Hold home button

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by exclaymation, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. exclaymation

    exclaymation Member
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    I have had my HTC Desire for about 2 months now and I have just accidentally learned that if you hold down the home button for about a second or 2, it brings up a neat little 'last used apps' screen. I am using LP so i don't know if it is part of Android or the launcher but I found this pretty neat.
     

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  2. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I believe it's part of Android and I use it to keep access to a hidden app in the system called Testing which is initially started by opening the dialpad and typing *#*#4636#*#* which shows some detailed info about the phone. I use it to view detailed battery status and pressing the Home button down lets me access it without having to type out the code to start the app each time.
    :)
     
  3. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Well-Known Member
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    If you download Spare Parts from the market the detailed battery usage app is part of it.
     
  4. partridge

    partridge Well-Known Member
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    If you have 2.2, hold down the magnifying glass button and a Voice Search pop up appears - I haven't tried it out to see what it searches, presumably everything?
     
  5. DesireMe

    DesireMe Well-Known Member
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    I didn't see that for a good while too.
     
  6. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member
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    I never realised that if you press the magnifier it brings up google search and is much quicker than going into the browser :D

    So many lovely little things this baby can do that all add up to make it amazing!
     
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