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1 Nov 2018

when I connect the Gemini to my (windows) laptop, and chose "connect as media device", there appears a new device "Gemini" under "Computer" in Windows Explorer, but it doesn't have a drive letter, and isn't a network device either. Thus it doesn't appear in other filemanagers like Total Commander.
Though most of you - if using MS Windows - might be alright with Windows Explorer, many of my datatransfer datamanagement solutions depent on a drive letter and a directory structure beneath it. So here is my question: is it possible to assign a drive letter to the Gemini, once connect to a Windows (7 or 10) computer with the USB cable?

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28 Jul 2018

using bluetooth for sending and receiving data to and from the Gemini has worked quite well for me.
But now I tried sending an ebook (format epub) to the Gemini, which failed about threethousand times mad.gif (<- slight exaggeration) I finally noticed that the sending device held messages apparently sent from the Gemini as answer to the send-request, saying "The content is not supported". What content? Does the Gemini not accept epub files via bluetooth?

After a series of loud curses towards Google and Android (this is really no OS for serious work, just for kids and gamers, dammit, but alas, one is stuck with it) I tried some research on the topic and only found issues about older Sony devices refusing mp3 via bluetooth, and some other devices refusing apk, but there was no explanation about why and how to switch that off.
Of course there was no information to be found about whether the Gemini refuses epub files and why. Probably again some "security" crap. Let me use my devices, dammit, I can think for myself and a am adult enough to take responsibility for my actions.

Ok, enough of the rant. Does anybody have any similar experience with file transfer via bluetooth and how to fix it?

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27 Jul 2018

as far as I know this isn't a Gemini-specific problem, but something that occured since Android Version 5 or so. But I have read that at least since Android Version 6 there is a way around it, but apparently not on the Gemini. So here it is:
I can't write to the external SD-card, and there is no setting that I have found so far to allow apps to write to it. At the moment that annoys me most when trying to save documents created with HD Textmaker. (And, by the way: no, I don't want to merge the external SD-Card with the internal memory, or whatever that is called.)

So, when I try to "Save As" a document and chose a directory on the external SD-Card, I get the following message:

(Translation: "In the next dialog please give permission to write to the root directory of the SD-Card (click on "Select SD-card" on the bottom. If you don't see that entry, select the uppermost directory of the SD-Card.)"

The "next dialog" is this one:

I can wipe in a selection from the left, showing internal memory and SD-Card, but nowhere there is any way to "Select SD-card". No matter what I do, I get this message next:

Translation: "The application could not get write permission to the SD-Card. Please give permission to write to the root directory of the SD-Card in the previous dialog."

So, there I'm stuck. How do I grant write permission to the external SD-Card?

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26 Jul 2018

sorry if this has been asked (and answered) before, I didn't find anything, though.
Is there a way to use "Function Keys" with the Gemini under Android? Current motive for me asking is HD Textmaker using "Alt+F4" for closing the program, which I couldn't figure out yet how to enter.

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25 Jun 2018

in the german section I read a post from some guy who said that already after a week or two some key labels are clearly chaffed (is this the right english word? I mean that the color starts vanishing).

When I first opened the Gemini, I also noticed that some keylabels look quite "thin", and in particular the small alternative symbols on the front of the keys (reachable with Fn + <key>) sometimes seem rather sloppy, as if they had little color in them applied by ancient and rather crude screen printing technique.

It would be pathetic if the unique feature of the Gemini, the physical keyboard, was the first thing that tattered. I once again compared it with my ancient Psion 5 mx, which I have used intensively for years: on the one hand, the keylabels look much cleaner than on the Gemini (ie the edges of the symbols are not so frayed), and even the intensely abraded keylabels are always still clearly visible.

Is there anything known about PC is going to offer a replacement key set? Maybe even of a better quality?

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