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Author Topic: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?  (Read 666 times)

kalos

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Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:44 PM »
Hello!

The left button goes back and the right button opens the task manager.
Is it possible to switch them?

Thanks!

Deozaan

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Re: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 02:47 PM »
Why change it? That's how it's supposed to be. AFAIK all Android devices work that way, except Samsung decided to be different and put the "back" button on the right, even though the icon has an arrow pointing to the left.

But if you really want it changed anyway, then I think you'll need to install a custom ROM. I'd suggest asking around on xda-developers.com.

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Re: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 03:07 PM »
Have you looked online for the reference manual?  It would answer the questions better than we could.

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Re: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 03:33 PM »
An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.
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Re: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 10:47 AM »
An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.

Yes I tried it, I don't like it. It's slower to slide to go back when you can just tap.

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Re: Is it possible to change the buttons in Motorola G7?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 06:17 AM »
An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.

First thing I enabled on my G5+, prefer to have screen real estate than waste it on software buttons, (takes me a few seconds to wonder why it's not working when I grab my sister's G5+ because she doesn't use it ;D).

Paired with Nova Launcher where a single tap opens Search/Frequent/Recent/Newest|Updated apps, turns the fingerprint reader into a much more useful device.

I would think Single Button Navigation is more useful for those that use their device primarily one-handed, (as I do), a useful alternative/partner to the Swipe to Shrink Screen function.

As for swapping the Back and Recent buttons, you'll probably need to use a third party launcher, it's not an option on stock Android - which Motorola uses.