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Touching multiple web elements simultaneously brings out area with magnification for clarification of intended target – name of feature?

When you touch multiple web elements simultaneously, perhaps due to the widgets being too small, and/or too close together, the area around where you touched pops out, giving you a magnified view of ...
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Wifi problems with Linux Mint and Android

Since I installed Linux Mint 15, every time I connect my laptop on the wifi the internet connection on my Android phone suffers a LOT (very slow). The internet on my laptop works fine. My router is a ...
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Android: External SD Card storage size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. I let it format my Samsung Class 10 SDHC 64 GB card. It used exFAT format. I then transfered my MP3 collection to it, which is about 34 GB. When I finished, ...
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Firefox OS (html5,js) vs Android (java) vs IOS (objective-c) In terms of pl and tech use, how can the other is faster? [closed]

How can be one faster than the others, what happens inside their code, is it a matter of the engine they are using? (noob about the gecko, linux kernel thing, educate me) One of the limitations of ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 on android : socket permission

I run the server on ubuntu 9.10, which runs on android 2.2 by chroot. In that case, I must have root permission to use socket(and related to socket; like SSH X Forwarding). How can I have socket ...
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How can I turn on my computer and bypass the password with Android

I am travelling overseas but would like to be able to remotely turn on and control my computer (Win7) from my Android (i9500 jtxx on 4.3 rooted) phone. My computer is currently password protected, and ...
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How to take backup of all the data of all the apps

I have some apps that contain information like Account summary, TO-DO list, Notes, Password saver etc. Recently I lost my cellphone so I lost all my app data as well. I don't want to lose my app data. ...
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Android devices does not know route to a host located in the same network

There is office network (with single wifi router). I'm trying to connect (web browser, telnet) android devices to my host (both connected to the same router via wifi). The router settings: IP: ...
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debian multi-arch, android sdk

I didn't know about the multi-arch big change on debian 7 wheezy, i'd have stuck with i386 install if I knew since I have no need for what amd64 brings to the table... but it is too late, i have a ...
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cant access localhost on my phone

I have an android connected to wifi. I want to access the localhost from my windows pc with my phone because i am creating a mobile web app that i want to access through my localhost in the phone. I ...
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What is the best way to get a linux ecosystem on my phone?

I'm a programmer that uses the terminal for everything I do: VIM, git, pushing/getting files from the server and so on. Sometimes I'm on the street and for some reason I need to type a simple command ...
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How cam i open a XML file with XML built in editor in Eclipse?

0 down vote favorite I am learning how to make android application from HEAD FIRST ANDROID. In one chapter we are making an application which will show the NASA DAILY IMAGE on android phone.We are ...
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Working around ADB “waiting for device” issue

We are setting up a continuous integration server for our Android development and we've quickly run into ADB's waiting for device issue. For the record, we've already tried a lot of combinations of ...
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“System Folder” showing up under My Computer

Long story short, I hooked up my Android phone via Bluetooth to my Windows 8 pc. After I was no longer going to use the phone with the pc I undid the connection and went to Devices and Printers on my ...
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Can't connect Galaxy S2 to PC (Unknown Device)

Trying to connect my SGS2 Android 4.1.2 to PC with Win7 Ultimate & Last Kies (USB driver version 1.5.29.0). Before yesterday phone connected successfully. Now hardware manager says Unknown Device. ...
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ADB can't recognize my Android phone, but Windows 7 does

I'm trying to install a simple .apk, from my Asys U46E running Windows 7, onto my LG Optimus S running Android 2.3.3. If I have USB debugging off on the phone, then the laptop recognizes it and can ...
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ssh into a remote linux server from a linux desktop via an android device

I need to ssh into a linux workstation from a linux desktop in my home. The workstation is behind a university firewall. The university has a vpn but this vpn server (juniper) does not have linux vpn ...
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Connect Android through active sync with Exchange server

I have troubles connecting my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android 4.2.2) to our Exchange server using the stock mail app. A colleague of mine also has an S4 and he has no troubles connecting it, using the same ...
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How do I add a PATH to my Mac OS X?

I followed the tutorials and did this: sudo vi /etc/paths /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin /Applications/Android\ Development\ Kit/sdk/platform-tools Even after I do this, I type ...
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Google Play on Android SDK

I want to install Google Play on my Android Emulator so that I can use Android apps on it as if it was an actual Android phone. I have heard of people doing this, but I myself do not know how it is ...
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How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?

I'm trying to get photos off a Nexus 5 and into OSX. When I plug it in, it says "connected as a media device" on the device screen, but no USB drive shows up in Finder, no new folder shows up in ...
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Wrong OEM while trying to use FlashTool. (Android Rooting)

I am trying to follow this link to install FlashTool so that I can root my Micromax Canavas HD. My Dev Enviornment is Ubuntu 12.04 LTE 64 bit with support libs for 32 architecture. I as well changed ...
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How to block the Whatsapp Android application in a network

I need to block the users from accessing Whatsapp Android application who have logged in to my network. I tried to take Wireshark logs and tried to find the server's IP Address and port number, but I ...
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Sharing: Give mobile device homegroup access (but no more than that)

I'm accessing shared files on a windows 7 machine from an android. This seems to be the recommended approach: How to Add an Android Phone or Tablet to a Homegroup in Windows 7 and Windows 8 and ...
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Unable to copy in bluestacks

I am unable to copy more than 500mb files in bluestacks. I want to copy my obb folder to shared folder. But, I can not copy. I tried many file explorer but bluestacks stops working when copying ...
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Remote desktop with OpenGL?

From an Android tablet, I want to remotely access Windows 3D applications (primarily Rhino 3D). Is it possible to have a 3D application send the OpenGL commands via the network to a client on the ...
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Error from Android NDK: Could not extract package's data directory. Are you sure that your installed application is debuggable?

I'm using Eclipse to debug my Android app which has a C native code. When I plug in my Nexsus4 the NDK external debugging tool works. When I plug my Galaxy Note2 it throws the following error when ...
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HOSTUNREACH error when trying to connect from Android to Linux on Raspberry Pi

I'm having trouble getting any of the Android SSH clients to work. I've tried a few including the two most popular JuiceSSH and ConnectBot. They all give the same error HOSTUNREACH. Android is ...
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“Unfortunately gallery has stopped” error appearing while running Android x86-4.3 in VirualBox

I have installed Android x86-4.3 in VirtualBox yesterday! But there are some problems: Gallery, Camera, Navigation, Live Wallpapers etc. won't open and showing error "Unfortunately has stopped". I ...
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Can't tether my android galaxy note 2 with usb to my ubuntu 12.04

I turn tethering on and the wired connection shows up in Ubuntu. I can connect to it but Internet doesn't work there like it does on my phone. Can't load pages or ping Google. When I look at ...
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Sending Linux commands over serial connection to an Android device

I have a question about being able to send Linux commands over a serial connection to an Android device. I have heard of PuTTY and tried to use it, but I am ultimately lost with it. I was in the ...
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How to back up a password database and to keep 15 older versions?

I mainly work on linux at home and on windows at work. I use the open source password manager KeePass and it works great. I back up my document files often using Unison file synchroniser. I use ...
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Smartphone breaks the Internet connection when a call is received while wireless connection is on

I have this strange issue that I have absolutely no idea about with my HTC one X (Android 4.2.2) and Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router WAG120N. Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate running. When I'm ...
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New android tablet user… Profile issue [closed]

My background: I'm 30, my mom is 68 and terrified of technology. I gave her her first computer 2 years ago, and she's visibly terrified to use it, so I bought her a tablet for this Christmas. ...
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Sync playlists from Linux to Android

I'm currently using OS X Mavericks on my Macbook Pro, but since it's an older model, I've been experiencing some slowdown since I upgraded. After doing much research, I'm going to replace my current ...
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Cannot find /boot partition in Odroid E

i have a ODROID E , which boots from SDHC (2GB SD card). by cat /proc/block i get 4 partitions namely mmcblk0p1 mounted as /mnt/sdcard by vold mmcblk0p2 mounted as /data mmcblk0p3 mounted as ...
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Using net on a tab [closed]

If I have a tablet through which I can make a call, does that mean I can browse the net using this tab, as normally as I would have done through a cellphone? Is the usage of a dongle/wi-fi for ...
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How do I navigate between files on Eclipse (Max OSX )?

See screenshot. I have many tabs of files open. I want to easily navigate them using the keyboard. In terminal, it is shift+command+right. What is the same on eclipse?
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Exchange Account on Galaxy Note 3 won't sync Trash folder

I have someone who has their company exchange email account setup on their Galaxy Note 3. All of the folders sync except the Trash. That is to say, that under Outlook on the desktop there are items in ...
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Error while remount a partition read only

I have a rooted HTC and need to create a custom file in /system/xbin. I execute a mount command (for read-write permission on /system), create the file, remount /system in readonly and after that my ...
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Play Google Music from Android app to PC

I like the way that you can turn your PC to youtube tv/player by going to https://www.youtube.com/tv#/browse and pair it with an Android phone. Then, android app can play videos in this Chrome tab. I ...
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Droid VNC Server cannot create virtual input device

I'm using a iconBit android miniPC (rooted), and I need to remote control that device over the network. I've installed the Droid VNC app from the playstore, when i push the start button in the app, ...
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Why can't you drag/drop files from inside an archive to mounted devices in Windows Explorer?

Why is it when you have an archive open (for example using Winrar) that you can't drag and drop it's contents onto a mounted device in Windows Explorer such as the SD card in cellphones and tablets ...
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Android sh: rndis0: not found

I'm running the Android Terminal Emulator on my Samsung Galaxy Grand. And I am trying to set up USB reverse tethering with some tutorials online, though I ran into some problems. When I type in: # ...
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is it possible to send Magic Trackpad multi-touch gestures directly to Android-x86 running in VirtualBox?

My host operating system is Linux (Ubuntu 13.10). have people tried projects like this before? I suppose the next best alternative would be to have the host operating system interpret trackpad swipe ...
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Is there a way to run full screen legacy programs in Windows 8 Modern mode?

I know most people are looking for the other way around and that is doable with Stardock's ModernMix, but I want to do the reverse. Lets say I'm running a full screen game or other program that is ...
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Control an Android Tablet from OS X Mavericks

I have a Google Nexus 7 and a 2009 Macbook running OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to control the Nexus from my Macbook keyboard. I am not looking for advanced control; the ability just to browse to URLs ...
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Android makefiles(.mk) documentation [closed]

I want to learn about android makefiles. How to write and modify them. Could you please guide me to the official android documentation related to this? Also Other helping resources would be of great ...
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How to improve VoIP quality using my home Wi-Fi?

I'm using a VoIP service on my Android, and it's working great from the office, and even over 3G/4G, as I have purchased the g.729 codec. However, when I'm home, my 3G switches to home wifi, and I ...
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Can't get Chromecast to connect to my wifi, I have an Actiontec Q1000

I put the Chromecast into my HDMI tv and downloaded the app to my Android phone and my Android Tablet. My laptop which is Windows Vista says it is not supported. When I try to connect to my wifi from ...