirroring to Samsung dex shortcut)key "

cc OP says in reply to cc : 19 months ago 3/11/2022 6:52 AM
nvm i found it. jesus!

Can I OP says : 2 years ago 6/9/2021 8:27 AM
Can I get this img?

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to Can I : 2 years ago 6/9/2021 9:31 AM
Sure. If you want a PNG version, just change the extension to .png.

Guest OP says : 3 years ago 12/15/2020 10:54 AM
win+ v = volume controls

Seb OP says : 3 years ago 11/28/2020 10:17 AM
So i wanna use DeX as a softphone mostly, but without the need to click with the mouse.
I can open up Phone app and use my numpad and Enter-key to make a call, all nice and good.
But answering a call and hanging up a call is difficult without using the mouse.
Tried all keyboard shortcuts but none does what i want. Using Tab and then Enter is possible, but not as easy as I would like for my colleagues.
Is there any app I can install on the phone that makes for example "Enter" work for answering calls, and "Esc" for hanging up? Or any other keybind solution? Thank you!

Billy OP says : 4 years ago 3/10/2020 7:39 PM
Looking to send a message without having to click send.. I've tried different keyboard shortcuts like shift + enter - control + enter & various others, however, nothing seems to work. Any/all help is highly appreciated, looking forward to your responses.

- Billy

Nick says in reply to Billy : 4 years ago 3/20/2020 3:41 PM
I gave up on this, and I now use via the Samsung Internet browser. It allows sending via enter key.

Guest OP says in reply to Billy : 4 years ago 3/20/2020 8:34 PM
Thanks Nick

Guest says in reply to Billy : 3 years ago 5/5/2020 10:48 PM
I type the message and then press tab twice then enter

Thomas says in reply to Billy : 3 years ago 11/12/2020 3:43 PM
Just for anyone else with this question, you may be able to access 'send using enter' in the settings menu of whichever messaging app you're using. This is how to do it in Textra;
-Menu. (... arranged vertically)
-Send using enter (switch)
You'll just have to be carful and ensure you're ready to send before you hit enter. If you add lines to make lists like the one above, you may need to type your message in a text editing app like notepad first.

Guest says in reply to Billy : 19 months ago 3/11/2022 6:47 AM
Yes it's the same in Telegram There's a setting in the app settings itselfThat says send with enter. But that's probably because it's alsoquite prominent as a desktop appI don't know if other apps have itOr if there's a general all phone setting for it for when it's used in dex mode

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk OP Admin says : 4 years ago 12/26/2019 4:15 PM
Thank you for the shortcut. So it seems this shortcut works like window snapping in Windows 10. I'm going to add it to shortcut list.

kaezzine OP says : 4 years ago 12/26/2019 1:24 PM
Well I just tried Win+Arrow Up does full-screen.
Win+Arrow down Takes you off Full-screen and once more does window Minimize.

kaezzine OP says : 4 years ago 12/26/2019 1:22 PM
are there any other shortcuts like this one, which weren't mentioned by team Samsung ?

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