How to assign value to text view directly in Android Kotlin

In Android Studio, when referencing layout (GUI) elements, the normal flow is to use code as below: var tv = findViewById(R.id.tv_name) tv = myString But, in Kotlin, Prior Android version 10, it was easy to assign values to layout elements without using find_view_by_id by simply using: tv_name.text = myString However, this has stopped working and … Continue reading How to assign value to text view directly in Android Kotlin

Installing Spotify on Linux Mint desktop

Spotify also has a desktop application that works on Linux Mint. To install it, open a terminal window and enter the following:$ curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add - <enter>$ echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list <enter> $ sudo apt-get update <enter>$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client <enter>

How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu

After the WhatsApp privacy changes, many folks have installed the Signal app on their Android devices. Signal also has a desktop client, where Signal can be installed and used on a computer. To install the Linux version, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: Set up the repository$ wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo … Continue reading How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu

Select and set up a Crucial M2.2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

Android Studio works quite slow with a normal SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD), on a computer. To overcome this, there are a few solutions, including waiting for the good folks at Google to release another efficient version, or if you are seriously into Android development, then you can augment the hardware of your computer by … Continue reading Select and set up a Crucial M2.2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Finally tried out Android Studio 4.0.1 on multiple Linux distributions. However, below is my experience on how it went. Mileage varies. Linux Mint 20 with Android Studio without a swap file of 8 GB would hang or freeze very frequently. Technically, not a freeze but it got too slow to be able to do anything … Continue reading Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

How to install kvm on Fedora Linux

To install KVM on Fedora, open a terminal window and enter:$ sudo dnf -y install bridge-utils libvirt virt-install qemu-kvm <enter> Next, install virtual machine management tools:$ sudo dnf -y install virt-top libguestfs-tools <enter> Start the daemon:$ sudo systemctl start libvirtd <enter>$ sudo systemctl enable libvirtd <enter> This is a required step to use Android Studio's … Continue reading How to install kvm on Fedora Linux

How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance

Android Studio upon being freshly installed displayed the below error message in the event window: Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance This error is due to the Vulkan APIs that are not needed if the computer has no graphics card. To overcome this error, open a terminal window and do the following: … Continue reading How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance

How to fix the ADB Binary found adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator error in Android Studio for Linux

The default Android SDK installed with Android Studio already has the adb application installed and it is the latest. The error ADB Binary found at /home/user/ adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator appears only if from Android Studio, menu option, Tools -> SDK Manager -> SDK Tools, the Android SDK … Continue reading How to fix the ADB Binary found adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator error in Android Studio for Linux

One more way to speed Android Studio in Linux

At times, Android Studio just slows down while indexing files on the Linux file system. To overcome this problem, some files like Thumbs.db or thumbs.db can be prevented from being taken up for indexing. To do so, start Android Studio and select the File->Settings -> File Types. Then at the end of the list of … Continue reading One more way to speed Android Studio in Linux

How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

If you install the AVD with Google Play Store, you cannot modify the GPU from Automatic or Hardware to any other value. It appears greyed in the AVD settings. Some of us do not have graphics cards on our systems and therefore, this setting has to be changed in order to enable Android Studio AVDs … Continue reading How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux