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Questions tagged [buttons]

All buttons (soft or hard) such as power, home,volume up/down and issues with them.

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Missing MENU button

I have an application, which uses MENU button for navigation purposes. Some devices doesn't have this button. I have tried long pressing app switch button, but it is not working.
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Is there a way I can prevent the back button from going to the home screen?

One of my pet hates about Android is the back button. It is fairly unpredictable what it will do. Depending on where you are, it can do one of three things: take the user up a page in the same app ...
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Is it possible to change navigation buttons after a Cyanogenmod theme has been applied?

I'm currently using a Cyanogenmod theme (Lumin). I only checked the "Style" option in the Cyanogenmod theme selector. I really like how the status bar/ drop down menu looks and other elements. However,...
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Holding power button doesn't work on Nexus 4

My Nexus 4's power button's hold function is not working. I can lock my screen, but anything which involves me having to hold the power button isn't working. I'm scared to even wait for my phone to ...
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Can I make my phone start recording sound without removing it from my pocket?

Sometimes I would like to record sound from my Android phone, very quickly, without having to touch the screen. (Example: record funny situations in the street, funny sounds, etc. ) Can we launch ...
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How to reorder bottom navigation bar buttons?

Is there any way to reorder the soft buttons at the bottom navigation bar on Android? I have a tablet (Teclast X98, KitKat), which has the following layout: This layout is really bad, because the ...
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Remapping power and volume keys

My power button has broken so I'm trying to use the volume up key as the power button instead. My phone is a rooted Sony Xperia Go ST27i running Android 4.1.2. I've tried ButtonRemapper, but this ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn ...
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Prevent Apps from Hiding Navigation Bar

I am using CyanogenMod 12 (Lollipop) and I have Expanded Desktop disabled for all apps. However, there are some apps that either "minimize" my Navigation Bar, turning the buttons into small dots and ...
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Alcatel One Touch S'Pop remap power button

How can I remap the camera button to work as a power button? I have a rooted Alcatel One Touch S'Pop. I edited system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl by copy-pasting POWER WAKE string from the power button ...
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How do I disable the backlighting for the menu and back buttons on a Galaxy SIII?

Does anyone know how to disable the lights of the buttons at the bottom of my phone? They are really annoying and I can reach them without the lights on. I've tried several apps but none of them ...
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Bind action to hardware key combination

I know that long-pressing power + volume down hardware buttons for a second or so on any screen takes a screenshot - I was hoping to bind an action to the power + volume up combination (specifically I ...
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No OK button in recovery mode on MyPhone Agua Rio Fun

I bought a new smartphone, MyPhone Agua Rio Fun (a local brand in Philippines). It's actually a pretty good phone in my book, but the storage in this thing is terrible! I found a way to solve it, but ...
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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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Power button replacement (Remap) [duplicate]

Somehow I broked up my Samsung Galaxy S (rooted) power button, so I can't power it on. I powered it on using PC ADB command and remapped Home button to be a power button (long pressing it shows "Power ...
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Trying to remap my hardware buttons

Since I have a broken back button I have remapped my buttons in such a way that my original volume up button functions as a menu button, and my original menu button as the back button. I've done this ...
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What ROM could be used on an HTC Desire bravo with non-functioning physical buttons

I have a HTC Desire (bravo). Currently I use it with the old Oxygene ROM. Basically It's fine, but the physical buttons (menu, back, home) are very hard to press. Sometimes it takes more than 5 hard ...
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How to change soft key actions

I have a HTC one v, rooted, stock ROM. The home, back and recent app keys are touch on the glass, but not on the actual screen. In some Roms, it gives you the option to change what it does, but not in ...
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Light of Back button is not working on my Android mobile

I have Android Fly F45 S. From yesterday I am suddenly seeing that my Android mobile back button light is not working. The back button is working but the light is not lighting. I have never dropped it ...
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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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Can I use side buttons of my phone to turn (by holding) next/prev track without root?

I have xperia M. It has normal walkman player. But choosing music is not comfortable, it needs taking out my phone from a pocket. How can I custom side volume buttons to turn next/prev. track by ...
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Volume buttons unexpectedly started waking the phone from - how to disable?

When my phone is locked and the screen is off, I could usually wake it up only by pressing the home or power buttons. Now, the screen also wakes when I press a volume button. This started happening ...
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Power button is not responsive when being hold on LG Optimus F3

I have an LG Optimus F3. Last night, I wanted to screenshot something, but holding the power button didn't do anything. I can press it and the screen would turn on/off, but there's no response when ...
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Help to understand working of powerbutton and volume rockers

I want to understand the workings of power button and volume rockers in Android devices, which are associated with the kernel driver of these keys. What happens in the kernel driver and boot loader ...
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re-program back-key S Advance

I've replaced the screen of my S Advance, but now the back-key doesn't work anymore so that's really frustrating.. I'm wondering if it's possible to program the menu-key as back-key. It is not a ...
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How can I get to Settings if there is no physical settings button?

I just got a Samsung S5 and it has a physical Back, Home and Task Manager button. No settings button ... some apps I use do not have a settings button (I guess it sees the physical buttons and assumes ...
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Force Show Menu button (Soft keys)

I've updated to the latest nightly build of Pacman ROM, and then updated it through recovery (wiped: cache and Dalvik Cache) and the system boot up and everything works great but there are 2 exrea ...
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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 can I remap the menu key to Switch App view?

I tried ButtonRemapper but it only offers short press functions and not the App Switch menu (on cm10.3 long press of home button activates the App Switch menu)
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HTC One X soft keys not working for 4hours now

The soft keys of my HTC One X aren't working for 4hours now. I've restarted it many times but still the problem persists. The screen is normal, just the back, recent app and home key aren't. Could it ...
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Xposed module for home key configuration while phone is locked [closed]

Is there an Xposed module for configuring the home key behavior (and maybe other hw keys) while the phone is locked or in sleep state, and will it also affect the home button default unlocked ...
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Edit navigation bar (Soft Buttons)?

I just bought a low-end Android tablet (using Android 4.2.2), and it has 6 virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen : Home Apps Back Volume down Volume up Screenshot I don't need the last 3, ...
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Key Layout change

My Captivate Glide's power button is broken, I was hoping to remap the a hardware key in the keyboard layout folder so that i may use a different key as the power button once the device is on. I was ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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Is there a way to send an emergency text and/or email by holding down either of the volume buttons?

A friend of mine recently developed a medical condition that causes sudden shortness of breath, and in one instance, caused her to pass out. In that instance, she said she lost her vision first, so ...
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How to assign a hardware button to camera

I like the functionality of a hardware camera button. On my Lumia 920 I have a dedicated camera button that I can long-press at any time (in other apps or when the phone is locked) to open the camera ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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Buttons stop working in landscape mode

I wanna buy a second hand tablet (Pierre Cardin 7558) whose home and return buttons stop working when tilting to widescreen. The quality is good in comparison with the price, but there is this problem....
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How can I install Jelly Bean on a Micromax Funbook P275?

I have a Micromax Funbook P275 tablet with Android 4.0.4 ICS installed, and I want to install 4.2 Jelly Bean on it, using this guide. Since the P275 doesn't have hardware buttons for volume up/down, ...
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Map HTC Logo on HTC One

Is there any way to have the HTC Logo on the HTC One (between the home and back buttons) to be used as a multitasking button AND press and hold for a menu button?
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate power button

My captivate's power button was acting up a few weeks ago. But the other day it just completely stopped working! I either have to plug it in to my charger or completely take my phone apart and take ...
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Home button or back button to leave an app?

Is there a difference between leaving an app by pressing the "back" button vs. pressing the "home" button? I've got an app which includes a countdown timer. The app says it will notify me when the ...
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Unresponsive menu button on several Android apps

I have noticed on several apps there is a menu button/icon (three vertical dots) but it is unresponsive and I'm wondering if it's just me or the app. I initially assumed it was just the app, but I ...
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Cracked screen, menu buttons non-responsive, need to wipe my phone! Ideas? HELP!

Like so many of us, I have dropped my phone and cracked the screen on my LG optimus ls970... which, In my very special situation, makes the menu buttons stop working. However, unlike other posters, I ...
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Disable (in software) Nexus S Power Button

My Nexus S has a broken power button that some days works fine, some days doesn't work at all, but most days just acts up and will randomly turn my phone on, even when it's sitting on the table. I'm ...
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Is there any way to disable/enable the back button?

The back button annoys me in some apps so I want to disable it in certain time and will enable it later. Is there any way to do it ? p/s : I use Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Android 4.1.2, rooted.
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map physical button to auto-rotate switch in android?

I would like to map the auto-rotate lock toggle/switch/setting to a physical button in a device. how do I do that? On the linux side of android, in linux/input.h, there are different KEY events, SW(...
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Reduce time it takes for device to power on when pressing power button?

I recently got my Nexus 7, and I love it. There is only one thing that is bugging me: The amount of time you have to hold the power button to turn the device on. Most of time I have to hold it for ...
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How can I use the camera button to pause/resume mp3?

How can I change camera button functionally and use it (or any other physical button) to pause/resume mp3 in a media player app? It is very important for my, because I want be able to pause/resume mp3 ...