Adjusting the look-and-feel of your Android device to your liking.

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Remap menu key to multitasking

I'd like to remap the physical menu key of my Xperia Neo V running Cyanogenmod 9 to multi-tasking, the way it is on phones that were launched with ICS or Jelly Bean to begin with. Apps built for ICS ...
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Can I customize the list of text messages that I can send when I slide to 'Text' instead of 'Answer' for an incoming call?

I love the ICS feature that allows you to select 'Text' instead of 'Answer' or 'Ignore' for incoming calls, but I would love to be able to set what the options are for outgoing texts. Is this ...
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Bufferbloat on Android [closed]

I am looking for practical solutions to address the problem of Bufferbloat on Android handsets. To narrow down the problem just a little bit, appropriate solutions would meet the following criteria: ...
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ICS silence on lockscreen

On Gingerbread, there was a nice silence slider on the lockscreen: How do I get something like that in ICS?
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How can I customize what notifications show up on my notifications bar (RAZR MAXX running ICS)?

I want to customize what I see in the notifications bar/shade. (eg. I don't want notifications for facebook messages, I don't want to see my weather app in the notification bar). I looked in the ...
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Lenovo Tablet A1 disable screen lock

I have a Lenovo Tablet A1 and don't know how to configure the screen settings as I would like them. I want that after a certain timeout the screen dims, and/or goes black, but doesn't actually lock. ...
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How To Selectively Update Applications On Google Play?

I would like to know how to update manually only apps that I want and not all apps at once when every other day they get updated again. How to checkmark only specific apps I want to manually update?
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What do I get if I install a custom ROM instead of installing new launcher, new phone app, …?

I have been thinking about installing a new ROM, like CyanogenMod (most probably), but thought it would be a mess to return to stock ROM if I messed it up, plus, last time I checked, not all features ...
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Customize date display format?

Is it possible to customize the format in which Android displays the current date? I'm interested mainly in: the date format at the top on screen when pulling down the notification menu (currently ...
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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Changing the appearance of messages in the Messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx?

I was just wondering if there was any (easy) way to change the appearance of the native messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx - it doesn't need to be fancy, just resetting it to the default Android 2.3 ...
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Customize Android 4.0 (ICS) Bluetooth HID

I have a Targus bluetooth presentation remote. It acts a mouse amoungt other things. I was hoping to find an app that allows me to capture the different buttons on the mouse and customize them. For ...
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Can I hide the time on the Cyanogenmod 7 Lockscreen?

I've flashed CM7 onto my phone, and am wondering if there is a way to hide the clock. The only way I see is the Widget Layout setting to Default/Hidden/Centered. But this hides ALL text on the lock ...
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Show IP and connection info in Minimalistic Text

is it possible to show the phone IP and/or connection info using the Minimalistic Text widget ? I did not find any field of this kind in the customization menu, but I do know that is possible to ...
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Is it possible to change the background automatically when charging battery?

This is a feature of older nokias, I would like to have it on android! On a related note, it would be nice to have a different background when silenced or on airplane mode.
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Personalize Text Wallpaper

Anyone came across a android application (preferably Gingerbread, 2.3) that allow you to set personalize Nice text as your wallpaper? (I know there are some not nice application around) I search for ...
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How to customize the notification bar?

I don't know even thats possible in case of Xperia mini pro. When I flashed Cyanogen ROM into my Xperia Mini Pro, I was able to customize the notification bar. I mean I was able to change the ...
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How do I customize the look/feel of my lock screen?

I have a Samsung Droid Charge (running 2.2) and it comes with two lock screen slider styles: Glass and Puzzle. Is there any way to get additional styles? I've done quite a bit of searching but haven't ...
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Where do I start if I want to learn custom modding an android device?

I have some basic knowledge of android phones from a fan's point of view and have had a bit of experience with testing of custom ROMs but I really would like to start with basic development on my own. ...
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Is There *Any* Way To Increase Internal Memory?

Ok, even to me this question sounds stupid but I let's just go with "the only dumb question is the one not asked". I have nearly 14Gb free on my SD card but the Motorola Droid only has 128Mb internal ...
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Connect with adb to device via network

I want to do some android theming, but I have a question on what the best way is to set up the system. I have 2 computers here at home. So i was thinking of having the following setup if that is ...
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iPhone-to-Android convert: how do I change the lock screen, set up 2-click speed dialing, etc.

I just left my iPhone 3G for a Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone. I am trying to recreate certain iPhone behaviors and am wondering if it's possible, and how. Android 2.3's default lock screen is ...
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How To Make Menu Slide In 3D?

I saw it here: http://theunlockr.com/2011/04/12/android-101-how-to-scan-use-a-qr-code/ Watch video and you will see. I want to know how to create this effect on Android Gingerbread. Thanks.
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Is it possible to override automatic screen orientation?

Very often I use my phone lying in bed (with phone camera facing the ceiling) and the orientation changes drive me crazy. Literally if I turn the phone a few degrees it will go from portait to ...
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How do I change the function of the earphone button?

I have a Nexus S running Gingerbread and I use the stock app to listen to music. The bundled earphone has a button that plays/pauses music, but I find this redundant since I can either reduce the ...
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How can I remove the default browser favorites?

The default browser on my Galaxy S Vibrant running Froyo has a bunch of favorites pre-loaded -- CNN, Facebook, etc. The browser tells me they can't be deleted when I try. How can I delete them? Is ...
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How hard is it to modify Android to add/remove required applications

I am new to Android world and I am really curious about how difficult it is to modify OS to add/remove applications. I am not talking about installing/removing apps from Android Market, but actually ...
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HTC WildFire Home Screen

Couple of weeks back I purchased HTC-WildFire. I did not find a way to change my default home screen. Is it possible to change my default home screen with my own custom screen. If it is possible I ...
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How to help Android users with reduced ability to see

What can we do in Android phone to help users whose ability to see is reduced? To be clear they are not blind persons, they are just 55+ years old and with age they have reduced ability to see. When ...
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What LauncherPro Shortcuts Have You Used?

If you have LauncherPro you may be familiar with one of it's powerful features: LauncherPro Shortcuts. By using the LauncherPro Shortcut Generator, you can create powerful custom "shortcuts" that ...
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Is there a user accessible font size preference?

I would like to change the font size throughout the entire operating system, not just in one app or on one screen. Is there a way to do this? Searching the internet brought up someone saying the ...
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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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Is there a way to customize the services in the direct contact shortcut?

I added a contact shortcut to my home screen, and I noticed that the Messaging icon in the pop-up changed to Handcent when I changed the default messaging app on my phone. One thing that's always ...
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Contact or application-specific vibration “tone” (pattern) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to customize vibrate patterns? I want a custom vibration "tone" (pattern) for different callers or applications. Does Android have any facility for this? ...
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How can I change the Icon of a Shortcut on my Home Screen? [duplicate]

I have a couple direct dial to landline shortcuts that I use at work regularly. There are no avatars associated with those contacts and the Homescreen icon just shows a generic Android Avatar so they ...
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Is there a way to combine settings (Mobile/GPS/Bluetooth/etc) into profiles?

I'd like to setup some combination of On/Off settings and create profiles. For example, when at home, I'd like Bluetooth/Wifi On, but Mobile Off. When going to work, I want Mobile On and everything ...