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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lisadawn, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. lisadawn

    lisadawn Member
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    when you press a widget does your fingerprint get highlighted kinda of like a halo effect on the screen where you pressed? I just noticed this for the first time. i have had this phone for about 4 weeks and never noticed. is this normal or is something going on with my screen? it looks kinda like if you press on your laptop screen.

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  2. lisadawn

    lisadawn Member
    Thread Starter

    could someone please just press one of thir widgets and let me know if this happens??Thanks!!
  3. HIMS

    HIMS Lurker

    Signed up just to say that I noticed yesterday for the first time and was curious as to why I hadn't seen it before. Strange.
  4. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    I started noticing this the other day, as well. It seems to only have started in the past couple days.
  5. lisadawn

    lisadawn Member
    Thread Starter

    i find it very odd. it doesnt bother me other than the fact that it hasnt been doing thisfor the past month. wonder why this started? Any ideas??
  6. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    I'd have to agree with this assessment. If the phone is going to be fine, then I can tolerate it. Still, it hasn't been there and now it is. The only thing I can think of causing it is damage to the liquid cells, perhaps from overheating (which is NOT an issue I've encountered). I thought it was an adverse effect from my cracked screen.
  7. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member

    I just tried two widgets on mine, the weather and the battery widgets and had no halo effect at all.
  8. dCoder

    dCoder Newbie

    I've seen it for more than a few days. I've had my phone since a day or so after release, and was starting to think it had always done that. To be clear though, mine is not doing the halo effect when I tap widgets, only shortcuts, i.e. app icons. Is that different from what others are seeing?
  9. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    Are you guys on stock roms? Im rooted and using a custom rom and I dont have that issue. I'm wondering if it could be related to Motoblur.
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Is this relevant to your "halo" issue? (from a review):

    The Motorola Bionic uses a qHD display, which is great given that this is the highest resolution 4.3” Android phones can get (1280
  11. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member

    I am on stock not rooted and i use the goLauncher. Not seen the problem.
  12. Mine has always done that.

    I found this in another forum ...

    "I noticed in the two different Verizon stores that their Bionics were running 5.9.991 when mine is running 5.5.886. I tried to do an update and mine says up to date."

    I am running System Version 5.5.886 ... the glow has always been there ... what are you running?

    ... Thom
  13. lisadawn

    lisadawn Member
    Thread Starter

    yes its the icons on my screens that do it. just started in past 4 days. I am version 5.88 something. to my knowledge that has always been which version I have. just find it odd that this started.
  14. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    This also.
  15. vr6dubbin

    vr6dubbin Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about the "glow" effect that happens when you tap a shortcut on the homescreen?

    If so... mine has definitely been doing that since day 1. I didn't even consider it an issue, just dress-up?

    Either that or i'm completely missing what you all are talking about!
  16. bxtzd3

    bxtzd3 Well-Known Member

    there is also a flash when going from one home screen to the next. this i have never noticed before. i say that because i have a sticky note on one home screen that gets over saturated then back to normal when switching between screens. and i would like to think that i would have noticed it before.
  17. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert

    It seems like it might be important to know what launcher you are using. Things like glow effects are determined by the launcher.

    The stock launcher (Blur) has always had a glow when you press an icon, but not when you press a widget. It has also always had the shine/reflection when you transition between home screens. These animations can be disabled or enabled in the settings so if you've messed with any of that the your experience may differ.
  18. lisadawn

    lisadawn Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't use a launcher. just stock rom. my phone seems to work fine. other than data loss at times! I just think its odd that it started this suddenly after a month. wanted to make sure it isn't a problem. thanks for all of the replies!
  19. jessie1290

    jessie1290 Newbie

    I've got this now too. I actually came here tonight to ask if anyone else had seen this. I first noticed it today along with the halo effect. Only thing different was that I had navagation on for about 3 hours yesterday and the phone was pretty warm by the time I got back home. When I was checking this out, I noticed that the things I touch often have a more pronounced effect than things I've never or rarely used. One speed dial number that I call all the time actually had a kind of wave around it this afternoon, with different colors when I touched it. That's what got me started checking around. Anybody else see more of an effect with things more frequently used?
  20. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    I've had my Bionic since launch day. My wife has had a Bionic for about 2 weeks. Both highlight icons in blue when pressed. what's the big deal?

    Both are using the stock launcher. I can't really recall what they did when I used Go Launcher. My phone was a bit flaky with that launcher, so I dumped it. Stock and stable is better for me than fancy and glitchy.
  21. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    What I'm referring to, and what I think the OP is as well, is that when pressing on the screen, you can see the disturbance in the liquid crystal. It wasn't there a month ago, but now it is.

    This would be a hardware issue, not a software issue, but FWIW, I'm rooted.
  22. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I had to press pretty damned hard to get that effect, and I could only see it immediately around my thumb where I was pressing.

    Never seen anything like that before, and never plan on doing it again.
  23. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    maybe a video would help. :) I mistakenly thought the blue highlight was what u guys are talking about. oh well.
  24. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Yeah, that's it, but it comes pretty easily now. Like most of the time frequency. It's very obvious now, and long pressing like to add or move a widget will always bring it up. I notice it a lot when playing Pocket Soccer.
  25. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    OK, everyone so far experiencing the halo effect:

    1. Has your phone ever gotten extremely hot since you've owned it (as in almost unbearable to hold
    2. Are you still on System version 5.5.886....
    3. have you dropped your phone since you've owned it, enough to possibly do some internal damage?

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