General Jelly Bean Tips and Tricks

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  1. Charlax21

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    When you have multiple tabs open in Chrome browser you can scroll through them by placing your finger tip on the center line splitting the display and the black border. Then just move right or left. Keep your finger on the screen until you find the tab you want.

    Apologize if this has been posted before.
     

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  2. Imposter

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    I know this isn't really an app section but may be considered a tip.

    I'm looking for something on the tablet (or app to get) that functions like the Task Manager on ICS/Gingerbread.
    I cannot seem to locate on the Nexus 7 something universal to stop running background crap.
     
  3. Charlax21

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    Search for Astro File Manager. Has a task killer and your able to manage all files
     
  4. nebler

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    If you swipe away the previously seen apps , found by pressing the lit icon right of the home icon, isn't that the same as stopping them like a task manager?
     
  5. maaneeack

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    No, that's recent apps. Swiping them off just clears them away. Like clearing recently used on windows.
     
  6. nebler

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  7. Claghorn

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    It isn't exactly convenient, but you can swipe notifications down from the top, click on the settings icon then click on Apps and then look at running apps tab, and there is an option to force close.
     
  8. vgjfelix

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    Today's tip. Plugging in a keyboard

    [Youtube]nS5nxRAN4lY[/Youtube]
     
  9. vgjfelix

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    Fed up of system apps that you can't uninstall? Well you can disable them:

    [Youtube]ZBNNfPJIVtw[/Youtube]
     
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  10. nebler

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    I know its subjective, but any tips on which system apps to disable?
     
  11. blink182

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    Under music you can change your equalizer settings

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. Turbojoe

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    Elaborate please. I didn't see anything equalizer related on mine. Are you using an app?

    Joe
     
  13. vgjfelix

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    Today's tip is about the fact that the Nexus 7 has multiple volume levels:

     
  14. blink182

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    Under Google play music app the one with the head phone symbol if you play a file from under there and then hit the little 3 dot, menu in the top right it should say equalizer

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
  15. vgjfelix

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    You don't need a plug to charge your Nexus 7 :)

    [Youtube]ymLVj9f8N10[/Youtube]
     
  16. vgjfelix

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    And you can use your nexus 7 as a hard drive when plugged into a computer even if plugging in memory sticks is a little tricky.

    Another 'Did you know' today. You can plug the Nexus 7 into your PC and use it as a hard drive:

     
  17. vgjfelix

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    Here are 10 tips rolled into a single video



    Timestamps are:

    @0:05 Ultimate Rotation Control Tip
    @1:10 Place, Remove, Uninstall Apps
    @2:21 Push App Installs
    @3:12 Connect a Bluetooth Mouse
    @4:58 Application Refunds
    @6:00 Connect a USB keyboard
    @7:05 Disable System apps
    @8:33 Multiple Volume Levels
    @9:25 Charging Via USB
    @10:00 Transfer Files via Your Computer

    Hope you find them useful.
     
  18. vgjfelix

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    If notifications from certain apps are annoying you, you can disable them:

    [Youtube]kNoAW34u2SY[/Youtube]
     
  19. bluejay714

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    this should be published in manual :D
     
  20. vgjfelix

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    Here's how to change your home launcher on the N7:

    [Youtube]pMAA3KglR_Y[/Youtube]
     
  21. vgjfelix

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    Some more simple Jellybean Easter eggs in this video:

    [Youtube]fevC6oWh930[/Youtube]
     
  22. vgjfelix

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    A couple of very simple tips about using the built in gallery today:

    [Youtube]4a9JZHvZGLc[/Youtube]
     
  23. vgjfelix

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    Just in case any of you didn't know this; you can create folders within your homescreens with a simply long press:

     
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  24. Turbojoe

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    I know I'd seen something about making folders before but forgot how. Thanks to your video I just created a few folders and really cleaned up my screens!

    Joe
     
  25. vgjfelix

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    It's a real Marmite tip. Some people slate for showing such a simple tip, but if you don't know about it, it's a godsend!

    Anyway, today's tip. Here's a quick tip on how to show visible inputs on your android touchscreen:

     

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