I wonder if there is a way to expand the power buttons "phone options" with things like 'reboot' for example. Yes, I know some themes have this ability, but I am looking just to expand the power button offerings and wonder if there is a root option or file edit or something can do so. Not interested in installing a theme just for this, they are not my gig, so I will pass on that as an option - so if the answer is no then, no worries.
Can anyone give me any input on how practical it is to play games on a phone with no hard buttons? Examples would be the HTC Eris and the potential Bravo/Passion. I kind of don't want the Droid because of the keyboard, the D-Pad seems necessary to play games with...
Only started happening since the most recent update. before that it was good. Updated both phone and computer side software and now it locks up my 64bit windows ultimate machine every 2nd time I log into PhoneMyPc. I can log in once fine, the second time will cause the computer to freeze.
How do you guys like the physical buttons vs. the soft buttons (glass) on other phones? I've got an Incredible that I really like, but I'm having two issues that I'm not liking. Call quality and battery life. I looked at the Droid X and really didn't like the physical buttons. How many of you were disappointed by the physical buttons but have found them to be OK after using them?
What's with the trackball and hard buttons singular brightness level? When my screen is completely dim because there is little to no ambient light, the last thing I want is the trackball blinding me like high beams from oncoming traffic. Does this irritate anyone else like it irritated me?
Regarding the hardware buttons on HTC Legend - how are you finding the quality of these to be?
I'm somewhat concerned about my power button especially as I've had the phone for about 2 weeks now and already it's almost pushed down to the level of the phone. Granted that I probably press it no less than 30 times a day to unlock the phone but still...
I also read somewhere that there might be another option to unlock the phone instead of pushing the power button, anyone know what this might be? (If it isn't a myth that is.) Noting the wide range of apps out there, I wonder if it might be possible to change the hardware button for locking, and maybe put it to another button (or to enable some type of rotation between buttons). Any other tips would be great!
My home button too is feeling a bit slack... Can anyone comment on this and how their button feels?
If you'll recall, the power button, volume rocker, micro usb port as well as backplate were all the infamous red color, prior to the Incredible's release. A few of us actually liked the uniqueness of the red backplate and photos of a version of the phone were even leaked, sporting a black backplate & red buttons.
I noticed yesterday that the micro USB port trim (currently black) has a little piece of the plastic chipped away. The interesting thing I noticed is that, below the black, I can see a hint of the red. Personally, I'd prefer red accents for the three areas.
Is anyone else annoyed by the fact that the volume and power buttons are positioned at the same level on opposite sides of the phone? When I try to hit the power button I usually hit the volume button as well because of the positioning so my ringer goes from vibrate to on or changes volume. The power button really should have been up top.
Has anyone worked out if it is possible to set one of the buttons on the bottom of the Desire to bring up the lock screen rather than using the power button at the top. Only just got the phone 3 days ago but this is (sor far) the only niggle I have.
Earlier I've posted about losing my keychar and keylayout folders but however downloading some files and folders from the internet and from other (non-samsung phones) my keys started working...However my home key, back key, the power keys doesn't work!
I probably think that some files are missing from my system folder (keychar and keylayout folder). I do not want to re-install my android once again. (I do not have backups either)
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I need to use volume buttons to control a variable parameter in my application. I use Activity.onKeyDown to get notified when the button is pressed but the media volume is also increased. Android is doing something like below when I press the volume key: 1. increase media / ringtone volume 2. pass the event to my application Is there a way to avoid increasing the system volume and use volume key only for my application?
It seems to me that all of these much-touted app killing programs are pretty much worthless. I kill all sorts of stuff I never even opened, and 5 minutes later, it's back again. I'm probably expending more power killing programs than I would if I just let the phone sit idle. Am I mistaken? What good are the app killing programs if the programs keep coming back? I'm starting to wonder if the hyped "run multiple applications at once" bit is more of a drawback than anything. Edit: Would there be any harm in removing the Footprints, Twitter, Gmail and Market programs that came with the phone that I don't use yet keep popping up?
I'm the developer of PowerTutor, a power profiling tool for the system. This tool profiles the system power consumption and decomposes power consumption on hardware components (e.g. LCD, Wi-Fi, CPU and etc.). It also assigns power consumption to individual application as the application is running alone in the system. In this way, it could potentially help developers to profile the app and detect energy inefficiency usage behavior in the application.
More details could be found at http://powertutor.org.
Note that PowerTutor is free to download and no advertisement is embedded. I'm posting this here to so that the Android community can be aware of it. Any one who cares about power consumption of their applications will find it useful.
I have an application that will have 5-15 buttons depending on what is available from a backend. How do I define the proper GridView layout files to include an array of buttons that will each have different text and other attributes? Each button will essentially add an item to a cart, so the onClick code will be the same except for the item it adds to the cart.
How can I define an array so I can add a variable number of buttons, but still reference each of them by a unique ID? I've seen examples of the arrays.xml, but they have created an array of strings that are pre-set. I need a way to create an object and not have the text defined in the layout or arrays xml file.
Update - Added info about adding to a GridView
I want to add this to a GridView, so calling the addView method results in an UnsupportedOperationException. I can do the following:
But that doesn't layout the buttons in a grid like I would like. Can this be done in a GridView?
I am running out of room on my application for buttons, so I want to stick them into some sort of sliding container, like the one at the top of the Astro File Manager application. How do I go about doing this?
Seems to me that Lock 2.0 is the best Screen Lock I've found. Only Issue is, even with the security code enabled, all one has to do is power on/off the phone and your in with no need for the code. What I am looking for is a locking app that doesn't get disabled when powering the phone off/on. Looking for something secure much like every BB has where no matter what you do, to proceed into the phone you need to type in the Lock Code.
I am a huge Android Forums newbie, but I really needed help with backing up my phone information before hard resetting. Basically, the primary email that the phone is running under is an email for a company I no longer work for so I don't have a valid email there. Because I can't log into my work email, I can't log in and download any new application so unless you guys know of a different solution, I guess my only option is to hard reset and then make a new primary account. However, I would like to save all my contacts and texts messages [if possible, although I hear it's unlikely], but since I can't download any new applications, I also can't download any storage applications for my phone.
I have been searching for an application to replace the need to press the power button up top in order to get the screen activated so that I can start using my phone once the screen powers off. I am hoping there is some kind of application that can do this just by changing the way the phone is held like if its accelerometer changes by a certain number of degrees or something like that.