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Tips & Tricks : How to reset selected passwords stored in the built-in Web browser?
When you enter login details on sites visited using the built-in MicroB web browser, it gives you the option to remember them and fill the login fields automatically the next time you visit that site. If you'd like to delete them later, MicroB gives you t...

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Tips & Tricks : How to increase the speed of USB charging?
Charging via USB is usually considerably slower than using the wall charger. That's mainly because the current supplied via USB ports of a computer is much smaller than in case of a wall charger - up to max 500 mAh, and often even lower if there are other...

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Tips & Tricks : Easier way to enter blue 'special characters' and digits
If you find pressing the Chr key and then the key with some special 'blue' character or digit too cumbersome, you can do it in an easier way. Simply press and hold (for about one second) a key with the blue character you want to get and it'll appear witho...

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Tips & Tricks : How to quickly find songs or videos in the Media Player?
If you have a lot of media files on your N900 then it may sometimes be difficult to quickly locate the song or video you'd like to watch/listen to. Fortunately, there is a very easy and quick way to find media files by name. Similarily to the Contacts ...

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Tips & Tricks : How to rescan / recache media files in the Media Player?
Sometimes it happens that you download or copy new songs or videos to your device but the Media Player does not add them to the list. Using this simple method you can reset all tracker caches and make it rescan the file system, which should result in a...

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Tips & Tricks : Can I install standalone .deb files?
The main (and recommended) way to install software on your Maemo 5 device is from software repositories like e.g. the "official" Extras, Extras-Testing or Extras-Devel repos, using the built-in Application Manager. However, sometimes you can encounter ...

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F.A.Q. : Not enough space on the device for Over-The-Air firmware upgrade. What to do?
When a new firmware update comes out, the N900 will notify you about it showing an orange icon with exclamation mark in the system area and "Maemo 5" will appear on the list of available updates in the Application Manager. Updates done via the Applicat...

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F.A.Q. : How to enable tethering over Bluetooth?
Even though Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN) service is supported by Maemo by default, it is not enabled out of the box, which means that your N900 will work as a modem for your computer via USB, but not over Bluetooth. In order to enable Bluetooth D...

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Tips & Tricks : How to change the battery and signal stength icons?
There are two types of battery icons: the one you can see in the status bar (next to the signal strength indicator) and a larger one, shown in the status area (a "window" that opens when you tap the status bar, where you change profiles, Internet connecti...

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Tips & Tricks : How to check your N900's current IP address?
Sometimes you need to know your Nokia N900's current IP address, e.g. to connect to it from other device via your home WLAN network or even over the Internet. There are many ways to do it, with the following ones being probably the easiest and quickest: ...

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