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The right answer is to just go to http://m.xkcd.com. There is a link on there to show or hide the alt text.


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There is no power to the phone when it's off. It's actually off. The Android OS is designed to use minimal power when not in use. If you have a problem with the battery dying overnight, it's probably due to a third-party app.


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You're going to need to install a Sense-based ROM. CyanogenMod is basically a customized build of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, which is released in source form by Google. They use only open source components, and Sense is a proprietary, closed source UI made by HTC. Installing a ROM with Sense is very easy, though. The procedure will be just ...


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Closing the browser has no benefit. The android subsystem manages the memory on the device really well and will free up memory from background applications if it needs it. As I understand it, it does this by saving the application state in a database on disk. If you run the application again, it can then rebuild its state from the info in the database. If ...


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Try looking at a black picture in the dark. With AMOLED the picture should be pure black. With SLCD you should see the backlight making the picture look greyish.


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I am using Dropbox and it works fine for me. When you click on a file to see it, Dropbox downloads the content probably in a temp file and it will launch in the right viewer. If you long click an item and select download it will put the file in its own folder on the SD card (SDcard/dropbox) and the file will be available to a file manager such as Astro. If ...


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I just got the update notification (unbranded Desire, Germany). So the answer to "when" is: Now.


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Good question. I'm don't see an obvious way to do that to solve your problem on all websites. However, there just so happens to be a few xkcd viewer apps. I use this one which has a menu > hover text option. EDIT: This seems like a reasonable thing to try for link hover text, but it does not work for me on the default HTC Incredible browswer: Tap any ...


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One problem I've noticed is the (at least in Android Froyo), the stock Web browser caches to the phone storage. The browser cache can quickly take up 20+ MB and therefore use up free internal storage. I've moved to using an alternate browser (Dolphin) and set it to cache to the SD card. This has removed my "low internal storage" limits; my free internal ...


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Indeed, Android's native "Move to SD Card" does not move the entire app to the card. Things like app's data, cache and dalvik-cache (optimized bytecode) are left on the device's internal memory. You can try to mitigate this by regularly clearing out the cache of apps you use most often (e.g. Browser, etc.) by going to Menu -> Settings -> Applications ...


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Be an activist and upvote the defect here! Though that's a longer term answer. :)


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Typically, the phone knows whether it has been docked by the placement of a magnet on a certain area on the back of the phone. You can therefore create your own cheap dock using a magnet and some sort of stand. Here is an example with the Droid.


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Your OS may be taking up the remaining space. My OS is several hundred MB. There's not really anything you can do about that, although some custom ROMs might be smaller. Move apps to SD, delete data, uninstall apps, etc. Edit: To integrate system app updates into your ROM, use Titanium Backup. For example, my GMail app shows (updated) in Titanium's list: ...


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I'm not sure about logging but, safe mode disables many system services during boot. On some systems it can bypass the security pattern or pin. I haven't found any additional features. It seems to be more for reducing features for the sake of diagnostics. Windows has a similar feature. I've posted a link on starting safe mode on a variety of devices for ...


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Technically, yes, you can build the "plain version" of Android: http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html However, it is difficult to do this for all but a handful of devices (official "Google" developer devices, such as the Nexus line of phones) because every Android phone requires its own drivers and these are not freely available. This is where ...


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I had similar problem. I had to clear calendar cache - than re-sync worked for me. The cache clear method is very similar like in this answer, but I clear the official Calendar storage: Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications. In the top of the screen select All. Scrool down to Calendar Storage, then open it, tap to Clear cache button. ...


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Unfortunately, No. The "dock" is part of the entire launcher and "home screens". They are, all the "same application". But there are widgets like most of the widgets that HTC Sense has. If you really don't like it that much, you should be able to find replacement widgets for the ones you like that work with other launchers like Launcher Pro, GO Launcher, or ...


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Most probably your internal memory is too low. You can't access it without rooting your device. And it won't be visible in your PC/desktop anyways with a USB connection. (it can't be mounted) From what I understand your HTC Desire device has 512 MB of internal ROM which is used for both your stock firmware and user installed apps. The 512 MB storage ...


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For a system independent solution, you might want to take a look at e.g. AirDroid: AirDroid runs as an app on your Android device. When you start this app, it offers you to start its service. Having done so, it displays an URL to connect to with a web browser, plus a password to authenticate. Doing so on your PC, you can manage your Android device from ...


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The official Froyo release for the HTC Desire seems to be imminent. Though since it's already been over three weeks since they said it would come within the next two, you might have better luck with an unofficial ROM.


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Not quite a browser, but the Google Reader app lets you do this. Long-press a picture and you'll get the option to view either the picture or the alt-text. See the attached screenshots:


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I also had similar problem with HTC Desire. My solution was to use SD card as second partition for application's dex, lib and apk files. Now I have 1GB free space for applications to install. For this you need root. If you don't have rooted follow this simple process in this guide. After that you have to partition your SD card. You can use clockwork mod ...


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Go to Settings -> Date and Time and ensure your time zone is properly set. This should be enough, but you can also check Automatic or Use network time or similar to ensure it picks up the proper time.


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the "HC" in every SD-Card name simply means "high capacity" - i.E. every SD card with more than 8GB is a SDHC card. Every "SDHC" Card is SD-Standart 2.0 ("SD 2.0"). Which means your device is compatible with a microSDHC card up to 32 GB.


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If the water finds its way into the circuitry and causes a short, that could be bad, but I don't think there is any good way to quantify how likely that is to happen to any phone. I have a Moto Droid and get it a little wet all the time and have never had a problem, although I have heard of people bricking their phone under the same circumstances. If you ...


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I had a similar issue and found that it was mainly due to the contacts taking up 40mb when I enabled the Facebook and Twitter sync. I would use the DiskUsage app http://www.appbrain.com/app/diskusage/com.google.android.diskusage to find out what was taking the most space on the internal memory.


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Try clearing the calendar's cache (Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications, choose the application, then Clear Data) and then re-sync (how to do that depends on the app).



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