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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brent_strong, May 7, 2010.

  1. brent_strong

    brent_strong Well-Known Member
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    So, are there a lot of people out there using the optical trackpad? I've had the phone for a while and....I don't think I've ever actually used it except to mess around.

    Are there some things that it makes easier? Better? Faster?
     

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  2. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
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    When I need to edit text I use it alot. I also use it sometimes to scroll up/down on a website. Sometimes to move between home screens. And to wake the phone.
     
  3. jpr18

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    I haven't used it much at all, but I'm glad it was included anyways.
     
  4. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Well-Known Member
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    nothing i wish it would scoll in the internet instead of select certain object then I would use it alot more.
     
  5. AlexNC

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    text editing
     
  6. iowabowtech

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    Snapping a pic. I wish I was using it to wake the device if a quality app would surface to make that happen.
     
  7. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member
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    snapping a pic, that is all
     
  8. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Well-Known Member
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    can everyone fell the edge around there trackpad? mine seem a little recessed
     
  9. c_aus

    c_aus Well-Known Member
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    Taking a picture and when I need to move the cursor just one or two spaces.
     
  10. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member
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    I can feel it a little, and I can really tell when I use my fiance's Inc, which has a Zagg on it. Once I get a SGP screen protector, I'm going to punch out a 3/8" hole around the trackpad to make the hole bigger, so it doesn't interfere with the ease of pushing it in.
     
  11. Mr Marcus

    Mr Marcus Well-Known Member
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    +1 editing text, and taking pics, although I'd rather a less harsh 'shutter release' option.
     
  12. jamor

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    It's good for some things like taking pics.

    But it's a little too slow for scrolling long lists.
     
  13. malice

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    I guess I have used it to take pics. I can't even remember. Other than that, nothing.
     
  14. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member
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    taking pics- really still used to the iphone... =(

    but love my incredible =)
     
  15. Valka

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    I'll take 'when I need to scroll a webpage and not select any links' for $1000 Alex
     
  16. WizeGuyDezignz

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    Nothing. Except taking a pic.
     
  17. hoyajake

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    I would use it for editing text but it is too slow.
     
  18. DataSchmuck

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    I use it to control the spiral speed for the hypno-toad app.
    All hail hypno-toad.
     
  19. cb85215

    cb85215 Active Member
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    Pic taking only.
     
  20. Teegunn

    Teegunn Well-Known Member
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    It would be nice if one could adjust the speed that it moves the cursor.
     
  21. photographx

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    What do you use the trackpad for?

    Looking at it and wishing it worked like the one they copied?
     
  22. 8andsand

    8andsand Well-Known Member
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    Taking a pic is about all i use it for. Most of the time I forget it's there.
     
  23. alancorp

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    1. Selecting a link on a webpage when it's too small to touch and I'm too lazy to zoom in.
    2. Editing text to move the cursor back a few spaces.
    3. On some forums, text is covered for spoilers and I use the trackpad to select the text and click it to highlight and read the text.
    4. Take pictures.
     
  24. spartan141

    spartan141 Well-Known Member
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    Yup, what ^ said
     
  25. starogreen

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    snapping a picture
    scrolling through photos on phone and card
    scrolling through words when the auto-text dictionary pops up
    scrolling on web
     

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