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  Reply # 646248 26-Jun-2012 10:41
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DoggNZ: Hmm....on my SII (with Automatic Brightness unticked), I could pull down the status bar slightly and move to the left to go darker and right to go brighter. However, since I installed a custom ROM the day I got it, I can't remember if it's a stock feature or not? Reason I'm asking is because it doesn't seem to work on the SIII?


I don't own an S2 but I'm sure I've read somewhere that it had this feature because a few articles I've read have said that Samsung removed it for the S3.

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  Reply # 646249 26-Jun-2012 10:42
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JB302:
DoggNZ: Hmm....on my SII (with Automatic Brightness unticked), I could pull down the status bar slightly and move to the left to go darker and right to go brighter. However, since I installed a custom ROM the day I got it, I can't remember if it's a stock feature or not? Reason I'm asking is because it doesn't seem to work on the SIII?


I can't seem to do this on my stock S2 so I don't think it's a stock feature (unless I've not known about it for the last year!)


Stock feature!
Disable your auto screen brightness in the setting.

Place your finger on the notification bar and hold. Move it to the left will low down the brightness and move to the right will increase the brightness.

Though this isn't working with the Galaxy S3. Samsung decided to take it away because it hardly being used. It is a feature built in to TouchWiz 4.5 on S2.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 646253 26-Jun-2012 10:44
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JB302:
DoggNZ: Hmm....on my SII (with Automatic Brightness unticked), I could pull down the status bar slightly and move to the left to go darker and right to go brighter. However, since I installed a custom ROM the day I got it, I can't remember if it's a stock feature or not? Reason I'm asking is because it doesn't seem to work on the SIII?


I can't seem to do this on my stock S2 so I don't think it's a stock feature (unless I've not known about it for the last year!)


Stock feature!
Disable your auto screen brightness in the setting.

Place your finger on the notification bar and hold. Move it to the left will low down the brightness and move to the right will increase the brightness.

Though this isn't working with the Galaxy S3. Samsung decided to take it away because it hardly being used. It is a feature built in to TouchWiz 4.5 on S2.


Ok, so a different launcher (e.g Apex) might have it?

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  Reply # 646257 26-Jun-2012 10:54
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IntegerIsNumber:
avecha: Forgive my ignorance but what is Fast Dormancy and WakeLock?


You don't need to do anything when you're on Vodafone/2Degrees.

Only disabled it if you're on Telecom.


Remember you only need to disable it if you are on Telecom and didn't purchase your phone from Telecom.

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  Reply # 646282 26-Jun-2012 11:13
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IntegerIsNumber:
JB302:
DoggNZ: Hmm....on my SII (with Automatic Brightness unticked), I could pull down the status bar slightly and move to the left to go darker and right to go brighter. However, since I installed a custom ROM the day I got it, I can't remember if it's a stock feature or not? Reason I'm asking is because it doesn't seem to work on the SIII?


I can't seem to do this on my stock S2 so I don't think it's a stock feature (unless I've not known about it for the last year!)


Stock feature!
Disable your auto screen brightness in the setting.

Place your finger on the notification bar and hold. Move it to the left will low down the brightness and move to the right will increase the brightness.

Though this isn't working with the Galaxy S3. Samsung decided to take it away because it hardly being used. It is a feature built in to TouchWiz 4.5 on S2.


Ok, so it does work on an S2. You learn something every day! Thanks.

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  Reply # 646317 26-Jun-2012 11:56
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MurrayM: 
I tried Navigon to get from home to work and while it worked fine I didn't really like the colours or all the POIs that littered the map (and I couldn't fine a setting to turn them off).


Go to Settings -> Navigation tab Then turn POI off. 



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  Reply # 646318 26-Jun-2012 11:56
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DoggNZ:
Ok, so a different launcher (e.g Apex) might have it?


It was built into S2 TouchWiz framework. So any launcher can take advantage of this feature.

TouchWiz is not just the launcher alone. It is far more integrated into the OS itself. That is including Swipe left and right (Call/SMS), panning and many other sensors features. The feature is cool but may be only a small number people know how to use it lol.

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  Reply # 646323 26-Jun-2012 12:00
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sultanoswing: 
Yup. Not being able to move apps and their data to the external SD card is a real pain, and annoyingly close-minded of Samsung, IMHO. They seem to be saying "if you want big games and apps (such as sat-nav programs with GB of downloaded maps), then you should have bought a 32 or 64GB phone".


This is an ICS issue and nothing to do with Samsung. Google, for whatever reason (oversight? bug?) hasn't put the ability to run apps from SD card into ice cream sandwich. It's a problem with every phone running ICS & will, hopefully, be fixed in an update. 

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  Reply # 646328 26-Jun-2012 12:04
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MurrayM: 
I tried Navigon to get from home to work and while it worked fine I didn't really like the colours or all the POIs that littered the map (and I couldn't fine a setting to turn them off).


Go to Settings -> Navigation tab Then turn POI off. 




I don't have that option in my version.  The settings doesn't even have a Navigation tab!

I'm on version 4.0.2

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  Reply # 646337 26-Jun-2012 12:11
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MurrayM:
Elpie:
MurrayM: 
I tried Navigon to get from home to work and while it worked fine I didn't really like the colours or all the POIs that littered the map (and I couldn't fine a setting to turn them off).


Go to Settings -> Navigation tab Then turn POI off. 




I don't have that option in my version.  The settings doesn't even have a Navigation tab!

I'm on version 4.0.2


I'm on 4.1.2 and Settings gives three tabs. Maybe use a different apk?

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  Reply # 646359 26-Jun-2012 12:54
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has anyone here tried this rom "PARANOIDANDROID v1.4a "?
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1715541




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  Reply # 646365 26-Jun-2012 13:07
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Elpie:
sultanoswing:?
Yup. Not being able to move apps and their data to the external SD card is a real pain, and annoyingly close-minded of Samsung, IMHO. They seem to be saying "if you want big games and apps (such as sat-nav programs with GB of downloaded maps), then you should have bought a 32 or 64GB phone".


This is an ICS issue and nothing to do with Samsung. Google, for whatever reason (oversight? bug?) hasn't put the ability to run apps from SD card into ice cream sandwich. It's a problem with every phone running ICS & will, hopefully, be fixed in an update.?


OK - from my re-reading of the xda thread it seems some other ICS phones (HTC) have had this "feature" worked around in their firmwares (in the same way the http authentication "feature" is not present when the android downloader is bypassed). I'm hoping Samsung/xda developers will similarly work around this for the S3 without breaking app compatibilty and performance. Perhaps that's what they're afraid of.

It's frustrating to encounter such questionably imposed limitations in android. Don't get me wrong - I'd be FAR more frustrated by the closed ecosystem of Apple, but it's the little things when so close to a seamless experience that frustrate most.

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  Reply # 646373 26-Jun-2012 13:15
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Elpie:
sultanoswing:?
Yup. Not being able to move apps and their data to the external SD card is a real pain, and annoyingly close-minded of Samsung, IMHO. They seem to be saying "if you want big games and apps (such as sat-nav programs with GB of downloaded maps), then you should have bought a 32 or 64GB phone".


This is an ICS issue and nothing to do with Samsung. Google, for whatever reason (oversight? bug?) hasn't put the ability to run apps from SD card into ice cream sandwich. It's a problem with every phone running ICS & will, hopefully, be fixed in an update.?


OK - from my re-reading of the xda thread it seems some other ICS phones (HTC) have had this "feature" worked around in their firmwares (in the same way the http authentication "feature" is not present when the android downloader is bypassed). I'm hoping Samsung/xda developers will similarly work around this for the S3 without breaking app compatibilty and performance. Perhaps that's what they're afraid of.

It's frustrating to encounter such questionably imposed limitations in android. Don't get me wrong - I'd be FAR more frustrated by the closed ecosystem of Apple, but it's the little things when so close to a seamless experience that frustrate most.



:( . wandered why the apps to sd , ap didn't work :(  . looks like just have to install the big games one at a time now 




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  Reply # 646377 26-Jun-2012 13:21
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Elpie:
MurrayM:
Elpie:
MurrayM: 
I tried Navigon to get from home to work and while it worked fine I didn't really like the colours or all the POIs that littered the map (and I couldn't fine a setting to turn them off).


Go to Settings -> Navigation tab Then turn POI off. 




I don't have that option in my version.  The settings doesn't even have a Navigation tab!

I'm on version 4.0.2


I'm on 4.1.2 and Settings gives three tabs. Maybe use a different apk?


I was a bit reluctant to try a newer version because I've already registered for a Samsung account and said I was in NZ and I can't be bothered setting up another account just to get the latest version.  I think I'll stick to Google Navigation which has never steered me wrong before (I've used it all over the UK and the North Island).  It will be especially good when they let you cache a whole country.

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  Reply # 646379 26-Jun-2012 13:39
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Elpie:
MurrayM:
Elpie:
MurrayM: 
I tried Navigon to get from home to work and while it worked fine I didn't really like the colours or all the POIs that littered the map (and I couldn't fine a setting to turn them off).


Go to Settings -> Navigation tab Then turn POI off. 




I don't have that option in my version.  The settings doesn't even have a Navigation tab!

I'm on version 4.0.2


I'm on 4.1.2 and Settings gives three tabs. Maybe use a different apk?


Setting > Navigation > Show POIs > untick those POIs

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