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Topic # 191214 27-Jan-2016 18:53
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I have used Android phones for some time, but new to tablets -

 

Somehow I have ended up with 2 of those floating bars/ribbons on my home screen ... it/they are the ones with buttons for Bluetooth, Wifi, screen brightness etc, and dynamically mirror each other viz. change one and the other does too.  How do I delete the extra bar/ribbon?

 

I've set up email and it works fine, but seems to grab emails at regular intervals whether I want it to or not ... is that normal for Android devices to be permanently "on"?

 

What is the icon (also on the bar/ribbon) that is two curved arrows?  I thought maybe turning off screen orientation, but doesn't seem to affect that.

 

Cheers & thanks.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1480188 27-Jan-2016 19:11
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(just guesses...)

 

Click-hold on the widget and then drag to the bin for the extra ribbon.

 

I think the email thing is normal, but...

 

The icon you describe is "sync", if you de-select that, you'll probably find your email problem solved. If you want to sync things, turn that on and off again and should do it.




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  Reply # 1480191 27-Jan-2016 19:18
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     >(just guesses...)<

 

That's fine, thanks.

 

I can't see a 'bin' or 'trash' icon ... usually top-left of screen, correct?

 

Sorry to appear a numby, but what does it sync with?  Importantly, the email app doesn't seem to have a "send/receive' button such as in Outlook.




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  Reply # 1480210 27-Jan-2016 19:31
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Right on, Bazzer .... dragging one of the ribbons to the top left made it go red, and then deleted tongue-out

 

Have also found an online Android for Dummies that looks very helpful (it told me how to bring in Widgets, for example).

 

We are no longer in DOS 6, Toto surprised


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  Reply # 1480237 27-Jan-2016 20:43
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Rickles:

 

Right on, Bazzer .... dragging one of the ribbons to the top left made it go red, and then deleted tongue-out

 

Have also found an online Android for Dummies that looks very helpful (it told me how to bring in Widgets, for example).

 

We are no longer in DOS 6, Toto surprised

 

 

Sorry, yeah, as you've discovered the bin appears once you're dragging.

 

It syncs all of the accounts, which could be whatever you have set up. Google account, email account, etc. I'm not familiar with the email client you're using (and you haven't really specified versions of anything) so I can't say anything much for certain.




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  Reply # 1480271 27-Jan-2016 21:55
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     >you've discovered the bin appears once you're dragging.<

 

Yep ... I susoect I created the ghost copy when trying to move the original around the screen.

 

     > I'm not familiar with the email client you're using (and you haven't really specified versions of anything) so I can't say anything much for certain.<

 

Sorry about that, far too long in the Windows world ... the device is running Android 4.4.2 and the email client is whatever it is that came with it ... presumably a Google creation?  The icon is a white @ symbol on a yellow letter coming out of a pale white envelope.




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  Reply # 1480433 28-Jan-2016 08:56
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The device specs said built-in GPS, but I suspect it may not ... how can I tell? 

 

The unit has the AnTuTu benchmark app, and that shows all the devices tech data, but GPS isn't mentioned.


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