Problems with home key and gaming

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by handsomepants, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. handsomepants

    handsomepants New Member

    Jul 18, 2010
    I'm a gamer, and I love my new evo for everything else so far.. I'm confident I will love it for gaming once the 30fps cap is lifted (please please please please plEASE!) and I fix this one problem...

    Whenever I'm playing a game with a "virtual controller", i.e. phone sideways with d pad on left and buttons on right side of screen, I inevitably find myself tripping the "home" key within minutes of starting any game that requires a controller. This of course kicks me to my home page, and with most games any progress is lost. I can't imagine that no one else is having this problem, as it even happens with texting from time to time, but I can't seem to find anyone else with the same problem.

    This is reallllly irritating as in any game with oft-pressed controls on the lower right side of the screen, i'm pretty much guaranteed to kick myself out to my home screen within 3 minutes of starting a game.

    What's the best way to address this? Is there a way to temporarily disable the home button? change controls to a hold? Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!!

  2. RestivoBC

    RestivoBC Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    Yes that can be a problem. I don't think disabling the home key would work, as you would not be able to exit the game. But I have had that happen to me on a few occasions.

    And if you're interested in root, the 30 FPS cap can be fixed.
  3. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Cary, NC
    Try using a case with a decent sized lip around around the edges. It may help to keep you from accidentally touching the screen corners. Or go ghetto and throw a strip of scotch tape over the home keys.

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