What do you use the optical track pad thingie for?

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  1. PaulQ

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    I keep forgetting it's there. It seems like you can do just about everything with your finger on the screen. Am I missing some fantastic functionality?

    (I know it is the shutter button for the camera)
     
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    I use it to take a pic, its an enter key. I use it to scroll too, sometimes your finger just wont get in the right place while texting or typing on the internet. Other than that... nudda
     
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    You can also use it to select texts to edit.
     
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    The trackpad is VERY useful. I use it to move the cursor around while typing/texting since it a pain to use your finger. Works good to scroll down lists and selecting small items instead of using your finger. Its invaluable while browsing the web. Its so much easier to scroll down web pages and select tiny links. Its a shame less android phones have them.
     
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    Agreed. I also use it to wake and lock/unlock my phone.

    Sent from my Incredible
     
  6. RyanPm40

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    I only use it to press to take a picture and to go back in texts if I need to fix a mispelling, other than that, it's pretty pointless
     
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    i LOVE my trackball. its one of the reasons i went with an incredible instead of an x.
    i use it to move my cursor to certain places, scroll through music, scroll the web, just move around the screen without having to move my finger all over the screen.
     
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    Curious , i can't don't where in my incredible where I can customize the trackball settings... I would love to use it to unlock the screen, any help would be greatly appreciated !

    Sent from my INCREDIBLE using DroidForums App
     
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    You can set it to wake the phone if you are rooted.
     
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    What is rooted ?
    I would love to be able to love to unlock it with the trackball thing.

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    Dont root just for that. It's not dependable and doesn't always work anyhow.

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    The biggest benefit, for me, is cut and paste. Makes it very easy to precisely select what I want to cut/copy.
     
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