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  1. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    New to this forum and loving it so far. Searched and couldn't find a thread for Tips and Tricks with the Nexus 7. If you found anything post it up and perhaps someone didn't know about it.

    One thing I noticed is in Google Chrome if you have multiple tabs open you can just swipe the screen to change them. Don't have to click on them. So if you have like 6 tabs open just start swiping the right side of the screen and it changes them.

    Anyone got any tips or tricks to share? I'd personally love to read em so I can get the most out of this device.
    07-26-2012 12:55 PM
  2. Ftspyder's Avatar
    I didnt know you could do that, thanks for the tip
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    07-26-2012 02:58 PM
  3. robneilhendrix's Avatar
    Only because a lot of people didn't know from ICS and it carried to Jelly Bean. If you want to disable an app that is hard coded into the OS.

    SETTINGS > APPLICATIONS > ALL > [Click on the app you want]

    As long as it isn't a core app required to run the OS, it will let you disable it. Added another half hour to my average battery life on my phone. Haven't gauged the Nexus 7 yet.
    07-26-2012 03:11 PM
  4. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Nice to know that as well. I didn't know that. What sort of things should be disabled in your opinion to increase battery life?
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    07-26-2012 03:13 PM
  5. Ftspyder's Avatar
    Nice to know that as well. I didn't know that. What sort of things should be disabled in your opinion to increase battery life?
    On the thread about magazines being data hogs they talked about disabling the magazine app especially when tethered to a cell phone to reduced the amount of data it uses, even when the app isnt active.
    07-26-2012 03:42 PM
  6. maverickfan22's Avatar
    This will be a great thread for those of us new to Android. I got mine yesterday, but it's still sitting in the box. Hopefully tonight I can learn a thing or two!
    kevin Ryder and adamfrayne182 like this.
    07-26-2012 03:53 PM
  7. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    my first experience with Android as well. I put Android on my HP Touchpad awhile back, but sold it shortly after so never really got a chance to try it. Its a great OS so far. Would love if the tips keep coming
    07-26-2012 03:57 PM
  8. lochmox's Avatar
    When you play MKV, AVI, or such video files, the stock video player will not work and MX player will only support S/W, S/W fast which blurs the video.

    Try dice player (you can get it from play store) and it will support H/W, which kills my nexus 7 batter a lot quicker but plays video without too much pix-elation and such.
    07-27-2012 09:44 AM
  9. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    I bought VPlayer with my Google money. Works wonders for all files I have uploaded so far. I think it integrates with the Movies & TV app as well.
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    07-27-2012 10:27 AM
  10. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Not sure if people know this. But if you click and hold on an empty spot on the home screen it will allow you to change the wallpaper
    07-27-2012 10:29 AM
  11. dparrothead1's Avatar
    07-27-2012 10:36 AM
  12. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Meh seems to boring.

    More fun hearing it from others. Also I doubt the manual tells you everything.
    07-27-2012 10:39 AM
  13. capslock118's Avatar
    Meh seems to boring.

    More fun hearing it from others. Also I doubt the manual tells you everything.
    .....wow....

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    07-27-2012 10:40 AM
  14. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    .....wow....

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    what? lol

    Nothing to contribute to the tips and tricks thread? Just leave then.

    07-27-2012 10:43 AM
  15. NickA's Avatar
    This isn't a tip, but maybe it can turn out to be one:

    First, what does Google call it's version of Siri, Voice assistant? Anyway, has anyone figured out a way to schedule a future appointment or reminder? I'll say "Remind me tomorrow to..." and it comes back with not able to schedule by date. Maybe I'm just speaking it wrong?
    07-27-2012 10:59 AM
  16. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    yeah I've been trying different voice commands. I thought it was more like Siri, but guess not. I ask it the weather, but it comes up in Fahrenheit and not in Celsius. Anyone know how to fix this?
    07-27-2012 11:02 AM
  17. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Fairly obvious, but some people might not know.

    You can go to the google play website and download and install apps right from there. At work I'll usually check that site and find a few apps. It will remotely send them to your device and when I get home they are installed and ready to go .

    Plus the interface is just a bit easier. It allows you to see what works with the Nexus 7. what doesn't... etc.
    07-27-2012 11:08 AM
  18. jpprice's Avatar
    yeah I've been trying different voice commands. I thought it was more like Siri, but guess not. I ask it the weather, but it comes up in Fahrenheit and not in Celsius. Anyone know how to fix this?
    Open up Google Now and click on the 3 dots at the top right of the Weather card and go to settings. You can set the units in there.
    07-27-2012 11:11 AM
  19. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Meh.




    ob.tip
    The rotation lock is hidden at the top in the notification bar.
    For example, you can unlock, rotate to landscape, then relock. That keeps it in landscape, except for home screen.
    07-27-2012 11:12 AM
  20. fabiosan's Avatar
    You can get HBO Go to work in JellyBean by using Firefox Beta with the Phony plugin and simulating a desktop version of the browser.
    Cortf, paulsam7, bitseeker and 2 others like this.
    07-27-2012 11:13 AM
  21. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    Open up Google Now and click on the 3 dots at the top right of the Weather card and go to settings. You can set the units in there.
    Thanks boss. Much appreciated.
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    07-27-2012 11:15 AM
  22. yankswinagain's Avatar
    Press volume down and power at the same time to take a screen capture... A long time missing feature in Android unless you were rooted. I think this came in ICS, but heard reports of it being inconsistent. Works on JB on the N7.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    07-27-2012 11:17 AM
  23. armeddroid's Avatar
    Google Now >
    "I need shirts"
    Google: "Sending note to self - I need shirts"
    (sends to gmail with subject line: Note to Self")

    "I have a doctors appt tomorrow at 6pm"
    Google: "Setting alarm for tomorrow at 6pm"

    I am still messing with the voice to tasks, schedules, alarms and calendars.
    Please post up if you have any more commands that work well.

    Thanks.
    07-27-2012 11:42 AM
  24. adamfrayne182's Avatar
    haha thanks for those. I been looking to. I tried "battery status" And it did a google search for it lol.

    I can ask "What is the temperature" and she will say what it is. Thats all I really know
    07-27-2012 11:43 AM
  25. Jaysus's Avatar
    This isn't a tip, but maybe it can turn out to be one:

    First, what does Google call it's version of Siri, Voice assistant? Anyway, has anyone figured out a way to schedule a future appointment or reminder? I'll say "Remind me tomorrow to..." and it comes back with not able to schedule by date. Maybe I'm just speaking it wrong?
    I have not tried this yet, but I saw them elsewhere:

    Alarms and Calendar:
    Remind me to ______ in (time).
    Wake me up tomorrow at 6am
    Set alarm for (time a.m. / p.m.), (label appointment) ______.

    P.S. it is called "Google Now"
    07-27-2012 11:46 AM
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