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New to Android - Emulator help!!!


  1. monarcharthas89

    monarcharthas89 New Member

    Hi guys, I am new to Android. Just got Eclipse working and HelloAndroid program.

    But some how my emulator is waaaaay too big. Is there any way I can pre-set a fix size for the emulator so that every times I use the emulator via Eclipse, it keeps the same size.

    Also, I run 2.2 SDK on Mac and it is kind of slow, how can I make it more like reality? Thanks a bunch

    PS: Im new to this forum as well, sorry if I post this in a wrong place. T_T

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  2. JiMMaR

    JiMMaR Well-Known Member

    if you mean the emulater screen is too big , then you can change the screen size (but you have to set a new AVD , you can do this by pressing on the android icon in eclipse then choosing virtual devices and press on new button [use the default(HVGA) skin)
    or for me , when I run a big screen size emulater , I get scaling options

    and it's usually better to program on an older version of the sdk (I use 1.5 or 1.6) unless you need a feature that's only available in a new version
  3. bhanutadepalli

    bhanutadepalli New Member

    to correct this do the following:
    from eclipse go to Run->Run configurations.
    from the left pane choose your project name and from the right pane choose the target tab.
    you will see a list of available virtual devices. choose yours and you'll find below the Additional Emulator Options section.
    enter the following command -scale 0.7, where 0.7 is the ratio between the emulator size and your screen size.

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