Curvefish: WiFi On-Off Bluetooth On-Off GPS On-Off .
ShootMe - Simple Screenshots. Does not require root on EVO and many other phones.
See the Getting Started for all of these answer and a lot more. The webOS guide is just an into. The Getting Started has many more details.
- 02-11-2011, 06:14 PM #27
Well, after seeing HP's presentation the other day, I think I'm here for good. I don't regret leaving webOS, but my God I miss the user interface. Android's way of handling task switching and multitasking is a horrible, horrible godforsaken mess. After ten years of using Windows and Linux desktop computers, and one year of using webOS, I have come to expect to be able to leave a task to do something else on the machine and then come back later to find it exactly in the state that it would have been in if I hadn't started a new task. Is this really too much to ask? To Android's designers, apparently it is.
I also sorely miss the Universal Search Command Line patch. The built-in search app on my Shift 4G seems to have been designed by people to whom the thought has never occurred that some folks might have a preference other than Google for default web searches. I've tried a few alternatives, but the closest thing I could find was the Opensearch app, which has nonexistent documentation and which can't truly replace the built-in app (support for a landscape hardware keyboard is not great either). Anybody know of a search app that can replace the functionality of webOS's Universal Search with the USCL patch?
- 02-11-2011, 10:56 PM #28
- 02-11-2011, 11:03 PM #29
...Um....i dont totally know where I'm going with all this but, but on webOS i dont even worry about it. The only thing that doesn't maintain state is web sites. Could you draw an example?
- 02-13-2011, 03:51 PM #30
Working with, say, K9 mail and composing a message. Go to another program or the home screen for a minute to check on something, and then come back. Am I still in the compose screen with my message open and in the state it was in when I left? Well...maybe. Or maybe not. Or when following a link in the web browser that leads to streaming audio, thus causing the browser's streaming plugin to start playing the stream. Great, I'll let it play in the background while I do something else...oh. I guess I won't. And when I go back to the browser I may or may not have to click the link all over again to restart the stream (or, more likely, try to find a way to listen to it that will let it keep playing with the screen off).
It's just constant with this kind of crap. Never was a problem in webOS. Never was a problem with anything, on any device I've used, that presumed to call itself an operating system.
Working day-to-day with Android's implementation of task-switching and "multitasking" gives me the unshakeable feeling that my device is working really, really hard to create the illusion that it can do everything at once without ever having to shut anything off--and not carrying off the illusion very well. It's like watching a bad magic show where the tricks don't always work AND you can see how they're done.
I like a lot of things about Android, but with this sort of thing it needs a major course correction.
- 02-17-2011, 09:56 PM #31
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How about browser multimod to to give option of streaming or downloading streamed content?
- 02-18-2011, 02:11 AM #32
- 02-18-2011, 02:22 AM #33
- 02-22-2011, 11:06 AM #34
- 02-22-2011, 01:15 PM #35
Hi all. Long time Palm use joining the support group!
Today I miss the silence switch. How hard can it be to make the phone (an Epic) truly silent? Every PalmOS and WebOS smartphone has had the switch including the Treo 300. After looking over several apps today I can't find one that turns off all sounds like you and I (WebOS/Palm users) might expect.
Each one leaves one or more audible alerts active, be it ring, alarm, notification or annoying clicks when touched!
Whew...thanks for putting up with my rant.
Hopefully I just haven't found the magic ap that lets me hit one button and all is silent once again. Hopefully.
- 02-22-2011, 02:21 PM #36
- 02-28-2011, 02:05 AM #37
- 02-28-2011, 09:23 AM #38
There is a widget for that!
Actually there is nearly a dozen ring toggle widgets that I've found.
EDIT: Um actually, at least on the EVO, holding down the power button will bring up a menu where you can choose your sound mode.
- Sent from my HTC eVo with Tapatalk
- 03-10-2011, 02:03 AM #39
Widgetsoid2.x - Android app on AppBrain
from a previous WebOS user, now HTC Evo
- 04-29-2011, 03:23 PM #40
Awesome thread. Will be coming from a Pre- for a Nexus S 4G and this certainly helps.
I was concerned I might freak out without gestures, but found a couple apps that might fit the bill.
- 04-29-2011, 05:24 PM #41
- 05-11-2011, 09:30 PM #42
- 05-12-2011, 06:00 PM #43
- 05-15-2011, 11:03 PM #44
Thanks for this, very helpful for someone still on webOS (coming on 2 years now) and looking to probably transition to Android next month (expecting to find out the Pre3 won't be on Sprint, at least not this summer). I'm playing with a loaner Eris for now but looking to get the EVO 3D when it's out. Anyway, my big question for this thread: an equivalent for Mode Switcher? Someone mentioned something on a mailing list months ago, but can't find it now... Thanks!
- 05-30-2011, 01:39 PM #45
- 05-30-2011, 01:48 PM #46
- 05-30-2011, 11:55 PM #47
I do not think that the keyboard makes the phone too thick. I don't think it's any thicker than a Pre. Obviously, a phone without a keyboard will usually be thinner, but the Shift doesn't feel too thick to me.
Personally, I like having the physical keyboard and definitely use it quite a bit. And coming from the Pre, the Shift feels pleasantly solid.
- 06-01-2011, 05:00 PM #48
The Shift is a smaller screen but try the SwiftKey X keyboard on it. SwiftKey predicts your next word before you even start to type it. It learns how you think making better suggestions all the time, sometimes better than the word than you were thinking. Also the speach to text learns how you speak and gets amazingly good.
What's better than typing on a physical keyboard?
Not typing at all.
- 06-05-2011, 01:55 PM #50
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