Questions tagged [buttons]

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

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Can I disable the hardware 'Search' button?

I'm teaching my 85 year old mother to use her first phone. Her first ever bit of computing. The first use is texting and I've removed all the apps from the main screens except for the messaging app, ...
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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 to prevent buttons from activating screen

When I take my Android phone from my trousers pocket the screen is often activated since any press to the search, home, back or menu button activates the screen. Of course, this is a major battery ...
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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 to achieve factory-reset or bootloader mode for Flywheel (Glorystar Nebula rf3288) tablet without buttons?

I've gotten stuck trying to upgrade a Glorystar Nebula 15 kiosk Android tablet (as customized for the orphaned Flywheel spin-bikes) to a vendor-provided single-file Android 7.1 firmware image (7....
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How do I disable emergency call after three power button clicks on my Samsung S10?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S10 (on Android 10). One of the features that constantly irritates me is the accidental dialling of the emergency number. The system by-default looks for triple power button ...
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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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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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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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How can I restore the browser button?

For some magical reason, the browser button on the home screen of my Android phone (Xiaomi MI 9 SE, MIUI 10.2) has gone missing. I can't find it! ... how can I restore/recreate it? Note I'm not ...
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phone is on recovery mode , usb debugging is disable and power button is not working ? how to on or format the phone (samsung j7 2016)

i have samsung j7 2016 when i take out the battery and put it back it on without pressing power button and directly takes me to the recovery and I cant select anything because my power button not ...
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How can I answer phone calls with a real (like power) button?

I can close phone calls with that button by default, but for me it would be even more useful to be able to answer a phone call the same way. Is there a setting or an application that would enable that?...
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Customize google assistant button

I am using a motorola phone which has a dedicated google assistant button. But I don't use the assistant much. Is it possible to customize the button and use it for some other activity?
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I disable the softkey backlight?

I've been using Voodoo Display Filter to dim my screen further than the normal minimum at night, and it works great. I want to do the same thing with the backlight for my touch buttons since it's ...
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Display additional button in Menu Bar

In Android 10, MIUI 12.0.2, how does one display, in the Menu Bar, the button to show the Toggles? By Toggles I mean the following menu that appears if one scrolls down at the top So far, the Menu ...
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Does Android allows to lock the touch screen, without interfering with any physical button?

I read Kindle books in my Android 9 tablet. Kindle has an option to go to the next/previous pages of the book using the volume up and down keys. Using third-party apps for "touch lock", I ...
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Android Lollipop square button no longer shows recent screens

I have a Tesco Hudl 2 which runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Up until a few days ago, it responded to the square button by showing all of the apps which are running. This allowed me to close apps by ...
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Oneplus3 lineage os - Switch on without power button

I have an OnePlus3 with lineageOS installed in it. My problem is that Power button doesnt work and my mobile is switched off. whenever I plug in my charger, I get the recovery options menu on pressing ...
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Power button got short circuited by purell. What do I do?

I wiped my phone with some purell (I live in a place with lots of coronavirus cases), and apprently some of the stuff got inside and shorted the power button. Now the only thing my phone does it ...
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Is there a way to disable the power button on Android 9?

I have an alarm clock app that disables the power button when alarming (to prevent from turning off the phone). This option works fine on my ancient android phone, but it doesn't work somehow on ...
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Accessing the home screen without the capacitive home button?

I dropped my OnePlus One, and now the bottom half of the touchscreen doesn't work. I connected a mouse to disable the lock screen, and I can now work with most apps (apart from Strava and the Camera) ...
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Remapping touch control of Huawei freebuds 2

does anyone have experience (or general thoughts) about how to best, if possible, remap the touch control of the huawei freebuds 2? Specifically the one that starts google assistant. Possibly a ...
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Detect Apple-compatible headphone keys

My headphones have 3 buttons but unfortunately only central one (Play/Pause toggle) is recognised as a "Headphone button". I'm currently using Button Mapper Pro to make the double click work as "Next ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...
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Reassign Bixby button on rooted S10

I never use Bixby on my rooted Galaxy S10e, so I would like to repurpose the Bixby button, for instance as camera shutter or to open an app of my choice. Question: How to do that? Note: I tried ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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How to press & long press the “back” key with a terminal command?

We manage Zebra Mobile computing units running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow through an MDM. For some reason, the MDM interface doesn't show the Android buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, home, ...
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

I'm trying to fix a phone (LG G3 Stylus) that has been badly injured, so now the touchsreen doesn't work, and the only button that works is the volume-up one. I need to backup some stuff (notes, ...
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Will an S4 boot and run without a volume button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a dented/stuck volume button (causing any attempt to boot to end at the screen that asks whether I really want to install a custom OS because the smartphone perceives ...
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Customize on-screen function buttons on Insignia Flex tablet

We just bought an inexpensive, low-end Android Tablet (the Insignia Flex 8") running Android 6.0. The navigation bar buttons (which are also called, apparently, the "Home Touch buttons", "On-Screen ...
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Where are actions of buttons' long pressing stored?

I want to remap the long press action of the menu button to open the dialog box that appears when the power button is long pressed. I know the keybinds are stored mainly in /system/usr/keylayout/...
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Can't edit files in /sys/ folder

Is there any way to edit files in sys folder? I want to do that because buttons backlight on new rom is off, probably because I turned it off on previous rom and now I dont have backlight buttons ...