Text message alert?

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    Hey everybody, this is my first post so I'm not sure if this is the right spot to post this or not, but I hope so. Also if it's an obvious answer, I'm sorry. I just got my Droid Incredible today and have yet to begun my deep exploration of the phone.

    But right off the bat, I've noticed a huge difference in the text messaging between the Incredible and the other phones I've had. With other phones when you receive a new text, the whole screen turns into a notification, but on the Incredible, it only makes a noise and put the message icon at the top. Now, call me dumb or unaware, but I'm gonna keep forgetting to look for the icon just in case I don't hear/feel my phone. Is there a way to get a more apparant "new message" alert? Thanks!
     
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    Look for handcent for a complete sms replacement with popups, otherwise search the market for "sms popup" for standalone popups. Welcome to the Droid family.

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    Welcome to the Droid family. :)

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    Welcome to the family, I my self like many others am using handcent sms, you can pretty much do anything with it. Once you download it if u want u can download fonts it even has online backup...any questions please feel free to ask anyone...once again welcome to the forums.

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    Ahh thanks guys! First for the welcomes, and second for the handcent sms suggestion. Just downloaded and I'm liking it so far. Thanks again!
     
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    No problem. :)

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    I actually have some questions now concerning handcent lol. I definitely like it over the regular "messages" approach, but now whenever I get a message, both programs send me updates.

    Is there a way to get rid of the original messages thing or replace it completely with handcent? If not, can other handcent users possibly describe their texting set-up to me so maybe I can make my texting a little easier? lol Thanks everybody.
     
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    If you are getting duplicate notifications, you need to go back into the stock app, hit menu and settings and go to notifications to turn them off.

    Personally, I love the ability to customize the vibration pattern for people and change the background, no accidental texting things to the wife lol

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    Thanks alot! I did as you said and it works just the way I want it to.
     
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    What's wrong with the stock messages app that comes on the phone? I've had no problems with it.
     
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    Other than the complaints the OP had and the lack of customization, the stock app is fine.
     
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    Lmao seriously? People want to customize a MESSAGING app? Come on. It's for messaging. That's what customizing your phone is for? D= Lol.
     
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    Lol but the ability to customized your text message experience is part of the ability whole "customize your phone concept"

    Additionally, I use Handcent on my DroidX because of the timestamp issue (sms time stamp fix wasn't working for me.)

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    Ha nice. I guess I just don't see customizing a SMS app all that important. I love customizing my home screens though and making my phone unique from other ones. =3
     
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    lol... With the stock one you can't even view an media mess and its audio at the same time... So stock is a huge fail, considering its texting capabilities are less than an dumb phones.


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