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Droid 3 Tricks to Remember

Part of the Droid 3 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Here is an assortment of handy time-saving tricks to keep in mind to boost your productivity (or your hopeless addiction to your new Droid 3 phone).

  • Use the arrow keys on the sliding keyboard to easily hop between links on a web page.

  • Dictation! You can speak into the phone as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Use the sliding keyboard menu shortcuts: Press the Menu key, then a key on the sliding keyboard to activate a command on the menu.

  • Press and hold a key on the multitouch keyboard to confirm that your stubby fingers have selected the right character.

  • When using the sliding keyboard, use the arrow keys to navigate between menu items.

  • Quickly put the Droid 3 into vibration mode by pressing the Down Volume button until the phone jiggles.

  • When you’re on the phone, press the power button to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.

  • When downloading updates, new apps, or for faster web browsing, activate the Droid 3’s Wi-Fi.

  • Use the Search soft button to look for things on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.

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