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Master Geek


  Reply # 501420 3-Aug-2011 15:24
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Gemini: How do i get the onscreen keyboard up in gmail?
Comes up soon as i touch an entry field on all other websites


Weird, assume you are using the default GMAIL app? It just pops up for me no problem. Try changing the default keyboard to the standard android one and see if that helps (Settings -> Language & Input).


Gemini: Also what version of Adobe 10.3 should I download?
Options are YUM .tar.gz rpm and APT 


Assuming you mean the Flash Player 10.3? I'd just get the one from the market rather than from another source, just open market and search for adobe 10.3 and it comes up right away.

Hope that helps. 

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  Reply # 501509 3-Aug-2011 17:05
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Here's what's happened so far

Android 3.2 downloaded when I first turned it on

required 50% battery charge to install, worked fine once it was

Tried to use Gmail through the browser. Doesn't work as keyboard doesn't come up for entering text.
Gmail app seems fine

Latest flash installed ok through market.

Browser crashed unexpectedly

Better at picking up wifi signals than my phone

Will connect the keyboard later 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 501515 3-Aug-2011 17:09
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Gemini: 
Tried to use Gmail through the browser. Doesn't work as keyboard doesn't come up for entering text.
Gmail app seems fine 


I've had a rare problem with the keyboard not coming up on a couple of websites. Im using swiftkey for when I dont have the dock connected (it doesnt work so good with the keyboard dock) so assumed it was that particular keyboard. 

However, to solve that problem I just change the keyboard to the default Android one and everything works fine. In fact I know many people do that anyway as a lot of people dont like the ASUS one.

Might be worth a try if you're having problems, you can always swap back at any time :) 

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  Reply # 501546 3-Aug-2011 18:20
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Gemini: Here's what's happened so far

Android 3.2 downloaded when I first turned it on

required 50% battery charge to install, worked fine once it was

Tried to use Gmail through the browser. Doesn't work as keyboard doesn't come up for entering text.
Gmail app seems fine

Latest flash installed ok through market.

Browser crashed unexpectedly

Better at picking up wifi signals than my phone

Will connect the keyboard later 


keyboard connected ok

not sure how to tell if itt's charged?

also any ideas why shift + 2 generates speech marks rather than the AT symbol used in email addresses

light leakage is quite noticable at the bottom of the screen, not a real problem though 

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  Reply # 501736 4-Aug-2011 08:34
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Gemini:
Gemini: Here's what's happened so far

Android 3.2 downloaded when I first turned it on

required 50% battery charge to install, worked fine once it was

Tried to use Gmail through the browser. Doesn't work as keyboard doesn't come up for entering text.
Gmail app seems fine

Latest flash installed ok through market.

Browser crashed unexpectedly

Better at picking up wifi signals than my phone

Will connect the keyboard later 


keyboard connected ok

not sure how to tell if itt's charged?

also any ideas why shift + 2 generates speech marks rather than the AT symbol used in email addresses

light leakage is quite noticable at the bottom of the screen, not a real problem though 


You're on the UK keyboard settings- go back to the settings menu and change it to US and you're away laughing. 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 501739 4-Aug-2011 08:36
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Gemini: 
not sure how to tell if itt's charged?
 


The light goes green when its charged (or near charged). There is also an excellent dual battery widget in the market you can get, was free last time I looked. Search for dual battery widget or transformer widget, shouldnt be hard to find. 

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  Reply # 501757 4-Aug-2011 09:06
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justjay:
Gemini: 
not sure how to tell if itt's charged?
 


The light goes green when its charged (or near charged). There is also an excellent dual battery widget in the market you can get, was free last time I looked. Search for dual battery widget or transformer widget, shouldnt be hard to find. 


Found it as "dual battery widget", and it's still free. Thanks for the tip. 




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  Reply # 501775 4-Aug-2011 09:50
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OK mines turned up, wife gets to open the package tho! :D

What do I need?
Upgrade to 3.2
Dual battery widget
Music/video player?
Streaming software?
Something to rip standard dvds to a small portable easily playable format?

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  Reply # 501806 4-Aug-2011 10:19
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battery widget sounded great, have downloaded but no icon on home screens or in my apps?
also how do you get into settings from homescreen

downloads - anyone using anti-virus? avg has one 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 501807 4-Aug-2011 10:20
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In my humble opinion ;)

Upgrade to 3.2: YES!

Dual battery widget: YES!

Music/video player: I'd recommend Mobiplayer over the stock player! 

Streaming software: There is remote desktop software installed which I use (splashtop, but ASUS hide it under MyCloud). I havent done any other media only streaming but someone else might be able to help ;)

Something to rip standard dvds to a small portable easily playable format: I use DivX converter which works really well for me. I think I paid about $10 for it but was well worth it given how simple it is to use.

The other stuff I use everyday are:
Plume (for twitter)
Newsr (for Google Reader feeds, although Pulse is pretty good too)
SugarSync for syncing files with tablet from my PC (although prior to 3.2 this was a little bit buggy in terms of the 2 way sync, 3.2 seems to have fixed the problem). Others use Box which is good too.

I also use FTP Server (form market) on the tablet to send files to the tablet over wifi, one thing that did frustrate me was the lack of easy way to get my media files from my PCs to the tablet. 

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  Reply # 501809 4-Aug-2011 10:22
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Gemini: battery widget sounded great, have downloaded but no icon on home screens or in my apps?
also how do you get into settings from homescreen

downloads - anyone using anti-virus? avg has one 


You need to add it as a widget to the homescreen, it doesnt show up by itself. Sometimes you need to restart the tablet to get it to show up (its sort of a bug with Android and widgets). Just long press power to shut down then restart it'll be there.

To get into settings (and add widgets) just long press anywhere on the homescreen which doesnt have a widget on it. That'll take you to the area where you can add new widgets (among other things)

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  Reply # 501953 4-Aug-2011 15:35
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justjay:
Gemini: battery widget sounded great, have downloaded but no icon on home screens or in my apps?
also how do you get into settings from homescreen

downloads - anyone using anti-virus? avg has one 


You need to add it as a widget to the homescreen, it doesnt show up by itself. Sometimes you need to restart the tablet to get it to show up (its sort of a bug with Android and widgets). Just long press power to shut down then restart it'll be there.

To get into settings (and add widgets) just long press anywhere on the homescreen which doesnt have a widget on it. That'll take you to the area where you can add new widgets (among other things)


Restarting didn't work so might try uninstalling from the market

question - is there an easy way to refresh a web page without going to the button at the top of the screen? 

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  Reply # 502020 4-Aug-2011 17:01
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On the widget information in the android Market it states that you may need to restart the launcher to get the widget to show in the widget list when adding it to a home screen. This is what i had to do.

I have enabled quick controls for the web browser in Settings -> Labs. It is great and you just swipe in from the side to get the refresh button.




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  Reply # 502035 4-Aug-2011 17:23
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hairy1: On the widget information in the android Market it states that you may need to restart the launcher to get the widget to show in the widget list when adding it to a home screen. This is what i had to do.

I have enabled quick controls for the web browser in Settings -> Labs. It is great and you just swipe in from the side to get the refresh button.


battery widget working now thanks
 i was wondering what labs were, those quick controls are fantastic
 i love the wifi on off button on the keyboard is there a one button way to do that when using the tablet?

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  Reply # 502048 4-Aug-2011 17:45
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Look for widgetsoid which is free in the market. Will do heaps as a switchable widget including wifi on / off




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