06-13-2011 04:24 PM
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  1. rescueswimmer's Avatar
    A couple of things I accidently came across that might help you out

    1st thing which i will use allot

    If you touch the notification bar and hold it you can adjust the screen brightness. Left corner is 0 and right corner is 100% and 1-99 in between
    So those who keep your screen dim inside but cant see crap outside theres a quick 1 second fix


    2. If you hold the home key down it pulls up the task manager and the last few apps you had used.

    3. In contacts if you swipe left on a contact it will take you straight to text, and to the right a phone call.


    Like I said this is my first Android device and I have been trying to learn as much as I can and had not come across those 2 before.

    Hope this helps.
    06-07-2011 06:49 PM
  2. darklex's Avatar
    It does thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    06-07-2011 07:13 PM
  3. dslayton's Avatar
    I don't consider myself to be a noob, but I didn't know that. Awesome tip about the brightness. Tried it on my wife's Thunderbolt and it didn't work.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    06-07-2011 07:41 PM
  4. NHLou's Avatar
    A couple of things I accidently came across that might help you out

    is if you touch the notification bar and swipe towards the right it will bring the screen brightness up and if you go left you can dim. So those who keep your screen dim inside but cant see crap outside theres a quick 1 second fix

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    Thanks! I have had the brightness adjust on my Charge a couple of times and I have been trying to figure out how that happened. Now I know!
    06-07-2011 08:31 PM
  5. ellje's Avatar
    Awesome tip on the brightness... that solves one question a lot of us have had!

    I have seen some strange numbers appear in my Widgetsoid switcher, which shows my current brightness percentage. It toggles from 10% to 30% to Auto to 100%... and I couldn't figure out how in the world it got to 92% one day!
    06-07-2011 09:03 PM
  6. barrycinti's Avatar
    A couple of things I accidently came across that might help you out

    1st thing which i will use allot

    is if you touch the notification bar and swipe towards the right it will bring the screen brightness up and if you go left you can dim. So those who keep your screen dim inside but cant see crap outside theres a quick 1 second fix


    2. If you hold the home key down it pulls up the task manager and the last few apps you had used.

    Like I said this is my first Android device and I have been trying to learn as much as I can and had not come across those 2 before.

    Hope this helps.
    THX,

    I just found out about the home key but did not know about the brightness option. May this should go in a sticky. I do not know how this is done. Maybe only a moderator can do it?
    06-07-2011 09:30 PM
  7. Bravozero's Avatar
    I can't get the brightness trick to work. The task manager I did know about.
    06-07-2011 09:41 PM
  8. barrycinti's Avatar
    I can't get the brightness trick to work. The task manager I did know about.
    You have to first tap then swype. I was getting inconsistent results until I did the tap and swype.
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    06-07-2011 09:44 PM
  9. rescueswimmer's Avatar
    Finally glad to give something back. :-P. I guess if you come across any other good tricks post them here.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    06-07-2011 11:01 PM
  10. Bravozero's Avatar
    You have to first tap then swype. I was getting inconsistent results until I did the tap and swype.
    Trying to do it every way I can... nothing.
    06-07-2011 11:28 PM
  11. rescueswimmer's Avatar
    tap like your trying to pull down the notification bar then swype to the right. You may have to tap once twice. I have 3 charges sitting here and all 3 do it.

    RS
    06-07-2011 11:39 PM
  12. Bravozero's Avatar
    I give up. Not working for me. Maybe someone can do a video of it and post it. I'm doing it EXACTLY how you've described it and it does nothing.
    06-07-2011 11:45 PM
  13. Cruiserdude's Avatar
    Oh wow thanks, the brightness trick is awesome!! I knew about the task manager, as most phones can be set up that way, but the quick brightness is awesome for those of us wanting to max out our battery with as little inconvenience as possible!
    06-08-2011 12:14 AM
  14. cltatenza's Avatar
    To get the brightness to change I think you have to have auto brightness turned off, worked for me at least.

    Sent from Droid Charge using Tapatalk
    06-08-2011 01:15 AM
  15. gattaka451's Avatar
    To get the brightness to change I think you have to have auto brightness turned off, worked for me at least.

    Sent from Droid Charge using Tapatalk
    Worked for me as well once I turned off the auto.
    06-08-2011 11:25 AM
  16. dslayton's Avatar
    Found out the brightness shortcut also works in landscape

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    06-08-2011 12:12 PM
  17. Farabomb's Avatar
    I have auto brightness on and it works for me.
    06-08-2011 04:11 PM
  18. delco714's Avatar
    I don't get it! Do you do it with one hand?
    06-08-2011 04:29 PM
  19. Bravozero's Avatar
    Turned off auto brightness, still doesn't work.

    F it.
    06-08-2011 04:48 PM
  20. ellje's Avatar
    Turned off auto brightness, still doesn't work.

    F it.
    Fail!
    06-08-2011 04:50 PM
  21. ellje's Avatar
    I don't get it! Do you do it with one hand?
    That's what she said... :-)

    Once the notification bar falls down, just swipe to the right
    06-08-2011 04:51 PM
  22. barrycinti's Avatar
    That's what she said... :-)

    Once the notification bar falls down, just swipe to the right
    Just ask weiner, sorry could not resist
    06-08-2011 05:25 PM
  23. aschindler's Avatar
    Trying to do it every way I can... nothing.
    Maybe it's a TouchWiz thing? I'm not getting the brightness change either. I'm using LauncherPro.
    06-08-2011 08:54 PM
  24. Ghetto_Cowgirl's Avatar
    Either I'm stupid or it's not working for me either on Go Launcher Pro

    Sent from my Samsung Droid Charge using Tapatalk
    06-08-2011 09:15 PM
  25. NHLou's Avatar
    It works for me on TouchWiz and GO Launcher EX. Make sure auto brightness is turned off. Touch the top of the screen (where you see all of your notifications) and wait a sec or so. Then slide your finger across the screen. Left dims, right brightens. Keep trying, you'll get it! :-)
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    06-08-2011 09:21 PM
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