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Home Screen Up to 7 Home screens, with the ability to add and remove screens at will, and drag them around to change the order (pinch zoom the home screen) Customizable dock area at the bottom of the home screen, allowing you to add/remove up to 4 apps. Apps List 'Screen at a time' sideways scrolling apps list Rounded square backgrounds added to all ...


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It's impossible to root out TouchWiz without modifying the Samsung source code to remove and replace it; it's heavily embedded in the OS. This would be a massive effort and I don't believe anyone's done it. The only alternative is a ROM built from stock in the first place, such as Cyanogen as Ryan mentioned.


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Assuming you are using the default Samsung TouchWiz launcher: Open the App Drawer (Applications) Press Menu, select View Type -> Customizable Grid Press Menu, choose Edit Drag off the Messaging icon, and drag on Handcent. I've replaced it with Gmail, myself.


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Yes, flashing a custom ROM will void your warranty. However, it is very simple to revert to the stock ROM with a Galaxy S for warranty purposes. Rooting will also void your warranty, but the method below does not require root. The easiest way to a get a new OS for a Galaxy S is to use Odin for Windows (download here. Search for "Heimdall" if you want to ...


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I'm not familiar with the Samsung Galaxy, but in general if you want to install an aftermarket OS you need to root your phone and in general rooting your phone will void the warranty. Do you have other reasons for wanting to change the OS or is it really just TouchWiz? According to this XDA post, the only TouchWiz-free ROM is CyanogenMod. It's very ...


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That's a little bit tricky with Touchwiz. In order to move app links in and out of the icon bar at the bottom on phones with Touchwiz, you have to enter the app list (App Drawer) via the blue menu icon. This is the only icon that can't be removed. Then press the left hardware key and choose edit, but make sure that you are in the "Customizable Grid" view ...


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Samsung apply their TouchWiz interface to all of their flagship "Galaxy" devices, except for the two "Google Nexus" branded devices they have made, and they are likely to carry on doing this for the foreseeable future. The Galaxy SII and Galaxy Note both have TouchWiz. Whether it's "uglified" or not is a matter of opinion, there are benefits to having a ...


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I believe this should work - Widgetsoid2.x on Google Play (I have verified that this allows you to create a toggle widget on ICS which does not go into settings app and does it work directly. Although since Wi-Fi Hotspot is not working on my custom ROM of ICS yet, I can't verify the actual working.)


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The vibration you are referring to it's called "Haptic feedback", and can be disabled for certain UI interactions. This may or may not work for you: Touch "home"; Touch "menu"; Touch "Settings"; Touch "Sound"; Scroll your way to "Haptic Feedback"; Disable it by touching to remove the green tick. Try and see if it provides the desired effect. Take not ...


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Use an alternative homescreen launcher like LauncherPro or dxTop or ADW.Launcher or GoLauncher. Lots of customizations and options. You'll need to explore each one's features and see which is best for you.


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Some versions of the Touchwiz launcher already have the ability to sort alphabetically. Open the app drawer, press Menu, View type, and choose Alphabetical grid or Alphabetical list.


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Okay; I finally figured this out! Go to the people app Click on a contact to see the contact detail Bring up the menu Click Mark as default Choose default picture, email, phone, etc.


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I know it's typically frowned upon to answer your own question, but I have. This was a total PEBKAC. I use a different calendar app than the default, so I disabled the pre-installed Samsung calendar in the Application settings in order to stop it appearing in my application list. This is fine and doesn't affect anything, but I apparently got a little trigger ...


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Adding additional home screens is not a stock Android feature so I can't comment specifically, but clearing data for the launcher application should work. Settings → Applications → Manage applications → Launcher (might be named differently) → Clear data You will lose your current home screen configuration, of course, but this should take care of the ...


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Try: -Long pressing the notification. -A small dialog that says "App Info" will appear. -Press "App Info" -Press "Force Stop".


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Without root it is up to the developer of the particular application, and chances are there aren't enough Note 3s out there to justify it. There is an S-Pen SDK from Samsung There are lists (but these will often be out of date in no time) like this best S-Pen apps out there. With root access there is a way to open any app in Pen Window Mode ...


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On ICS, click on the applications icon, then select menu > edit. You can now drag-and-drop any application icon you want to the row with the default icons. Note that you can remove the phone and contacts icons, but not the applications icon. I'm not sure if there is a similar feature in the TouchWiz launcher on Froyo, but alternatively you can look ...


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It is likely that the option does not exist on your stock phone launcher (can't confirm that, I have a different phone), but if it does, it should have the keywords "looping", "wrap around", "circular scrolling" in the settings. I would recommend installing one of the following 3rd party launcher instead, which do not wrap around by default, and provide ...


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Touch "Applications" Touch Menu button Touch "Grid View" Touch Menu button Touch "Edit" Now you can drag and drop icons to/from shortcut bar


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The keymap file for Cyanogen is in /system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl. All you have to do is find a way to change this file (never forget backup). Of course that requires your device to be rooted, you could easily do that using Root Explorer. Android loads keymap configurations on boot, so any changes while the system is running need a restart. I'm not sure ...


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With ButtonRemapper you can remap certain keys, but long press is currently not supported. It might be implemented in the future though, I suggest you follow the topic: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=850464


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I've had the same thing happen to me on my LG G2X running CyanogenMod. So I don't think it's related to your specific device or software. Moderate success has been reported using the "FXR WiFi Fix And Rescue" app, and it's been tested on the Vibrant. You can also try WiFi Fixer.


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If you want those home screen indicators but just don't want the numbers in them then download ADW.Launcher. It comes pre-installed on CyanogenMod 6.2.1 and I've really enjoyed using it. As far as that icon, it is what it is. In order to change it you're going to need to alter the app directly, or install an app that allows you to change the icons for ...


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By default the contacts you see on the web are your most used contacts. You have to choose all contacts to see everyone.


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Since you're on a Samsung, I believe you have TouchWiz (I believe the Ace does, anyway). You can try the TouchWiz AppSorter app from the Market. It requires your phone to be rooted in order for it to work. If you don't have root, one option is to wipe the data for the launcher application, which will force it to re-sort the apps. You do this by going into ...


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The widgets referred to in the question are TouchWiz-specific widgets. They will only show up in TouchWiz because they don't use the standard Android widget interface. I've found some references to Samsung releasing a TouchWiz SDK to develop such widgets, but those articles are from 2009 and the links they contain now lead to Samsung's developer home page, ...


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Unfortunately, it's not possible. Those apps rely on parts of the TouchWiz framework to operate. No TouchWiz, no apps. The only way would be to install a custom TouchWiz based rom. It would give you some of the performance improvements of CyanogenMod but with access to the Samsung apps.


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In general, anything that works regardless of which app you have in the foreground will work regardless of which launcher you have installed. That includes eye scrolling, air gestures, smart stay, smart orientation change (I forget the marketing name for it), and so on. Changing to a different launcher will only replace the home screen and the "all apps" ...


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Yes. Just download the Nexus' camera app onto your Samsung device and install it. You'll end up with 2 camera and gallery apps. They all have different icons, though, so you can visually see which one you want to open. See the following link for a download link and instructions. Use the Google camera app to create photospheres. Note that to view the ...


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Once you have created a folder in the Apps (i.e. I created a "Temp") and then remove it: 1. Go to the App Drawer, Apps, and find the panel holding the folder. 2. Menu > Edit 3. Press and hold the folder until "Remove" appears. 4. Drag to Trash Can (Remove). 5. Save Gone.



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