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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by sgtmorph, Jul 28, 2010.

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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. :)
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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.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
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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.
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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.
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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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    I think its just the way wallpaper works on Android, the wallpaper "slides" over as you move to different screens. As you swipe to one of your other screens the wallpaper will slide over revealing part of the picture you didn't see before.
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    Yeah that is how mine works. It just depends on the size of the pic as to what portion will be centered on your main screen.
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    This is true, but there is a selection (in LauncherPro) to make the wallpaper stop scrolling. I wish there was a feature to format the picture to fit the screen. There must be, kinda like when the Driod resizes picture messages when texting them
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    you need to find a larger resolution picture, that one is too small and is causing the crop box to cut most of it off. Get a picture around 500 x 1000 pixels, that should give you room to get a good crop and will also yield a high quality image.
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    do you know of a program that will allow me to see the pixels while I resize the picture? windows picture viewer doesn have this option.. that I see
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