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In 2011

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bar Control / Notification Shortcuts

In this video you can see that Samsung Android phones have a pretty cool useful notifications bar. In the notifications bar there is shortcuts to typical settings like wifi, etc. Well the X10 doesn't so heres a quick easy to get it. It may not look at pretty as the touchwiz version but it does the job and does not consume battery, well I didn't see a difference.

So the application is called Bar Control, download and install it, and open it.

Now after the applications are loaded press the menu button and you will get the options that you see above. This app lists all the applications on your phone even phone settings like wifi, and mobile networks, but they will appear in doubles. So just play around to see what each one does.

To select a app for example Advanced Task Killer, all you have to do is select it and then choose a icon from the ones displayed. Due to limitations you can only select those icons. Now Advanced Task Killer (the app you chose) is displayed on the notifications bar. To remove a specific app just go back to the app list and select it again. To remove all just hit "clear notifications". You can also arrange the placement of the icons with the "show app first/last" option, and also choose to hide them when the notification bar is closed. When you open it you will see the icons.

So heres how I arranged my apps
LED Light- for a quick flash light
Advanced Task Manager- For quick task killing
Gesture Search- For quick searches
 Hope its helps

-Do not overload will too much apps, it will turn messy and might bog down the phone when opening the notification bar.
-Also if you have a task killer "ignore" Bar Control. If you don't the next time you "kill all" the shortcuts will get killed as well.
-This does not use battery, well it didn't in my testing

WiFi Enterprise Connection UPDATE WITH QR LINK

Hey guys as you guys may already know our X10's can not connect to enterprise wifi's. There is no proper settings in the default wifi settings. This makes us unable to connect for the user to connect to Offices and University Campus's. Wi-Fi helper is not help it just mess's up out wifi config, and I dont really want to pay for wifi config editor pro :P. I have suffering 5 months until now. Now theres a new application called Wifi Advanced Config Editor by Marcus905.

Unfortunately the app is kinda of bare bones with no proper instructions, BUT regarding this issue I dont give it works and I found out how to use it lol.

First install it. If for any reason you can not find the app just comment and I'll link it.

Second now supposing that your at your wifi enterprise location, in this case a campus. Go to your wifi settings and try to connect to it. Just leave all the settings normal. The phone will scan, try to connect, then it will disconnect.

Now open Wifi Advanced Config Editor and wait a few seconds or a minute for the wifi connection to appear. Once it appear select it.

Now scroll down and select Enterprise Configuration.

Now this is how I got it to work.

-For EAP select PEAP

-For Phase2 select MSCHAP2

-Identity put your id. In my case my student id

-For password put your password. In my case I entered the password I use to connect to my campus's server.

Now press the back button and then press the home button. Now go to the wifi connection settings. Now your phone will try and connect to the wifi connection, and it will connect. Hope it helps.

Open your Barcode Scanner and scan this barcode it should direct you to the app in the marketplace
-Depending on your wifi connection you MAY have to enter in different information, but this is like the typical config.

Hey Guys

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope it helps to make our X10's more useful. Sorry for the recent lack of activity in the blog. To be honest there really hasn't been any major activity in the X10 world lol. I seen some themes available for the X10 and wanted to try it out, but it looks like too much work and kinda of a waste of time. Recently for the X10 I have found some cool apps to really make our X10's more usable and powerful and a new app that lets us connect to Enterprise wifi connections. So now you can connect to your office or campus wifi FINALLY. I will try to work on the blog some more and once again thanks for visiting.