Questions tagged [buttons]

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

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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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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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How can I hide the on-screen buttons but keep the status bar

I have a Galaxy Nexus (rooted, if that helps) and I want to disable the on-screen buttons (back, home, apps), also called the Navigation Bar. Now there are plenty of apps (e.g. Hide Bottom Bar) that ...
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Power button stopped on my Nexus S

My power button has stopped working on my Nexus S, everything else works but this! How can i get my power button back?
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How can I switch keyboards using gesture navigation only(no navigation bar)? (OnePlus 5t)

I recently decided to try out gesture navigation on Android (with the navigation bar turned off), and I liked it so much I decided to do away with my navigation bar for good. Aside from English, I ...
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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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How to stop display turn on and consuming battery power, when using Headphones remote control or volume button?

I don't know if this depends on the music player (I'm using mort player music) or standby screen (I have widgetlocker app as lockscreen), I don't see any options in these apps to change this. In ...
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Volume up key to answer call

I'm running Android device on version 5.1 and my device doesn't have any buttons except power and volume. I want my volume up key to answer incoming calls. Is there any exposed or any other method ...
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Disable hardware keys on Cyanogenmod 12.1 / SM-T800 (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I've hated the hardware keys on my Samsung tablet since I bought it. Even after a year, I have to be careful not to brush the keys with my palm or else I'm suddenly exiting the book I'm reading or web ...
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Prevent Accidental Reboots when holding down the power button

I often end up accidentally rebooting my Nexus 6 while having it in my pocket, because the power buttons gets pushed for more than 10 seconds. Considering the long boot times, this can be very ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change the wake up Button on the Motorola Droid Pro to be any keyboard key?

I really hate that the sleep/mute key button is the same that wakes up the phone; I would want to be able to wake it up by pressing any key on the phone. Any ideas?
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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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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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Modifying sensitivity of Google Nexus S power button?

I keep accidentally turning the phone off/on by pressing the power button when I pick up the phone or take it out of its holster. I would like to make the power button require a longer hold before it ...
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Activate screen buttons on the CyanogenMod

I have a Xiaomi Mi3 running an Android 6.0 Cyanogenmod version and the back button doesn't work anymore. In which way can I implement the standard touch buttons on the screen (home, back and menu) in ...
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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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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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How can I reboot my phone without the power or volume buttons?

Title is pretty self-explanatory. My phone's power and volume buttons don't work. The home button does. It's a Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus. This phone has always had a tendency to crash unless rebooted ...
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Menu button for very old apps in Android 7

I have Lenovo TAB4 10 Plus tablet with Android 7.1.1 and I'm unable to change settings for some very old application because of missing menu button for them. In Android 5 there was floating menu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you reprogram the motorola-droid-razr-m screen buttons? Does it require Rooting?

I'm not a big fan of the Droid-Razr-M's screen buttons (missing the menu and search buttons, but includes a Programs button (which is a waste b/c you can long hold the Home button for that). Since ...
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Navigation Buttons (Back, Home, Menu, etc.) in the Notification/Statusbar?

I am remotely controlling an old Nexus One attached and talking to a Lego NXT robot. The Nexus One has a broken Home button. In the past I remember overcoming that by finding an app which added an ...
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Home button for wake sleep

Using Verizon Samsung Droid Charge how can I wake the phone using the home button instead of just the side power button? (My phone is rooted.)
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Suggestions to boot OnePlus 3T without any physical buttons?

As the title says, any suggestions for this would be welcome as I have lost the use of both power and volume buttons. Device is not rooted, running Oreo. I have access to both Windows and MAC ...
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Soft key lights not turning on when touching screen of s7 edge

I noticed that those 2 soft key lights back and recent button lights are not turning on when i touch the screen. They light up when i touch one of them but not when i touch screen. There is no setting ...
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Is it possible to simulate a button press on an Android application from another application (Android or Desktop)?

I need to automatically click on a specific button on an app. Is there a way to do this on a completely controlled environment? By controlled environment, I mean the phone could be rooted, it could ...
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Headphone Buttons and USB-C Adapters

I owe a which doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, it use my headphones with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. While the speakers and the mic work, the buttons don't. They're assigned incorrect ...
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remapping volume up to power button on nexus 5

my power button is half broken. I have rooted my phone and installed xposed framework and xposed additions. I have successfully remapped my volume-up so that when the phone is on I can switch it off ...
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Key layout for only turning off the display?

According to this website: # This is an example of a key layout file for basic system controls, # such as volume and power keys which are typically implemented as GPIO pins # the device decodes into ...
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Volume Up button does not respond while unlocking bootloader

I have an InFocus M260 (MediaTek MT6582 based). It has a locked bootloader and whenever i try to unlock the bootloader, this shows up : fastboot -i 0x0489 oem unlock in the device it shows press ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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Change mapping of Hardware buttons in an un-rooted device?

How can I change the mapping of my un-rooted device's buttons like swapping the volume buttons? My device is a Sony Xperia E C1505
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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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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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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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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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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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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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CM9 skips to the next song, even on short presses

I have a Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan, and the option to skip to the next / previous songs on a long press of the volume buttons is active. ...
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Android Jelly Bean: fix search button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn’t find installed apps I just upgraded my Nexus S from Android 4.0.something (I forget the ...