All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Old 22-06-2010, 06:36 AM
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Five uses for S60 Search

In another of our illustrated how-tos, David Gilson briefly highlights Nokia's built-in Search utility, showing how to use it to get information fast, including playing a specific music track, launching an app or finding a particular contact. See also All About Symbian's 'How to' index.

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Old 22-06-2010, 06:49 AM
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One slight performance problem, here.

The big reason S60 Search sits unloved on my home screen is that on my N95-1 it's infuriatingly slow and clunky. I could see its potential as soon as I had the patience to actually work out what it actually did, but I've never been in the mood to put up with it.

On the other hand, I have Google Search installed and T9Nav does everything else, albeit at a price, with one fewer step - just start typing.

Voyager home screen has T9 search built-in, at no price, if you're happy with beta software.

I have no doubt that newer devices with FP2 and more development behind them make it smoother and faster. I sincerely hope they do, anyway.

Old 22-06-2010, 07:29 AM
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Lol, I've had my N97 for almost a year now, and this is the first time I've ever tried the search function. Nice 'finding'
oh, and it works really good too

Old 22-06-2010, 08:57 AM
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Well I'm afraid it stopped working a couple of firmwares ago on my N97 (after v1.2) at least Google/MSft (bing) did making it nearly useless for me - everything else I know where I filed it and as I use Nokia Messaging doesn't keep that many emails anyway and all my music is in albums.

So removed some while ago from the homescreen and just hit Web browser which is homepaged to google. If I was going to install something like it, at the moment would choose the Google app (with voice search) as even when the Nokia one was working for me it was very slow and laggy as it searched through all the parts of my phone often in areas I didn't care about so real world usage was quite fiddly for me. Another example of not a bad concept but with half-arsed execution in my view, not helped by running on rubbish proccy.

Old 22-06-2010, 09:54 AM
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It would be great if the default browser could be changed so applications like search could point towards a different browser for the web facility. I'm already forced to use the Nokia browser for some things, like Ovi store. For all other web browsing I use Opera Mini, and so I'd rather have a couple extra clicks to search within my preferred browser, than one click and end up in the Nokia browser.

Old 22-06-2010, 10:36 AM
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Smile Favorite #4

On my E90 (S60 V3 FP1) my favorite apps are :
1) Opera Mini 4.2
2) X-Plore
3) JBak Taskman
4) Search
5) Camera
The Upgraded Search App did give a lot of trouble back in 2008 :
After a Hardreset I got rid of the upgraded Search , back to the default which , however lacking any Websearch , does a very good job searching the internal data of the device .

Regards jApi NL

Old 22-06-2010, 11:15 AM
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T9 Nav

Search on my N95 8GB is unusably slow compared to the T9 Nav app which is perfect and how the Nokia search should have been.

Old 22-06-2010, 12:22 PM
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Cool, works fine on my 21.x.x N97

Cool! Works fine on my 21.x.x N97.

Quite usefull actually :-)

Old 22-06-2010, 11:28 PM
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Skye Quikey

I use Skye Quikey to launch applications and select contacts on my N82. I've used the search feature occasionally, but it's quite slow.

Old 03-07-2010, 02:38 PM
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Question I *so* want to love search...

is love blind? I don't see SEARCH on my E71x home screen. Help, anyone?


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