Originally Posted by CZ Eddie
I know that Nova has always had "shortcuts" that you can play with.
And the same for AOSP Quick Settings "custom shortcuts".
Just starting to really get into these options now and some of them are very powerful. Between "Activities" and "Shortcuts" and "Browser Favorites", my Quick Settings is really starting to fill up.
My favorite one so far is I swipe down Quick Settings and click a button and it takes me directly to a Create New Calendar Event page.
Same for my Touch Tunes app. Click a button and it takes me directly to the Search for Music page. No more opening the app and clicking several buttons to get where I want to go.
What kind of cool activity/shortcuts have you set up with Nova or Quick Settings? And does anyone know how to edit the name of a Quick Settings custom shortcut?
I haven't done much with it yet. Just kind of got into it yesterday. This is what I've got so far.
"Activities" is powerful but if you wanna go wild use it in conjunction with Tasker. You need to be rooted and have Tasker, Busy Box & Secure Settings installed. Furthermore, there are more potent ways/apps out there that harness the power of "activities", gestures and other goodies, one notable being LMT
(the pie) and surely don't overlook the power of "scenes" in Tasker. Try combining them all and you'll get to really appreciate the underlying power of Android (in a burst of enthusiasm and amazement).
Ex: I set 4 screen-brightness-presets in Tasker and assigned them in LMT (gestures) using two finger swipe (up for A Brightness, down for lowest, and another 2 intermediary levels for right to left / left to right. The beauty comes from the fact that it works even over the locked screen (pattern). This way I no longer use any conventional settings for brightness...and keep in mind this is merely one example out of many others
SGH-I337M < SGH-I317M < SGH-I747M < GT-S7560M < SGH-I727R
< Nokia N8 < Nokia N95 < Nokia 3310 < Nokia 8210
Best so far - SGH-I337M (Samsung Galaxy S4)
Most technologically advanced (at the time) - Nokia N95
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