Tweaked S-Pen setting on non-stock ROMs (Requires TASKER)
I noticed that there are many people using AOSP roms (CM mostly) and are unsatisfied with the S-Pen experience. Now there are couple of applications that bring S-Pen sheer awesome back from dead ('Reset S-Pen' for calibration and 'GMD Control' for gesturing), so there's that.
Out of these many people, there are few who notice that even when S-Pen is calibrated, whenever Note goes in landscape mode, the cursor still is following portrait calibration. This is problem 1.
Problem 2 is out of these few people, there are even fewer people, like myself, who are left-handed. So when we go from Stock to AOSP/AOKP/AOSPA/CM/"Insert ROM here", we are screwed pretty much from the beginning.
So, wrapping up the bitching, here is something I created on Tasker to ease my life, and I hope it t
eases your's too.
NOTE: I'm a left handed person and everytime android restarts, it sets hand preference to Right hand. So 2 of these tasks automatically set dominant hand to left whenever any of the profiles are matched.
0. Get Tasker
from Playstore if you don't already have. It is THE AUTOMATION TOOL for Android devices, makes your phone actually "smart".
1. Download Tasker.zip
(or save it, you know what I meant).
2. Open the archive and extract the lonely folder "Tasker" into your sdcard (internal sd if phone has, well, internal sd).
3. Open Tasker. Now if my profiles, tasks and scene isn't already listed, don't worry, just open menu and select Data>Restore. From there you may either get a warning Dialogue to Restore or a file explorer inside Tasker folder containing Backup.xml. Either way, just Restore.
4. Use common/non-sense and activate profiles accordingly.
X. If you're on CM10.2, you can flash this
. Replaces Vanilla Black Arrow Cursor with Samsung stock S-Pen cursor. Extremely helpful if you like doodling or drawing.
Dialogue Box when Headphones plug in:
People stuck on step 3, here's a pictorial:
I hope it helps others. I hope this turns out to be useful and not complete waste of forum-space.
Thank you XDA Community
, it couldn't have been possible without you.