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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mr29rose, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. mr29rose

    mr29rose Member
    Thread Starter

    sorry if u know about this already

    i found that of you hold down the menu button, the keyboard pops up for you. so if you open an app or page that has the typing field at the top for example, you dont have to reach up there and tap inside to get the keyboard which i noticed needs to be done sometimes. you just hold menu key and keyboard pops up.


  2. jacker

    jacker Member

    did no know that. thanks
  3. wow that awesome, thanks!
  4. mobilemaniac

    mobilemaniac Member

    Good tip. Here's another. If you hold down the search button it will go right to a voice search.
    jsage, cnote678, italy7 and 1 other person like this.
  5. mr29rose

    mr29rose Member
    Thread Starter

    awesome thanks
  6. Hrshycro

    Hrshycro Member

    Figured the search button and menu button out on day one, but thanks for posting for others. The menu button is helpful for one handed use when the text field is at the top of the screen - I love the size of the phone though! ;)
  7. BusaWizard

    BusaWizard Newbie

    Good to know, thanks.
  8. supaumar

    supaumar Member

  9. cnote678

    cnote678 Newbie

    Ha! I figured it out, but assuming it was like the iPhone new OS I thought it was the currently running apps. I kept using ATK on them like ...'WTF, why won't these DIE?!?!'
  10. jrstinkfish

    jrstinkfish Android Enthusiast

    Pressing the home button while on the home screen has the same function as pinching the screen to bring up the thumbnail versions.
  11. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Android Enthusiast

    In browser (both stock and Dolphin) the keyboard does not pop up with a long press of the Menu key, perhaps because I'm using Swype keyboard? In Dolphin, long press of Back burton brings up clear cache and history dialog.

    Wasted opportunity: in calendar, long press of Menu brings up keyboard, but you can't actually type anything. Should be like the old Palm OS where typing a number in the calendar started creating an appointment at that time.
  12. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Android Enthusiast

    In Note Everything, Menu-long brings up keyboard and typing starts searching for notes. Not bad. In Palm OS typing in Memo app would start a new memo
  13. josh_evo

    josh_evo Lurker

    Is there any way to have the "home" button bring up MORE than just 6 apps? I've seen pics with a whole screen full of the last used apps.

  14. coolguy949

    coolguy949 Well-Known Member

    Another tip: Holding down the bottom right or left of the screen will make the light leakage go away. :p
  15. This is what kind of an accessory, again?
    fofy21 likes this.
  16. Mabster

    Mabster Android Enthusiast

    I'm thinking that was probably just a customized home screen...
  17. Mabster

    Mabster Android Enthusiast

    Software accessory?:rolleyes:

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