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Support @ Metago August 19, 2013 15 ASTRO NEWS & UPDATES / Announcements

Dear ASTRO Users,

As mentioned on our website in the Fall of 2012 (where you can download the old v3), we are not providing support for v3 issues.  We provided v3 "as is" due to many users desire to keep the old version, but it is out of date, there is no cloud integration, there is no indexed searching as well as many more functions that are missing.  There are only a couple pieces of functionality missing in v4 that were in v3.

Please update to the latest Play Store version to get a supported version. 

Support @ Metago August 29, 2012 USING ASTRO / Getting started with ASTRO


ASTRO has a completely redesigned home screen with Search and three tabs (highlighted in red here):

SEARCHES - Search by file type (and save your searches)
LOCATIONS - Go directly to locations including cloud services (and save favorite locations)
RECENT FILES - View recently used files


Almost anywhere in ASTRO you can now swipe left or right.

The left panel contains Locations, Searches and Recent Files.

The right panel contains Tools, Help, Settings and more.


Copy/Move a Single File or Folder. 
Long press file > Press Copy/Move button > Navigate to where you want to copy the file and press Paste.

Copy/Move Multiple Files or Folders.
Long press a file or folder or Press the Multi-Select button in the Action Bar at the top > Click each folder/file you want to copy/move (the selected items will turn orange > Navigate to where you want to copy/move and press Paste.


Delete Single File or Folder. 
Long press the file or folder > Choose delete
 > Confirm deletion.

Delete Multiple Files or Folders. 
Press Multi button > Choose files or folders to delete > Press delete
 > Confirm deletion.


You can get to settings from anywhere in ASTRO by swiping from the right of the screen to the left, bringing up the right side panel. 

Appearance (Global View Settings). 
Choose Appearance in the Settings menu.  There are many options, below are used the most. 

-  Save directory settings.  When this is checked, if you go into a directory and change the default view to a different view, it will be saved as a custom view setting. 
-  Clear Directory Options.  This function will clear all your custom directory settings you have created in individual folders such as folder/icon size, whether list or grid, etc.
-  Locations View Type.  Choose the way files and folders are shown throughout ASTRO (grid or list typically).
-  Select Size.  Choose the default icon size across ASTRO (Small/Medium/Large). 
-  Additional options.  There is a variety of other check boxes such as show thumbnails, show hidden files, etc.

Startup Options. 
Startup options allow you to choose what happens when you open ASTRO.  Either you can go to the default locations  screen with all your locations available, or you can choose a home directory that you want to go to every time ASTRO is opened. 

The cache menu allows you to clear different items that are cached.  For example, if you want to remove the list of "Recent" files, you can check Clear recent activities and press Clear at the bottom and your recent file list will be cleared (the files are still there, but they are no longer in the 'recents' list.  

Support @ Metago September 2, 2011 USING ASTRO / Getting started with ASTRO

Running applications can be stopped (killed).

Detailed information is shown for each item in different colors. PID is the system Process ID.CPU is the percentage of CPU being used. MEM is the amount of memory being used.

Long clicking on an application selects that app. Pressing the X on the Action Bar will kill the app.


Support @ Metago November 14, 2014 USING ASTRO / Getting started with ASTRO

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Support @ Metago November 12, 2014 USING ASTRO / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the past, Metago had a Blue Tooth app that enabled sharing between devices.  That app is no longer needed for most phones.  To transfer files over Blue Tooth requires a couple steps.


1.  Pair the devices, outside of ASTRO.

2. Using ASTRO, select the file(s) you want to send.

3. Select the Share option from the Action Bar (or the three dots in the upper right side of the screen)

4. Press the Blue Tooth Option and then the device to share with.

5. Files will be sent.


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