How do i turn this off?

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  1. cssjamesr

    cssjamesr New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new at this i just got my droid last week, and so far i love it. It is a great phone(if you want to call it that, i think it is way more than that). Anyways i need to turn off the liltle bar at the top that show the text messaging i want to tell me when i got one but no to show all the message, or at least no when the phone is lock or something. I almost got in trouble yesterday with the wife if you know what i mean....:icon_ devil:
     
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    Are you talking about the notification icon that shows in the top bar when you get a text? or that the text is previewed in the notification bar when it first comes in?
     
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    cssjamesr New Member

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    yeah that one
     
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    cssjamesr New Member

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    the text in the notification bar
     
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    Go to messaging / settings then unchecked the notification
     
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    cssjamesr New Member

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    Duh thanks buddy i need to spend some quality time with phone:icon_ banana:
     
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    I have the same problem for the same reason. I think what he meant was he wants the notification to come in that we have a text but we dont want it to freaking show what it says. I thought i saw somewhere that you could turn off the preview for text messages not to be shown in the status bar
     
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    Same Problem

    i have the same problem as well...i want to be notified (a sound and / or the green light on top) but i dont want to FULL message to be shown along with the entire phone number on the status bar on top...is there a way to fix this? HELP! :) thanks!
     
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    motorola.com

    i went on motorola.com's live chat...here's what they said :-(....there's gotta be a way you guys!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is making me want to take back my droid!!!!

    [​IMG] Leandro P.: Hi, my name is Leandro P.. How may I help you?
    [​IMG] Me.: i have question about sms / text messages and how i'm notified...i don't want the whole text message / phone number to show up on the status bar, however, i do want to get notified that i have a new text message (a sound and or the light)...is there a way to just shut off the status bar, while keeping on one or both of the other notifications?
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: Let me help you with this.
    [​IMG] Me.: thanks
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: You are welcome
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: You can set it so there is no sound, but you will get a notification on the screen that you received a text message.
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: There is no way to shut off the status bar.
    [​IMG] Me.: that's what i was afraid of...thanks for your help!
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: No problem
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: do you have any other question/
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: ?
    [​IMG] Me.: no, that's it for today! Thanks a lot for your help Leandro! :)
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: I hope you found our chat to be Excellent. I would request that after you click 'Hang Up', please remember to click on the 'Close' button within the chat window and take a moment to fill out a short survey to tell us how we did. It should only take about 1 minute to complete. Your responses will help us get better at serving your needs.
    [​IMG] Leandro P.: If you need any more information get in touch. Thanks from Motorola, bye!
    [​IMG] Me.: bye, thanks!
     
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    Maybe post this request in the Hacks section....Maybe one of the uber geeks can create a ROM that has this done to it....
     
  11. Lance1980

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    I need help also. I bought a droid off ebay and when I get a text a text window pops up in the center of the screen and stops me from what i am doing. How do I turn this off? Thanks!
     
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    The only way you will stop the message from appearing is to switch from the default messaging app to a different one from the market like Handcent SMS. Handcent actually gives you the option to NOT display the message in the notification bar. Otherwise go message Google to add that feature, the more people do it the more likely they will listen.

    Also to Lance1980, your issue is related to a txt messaging app like Handcent. Simply go to your inbox where you can see all the messages and press the menu button, push options/settings, then find the setting and disable the pop up option. Another option is to go into the market downloads tab and uninstall that 3rd party messaging app and use the default one again. You will not lose any messages throughout this process.
     
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