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Aldo23

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I have purchased this box and put nova launcher on it. I cannot figure out how to long press so I can move apps and edit the screen. It is driving me mad and must be something simple please help
 

Nigelar

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If you have an air mouse (and if you don't have one, you should consider getting one) then keep holding down the ok button with focus on the icon you want to move.
Or are you using the stock out of the box remote?
You could also try a PC mouse if you have one.
 

Aldo23

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I am using an s77. Android remote. Just long press does not work so can not drag an icon. Must be something simple. A setting surely
 

Nigelar

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I assume the s77 is the equivalent of droidbox's air mouse.
You need to get focus on the icon by an initial press then keep holding.
 

Aldo23

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It does nothing. And yes equivalent. Works on another android box I have using nova t. Not purchased from droid box though
 

Nigelar

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From memory a single click opens the app.
Loooong press opens a little submenu of app options (remove from home screen, delete, app info).
I get focus and move icon in one action.
 

Nigelar

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Maybe the "mousey" bit has been disabled. From memory there is a button that switches mouse movement on/off (under and to the right of the ok button).
All i can add is that it worked for me without doing anything (and i use the nova launcher)
 

Aldo23

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What remote you got? Are there no remote settings on the box
? Thankyou for your help
 

Nigelar

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I have 2 boxes and 2 remotes.
One remote is the droidbox vip plus.
The older one is the droidbox s77 equivalent which they no longer do.
Both worked out of the box.
I didn't need to touch settings.
I notice in the version of android my box runs (5) under settings there is a "remote and accessories" tab. Remote is set to "off". Whether that makes any difference i can't say.
If your box has the droidbox share server app installed, you could install the droidbox share client app from the google play store on a phone or tablet and see if that allows mouselike control. I have tested this just now and it definitely allows you to drag icons around the screen on a nova wallpaper.
 

angela

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Hi, Have you tried putting you mouse in cursor mode, then move the arrow to the app you want to move then long press
 

Nigelar

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I've tagged Droidbox @Dave C to confirm that. Certainly the server version used to be preinstalled on some Droidbox models.
I take it all other mouse functions work ok?
 

Aldo23

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Yes all others work and it recognises it. Alitv airmouse. Just that function does not work. Which is important when trying to set up nova t
 

Aldo23

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Plugged in a mouse. Once again works but nondrag and drop. Works as should on other android box
 
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