Screen is cutting my thumb

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  1. Mamaperk
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    Ok this is probably going to sound nutty... lol
    When I pull the notification bar down on my dx ... I tend to go up to the top middle of the screen where it says "motorola" ... I noticed something similar to paper cuts on my right thumb ... I guess the glass screen is raised a tiny bit and its cutting my thumb.

    I love my dx I just think this is a funny design flaw or something. I'm trying to retrain myself to drag the notification bar from the corner.

    Has anyone else noticed this with the raised glass? I have a case on it but wonder if a different case would prevent this.

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    Why do you go to the top of the screen to swipe downward??? You aren't supposed to do that.

    You can swipe down ANYWHERE on the screen to bring down the notification bar. I usually swipe down in the middle of the phone.

    No design flaw; you are just doing it incorrectly.

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    My glass is flat my finger can catch on the plastic lip for the hole for the speaker. But I never go up that high so it is not a problem.
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    I know this probably isn't the answer you are looking for, but if you install ADW Launcher from the market, you don't have to reach all the way to the top of the screen to pull down the notification bar. You can pull straight down anywhere on the screen and it pulls down the notification blind. It's very handy.
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    I've never heard of this happening before and it definitely is strange. I tried to repeatedly swipe my thumb over where you said you drag the notification bar down from and see if I got any cuts but my thumb was fine. You said you have a case on there, are you sure that the case isn't cutting your thumb?
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    I know this probably isn't the answer you are looking for, but if you install ADW Launcher from the market, you don't have to reach all the way to the top of the screen to pull down the notification bar. You can pull straight down anywhere on the screen and it pulls down the notification blind. It's very handy.

    Edit: this only works from a home screen, not from apps obviously.
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    I have to go to the to otherwise I just scroll.
    Basically I have been going up to the notification bar and dragging down from the top/middle and I am hitting the speaker or mic area above the word motorola.

    Coming from the d1 there wasn't as much of an indent up there.

    No biggy, just something I noticed and wondered if others noticed too.

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    No its not the case, its the indent where the speaker is located. I think its just the way I did it with the d1 but am trying to retrain myself to drag down from top corner so I don't hit that spot.
    This happened over 10 days so its not something I really noticed until I started to pay better attention.

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    I have to touch the notification bar and swipe, if you can bring it down from the middle of the screen then how would you be able to scroll through sites or programs?
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    He must be using ADW Launcher. It allows you to do this, but only on home screens, not within apps.
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    I've never put my thumb up there until I read this thread. Just don't put your thumb there, no need to.
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    Thanks.
    As I said, I have been avoiding that area since I realized it was scraping my thumb but wondered if others had noticed a slightly sharp area there or is it just my dx.

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    I'm with you

    sort of

    I'm not sure what some people are talking about, but I have to go to the top of the screen with my thumb, too, to bring down the notification bar. I am using launcher pro plus, so maybe that is why everyone else can just swipe anywhere and it brings it down.

    However, my screen is perfectly smooth form motorola down, so I don't have the papercut issue you are referring to. I can see if the plastic above motorola might not be perfectly smooth and give you trouble (most likely just a bad piece from the mold.

    You could try and take it back to verizon and explain it to them, but they aren't that accommodating and they usually aren't that nice, so it will be a touch sell.
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    Yeah I am not using Launcher Pro and I can't just swipe down anywhere on my screen to get my notification bar. I have to go up to the top to bring it down or hitting the menu button and go to notifications. Either way I don't go up far enough to catch on anything.
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    This is more than likely what another poster mentioned, a flaw in the actual housing casting in the speaker area as the actual glass screen is recessed so as to be smooth across the board. If it is in fact the screen glass cutting you, I would for sure carry the phone to Verizon and have them inspect it.

    It is natural for a standard phone not running any additional Launcher Apps for people to go up the middle of the screen to activate the Notification Bar drop down since there are icons generally on both sides but not in the middle...
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    I think this is a very, very slight defect in cutting or assembly of your phone....and mine.

    I am using a Zagg screen protector which covers the whole glass all the way to the plastic unlike the Moto screen protectors. This adds a teeny bit of thickness to the glass. If you line it up correctly your finger will rub the soft plastic screen protector and not the sharp glass when you pull the notification bar.

    I also have a Droid X skin from Skinit.com. It's pretty much a series of stickers that cover the plastic areas of the phone. The front sticker overlaps the Zagg screen protector a little bit and covers the gap between the glass and plastic. It basically covers all the glass that doesn't have LCD behind it.

    I didn't get cuts, but I started to notice the skin on my right thumb peeling. The Zagg screen protector and/or a skinit.com skin will save your thumb.

    NOTE: If you decide to use both, you will want to give the Zagg screen protector a couple of days to seal and tighten before applying the skin. I hated putting liquid on my phone, but read the instructions, take your time, and do it right. Don't worry if you get fingerprints on the edges of the screen protector; the skin overlaps about 1/4th of an inch of the screen protector on the top and sides and about 1/2 inch on the bottom. If you line up the top edge of the screen protector and hold the bottom while applying, fingerprints at the bottom will be covered up by the skin. You can prevent fingerprints by applying some liquid to your fingertips before application. If you need to move or reseat the skin, be careful not to peel off your screen protector. If the screen protector peels a little, just take your time and put it back (without liquid). Squeeze out large air bubbles. Smaller micro bubbles will go away in a day or two. If you have to, you can completely reapply the screen protector provided you saved some of the liquid.
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    I just tried this, it's not true. You have to touch the status bar and pull it down. You can't just swipe anywhere.
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    Joha you described it very well... My thumb was peeling from tiny little cuts barely visable until they started piling up after several days. That is when I realized what was causing it and changed the way I drag the notification bar.

    I have a steinhill crystal screen protector but did use a zagg on my d1 for a bit.

    Thanks for your post. You made me feel less nutty. lol



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    If you have a defect of any kind in your phone within 30 days why not get it replaced for new,,,and insist on new it is not your fault the phone is defective. If after 30 days you still can get a replacement...it is obviously a manufacturer defect. Why do people try to work with a defective device when you can use that until a new one arrives...yes a slight incinvenience but the phone is a 600 dollar piece of equipment that is cutting you! Just my opinion
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