General :: Enabling ICS Soft Keys?

Feb 5, 2012

I have just got CM9 on my Xperia Play and I was just wondering if it was possible to enable the soft keys especially enabling them on when the phone is in portrait. The soft keys from ice cream sandwich for my phone since the menu key doesn't work very well and for some reason I have to push it down very hard to get it too work.

General :: Enabling ICS soft keys?


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General :: Soft Keys Died On GT-i9000

Jan 30, 2012

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant GT-i9000 (Bell Mobility, Canada Edition).I am running Darkyrom V10.3 (NO! my problem has nothing to do with Darkyrom)The device is Rooted via Superoneclick

Here is the problem:

My back button has always seemed a bit glitchy and one of my friend told me to hit *#*#2663*#*# and hit "Touch key FW update".

I did that and my back button was acting even worse so I went back in and hit "TSP FW update".

Now my buttons do not work at all! I read somewhere that old me to do a factory reset but I really REALLY don't want to as I cant even backup my stuff in Titanium Backup Root because I have no menu key.

Both times the update came back with a pass and there was no error.

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General :: Looking To Remap Home Key And Soft Keys?

Apr 2, 2014

Looking to remap my home key, and my menu and back soft keys on my s3. I've looked at editing scripts, and even Xposed modules for this and here is what I found.

I can remap my keys manually, but I cannot map them to open an application.

With Gravity Box Module, I can map the applications to launch on a double press or a long press.

Here is what I want to do with a single tap.

[MENU SOFT KEY] [HOME KEY] [BACK SOFT KEY]
Open Phone Open search Open Camera

Is there an xposed module for this?

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General :: How To Add Soft Keys V4.2.1 Jelly Bean

Apr 4, 2014

I am a 4.2.1 Jelly Been user. & my Hardwere keys( Menu Key , Home Button ,& Back Key) are not working anymore. but my screen works fine. How to add soft keys on screen without rooting my device? I am using apps from google play which can enable Home & Back soft key without rooting my device. But i dont want to use any app like that because it prob a lot. How to add these three keys without using any app from play store? how to do coding ? & will be great if the menu key is also be enable on screen with out rooting my device.

I have seen post which tells how to enable the on-screen navigation buttons but it required root. Home & Back button code will be fine too if without root. & will be great if with menu key.

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General :: Split Status Bar And Soft Keys?

Dec 13, 2012

how to split the status bar and the soft keys on a crappy rebranded tablet? It runs 4.1 but the notifications, volume buttons and soft keys overlap each other making it look an eye sore. I have taken a look in the framework-res.apk and systemui.apk but can not find anything. What I want to do is split the two a bit like the nexus 7, so that the status bar is at the top and the soft buttons are at the bottom.

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General :: Touchscreen And Soft Keys Not Working After Installing New Custom ROM

Dec 18, 2012

I am using wt19i, after installing new custom rom my touchscreen and softkey are not working..........

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General :: How To Remove Added Soft Keys Showing On Lock Screen

Jun 20, 2012

I have added a couple of soft keys through navigation_bar.xml in SystemUI.apk. The soft keys show great, but are also showing on the lockscreen, when the others "disappear".

The added ones are Menu and Search, the order is Home, Menu, Recent Apps, Back, Search. This is to be the same as my desire hard keys. I know, no point in it, but have just got used to the soft keys so much!

Anyway, here is my coding, I have removed the android:visibilty="invisble" attribute to no ill effects...I have also added the relevant strings and ids in their respective places..

Code:
<FrameLayout android:id="@id/rot0" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent">
<LinearLayout android:orientation="horizontal" android:id="@id/nav_buttons" android:clipChildren="false" [code]...

Could it be to do with the ID's? (I know that when I made the center clock, I added the "@id/clock" and it made the clock "disappear" on the lockscreen, where taking it out the clock stayed in the status bar!)...

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HTC EVO 4G :: Soft Keys Not Lighting Up

Jun 9, 2010

My issue is the soft keys don't light up most of the time. Are there settings for these? Does anyone know if there if anyone else having this issue?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Where Four Soft Keys Always Glow?

Jul 28, 2010

I have the issue where the the four soft keys always glow.(the home key extc always stay lit but can only tell in a dark room) so i was thinking about goin in and swapping my phone for a new one. but, with the new software (the 1.47) is the root the same? i have a mac and now a windows machine so the simple root app wont work for me.so should i just keep my phone and deal with the lights? or swap it and try to figure root out some how

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HTC EVO 4G : 4 Soft Keys Glow In Dark / Way To Fix

Jun 1, 2010

I was just charging my evo a and noticed that the 4 soft keys looked a like they were glowing in the dark. I unplugged the charger and the 4 soft keys was still glowing in the dark

Sent from my Evo using Tapatalk

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Motorola Droid 2 :: Soft Keys Flickering

Oct 22, 2010

My girlfriend's D2 is having trouble with the soft keys flickering or not lighting up. Then if you turn the phone off you can press the screen and they flicker.

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HTC Incredible :: Soft Keys Light Turns Off

Jun 25, 2010

I'm guessing this is because the light detector determines I have plenty of light and thus decides that I don't need them to glow. But really, it's just annoying, as in direct light, i can't see the keys whatsover thanks to glare. Thus, my questions: 1. is it normal for the soft key lights to turn off? and 2. is there any way to override this and have them on at all times?

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Android :: Intended Usage Of The Next And Done Keys On Soft Keyboard

Sep 23, 2009

The "Next" key seems to move to the next item that could interact with the keyboard.

The "Done" key is less clear to me. It sends in a KeyEvent.KEYCODE_ENTER event. Is it possible to distinguish this event from the down-and- left-arrow key that also sends in a KeyEvent.KEYCODE_ENTER? It appears that you get either but not both "Done" or down-and-left-arrow buttons on the soft keyboard.

Am I missing some documentation about this?

Is it "good UI" to have the "Done" key execute the action that would normally be done on an "OK" button? E.g. for a username and password dialog that has two text fields and an OK button the user touches the username field, gets the soft keyboard, types, presses "Next", types, presses "Done" and the dialog submits the username and password and goes away.

Or is it "good UI" to force the user to explicitly touch the OK button? Possibly having to also manually dismiss the soft keyboard if it covers up the OK button.

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HTC Eris :: Need Soft Keys To Be Lighting Up / Complains Of Echoes

Jul 8, 2010

I rooted and flashed EE 2.0.1. like it a lot but need the soft keys to be lighting up . anyway, when i make or get phone calls the party on the other end complains of echoes?.is that maybe affiliated to this Rom or is there a known fix?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Soft Keys - Supposed To Light Up?

Jun 19, 2010

I'm on my 3rd Eris - replaced each one for the silent bug. This one hasn't gone silent yet, but the soft keys (home, menu, back, and search) don't light up. Major PITA when using the phone at night. When I took it back to Verizon,they said the buttons aren't supposed to light up. Now I'm second guessing myself. So, can someone with an Eris check it out on your phone and see if the buttons light up? Is there a setting for this that I'm missing? BTW - This last replacement shipped with 2.1 installed and hboot 1.49.

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Motorola Droid :: Soft Keys No Longer Work

Apr 24, 2010

About 10 minutes ago i tried to hit the home button and it didnt work. I proceded to push the back button and it worked to take to the home screen. I then tried the menu button and it worked. I then tried the search button and it didnt work.Is this a known problem and if so how do i fix it? If theres no fix will verizon give me a replacement?

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Samsung Captivate :: Soft Keys/Button Issues

Sep 11, 2010

First off, I love the Captivate. I just recently swapped it out with the HTC Aria, and haven't looked back since. However, I do miss certain aspects of HTC's Sense UI...

Anyways, my main concern with this phone is the 4 Soft Keys below the Samsung logo. I will address my issues/concerns/questions in the following list:

--How bright are your soft keys when backlit? (In comparison to other Captivates or other Android devices)

--Mine seem to have a slight yellow/brownish tint to them. Anybody have pure white, or anything different?

--The Home button: is your roof slightly different sizes when comparing the left to right. (Yes, I am aware this is nit-picky. not worried or bothered, just curious)

--Finally, my responsiveness on any of the 4 buttons is spotty at times. Especially once pressed when they are no longer lit. Have many others experienced this, and if so, which button(s) in particular give you trouble?

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Any Apps / Exposed Modules That Hide Soft Keys

Feb 22, 2014

I would like to know of any apps/exposed modules that hide the softkeys completely, like not fade out and dissapear but slide down to where you swipe up from bottoms of screen and they show up again. Any such apps?

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Samsung Captivate :: Prefer Soft Out Physical Keys / Buttons?

Nov 4, 2010

I hate soft keys. They're hard to see. It's hard to know whether I pressed them. I often press them accidentally. They add absolutely nothing to the phone. In short, soft keys suck.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Soft Keys Not Staying Illuminated Longer

Sep 11, 2010

The soft keys not staying illuminated longer then a few seconds is driving me nuts!! I have went through all the settings a dozen or so times! Are we stuck with this?

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Android :: Placing Soft Keys At Bottom Of Touch Screen

Nov 9, 2010

I am facing difficulty in placing the soft keys at the bottom of the screen. I have two EditTexts in my layout and then i want the space to be empty and then place the soft keys "Save" and "Clear" at the bottom of the layout. But not able to do. Tried using layouts and Gravity.

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Android :: Soft Home - Menu - Back Keys In Status Bar

Mar 9, 2010

I have a device with no hard buttons, on which I need to get Android running. The basic port is done, but I need to provide access to Home, Menu, and Back. The Archos tablets put soft buttons in the status bar, and I'm told that the android-x86 folks have implemented this as well (though I haven't found it in their source yet).

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Android :: Need App To Make Soft Keys Activated Only On Long Press

Oct 30, 2010

I was wondering. Is there an app for changing the soft keys on my Samsung Vibrant to only activate when pressed long or double clicked? I am just sick and tired of accidentally pressing them because they are so damn sensitive, and unlike the Fascinate or Epic 4g, so close to the touch screen that pressing spacebar on the onscreen keyboard half the time results in hitting the soft keys by accident. I don't understand why we can't customize what the soft keys do and how long or many times activates them, because if you got even normal sized finger tips, it's so annoying to be typing into the search bar and then press back right below and have to retype everything again.

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Samsung Captivate :: Soft Keys At Bottom Randomly Go Crazy

Jul 16, 2010

My soft keys at the bottom randomly go crazy, either the home key or back key will start flashing and vibrating and and exit whatever im in the middle of doing then it will stop, it does it randomly, but its really annoying, I wonder if I just got a defective unit?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Soft Keys Light Up With Notification Of Email Text?

Nov 17, 2010

Is there a setting in LP or any apps that would allow me to toggle off and on the soft keys when a new notification comes in? Anytime I get an email or text the soft keys stay lit until I check the message.

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General :: Framework Code - Enabling Rotation

Aug 20, 2012

What are the codes in framework that affects rotation? Basically, the problem I face here is, even after enabling in Settings>Display>Rotation>0 degree and 90 degree, the display does not go to landscape even after I rotate my phone.

I am running Android 4.1.1

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General :: Enabling USB Debugging Through Bootloader Or Recovery

Apr 28, 2013

I flashed a ROM this morning and it failed. One thing leading to the next I ended up with no OS on my phone and USB Debugging turned off. Now I want to turn on USB Debugging but the only menus I can access from the phone are "Recovery" and "Bootloader." Is there anyway to turn it on or am I screwed. Also, messing with all of these ROMs and rooting my phone so looking for link to a ROM that doesn't make any major changes to your phone. Or the original ROM that came with the phone would be good.

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General :: Latitude Keeps Re-enabling Automatic Location Updates

Nov 23, 2012

I've set Latitude to be updated manually (location set manually) and I update it with Latify.

Every once in a while, I notice my battery draining faster than usual and I check my Latitude settings and there it is. Latitude has changed it's location update settings to "automatically update".

I swap sim cards out quite often as I travel between a few countries for work. Is that the cause?

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General :: Enabling 2G (Edge) Only To Check For MMS Drain Battery?

Apr 24, 2012

will enabling 2G (Edge) only to check for MMS drain battery? i want it enabled all day but only to check for MMS.. so will this drain battery?

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General :: Enabling Default Prefix For All Telephone Numbers In Contacts

Nov 18, 2011

My Android based (Gingerbread) smartphone has a number of contacts with several phone numbers (home, work, mobile etc.) for each. When I call a contact the call goes through the mobile operator and I'm charged for the call by him.

I also have an an Asterisk-based PBX with a FCT (Fixed Cellular Terminal, or GSM Dialer or Fixed Wireless Terminal) connected to a VOIP provider that charges much less. If I prefix a phone number in Contacts with a fixed string (containing the mobile number to the SIM card in the FCT, plus some pause, plus the password to access the PBX's dial tone plus a bit more of pause) it works fine.

What I'm looking for is a way to have this standard prefix string stored somewhere and it be automatically padded at the beginning of each number dialed. Ideally, when dialing a contact I would be asked if I wanted to call with or without the standard prefix. Is that doable?

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