- 12-10-2009, 05:52 PM #26
- 12-13-2009, 06:02 PM #27
- 12-13-2009, 06:08 PM #28
If you have a ringtone folder already (e.g. from your sd card used on a previous phone). Move the folder to media then audio and change the file name to ringtones (With lowercase r) and the ringtones you already have will show up under the settings to change your default ringtone instead of going through the music application.
OES, DOI & ZPhiB....what more can you ask for?
~There will never be another one as lovely as I~
- 12-15-2009, 05:17 PM #29
- 12-16-2009, 12:55 AM #30A|C Fanboy
- 171 Posts
tips from a new android guy with a htc sprint hero. First hold the menu button to pull up keyboard, hold the search button to do voice search, hold end key for just a few seconds to bring up these options: power off, silent mode, vibration mode, airplane, or mobile network on/off. Also hold send key to pull up voice commands (example: "call suzie"). So thats a few from my time with my new hero. Btw I'm an ex-blackberry guy and loving the android family
- 12-21-2009, 04:32 PM #31
- 12-28-2009, 12:53 AM #32
- 12-28-2009, 10:01 PM #33
- 12-29-2009, 10:50 AM #34
This is a minor tip, but normally when you type and use a period, you should tap the spacebar twice (any proper or formal writing). If your typing in text and end your sentence, instead of pressing period then space to start your new sentence, just tap the spacebar twice and it will put the period in for you.
- 12-30-2009, 06:34 PM #35
" Also hold send key to pull up voice commands (example: "call suzie"). So thats a few from my time with my new hero. Btw I'm an ex-blackberry guy and loving the android family " I knew this phone had to have this basic option... Thanks so much for this information.... With glove weather upon us it makes it easier to be able to call with less touches of the screen.
- 01-03-2010, 10:25 AM #36
- 01-04-2010, 06:56 PM #37
- 7 Posts
It took me a while to realize that you can have multiple windows open in the default web browser. When you're looking at a web page, if you long-press a hyperlink, you'll get a popup menu which allows you to open that link in a new window; then hitting menu / windows will allow you to switch between them. It's also much easier to navigate web pages by moving the trackball around than by hitting little text links with your thumb or finger - as you move the trackball different links are highlighted, and then you can press / long-press the trackball itself to open them.
Oh, one other thing: the trackball functions as arrow keys when you're typing, so you can use it to go back and correct mistakes.
- 01-13-2010, 02:06 AM #38
- 01-15-2010, 10:14 PM #39
- 01-16-2010, 09:53 AM #40
- 01-27-2010, 12:34 AM #41
Here's one I discovered 2 months into ownership. I always pressed home to get to the home screen. Open enough apps and the phone gets laggy. However, if you hit back when you're in an app, it actually closes the app properly saving battery life, eliminating the slightest need for an app killer. In Dolphin browser, if you long press the back button, it has an option to exit, just in case you opened like 20 pages and it would take a while to close the app. Haven't tried the default browser as I'm still testing the Dolphin browser.
- 01-27-2010, 08:00 PM #42
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- 01-28-2010, 06:04 PM #45
- 02-01-2010, 11:23 PM #46
I don't know of this is a trick or just a tid bit of information. I thought my phone was getting quite laggy when I couldn't get it to rotate a picture from portrait to landscape nor could I get the browser to do it. That was until I discovered that the screen will only rotate from portrait to landscape only if you rotate the phone counter clockwise from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock. I discovered that I mostly flip my phone from 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock leading to the screen not rotating. I was about to trade it in and wait on the Nexus or some other android phone. Now I'm much happier knowing how to make it rotate the screen.
- 02-02-2010, 08:00 AM #47
- 02-03-2010, 02:50 PM #48
- 02-10-2010, 12:42 PM #49
- 8 Posts
I fumble finger a lot so I was very happy to read on the forum that I could reset my dictionary to default
Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> Touch Input
I suspect that there are lots of good app tricks in this menu. Hope that helps others as much as it's helped me.
- 02-12-2010, 07:10 AM #50