Wow, I guarantee the air around me would have turned black that day...Originally Posted by lovemyram4x4
Although I haven't tried ever app but I've run a lot of mine & they worked in both webtop & phone modes. They seemed to run the same in both modes but just look better in webtop mode since it's set for the higher resolution instead of just stretched.Originally Posted by surge
What exactly is happening when you try to run your apps?
I understand the OP's frustration with the ICS webtop.
I purchased the Razr Maxx for the webtop/laptop functionality. I checked that it was compatible with a Droid Bionic lapdock prior to purchase; all I needed was adapter cables. I did look at the 100 dock, but did not care for the cheap feeling plastic case and the small screen. The Bionic lapdock is crisp, clean, thin brushed metal, with a larger screen. I bought a brand new Bionic Lapdock at the Verizon Store for my Maxx (just before the Bionic lapdock went on sale! LOL!)
What some of you may not understand is that we paid a lot of money for the hardware "toys". In my case, I purchased a dock, travel adapter, and lapdock less than two months ago! Now those hardware "toys" do not function in the same capacity that they did before the upgrade to ICS.
For instance, the lapdock is STILL being advertised (I just checked to be sure) on the official Motorola site as having a: "Full Firefox Browser: Browse like you mean it". With ICS there is no ability to use full firefox, you can't have multiple windows open. There are other features that are not the same either. File Manager comes to mind. Yes, you can still plug a USB drive in, but you better download a file manager that can handle it. Some file managers do not.
ICS forces the screen size into a letterbox layout. Most of my nice Bionic screen is now wasted space (the image on the 11.6 screen doesn't seem all that much bigger than my Maxx's screem), as well as my computer monitor screen - if you don't have a letterbox aspect screen you are going to have a lot of wasted space.
Also, I do a lot of typing using Docs to Go. I made sure this functionality was available before I purchased my lapdock and Maxx. It worked beautifully. With ICS the resolution is horrible (letters are pixelated and stretched out of proportion and there are no adjustments you can make) and I'd rather write something out longhand than use the lapdock that I so recently purchased.
The only problem I had with the lapdock on GB was an evbridge loop problem that Motorola recognized and put out a work around for. Motorola also promised that in the new ICS webtop this problem would be fixed. (They never said they'd fix the problem by throwing the software out)
I spent several hours on the phone with Motorola after I upgraded to ICS. There is no fix coming for webtop. I will repeat for anyone who thinks this will be resolved in the next bug fix - or the the OP was being to swift to complain. There will be no fix coming for webtop. Motorola told me they have scrapped the old webtop 2.0 and may do some tweaking with webtop 3.0, but it will never go back to what it was.
Therefore, I completely understand the OP's statement that some of the features are now crippled. Webtop 3.0 is not the advertised "improvement"; it is a different thing entirely - merely a mirror of your phone in tablet version.
Some, maybe even many, will like the new better than the old. But there are also several of us who bought the hardware for specific reasons and feel scammed by this new software. We wasted several hundreds of dollars on hardware that no longer functions as it was - and still is - advertised.
Just think how you'd feel if your home pc was running just fine on good old reliable XP, and without your say so, Microsoft forced VISTA down your throat and made your peripherals suddenly not work like were meant to?
Overly dramatic? No, not at all. Simply stating the facts.
I should have bought a bluetooth keyboard instead of wasting several hundred dollars on what I thought was a mini-laptop replacement.
(and yes, I am still running XP on one of my pc's at home. Does this fact make me a freak who can't adjust to the new software? Hardly! LOL! That old XP machine is still running like a charm as is my Win7 machine. I steered well clear of VISTA)
Newer isn't necessarily better.
Last edited by CrystaG; 07-26-2012 at 01:07 PM. Reason: re-worded a bit and fixed some typos
Thanks, CrystaG, for articulating what the issues are. Not being a lapdock user, I had no idea what was changed and I can understand the problem better now.
My home network runs Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Win 7 64bit. Vista isn't bad - but I like Win7 the best. I keep thinking back to the old days, sitting at a DOS prompt or playing with BASIC. Compared to that, anyone of those machines is simply amazing!
I'd guess the lawyers who handled the lawsuit got plenty of money. I still have my big 18 cent check stuck on the refrigerator. I just can't decide what to do with the unexpected wealth.
This is EXACTLY WHY I hate class action lawsuits. They benefit only a VERY FEW, usually only the lawyers and the initiating party or parties in the lawsuit. I think they should be revised to say that ALL proceeds are to be divided equally among ALL participants with NO special reparations for the initiating parties. Then there would be FAR LESS of these things going around, gumming up the legal system for the benefit of the few, and increasing costs for the many.
I can imagine the initiating party or parties thinking twice about such a method of leverage if they were only getting $0.18 for their time and trouble.
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