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General Jelly Bean Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Unforgiven, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. mafiaye

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    It works :) you gotta hold them for a while.
     

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  2. xrae

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    Thanks! Got it figured out. Whoohoo
     
  3. blahblahyoutoo

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    I believe that only removes the shortcut, not an uninstallation.
     
  4. Markg

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    Oh, when I hold down an app in the main tray (not on the home screen), when the screen changes to allow me to place it on the home screen, there's an option at the top marked 'uninstall'. Is that only removing the icon and leaving the app on the device somewhere?
     
  5. Unforgiven

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    On home screens it only removes the icon/widget, in the app drawer is uninstalls the app.
    You are uninstalling the app if you do it from the app drrawer.

    If you go into Settings | Apps and choose any app you can freeze it natively. Think carrier bloat for when they start releasing OTAs or devices with JB. I only tested this with the stock browser on my GNex when it was first released as the Nexus devices don't come with unremoveable bloat.
     
  6. blahblahyoutoo

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    my bad, i missed the part where you said app tray (typically called app drawer).
     
  7. Unforgiven

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    Sorry, I don't get the joke. :smokingsomb:
     
  10. jds4000

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    GIGANTIC TIP! Download Nova Launcher Prime to customize your N7. Tons of features including, change the icon grid, edit app titles, disable scrolling wallpaper. Lots of nice features. I love this app.


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  11. GeoUSA

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    Very simple tip that many have already discovered, but it's very satisfying to "fling" desktop items towards the top to remove them!
     
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  12. CarsnGadgets

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, but I just found out about it.

    https://support.google.com/websearch...r=2649515&rd=1


    follow the guide in the link, then when you go to the mobile version of the "Google.com" homepage
    you can write words on the screen with your finger below the search box and it will translate your
    scribble into text and search for it!

    works really well on my Nexus 7.
     
  13. SamJKurgan

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    Starting in 4.1 you can now stop individual apps from pushing notifications, settings>>>apps, and you will notice that each individual app now has a box label "show notifications" which is checked by default. If the developer has included airpush or similar ads you can now disable notifications for that app all together. This is particularly useful for some of the free launcher themes and sms replacement themes out there, as those seem to be particularly hard hit by airpush. Still, support your developers! As a rule of thumb, if you've used the free theme for more than month, buy the paid version.
     
  14. CarsnGadgets

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    Choose your input method:

    when you click in a type field, email, text, webpage etc, you get a little keyboard symbol appear in the top corner of the screen in the notification bar. Pull this down and click on it and you will be able to select which input method you want to use! select swiftkey, the standard keyboard or any other installed input method here. You used to be able to do it by long pressing the text field, but that no longer works in JellyBean.
     
  15. Unforgiven

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    Related tip. Long pressing the typing area no longer works as that brings up the Copy functionality introduced in ICS. Long press on a word and you will get a blue arrow at each end of the word. You can drag these to include as much text as you want to copy.
     
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  17. eliddell

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    I think this is one of the best features in both ICS and Jelly bean, and it saddens me that most have not discovered it.. with your browser open, go to settings>labs, and toggle on both "full screen" and "quick controls" combined they get rid of the url bar and tabs button at the top making the browser full screen and allowing you to move your thumb in from either side of the screen to bring up a quick tools menu allowing for intuitive managment of your browser.. no more click the url bar at the top of the screen and then move down to the bottom to start typing.. now just slide thumb in and release over url icon and start typing right where you slid in..
     
  18. CarsnGadgets

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    Good tip, but I dont think that functionality is available in the Nexus 7s stock browser (which is Chrome).
     
  19. godsdragon

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    I like the app, but I find it a bit cumbersome... I had a hard time setting it so it would rotate anytime, I also find it rotates after I shake my tablet, literally... LOL

    Is there other choice apps that accomplish the trick without much ado?

    Thanks anyway for the app lead... ;)
     
  20. jimany

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    I guess it's probably not specific to jelly bean, but am I the only one who didn't notice transformers on youtube?
     
  21. Markg

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    I'm not sure I understand, are you saying that it's on there but you didn't immediately notice it or that you think it should be on there but it isn't?
    It's in the Movies app if you're looking for it.
     
  22. jimany

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    I didn't notice right away. On my pc, I clicked from google to youtube, and noticed I had 1 purchase, transformers.
     
  23. Markg

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    How cool, I really wasn't expecting that!
     
  24. vgjfelix

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    I've been putting a few videos together on general Nexus 7 hints and tips. Check these out if you find them useful and subscribe to my channel for more Nexus 7 stuff :)













    Cheers,

    vgjfelix
     
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  25. Unforgiven

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    Found this here in the N7 forum but figured it could fit here as well.
     
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