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    If I posted about this before, I do apologize.

    I'm REALLY starting to miss Gingerbread. When I first got ICS, I absolutely hated the smaller touch options. For instance, back on GingerBread, if press the button on the left (I think it's known as "Settings"), you would get some options, right? The buttons were big. On ICS, it seems like the option taps are meant for iPhone fingers.

    I was using Pandora the other day and I'd noticed an update, and when I pressed the "Settings" button, now it's the same thing, but options are small and my fat fingers keep missing.

    Now, I got the MAXX for its superior battery life and also I liked the size of the screen, even though I was hoping the DROID Galaxy Note would be ported over to Verizon, which still hasn't. It wa rumored to be ported under the name DROID Journal.

    That said, any MAXX users feel the same way about going from GingerBread to ICS? This is my ONLY complaint about ICS. Is there an ICS compatible theme available that will make me happy that any of you fellow MAXX users are familiar with? Will it have any affect on Pandora and other apps?
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    If i understand you correctly I think a fix for you would be to go to settings-display-font size and change it to large, I think that will fix your problem. It does make the menu items larger. Hope it helps.
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    It's already set to HUGE. I assume that's the largest setting.
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    I hate to be all nitpicky but...The galaxy note is a Samsung phone. Motorola has exclusively bought the rights to use the Droid name from George Lucus who owns the name. So there will be no Droid note or Droid Journal. I did hear the rumor about them making a LTE version of the galaxy note for Verizon with the possible name galaxy journal. I have yet to see any confirmation it though. So who knows...

    As far as ICS goes...at first I felt the same but I made the text bigger and it has been fine. I didn't like ICS at first but it grew on me. Though I have since stopped using Pandora though. They are a total rip off. Even with paying for the Pandora One or whatever it is called they still limit the number of songs you can skip. Total BS. They used to be good about giving you artist that were similar to the artist channel you made. Now they just dump a bunch of music on you and make you clean it up. They disguise it as you choosing the music you want but it isn't. Since when is Al Green anything like Third Eye Blind? I found a lot of people that I didn't know I liked before they changed. Which is a shame cuz I liked discovering the new non mainstream stuff I found. Ok...Ok...I will stop ranting. Sorry.
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    At first I didn't understand the significance of your reply based on my original question, but I get it. But, you know what I'm trying to say, that I'd like to see the (apparently it's actually called) "Samsung Galaxy Note LTE" ported to Verizon.

    That said, everything with the word DROID in it is made by Motorola, correct? If so, thanks for clarifying that.

    Now back to my original question (having a theme with large square buttons for settings to tap like Gingerbread affecting all apps), if anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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    Yes all phones with the Droid name will be Motorola phones.

    Ok just to clarify...Are you looking for a setting button for the phone or for each individual app?
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    Tap the left button, which I think is called settings. On Gingerbread, the options that were brought up were square and taller, more box-like. On ICS, the options links are basically the height of the font and are wide. That said, it's harder for me to press the correct option. I noticed that Pandora recently updated to this same sort of style and I hate it. I have set my display text to HUGE, which probably helped a very little bit. It's still an inconvenience. I basically want bigger options, across the board (to affect all apps, not just the operating system), if possible.
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    Not all "Droids" are made by Motorola.
    Samsung and HTC have also carried phones with the Droid name.
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    What about the Droid Incredible 1, 2, 4G, which are HTC phones.

    And the Droid Charge a Samsung phone?
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    Can we get back on topic, please?
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    Two posts addressing an inaccurate statement doesn't constitute getting far off topic. Don't worry, all is well. :)
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    Yeah the only reason I pointed it out was because that person was so adamant about correcting you and it was inaccurate.

    Not trying to derail the thread at all, my apologies.
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    Actually to clarify, Verizon licensed the use of Droids, not Motorola.
    However, i personally like the ics we have. Its so lightly skinned its like its stock ics, hardly a blur to be found. I also can assay that because I'm still using adw ex as my launcher, although the text in the add widget setting being blanked out is getting annoying.
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    Yep...I was mistaken. I read back when the OG Droid came out that Motorola had got it from Lucus which was wrong. Now you all leave me alone so I can eat my crow in peace. lol

    To the OP...I am not sure if it will do what you are looking for but I would suggest trying some of the different launchers. They really have tons of options and customizations.
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    Anyone familiar with any launchers?
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    Probably most long time users around here are familiar with and use launchers. :) They're a great way to address shortcomings of the manufacturer's skins and to customize your device.

    The top three launchers out there at the moment are Apex, Nova, and GoLauncher. Different users like each launcher for different reasons, so give them each a try and see what you think about them. Apex and Nova have free and paid versions, so if you really like the free versions, the paid version will give you even more features.
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    I used all of GO's products when I was on GB, but since the ICS upgrade I have stayed stock on everything. However GO gives you some very nice options and you can customize it to your liking.

    I had their Launcher, Lock Screen, SMS APP, Notification APP, and all of them were great. At the time though I don't think they updated them to benefit from ICS, I am sure they have by now though.
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    I used go on GB and also on ICS. Worked great with tons of customizations. Then tried Apex free. Loved it, customizations that I needed and simple enough to not be overwhelmed by it. I now use Nova paid. Very similar to apex... very little difference. The only reason I went with Nova paid is their app drawer folders are icons in the app drawer not separate tabs I have to look for. Nova also does a super job with their widget list... you can see the widget text and for apps that have multiple widgets those multiple individual widgets are in a second tier of the list only appearing if you tap on the app.

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