Handcent as default, don't even want stock sms

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    Yes, I upgraded to 2.2. But I had Handcent installed when I was running 2.1. Whenever I get a text msg, it seems that I get a notification in the status bar from Handcent, but I get a pop-up from the stock sms program. I only want to use Handcent, but I can't get it to be the default it seems. In the stock sms program, I have turned off 'Delivery Reports' under SMS settings, turned off 'Delivery reports' and 'Auto-retrieve' under MMS settings, and turned off 'Notifications' under Text Messaging settings.

    Then in Handcent settings, I have 'Enable Popup' and 'Notifications' checked. Is there anything I am missing? I also went to the Home Screen, went to 'Settings' -> 'Applications' -> 'Manage Applications', then clicked on Handcent and it says that it is set to launch by default for certain actions. Please help. Thanks.
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    i notice this issue too. jeeze, they just keep coming
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    So is this an issue with 2.2? If it is, then at least my sanity is intact. I have been screwing with this since I upgraded this morning. If it is a 2.2 issue, at least the devs of Handcent can fix it with a new release. Any other suggestions?
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    seems to be. i didnt have this issue before.
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    Handcent needs to adjust!
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    I agree, and I'm sure they will, and a lot faster than Moto will! That is the beauty of the Android OS and open source.
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    I have handcent as the default. I had 2.1 upgraded to 2.2 today. No problems.

    I get a text, handcent pops up, also, notification on the bar, and if the screen turns off, the blue light comes on.
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    What does your Handcent popup look like? Can you describe it the best way you can?
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    Un-believable! That is what I was seeing, but I thought that was the stock sms program popping up. I thought that because when I tried typing in it, it wouldn't go landscape mode for me and it didn't show the full conversation either. Any idea why, when touching the white space to type, it 1) won't go landscape mode when turning the phone and 2) doesn't show the whole conversation (or at least the part the fits on the screen at once)? Thanks again for the reply.
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    What type of phone are you using? If you can root then you can download an app called titanium backup and use it to uninstall the stock messaging app.

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    Just got my DX 2 days ago and today upgraded to 2.2. So I am not rooted yet, have to build up the nerve to do it. I have been reading about 928Droid Themes and they seem really, really cool. I know I have to root first but I need to learn all about that first. I have done some reading on it and the process doesn't seem too crazy, though.
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    1) won't go landscape mode when turning the phone and
    =its not supposed to, pop ups, are just quick ways to respond to the text message. Open up the message in handcent if you want to able to type in landscape.

    2) doesn't show the whole conversation (or at least the part the fits on the screen at once)? Thanks again for the reply.
    =I dont know what youre asking, but if the single text message cant fit in one popup screen, itll show more than one screen. Like the image that I showed earlier.
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    I wish you luck. I can tell you now once you start Modding its addictive. You will have loads of fun with it. Also you should know that if you have an aptitude toward computers and if you are a fast learner then it is actually a lot easier once you start the process than it is to read about it. So again good luck and have fun with it.

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    Get launcher pro and enable auto rotate within that launcher program. That will squash the problem with the pop up not rotating


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    Handcent is compliant with 2.2

    Been working on D1 since we've gotten it.
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    I think the problem is me, I'm an idiot. Ignorant, but no excuse. I don't think I realized that the popup was from Handcent, and not the stock sms program. I guess the fix is to turn popup in Handcent off, then.
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    I guess I didn't read very carefully. I thought you knew that and were just trying to get it to auto rotate. I myself find hat pop up to be quite useful in being able to reply quickly.

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    yutzyscott....just saw you are from Akron! Hello from Canton! :)
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