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Do the front buttons on the Droid X turn on the screen?

I had an LG Optimus V phone and the physical buttons on the front could get pressed when it was in my pocket, which would turn on the screen. I'm considering a phone (Droid X) with physical buttons ...
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Cleaning the screen of a tablet safely

My 4 year old son loves my ASUS Eee Transformer, and likes the games and stuff. But he has a cold, and the screen is literally gross. What are safe methods, and conversely what are unsafe methods ...
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Screen brightness too high on auto mode when in the dark room

An Android-based HTC Desire S is set to "auto brightness" display mode. The brightness is adjusted okay unless the device in a completely dark room. In a dark room then display is very bright - ...
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Does Android put wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display is turned off?

I was wondering if stock Android puts Wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display of the device is turned off. If not, what app can help me do the same ?
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List of devices with screen parameters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a comparison of Android devices? Is there any list with devices and their params? I'd like to know if this device is ldpi/mdpi/hdpi and what screen it ...
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Screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. CyanogenMod 7.1- stable

In stable mod 7.1, I am facing this problems. I don't know if its a bug or what, please help me out. My screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. After that I am unable to end the call as it ...
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Avoiding power drain

I just got a samsung Indulge this weekend and I’ve noticed that the biggest power drain on the battery is from the display. I’m blind, so I really don’t need to be able to see it at all. Is there a ...
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How can I retrieve data from an Epic 4G without a working screen?

My epic 4g served me well for 10 months before the screen died out on me. I bought a new one and would like to transfer data from my old phone to my new phone, however, it seems impossible when the ...
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How scratch resistant is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S 2? [closed]

I wonder if over time the screen of Samsung Galaxy S2 may get scratched? Is it necessary to use a screen protector?
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Automatically dim screen at specific times?

Waking up in the morning to a very bright screen is no fun. I'd rather the screen be dimmer in my dark bedroom when I wake up. While I could manually change the brightness before going to bed and ...
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Access an Android purely via VNC enabling Tablet resolutions

I can currently access my Android via VNC on my iPad. Can I set the screen resolution of the Android to be the same as the native iPad resolution, giving me a pseudo Android tablet? Even if there is ...
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Disable Display Standby when in Developer Mode missing in Android 2.3

I'm a little bit confused about the missing Option to deactivate the Display Standby in Developer Mode. In 2.2 there was a switch in Application --> Development. But in 2.3.3 this switch is vanished ...
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Android Software or Device to present Application on Screen

Well this is something that came to my mind, Does anyone know if there is a Device or a cable that i can plug to a DataShow so it is possible to present an Android Application live and fullscreen, ...
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Display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally

Hi on my SGT the display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally. I can't reproduce this behavior but it seems that this reset happens at every reboot at least and sometimes when ...
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Gameplay video on android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible record in-game videos? I don't know where exactly to ask this question: How can i make gameplay video from android device ? I need to capture video
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Navigating Android: How To Go Back To Previous Screen?

I would like to know how to return to previous screen on Android. Not just go back. I usually tap "Back" button on smartphone but often it just exists or takes me back to home when it should have ...
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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 to fix broken display on Samsung Galaxy Tab?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab felt on the street and the glass on the touch screen is broken. The display still works fine, but it is "danger to touch it", especially for kids. When I visited repair shop, ...
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Dell Streak's screen cracked - what are my options?

I hope this question is being asked in the right place - it's not a question about the Android OS, but it is about Android hardware. Please move it if it's better off on SuperUser. I have just ...
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How to make screen stay turned off when plugging charger?

When I plug charger into my phone with screen off, it always turns the screen back on. This is slightly annoying at night. Is it possible to configure android so that the screen stays off and charging ...
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Nexus S screen question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between Super LCD screen of Nexus S and Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S On the US site of Nexus S they say it have Super AMOLED screen. In my country, ...
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How do I detect if I have a Super AMOLED or LCD Screen on my Nexus S?

Many sources are citing that the Nexus S is shipping with 2 different types of screen due to Super AMOLED shortages. As I am in the UK it is likely I will have the Super LCD, which I read somewhere is ...
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Is the HDMI output on the Xoom limited to cloning the display or can it be a secondary screen?

Is the HDMI output on the Xoom (or indeed any of the newer tablet devices) capable of displaying different imagery to that being shown on the device's screen? Is it limited to cloning? Can the ...
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Anyone know the LG Ally screen density?

I'm doing some android development and one of the specific devices I need to test on is the LG ally. The tech specs on their web site list the display resolution as 480 x 800, but I also need the ...
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Is it possible to run a screensaver on an Android device?

I want to run a screen saver when my phone is in sleep mode. Currently, if my phone says idle for a bit it fades to a black screen. Instead I want to display some images as screen saver. Is this ...
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avoid both screen lock and pattern lock

When the screen times out, a screen lock activates that needs to be swiped down. After 5 minutes, a phone lock pattern is activated. Now when I turn on the display I need to both swipe down and enter ...
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Persistent lines on screen

This morning I noticed my phone has several light grey horizontal lines on the display, that don't go away when I change applications, or restart the phone. They don't rotate when I rotate the display ...
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How can I get “Always on when USB connected” back on Samsung Vibrant (Android Froyo 2.2)?

How can I get "Always on when USB connected" display feature on Samsung Vibrant running Android Froyo 2.2? I used to love it on 2.1 Eclair but when I upgraded to 2.2 it is gone. Any trick to get it ...
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How can I adjust my screen's color temperature?

Redshift is a Linux application similar to Windows' F.lux, which gives the screen a red tinge automatically at night. Supposedly, it reduces eye strain and helps prevent sleep problems. Is there any ...
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Why does my EVO Android phone screen keep turning on?

I have an HTC EVO and I can be sitting around doing nothing, when all of a sudden the screen comes on and stays on. I try to turn it off, but it keeps turning back on - sometimes after a second, ...
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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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Do bright wallpapers spend more battery than dark ones?

I started wondering about this when I realized most websites I visit have white backgrounds, and I know that the screen is usually responsible for most of the battery usage. Since I can't change the ...
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Moto Droid - Screen Going Crazy / SD Card Contents

So about an hour ago I was texting and noticed that when I would try to hit certain letters using the on-screen keyboard that it would think I pressed the keys to the left or right of a certain area. ...
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How to reduce number of screens on HTC Sense android phones?

I was wondering, is there a way to reduce the number of screens available with HTC sense phones to say 5? Just I find that 7 screens is excessive for my needs, and I heard I can get a decent ...
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Display On when plugged in

Is there a way to keep the display "ON" whilst the device is plugged in? I am running Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung Galaxy S.
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Screen orientation on Samsung Galaxy 9000

When I have my samsung galaxy 9000 (with Android 2.2) on a flat surface (table) and start an application, then the application is shown in landscape mode, even when the start/home screen was in ...
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Why does the screen come on when my phone is plugged in but idle?

Sometimes when my Nexus One is plugged in with the screen switched off, the screen turns itself on (showing the lock screen) seemingly randomly, and I have the "Stay awake" Development option turned ...
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Does Android resolution matter for other than clarity?

In Android OS, does screen resolution matter in applications? Obviously a phone with 800x480 resolution is going to look much sharper than a 320x480 one, but is that the only difference? Do the icons ...
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Can I auto-rotate the screen 180°?

Is there any way to make the Android 2.1 automatic screen rotation rotate all the way up to 180°, instead of just 90° either way? I would very much like to be able to use my phone upside down, because ...
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How to show screen display during phone call on HTC Wildfire?

I have started using the HTC Wildfire, and have a small niggle with it. When making a call, the screen blacks out to conserve power. This makes it awkward when you have to enter a number i.e. for an ...
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Will the Android OS Support Higher-Resolution Screens?

As of Android 2.2, the screen resolution for an Android device is capped at 854x480, which has pretty much become the standard resolution for recent Android handsets. However, with the current ...
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What is material is the HTC Nexus One Screen made out of?

Some say it is plastic, others insist it's glass. Wikipedia provides shady information.
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Can I manually rotate my phone while auto-rotation is disabled?

Android has a nifty feature to disable auto-rotation... Is there some sort of gesture or key combination to rotate your screen? (Say I am in a browser and want to rotate). The idea is to be on ...
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Where can I see what the screen dimensions are of an Android mobile phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, I can't seem to find the dimensions of the screen (apart from looking it up on the internet of course). But in general: can you somewhere see the correct ...
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time/clock always on?

I need to have the time/clock on for about 30 mins. Just the time I can see in dark. The screen doesn't turn off. Is there any application or way I can have the time on for xx minutes in case I need ...
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How to Disable Screen When Using Visual Voicemail?

Anyone know of a way to get the screen to automatically turn off when listening to a voicemail? I'm used to the feature of my HTC Evo and HTC Hero, where the proximity sensor automatically detects my ...
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3G Radio Always on When Screen On?

According to JuicePlotter, my HTC Evo's 3G radio is always on when the screen is on -- even when doing absolutely nothing. I tested this by turning the brightness down to 1 and opening the settings ...
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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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Change idle screen

Is there some way to change the "sweep glass" idle screen (screen you see when the phone comes back from turning off screen)? I like the "sweep glass" screen, but have seen some others. Eg. Screen ...
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Why won't my android video player display media in the correct aspect ratio

I'm using a Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) and when I play M4V video files, ostensibly formatted for IPhone, the device stretches the image to fit the screen rather than letterboxing. I can't find any ...