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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to the Android phone and new to the forum. So far I love the phone but I have a quesiton. I am visually impaired and it is much easier to read the screens if they are white letters on a black background. So currently, I have the "negative color" setting so it is reversed out. This works for most of what I do on the phone. But some of the screens are already white on black before reversing and when in "negative color" mode, those screens reverse out to black on white and are hard to read. Not to mention when taking pictures, they look like negatives. I was talking to somebody with an S3 and he was saying he has a widget on his phone (he thinks it came standard on his phone) that toggles in and out of the negative color mode. This would be awesome if I could somehow change it on the fly so if I'm on a screen that needs to be reversed, I can do it without backing out and going into settings, accesibility, etc, then reversing it all back when I'm done viewing that page. I did look for this widget on my phone but didn't find it. I've searched for one online also but didn't come up with much. I might also mention that I have the home screen in "Easy Mode" as it makes the icons larger and puts them on a black background and everything there is much easier to view. So I'm not sure how or if an aded widget can work with this homepage set-up?

Anyway, just curious if anybody has any ideas on an easy way to toggle between the negative color/normal color modes.

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Talk to the same person. Ask him to go into widgets (long-press a blank spot on the screen, select Widgets) and look for the likely one, then give you the name. Considering the number of apps in the Play store at the moment, that might make the search possible. (If it came with the phone, it's possible that it's something the manufacturer or carrier added.)
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok..... Thanks for the info, that's a good idea. I'll post what I find out.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I talked to him and it is called "negative colors". Now I'm not 100% sure this toggles the same as the negative color setting option. So I'm backt o finding a shortcut to go into negative colors and vice versa.
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Easiest way would be to install a launcher then fix a gesture to toggle negative colours
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From what I can see, that widget is an S3 app. If he can create an apk of it (a few backup programs save the backups as apk files), you can run the apk on your phone and that will probably install the widget.
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Easiest way would be to install a launcher then fix a gesture to toggle negative colours
This would be awesome but I really don't know how to do this? Is this an app? If so, do you have a good one you could recommend? Thanks and sorry for all the questions.
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From what I can see, that widget is an S3 app. If he can create an apk of it (a few backup programs save the backups as apk files), you can run the apk on your phone and that will probably install the widget.
Yes, he seemed to indicate it might be something exlusive to the S3. I'll see if he knows how to do something like this.
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Gi to settings-accesibility-and enable accesibility shortcut.
This should make
it easier.

Still looking for an app on your behalf-none until now.


Hope it works😁
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Otherwise fix a gesture to get into settings.
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Ok, thanks for your help. The absolute best would be to use a gesture to toggle the negative colors setting. The accessibility shortcut is shorter but still entails reading the white screen.
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Old January 4th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I came across this topic on another forum. Is this something worth attempting to do? I have no idea though how to get to these areas of the phone. Any ideas?
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REQUEST: "Turn off all sounds", "Negative colours", "Mono sound" widgets - xda-developers
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It may work😉 but if you replace secsettings of the stock s3 rom with yours, your accesibility features would be that of the s3.

Worth a try tho.
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Would it not be possible to take it to Geek Squad or something and see if they can do this?
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Yes it is but i like to solve my problems myself 😊
Anyway even d guys at xda hav nothing.
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Hmmm..... I would think there has to be a way to do this. In that other thread, there were two methods suggested to solve it. One was to replace the secsettings with the S3 settings. Then I thought they ended up finding the negative colors widget in the phone but it just wasn't "activated". So they changed a value to activate it. But maybe I didn't understand it properly. I'm not sure if those 4 widgets are listed in my phone or not.

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Not exactly a gesture, but if you turn on the "accessibility shortcut", all you need to do is press the power button for aprox 2 seconds, click on "accessibility" and unclick the negative colours. That way, at least you don't need to back out of where ever you are to change the setting.
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Well, I thought I got the Accessibility Shortcut to work before but I can't now. I do have it ON and if I press the power button and hold it down, three device options come up-Power off, Airplane Mode, and Restart. Then there are the three sound options below that. How do I get the shortcut activated? That may work good if I can figure it out.

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try the "show shortcut" just above accessibility. It will give you 2 options - click on the "accessibility" option and see if that helps
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Ok, thanks. That added it to the device options list. That definitely saves a couple steps to the Accessibility options. Also, like you said, that saves backing out of what I'm doing every time. So it's better than it was. I'm still going to look for a one-step method of some sort.
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If you go onto samsungs app store "Samsung Apps" you can press the search button and search "widget" then scroll pretty far down and you will find a widget called "negative colors widget" and you install that then you go into the list where all the widgets are by either holding down for 0,5 seconds (default) on the screen and then press widgets or by going into the pages where all apps that is installed on your phone is and you then press the button at the top that says "widgets" and then you find the negative colors widget! Hoped this helped.
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Wow, that worked!!!! Thanks for the good find. That was simple to do.
I really appreciate it.
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