The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
835 views

Disable (in software) Nexus S Power Button

My Nexus S has a broken power button that some days works fine, some days doesn't work at all, but most days just acts up and will randomly turn my phone on, even when it's sitting on the table. I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
186 views

Is there any way to disable/enable the back button?

The back button annoys me in some apps so I want to disable it in certain time and will enable it later. Is there any way to do it ? p/s : I use Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Android 4.1.2, rooted.
2
votes
0answers
328 views

map physical button to auto-rotate switch in android?

I would like to map the auto-rotate lock toggle/switch/setting to a physical button in a device. how do I do that? On the linux side of android, in linux/input.h, there are different KEY events, ...
3
votes
1answer
140 views

Reduce time it takes for device to power on when pressing power button?

I recently got my Nexus 7, and I love it. There is only one thing that is bugging me: The amount of time you have to hold the power button to turn the device on. Most of time I have to hold it for ...
0
votes
1answer
653 views

How can I use the camera button to pause/resume mp3?

How can I change camera button functionally and use it (or any other physical button) to pause/resume mp3 in a media player app? It is very important for my, because I want be able to pause/resume mp3 ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I hide the on-screen buttons but keep the status bar

I have a Galaxy Nexus (rooted, if that helps) and I want to disable the on-screen buttons (back, home, apps), also called the Navigation Bar. Now there are plenty of apps (e.g. Hide Bottom Bar) that ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Show an app's context menu on Nexus 7

My Galaxy S1 (Gingerbread) has a context menu button below the lower left of the screen which brings up various extra soft-buttons. For example, in the Twitter app, I use this to pop-up an additional ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

CM9 skips to the next song, even on short presses

I have a Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan, and the option to skip to the next / previous songs on a long press of the volume buttons is active. ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Pressing volume keys causes songs to skip

Device: Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan Issue: Whenever I'm listening to songs on any song app, If I press either volume up or down keys when ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can you reprogram the motorola-droid-razr-m screen buttons? Does it require Rooting?

I'm not a big fan of the Droid-Razr-M's screen buttons (missing the menu and search buttons, but includes a Programs button (which is a waste b/c you can long hold the Home button for that). Since ...
3
votes
2answers
813 views

Camera button reassign function

So my power button broke on my droid 1 (yes old phone). Until I can get a new phone soon, I need a better way to lock and unlock my screen. Sliding up and down the keyboard slows down everything. Is ...
1
vote
1answer
895 views

How can I disable the softkey backlight?

I've been using Voodoo Display Filter to dim my screen further than the normal minimum at night, and it works great. I want to do the same thing with the backlight for my touch buttons since it's ...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

What is the offical name of the third on-screen button?

I am searching for the official name of the third (right) android on-screen button. The left and middle button are clear: Left: Back button Middle: Home button Right: ??? Please include a ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Android Jelly Bean: fix search button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn’t find installed apps I just upgraded my Nexus S from Android 4.0.something (I forget the ...
7
votes
1answer
149 views

How to change the look of OK and Cancel Buttons

I know I can change the look of some elements using a different launcher, But how do I change how the OK or Cancel buttons look?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Power button stopped on my Nexus S

My power button has stopped working on my Nexus S, everything else works but this! How can i get my power button back?
7
votes
3answers
603 views

How to prepare touchscreen-based Android device for [emergency] calling using only hardware buttons?

If my touchscreen Android phone gets smashed I expect that it can happen that only touchscreen is broken (as it seems to be the most fragile part) while the device itself able to function somehow; and ...
3
votes
0answers
373 views

Why does HTC Incredible S on Android 4 not always switch the screen on? [closed]

I have a HTC Incredible S shich was recently updated to Android 4 and Sense 3.6. After that, it began to not always switch the screen on after pressing the power button. In 20% of the cases, it just ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Navigation Buttons (Back, Home, Menu, etc.) in the Notification/Statusbar?

I am remotely controlling an old Nexus One attached and talking to a Lego NXT robot. The Nexus One has a broken Home button. In the past I remember overcoming that by finding an app which added an ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

The power button on my Galaxy Nexus stopped working

I got a galaxy nexus at Google IO, and randomly today the power button stopped working. I was on a call, used it to lock the screen after I got off, put it in my pocket, and when I got home the button ...
4
votes
1answer
828 views

Add functionality to home button?

What application will let me allot a certain functionality to the home button? Currently, I want to make it so that pressing the Home button twice will activate Voice Actions. Do you know of any app ...
5
votes
1answer
458 views

What is the purpose of the 3rd on-screen button on a button-less phone?

I haven't used Ice Cream Sandwich yet and as far as I know, some phones (Google Nexus perhaps) don't have capacitive or hard buttons. Now as you can see below, there's 4 buttons (this was an image I ...
4
votes
2answers
456 views

How to prevent buttons from activating screen

When I take my Android phone from my trousers pocket the screen is often activated since any press to the search, home, back or menu button activates the screen. Of course, this is a major battery ...
1
vote
0answers
247 views

Can (ringer) volume only be locked by hacks/apps or is there a easy way? [duplicate]

I tried several apps to lock the volume button, because when touching them acidentally this always changes my ringer volume. This seems to be default function of volume button - change the ringer ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Swapping the “home” button functionality

Currently (2.2) pressing the home button goes to the home app shortcuts, and long-prerssing it opens recently used tasks. Is it possible to swap these actions? Then quick press would open recent ...
2
votes
0answers
409 views

Slow Android response on tapping on Back/Menu capacitive buttons on Xperia Mini Pro [closed]

I have a new Xperia Mini Pro phone, and sometimes I face a weird problem. Sometimes the Back & Menu capacitive buttons don't respond at all ... but most of the time it responds 2-3 seconds after ...
2
votes
1answer
503 views

How to stop display turn on and consuming battery power, when using Headphones remote control or volume button?

I don't know if this depends on the music player (I'm using mort player music) or standby screen (I have widgetlocker app as lockscreen), I don't see any options in these apps to change this. In ...
4
votes
1answer
941 views

How does ICS deal with Menus on devices with physical buttons?

ICS removed the need for the Menu key with always visible action bars, but also has support for phones which come with hard keys. Traditionally the menu button brought up a context menu. I've got a ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

How to use volume keys for scrolling? (everywhere)

I would like to use volume keys for scrolling (lists, homescreens, icons, documents - anything which now does require you to swipe finger in order to scroll - just like my old java phone where you ...
6
votes
2answers
848 views

HTC Incredible - always on soft button lights when screen is on

When I bought my Galaxy Nexus, I gave my dad my HTC Incredible to replace his aging Blackberry curve. His eyesight isn't so great, and he has trouble seeing the soft keys on the Incredible when their ...
0
votes
1answer
610 views

Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons not working

Suddenly, Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons are not working. No amount of rebooting or taking out the battery work. I saw somewhere that clearing the Dalvik cache might work, but I got as far as ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

volume rocker as next/previous song

This probably is a common question but so far I have not seen a thorough answer. I want to know if it is possible to have the rocker functionalities that are on cyanogem mod on a factory rom (htc ...
9
votes
1answer
6k views

What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
6
votes
2answers
685 views

disable volume buttons

Problem at hand: I keep pressing volume button on my Nexus S when it is in my pocket. Most notably when playing music. More often than not it results in increasing volume, which is incredibly ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Home button for wake sleep

Using Verizon Samsung Droid Charge how can I wake the phone using the home button instead of just the side power button? (My phone is rooted.)
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Power button fails to work consistently on Motorola Droid. Workarounds?

When I press the power button on my Motorola Droid, nothing happens (usually). Just to get my phone to turn on after being shutdown, I have to plug it in to the charger cable. Once booted, however, I ...
0
votes
1answer
635 views

Search2Play broke my Samsung Infuse's back button. How can I fix it?

I have a Samsung Infuse 4G, rooted and unlocked. I installed Search2Play and it broke my back button. I uninstalled and unrooted, then rerooted, but the back button is still not working. Could ...
1
vote
0answers
428 views

Coby kyros touch keys are not responding [closed]

I have a coby kyros 7024 model and the touch keys (search, back, menu and browse) suddenly stopped responding (those keys are lighted up as well). I tried with a system reset as well but not worked. ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

How can I disable Facebook button on HTC ChaCha without voiding warranty?

I'm interested in the HTC ChaCha but I don't like the Facebook button. I'd prefer it to link to my address book or something like that. Is it possible to do that or in the worst case disable it?
1
vote
1answer
449 views

Modifying sensitivity of Google Nexus S power button?

I keep accidentally turning the phone off/on by pressing the power button when I pick up the phone or take it out of its holster. I would like to make the power button require a longer hold before it ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there any way to replace the back button using an application?

I own a new LG Optimus One. The buttons on the set are somewhat stiff. When I press it it feels as if it might break/get stuck somewhere in the near future. I was mainly concerned about the back ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I disable the hardware 'Search' button?

I'm teaching my 85 year old mother to use her first phone. Her first ever bit of computing. The first use is texting and I've removed all the apps from the main screens except for the messaging app, ...
3
votes
1answer
539 views

Is there a way to change the on-screen position of the 'Return' button on my Archos 101?

I have bought an Archos 101 tablet. It doesn't have hard buttons, but in stead, on screen buttons for 'Return', 'Home', 'Menu' and 'Help'. If I hold the tablet in an horizontal position (landscape ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Change default application for handling headset controls

I have a HTC Desire HD running stock 2.2 When using the HTC supplied headphones, the play/pause/nav controls only work with Meridian. I don't remember explicitly setting it up as such, although I may ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I make the button on my headphones control something other than the stock music player?

When I press this button, it plays/pauses the stock music player. I don't use the stock music player--I use a comination of Last.fm, Grooveshark, and Winamp. I would like to make the button play/pause ...
5
votes
2answers
822 views

How can I change the volume increment from the volume buttons?

On my Samsung Fascinate, the volume buttons change the volume by 3-4x the amount that I would like them to. Is it possible to adjust this amount?
6
votes
3answers
346 views

disable music button

How can I disable the hardware music button on the side of my LG GW620? I keep accidently triggering it in my pocket, causing random bursts of Foo Fighters when I sit down in a meeting. Just ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What's that little button with the squares called?

On my Motorola, it has four squares and the top-left square is solid. I'm not sure if all Android phones have it. "Home", "back", and "search" all seem pretty straightforward. Does it have a specific ...
2
votes
0answers
698 views

How to change the wake up Button on the Motorola Droid Pro to be any keyboard key?

I really hate that the sleep/mute key button is the same that wakes up the phone; I would want to be able to wake it up by pressing any key on the phone. Any ideas?
8
votes
2answers
518 views

Why do the buttons on my Incredible occasionally light up?

I've noticed that sometimes the four buttons at the bottom of my HTC Incredible sometimes light up for a couple seconds at a time, even when the phone is just sitting unused on my desk. Until now ...