Frequently Asked Questions
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- How do I install the widgets?
- Does this app drain my battery?
- A key is dark gray coloured and does not work. Why?
- The keys appear cropped/overlapped in my device. Is that normal?
- What is NFC?
- The ‘vibration mode’ only appeared once after clicking on the Sound Key, and never did it again. Why?
- Other similar (but none so cute) shortcut widgets are straighter in some functions… Why yours not?
- Why cannot I install this app on the SD card?
- Why do you need to run a background service?
- More questions?
How do I install the widgets?
There are two ways, depending on your Android™ version.
- In Android™ versions before 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), simply do a long-click on your home screen, select Widgets, then look for the QK entries.
- In Android™ versions 4.0 and beyond, open your app drawer (normally the bottom-central icon at the home screen), select the Widgets tab then look for the QK entries.
Does this app drain my battery?
ALL apps drain battery, in less or more quantity. But the QuickONF Keys are highly optimized and the graphics update (the most consuming process in this app) is only done when needed, and only for the widgets that really need it. The answer, then, is: Yes, but in a very little amount.
A key is dark gray coloured and does not work. Why?
A dark gray key simply means that your device does not support that feature.
The keys appear cropped/overlapped in my device. Is that normal?
Yes, but not desirable. It can happen in some devices with an unusual relationship between pixel density and screen size.
What is NFC?
Near Field Communication. Take a look at NFC in Wikipedia, it will explain the issue better than us.
The ‘vibration mode’ only appeared once after clicking on the Sound Key, and never did it again. Why?
There is no way of knowing if an Android™ device is vibration-capable only using software. The (smartest) solution we found is to let the app to try to enable it the first time you click. If the system does not respond, the app will take it into account and will not try it again.
Other similar (but none so cute) shortcut widgets are straighter in some functions… Why yours not?
Those apps use hacks and exploits of many kinds, the one that the Android™ Gods are always fixing. Most of them are, indeed, highly documented in the Internet. But we do not use them because
- They really affect security traits that worry the Android™ Gods; for example, an app must NEVER be capable for itself of enabling any critical features, like NFC ON/OFF.
- As we said before, we want this app to do the work even if the Android™ Gods fix the exploits other people (ab)use.
- We do not like exploits.
Why cannot I install this app on the SD card?
Android™ can only install widgets in its internal memory. That is an unavoidable system requirement.
Why do you need to run a background service?
It’s the most effective way to do the things when you are using widgets, because they have a latency time that, in slow devices, can cause performance problems. But, do not worry: if you do not hit the keys, the service will keep running with (almost) 0% CPU cost.
Perhaps they are already answered in the Documentation. If not, ask them below.