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Old March 6th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Maybe I am the last n1 user to figure this out... Taking self portraits with the onscreen button is pretty hard!

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Maybe I am the last n1 user to figure this out... Taking self portraits with the onscreen button is pretty hard!
Rocket Science, isn't it?
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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dint even know. lol. then again i never take self pics
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Errr no. That would be me thanks.
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Good call. I basically just ignore the track-ball 99.9% of the time so I never thought about it...
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Self pics??? I don't have a MySpace lol
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holy %@#$#@&^#@$!!!! i never knew that. everyone that i asked to take pics of my gf and me had a #$#%^# time using the on screen button.

-__- trackball taking pics is certainly so easy.


This is why they need to include a manual with things. i'm the only one that actually reads the manual back to back.....................
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You can also use it to wake your phone up instead of having to hit the power button if you download the Screen Mode Widget from the marketplace and set it to "Awake Stay". Your screen still goes to sleep but it disables the lock which I love. I used to have to reach up for the power button and then swipe to unlock in order to use the phone. Now I just hit the trackball and I'm ready to go.
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You can also use it to wake your phone up instead of having to hit the power button if you download the Screen Mode Widget from the marketplace and set it to "Awake Stay". Your screen still goes to sleep but it disables the lock which I love. I used to have to reach up for the power button and then swipe to unlock in order to use the phone. Now I just hit the trackball and I'm ready to go.
If the phone is only going to sleep but processes are staying active, wont it impact battery Life?
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If the phone is only going to sleep but processes are staying active, wont it impact battery Life?
I thought about that. Probably will. I just installed it yesterday. Thing is I've got 2 batteries and I always have to switch batteries toward the end of the day anyway to get me through (I listen to music on it all day). I only use like 15% of the the fresh battery by the time I get home. If it does drain the battery faster, it will only mean that I have to switch earlier in the day. If I don't want that for whatever reason on a given day, it's one touch to make it normal.
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You can also use it to wake your phone up instead of having to hit the power button if you download the Screen Mode Widget from the marketplace and set it to "Awake Stay". Your screen still goes to sleep but it disables the lock which I love. I used to have to reach up for the power button and then swipe to unlock in order to use the phone. Now I just hit the trackball and I'm ready to go.
That's an excellent tip! One thing I am paranoid about is the constant use of the power button (I figure it is likely to be the first thing to go on this phone, and I want this phone to last). I have the phone on my desk while I'm at work; I don't really need it to be locked. Sometimes I have it plugged into the USB so battery use would not be a problem. (Besides, a battery can be replaced much easier than getting a defective power button fixed.)

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The Camera 360 app goes one better with the trackball and makes it the zoom when scrolled side to side as well as the shutter button when pressed.
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Maybe I am the last n1 user to figure this out... Taking self portraits with the onscreen button is pretty hard!
Dame near impossible I would say - thanks for the tip, I don't mind giving my camera to people to take a photo of me in front of something but handing over my phone... that's a different story.
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