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Can I hang up using a button?

When I'm on a phone call nothing is more important than the ability to hang up. If, for whatever reason, I suddenly find myself in an embarrassing situation or interrupted by something important, I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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?
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Is it possible to configure optical trackpad (trackball) to switch on the phone just like iPhone?

I find the power button hard to press with one hand. Pressing an optical trackpad (trackball) would be much more convenient. Are there any hacks for this?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I customize the actions associated with my Moto Droid's hardware buttons?

I want to be able to redefine what the hardware buttons on my Motorola Droid do. By buttons I mean the 4 capacitive buttons on the bottom: Back, Menu, Home & Search and the Camera button and ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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 ...
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Turn off Incredible Bottom Lights

Droid Incredible has 4 buttons below the screen that are very bright at night. I'd like to turn these off when I'm reading from the screen. Is there any way to do this without rooting the phone?
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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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Is there an App or Widget that can replace my Screen On and Off Button on my Moto Droid?

The button is broken and I'm waiting for my replacement phone. I can turn it on by sliding open the keyboard but I have to wait for it to sleep to turn the screen off. Is there an app or a shortcut ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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Xposed module for home key configuration while phone is locked

Is there an Xposed module for configuring the home key behavior (and maybe other hw keys) while the phone is locked or in sleep state, and will it also affect the home button default unlocked ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...