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Old December 28th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Physical Media Buttons

Just when I thought I had discovered all there was to know about the Eris, purely by accident i discovered that it has physical button media controls. I lamented having to turn on the screen every time I wanted to change songs, but the button solution was under my nose the whole time.

When the screen is off holding Vol up moves to the next song while tapping it turns up the volume like you would expect. The reverse is true for Vol down. Vol down works just like a backtrack button when held down and turns down volume when tapped.

So did everyone already know this? Am I one of the last people to figure this out? Actually I'm not even sure if this is a standard feature or just cooked into some rom or app.

This also got me thinking, once I actually replace my Eris (once my contract cycles to the next renewal), am I going to miss my "call" and "end" buttons? They're conspicuously missing from newer phones. Not to mention the trackball is missing. I kind of like the flashing led but i never really use the ball.

Thoughts on physical buttons in general? Do we even need em?

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Old December 28th, 2010, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually, even though you have a question about that feature, that post qualifies as a "tip," skarletlightning. I moved it to the Tips and Tricks area.
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