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How to refelct earlier Moto G settings? [closed]

I would like to have the settings on my Moto G (Android Lollipop; giffgaff) reflect what I'm sure I had on screen before I did some adding of the various stock Motorola 'aids' like assist. To be ...
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Creating UI similar to Apple Music [closed]

I would like to create a UI similar to the one that Apple created for their Music app. I am specifically talking about rounded shaped items that you can scroll to explore different types of songs. ...
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Why I can delete my user from an old phone without deleting everything on my new one?

So, I bought a new phone (Nexus 5) and I created my account and user. My old phone (Nexus 4) has the same user as a matter of fact, the problem is that I gave my old phone to my mother so she could ...
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How to avoid that the navigation bar reappears when you touch the right side?

Is it somehow possible to disable the feature that the navigation bar with the home button reappears when i mistakenly touch the area where it appears? It is annoying since i'm playing a game where ...
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Accented characters show up as Chinese characters in KitKat Cyanogenmod, had no issues in Jellybean

I have a few songs on my CyanogenMod KitKat device with accented characters in their names, but they keep showing up as Chinese characters. The screenshot below is of the music app Shuttle, but it ...
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How can I avoid applications from sucking my battery and bypassing my lock-screen?

I have now confirmed my suspicious... I will give you the example that just happened and motivated me to open this topic: I was at my computer, with my phone in my desk. Suddenly new Viber messages ...
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New contacts interface does not allow to filter out certain groups

Specifically what I want to achieve is this. I have two groups of contacts which I do not want to show in the list unless I explicitly choose one of these groups to be displayed, in which case I want ...
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Typing in Web Browser (Firefox and Chrome) Text Boxes and Text Areas on Android is Awkward

There are several sites which have web browser text areas which you can type stuff in. When these sites are visited with Firefox or Chrome, and you want to enter more than 3 lines of text (for ...
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Drawer button to toggle enable/disable lock screen

I am looking for a way to enable the addition of a button in the android drawer which acts as a toggle for enabling/disabling the lock screen. I want to use it to toggle lock screen on when I have to ...
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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I hate the analog time picker, can I force apps to use something else?

I really dislike this: I would love to be able to force all of my apps to use this: I realize that everyone has their own opinions about good vs bad UX. I don't want to start fights, I am ...
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Ebook reader: open file (and the overall problem with closed source, dumbed-down app ecosystem)

I am a long-time, experienced Linux user, but I am a newbie android user. I am struggling with android: it seems the OS has been dumbed down so much for regular users, that even the simplest ...
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Why Everything has exchanged places on my android Interface? [duplicate]

Well, I don't know how but today suddenly my first (and new) android phone (Moto E) got "sick" and everything on both the sides of the interface switched places. It is like reflection about vertical ...
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Why do some Android phones have two microphones instead of one?

Some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII have two microphones, one next to the user's mouth which as is the case with most mobile phones, but also a second microphone next to the user's ear. Other ...
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How do I display message from from `adb shell` (or a shell script)?

I expect it to be something like adb shell am start SomethingArcane ... "Hello, world" and the message box pops up on screen, saying "Hello, world".
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How to turn off or disable text font anti aliasing or smoothing globally or just for one app?

How do I turn off font smoothing globally or just for one app like firefox? Can it be done with a mod like cyanogenmod or xposed framework?
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Quick way to toggle negative colors

In the accessibility settings page there's a checkbox called negative colors. Is there a way to have the setting in the notification bar or an icon on the home screen. I have Xposed installed.
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how to re-enable first time setup at next boot?

tl;dr: What is the hidden setting that tells the first-time-user-wizard to run? i just want to re-enable that flag so next time the phone boots it shows the new user wizard and UI hints. A friend ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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How to swap UI of a custom rom with other rom?

I have a custom rom which has Xperia like UI. It's very fast uses very less Ram. The other rom has Kitkat/Jellybean like UI but it has low performance as compared to Xperia UI like rom. I was ...
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Why are Android Apps not as polished as iOS? [closed]

When I owned a iPhone, all the software seemed to be very polished(Visually). For example, the process to getting to menu's shorter etc. I own an s4 and the apps and the software does not seem to be ...
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Mod for Jelly Bean Nav bar on Kit Kat Tablet?

I have a Nexus 7 (2013), it is running kit kat, and I am really loving how everything I have set up in this ROM (Beanstalk 4.4.2). There is one thing I really miss and can't seem to find any ...
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1answer
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Android 4.4 default button restoration? [duplicate]

Android 4.4 comes with an app button in the bottom panel. If it gets deleted, how do I get it back?
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1answer
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How to disable auto hide navigation bar in cyanogenmod 11?

The navigation bar is automatically hidden in Cyanogenmod 11. Maybe it's a good idea but my tablet case does not let me swipe from bottom to show it. Is there a way to prevent a navigation bar from ...
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Are there technical reasons why Android is not as smooth as iOS and can they be overcome? [closed]

There are some discussions of this topic on the internet but I'm looking for something objective and technical like the Stack Exchange community is generally quite good at. I've resisted the ...
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interface blocking when answering the phone on a Sony Experia U

I am experiencing a weird behavior with my Sony Experia U didn't happen before, When someone calls me I answer my phone and the interface gets stuck after swiping the answer button, it continues to ...
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Forward button functionality in the Play Store

l was watching one of the Play Store app videos on Note 3 and accidentally touched the back button twice. And That's when I realized HARD one more time that I can not do a forward (back to what I was ...
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Android Icon keeps changing from what I set it to or disappearing entirely from the quick-launch bar at the bottom

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint, and the quick-launch icons at the bottom of the screen keep messing up. I have 5 quick-launch icons there, but sometimes one of them either gets removed so only 4 show ...
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Page up and page down in web pages and elsewhere

I can't figure out a usable way of scrolling page by page. I'm using Android 4.1 (stock Android from Google). I have root access if needed. I want this especially in the default browser, but a ...
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Icon is stuck behind google search, and appears on all screens (screenshot included)

I was re-arranging my icons when I accidentally dropped an icon "behind" the google search bar up top. The icon appears on every screen when I swipe left or right, but disappears when I view all ...
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Quickest way to toggle between apps (Alt-Tab equivalent) *not* requiring 3rd-party apps?

There seem to be a handful of apps with this functionality in mind, but I'd prefer an inbuilt solution. (I'm on the S4 mini) See also here.
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UserStyles for XML activities?

All my android phones so far have been Samsung's, with AMOLED screens. One of the benefits of AMOLED is that black saves battery life. So many apps though (including many big ones, even from ...
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Are there any benchmarking apps that measure how smooth scrolling is on a certain device?

The one thing I think that IOS (and Windows 8 as well) still has over Android even after all these years is smoothness in scrolling. After a while you don't really notice the difference until you ...
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How do I know if an Android tablet supports Project Butter?

As far as I know, Project Butter is just shorthand for versions of Android OS that have quicker touch screen response, close to the "physicalness" of iOS devices. But how do I know if a particular ...
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how do I get rid of this google searchbar?

I have a Google searchbar in a tablet I have borrowed For me it's in a very inconvenient location and I keep on pressing it accidentally. It looks like I can't click and drag on it to move it to ...
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How does one get top and bottom bar on Adobe Reader app with recent documents button etc.?

Adobe Reader has top and bottom bars which shows home/recent, navigation document buttons, navigation bar other "widgets". It looks like this: The problem is that I do not know how to open it: menu ...
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How to change the interface or positions of the home and back buttons after updating a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 downloaded an update. Now, the buttons (home, back) on the bar are in the middle. Previously, they were postioned left. It's really uncomfortable. It seems that I ...
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How to change language in Skype

I installed Skype on my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and need change default English language. How to change Skype Tablet interface language from English to other (French, for example)?
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1answer
2k views

How can I minimize UI lag? [closed]

How can I minimize UI lag by ensuring that global UI elements (e.g. keyboard and notification drawer) don't compete for resources with every running application?
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1answer
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Distinguishing between placed received and non-received calls

On my Android phone, under the list of all phone calls, there are several distinct icons to distinguish between: outgoing calls (a green arrow pointing away from the phone) missed calls (a red arrow ...
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How do I scroll to the top of a list?

On iOS, I can single-tap the top of the screen to scroll any list all the way to the top. This doesn't seem to work on my Nexus 4 (4.2.1 / CM10.1) and for instance in the list of phone contacts this ...
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Set custom DPI for different apps?

I own a rooted Nexus 7 16GB running on 4.2.1. The default interface (stock ROM) is the phone UI. I have read mods and a certain app that changes the DPI to enable the tablet UI. I would like to have ...
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2answers
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How to manually disable or hide the system bar (menu bar) at the bottom of the screen?

I am using an ASUS Transformer TF300 with Android 4.1.1, and there is an app that shows the playing cards at the bottom of the screen, and show the "Continue" button when the card game is finished. ...
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1answer
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Disable password hiding globally

With a touch screen keyboard, having passwords I am entering displayed hidden is more trouble than it's worth to me. Few applications like KeePassDroid allow you to disable this feature. Is there any ...
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landscape mode on home screen without using any launcher

I would like to change landscape mode on home screen without using any launcher application. I prefer default home screen to other launcher. I just want to change landscape mode on my default home ...
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What does “H” mean in the signal indicator? [duplicate]

I understand that the colour of the signal indicator tells me whether or not I've got a connection to Google servers or not, but what is the "H" that sometimes pops up? Usually my indicator says ...
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Moving or hiding the system bar

I find that the system bar (containing the back, home, recent application, and status menu buttons) at the bottom of my android tablet often interferes with typing. Is there currently a method to ...
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Change the location of on screen buttons bar

The on screen buttons bar "Back, Home, menu" are not convinently located at the bottom of the tablet screen as it is in close proximity of controls of the program being run. Specifically I am using a ...
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Android Language Change [duplicate]

I have a LG Android. How do I change language settings on the phone itself? Sometime today, the language on the phone displays changed from English. I'd like to return to English. I suspect it'd ...