Topic: Autostart


when i place my galaxy tab into the loading station, the chumby app starts! i dont want this! when i place the device to get a little power, i dont want that every time the chumby app starts again. why? cause 5 cm to the left, there is a chumby one smile

i cant find any settings to turn this off, so plz add something for that.


Re: Autostart

As far as I know, it's not something we can simply turn off with a preference - it's part of the "manifest" of the application, and can't be changed once the application has been built.  If there had been a way to make a preference, we would have - this is a limitation of the current version of Android, and I hope that it will be addressed by Google.  If someone knows of a way to do this, I'm all ears.

However, there is a way to control *which* application is launched when the device is docked.  Most devices will launch the "Clock" application if there's no other application that handles the "dock" event.  If there's more than one, you'll be presented with a list, and you can choose one, and you can set it as the default.

To clear a default, you'd go to Settings->Applications->Manage applications->(the application) and scroll to the section "Launch by default" and press the "Clear defaults" button.  Subsequent dockings will again ask for which app to launch.

I don't have a dock for our Tab, so I don't know if Samsung or the carrier has provided any other dockable apps.

Re: Autostart

the button "Clear defaults" is not pressable cause there stands "no standard defined" but in german wink and the tab does not ask me, it simple starts the chumby app, perhaps cause its my only autostartapp?

but its not the most important think in the world for me smile it s only anoying wink

Re: Autostart

Yeah, it sounds like there is no other dockable app on your device.

Someone probably needs to put together a trivial dockable app that simply quits for the Tab, so that people can select it in order to have nothing happen, though it would probably still exit to the Home screen, not continue to play the app that was playing when it was docked.

Again, I think Google really needs to handle this better.

Re: Autostart

hi again,

i tested it. after installing another dock-app i was able to choose.

but here i found the nice trick, there is this dockable app you wished for smile if you dont want any autostart, just install the free app "Dock No-Op" by using the market. and choose this app for the autostart in the dock. it does "nothing" smile

regards husten

Re: Autostart


Re: Autostart

I had the same problem.
Thank you very much for the "Dock No-Op" App! smile