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Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by BeachGirlNJ, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. BeachGirlNJ
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    After my first day with my new Droid, I admit I'm a bit on the fence with it. Probably just getting-used-to-it frustration. There are a few things that I'm finding really annoying, I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are apps I can download or otherwise change these issues:

    1) having to drag that green arrow to answer a call. What is the point of that? I have to hold the unit with one hand and do the slide with the other. Quite inconvenient and awkward. Can I somehow change to just a button-press?

    2) the calendar doesn't show my appointments, just a blue bar indicator. I have to then press the blue bar to see the actual appointment info. Unnecessary extra steps. Is there a better calendar app maybe?

    3) widgets. Can I remove some of the built-in widgets that I don't use? I don't necessarily care about uninstalling them, just want to un-clutter and keep only what I'll use.

    4) battery life. I hope it's just because I've been using it alot today, that's why I had to re-charge it already!

    Any advice of these issues would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cindi
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    Welcome welcome.

    Lets see...

    1) Not sure

    2) Maybe try another calendar app? or add the calendar widget to one of your home screens?

    3) Press and hold the widget, the app drawer will change to a garbage can, then drag the icon to the trash. Adding widgets is the same process, long press on the screen.

    4) Lots of people have seen their battery life improve over use. Charge and discharge it a few times. I can regularly get 16-20 hours with normal use.
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    1. I agree. I am waiting for someone to bring out an app to use the volume rocker as an answer/divert button. The reason you have to slide is to prevent accidentally answering in your pocket.

    2. Use the agenda in the settings menu

    3. You can put them in the app drawer but not remove them but they do not take up internal storage space as they are in the system folder.

    4 Yes it does improve if you can resist playing with it all the time.... I can't
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    Hope this helps and that you enjoy your Droid.

    Mike
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    For the calendar, press the menu button and change to weekly view and you will see your appointments more clearly!