In This Chapter
Accessing recent apps
Setting e-mail updates
Halting unnecessary services
Making the keyboard more usable
Adding words to the Dictionary
Setting vibration mode quickly
Adding direct dial and direct messaging shortcuts
Finding a lost phone
Creating event locations
This chapter has certainly grown over the years. The original chapter was found in my book Telephones For Dummies, published in the 1930s. Back then, For Dummies titles had the Part of Ones, where each chapter had only one item in it. For this chapter's ancestor, the tip was obvious: When the phone rings, pick up the receiver and say Hello. It was part of the then-new Pavlovian concept of answering a telephone. Those were the days.
I'm certain there are way more than ten tips, tricks, and shortcuts for the Nexus One. Even so, I distilled the list down to what I feel are ten of the best, presented in this chapter.
I have to kick myself in the head every time I return to the Launcher to, once again, scroll through the list o' icons to dig up an app I just opened. Why bother? Because I can press and hold the Home soft button to instantly see a list of recently opened apps, similar to the one shown in Figure 23-1.
Pressing and holding the Home soft button works no matter what you're doing with the phone; you don't necessarily have to be viewing the Home ...