Galaxy Tab Tips and TricksTips

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  1. Afront

    Afront Well-Known Member

    I can't find a hints and tips page for the Galaxy Tab so, er, starting one here if that's OK.

    Only one tip so far:

    Go to Menu > Display Settings > Power Save Mode and uncheck this to make white things on the screen white, not yellow.

    With Power Save Mode enabled, there seems to be a yellow hue to everything. I don't like that as I'm used to the saturation from an AMOLED on my Desire.

  2. jasonaward

    jasonaward Member

    Oh, that's quite a difference! Thanks!

    I'm just curious how much that more that will drain my battery life. Off to do some tests. :)
  3. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    1. If you want full web view, download Sky Fire web browser. It allows full web view instead of mobile.

    2. If you want Engadget App to show full screen as well as others that do not scale properly, download Spare Parts from the market. Install and then open the app. Go to Compatibility mode and uncheck and re-check. Then re-boot. After that go back to Compatibility View and uncheck. Then re-boot. when it comes back up, you can open spare parts again and you will notice that it is running full screen. Open Engadget App and it will also run full screen now.

    Courtesy of JKK Mobile.
  4. Afront

    Afront Well-Known Member

    To take a screen capture, press and hold the back button then press the power button. A screen capture is saved to your gallery.

    You don't need root; it works in most apps depending on how they handle press & hold of the back button.
  5. AndroidTabletFan

    AndroidTabletFan Well-Known Member

    It's good to have a tips and tricks section. :)
  6. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    I was looking for some email settings and can't seem to find them. Does anyone know where you can set the amout of email downloaded as in days? How about how many emails are in the Inbox... it appears they only show unread but not total count. Another email App would defeat the custom made App with the reading pane.
  7. MonarchWines

    MonarchWines Member

    Haven't seen this yet:

    While on the home screen you can pinch and it will give you thumbnails of all your home pages.

    Good to get around quick and you can change the "home" tab

    Maybe this is normal but its nice on the big 7" screen!
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  8. slbailey1

    slbailey1 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if HTC patented that function?
    trigio likes this.
  9. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    found by chance, if watching videos press power button and locks the screen, ie if in landscape view it stops that way, hot keys and touchscreen locked as well

    why is this any good, well if you have young ones watching vids they love to touch, move it around and you spend more time resetting than they do watching, this way you can leave them to it and pretty sure they wont be buying online, deleting files etc by mistake :):):)

    small market appeal but thought worth posting :D
  10. jamesk84

    jamesk84 Well-Known Member

    Thats a god tip for everyone IMO just holding the things you will touch the sides. I wish the lock icon would go away.
  11. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member

    Get Dolphin Browser HD stat
  12. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    cheers guys, only adding to a great forum
  13. ConceptVBS

    ConceptVBS Well-Known Member

    You can also lock the screen when in video recording mode. This disables all the touch button on your device to prevent from accidental touches.

    BTW, kids these days... they are smarter than their parents. :O
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  14. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    I have a wallpaper trick. If you are using one of the market apps for wallpaper, make sure you save the file to device and then navigate to the file and open it. Then choose set as wallpaper. This will make the wallpaper fit this device. If you use set as wallpaper within the app, sometimes it wont scale right.
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  15. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    Just found something neat with the email app. If you are in Landscape or Portrait, go to the inbox and pinch your fingers together like you are trying to shrink the page. The list of emails in your inbox will go to day view allowing you to see how many emails you have by each day. really usefull if you have a large inbox full of emails. You can also pinch and zoom the reading pane in Lanscape.
  16. shaggles

    shaggles Member

    Awesome tips! Thx. I can recommend "upnp play" for all those who have problems streaming movies via AllShare. It's a free app and it works way better than allshare (also for loading big listings of videos / media files).

    I use twonky media server to stream the videos from my PC.
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  17. rm2092

    rm2092 Well-Known Member

  18. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    If you have rooted your Tab, there is a nice app in the market under reboot widget. It gives you one touch reboot and you wont have to hit the power button to get the device to reboot. Just add the widget to your homescreen and leave box checked for allow Superuser. To have one click root just download 4root in the market and activate usb debugging first before you click on 4root app. You can unroot using the same app but you need to remain rooted for root only apps to work.

    Edit. . . As Beards mentioned below, its z4root not 4root. Thanks Beards.
  19. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    4root..... I think you mean z4root.
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  20. Vietsoldier

    Vietsoldier New Member

    Get "Tiny Flashlight + LED" by Nikolay Ananiev.

    It will allow you to add a widget icon to quickly turn the flash on the back of the tab for use as a Torch.
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  21. c_acton98

    c_acton98 New Member

    Settings, Location ans security, screen Lock select patternselct next, shows you how to lock it without a password using a pattern instead don't forget the pattern though:D
  22. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I just noticed this old thread, started prior to our creation of the sub-forums for Galaxy Tab, including the Tips and Tricks sub-forum where I've moved this to.

    I'd like to encourage users with a tip for the Galaxy Tab to post it in a separate thread of your own in this sub-forum, though.

    Also, be sure to post any issues you're having, or questions about the Galaxy Tab in the Support and Troubleshooting sub-forum: Galaxy Tab - Support and Troubleshooting - Android Forums rather than in this Tips and Tricks sub-forum. ;)
  23. I will update all in this topic.

    First need to learn:

    List of all Samsung Galaxy Tab Icons meaning

    Status icons
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  24. How to select a network for Samsung Galaxy Tab


    • From the Home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings.
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    • Tap Wireless & Networks.
    • Tap Mobile Networks.
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    • Verify data roaming is enabled, and then tap Network Operators.
    • The option to Search Networks will appear while roaming outside of the AT&T wireless network. Tap Search Networks.
      NOTE: Tap to choose desired network from list of networks found, tap OK.
    [​IMG] Samsung Galaxy Tab select network

    • Tap the desired network, and then select OK.
  25. How to save a contact for Samsung Galaxy Tab


    • Step 1: From the Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
    • Step 2: Tap Contacts.
    [​IMG] Samsung Galaxy Tab contacts

    • Step 3: Tap the Create Contact icon.
    • Step 4: Enter contact information into all the desired fields, and then tap Done when complete.
      NOTE: To add additional fields, tap the plus sign (+). To remove a field, tap minus sign (-).
    [​IMG] Samsung Galaxy Tab save contacts

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