Droid 3 Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by kanundrum, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Fr33dom

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    Double tap home

    Not using Blur right now, but doesn't double-tapping home get you to voice command? It does on Launcher Pro and was one of the things I tested. On Launcher Pro, if you are not on the primary home screen, pressing home gets you the desktop previews.
     
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    For most alternate launchers, there is a home button action setting that can be changed to make the home button do what you want it to (of the options provided by each launcher of course).

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  3. KrazyKrivda

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    Here are the features I've picked up:

    You can force the car mode, which is not stock android, but does have nice phone view, and a special music layer.

    While in car mode it will prompt you to say LISTEN if you want it to read the new text or email recieved (i'm sure there are other neat features here)

    Music on lockscreen and has album art too (i think only stock player)

    While in call, status bar changes colors

    Dropdown notifications have buttons, for example, stock phone app you can end call from status bar, stock msging or email u can clear individual notifications etc.

    The programming menu I would leave alone, P_rev 9, while having a higher number, gave me issues with BT stereo in my car, woudln't autoconnect and d3 gave me a notificaiton that I cuold not use my stereos controls to pause/play, skip song etc - and it was right.. returned to rev 6 and all was well.

    that's all i got for now... enjoy
     
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    I think it has a time-out feature that allows you to do it once in a while, in case the device is pocketed to keep the screen from constantly coming on.
     
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    Can someone tell me what the bell icon with the red strike through circle is for? App?

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  6. The_Rick_14

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    That sounds like an icon to show that the phone is on silent. I don't have a Droid3 though so I can't confirm this.
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but you can use the side scrolling app "drawer" from Moto with Launcher pro. Just long press the app drawer on LP chose change shortcut, then chose App Groups. You can chose from all, most recent or any of your app groups.

    ETA: After playing with this for a bit, it seems that after doing anything memory intensive, the Blur drawer has to rebuild. Kind of annoying.
     
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    Krazy, how do you force the car mode? I don't have any icons for car dock and don't yet have the new car dock for the D3. I even loaded the old Car Home apk from Droid Life, which installed fine, but also will not show up in my app drawer. Is it possibly because I am using Go Launcher, that somehow it is preventing me from seeing these? I always liked having the ability to go to Car Dock on my D1 without having it in a dock. Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.
     
  10. KrazyKrivda

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    I'm currently using Car Mode by IG88 Apps
     
  11. pistacio

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    If you have launcherpro installed, hold on your homescreen, press shortcuts, activites...it will give you access to some hidden actions, included home and car dock modes.


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  12. pistacio

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    ...even found a SIM Unlock menu :)

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    How do you use the programming menu to remove stock games?

    How do you remove the stock games from this point?
     
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