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Old 15-01-2008, 11:19 AM
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N95 tips

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If anyone else have some more tips and tricks - do post them here too. Thanks all.

*If you dont long-press the menu key - another way to see if you have apps running in the background is to view the menu in icon mode. Usually there's a small "C" on the upper right of each icon, or on the folder where it's located, indicating that an app is currently running there. This is very useful coz it enables you to gain more memory.

* Ever had a time when you forgot to lock your keys after closing the slider? The n95 lets you input a specific time when you want the keys locked. Just to menu/tools/setting/general/security/phone and sim/.... then choose user-defined in the 'phone autolock period', then just put in how many minutes you want.

*Unlike the 6280 and E65, the N95 does not hang up the call when you close the slide. So after the dialing the number you're calling - you can close the slide and have a more compact phone to hold.

*Increase your RAM by deleting the "Welcome" application in your phone. Delete also other apps that you're not using - like the 'Search" app.

*(from hofo) Want to "hide" some pictures so that it doesn't show up in your Gallery? You can move the photos to another folder in your phone. Like the "my videos" folder. These photos can still be seen and viewed by a 3rd party photo viewer or a file manager - but at least, now when you open the gallery - they wont show up.

*If you have a lot of videos (mp4, 3gp, etc) on your phone, it's always better to arrange them in subfolders. Dont keep more than 130 clips in one folder, if over that, just make another subfolder then put another 130 clips there, and so on and on. If having more than 130 clips - it slows down the phone to unbearable speeds when previewing them in the gallery.

*Once every few weeks, especially if you add and delete photos in your gallery, you should delete the "_pAlbtn" subfolder in your "Images" folder. (Use a file xplorer to view and delete this, or use your PC). This would refresh the entire gallery - and would ensure that your thumbnails are updated. If you delete this folder and dont view the images - it will temporarily give you more space in your memory card.

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Old 15-01-2008, 11:29 AM
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It's nice that you are trying to be helpful but all of these points have been covered in threads already. The hiding pictures thing can be achieved without moving them (which is essential if they are pictures for an application like tomtom and cannot be moved). The search app is not removable in the latest firmware, the keypad autolocks when you close the slider, and the _pAlbtn folder takes up absolutely minimal space and is automatically updated when the gallery opens so deleting it won't aid the refresh if you have delted or moved pictures.

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...............The hiding pictures thing can be achieved without moving them (which is essential if they are pictures for an application like tomtom and cannot be moved)...........
Is this possible without at 3rd party application?
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You forgot the most important one:
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Is this possible without at 3rd party application?
Try this: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...=hide+pictures

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zippiracer was only trying to help, was there really any need to rip him a new one!?

Slightly harsh

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Hy thanks BUST i just wantd to share the tips.

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zippiracer was only trying to help, was there really any need to rip him a new one!?

Slightly harsh

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I was in a scathing mood but your right so I apologise for any offence

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I was in a scathing mood but your right so I apologise for any offence
Yeah. He's grumpy sometimes is 3shirts.

I was feeling silly. But that's normal.

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And as for WTFM, whon the hell does that? ever?
 

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