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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by patilj, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. patilj

    patilj Member
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    This drives me nuts. If I go to use the camera or am not careful in other apps, my hand touches one of these keys and I am exited from the app I was using. Is there any kind of skin to put on top of this until that would make these buttons available when I actually need to press them? Or is there some setting in the menus to disable them, or configure them?
     

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  2. britbloke

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    I don't think there's anything that would work well enough to reduce the sensitivity of those buttons as I don't think they're resistive, like the screen itself.

    I agree that there should be some sensitivity settings on the phone though.
     
  3. patilj

    patilj Member
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    Good point.

    The solution for me would to some how be able to disable both those controls, and reassign them to the right side camera/music buttons, which themselves are physical buttons and I rarely think of using.
     
  4. KurtToronto

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    The only work-arounds I've found to the sensitivity issue are to rewire how it is that I use my phone.

    When the keyboard is open, I've noticed that the EVE is meant to be held with your left hand, and your right hand should be used to manoeuver the touch screen.

    With the camera, I'm always inclined to treat any camera as though the lens were in the middle of the reverse side, however now I just cradle the camera with my palm under the majority of the back of the device, as the lens is all the way on the left of the camera, when held in landscape mode.

    Whenever handing the device to a friend to show something, I always instruct them to hold it with their left hand. More often than not, they invariably take it with their right. Go figure.

    Kurt
     
  5. Torontonian

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    Hopefully this is addressed in the upcoming firmware update LG has announced for this spring. They are updating to 1.6.
     
  6. teamevergreen

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    the sensitivity should be adjustable in the software programming. Its just something that we are all going to have to tell LG about enough times that they fix it when we upgrade to 1.6 in the spring.
     
  7. britbloke

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    I don't really see how it could be adjusted in the software as there's no resistive touch to those buttons like there is on the screen itself.
     
  8. Russki

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    Perhaps they can disable it completely when apps like camera and games are running or when phone receiving a call (because if you touch RETURN pad it kicks you out of call and you can’t answer it). You can exit all these apps have with middle menu button,(camera has return button on screan) so I don’t see a great lost by deactivating HOME/RETURN.
    Cheers
     
  9. britbloke

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  10. Palantir

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    Maybe swap the Home/Return for Answer/Hangup?
     
  11. patilj

    patilj Member
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    I'm probably going to buy a skin, and cut it down to the bottom edge, to fit over that section of the phone, so I don't accidentally hit those buttons. Any suggestions or which accessories would make a good fit for that, which I could take the scissors to?

    Maybe a strip of black electrical tape with three small holes (for each button) in it would work just as well?

    #############
    #o####o####o#
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