11-20-2017 10:29 PM
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  1. gtt1's Avatar
    So have been familiarizing with this terrific new phone.

    I read somewhere that you can setup screen shots by using your knuckle to tap but I cannot find anything in settings. Is this available?

    Wants to update to EMUI 5.0 but I am happy with current setup. Any good reasons why I should especially as I am using Nova launcher?

    Keyboards: Not a big fan of Honor keyboard. Anyone use something else? I like a keyboard that you get numbers, ABC and symbols by long pressing a letter. I can get Google keyboard but anything else that does what I want for me to try.

    Tried out EMUI but maybe it would do what I want but lot of learning involved and probably getting themes. For example I couldn't figure out how to change size of icons, and the calendar doesn't load as well. Nova has it all in a nice package. Will try to add a screen shot of each.

    Lots to like about this phone, great so far especially for unerring $250.
    Attached Thumbnails My Honor 8 setup and questions-acc-1-doc-2678.jpg  
    11-13-2017 07:19 PM
  2. gtt1's Avatar
    My screenshot with Nova, it didn't post on my original msg

    My Honor 8 setup and questions-nova.jpg
    11-13-2017 08:04 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I like Swiftkey. It has what you are looking for
    11-13-2017 11:20 PM
  4. gtt1's Avatar
    I like Swiftkey. It has what you are looking for
    I will take a look thanks
    11-14-2017 05:27 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    For knuckle screen shots, believe this should work on the honor 8 too

    https://phandroid.com/2016/01/12/hua...ckle-gestures/
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    11-14-2017 07:59 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    For knuckle screen shots, believe this should work on the honor 8 too

    https://phandroid.com/2016/01/12/hua...ckle-gestures/
    Oh yeah, I forgot about this! Thank you so much!

    Edit: WHOAH it works cool beans!
    11-14-2017 08:29 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I forgot about this! Thank you so much!

    Edit: WHOAH it works cool beans!
    Some other good tips in that thread for those interested.
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    11-14-2017 09:00 AM
  8. gtt1's Avatar
    I didn't look under motion control.

    Knuckle tap was already enabled I just didn't try it.

    To get a screen recording is tricky as you have to hit the screen simultaneously with 2 knuckles, harder than it would seem.
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    11-14-2017 09:02 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Some other good tips in that thread for those interested.
    For sure!!
    11-14-2017 09:10 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I didn't look under motion control.

    Knuckle tap was already enabled I just didn't try it.

    To get a screen recording is tricky as you have to hit the screen simultaneously with 2 knuckles, harder than it would seem.
    Yeah it is a little tricky. Gets easier with practice.
    11-14-2017 09:20 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    This isn't on an honor 8. But do you see this option under lock screen to change grid size ?

    My Honor 8 setup and questions-uploadfromtaptalk1510673638871.png
    11-14-2017 09:34 AM
  12. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    You'll get some improved performance and little other things when updated to EMUI 5. you'll lose your pull down notification separation
    11-15-2017 02:11 AM
  13. gtt1's Avatar
    You'll get some improved performance and little other things when updated to EMUI 5. you'll lose your pull down notification separation
    I think I will just stay on 4 for now.
    11-15-2017 08:10 AM
  14. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    no problem. you can update when ever you feel like it

    here is a video comparison between them two if you're interested what's different

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    11-15-2017 08:17 AM
  15. gtt1's Avatar
    My phone came with 6.0 and while I have the update pending for 5.0 not seen the Nougat update. Don't really care as I have seen my wife's Samsung tablet updated from 6.0 to 7.0 and I am not thrilled with it.

    Will I eventually see an update or do you have to look for it and download. I just don't want it to auto load.

    My Samsung Tab S2 tablet has a notification for upgrading to 7.0 and it stays in the notification bar and a screen pops up every couple days asking me to update. Have not been able to get of this annoying reminder.
    11-15-2017 08:24 AM
  16. gtt1's Avatar
    So I do like one change but not sure whether it is EMUI 5 or android 6 to 7 related. That is the recent apps drawer. with the up and down 3d view. I suspect that is part of 7.0 not EMUI 5 am I correct.
    11-15-2017 08:34 AM
  17. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I think I will just stay on 4 for now.
    Oh wow you are on 4.1 still? Lucky you. I'd suggest staying on it. Best version of EMUI I've ever used. I want to go back to 4.1 but it's kind of a hassle
    11-15-2017 08:39 AM
  18. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I've never tried the knuckles for a screen shot as I just use a double press of the fingerprint sensor for screen shots. Way easier to me than using your knuckles I would think. I'll pass on that feature I think. I knew about it but never once tried it. Setting it my fingerprint sensor is just so easy.
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    11-15-2017 08:41 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've never tried the knuckles for a screen shot as I just use a double press of the fingerprint sensor for screen shots. Way easier to me than using your knuckles I would think. I'll pass on that feature I think. I knew about it but never once tried it. Setting it my fingerprint sensor is just so easy.
    I like using knuckle drawings/gestures for opening things like my SMS app and Chrome app; but I do press my fingerprint sensor to bring up my messaging app, so that would be a quicker gesture... But it's still fun to draw on the screen. 😊
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    11-15-2017 08:45 AM
  20. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    So I do like one change but not sure whether it is EMUI 5 or android 6 to 7 related. That is the recent apps drawer. with the up and down 3d view. I suspect that is part of 7.0 not EMUI 5 am I correct.
    I don't really know about this. Anyone can chip in to answer this ?
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    11-15-2017 09:02 AM
  21. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I personally don't use any knuckles gestures on my Honor 8.
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    11-15-2017 09:03 AM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    So I do like one change but not sure whether it is EMUI 5 or android 6 to 7 related. That is the recent apps drawer. with the up and down 3d view. I suspect that is part of 7.0 not EMUI 5 am I correct.
    Hmm, is that when you can kind of glide the recent apps around the screen? Not really sure what software that gesture belongs to!
    11-15-2017 09:43 AM
  23. gtt1's Avatar
    Hmm, is that when you can kind of glide the recent apps around the screen? Not really sure what software that gesture belongs to!
    Recent apps. When you touch the square button, on my phone you slide to the right or left to view them but the video shows the viewed up and down and can have 2 open at once.
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    11-15-2017 10:27 AM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    Recent apps. When you touch the square button, on my phone you slide to the right or left to view them but the video shows the viewed up and down and can have 2 open at once.
    Oh wow! So cool! Thank you so much for telling us!
    11-15-2017 10:30 AM
  25. gtt1's Avatar
    So I do like one change but not sure whether it is EMUI 5 or android 6 to 7 related. That is the recent apps drawer. with the up and down 3d view. I suspect that is part of 7.0 not EMUI 5 am I correct.
    Okay so I notice my tablet which is 6.0.1 has the up and down recent apps but the honor which is just 6.0 doesn't it is side to side.
    11-15-2017 12:00 PM
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