Is it possible to make home button touch activated

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    Title says it all. I am wondering if there is any way to make the home button a touch sensitive button instead. This button really kills the experience. I miss the all touch like the Rezound had. I understand they are trying to clone the iPhone, but i thought ICS was going to move away from anything not touch sensitive. Anyways, if anyone has any idea if this is possible, i would appriciate any info. I expect that I would have to Root, but is the phone even capable of being changed this way.
     
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    My guess is no, as it is a physical button. Probably no touch sensors built in.



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    I expected as much, but i figured if anyone can find a way, it would be the people on this forum. Thanks for you input.
     
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    Id love to remap the menu.button to be.home.

    Ive started using button savior.
     
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    I would assume it's by design, to prevent accidentally exiting an app to the home screen (which is all too easy to do with capacitive buttons). Not to be rude, but is it REALLY that big of a deal to hit a physical button once in awhile?
     
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    Personally, I think having a physical button sort of mars the look of the phone. And it looks too much like Samsung is copying Apple's home button. Not good.

    Changing the mechanical button for a capacitive one would be the only thing I would change on this phone.
     
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    I actually really like the mix of the two. The Home button is just that, a dedicated home button that can also redirect to S-Voice. Prevents any accidental home taps, especially while holding the phone sideways. As someone with big hands, this was always an issue on both my Bionic and Rezound.

    However it would be cool to be able to assign another action to a touch function and still have the physical part go to the homescreen. But that would still probably cause accidental taps.
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing!!

    The ONLY thing I don't like about the S3 is that you have to physically push the button - it kind of ruins the experience. With my Maxx I'd just slide my finger over the button - with the S3 sometimes I have to physically re-adjust how I'm holding the phone so I can get enough pressure to press the button.

    Obviously this is a very MINOR issue, and splitting hairs, but still kind of annoying.
     
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    This would def be nice to be able to do... or at least to reassign the buttons as someone else has already said
     
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    Why did you buy this phone if you wanted all soft touch buttons??? of all the crazy things to complain about!
     
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    If it helps, soft key buttons can kill the experience too. The Rezound, though overall a great phone, had a bleed over effect with the light from the soft keys. If you were looking at a pitch black background, you noticed a very distinct difference in "blackness" near the keys compared to the top. I use my phones kindle a lot, so it was really annoying reading late at night in the dark. This wasn't as noticeable on my Bionic, but I think it was because of the greatness of pentile and how they manipulate/power the pixels. Just another plus to consider for having a physical button instead of soft touch.


    Edit: Also, good find Kat! That is a great solution to the OPs problem, or at least a very fair compromise. Great idea for an app too...
     
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    NO, what kind of question is this, if it was touch sensitive, it would not be an active push button in the first place. You are not really serious with this question, please tell me you are not.:blink:
     
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    Number one reason why didn't buy this phone. Despite those impressive specs.
     
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