Samsung Fascinate :: Bottom Touch Buttons Not Working
Nov 1, 2010
Once a day my phone freezes to the point that the bottom buttons are non-responsive. The only fix is to reboot.Any ideas? There's no pattern - it can happen as I'm actively using the phone or as I start to use it after it's been idle for an hour.
My galaxy s2's screen has occasionally stopped responding, the os was still running and everything so it wasnt frozen, my touch screen just simply stopped working. Only way to fix it was to hit the back of the phone and do a battery reset. This issue started poping up more and more, and now it won't respond.
No custom roms/kernels have ever been installed, has always run off the stock. Never been dropped or had water on it (I took very good care of it).
The nav bar at the bottom (back/search/options/menue) and hardware buttons all work. Everything above the screen no longer works.
What iv done: I've reset the phone, did a bettery pull for the night, fully charged it, looked at the board and checked all the connections (all good). Would flashing a custom rom/kernel be something to try next? Why would the bottom nav bar work but no the rest of the screen? Could it be locked somehow? If it is.. how would I unlock it?
Anyone know any way to make the touch buttons on the bottom less sensitive? Gees, I can't touch the phone without opening the Quick Search. It's not just the button, it's the entire right bottom corner of the phone which activates this. Any utility, tape, hack or anything else to disable this button?
recently the bottom buttons (ie. menu, back, etc) arent working as well as the side ones.I can only use the screen.Upon turning on the phone the buttons will work for a maximum 2 minutes and then I have to rely on the screen.I tried repairing and reinstalling everything but it didnt work.Ive also read that it could be from holding the camera button down but that is not the case.
Sometimes the three touch screen tabs at the bottom of the screen ,just stop working ,i can move between home screens and all other touch screen icons work,but not the three at the bottom,then suddenly they will respond Anyone else had this?,i have not installed any apps for a while so i dont think it is an app causing it.
Coming from the iphone, those bottom buttons on the Vibrant are so difficult.First, it often takes some hunting to get them to respond, especially the far left one, which take several attempts quite often.Because they're not tactical in the dark, it's highly problematic that they LEDs time-out after a measly 3 seconds! What's the point of the LEDs if they're going to shine for that short of time?I'd have to say this is the most frustrating part of this phone. Hopefully, these woes can be cured with a software update?
I cant seem to find a setting that will allow me to keep the bottom four buttons lit for longer (setting, home, return, and search). They dont stay lit and it drives me nuts trying to guess which one I am hitting! By the way, this is my ONLY complaint about this device. I am madly in love with it.
i saw a video back when i was debating between evo and epic, and it showed me how to change those bottom 4 buttons (PHONE CONTACTS MESSAGING APPLICATIONS). i figure phone and contacts kinda go hand in hand so its a waste, and i use HANDCENT. now that i have the phone i cant figure out how to do it to save my life. anyone have any ideas?
The same feature also allowed you to swap around the applications view, and delete unused home pages. i dont need 7 pages id be fine with 4 or 5 (multicon FTW)
I am not able to find out the perfect layout(viewgroup) to place four buttons as shown in the attached image. Basically, i want to place four buttons near the top/left/bottom/right edge of the screen. AbsoluteLayout helped, but it is deprecated (It is also better to avoid AbsoluteLayout as it is not very flexible for orientation changes)
I have looked everywhere in the forums and although I know it is in here I can't seem to find the answer to this question. How do I change the home buttons at the bottom of the main screen? I have switched to k9 mail and would like to replace the stock email icon there.
I just got a samsung galaxy proclaim. All i want is an app that can make the 4 soft touch buttons on the bottom of the phone be light up whenever the screen is lit up. The phone is for my dad, who cant see the best, and he can never see the buttons when they are not lit. I am very tech inclined and have rooted my thunderbolt and modded the hell out of it and flashed roms all the time last year. I really can not find anything out there app wise, and there is not other option other than holding your finger over the light sensor on the front of the phone.
The phone is not rooted, but i could root it if that is necessary. would rather not as i see it presenting new possibilities for problems for a VERY beginner user just learning what texting means.
Randomly, when actively doing stuff on the phone, I go to white lines running from the top of the phone to the bottom when the screen was in portrait position. There were two of them on the right side, each line being a couple pixels in width, separated by a few pixels of normal screen. It lasted for a few seconds, and then the screen reset itself. It's only happened once or twice, but it should happen at all with such an expensive phone and nice screen.
How do you change the four icons at the bottom of the screen (by default, Phone, Contacts, Messaging, and Applications).I seem to recall only the middle two can be changed, but I can't remember how to do it.
I got a privacy screen protector for my Fascinate and it looks GREAT, except one problem. Now I am having sensitivity issues. All the buttons seem to work on the screen except the locked ones on the bottom (phone, contacts, messaging, applications). I can use ALL other buttons except these will not work.
I got pretty good guessing the touch buttons one they time out, but still annoying as I did miss sometimes.Well just now, I decided to do something about it.A real quick poke through the phone revealed a very easy fix.The path is here.Settings[Sound & Display[Keyboard timeout[Same as Screen timeout my screen timeout is 1 min.As we all know, and I verified this. The keyboard backlight only turns on when the slider is open. Now the touch-sensitive buttons will infact stay lit as long as you would need them, while the screen is on .Life just got a little easier B)
I like many of you have been waiting for months to get my hands on the epic. However when I bought one, the battery life was insanely unusable even after 4-5 days. So I finally returned it for a new on. Well find out over the next few days how the battery performs. But the new one has capacitive buttons that barely respond to touch. Particularly the home key and menu key. I've read of a bunch of people having similar problems. Are we just a few unlucky people who happen to be on the forums, or is Samsung having serious Quality control issues here?
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.
I was kind of bothered by the dim piss colored lights on my old one. They are almost as white and bright as the touch buttons that were on my old droid incStill wish the time out on them could be longer.
Every now and then when I get a text and try to reply, none of the letter buttons will work. From what I've tried, the only way to fix it is to exit all the way out of the messaging application and go back in. The buttons will animate like they are being pushed, vibrate, and even show swype trails and word suggestions, but none of my words will show up on the screen.
I haven't figured out the specific instances when this happens. It seems a little random but I think it may only happen when I lock the screen without leaving the messaging application first, I get a text, and try to reply immediately from the app. But I'm really not sure - it might just be random.
I just came over from a D1. I am trying to install OCLF on my SF but I am a little stuck and cannot find the answer... When I go to reboot my phone into recovery mode... what buttons do I push? On my D1 it was easy cause it had buttons ..
I've had my phone for a while now but a few days ago some of the physical buttons stopped working. I'm not sure why but the home, call pick up, and camera buttons now no longer function. I'd have assumed this was a physical fault immediately, however when the screen is darkened (power save?) if I press any of the "failed" buttons then it will light up again! I'd be interested in knowing whether there are any diagnostic tools available for this also. Failing anything else I'll be phoning O2 to get phone replaced! I've updated to II4 via the NPS update and they are still broken.
Discovered that the lock button on the side of the phone and the red end call button does not work...by themshelves! I have to push the home buttom and either one of the non-functioning buttons for it to work.
It's both a relief and pain to have figured this out. For the longest time, I thought the battery was horrid because when I would push the unlock button, the phone would not recognize it so the screen remains black making me think it off, out of battery. But then I noticed recently that the phone comes on when I hit the home button.
This is such a let down, you are never happy when your purchase breaks. Fortunitely I have the replacement insurance if it need be used. I was wondering if this is a known problem and can be fixed by me or if the phone need to be sent in for a replacement.
I am a beginner in Android programming. I want to build a simple application with a main list view in the screen and two buttons at the bottom of the screen.When more items are added to the list view, the list view should scroll without increasing the overall length of the list view.
Went into test mode to check out the battery. And through my curiosity went into the 'touch-fw update', and now I can't use my phone. I have the touchscreen lock so can't unlock it, otherwise maybe I could use the keyboard or the optical joystick to use the phone. Is there any way to fix this? I might attempt a hard reset, but saw on another forum, that it's unfixable. I bought it at Best Buy and they aren't even open tomorrow, would another Best Buy or Sprint store exchange it if I can't fix it?
So i download and purchase this app, but it changed my whole home screen around and now i dint have the bottom layer of buttons? Any suggestions?I am rooted fresh 1.1, looks like sense isnt working? When i press the home button ask me to go home or sense? I am confused not sure what happend? I rebooted and same crap When i press sense it says fresh and black screen then force closes.
So i just got my fascinate and my battery life is bad compared to my droid x. I'm rooted but when i try set cpu my phone freeze up and a battery pull has to be done. usually i have to charge my phone halfway through the day.. so is there any tips to help me out?
Most screen shots of Touchdown have the Home Screen Buttons on the left side. My Samsung Vibrant has them across the bottom and I can't figure out how to get them on the left.The Nitro Desk configuration manual shows them on the left, but the installation manual shows them on the bottom.It does not say in any of the manuals how to move them.
I am trying to build a layout dynamically which display some text and image for the most part, but has a series of buttons placed next to each other in the bottom. I have a linear layout that carries the text, another linear layout that carries the image. And yet another linear layout that carries the buttons that get created in a for loop. I have a main layout aligned vertical that adds the text, image and buttons layout, in that order. To finally generate something like this: Text Image Button1 Button2 Button3. The problem is the number of buttons get decided at runtime, so if there are more than 4 buttons, the 5th button gets displayed really tiny. Also, when I tilt the phone, I get only the text and image showing, but no buttons because the image covers the entire screen. Layout thing seems to be pretty complicated to me, any help is appreciated!
My application has some buttons in the bottom part of activity layout, almost the same like iphone has on ipod app for example. I would like to create my layout so that it will self adjust on different screen sizes.
For example if the content in my layout has height = 400dip and the menu bar in the bottom has height = 100 dip, on every screen size (240*320, 320*480 etc.) i would like the menu bar to stay at the bottom so :
- on screen size 240*320 -> 100dip - for menubar -> 220dip - for content => it remains 180 dip to show, so this content area should be in some kind of a scrollview so that i can view 400dip in only 220dip.
I have tested different possibilities, with relativelayout so that the menu bar could stay on bottom, but i could not put the scroll view on top so that the scroll appears only on small screen sizes.
This is so sick, how do you build your layouts for different screen sizes ?
My app has 5 different relative layouts that it can switch between by using a set of buttons that is at the bottom of the screen. 3 of the layouts contain only TextViews and ImageViews. The other 2 both have a ListView in them. On the 2 views that contain lists when the soft keyboard appears the buttons that are along the bottom move up to on top of the soft keyboard. But on the other 3 views the buttons get hidden by the keyboard. The buttons all have the attribute android:alignParentBottom="true" does anyone know why they'd be behaving differently when one of these two are the active layout at the time?
I just bought two (2) droids for my fiance and I and I noticed that my droid has slightly purple bottom buttons when they light up while my fiance's lights up white.Is there an option to change the bottom light's color? or does my phone have a manufacturer defect?