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    Actually I tried this and it worked. However, I tried it and it works all across the top on the lock screen.
     

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    I don't understand how to put it in standby mode. Would that be the button to turn the phone off because when i push it my screen is still locked. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Old thing, But not bad at all. Thanks :)
     
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    Yes...standby is when you hit the power button and the phone is black. So, basically, what you need to do to get this to work is, open an action memo...write something on it...press the power button, and when you press the power button again, that memo should be floating on top of your lockscreen. No need to unlock the phone, to see the memo.
     
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    Is there a setting that needs to be enabled? I tried doing exactly that, but the memo wasn't on the lock screen when I hit the power button a second time.

    Just for reference, here are two screen shots of my lock screen settings:
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Sorry...I just realized that maybe this only works, since I use Widgetlocker. I use Widgetlocker in conjunction with the stock Pin security (required by my work) and have the pin set to only activate every 30 minutes that the phone isn't used. Here is a pic of what it should look like, over the lockscreen:

    [​IMG]

    It's so convenient for me because I'll write my list, put the phone on standby and back in my pocket, go to a section where I need something, pull my phone out (just like anybody would with a list), then cross off the item, and put the phone back on standby.

    I didn't realize that this might not be possible with the stock lockscreen, but works perfectly with Widgetlocker. Widgetlocker has been my "go to" lockscreen for the past 2 years and haven't found a single app that is close to providing the customizations that widgetlocker does, so for those that feel this function would be worth while, I highly recommend giving Widgetlocker a spin. For me, what's great is that, I can save the settings and just re-load them on any of my future android phones.
     
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    Not a problem. :) Just trying to make sure the info on this handy thread is as accurate as possible for current and future Note 3 owners. On a related topic, if you have the "Action Memo on lock screen" option checked, and use the method mentioned underneath the option to open Action Memo (from the lock screen, double-tap the screen with the S pen while holding down the button on the pen), then you are able to write a note, turn off the screen, turn it back on, and have the note right there and available.




    Thanks for posting that in here. :) I thought I'd done so already, but maybe I didn't click "submit" when I was done. Either way, it's a very handy shortcut.
     
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    You might have, but someone may not have seen it. Still worthy of repost
     
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    Thought I would add my 2p as all there tips are amazing

    My one is (sorry if it's an old android trick but I've only just discovered it) when in a text message use the volume keys to zoom in and out (not really sure why u need to but there goes)
     
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    I tried.. Did not work
     
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    You actually need to go in settings while in messages and check "use volume key"
     
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    This is probably an old tip but it is new to me. Choptop32 was looking for a way to re-arrange the icons in his app drawer and discovered that you can do that by hitting the menu key and choosing Edit then Save. This is while your using Touchwiz home and does not appear to be available while using Nova Prime.





    Thanks Choptop32!
     
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    Ok, So if I don't learn anything else today, this one thing will make my whole day worth it. Thanks!!! :D
     
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    Another excellent tip! Thanks
     
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    My Sprint Note 3 does. :D
     
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    Do you have apps you want quick access too, regardless of which screen you are on?

    Tip: You can customize the apps in your Lowbar (those apps that are always shown, on every screen, at the bottom)
    Tip: You can have up to 5 apps in your lowbar, even though the default is 4
    Tip: You can delete the default apps in your lowbar, with exception of the phone
    How: Drag & Drop (for all the above)

    My Choice of Lowbar apps are: Camera; Phone; Messages; Chrome; Apps

    Does anyone know how to add a widget to the Lowbar? I'd really rather have the "Active Apps" widget there, making it simple to check or switch apps on the fly - yes, i know long press home key does this already)
     
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    Tip: Perform a voice command without removing phone from your pocket;
    Using the earbuds, press the single button (not volume rockers); after hearing the beep; State desired voice command, be specific.
    (example: press button; "play music" "Boston". "Second one")
    (example: next song)
    (example: previous song)
    (example: action memo; "pick up bread and milk and peanutbutter")
    (example: call; contact name, yes)
     
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    Are your screens full? Or just to confusing?

    Tip: add several more screens

    You are NOT limited to just a home screen, 4 other screens, apps & widget screens.
    I am currently rocking 7 screens (plus app and widget screens for a total of 9, oops no, 10 screens + widget screens)

    HOW: add another screen by dragging a large widget to blank space between screens, deleting widget at will, screen remains, fill with apps of your choice
     
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    Tip: If you like the S-View cover, consider using "No Lock" app.
    Every time you flip the cover open your phone will be ready to use; No need to swipe unlock it.
    No Lock app works great without the S-View cover - I just find it particularly functional with the S-View cover.
     
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    Tip: Google Now.
    I like Google Now as my secondary home screen. It keeps track of airline travel, packages sent, sport scores, weather, etc, and displays them on a single screen (which is scrolled up and down)
    (no, not the My Magazine page) I added whole another screen, see tip above, and I just swipe to the side screen just one screen off my home screen
     
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    seriously the BEST TIP ever: App: Ever Note.
    and EverNote works so awesome with the S-Pen!!

    For me, EverNote is what makes the S-Pen SUPER-SUPER functional
    EverNote supports the camera for picture input too!

    (sorry, running low on real tips)
     
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    Tip: Save Battery Power

    How: Place phone into airplane mode BEFORE stepping into your car (or bus, or bicycle)

    Why: All cell phones boost power output as the phone moves from one cell phone tower to another. Moving across the landscape, drifting from tower to tower, will drain your battery faster than anything else, including playing music, watching movies, texting, & talking on the phone.
     
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    What does airplane does? I always wanted to know

    What features does by having the phone in this mode turns off
     
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    All communications are turned off, hence your phone is not constantly searching for signals/wifi, which is easier on the power.
    You can still use your phone for non communicational activities ( before you ask, communicational was in my Samsung dictionary lol)
     

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