Frequently Asked Questions

Q. HOW DO I ADJUST THE SCREEN BRIGHTNESS?

A. Background: The white on black scheme was chosen because the music is readable even at low brightness levels. Battery life is much longer at the low brightness level, and this works well indoors and in low light. Unfortunately, outside in the sun, the display washes out. Increasing the brightness will make it more readable and will decrease battery life. It is recommended that you normally keep this at half light.

There are a couple of ways to change the brightness:
1. HOME, SWIPE & CHANGE
1A. Go to your home page by pressing the home button (or the house icon on the bottom of the screen).
1B. Swipe the screen to the right. Keep going until you see the brightness icon (a little sun that is dark, half light, or full light). Press the sun icon until you are satisfied with the brightness.
1C. Press home button

2. APPS
2A. Find the apps icon (a rectangle of 2x3 dots), or pull down the menu from the top and select apps.
2B. Select the "Settings" icon.
2C. Select "Display".
2D. Select "Brightness".
2E. Set your desired brightness by swiping the control right (or left to dim), press "OK".
2F. Press home button.


Q. CAN I ADD SONGS?

A. The short answer is no.
A slightly longer answer is that the SongBuddy App lives in a browser environment.

To keep evil sites from infecting your device with viruses, browsers are prevented from accessing your storage to load evil programs to support their evil doings. The theory is that one of these evil programs could take over the browser and with access to storage could do evil things.

An even longer term answer is that we are considering a future version of SongBuddy that will let, even encourage, you to load your own songs into its system. Of course, you would be responsible for insuring that the file you load into the system is not an evildoer, and we would help by restricting the types of files that could be loaded.


Q. HOW DO I SEARCH FOR A SONG:
I know one word in the title, how do I find it?

First, try the Key Word Index, this will handle 90% of your searches. If you can't find it in the Key Word Index, go to the Master Index and use the browser's "Find" function.

A. FIREFOX: the Find function is a standard feature of the browser.
1. Select on the menu icon (three horizontal lines, usually in the upper left corner).
2. Select the Find icon (usually a magnifying glass).
3. Press the next (v) or previous (^) arrows to step through the matches.

A. MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER: The Find function is a standard feature of the browser.
1. Select the "cog" in the top right corner of the window.
2. Select the "File >" entry.
3. Select the "Find on this Page" entry.
4. Type your search in the Find: box.
5. Press the "Previous" or "Next" buttons to step through the matches.

A. MICROSOFT EDGE: The Find function is a standard feature of the browser.
1. Select the "More" (three dots) in the top right corner of the window.
2. Select the "Find on Page" entry.
3. Type your search in the Find on page box.
4. Press the next (v) or previous (^) arrows to step through the matches.


MULTIPLE TABS and OTHER SQUIRRELLY STUFF
Q. My browser keeps multiple tabs open and frequently opens in a song.

A. FIREFOX on Android: Set the browser so it won't restore tabs at startup.
1. Select options icon (three vertical dots, usually in the upper right corner).
2. Select Settings
3. Select Advanced
4. Tap "Restore Tabs" to toggle to "Don't restore after quitting"


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