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  • Android Activist since 2010
  • Author/translator of multiple Android books

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comment Apps cannot be installed due to low memory, although plenty is there
You're welcome! Thanks (+1) for placing the solution along in an answer :)
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comment How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?
Ah, OK. First time I hear that. If there are no dedicated fields for user/pass, I have no idea what to do in such a case then, sorry.
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comment Apps cannot be installed due to low memory, although plenty is there
One of our most frequent questions. May I suggest you first check with our insufficient-memory tag-wiki for first-aid, and then return here either answering your (solved) question – or edit it with some details of what you've found out, tried, and where you're stuck? Thanks!
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comment Add repeating tasks using stock calendar
I've never played with Tasks in iCal – but as they have a specific definition block in that format, it should be technically possible. After all, that's how some CalDAV Sync apps deal with ToDo-Apps ;)
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comment How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?
What has an "@" sign to do in a server name? I'm not 100% sure (would need to check that with the corresponding RFC), but I don't think it should be there. Could cause confusion if that server shall act as part of an email address: johndoe@m@il.example.com: Which part is the user, and which part the server name here? I'm tempted to say it's the fault of the person naming that server ;)
Aug
16
comment Printing (as a new pdf) a multiple page per sheet
Well, "Is there an app for X" type questions are off-topic here. But you might check my list of PDF Apps; I didn't try them all, so I cannot tell for sure which one might support that. But it might at least give you an easier start.
Aug
15
comment how to re-enable first time setup at next boot?
There might be a "hidden setting" somewhere (to indicate whether the wizard has run), but I never read about an "official way" to trigger that. If you want "pre-configured apps installed", there's no easy way doing that. While it could be achieved using adb backup or the Helium Backup app, I doubt that makes it easier for the "target user", neither would any other way of "side-loading" the apps. If an easy way to point to the apps is sufficient: AppBrain offers a feature to share "lists", which can be used to "install all on list" to other devices.
Aug
15
comment Backup to SD card in kit kat
"If we cannot force manufacturers not to use SDCards – we can at least care for them being unusable". A Nexus has no such, thus the UX on it isn't affected. And no warning in advance, which is the biggest thing to blame. </rant>
Aug
15
comment Backup to SD card in kit kat
Not without root, sorry – not on Kitkat (except maybe on Huawei devices). You forgot about the mess Google created with the SDCard permissions on Kitkat, I'm afraid ;)
Aug
15
comment how to re-enable first time setup at next boot?
Are you looking to do a factory-reset‌​? But that would also remove the apps you've installed. Apart from that: apps are always "bound" to the account you've installed them with (not speaking of multi-user here), especially payed ones. "wiping data" already removed what you configured anyway.
Aug
15
comment Any way to resume corrupted download?
Have you tried a search on those apps? Looks like there are plenty of them.
Aug
15
comment Show Notifications missing in app settings
Apart from "uninstalling the app", I'm not aware of any (never felt the need, to be honest). But you might check some apps to adjust notifications to figure yourself – and then let us know?
Aug
15
comment Add repeating tasks using stock calendar
Well, I'd say that's what Todo Lists are for? Though often "joined" with calendars PIM-style, they are a bit different from calendar events – despite of them being possible to store within iCal format.
Aug
15
comment Is it right way to create cm11 theme?
I'd say this question is a better fit in the CM forum. Additionally, it's rather development oriented and thus off-topic here, as we don't deal with dev issues but rather with end-user questions.
Aug
15
comment Why can I see '/' in a file manager when my device is not rooted?
Also, there are some r/w directories outside the sdcard path, as e.g. /data/local, which are useful to access is specific cases.
Aug
15
comment List of Android Programming Environments
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! This site is for users of Android, which means that questions about development/programming are off-topic here (see the What topics can I ask about here?). Development questions are on-topic on our sister site Stack Overflow. You might also wish to consult Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? for a fitting place to your question.
Aug
15
comment Cannot write files to sd card
Thanks! Just figured I had put that into a nice graph before, see our external-sd tag-wiki :)
Aug
15
comment Cannot write files to sd card
Glad to read you were able to solve the issue! I've summed up things in a separate answer, so it might help others in similar situations (and you next time, where the culprit might be a different one). Be welcome to accept it (tick the check-mark next to it), which makes it easier for others to identify questions solved :)
Aug
14
comment establishing USB connection takes > 3 minutes and times out, charging works
"cable seems fine because charging works": disagreed on the reasoning. USB plugs have at least 4 (some have 5) pins in use. 2 are for power, the other two for data. So if one of the data connections got broken, it would still charge fine. // Have you tried a different cable?
Aug
14
comment Using IP to ping a real Android device that is plugged by USB from computer
Also worth noting: 160.xxx.xxx.xxx doesn't sound like a local network address. It's most likely the address of the mobile data connection, where ping (and other services) directed toward the device often is blocked by the carriers routers.