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  1. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member

    I already had them set to .5 but turned them off to try this. Wow, it then took about 20-30 seconds for the screen to turn off. Tried several times. Put them back to .5 and turning off went back to taking 3 seconds.

    Edit: uninstalled my true blood live wallpaper and that stopped the turn-off lag. Too bad, I really loved the dark reds and black.

    So, if .5 is better than off, 1.0 must be even better, right? Nope, back to 30 seconds. Maybe this is just coincidental, but I'm leaving them at .5.

  2. Ches111

    Ches111 Well-Known Member

    Yeah that link for Samsung apps is quite nice. One free app people might want to try is video maker. it is free from the Samsung Apps Store. There are a number of apps there (some are normally paid apps) that are free. Although the link given above does not have our device specified it actually works on the S3. You will have to create an account but I was NOT asked to enter credit info.

    HINT: Make sure to uncheck the newsletter option while signing up :)
  3. Mar

    Mar Well-Known Member

    Edit: duplicate
  4. Mar

    Mar Well-Known Member

    Poste a thread with pics of this as well but I'll mention it here just because there are loads of tips in here as well:

    A lot of people have said that they didn't have text reflow when zooming in the browser. Apart from the fit text in the advanced settings in the browser which makes the text reflow nicely there is also another option. When the page has loaded a green R appears at the end of the URL on top of the page. If you press that the webpage is reformatted in a reading pane and it is nice and easy to read with options to increase or decrease font. Once you are done reading you can press back or Done on the top of the page and it takes you back to the original website.
    Pretty neat

    That's all

    PS This is for the stock browser.

  5. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much! Now I know how to change the input method. I couldn't figure out how to do it without going into the settings.
  6. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Not true at all. It works with Google Voice recognition. Someone else above confirmed that as well.
  7. CuBz

    CuBz Well-Known Member

    I had my hopes up when I read this because my son also loves to watch cartoon on Youtube, but when I tried this it just locks the phone. It works on the stock video app but not on youtube
  8. jroyjohnson

    jroyjohnson Well-Known Member

    I had troubles with this too. Make sure you don't take your finger or thumb off the screen while you rotate the phone. I was lifting my finger off as I turned in horizontal and it wasn't starting the camera app up. Once you get it down once it's easy.

    Its a great shortcut as it frees up an additional spot on your lock screen for another app!
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  9. darkfiregt

    darkfiregt Active Member

    To anyone not using S Voice, open up the S Voice app, hit menu, settings, and turn S Voice activation off. This will make your home button respond much quicker. With S Voice turned on, the phone waits nearly half a second before it goes home, as it's waiting for a second click to initiate S Voice.
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  10. ranpoli

    ranpoli New Member

    Unable to find a "briefing alarm" in the clock/alarm section.

    Please direct.
  11. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    Load 'Clock' then 'Alarm' tab.
    Next tap the + symbol to create a new Alarm.
    Now look down where it says 'Alarm Type' and tap to select the bottom item 'Briefing'.

    Job done.....
  12. speedfan

    speedfan Well-Known Member

    It works in the video player but not YouTube
  13. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    What voice command turns off the alarm?
  14. alexander323bc

    alexander323bc Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a stop.
  15. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I've been trying to use the camera shortcut from the lock screen and can not figure out what I am doing wrong, but my camera does not start.
    Here is how I understand shortcut works:
    On the lock screen put the finger on the screen and slowly turn phone into landscape screen. I done this multiple times and camera never came up :-(. What am I doing wrong?
  16. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

    I thought u were suppose to click it and hold it and pull up
  17. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Well-Known Member

    Huh? Click it and hold it and pull up? I guess you are joking.

    But seriously guys what is the proper process of activating the camera from the lock screen?
  18. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

    No I'm sure just pull up from the app.
    Well atleast that's what it showed me when I first got it
  19. Grunnsetning

    Grunnsetning New Member

    How do you take screenshots on the gs3?
    On my droid x i had to root it.
  20. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    Hold the home key and then hold the power button - you'll hear it make the camera shutter sound when it takes the screen shot
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  21. jkoch2272

    jkoch2272 Active Member

    There is also the option of just palm swiping the screen and it will take one.
  22. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    I had a hard time making that one work though - just kept scrolling the screen..... the buttons are easier to me.
  23. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member

    Phone vibrates when you pick it up when their was a missed message.
  24. Cirith

    Cirith Active Member

    I had a hard time figuring it out at first. Use your actual palm either facing the screen or on its side (area between pinky and wrist.) If you use fingers that aren't flat you'll end up clicking/swiping/scrolling.

    Menu>Settings>Motions to get to some of the stuff people have mentioned. If you aren't familiar with them they have tutorials for it all.

    Another fun little option but certainly not exclusive to this phone/app: I use an app called Tiny Flashlight + LED. Has mostly the normal lights but one setting I found fun is the "shake on lockscreen" to enable/disable the led light. Does what it says: Just give the phone a quick shake while on the lockscreen to turn the led on and off.
  25. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    Is this allshare dongle a USB dongle or what? Does it add storage to a tv or rely on the TVs storage?

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