Windows Phone 7 emulator and physical keyboard shortcuts

It is well known that the Windows Phone 7 emulator responds to mouse clicks. What is less known is that it also can take input from the physical keyboard. There are a few keyboard shortcuts that make the interaction with the emulator easier.

  • PageUp  – enables physical keyboard and minimizes the software keyboard
  • PageDown – disables physical keyboard and maximizes the software keyboard
  • F9 – volume up
  • F10 – volume down
  • F7 – invoke camera
  • F3 – invoke Bing search
  • F2 – the same as pressing the home button
  • F1 – the same as pressing the back button

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