Questions tagged [user-interface]

how to use on-screen elements, how to deal with the user interface, etc.

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How to select whole line of text?

Sometime there is a need to select only one line of text or paragraph from very large article? Instead of manually enlarge the range of selection, is there an option at popup that can select line in ...
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How to pin android keyboard to stay onscreen all the time?

Is it possible to pin/force keyboard to stay all the time onscreen even when input box doesn't exist. Which software keyboard have this functionality?
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Laggy Android. I install above 100 apps at LineageOS. How to make Inteface more responsive?

I have phone with 128GB, 6GB RAM, Quad-core, but after install over 100 apps it became laggy. Especially I would like to improve speed of user interface. Phone is rooted, unlocked and encrypted. I use ...
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Android UI lags / shutters

I often see strange/unexpected slowdown in Android UI irrespective of the device I use. UI suddenly skips frames and all graphical transitions seems to run at a very low frame rate (I would say in the ...
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What is the official name and nature of the panels that are sliding upwards in web browsers

I think the title sums up pretty good what I am asking but, here is a screen capture of the particular type of in-browser panels I'm wondering about I don't mean the ones android system shows when ...
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Is it possible to change interface language to Hebrew?

Is it possible to change the GUI language to Hebrew in an Amazon Fire 7/8/10 tablet? To clarify - not the input (keyboard) language, but the interface itself. [I am assuming Fire OS questions fit in ...
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What is the official name of the “open apps” view that is navigated to by hitting the square system button?

On Android, there are three buttons along the bottom system bar. When I hit the square one, a UI displaying all the currently "open" apps. What is the official name of this view?
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How to use a different file chooser app in Android?

When using many different Android apps, a file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the VirusTotal website and ...
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disabling top and bottom swipe bars

I'm looking for a way to disable (not hide or make transparent) the top and bottom bars on a Xiaomi android tablet (temporarily) I have an app with baby coordination and stimulation games on my tablet ...
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Collections item order is changing after sync-ing in Here WeGO

I use Collections to plan my sightseeing places. I am putting the places in order I will go there. E.g. place1, place2, place3 or place1, place2, place3, place4, place5, place6 When I use other device ...
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Names of Screens

I totally lack the terminology here, so asking to help me clarify When I look at my note 10 I see a screen with clock, always on display. What is the name of this"screen"? If I double tap ...
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Android menu navigation without touchscreen input [closed]

I'm working on a smart glasses project that is using an Intrinsyc Open-q 2500 SOM (connected to a custom breakout board) that utilises a Snapdragon processor, running a custom Android SDK (Oreo 8.1) ...
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Navigation bar and pull-down menu eerily brighter

Occasionally, my phone's display goes significantly dark. However, the navbar and the pull-down notifications menu are very brightly lit up. Any idea why? I'm running Android 10 on Samsung M30. P.S. ...
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How do I disable smooth scrolling system-wide?

Current browsers (Chrome, Firefox at least) have a hidden feature to disable smooth scrolling. How do I do this in Android system-wide? Smooth scrolling on modern displays gives me a headache. I don't ...
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Browser desktop mode not really the same as PC desktop

Is there anyway to make android browser browse in true desktop mode, i.e. viewing the same layout as a desktop computer? I know in Firefox, I can click on "request desktop site" in the menu, and some ...
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Dark mode / theme before Android 10?

How is it possible (via third party app or without?) to enable Dark mode for all apps (Chrome browser, Phone calls app, Messaging app, etc.) on a Android 5 or 6 smartphone? It's integrated in the OS ...
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In which Android system file can I remove Wi-Fi password field?

If I would root my device based on Android (v4.0.4), which system file and how can I change to remove from the graphic interface the field where we manually type a password when connecting to new Wi-...
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How to navigate to top/bottom of page in mobile firefox

Is there a way to quickly navigate to the top/bottom of the current page in mobile firefox (i.e. the equivalent of using the home/end keys in the desktop version)?
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How do I move app icons between pages of the all-apps list?

My phone has four pages in its all-apps list (as opposed to its two pages of home screens). I know how to copy app icons from the all-apps list to any home screen. I also know how to move app icons ...
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Selection for batch operation in Gmail's new material design

I'm confused, while I'm trying to understand the new Gmail "compact" style user interface. This is the view, where left to the email's 2-line representation a checkbox can be found. I can't really ...
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Google Pixel XL Messages app missing camera interface

I reset my Google Pixel XL and temporally set it up as new device, meaning I did't restore any of the settings from before reset, therefore it is safe to assume I used all default settings. During ...
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Missing auto-rotate icon

About 6 days ago my auto-rotate function icon disappeared on my old cheap Moto E. Is there somewhere in the menu structure which talks about auto-rotate? I just cannot see anything. I have looked ...
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Switch chrome interface from smartphone mode to tablet mode

I want just a little: change interface of Chrome on my Mediapad T2 7.0 Pro (PLE-701L). Now it looks like smartphone version (picture at right side): But I want to change interface to tablet mode (...
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Disable “com.package.name has stopped” pop-up notification

I am typing, and then, a pop-up flies into the screen, telling me that a random application in the background has halted. Starting with Android Lollipop, the "OK" button of the pop-up is terribly ...
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Window animation scale of 0.25 on OxygenOS 5.0.4?

Is it possible to set the window animation scale to 0.25 on OxygenOS 5.0.4? The closest options I see are 0.0 and 0.5, but I'm hoping there would be a way to do this with root access.
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Why am I getting a red tint in the lock screen in Oreo 8.1/Nexus 5X?

I just updated to Oreo 8.1 from 8.0 and I notice that the lock screen has the same image as before, but with a red tint over it, like a layer of pure red with opacity 20% had been overlaid on top of ...
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Top down menu items gone

So this is a little stupid but I did something that caused all of my items in the top dropdown menu to disappear and there is only a wifi icon left. When I press edit it doesn't change anything, I ...
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How does one use apps that place a menu on the system bar when the buttons are not in the screen?

I'm trying to use an app that places the hamburger menu on the system bar (with Home, Back, and Recent apps buttons). On devices that have a system bar (i.e., these buttons are on the screen), the ...
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How to get to Torch on Moto G / Marshmallow 6.0.1

I have two copies of Motorola Moto G with (now) Marshmallow 6.0.1. One of them has recently "removed" Torch icon from notification area: Now, I don't have access to it at all. Neither in Settings ...
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Force tablet UI on a non-tablet device?

I own a large screen phone and am wondering if I could make it recognize itself as a tablet, as in: The navbar should stay at the bottom instead of rotating to the sides Notification shade doesn't ...
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What is this “shadow” called and what's the purpose?

When you slide Chrome browser (or FireFox) to extreme left, right or upwards, you see this shadow (for want of a better word) for a few seconds, as shown What is it called and what's the purpose ? (...
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Howto Find in which Folder /app group is an app icon?

I honestly feel stupid asking this question, but here it goes: I cannot find a way to locate in which folder/app_group I misplaced an app icon. If I use the search in the app drawer (go-Launcher Z ...
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Is there a glossary of Android's UI elements

Often, when I'm looking for the solution to some problem I'm having on my phone, the hardest part is knowing what to call the specific menu, or piece of the UI, causing the issue. Is there an ...
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How to improve visibility of Android Nougat quick setting tiles?

Android Nougat introduces Quick Setting tiles that are available from pulling down the status bar on the top of the screen. Unfortunately, on many devices, the tiles are light gray icons on a white ...
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Alternative Android Date Picker (for Dates of Birth, DOB)

I was wondering if there is any way to call the date picker that the contacts app uses, as oppposed to the date picker that chrome uses. We've found users struggling to identify how input their birth ...
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What is the name of this activity?

I've seen it being used by some Google apps, as well as some others, always at the first opening of the app. It usually presents instructions about how to use the app (in a high level) and its ...
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Can I use Tasker to simulate Page Up / Page Down without root access?

I've read people doing it using adb without root access. I've also read that people can do it using Tasker and several other methods, but with root access. Is it possible to do the same with Tasker (...
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TowelRoot v3 User Interface Anomaly

I downloaded the latest TowelRoot (v3) from the official website and I noticed a UI anomaly and wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this. Most screenshots of the "make it ra1n" screen (from ...
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How to fix missing wishlist icons in Google Play Store?

I have noticed that some of the time, the Add to Wishlist icon is missing from some apps within the Google Play Store. Some apps show the icon, some don't. Grabbing a different device shows the same ...
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Easy switching languages?

A tablet will be used by someone who reads (only) Chinese (PRC). I only read English. In order to help her accomplish things, install apps, and generally maintain the tablet, I need to switch language ...
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Live tile interface

I was just viewing my friend's Lumia 535 who has Windows 10 mobile installed on it which really inspired me. That OS possess a very well-integrated customizable tiled interface. I really loved that UI....
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Task Manager and profiler for Android Wear apps

I have three questions about Android wear apps. Is there a way or app for closing individual apps on Android wear ? I tried Task Manager for Android wear but it doesn't work on my LG Watch R. how ...
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Choosing the right DPI-Setting

My Nexus 5x has a setting for the DPI (using cyanogenmod). When is use the default 420, twitter doesn't display the cog-icon on profile pages (block, list, mute, ...). Using 400 i get the icon again, ...
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What does this notification bar icon mean in the HexoLibre theme by Cyanogenmod? [duplicate]

The icon in the middle it looks like dancing wobbling phone or something. Totally confused. Not using OnePlus. I'm using Cyanogenmod 13's HexoLibre theme.
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How do I disable this MTP connection popup upon USB cable connection?

This appears whenever I plug it in: I have gone through all settings, tried everything. I want the MTP mode to stay on (I have no desire to enable Mass storage). I know how to invoke this window ...
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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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Can I set the labels in Inbox to show the number of unread messages?

I use many labels with GMail, and I filter messages so they appear unread under the labels but skip my inbox. In the GMail navigation drawer (the left menu), each label shows the number of unread ...
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Android 6.0 update - System UI not working

I updated my Z5 to Marshmallow 6.0 yesterday. Worst mistake of my life. It locked out my phone and wiped some SD photos (so I couldn't get past the keylock screen - on entering the correct code, it ...
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What are the other “home” screens called?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII when I get past the lock screen there are several "home" screens, each indicated by a clickable dash, and one of these (the second one on my device) has a home icon in place ...
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Missing “Easy Mode” from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

I bought this phone for my grandparents. The salesman at the store told me that this phone would be great for old people who are new to smart phones. Any idea where to find this "Easy Mode" or "Simple ...