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Do it your way with N900 (part 1)

20 February 2010Entry by

After some time spent with new phone or any mobile device most of us come up with personal habits like naming contacts in favourite way, placing specific shortcuts on homescreen or adding some websites to bookmarks. I tend to do similar thing with every device I have. In case of computer I always change some of keyboard shortcuts to pause the music when it’s necessary, to switch windows easily, to simply make life easier and work more efficient. Now lets try to customize N900 in similar way.

I’ve had situations when I just arrived at the office listening to my favourite music, removed my headphones and unplugged them from N900. Then I realised that music I was listening is playing aloud. My normal reaction was ‘oh, I’m sorry guys, I’m turning it off’, but repeating the situation more frequently was a little awkward. Soon enough I’ve encountered and installed headphone daemon (download), small application that pauses playback every time you unplug the headphones and all of uneasy situation suddenly dissapeared.

When I clean up icons on my desktop or homescreen I like to have them aligned to some kind of grid, to keep clean and tidy look. Tweakr, first tool that gave me this functionality comes with few more interesting features. It installs additional element in settings menu, which apart from aligning homescreen elements to grid it gives you possiblility to change power key actions, disable unlocking device while opening camera lens and edit desktop bookmarks.

This made my phone more personal, more like me and I feel more comfortable using it this way. And it’s not over yet, there is more, lot more…

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