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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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Distribution of android API use [duplicate]

Is there any easy way to figure out how many android users use what type of API? I know 95% of users use API 8-18, but I'm trying to figure out what percentage of users use API 16-18 so that way I ...
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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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Symbols in Facebook for Android Note 2 appear black and white

Why do all the symbols that appear on my Facebook for android (note 2) appear in black and white? Is there a setting that I should set to make them appear colourful? Specifically if someone using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 ...
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Why are the checkboxes different on different devices?

Why is there a difference in the look of the checkboxes between this device and this Samsung device? Is this affected by the launcher, in which case the reason is clear?
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Wheel behaviour for HTC Desire (setting alarm)

A couple of days ago I was setting my alarm on my HTC Desire (rooted and flashed with InsertCoin) when I realised a really cool behaviour with the wheel whilst selecting the 'minutes'. Basically, no ...
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Hide or autohide top bar

Is it possible to hide or autohide the top bar which is still present on the top of Android screen? My version of Android is 2.2. The top bar is distracting for me while reading. I'm using Aldiko, ...
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Can a phone manufacturer's custom interface be changed?

This is related to this question about removing apps, but I thought it was different enough to merit separate focus. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 2 S, and it has a custom interface designed by ...
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How can I live without a trackball?

I've been using a Nexus One for the past year and half and am very happy with it as a phone. I am not, however, happy with my carrier and so will be trading up very soon. Amongst the current crop of ...
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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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Is it possible to improve the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S

I was wondering, is it possible for me to perform modification for the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S? What software I should use to do so? (I use a white rectangle to highlight them) 1) Possible ...
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Support for Multiple Users on same device

Is there such a thing as a "current user" on Android and a way to switch it? I'm interested in getting a Motorola Xoom and would like to share it with my wife when at home. For my Windows laptop we ...
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What's the purpose of the trackball?

what's the point of the trackball of the Nexus One and of the analogous devices in other similar phones? (e.g. HTC Desire's optical pointing device). Is there any use case for which the touchscreen ...
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Stop auto-scroll in Android browser!

I'm on a web page on my Android phone. When I select a text input, the browser scrolls (about a quarter-screen every 10 seconds). I don't know what causes this -- it doesn't look like any keys are ...
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Is there a way I can get a Windows 7 Phone UI on my Android device?

Is there an App/Widget/Custom Rom that gives you a Windows 7 Phone-like User Interface? Of course I don't need the Microsoft-specific stuff such as XBox Live, etc. But instead of app icons for ...
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How you can know if a Particular Screen has a “Menu” options available?

I have 2 questions which are making my life difficult in using the Android phone a hell, may be I am/was an IPhone user. I was wondering if there is anyway to know if current screen has "Menu" ...
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I like the HTC interface additions to Android, but I have a non-HTC phone. Is there a way I can get them anyway?

From the list of on-topic questions in this SE's definition phase