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    I don't know if Cory would but I will.

    Have a tip or trick related to the Droid X - this is the place to put it.
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    Someone was curious about the double tap home button: Go to settings and then applications, and the last options allows you to change the function.

    Also to save some battery for those of you with social networking, I would recommend going to data manager under settings, then data delivery, then social applications. You can set it to only update on wifi, so when you are at home on the charger it syncs.

    Edit: to have the phone vibrate for text messages, go to the home of the text messages and pull up the menu, then settings. Should be an option close to the bottom.
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    found out that you can actually disable the lock screen in the settings menu:
    menu>settings>location & security and from there just uncheck the screen lock option. best part is that you can disable the swipe lock, while still keeping a passcode or pattern lock if you want
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    Probably not useful for most...but my girlfriend has been using the giant screen as a mirror to check her makeup when it's really sunny out hahaha
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    I don't know how many people know this but you can kill any running app without a 3rd party task killer by:

    1. Go to settings
    2. Scroll down to Applications and tap it
    3. Tap 'Manage Applications'
    4. Press the menu button.
    5. Select 'Filter'
    6. Select 'Running'
    7. Tap apps to perform function

    EDIT: You can also toggle music controls when playing while the phone is locked.
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    Biggest tip is use Swype and buy Tapatalk

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    I agree evorocker, swype is bad a@#!


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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoRocker View Post
    Biggest tip is use Swype and buy Tapatalk
    Do you have any potential swype tips? I tried it and just can't get it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    Do you have any potential swype tips? I tried it and just can't get it down.
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    I'll have to say swype is awesome! The more I use it the faster I get, love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spun2u View Post
    I'll have to say swype is awesome! The more I use it the faster I get, love it.
    I was a bit hesitant to use it at first, but I think it's very cool. The trick is to not be precise when you enter a word, which goes against the norm.
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    dont download the facebook app from the marketplace! it apparently does not play nice with the social networking on the blur UI. i was having issues with it syncing contact pics when i installed the market app, and a factory reset was the only thing to correct the problem

    some alternatives if you dont care for the blur FB is to get pure messenger widget (if you are looking for a replacement widget that displays FB posts), and to use the touch facebook mobile site for any heavy lifting (who's interface most people prefer over the android app anyway)
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    Don't add your facebook or your contacts will auto sync with your friends. Instead download facebook and use syncmypix just to synch the photos. Also get sms-pop up
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    to extend battery life, you can go into the data manager in the settings menu and set the social networking to only update on wi-fi, and also use the battery manager's smart mode to set a data timeout after a period of inactivity.
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    Here's a tip:

    There's a program on the X called Help Center. If you open it, you will see several options, including:

    • Guided Tours
    • Tips & tricks
    • User Guide
    • FAQ's
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragozoid View Post
    I don't know how many people know this but you can kill any running app without a 3rd party task killer by:

    1. Go to settings
    2. Scroll down to Applications and tap it
    3. Tap 'Manage Applications'
    4. Press the menu button.
    5. Select 'Filter'
    6. Select 'Running'
    7. Tap apps to perform function

    EDIT: You can also toggle music controls when playing while the phone is locked.
    How do you toggle the music controls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniacman54 View Post
    How do you toggle the music controls?
    1. Open the music app
    2. Play a song
    3. Put the phone to sleep
    4. Press the power or home button to wake it and you should see a music widget to reverse, skip, or pause songs without unlocking the device
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    you can change audio effects for music playback. menu>settings>sound & display>media audio effects. from here you can tweak bass settings, and also different sound profiles (eg: a wide sound, home theater, etc)
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    Pattern Lock
    If you have pattern lock enabled & forget your pattern dont freak out. Once it wont let you in after a certain amount of tries it'll ask you to log into your gmail account. After you log in youll be asked to set a new pattern.


    Media Players
    Mix Zing is a great multimedia player that plays all media music, video etc. It also has an 10 band equalizer. MixZing also lets you download album art only when charging or during other settings
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    how do you leave the screen on when it is on the dock to use it as a desk clock without changing the timeout settings?
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    Converting Video Files to Play Nicely on Droid X

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmike View Post
    how do you leave the screen on when it is on the dock to use it as a desk clock without changing the timeout settings?
    It should do this automatically. Are you sure the dock is plugged into a working power outlet? Are you using the Motorola dock?

    Here's a question: There's an application in the drawer to startup Car Dock mode (even if it's not in a car dock), so why isn't there an app to startup Media Dock mode even if it's not in a dock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmike View Post
    how do you leave the screen on when it is on the dock to use it as a desk clock without changing the timeout settings?
    Try this...

    Settings -> Applications -> Development -> Stay Awake
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    Almost all of these Droid Tips and Tricks work for the X as well:
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/droi...ks-thread.html

    Many of my other favorite tips involve apps that provide the features I wish were built in.
    : Backup apps, messages, contacts, calendar, etc. automatically to the cloud and your SD card - If you only buy one app, buy this one. $5
    : Set repeating reminder alerts for calendar, messages, emails, etc.
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