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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #201 (permalink)
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I need the gingerbread update for the infuse4g Canada gets it but the americans get screwed.

Also, I need more accessibility to the android movie apps store. That's it for now infuse 4g is awesome

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I haven't read this so far, but I'd love a very simple addition without having to download a app for it: a simple screenshot shortcut; one of the few ifohn things I really like.
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select multiple addresses from contact lists for SMS and email

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The ability to backup/restore app data to the cloud. For ALL apps.

That way if i wipe my phone or buy a new one i can get things back to how they were with minimal hassle.
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Dunno if already asked, if so consider it bumped,

please please please update the android music / media / whatever it is.

I find it doesn't like AAC tags, often makes a mess of my compilations, have to clear cache & data in media storage & un/remount the SD card to put things right. I have a feeling then, that there is a bug in the media scanner, as sometimes my compilations have been made into duplicates, but on the 2nd or 3rd attempt doing the above, it starts behaving. Also, the album art fetching is terrible. We shouldn't have to download seperate apps to do this properly.

How about google come up with their own music sync system to rival itunes, one that can read tags on all common formats, & sync flawlessly.

How about being able to have seperate music apps (double twist??) that have their own media scanner & library?
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Default Presettable time for "SILENT/VIBRATE" mode

I always forget to turn off silent/vibrate mode after my meeting/movie is over and then miss calls.

It would be nice to be able to set it for an "hour" or two, etc. (for as long as you think your meeting/event may be).

And then automatically revert back to normal/loud "ring" mode without danger of forgetting.

It could even be set for exactly "8" hours, (for sleeping), and then revert back to ring at maybe 8am (or other selectable wake-up time) to again ring when a call comes in.

The advantage of that to regular "wake-up-alarm" is that IF there were/are no calls, you can continue to sleep-in. (and you could still set a later actual wake-up alarm if desired)

I mean, I don't want calls at 4am, but maybe if important enough at 7am or 8am etc. I do want to be awakened.

AND, if there had been any calls/text-messages/voicemail during your silent/vibrate time, there could be a separate distinctive ring/alarm to alert you that calls were missed while silent.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 05:16 AM   #207 (permalink)
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I always forget to turn off silent/vibrate mode after my meeting/movie is over and then miss calls.

It would be nice to be able to set it for an "hour" or two, etc. (for as long as you think your meeting/event may be).

And then automatically revert back to normal/loud "ring" mode without danger of forgetting.

It could even be set for exactly "8" hours, (for sleeping), and then revert back to ring at maybe 8am (or other selectable wake-up time) to again ring when a call comes in.

The advantage of that to regular "wake-up-alarm" is that IF there were/are no calls, you can continue to sleep-in. (and you could still set a later actual wake-up alarm if desired)

I mean, I don't want calls at 4am, but maybe if important enough at 7am or 8am etc. I do want to be awakened.

AND, if there had been any calls/text-messages/voicemail during your silent/vibrate time, there could be a separate distinctive ring/alarm to alert you that calls were missed while silent.
Take a look at Busy Me, a great little app that reads your calendar and sets the phone to silent when you're busy - you can have it go silent 5 minutes before and restart 5 minutes afterwards, or whatever time you choose. I love it, works just as advertised.

Here is the thread about it over on XDA.

Here is the market link.

I know this'll work for your first requirement, I don't know about setting a calendar event every night for sleeping, though. I don't want my phone silent at night, I might miss an important call - but I don't keep the phone in the bedroom for an alarm clock, as many do.
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I did have that Id problem too. I wish something is done soon about it because it can be really embarrassing at times to consider one person as someone else despite of the fact that you have the phone number of that person saved on your cell phone.
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For me i personally would like the ability to use my phone with zero google or anything else connectivity without rooting.

that's just me.

I think Market would be cool if it had it's own form of accounts that function only for the Android Marketplace which is only usable at the Marketplace
That way some of us who would prefer just an independent and single use would be good.
while others can still use Google profiles to create an Android Marketplace profile just by signing in with it kind of like Youtube.

On the subject of Marketplace, we could do with a review board of savvy Android programmers who get paid to inspect apps, and Devs can have their apps inspected and approved which will add more peace of mind for those of us who are unsure and not savvy enough to be certain of the authenticity and do not know how to understand the code.
It would benefit devs who get more credibility as well, and a bit more reliable than just word of mouth opinion (which isn't allways correct) and as it is currently it's a bit of a gamble since the only quick goto for an Apps authenticity is by reading the reviews (there's usually allot) and the star rating.
Hope those opinions are helpful.
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How about an "Apps added to the market place today" section in the market?
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The ability to set an "ignore updates" checkbox for specific installed apps in Market, so I can stay on a particular version without it nagging me all the time.
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How about a "request it" section in the market broken down into categories where people can ask developers to create new apps with specific features and others can +1 the suggestions?
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I just read this whole thread, as someone who 1st started using android march this year on an inspire, it's crazy to me to see some of the wants from back then. A2dp, flash, auto-orient, Ability to view gifs, camcorder, multitouch pinch-zoom. Flash and multitouch maybe I can understand why not, but the rest I don't think there's really any excuse to have not had in 2008. (then again the 1st iphone came out without mms or 3g)

I came here to post about timed profiles but someone beat me to it. A few old nokia 61xx 82xx dumbphones were the only things I've ever seen that had this. Was amazed that I couldn't find this when I started using symbian, then winmo now android. (I'm sure I could probably set this up with tasker)

clock radio. A good percent of our phones have an fm tuner. Lets be able to wake up to radio. I saw some show on history showing this animation of a cell phone, camcorder, maglight, gameboy, palm pilot and maybe more all smashing together to be a smartphone. Lets add clock radio there, it can be done with only software. My htc at least, it says you have to have headphones plugged in to act as an antenna to use fm, maybe they could change that so a charger could work as an ant as well. And if it's alarm time and there is no antenna it can go back to your defualt alarm sound.

Maybe some kind of app permissions manager/explorer "show me all apps with permission to sd card" "show me all apps with permission to wake lock" "all apps with network access" etc...


few other things already mentioned I really would like, 1. a per-app ignore updates option would
be really great. 2. if you're on a call and got out of the current call screen to do something else, pushing "phone" should take you back to the current call screen, not a new dialer as if you're not on a call. I realize you get there from the notify bar, but this just makes sense to do too. 3. Guest mode is something I'd never thought of before but saw a suggestion here and elsewhere, makes a lot of sense. Maybe if you use pattern unlock you could do a diff pattern for quick access to guest mode?

Also navigation arrival time estimates should allow to include a custom speed if you set the ol cruise control at 35, as well as ability to add some ARVs to the estimates.
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OK how about in settings we make it in alphabetical order.
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i wish to stop finding bugs in android ,my wish is that simple ,i've never used a nokia phone and found bugs ,yeah sure its limited ,its not as amazing as android but it don't have bugs at all ,my android handset makes me crazy with wifi and gps bugs and the handset is not faulty but the driver of wifi is shit and gps takes too long to start and it needs network data on to work ,i miss the stupid nokia with free bugs use .
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I have the HTC Desire HD and i am hoping they don't stop updating this phone as I still got a year and 4 months as of december this year and I love this phone and my new guy has HTC Desire S
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Well this is not actually a feature, it's more likely a feature to disable another feature! I hate the sound when i'm lowering or raising the volume. That is such a stupid thing. Especially when i'm in a meeting or something...
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- Built in screenshot feature
- Voice recorder
- Ability to add/delete words to the swype keyboard dictionary.
- The option to take the voice control key off the keyboard to prevent accidental tapping.
- It's as well I never use voice control, because having to have an internet connection to use it seems so mind-bogglingly inconvenient as to render it pointless. Could all the voice recognition data not be installed to the SD card. How much space does it take?


Homescreen:
- The ability to customise the icons of folders, and few items in them as lists. Sort of like Samsung's Social Hub app, except without sucking. For example, my phone comes with four or five navigation related apps, would be nice to group these all into a folder with a map icon or something
- The ability to anchor homescreen items, irrespective of what screen you're on, sort of like a super dock.
- When you make a bookmark on the homescreen, to have that website's icon as the shortcut icon, without the big red tag encasing it.


Youtube:
- Viewing history, not just search history
- Not having the video docked against scrolling when viewing comments or video description. The way it's setup now means the video's always on screen so you have to view the latter features through I tiny window.

Google search widget:
- Working as you'd expect it to, being able to search from the homescreen rather than the widget just being a shortcut to the apps.
- MORE SEARCHABLE ITEMS. Calendar appointments, gmail, market, maps, youtube, my files. The list goes on. Seems bizarre that any standard android app that has a search function inside it isn't linked to the search app.
- Allowing third party apps to utilise it. E.g. being able to search facebook friends, search the news etc.


Calendar:
- Being able to set repeat events to have an end date, rather than going to the date you'd like them to end and deleting all future ones.
- Having the Calendar app work from the start with no accounts. Seriously, must google peruse all my personal information?

Music:
- Built in cover art downloader. And maybe ID3 tag repairer/editor if we're lucky.
- Ability to view all songs by an artist, rather than be forced to select from albums.
- When on the song playing screen, tapping an artist shows you all songs by that artist, ditto for albums. At the moment you have to hold and then select "Search Music" and then the results are all over the place.
- Interpreting song info from the folders they're stored in OR ID3 tags as defined by the user, not some horrible mash up of both.
- A "Recently played" playlist.

Clock app:
- Ditch it, it's only useful purpose is a shortcut to alarms, which should be an independent app.

Android does so many clever things that it's disappointing to see so many basic short comings. Makes it feel like the operating system's still in it's infancy sometimes. And yes, I'm aware many third party apps preform many of the functions outlined above, but these should be standard IMO.

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I would like them to come out with automatic USB debugging if u felted lghome or other important apps instead of having to do s\w upgrade. That's a b hassle if u don't know what ur doing.
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Dear all, i want an android, with HD Games Support, a good battery life and a good camera... please suggest which phone should i go for other than galaxy s2 and sensation...
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Dear all, i want an android, with HD Games Support, a good battery life and a good camera... please suggest which phone should i go for other than galaxy s2 and sensation...
sony xperia play is cool for gaming, otherwise imo wait for galaxy s ii hercules, galaxy note, galaxy s ii lte, or galaxy r
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sony xperia play is cool for gaming, otherwise imo wait for galaxy s ii hercules, galaxy note, galaxy s ii lte, or galaxy r
dude xperia play is out of range...
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Here's google earth for android.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.earth&feature=search_result
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Currently, the calendar settings in my Droid3 have the following options for viewing/synchronizing multiple Google Calendars:
Synced/Visible
Synced/Not Visible
Not Synced/Not Visible

The one I personally really need is:

Not Synced/Visible

The explanation is a long one, but this would be really Great!
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I guess I am late to the scene. Lots of stuff now available.
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Could you add this one to the list?
26. Ability to get delivery reports from SMS messages without the notifications (All you really want is that small check on the sent text after it is delivered, why add sound + vibrate + notification to that?)
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I totally agree about "apps added today" in the Market - did they used to have this feature, and then remove it?
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A countdown timer and stopwatch built in to the clock app!! Seriously!

Lots of manufacturers add this in but android itself doesn't seem to have it.

I just switched from htc sense to cyanogenmod a week ago and I'm missing these things so much. I used them all the time, watering the lawn, cooking, telling someone at work I'd go see them in 20 mins and on and on.

I downloaded an app to do this but its a pain to have to use a separate app when I used to be able to do it right where my alarms were. Also I think the app keeps the phone wake-locked.
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What i want is: A version of the market with all of the garbage (thousands of crappy themed clocks, wallpapers, and assorted drivel) filtered out.
I'll settle for having the search bar on the left side of the page & the removal of all that unneeded FLUFF myself

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I would love to have a phone with a built in fm transmitter for listening to music from my android in my car.
Err.....Dontcha mean RECEIVER???

That said, why have that when there are many Internet Radio apps out there which can give you more?

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Hi, I'm new to android, but i use android 2.21 in my huawei phone c8500. But when i use wifi hotspot function, the receivers got wifi connection but no internet access inspite of opening data connection in my phone. Can anyone help me with this wireless sharing problem? Please
Hmm.....I'm a n00b myself but this sounds an awful lot like not having an even a marginal signal to me.....

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I use AppBrain as a sort of filter, it's better organized than the market, at least.
You mean it's a lot like the market but minus the fluff?

Where do I go to download this sucker?

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A few more suggestions.....

* A shortcut to the MyApps folder on the Home Screen like a shortcut to the MY DOCUMENTS folder is on the desktop of most versions of Windows

* An app (Or upgrade to the OS) that places a shortcut to the app itself on the Home Screen

* A taskbar with a text dialog that (When highlighted) tells you what the app the icon in the taskbar points to (A lot, but not completely, like the Windows taskbar)

If any or all of these have already been suggested, then just ignore them

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I always forget to turn off silent/vibrate mode after my meeting/movie is over and then miss calls.

It would be nice to be able to set it for an "hour" or two, etc. (for as long as you think your meeting/event may be).

And then automatically revert back to normal/loud "ring" mode without danger of forgetting.

It could even be set for exactly "8" hours, (for sleeping), and then revert back to ring at maybe 8am (or other selectable wake-up time) to again ring when a call comes in.

The advantage of that to regular "wake-up-alarm" is that IF there were/are no calls, you can continue to sleep-in. (and you could still set a later actual wake-up alarm if desired)

I mean, I don't want calls at 4am, but maybe if important enough at 7am or 8am etc. I do want to be awakened.

AND, if there had been any calls/text-messages/voicemail during your silent/vibrate time, there could be a separate distinctive ring/alarm to alert you that calls were missed while silent.
The best app for solving this little problem is SHUSH. It does exactly that and has a very nice interface also. I recommend you look at that before more complex approaches.
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OK how about in settings we make it in alphabetical order.
Yes, some kind of basic considerations in the settings screens to give us more than an arbitrary ordered list. Even some basic color/icon coding would be appreciated for those of us who spend a fair bit of time in that area of our android.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #236 (permalink)
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I think most of the things you wish for are already on the samsung galaxy s2 and even more on the upcoming samsung galaxy note. Do some research about the note and you will quite amazed, although the 5.3 inch screen will scare some people away from it. But thats my next phone for sure. Can't wait
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Old September 28th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #237 (permalink)
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Err.....Dontcha mean RECEIVER???

That said, why have that when there are many Internet Radio apps out there which can give you more?

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Hmm... I could see someone wanting an FM transmitter so they could pipe audio from the phone to the car stereo. There are transmitters that plug into the headphone jack, though, so I'm not sure I'd want one built into the phone.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #238 (permalink)
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The default browser needs a serious overhaul. Like an exit button to start with
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Status updates from Facebook et al in contacts list, and have Facebook message options from a contact card (like blackberry)
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Status updates from Facebook et al in contacts list, and have Facebook message options from a contact card (like blackberry)
this would be pretty nice!
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Default Speed, as in from point A to point Z in fewer steps

If you get from A to Z in less steps, you can appear faster for the same CPU speed, which is a good thing considering this is a battery powered device, not something plugged into a wall socket.
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Javascript on demand (similar to Flash on demand in most browsers)... or per-site enabled Javascript would be even better.

Also any time the only thing on the screen is a text box and there is no hard keyboard, the software keyboard should automatically pop up without having to tap into the text box.
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I would like to have a software through which i can download and save videos directly to sd card or a browser plug in for grabbing video.
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Thansk for all these informations
Hats off
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Long time Android user here, and this the feature that I really want. I want a Android phone that works, right out of the box. Google/carriers/manufacturers are putting out unstable garbage just to try and keep up with the other guys. I love the advanced features of Android over the other guys but come on just get the basic OS right guys. It that too much to ask?
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I'd like three things:
1) The option to completely disable the lock screen. I have an app for that, but the OS will kill it occasionally, so the lock screen pops up randomly.
2) The ability to choose your launcher. Each version of Android should come with vanilla and give the OEMs the option to add their own custom launcher you can choose. Or choose a third party launcher (i.e. LauncherPro, Go, ADW)
3) The ability for the user to set apps as "do not kill". For example, the OS will kill Slacker after a while if I'm using Navigation in the foreground. I want both running simultaneously...kill something else.
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How about an ability to pinch zoom in/out a video while still playing? That would be nice
and what about an ability to rotate the screen without rotating the device?
That way i can get a new pespective withouth having to accidentally dropped my gtab while trying to do it
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7.) Store Contacts on SD Card or SIM
+1. Same here.

I don't know what's the problem Google has with SIM storage. Since the beginning of time, mobile phones give you the option to store both your messages and your contacts to the SIM card, and to move them to/from the phone memory. It's an essential feature, IMHO. Not only for keeping my privacy, but mostly for keeping my contacts and my messages always with me, no matter of which phone I'm using: mine, my brother's, my girlfriend's, or my mother's. (Even very useful when flashing different ROMs, developing, etc.)

But now, with Gingerbread, the SIM is totally neglected (except, of course, exclusively for importing its contacts).

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Greetings from Italy. I just bought an HTC Flyer and I love it to pieces... for everything except work.

Work for me means translating 120K character texts, and therefore lots and lots of writing and editing.

Naturally, if I have 3 guns at my head, I'll just sit at my desktop and hammer out the job, but generally speaking I have only one gun and so I'm used to working at the local café, while strolling in the park, lounging in bed, in the car, etc...

For those periods - in which I normally do about 50% of my work - I've always used my ancient clamshell PDAs.

And that brings me to my wish.

I wish editing (not just writing), but ALSO (virtual keyboard) cancelling were made easier with a single added feature, which, I, not a programmer, but only an end-user, would like to suggest.

I call it my "one-key-editor."

I already have it implemented on my ancient DOS XT HP 200LX clamshell (DOS XT? Yikes!)

On that ancient gizmo which I call my "I-Bone," tapping F2 (Function Key 2) is what activates what I would like to see possible on my new tablet.

The key, button, or "thing" that would have to be tapped on a tablet, I'll leave to the developer. Obviously there are no function keys!

But for purposes of illustration, I'll continue to call it [F2].

The idea is simplicity itself.

My F2 (what I would like to see implemented) simply "tastes" the character immediately to the left of the cursor, returns to position and then kills all the text up to and including the first instance of the "tasted" letter.

By "letter" I mean any WHATSOEVER character: letter, number, punctuation mark, etc.

Allow me to illustrate.
Take this sentence:
"Mary went to the gym and then to Bob's house."
Lets say that in the editing phase you wish to cut the above to:
"Mary went to Bob's house."
That means cutting out "the gym and then to"
At present, on a tabloid, you would have to poke your fingers on the screen and drag the highlighting and then erase.
Now instead, you simply insert a "B" after "went to " and immediately press F2. (Or the dedicated Tablet button of choice).
"Mary went to B[F2]the gym and then to Bob's house."

The F2 "tastes" the "B", jumps back in place, searches for the next "B" or even "b" (case insensitive), extends the highlighting (which will be too fast to see) up to and including that next "B" or "b" and cancels (while perhaps also copying to the clipboard).
Or take the same original sentence:
"Mary went to the gym and then to Bob's house."
And now let's say that in the editing phase you wish to cut it to:
"Mary went to the gym."
That would now mean cutting out "and then to Bob's house"
With the one-key-editor, you would simply insert a period "." after the word "gym" and hit [F2]
Mary went to the gym.[F2] and then to Bob's house.
Simply press the key of the letter, number (or punctuation mark) you wish to cancel to (and connect the text below with), and then hit the dedicated button.
Presto whamo - you've done away with all that "precision" highlight dragging.

Sure you might have to hit F2 several times to erase to (and connect with) the desired point.

"Mary went to the gym and then to Big Bad Bungling Bob's house." would indeed take a few repeated taps But they're quick, easy and best of all, thoughtlessly LAZY, (your finger is still on the activation key) while the results are always precise. No eye strain. No need to concentrate.
No pudgy and clumsy, and often hit-and-miss fingers are forced to do precison work in cramped spaces requiring lots of mind and eye concentration (coordination) for routine actions.
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