Pardon my stupid questions!!!

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  1. sgtmorph

    sgtmorph Member

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    Please pardon my lack of knowledge....

    What do terms and phrases such as "OTA" and "FROYO" mean/stand for???

    thx
     
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    Only stupid questions are unasked!

    OTA=over the air
    FroYo=frozen yogurt (aka Android 2.2)
     
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    I think this is a perfectly named thread. So here is my stupid question. What is Ubuntu? I can't seem to find a direct answer. Thanks.
     
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    Per wiki:

    "Ubuntu (pronounced /uːˈbuːntuː/ or /uːˈbʌnˌtuː/)[5][6] is a computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available.
    It is named after the Southern African ethical principle Ubuntu ("humanity towards others").[7]"
     
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    Wow someone is on the ball. I always forget about wiki. I think I just get lazy and only look in the forum sometimes. Thanks for the answer though.
     
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    I've discovered wiki is probably my most-visited site...but I'm voracious about information like that..no matter how trivial. :)
     
  7. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

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    Google is also very useful... ;)
    froyo - Google Search

    Not quite as easy with OTA but the context of the word should tell you which links are relevant:
    ota - Google Search

    Alternately, for keywords like "OTA" it sometimes helps to throw in some related keywords, such as "Android" to better focus the search results.
     
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    Heres another stupid question. Whenever I try to set picture - or anything for that matter, as wallpaper, I am forced to crop the picture. when I do, and I set the wallpaper, the picture does not fully set as wallpaper. It gets stretched and half the picture is cut out.

    For example say I have a picture of a car in my gallery, I go to set as, wallpaper, then I have to crop it (I have no idea why I am forced to crop), so I crop the car and cut out, say the background - when I save it as wallpaper, my phone stretches, or resizes the picture and only the front half of the car will show.

    Please help... this totally sucks - does it with everything I want to set as wallpaper.
     
  9. JP 5.56

    JP 5.56 Member

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    You can adjust the size of the crop box, which will help. Put your finger just outside of the yellow box and drag to make it larger/smaller.

    You can only grab an entire picture if its size is correct for the screen which is 960x854.
     
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    Yeah... Ive adjusted the size and it still stretches the wallpaper. It stretches the crop - whats inside the crop box.
     
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    If you have it sized right you will be able to select the entire picture with the crop box, that is the best you can get.
     
  12. dolpns13

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    This is the picture I am trying to set. I move the crop box to include the moon in the right upper corner just down to the edge of the superbowl symbol (to crop that symbol out). So when I save and set as wallpaper, the moon takes up almost the entire left side (also only the left half of the moon is wallpaper - not the entire moon)of the screen and only a small portion of the bottom is water.
     
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    I think this thread should be stickied. As long as someone doesn't ask; What does root mean?lol:)
     
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    It looks like this when I set is as wallpaper.
     
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    Just wanted to double check.. Could anyone offer any assistance? :hail:
     
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