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  1. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    Another tip about headphones:

  2. FlyingPigL

    FlyingPigL Well-Known Member

    :D Well, I've been looking for a way to create folders. Touching and holding down the home screen is no help, and there's no convenient menu button with an option to do so.

    I finally figured it out. Group all the apps you want to put in a folder together. When you want to create a folder, quickly swipe one app over the other. If you do this slowly, the app you hold will merely displace the app you're going to. So do it quickly. A circle appears with tiny icons of both apps. To add more apps, flick apps to the folder. To name the folder, tap it, and tap where it says unnamed folder. This will allow you to type the name you want on this new folder.

    Hope you find this useful.
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

    I created a folder by accident and couldn't figure out how to un-create it :).

    I thought I read that icons were supposed to shift around to make room when you re-positioned them, so I tried it, and wound up with a folder instead of having the existing icon move.
  4. godsdragon

    godsdragon VIP Member VIP Member

    Just long click the icon you want to remove from the folder and move it out or move to the "remove" area up on top, just as you would do any of the icons on the home pages, etc...
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    You don't need to unlock your device to respond to notifications (assuming it isn't pin locked). Just swipe down the notification bar and tap the email (for example) and it will bring you right into the Gmail app.
  6. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    Another video today, this time about notifications

    [Youtube]NM5JXCwiIYk[/Youtube]
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  7. 4ubest

    4ubest Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the video, but for me it was no good because it was done way too fast to teach this newbie about notifications. Perhaps you could try again more slowly?
  8. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    The video is free, just watch it again and again until you get it :)
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    To boot into safe mode simply long press on "Power Off" in the shutdown menu and you will choose safe mode right there.
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  10. GeoUSA

    GeoUSA Well-Known Member

    At first I didn't like the Chrome browser on my Nexus because it defaults to showing the entire site in small print. Double
  11. surlypoker

    surlypoker Well-Known Member



    Yes!!! Found that myself on first test drive before buying... that easy delete app feature is long overdue... settings: manage apps, was so much more cumbersome...
  12. ssick92

    ssick92 Well-Known Member

    I believe it was in ICS too, unless it was only on custom ROMs, but I've had that for a long time now.
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    I kind of envisioned this thread encompassing both ICS and JB as many of the folks getting the N7 are coming from ginger bread.:)
  14. ssick92

    ssick92 Well-Known Member

    Ya that's true, I guess I can barely even remember Gingerbread since I've always been rooted so I've had the newest as soon as its leaked...
  15. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    Next tip is how to turn off your system and keyboard sounds.

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  16. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    It's me again with another tip on some Jelly Bean easter eggs

  17. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter! Moderator

    Another one I found is if you need to reboot to safe mode, hold the power button until the power off option is on screen. Touch and hold power off to see the option come up over top of the list with an explanation of what safe mode is
  18. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    A compilation video today of my first ten tips. Go to the video itself to see a description of all the videos :)

  19. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    If you've download Ultimate Rotation Control, here's a tip on how to disable it for certain apps:

  20. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    A couple of simple tips about placing, removing and uninstalling apps:

  21. nebler

    nebler Well-Known Member


    Hi, could you tell me what the setting is to rotate the home screen, I can't seem to figure it out?
    Cheers
  22. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    Here's a video about how to push app installs to your device:

  23. surlypoker

    surlypoker Well-Known Member


    Me being one... had the Samsung infuse... broke.. even with insurance they wanted $300 deductable... told them to go to hell... been suffering with the crap memory avail until my upgrade comes around this coming month... going to start doing research whether I should upgrade then or wait a couple months... I know right before Xmas is when the new hotness is usually released..
  24. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    A tip video today on how to connect a bluetooth device (in this case, a mouse) to your Nexus 7:

  25. vgjfelix

    vgjfelix Well-Known Member

    A tip today on how to get a refund on apps bought in Googleplay:

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