Stock Text Messaging Customization

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    Hi everyone, just joined and longtime Android user. Just a question if anyone knows but the stock text messaging interface is difficult to see as it is so dark. I was curious to see if anyone knew how to, or if there is a way, to change the skin or theme etc. I tried using GO SMS, Chomp, etc but they really slow down the phone from what I've experienced.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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    Handcent is my choice, infinite possibilities.

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    I tried handcent too but it really seemed to slow things down. Any recommendations on the settings used, theme?
     
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    I'd prefer the stock app, but with older eyes I've been using handcent for ever. If the stock app would let us change text size I would be all for it.

    If it's not HD it might as well be a newspaper.
     
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    Actually you can change text size but the text size will be changed for almost everything on the device (menus, facebook, email, etc).

    Settings>Display>Font Size then choose what size.
     
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    Bznick, thanks for over rating my eyes, had to check, couldn't remember how big I had that setting. HUGE it was. But handcent has the capabilities to make it even bigger.

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    At one time there used to be a way to change the back ground color from black to white, but for the life of me I can remember how to do it. Maybe it will ring a bell for someone else and they will remember how to do it.
     
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    Have you tried Verizon Messages app? It's almost as vanilla as the stock app but allows changing fonts , bubbles and backgrounds.
    Nowhere near the bloat if the others and it seems faster on my Rezound. I haven't tried the new sync between devices (sync to/from your tablet using your phone's number) feature yet.

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    Thanks mountain bikermark! I checked it and saw the 3.7 rating but then read all the reviews. I put it on my Razr Maxx HD and what I was looking for with no lag or bloat. Thanks for the recco.
     
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    Glad to help.
    If you've ever heard of Mighty Text or Tablet Talk, the sync function is very similar to those apps.

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