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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

How can I see the title alt text for website images on an HTC Desire? I'm currently using the Dolphin HD browser but I can't see a way of getting the alt text.
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HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help?

It's been bugging me for a while but getting quite bad lately. I get warnings that my internal storage is full, I have about 13mb left of what I believe is 512mb worth of rom. I have checked with the ...
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Can you connect USB devices to an Android phone?

I have an HTC Desire and would like to connect USB devices to it, for example an external USB thumb drive to transfer files or a USB keyboard. Is this at all possible?
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How accurate is the GPS in my Mobile Phone?

I was wondering how accurate is the GPS is in my HTC Desire Android compared to a dedicated hand held GPS unit or in car satnav? The reason I ask is that I have read articles complaining that the ...
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Google calendar syncing problem

I have a problem with syncing with the Google calendar. Although the syncing in most cases does work, for some events it just doesn't sync. I create events on Google Calendar, but they don't show up ...
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How can I free up more space on my Android (2.2 Froyo) phone?

I have already moved all the applications that allow it to the SD card. So what I am really looking for here are some tips like clearing internet cache or something like that. (I have an HTC Desire.) ...
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How can I prevent my HTC Desire from overheating?

Recently I bought an HTC Desire overall I'm very happy with it. There seems to be one major flaw, it overheats quite easily causing it to reboot. I've run into this several times while driving using ...
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What is safe mode?

My USC "Desire" locked up the other day. I have Android 2.2 installed. It just kept rebooting to the splash screen over and over and over again. Being an old Mac user I thought some "key command" ...
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Where can I get Android 2.2 for HTC Desire

How can I get the 2.2 version of Android on my HTC Desire and when?
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Rooted the phone and installed cyanogenmod. How to get back Sense UI?

I have a HTC Desire comes with Sense UI when bought. I rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod. Is there anyway I can get back my Sense UI. I don't mind removing Cyanogenmod.
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What's the reason that the alarm clock isn't working when the phone is turned off?

I know that the alarm isn't working when the phone is turned off, but my question is: Why doesn't this work? What were the developers/engineers thinking? I always used my mobile phones as alarm ...
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SD Card keeps getting unmounted on my HTC Desire

The SD card in my HTC Desire keeps getting unmounted every now and then and it's very annoying. From what I'm seeing, the SD card is removed only when some kind of multi-tasking with the files on it ...
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Move to SD Card doesn't move everything

I have noticed that when I move apps to the SD card, it doesn't move everything. Is this a bug or a known behaviour or something weird going on with my phone? Here's an example: Start point: Phone ...
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Make Google Search app use Google.com.au

I purchased my HTC Desire (2.2 FroYo) from the UK and by default I guess the Google Search app uses Google.co.uk whenever I run a search through the app. This is quite annoying as you could imagine ...
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Can I sync my Kindle books with my Android phone?

I have just bought a Kindle and the cool thing about it is you have an email address @kindle.com where you can send your books and it automatically converts it to a .azw and syncs it with your Kindle. ...
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Manually set a hostname for IP address (i.e. /etc/hosts equiv.?)

I am a web developer and am developing our website on my local desktop machine. I have an android phone (htc desire running android 2.2). I want to test what our web application looks like on android. ...
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How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?

I did read this question What is the right way to close apps in Android? but I want to know how to close - that means close - application to save power and download limit. My observations tell me ...
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Determine HTC Desire screen type

The first HTC Desire devices used to have AMOLED screens, before HTC switched to SLCD. How can I tell whether my handset has an AMOLED or an SLCD screen?
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Reducing the memory usage of Contacts Storage

I have an HTC Desire running 2.2 and have noticed a lot of low memory warnings lately. I think this is due to my Contacts Storage taking up 33+ mb of space. How can I reduce or limit the amount of ...
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How can I get a busy tone when dialing a number which is actually busy

I usually dial a number and then put the phone in my pocket (using a headset). That doesn't work very well when the destination is busy since I never get a busy tone. I just get a "number is busy" ...
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Why does my HTC desire mount the SD card in read only mode?

I have a new HTC desire. After 3 days of use it started mounting the SD card in read only mode. I couldn't mount it in read-write mode until I formated the card in another phone. I read somewhere on ...
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Images are getting deleted from “camera shots” once sent in a text message

I have an HTC Desire Z, Andorid 2.3.3 with HTC sense version 2.1. If i take a photo and text it, that photo is getting deleted from my Gallery/camera shots. How can I fix this so the photos are ...
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Not enough storage on android device

When I download application from Market I obtain out of memory error. In fact I have about 2Gb free storage on SD Card and it seems there is out of space of internal phone storage. How to clear ...
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How water resistant is the HTC Desire?

I read on another question that the Motorola Defy is a good choice if you want a water resistant phone. I assumed I wouldn't get the phone wet so water resistance was not a factor I considered when I ...
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Low space on HTC Desire with CyanoGenMod 7.1: how to solve it?

I have an HTC Desire GSM. This phone has the known problem of limited memory, so that it was impossible to install more than a couple of apps without running into the "Disk space low" problem. So I ...
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How do I turn off the HTC Desire boot jingle?

Even with a set of headphones plugged in, when I reboot my HTC Desire it (ironically) still plays the 'quietly brilliant' boot screen jingle loudly on the built-in speaker. This can be utterly ...
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Widget to show alarm information on HTC Desire

Is it possible to have information about scheduled alarms always visible on the screen? Ideally, as a widget with the list of alarms, or at least just the time of the next alarm somewhere, so I could ...
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Will changing the HBOOT affect my ROM?

Device: HTC Desire (Bravo) ROM: Aurora 4.1 - http://android.elrincondelmovil.com/roms-desire-90/rom-aurora-v4-1-sense-3-0-android-2-3-5-oct22-1639/?langid=1 HBOOT: Stock (Revolutionary) Radio: ...
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No touchscreen response when charging

I have a new HTC Desire S in the UK unlocked from Amazon running Android 2.3.3 and HTC Sense 2.1. When I charge the phone the touchscreen is non responsive. I have tried changing Settings > ...
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How to remove HTC Sync calendar entries?

I made the mistake of sync'ing my PC with my HTC Desire and now my calendar has lots of double entries; From Exchange and from HTC Sync (Outlook)... Any wy to remove all traces of the HTC Sync ...
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Does the HTC Desire support 'microSDHC'?

The HTC Desire spec states that it supports: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) I saw on the Secure Digital entry on wikipedia that there are 3 protocols: SDSC, SDHC and SDXC - how can I ...
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Send all calls to Voice Mail

It's seems like it should be a simple thing, but I haven't figured it out yet on my desire. How do I send all calls to voice mail? I can disable the mobile data network and put the phone in airplane ...
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Can a charger not 100% compliant to the USB specification damage my Andoid phone?

I've bought a world adapter which can charge USB devices as well. According to the packing the usb will be powered with more than the 500mA as per USB specification - 1000mA. Will charging my HTC ...
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How to downgrade an HTC Desire to stock version?

I know the first thing you gonna say is to google it, there is plenty of tutorials for it, but I tried at least 5 of them (including some in XDA), and every time I didn't succeed. First of all, ...
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Enable data roaming only for specified providers?

I'm living in a country A. My mobile phone provider is located in country B. Unfortunately, I have to enable data roaming to work both in country A and country B. This doesn't costs my roaming costs, ...
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Scrolling behaviour for apps (in general)

I have a HTC Desire and I've realised there appears to be, for most apps (in general) 3 types of scrolling. Drag/pull with finger and the contents scrolls (slowly) depending on how much you've moved ...
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How to add Android StackExchange RSS feed to HTC news reader app

I've been trying to add http://android.stackexchange.com/feeds to my RSS feeds in the News application on my HTC Desire Z. However it doesn't "find" any results. I just want to add this URL as it is ...
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Why Does My Phone Keep Linking Facebook Contacts?

I have an HTC Desire HD with Android OS 2.2.1 installed. The phone keeps telling me I have to link contacts that I've linked before, the problem looks to be with Facebook for HTC. For the first couple ...
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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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How to make Froyo's portable hotspot more stable?

I have updated to Froyo on my HTC Desire yesterday and am testing out the portable hotspot option. The problem is that it is very unstable, at random times (1 to 10 minutes) I lose the WiFi ...
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How to force network operator selection once and for all?

I'm using HTC Desire running stock Android 2.2 (with HTCs enhancements). There's a network operation selection in Settings / Wireless & netwokrs / Mobile networks / Network operators, which allows ...
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How can I record high quality audio with my HTC Desire?

I would like to record interviews, edit them on a computer and include them in a podcast. There is a 'voice recorder app' built in, but the sound quality is awful, much worse than a dictaphone. It ...
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How does the phone know it has been docked

How does the Android phone phone it has been docked in a car holder? I think the HTC Desire car dock can launch Car Home, but how does the phone known it's been docked?
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Copying files from web to phone?

Is there a reliable way to move files from the web to my phone? I am with Orange/T-Mobile (Everything Everywhere) and my 3g coverage is really patchy. When we had wifi in the office I used to use ...
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Where can I check how much Internet bandwidth did my HTC Desire use?

A newb question, as I just received my wife's HTC Desire: Where can I check how much bandwidth it uses (or used during certain time period)? Her contract only includes 500MB a month, so she needs to ...
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Should I buy a HTC Desire or an Nexus One (in Australia)

I've done some research and there seem to be advantages and disadvantages to each. I'm fairly confident that I can physically run both in Australia, however which will give me the best experience ...
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Google Play Services taking more and more storage

I'm using HTC Desire A8181 with Android version 2.2.2. I'm currently running out of free internal space. Besides of some applications growing bigger from release to release, the greatest space ...
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Any help on a HTC Desire GPS problem after Android 2.2 Froyo update?

I have an HTC Desire with T-Mobile Germany branding. Last Sunday I finally got the long-awaited Android 2.2 update from my operator. The update ran successfully. However, since then it doesn't get the ...
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Why does the alarm on my HTC Desire not work correctly?

I have setup three alarms on my HTC Desire (running standard 2.1 with Sense). Mo, Tu, We, Fr @ 05:45 Th @ 05:30 Sa @ 07:00 They are set as repeating alarms and the phone displays the little clock ...
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Can I save my htc desire if the battery is dead?

I ran my HTC Desire on a 0% charged battery - and it shut it self down. Now it won't charge anymore and wont start even when plugged in. What are my options?