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No single-press functionality for side key??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daniel2344, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. daniel2344

    daniel2344 Lurker
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    I feel like I must be taking crazy pills here but, I was trying to remap the Bixby key for google assistant, and when I opened the side button settings it has options for double press, and holding press but...a single press has literally zero functionality?? As far as I can tell it literally does nothing except turn off the screen.

    Surely this can't be right? This would be such a massive waste of a valuable resource.

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  2. olbriar


    I haven't received my Ultra yet but I assume a single press will turn on the screen as well off as it has on the recent past Sammies. Only a guess. Double tap seems to work for the same function however.
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  3. daniel2344

    daniel2344 Lurker
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    Well no need to guess as that's exactly what I described in my question. The point is the bixby button used to have both single press and double press functionality, and now it's double press or holding press. However they only allow you to remap the double press to anything useful, which means you have to give up the vitally important double tap camera access if you want to remap the bixby button. All this translates to essentially having no options at all with the functionality of this button, whereas if they allowed you to use the single press it could actually be useful.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised the bixby button has always been such a horrible waste of a feature and is the reason I keep asking myself every year why I still buy samsung. Just very annoying that they kind of pretended to finally fix it this year but actually didn't.
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.8" inch screen, 108MP camera, 12/16GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 5000mAh battery.

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