Droid 3 Tips and Tricks

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

  1. AVNFAM

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    Barely noticeable
     
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    You can achieve the same by pressing the "home" button.
     
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    If you are off the middle home screen, pressing home will take you there first so be aware that you may need to press Home twice to bring it up. Don't know if the quick slide up from the bottom works from any screen.
     
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    yeah the slide up works from any screen, it seems a bit faster in its transition then pressing the home screen also. it could just be me though.
     
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    Not sure if this is new or qualifies as a tip, but I'll give it a go:

    Pressing and holding the Volume Up button also turns on the screen if you don't like pressing the power button.

    *Edit/update* nevermind, it doesn't work all the time.
     
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    I discovered this today myself. It's weird that it worked for awhile and then stopped working...and then started working again. I wonder what makes it work/not work. I like the feature (If it wasn't random).
     
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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).

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  9. 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?

    Sent from my DROID3
     
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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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