Make the home screen more clear

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Use the ‘Reorder’ menu on the ‘Home’ screen to reorder or remove the tools on the homescreen by drag’n’drop.

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How can I limit the access to app folder in the cloud?

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You can’t limit the access to the app folder in the cloud. This is because most users want to use another folder than the app folder as most of them have already a folder for their songs. This is the most flexible and convenient solution. Please use a network sniffer to check that we do NOT use or abuse your files.

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Feature is vanished

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You may hide features from the ‘Home’ screen using the menu popping up on a long-press. You can add all hidden features again by the ‘Add tools’ menu on the ‘Home’ screen.

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Can I backup and restore smartChords data?

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smartChord does make backups automatically on the external storage.

In the ‘Backup’ feature, you can create a backup anytime. There you can also restore any backup. The backups are stored in the backup folder of your device storage. You can reach the ‘Backup’ feature by the menu on the ‘Home’ screen.

From there you can copy a backup file to the backup folder of another device and restore in the ‘Backup’ feature.

You can use the ‘Share’ functionality in the ‘Backup’ feature to send a backup to a save place or to another device where you can restore it.

smartChord also detects backups after an new installation and asks if it should be restored.

The backup folder is something like /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/de.smartchord.droid/files/backup where ‘0’ can differ on your device.

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How to change a fretboard quiz?

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Once created, a fretboard quiz can’t be changed, just played. But you can create a new exercise using the ‘Folder menu -> New’ and configure the new quiz, including instrument, fret range, tuning and chords

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Can’t login into the cloud

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In most cases it is a problem with the browser. Please install and use Chrome for login. With Chrome, there are no known bugs.

Sometimes it helps to logout and login again.

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Chords correct?

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There is an option in the ‘Circle of fifths’ screen to simplify the chord names. If this ‘simplified mode’ is activated, the circle of fifths shows the musical symbols according to your settings in ‘General settings’-> ‘Symbols’ instead of the chords according to the music theory.
As the circle of fifths obeys the theory, it produces chords like ‘G##’. The ‘simplified mode’ shows them as ‘A’ instead.

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Chord is missing

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Please go to the ‘Choose chord’ screen and change the filter to ‘All’ (funnel button beneath the table header ‘Type’). This will reveal all chord types defined in smartChord.

If you still miss a chord, create your own ‘custom chord’ in the ‘Choose chord’ screen or send a link where the missing chord is described to info@smartChord.de. We’ll add it within one week.

smartChord knows a lot of chord types. Sometimes the overview gets lost. To attain an overview you may use the ‘filter’ functionality to reduce the chord types to the most common or your favorite ones.

By assessing your individual skill-level (basic, intermediate, expert) a corresponding set of settings will be made. E.g. showing all chords and fingerings (expert) or just simple and most common ones (basic).

Please be aware, switching the skill level has an impact on the chord settings, because with a change of the skill level you also change the depending settings, e.g. number and difficulty of displayed chords and fingerings.

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