Your right it does not work unless you have a home app. I have stock screen and it does nothing. Thanks for starting thread learned some very useful info!
when you are in the browser and you are zoomed in and there is a paragraph of text that is half way off the screen and you want to center it on the screen just tap the paragraph and it will auto center it so you can read it.
most of you already know this and i did too but i never used it until last night, when you have the keyboard open you can quickly switch to different programs like the internet to facebook or from facebook to gmail without going to the home screen. By holding the search button on the keyboard and pressing B for browser and other letters for different functions. You can see all of your shortcuts at home>menu>settings>applications>app shortcuts.
If you see a phone number in the browser and it looks just like normal text you can still click it and it will go to the call screen. Same thing with addresses.
Searching the internet landed me on this page, The Droid and hands-free voice dialing | Android Atlas - CNET Blogs where I learned it is called Voice Dialer HF and is $4. The Dialer isn't what takes over the camera button's long press. Something called Button Shortcut, in the app store for free, does. You can assign any app to a long press of the search button or camera button. I was hoping a long press would unlock the phone as well as initiate the voice dialer but it does not. You still need to wake up the phone and then slide/unlock the screen. VD HF is now the 2nd app I've payed for.
Last edited by christim; 01-27-2010 at 07:16 PM.
I've got one for you all:
Long press on the "?123" key of the soft keyboard will bring up an Android keyboard settings menu. It allows you to toggle vibrate/sound on each keypress, auto-capitalization, and a bunch or word suggestions settings.
If you long press the search button it will bring up quick search with speech. It works from anywhere you are, no matter what app you may be running at the time. I find that it works amazingly well if I need to look up a local coffee shop or what have you. The best part is it works off your location, if you have this checking in your settings.
I'm not sure if anyone has said this yet or not. If you hold the uppercase key on your keyboard and drag your finger around over text on the touch screen it highlights it for you making copy/pasting a lot easier on the web browser. Perhaps everyone all ready knows though...Oh well