Kiumiu.CA blog is moved to www.kiumiu.com

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WordPress free blog is a bit limited to what I need. So I am now moving my blog to my main web site at http://www.kiumiu.com  I have also updated in app change link for Button Savior yesterday. I will gradually one by one change in app link when each of my apps receive feature update next time.

Button Savior V1.7.1 Release Note

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I introduced floating trigger icon in last update. But there are still many users who prefer to use the old style. So I now introduced a new setting, Trigger Icon Pos Lock. Addition to that, I also re designed the old default theme to all new HD quality graphics. Of course, this update covers handful bug fixes too.

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Button Savior V1.7.0a Release Note

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I will now use 1 or 2 months of time to upgrade Button Savior to 2.0 from today. V1.7.0 is my first step. The most obvious change in V1.7 is the overhaul of trigger icon position mechanism. Now you can change trigger icon Position by free dragging the icon to new position you want. If you want more precision, the old Trigger icon position setting is also improved with more trigger icon orientation options with wider seeker bar for finer control of its position.

[Changelog]
(1) Trigger icon is now free floatable. Just hold on trigger icon and move quickly to change to new position
(2) New HD quality default trigger icon
(3) Trigger icon position setting is improved with finer control options
(4) Many bug fixes
(5) Swipe trigger now supports swipe from both sides (Pro only)

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Smart Taskbar V2 released on Google Play

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Today, I silently released Smart Taskbar 2 on Playstore.

To get it: [Playstore link]

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Smart Taskbar V2 Beta preview

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Before you install the APK, I hope you can read below message completely to fully understand what you will get in this APK because it is not fully finished . It is important to know what are the problems before you try it and thanks for trying out the first beta preview. I will constantly update my app from now on for any new update I make until it is fully finished.

Today, I finally finished all functions that were planned to show up in the first official release of ST V2. So I think it is a good time to start public beta to hear your feedback before I official launch it. I’d like to fine tune the App a bit before official launch. In addition, I haven’t finished the UI in main window part. So please don’t be shocked to find it very engineer style looking because they are actually wireframe that I left intentionally for my designer to work on her graphics. Since it is a complete code rewrite, so I am actually kind of nervous on its stability even though I haven’t seen any so far.

Generally, the App still has two parts, the floating window part and the main App window part. The floating window part is all complete except the sort order icon located at the top bar area. Rest of them are the final look that you will see in my final delivery unless it is truly awful to see in most people’s eyes. The main window part is all complete only in features but zero completion in UI. But I think I can finish the UI in two weeks.

[What's new in V2]
(1) You can drag and drop to assign item to labels and quick launch by gesture. But you need to long press and choose ‘Move’ to enter edit mode first.
(2) There are 3 types of sort filter to choose from, by installation time, by usage frequency, and by default.
(3) You can now create folder by moving one item on top of the other item in editor mode. So far no limit in number of items in folder. But I will very likely to limit it to 12 in final delivery.
(4) Trigger icon can now free float
(5) Trigger icon can auto dim
(6) Tablet optimized
(7) Label reorder is now gesture driven
(8) Uses even less RAM than V1
(9) Many small features that are very hard or not too interesting to point out.

[Features that I will add after official launch]
(1) Able to assign folder, widget to quick launch
(2) Able to drag and drop folder to other folder
(3) A way to discover/organize newly install app
(4) …. waiting for your input

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Button Savior V1.6.3 Release Note

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Thanks for the contribution from XDA member rajiv’s. He made a beautiful set of WinRT style theme for Button Savior. Actually I got this set of theme from him a month ago but I forgot to put it in during my last update. My apology to him and to everyone.

Button Savior Non Root talk back issue with Samsung devices

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Button Savior non root requires Accessibility Service to run. However, there are reports from users with Note2 and GS3 saying their devices unexpectedly read opening folder/closing folder when Button Savior Non Root is installed. I spent some times to fix it and found out it is actually a bug in current Samsung ROMs. To workaround with it, you need to go to settings/manage app/all and find (Google Text To Speech and Samsung Text To Speech). Click into them and disable both. This is the only solution to solve this issue at this moment.

Literally, if you use any third party apps using requiring Accessibility Service, you will also get this problem. So it is not just happen on Button Savior. If you still get voice feedback after following above steps, please let me know. Thanks.

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