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What is this "shadow" called and what's the purpose?

This appears to be called EdgeEffect and is used as a visual indicator when the user over-scrolls. See relevant images on Google Images here. A book commenting on the glow effect produces. A ...
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Why won't a fine-tip stylus work on my phones/tablet?

Capacitive and resistive touchscreen technologies Today's multi-touch screens are capacitive, unlike the resistive touchscreens from a decade ago. They work a bit like the way you can feel a static ...
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Resize screen to display only on working part of semi-functional touchscreen

Notes: My solution is tested on Stock Android 4.4.2 and Stock CyanogenOS 12 (5.0) of OnePlus One, and should work for Android 4.3 and above (based on this answer). I've mentioned wherever root ...
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Android Screen In virtualbox Rotate 90 CCW?

There are some hotkeys listed for ICS, which hopefully still work with Kitkat: Rotating the screen: (to get that operate we must to have activated “Auto-rotate screen”) Press F12 two times ...
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What is this "shadow" called and what's the purpose?

As suggested already, this graphical "shadow" effect is Edge Glow colour, and its part of the material design by Google. After the introduction of material design by Google many new UI elements ...
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Is there an easy way to invert colors?

Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, the feature is built-in as one of accessibility options. Open Settings Select Accessibility Below Display section, toggle Color inversion. After toggling it for the first ...
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Prevent display to sleep while charging

there is a setting in developer options on your phone that allows you to keep your display awake whilst charging it. It is enabled by going to settings, then scrolling all the way down to about. From ...
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Turn off screen but still let video and streams running

Download MX Player Play YouTube/Sdcard video using MX Player. Press Menu button (or the 3 dot icon), and then select Play Make sure "Background Play" is checked Now, you can press Home ...
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How to turn off screen of android with terminal emulator?

There are two ways of doing this, depending on if you have root or not on your device. If you use root If you have rooted, run: su input keyevent 26 In any good terminal emulator. If you have not ...
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Samsung 4 left in rain and now black screen - can i recover files?

If you know for sure your phone can be powered on, then there might just be another doable (albeit technical) way. I've extracted photos and contacts from another S4 of my classmate a while ago using ...
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Can screen dimming apps damage the screen?

The short answer is NO. Unless you try to go over default brightness (which could potentially burn the LED), your screen leds are desgined for changing brightness and colors. Leds work differently ...
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How to keep the phone screen on while charging?

There's a checkbox exactly for that in the developer options, you'll just have to enable them to show up. To do so, locate the about/version information in the Settings app and tap the build number ...
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How can I use web.whatsapp.com on an Android phone with a broken screen?

Directly start WhatsApp with the correct activity intent via ADB: adb shell "su -c 'am start com.whatsapp/.qrcode.QrCodeActivity'" Then hold your camera in front of the QR Code @ http://web.whatsapp....
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Decrease the screen size (not resolution) on Android 11 (`wm overscan` is deprecated)

I have the same issue with my Google Pixel 4a. Fortunately even though overscan is deprecated, setting size still works. The downside is that the screen is centered instead of being aligned to the ...
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Incoming call screen is not displaying on Moto G 2nd gen

Go to Settings -> Apps -> All -> menu and choose "Reset app preferences".
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Izzy opined it correctly here that the only sensible place for having factory home screen layout is the launcher's APK itself. Since I don't own a Lenovo device let alone your specific model I used ...
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How can I see the pointer location, and simulate it?

Go to Settings Developers Options In Input section check Show Pointer Location option. If developer option is not enabled go to : Settings About Phone Click Build Number multiple times.
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How do I invert colours inside a specific app?

For me Tasker did the job, but you need an additional Tasker plug in for this, called AutoTools. On my bq android device root wasn't needed to do the job. I set up a profile to invert the screen when ...
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How to keep screen turned off when plugging charger?

As far as I can see, the only way to archive this behaviour is to switch from stock Android to CyanogenMod - which does have this feature built-in (under "Display & lights" menu in ...
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SGS2 screen gets more and more dark blue, possibly after overheated charging

Looks like a damaged LCD that's slowly "leaking out." Overheating could definitely be the culprit, as could the drop. Although damage from the drop is usually accompanied with a visible crack. Most ...
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Can I manually rotate my phone while auto-rotation is disabled?

UPDATE: As of Jan 2022, the developer of GMD GestureControl tool removed the app from Play store. Thanks @AndrewT. for the tip. I don't use Android anymore, so answer below stays the same for history ...
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Can I manually rotate my phone while auto-rotation is disabled?

You can use Tap'n'Turn. It shows a small arrow on the screen when it senses that the orientation changes. Pressing it will rotate the screen even when auto-rotation is off. Instead of rotating the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I am answering my own question, because i somehow solved it. I downloaded the Battery Doctor app (the one featured by Clean Master) and created a scheduled profile for night that has timeout set to 5. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I had the same problem and today I did find what was causing my problem. It just started yesterday, 2 weeks after I got the phone. And the ONLY thing that was different is that I started using a ...
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Set no wallpaper, but single color background

I found the easiest way to do this was with the application Color Wallpaper. All the possible colors selectable from a menu, and i haven't changed the color in months. You can set it and forget it. ...
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Are those dead pixels? "Dead Pixel Detect and Fix" apk did not work with them

Dead pixel is a class of manufacturing defects on screens which causes a pixel or sub pixel to remain permanently on or permanently off. The actual cause of dead or stuck pixel varies, and while some ...
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Disable screen turn-off during phone call

Proximity sensors allow the screen to turn off when close to the ear during a call. It should automatically come back when it's uncovered i.e. when it's not close to the ear. That said this app seems ...
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Nexus 6 screen goes black during call (w/ Lollipop 5.1)

This is a known problem with the current Android 5.1 update and screen protectors. The problem is related to screen protectors affecting proximity sensing that normally turns off the screen when it is ...
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Help how do i disable the status bar

If you are on Android Lollipop then as Izzy suggested, you can turn on the Screen Pinning to stay in a particular app and hide the status bar. If not on Lollipop then third party launchers such as ...
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