Screen & keyboard: Dell Streak 7

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the Dell Streak 7. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

Multitasking

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. Clear the Automatic brightness check box, if necessary.
  6. Touch and drag the Brightness bar left or right.
  7. Tap OK.

 

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen timeout.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 30 minutes
    • Never timeout

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen until the Add to Home screen menu displays.
  2. Tap one of the following options:
    • Shortcuts
      1. Scroll to and tap the shortcut or shortcut category you want.
      2. If necessary, tap the specific item to which you want to create a shortcut.
    • Widgets
      1. Scroll to and tap the widget you want.
    • Stage Widgets
      1. Scroll to and tap the widget you want.
    • Folders
      1. Scroll to and tap the folder you want.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a widget, shortcut, or folder on any Home screen, until you hear a low sound or feel a mild vibration, which tells you that the item is ready to be moved.
  2. Drag the widget, shortcut, or folder to the Trash can icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. When the item turns red, release your finger.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen until the Add to Home screen menu displays.
  2. Tap Wallpapers.
  3. Tap one of the following options:
    • Gallery
      1. Locate and tap the image you want.
      2. Touch inside the box and drag the box to the desired location.
      3. Touch and drag the frame edges to resize the box.
      4. Tap Save.
    • Live wallpapers
      1. Scroll to and tap the image you want.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.
    • Wallpapers
      1. Scroll to and tap the image you want.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.

 

 

Lock screen wallpaper

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold an active text field until the Edit text menu displays.
  2. Tap Input method.
  3. Tap one of the following keyboard input methods:
    • Swype
    • Android keyboard

 

 

Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

Swype keyboard

  1. Tap the SYM key.
  2. Switch back to letter entry by tapping the ABC key.

 

Android keyboard

  1. Tap the 123 key.
  2. Switch back to letter entry by tapping the ABC key.

 

 

Text entry mode

To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Tap Swype or Android keyboard.
  5. Scroll to and select the options you want and clear the options you don’t want.

 

 

Turn on / off haptic feedback

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Multitasking [remove if unsupported]

Turn on / off multitasking

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Switch windows

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