All buttons (soft or hard) such as power, home,volume up/down and issues with them.

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Key Layout change

My Captivate Glide's power button is broken, I was hoping to remap the a hardware key in the keyboard layout folder so that i may use a different key as the power button once the device is on. I was ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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Touchpad buttons do not respond after flashing Kernel

I flashed a new ROM and Kernel on my Galaxy Player 5.0 USA version (YP-G70). I since then tried several kernels and the capacitive buttons (Menu/Home/Back - no physical buttons - just part of the ...
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Is there a way to send an emergency text and/or email by holding down either of the volume buttons?

A friend of mine recently developed a medical condition that causes sudden shortness of breath, and in one instance, caused her to pass out. In that instance, she said she lost her vision first, so ...
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How to assign a hardware button to camera

I like the functionality of a hardware camera button. On my Lumia 920 I have a dedicated camera button that I can long-press at any time (in other apps or when the phone is locked) to open the camera ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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Buttons stop working in landscape mode

I wanna buy a second hand tablet (Pierre Cardin 7558) whose home and return buttons stop working when tilting to widescreen. The quality is good in comparison with the price, but there is this ...
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How can I install Jelly Bean on a Micromax Funbook P275?

I have a Micromax Funbook P275 tablet with Android 4.0.4 ICS installed, and I want to install 4.2 Jelly Bean on it, using this guide. Since the P275 doesn't have hardware buttons for volume up/down, ...
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Map HTC Logo on HTC One

Is there any way to have the HTC Logo on the HTC One (between the home and back buttons) to be used as a multitasking button AND press and hold for a menu button?
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate power button

My captivate's power button was acting up a few weeks ago. But the other day it just completely stopped working! I either have to plug it in to my charger or completely take my phone apart and take ...
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Home button or back button to leave an app?

Is there a difference between leaving an app by pressing the "back" button vs. pressing the "home" button? I've got an app which includes a countdown timer. The app says it will notify me when the ...
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Unresponsive menu button on several Android apps

I have noticed on several apps there is a menu button/icon (three vertical dots) but it is unresponsive and I'm wondering if it's just me or the app. I initially assumed it was just the app, but I ...
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Cracked screen, menu buttons non-responsive, need to wipe my phone! Ideas? HELP!

Like so many of us, I have dropped my phone and cracked the screen on my LG optimus ls970... which, In my very special situation, makes the menu buttons stop working. However, unlike other posters, I ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Reconfiguring volume up and down buttons?

A few days ago, I came to know about apps such as Tasker and Locale. Today, I have purchased the Tasker app from Google Play. I have spent around more than an hour, going around and exploring the app. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.)
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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 ...