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  1. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello all,

    I am looking for a GPS on/off and WiFi on/off widget, either separately or together. I found quite a few WiFi widgets that work well but the three GPS widgets I tried, either don't work or take me to the location screen.

    These are the only two widgets I need of the 4 that are in the "Quick Setting" .

    Any suggestions?

    I have an Xperia X10a.

    Thanks much :)
     

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  2. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I came across this, but for some reason I can't see the screenshots at the moment:

    Extended Controls - Android app on AppBrain

    Is something like this what you had in mind? Mind you, I've not used this app/widget.

    Just remembered another one I have used in the past:

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/org.hermit.dazzle
     
  3. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Ah, okay. I use Quick Settings - Android app on AppBrain myself. No widget, it does let you access the GPS with one click once open, that is, it doesn't go to Settings/Location and Security/Use GPS satellites.
     
  5. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks again. :)

    Here is my other problem, AT&T blocks side loading apps and I cannot get the SWM to acknowledge my device, so I can not load anything that is not available in the market. :(
     
  6. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    You don't see Quick Settings in the Market?!
     
  7. simollie

    simollie Well-Known Member

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    I also use quick settings' GPS toggle. It's pretty easy to access and you do have the option to go to the detailed location setting page. the only problem is, when I turn off the GPS it often turns off the location based on WiFi and aGPS as well. In most cases I want to keep those two enabled and only turn off the GPS.
     
  8. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Duh!!!, I was thinking the Quick Setting widget bar that came pre-installed on my X10a. :eek:

    Yes, I do see the Quick Setting in the Market, and downloaded it. True it is not a widget but I like the extra bonus of seeing the battery and memory percentages at the same time.

    Thanks very much, if you have not guessed it alread I am an Android newbie, one month today, coming from BB9700 and Treos prior to that.:)
    Mine has not done that yet.
     
  9. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I know how you feel. I came to Android from a 9700 as well! :)
     
  10. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Very nice to "meet" you. :)

    As an ex BB9700 user, what applications do you recommend?

    I use the following:


    1. GPS Status
    2. Dictionary
    3. Poynt
    4. Weather channel
    5. DirecTv
    6. Stocks
    7. Facebook
    8. Google Maps
    9. Deja Office - Out look Synch
    10. Speedtest
    11. Astro file manager
    12. Bookmark Sort and Backup
    13. K9 Mail
    14. Profile Manager.
    15. Quick Setting
    16. Scorebile
    17. Color pad note pad
    18. cellumap


    Also Data Watcher when I go overseas.

    Any concerns or recommendations?

    Thanks Much :)
     
  11. binary visions

    binary visions Well-Known Member

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    I use the SwitchPro widget which is very customizable, and provides a ton of options to turn on and off. You can go from having a widget with 8 toggle options in it, to a single toggle, or two toggles, or whatever.

    It's only a buck and it's so flexible that I think it's completely worth it:

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/alei.switchpro
     
  12. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear...I have so many apps installed I can't even keep track of them all. Your list looks pretty good actually. I have a lot of map stuff (all the more reason to hope for the GPS fix!) and I like trying out different utilities just to see what they can do.

    No social networking stuff for me, not that I'm knocking it. Just ain't my cup o' tea. My favorite game is Unblock Me FREE - Android app on AppBrain

    There are times when I miss the 9700...when it comes to email and messaging, nothing beats a BB. Overall though I'm happy with the Vibrant.
     

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