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  1. LunchBB

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    Just tried out the touch pad, to perform vertical scrolling on browser, I can use two fingers to goes up and down.
     

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    yep its pretty good really and you dont have to touch the screen at all to do things. it doesnt fit on my lap well sitting on the couch but its pretty good on hard surface
     
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    Just found out the touch pad right button serves as "back". that's a bit odd!
     
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    I'll stick this and see where it goes
     
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    Not sure if it's very useful to many others, but I can select another different language ASUS keyboard (e.g. Chinese). To switch between English and Chinese input, I can use Ctrl-Space on the keyboard without touching the notification area to switch language.
     
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    Here's a trick to quickly switch between the last 2 apps you were using.

    Position the mouse pointer to the switch app icon (the third icon from the bottom left, looks like two white boxes stack together). Place it right above the icon white line in that black area, double click that area will allow you to switch between the last 2 app windows. That double click cannot be too quick tho =)
     
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    I've seen this listed in other threads but to keep your browser from going to mobile sites go to settings then Advanced then User Agent String and select Desktop. When I had Tablet selected it would constantly switch to mobile versions.

    Just an aside, the facebook app absolutely stinks compared to the full web site which works perfectly for me.
     
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    I have mine set to "desktop" and it works fine. Facebook loads fine with the stock browser. There is no need to get an facebook app. =)
     
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    Is there any kind of decent LastPass or password manager solution? I hate remembering all my passwords.
     
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    You should try the Market.
     
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    Yeah I was looking for some specific suggestions. But thanks.
     
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    I use KeePass. This is because I use it on all of my computers at home and Sync any changes to my NAS so they all sync.

    The android version does not sync, so I occasionally copy the file to it with File Manager HD. The search function is in a menu, which is extra clicks but it works well enough.
     
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    I've been using eWallet for the last bunch of years. You can have it on your phone and sync with your computer to keep it current. The downside is that on your phone its view only (updates have to be done on your computer) and it dosen't yet run on the TF because of Honeycomb. The same company has a differnent program out that on's the market that apparently you can edit the files on your phone; however, I don't have any experience with that. Overall, eWallet works fairly well for me.
     
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    Is there any way to remap this to the "menu" button?
     
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    Under Honeycomb 3.1, the middle mouse button (or mouse wheel click) is the "menu" button.
     
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    +1 KeePass.

    Used with Dropbox, it works flawlessly across all my platforms.

    Pete :cool:
     
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    Too bad you have to long press EACH file in dropbox then select download. Is there a way to have Dropbox download the entire folder?
     
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    I posted this on the XDA forums, but as some of you dont have access, or may not visit that site I am posting it here as well.

    hope it helps someone.

    I will add more as I think of them or find new solutions to problems.


    1. Try MultiPicture if you are having problems getting Wallpapers to work on the tablet, it scales the image to fit the screen, so you won’t get your image cropped or distorted. Use a 1280x800, 72dpi image for perfect results. In MultiPicture settings, you can disable the homescreen scrolling so that the image stays still when you flip through your homescreens. You can also use different pictures on each homescreen if you like.

    2. Use a static picture as wallpaper, live wallpapers are fun but seem to slow down the home screen transitions slightly in Honeycomb still.

    3. Rockplayer, Vplayer and Moboplayer are all great apps that support almost every movie format and codec out there, they allow you to play movie files on the tablet that aren’t supported out of the box. You may have to select the Software decoding option in Rockplayer to get some formats working.

    4. If you don’t already have it, install Windows Media Player 11 or higher on your PC and add any folders that you would like to be able to access from the Transformer to the library in WMP. (don’t forget to share them in windows as well by right clicking them and going to the sharing option etc.)

    5. Install the app UPnPlay, it will make viewing your shared media much easier. It also allows you to choose the app you want to view media with, so you can choose Rockplayer or Vplayer etc to stream your movies.

    6. Plex is another good app for accessing shared media, you have to install a server application on your PC and add any folders you want to be shared to the server application, then run the tablet app. It’s very simple and it adds cover art etc to your movies by searching the files meta data.

    7. Install File Manager HD, it’s a great tablet optimised file manager and it can see your network shared files once you add a new W-lan connection. Use 192.168.0.2 (or your PC’s IP address), your Windows log on name and your Windows password.

    8. If you are looking for a good news reader for your tablet, try News 360, it has a great interface and works really well. It has the option to show local news as well as national/international.

    9. A great Magazine app recently released for Honeycomb is Zinio, try the version from the market, its slightly different to the one on the transformer, I prefer the UI. Zinio has a large and growing selection of magazines, its interface is great and the magazines look amazing on the transformers screen.

    10. ACV is a brilliant comic viewer that reads most comic formats, it works well on the tablet.

    11. Extended Controls is a brilliant app/widget that lets you add controls for virtually every setting on your tablet to your homescreen, for example WiFi or Bluetooth and even a toggle to force a media scan (useful if you have just transferred files to your tablet and they aren’t showing in the gallery etc.)

    12. Plume is the Twitter app I am using, it has a great tablet optimised interface and a brilliant widget.

    13. It’s still a bit choppy and laggy sometimes, but try out the website TVCatchup Mobile for free to air UK television channels, a huge selection of free channels that play about 5 seconds behind live TV. Wifi recommended but I have had it working on 3G. Some channels work better than others. Try changing your browser agent from android to desktop or even iPhone to get a better result.

    14. TV Guide UK is just that, a great TV guide for your tablet, it’s not Honeycomb optimised and runs in portrait mode, but it works well and has a great interface. You can filter the channels in the settings to just show the channels you have or want to see.
     
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    Thank you for number 10.
     
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    your welcome.
     
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    Just had to share this with you guys, took an airplane ride yesterday and once the ok was given everyone started breaking out their ipads. I waited a few minutes then like a pimp I reached down and brought my TF out of it's case and undocked the tablet, I heard the lady across the aisle say "did you see that! We have to get one of those! That is so cool!" I love the TF!
     
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    Great list for someone thinking of getting the Transformer.

    Do you know if Pulse, my favourite new aggregator, works okay on the Transformer?
     
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    Pulse works perfectly and looks great, try out news360 as well its very pretty on the transformer, the UI is very clever.
     

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