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Locking items on the screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mcaanda, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. mcaanda

    mcaanda Newbie
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    If I had a nickle each time I tried to open the notifications on the top of the screen, but ended up moving the clock, we'd all have a handful of nickles.

    Is there any way to "lock the items" on the screen so that they will not move unless you really want them to?


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  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Not that I know of..but I've never had any type of.. user error like this lol
  3. pkopalek

    pkopalek Android Expert

    If the phone is doing something processor-intensive (like in the middle of installing an app from Market, or processing something in a web page you're loading in the background, or whatever), there is some lag between when you touch the screen, and when the phone will consider that input.

    So your touch, though it was done at the top of the screen, and you dragged your finger down, wasn't registered right away. By the time the phone caught up to what you were doing, your finger was on the clock.

    If I try to slide the notification bar and it doesn't go right away, I just wait a few seconds, then slowly try again!
  4. ericDylan

    ericDylan Android Enthusiast

    i have had this happen many times!!!

    but sadly i dont think that is possible ... i mean why would HTC put something in the eris that is actually useful? surely they wouldnt do that....:D:D
  5. falexs

    falexs Member

    I was having a problem almost at the beginning. I found that using the softkeys (tapping: home, menu, notifications) was useful but go old quick. Hey, maybe it works better for you.

    Next I started placing my thumb in the area above where the screen begins, right below the black part, and then dragging it down also worked. That worked a little better for me.
  6. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    I have precision with my finger lol so I don't have to do that. :p
  7. bjf88

    bjf88 Android Enthusiast

    Wow, never thought this could be an issue for someone. For me, it takes a good 1-2 second longpress for me to be able to move anything on my home screens, plus it will vibrate once the widget or whatever it is has "dislodged" and can be moved. And like someone else said, I usually start above the notification bar, then drag down, so I'm never really near the clock.

    Try starting at the Verizon logo and dragging down.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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