Brand New to the Droid Family

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Wrh23, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Wrh23

    Wrh23 Member

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    Hello guys I'm brand new to the Droid Family, a converted Blackberry user for 6 years. I got the Bionic yesterday and must admit I'm very pleased so far. I'm sure I'm gonna be posting questions quite a bit in here in the recent weeks as I learn and try to figure out all the things you can do with this marvelous machine. The first two questions are: 1. How do I search within the Bionic, like in files and such. I see the search icon(magnifying glass) but when I click it, it searches Google. 2. How do I copy and paste. Thanks so much for answers in advance and I'm excited to join the forums.
     
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    The search button is very powerful. Use it often. To search more than Google, click the search button and to the left, you'll see a small button. Clicking there will bring up a long list of searchable domains.

    To copy/paste, try long-pressing the text you'd like to copy. A contextual menu will pop up allowing you to select copy. When you want to paste, long press in the area you'd like to populate and select paste.

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    Thanks very much Calebole!
     
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    Sorry. I was relying on my memory...to be very clear, click the blue 'g' button next to the input panel which brings up a menu with a few options. In the upper right corner of this drop-down, there is a small gray button. That's where the list of choices is. Tick the box that says files.


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    No problem.

    The search button does so much more than just searching. Holding down the button from the home screen brings up the voice command prompt which I use daily.

    Most of the time if I'm driving, I'll bust out the voice command and say something like 'text...john...I'll be running late period see you at four thirty explanation point'

    Google really handles voice commands well, so I use it more and more. I tried iPhone, but couldn't get by without my search and menu buttons.

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    Hit the magnifying glass button once. Hit the menu button and select search settings. Then choose searchable items. In there you can decide what it searchs. Anything from contacts, Web searches, text messages, files, emails. Even within certain apps like ebay or imdb or even songs stored on your phone.


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    You'll need a file explorer from the market. Astro is a popular one.

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    Just offering my welcome as well :) So... Welcome to the forums!!! dancedroid
     
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    Welcome to the forums, and happy Droiding.

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    Thanks so much for your warm welcomes. I'm having another issue. This time it's in the department of contacts. I want to be able to manage them on my Verizon account from verizon.com. My wife is the primary number and all of her contacts are on her account. However I can't seem to get it to "sync" with my Bionic. Also when I purchased the Bionic from the Verizon store the person had me set up a Gmail account so I could manage the contacts there. When I log in to it the contact list is empty. Somehow when they transferred my contacts from my old phone from AT&T to the Bionic it doubled my contact list. Meaning I have 2 of every contact now and I would much rather delete them in bulk than individually. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Your story sounds like mine! I just converted over from Blackberrys as well. I love the droid, it just takes some time getting use to .
     
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    yeah really...if I can figure these contacts out. I'm getting frustrated and I miss my keyboard from my BB Torch. But that's about all..lol