Showing posts from August, 2021

Using Netflix With TalkBack

I didn't realize until today while using Netflix on Android with TalkBack enabled, I can now easily move around to the settings while a show or movie is playing. Once upon a time one had to find a small part of the screen to double tap on for a list of options to appear. If you didn't make a selection fast enough, the options would disappear. Now you can swipe left or right to volume controls, audio & language settings & much more. I'm using the current version of Netflix on an up to date Pixel 4 running Android 11. If you have an external keyboard connected you can also use the following keyboard commands. Using keyboard shortcuts on Netflix The following shortcuts are supported by Netflix. Action Keyboard shortcut Play / Pause Space bar Full screen F Exit full screen Esc Rewind 10 seconds Left arrow Fast forward 10 seconds Right arrow Increase volume Up arrow Decrease volume Down arrow Mute M Skip in

Using an external keyboard with Android

I am someone who is a slow typist when it comes to on screen keyboards. I am okay with a short password or a couple of words reply to a message but that is about it. I have long preferred to use either a USB or Bluetooth keyboard with my phone. I remember one of the first Motorola phones I had, I bought a Motorola Bluetooth keyboard at the same time & got the sales guy's help in pairing, since I was so new to android. These days I use a Logitech K380 keyboard. I love the size as it easily slips into a bag or backpack. It has a physical power switch on the left edge, so no random keypresses when in my backpack.  I've had this model for years & its still available from Amazon. I also found a carrying case that the K380 fits in perfectly and helps keep it safe while traveling. That too can be found at Amazon as well as other places. More often though while at home, I just grab a wired USB keyboard and plug into my phone. It does have a USB A to