Droid 2 Tricks to Remember - dummies

Droid 2 Tricks to Remember

By Dan Gookin

Part of Droid 2 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 2 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 Swype keyboard for rapid text entry.

  • 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. Keep your eyes peeled for sliding keyboard shortcuts!

  • Quickly put the Droid 2 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.

  • After initially touching your finger on the screen, use the magnifier to precisely move and locate the cursor.

  • When downloading updates, new apps, or for faster Web browsing, activate the Droid 2’s WiFi.

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