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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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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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What is the official name of the "open apps" view that is navigated to by hitting the square system button?

It's called Recents Screen: The Recents screen (also referred to as the Overview screen, recent task list, or recent apps) is a system-level UI that lists recently accessed activities and tasks.
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Missing "Easy Mode" from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Samsung provides Easy Mode in options (differ from device to device) : Open Settings → Personalisation (by scrolling down) → Easy Mode. Open Settings → Display → Easy Mode.
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How to quickly understand the Android UI

On Linux OSes kernel starts init which starts getty which starts login process on virtual console(s). There a user can login on CLI and a shell (like bash) is opened for command execution. In ...
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Android browser's desktop mode not really the same as PC desktop

There are various ways of creating responsive web pages. The developer can ask the browser to tell whether it is Windows OS, Android, iPhone, or whichever browser it is, etc. Secondly, most often, ...
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Android browser's desktop mode not really the same as PC desktop

Try Firefox for Android with a User Agent spoofing addon. You may also need some addon to lie about the viewport dimensions. I don't know what exactly the best option to do so is, so I hope these ...
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How to navigate to top/bottom of page in mobile firefox

You should add an add-on to help accomplish what you asked. Top and Bottom scroll buttons adds buttons to scroll to the top or bottom of a page. This extension adds two beautiful buttons at the ...
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Android browser's desktop mode not really the same as PC desktop

You cannot, unless the site is optimized for mobile by design Two factors distinguish and also limit mobile website compared to desktop: Touch screen interface Smaller display area What most ...
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What are the other "home" screens called?

From source code of Launcher3 in Android 6.0.1 r16: The workspace is a wide area with a wallpaper and a finite number of pages. Each page contains a number of icons, folders or widgets the user ...
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Page up and page down in web pages and elsewhere

The old but good question. Answering it to myself, I came up with using MacroDroid alone for this. At least now volume up/down scrolls one page in Chrome. The method might be applied either to another ...
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Android device for birds

Mobile device touch screens have been made with resistive or capacitive technology. Resistive required pressure to indicate location so normally used a pen/stylus. Capacitive uses the fact that the ...
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Missing "Easy Mode" from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Go to settings > Application Manager > Default Applications > Home Screen > and then change to Easy Mode. I found this on my GS6, but I think it should work for your phone too.
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Easy switching languages?

I found this app to be very easy to use and basically works with just two taps. It's called Change Lanuage and can be found officially from the play store. Then only setback is that you'll only be ...
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Is there a glossary of Android's UI elements

I don't know if an official glossary exists, but information below is in line with what is generally used. Be aware that the same thing may be referred differently causing confusion - for instance , ...
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How to get to Torch on Moto G / Marshmallow 6.0.1

This appears to be an old problem cited two years ago wherein torch light and cast icons as in case of OP go missing. Reason attributed is some icons disappear if not used for long and reboot brings ...
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Force tablet UI on a non-tablet device?

After some digging I am able to sort out a relatively easy solution for the first and most important requirement, that is, keeping the navbar at the bottom. Requires root (of course - to pull and push ...
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How to navigate to top/bottom of page in mobile firefox

You can get these two extensions: Go to Top of Page Button Got to Bottom of Page Button They will put a button in the toolbar labeled Top and Bottom
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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 am not aware of Android solutions to this but here is a work around . This app Menu Button , it doesn't require root and creates a virtual menu bar to manipulate the settings for your app by ...
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Android menu navigation without touchscreen input

The functionality which you are looking for is available under the Accessibility settings. It is called Switch access, Universal switch and many more, just search for the term switch after going to ...
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Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

There are Apps in the Play Store that provide an alternative lockscreen. Have a look at this page to see some. But from a perspective of security, I would personally avoid using an alternative ...
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Names of Screens

When I look at my note 10 I see a screen with clock, always on display. What is the name of this"screen"? It is commonly known as Always on Display. It is a feature commonly found in ...
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Window animation scale of 0.25 on OxygenOS 5.0.4?

If there isn't option in developer settings for that value of animation scale then there is this app. App doesn't require root but you'll have to grant some permissions via ADB, you have guide how to ...
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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?

On many phones, long pressing on the back or recent apps button will bring up the menu. If that doesn't work, here's a workaround: (this only works on Samsung phones) Go to settings -> ...
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Force tablet UI on a non-tablet device?

You could try changing the DPI via this method: http://phandroid.com/2016/05/24/how-to-change-dpi-settings-on-android-n-nexus-no-root/ Open the Settings app Scroll down to About phone Tap ...
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What is the name of this activity?

Not implemented as a UX library, yet. 3rd Party Solution: https://github.com/apl-devs/AppIntro DIY: You can create your own UI and can leverage ViewPager for the effect.
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How to fix missing wishlist icons in Google Play Store?

If you ever installed some app adding it to wishlist isn't available for that app anymore.
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Live tile interface

Yes, there is an app called Launcher 8 WP style for that. Hope I helped.
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Task Manager and profiler for Android Wear apps

I've been unable to find any profiling apps designed for Android smartwatches. However, its been reported that Trepn Profiler can be used with Android Wear smartwatches. Here is a screenshot of Trepn ...
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Choosing the right DPI-Setting

Xposed + App Settings is what you're looking for. You can modify DPI on a per-app basis and keep system DPI intact. Since the Marshmallow compatible version is not in the official Xposed repo, I ...
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