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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cmusciano, Jun 23, 2012.

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    Turn the Camera quick access to on, under settings-security-lock screen options first
     

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    I must be missing it for good, cause I just went through all of the settings including settings in the camera app and I did not find "camera quick access" option anywhere :-(.
     
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    Settings, security, lock screen options
     
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    My lock screen option is grayed out for some reason? Why is that?
     
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    Do you have lock screen option above set to something i.e. swipe? No lock screen, no shortcut. Also check motion and gesture settings. Personally I think the settings menu could be structured more logically.I'm constantly forgetting where stuff is.
     
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    Option "With Swipe Lock" should be checked in order for the Lock Screen Options to appear.

    Now I got this annoying message "Swipe away from a shortcut to open an app". How do I get rid of it?
    Oh and I do have the shortcut to the camera now at the bottom of the screen, but I still need to put my secure swipe pattern before camera will open. So not sure if I win anything by having camera shortcut at the lock screen. I was under impression that I can put the finger on the lock screen and by turning phone into landscape the camera app will open without any farther inputs, it seems not to be possible though. By the way the place a finger and turn phone into landscape still does not work for me.
     
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    There's an option remove help text. Don't need camera shortcut as this will substitute. Make sure phone auto rotate is on. That is in display menu. See what I mean about logical layout? Lock phone, hit power, hold thumb down and rotate phone.
     
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    Yeah, finally it worked!!!!!!!!!

    One more question on this topic, I promise :). In order to activate the camera finger and tilt option I had to check "with swipe lock" to get the "lock screen options" enabled. Now my camera finger/tilt shortcut works but I have two "swipe" screens now grrrrr... How do I get rid of the swipe screen - where you have to swipe screen at the bottom to get to your lock pattern? I would want my phone to go directly to my swipe lock pattern screen when I press power button. I understand if I uncheck the option "with swipe lock" I will loose the capability of the camera finger/tilt shortcut. Is it either live with the two swipe screens or no camera shortcut?
     
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    Just choose swipe/no security (top option), not the one with pattern.
     
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    Um, yeah, but that is really insecure, anyone will be able to play with my phone than :-(.
     
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    That's ur trade off. Thus two lockscreens with security. Don't let her out of ur sight! ;)
     
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    YAY! Not only could I NOT find briefing alarm but it also solved my complaint about no vibe option for alarms. Sweet! One more stock app that replaced a third party app on my X2.

    My favorite features so far.

    While the jumbo sized text in the stock app annoys me (I have decent eyesight) I do like the lock screen notification and what I call the "why the F are we still texting about this?!" feature (putting phone to ear with text on screen calls textee). I just wish those features still worked on 3rd party text apps. I'm still deciding between those nifty features and smaller text w more color choices for convos.

    I LOVE having app shortcuts on the home screen (one less 3rd party app again).

    Voice command for camera is VERY slick. Burst mode+best shot+voice command= very good looking picture.

    As stated before, the chapter preview mode in the video player is insane! My jaw dropped when I stumbled on that one.

    SCREENSHOTS! Finally. My friends are getting annoyed with my constant feed of speed test screenshots (up to 16 M/s DL :D)

    Notification LED off. (huge sigh of relief) no need to root this one and install an app from an unknown source.

    Custom vibrate patterns (and an easy way to program them). Icing on the cake.

    Restart... seems like a no brainer. So glad we have it now.

    NFC tags are going to be A LOT of fun to play with once they come in the mail.

    Developer options are neat and some of them make the phone more enjoyable for me. I set transition speeds to .5x and now I feel like the Incredible Hulk when opening apps and unlocking!

    More to come.
     
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    Yeah, I guess. I think it is wrong by Samsung, I should be able to use shortcuts from my security screen :-(
     
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    How could they justify security being bypassed with a gesture? Lawyers wouldn't sign off on that, don't ya think? I know what ur saying though.
     
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    I discovered the Incognito feature when I was browsing the internet with my phone. Cool feature if you need it.
     
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    Elaborate?
     
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    For the video PIP feature, it does not work on youtube, however go to tubemate.com and download this app. You can download and save your favorite videos to your album and watch them PIP that way.
     
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    Open the stock internet browser, go to the tabs window (upper right), click the little cloak and dagger man, browse porn to your heart's content, close the window when you're done, no history is saved.
     
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    I see, I use Chrome, don't like stock browser. Thanks for explanation.
     
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    I'm the complete opposite, I prefer the stock browser over chrome, although I prefer chrome on my laptop
     
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    Long press on back button in stock browser brings up history. Sorry if this is a duplicate
     
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    What do you mean voice command for camera? How do you do this and what all can you do?
     
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    Alarm Clock: When you use "briefing" in the alarm type and with smart alarm turned on - a stock song precedes the spoken "wake up". If you are still in a dream state sleep, hearing the song is such a sweet experience.
     
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    i was at the bar earlier and the guy next to me put his S3 next to mine. We exchanged apps using that NFC S-Beam feature. Pretty cool.
     
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    When I first found the briefing option I thought it was awesome, but waking up to it is the most annoying thing to wake up to. However, the smart alarm is very soothing and great to wake up to. I used it for for the first time this morning and it felt like I woke naturally. Brilliant!
     

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