ICS Tips and Tricks for the Razr

Discussion in 'Droid Razr and Razr Maxx ICS discussion' started by YellowJacket, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Tracey4

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    If there is anyone using the car dock in ICS: I noticed it annoyingly opens vz navigator. If you disable vz navigator that solves that problem. Maybe someone can help me with the rest? There is no music player anymore, so no big buttons to use to skip and pause while driving. Also, if you aren't on the main screen, the screen will time out! So I'm listening to music and the screen shuts off! What are they thinking? The only thing i could think to do was use smart Actions to change the screen timeout, but the longest is 10 minutes, so now i assume the main screen will timeout after 10 minutes if I'm say, listening to the radio in my car and not touching the screen to skip through songs. Not only that, but pressing the home button doesn't take me to the car dock home, it takes me to the regular home screen. How is this supposedto be driver friendly?
     
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    Homescreen, long press the home icon and it will show a list, swipe away apps not using or wanting to kill.
     
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    Not really the same as task manager. Swiping doesn't actually kill the app. And it doesn't have a way to auto kill after two minutes.
     
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    Press menu on home screen... select manage apps...at top tab to running apps...kill or stop one if not responding here...haven't seen anyway to auto kill apps...maybe they took this away because now you can disable any app...so why auto kill any app...just disable it completely

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
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    can i change the wallpaper on the lock screen?
     
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    Not a resolution for your problem, but a suggestion. I've always disliked (hated!) the stock app for car dock. Have you tried Car Home? Killer UI. Can create 18 shortcuts and works like a charm. If you have no luck in getting it all to work out for you, might be an option. Good Luck!
     
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    Looking for a couple of things that used to be here. Are they still?

    * Can't find the toggle buttons for WiFi, GPS. I don't like using the whole power strip (takes up to much room and don't need anything but quick access to GPS & WiFi). when I go into System Settings I only see AM, WF, & BT, no GPS. And these aren't the toggle buttons anyway. ???

    * Used to double tap hard home key and get view of all 5 screens. Is that still around?

    :hail: DROID RAZR!
     
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    I don't like that new feature either, and I don't see anyway to turn it off. I mean, it's enough that the person's picture is on their thread. It's not like, after opening the thread you'll forget with whom you're texting, or that you're the one doing the texting! Lol It's just a waste of about a quarter of the screen for no good purpose...
     
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    I went with a different launcher to get the 5 screen preview back. I think the option went away in ICS, I looked all over for it.

    And I think you only have the choice of using the whole power strip. Although you might be able to find a widget in the Store. :)
     
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    Missing Toggle Widgets & 5 Screen Preview

    Oh well, I guess a couple of little defunct apps (so far!) :) ... is absolutely worth this lean, clean & totally gorgeous update! Thanx for the suggestions; I found quite a few GPS/WiFi widgets to try. Will look at Apex & Go Launcher.

    :hail: DROID RAZR!
     
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    I went with Apex. I have used others, most do pretty much the same things. It takes some time to set things up, but I love it. My phone is exactly how I want it, very similar to the setup I had on my Droid 2. If ya have any questions let me know. :)
     
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    Were you referring to car home ultra? I had that in the past on my Droid x, so you prompted me to reinstall. It now has media controls that allow large buttons for skipping and pausing. It also had the keep screen on option. But I'm not sure if that is true for being on the dock but having other apps open, or if it's only true for being in the app. I haven't tried it on the dock yet. And it has 5 screens with 6 slots each! I was running out of apps to add! I will report back.
     
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