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  1. NewShockerGuy

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    Downloaded from the market an app called Covedesign Dev.

    You can turn the track ball led on and off... different from the bottons on and off...

    Seems cool and I like that someone was able to do this... now we just need someone to integrate that into notification options...

    Figured I'd post this so that others can check it out and hopefully someone can do it...

    -Nigel
     

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    Just out of sheer curiosity.... why would one want to turn off the track ball?
     
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    Some people don't want the "Glowing Orb of Death" to burn an image on their eyes; especially in dark places ie. the movies.
     
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    LOL @ "Glowing orb of death".

    I actually think in the dark the glowing trackball looks rather cool. But to each their own, and I can see how it might be annoying to some people.
     
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    ah ha! so you're one of those people who texts during movies! i hate that! :p
     
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    So has anyone ever heard of or seen a solution to using the track ball as a notification tool? I'd love it...
     
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    Heck, I'm still trying to figure out why there is even a trackball on the phone... It's got a freakin' touchscreen....
     
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    I thought the same thing, but actually recently started using it. I use it when editing text, or excels that I need to make adjustments to. Sometimes its hard to poke exactly where you want the cursor without a stylus, so the trackball is a lot more accurate in this respect.
     
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    I can not find that app in the market... is there another place to find it??
     
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    ^ +1, I cant find this either...little more info please
     
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    That is actually a good answer, I hate tapping all over the screen trying to move the cursor, now it is easier.. Thanks.... :D
     
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    Hello...OP check this thread out much???
     
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    Go to Market.

    Type in root.

    It's about the 12th app down called
    Covedesign Dev (root)

    Has a picture of a hammer for the app icon in the market place.

    It's only like 45kb of space, super tiny too.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that someone builds on this.....

    -Nigel
     
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    COVEDESIGN

    you said coverdesign

    Thanks!
     
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    opps!
    rofl
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    can't read.

    changing above to reflect.

    -Nigel
     
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    I'm playing with it, but I still cant get it to work...doesn't seem to want and 'save' my selection.
     
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    Glowing balls are always have a purpose. :p
     
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    Especially mine...
    we are talking about light bulbs, right?
     
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    Try LEDs Hack.....allows you to control all the led lights and the trackball...wonderful app!!
     
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    Rooted phones only... can use this.
    Just FYI, before everyone goes and looks.
     
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