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By choikugi, Member on 1st December 2011, 06:54 AM
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4th April 2012, 01:13 AM |#31  
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Wow, I must have missed this post. I have been using an app called 'StatusBar+' since I got my note, which allows me to hide all stats and reveal them with a nifty drop-down animation when I tap on the blank black bar. It has had it's issues, but it seems to run pretty well on my note now. It is a simple graphic overlay, so that you can still pull down the notifications screen.

I had goLauncher set up on my note at one time with a completely blank (black, using the 'colors' app) home screen and I could use gestures to unhide the notification bar and app tray...I was getting some great battery life back then!

Somebody needs to make a notifications bar app that is animated like a ticker tape.
 
 
4th April 2012, 01:43 AM |#32  
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My S2 had a loading icon burn in within less than three months. The phone was usually in low brightness, and for apps that allow, black background with with text. My S1 had burn in of the notification bar. In both cases, the burn ins were not very noticeable, and could be seen only with the phone held at various angles our with certain coloured backgrounds. I was able to sell them at good prices.

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4th April 2012, 04:58 AM |#33  
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Los cojones!!!!

I think Note with sharpness mods is better

#aravasyloscascas
#nowgoandtellit

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I disagree but w/e.
4th April 2012, 06:19 AM |#34  
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This might as well have been an April's fool thread. Made me laugh, quite hard. thanx for that. now to the point.
There is NO burn-in issue on AMOLED screens when u use your phones like a normal person would. (Leave it on and static for several hours and it WILL burn-in, but u either have to be an idiot, or u have a firmware bug)
20th April 2012, 04:12 PM |#35  
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There is NO burn-in issue on AMOLED screens when u use your phones like a normal person would. (Leave it on and static for several hours and it WILL burn-in, but u either have to be an idiot, or u have a firmware bug)

Or, you could have the need to use your phone as a car navigator...

And this means that every nav app with no auto-hide features for status bars will hopelessly damage your OLED display.

I used to be a heavy user of Waze (which someone mentioned in this thread) prior to buying my S2...

I actually had to be an idiot, but to buy an OLED phone...

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20th April 2012, 05:06 PM |#36  
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What we need is flying toasters app, and we can rock it like we are in the 1990s. Seriously though, I just take the precautions that I have no status bar when I am in my home screen, and I don't leave the display on any fixed apps for too long. Learnt this the hard way from my galaxy s, and me nexus s

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20th April 2012, 07:58 PM |#37  
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my friend's galaxy nexus, hardly 2 months old has burn in issue in 3 places. and both GN and note use pentile displays
20th April 2012, 09:34 PM |#38  
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statusbar+ is great
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Originally Posted by beestee

Wow, I must have missed this post. I have been using an app called 'StatusBar+' since I got my note, which allows me to hide all stats and reveal them with a nifty drop-down animation when I tap on the blank black bar. It has had it's issues, but it seems to run pretty well on my note now. It is a simple graphic overlay, so that you can still pull down the notifications screen.

I had goLauncher set up on my note at one time with a completely blank (black, using the 'colors' app) home screen and I could use gestures to unhide the notification bar and app tray...I was getting some great battery life back then!

Somebody needs to make a notifications bar app that is animated like a ticker tape.



Yea i agree ,me too have been using statusbar+ from day one as well,especially since i hate looking at that status bar when i don't need to ....with statusbar+ i only show the time and everything else remain hidden,,, since it is still in beta stage i hope when the actually realease it then provide with an option to make the bar transparent,,now that be awesome!!
21st April 2012, 12:13 PM |#39  
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I am using ADW Launcher, by means of which I have:
- Removed the dock bar at the bottom
- Hidden the top status bar

I have then created a blank home page and a real one, containing my shortcuts to favorite apps (including the ones removed from the dock bar). I keep the phone on the blank home page and revert to the real one only if needed.

Having this said, I don't believe it is normal to find myself in need of taking care about such details and remembering of flying toasters
Not especially after having tossed away some good bucks for this jewel.

I could (albeit hardly) accept that plasma TVs are prone to burn-in issues, for mainly two reasons:
- They are not cutting edge technology
- The normal use of a tv display would not encompass showing static images

Here, we are talking about a technology which has been marketed as 'the next big thing', and about the fact that static menus-bars-icons are perfectly normal in a cell phone.

To me, it sounds like it had come up that car tyres could tear if used on highways while running over 55mph. And like now we were here exchanging tips about how driving slower than my aunt could save them.

This is outrageous.

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21st April 2012, 01:50 PM |#40  
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I am using ADW Launcher, by means of which I have:
- Removed the dock bar at the bottom
- Hidden the top status bar

I have then created a blank home page and a real one, containing my shortcuts to favorite apps (including the ones removed from the dock bar). I keep the phone on the blank home page and revert to the real one only if needed.

I have done something similar with go launcher before, and then used gestures to reveal the dock and notifications bar...but go was a little laggy.

Has anyone run across a good gesture based launcher?

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