Where is silent mode?

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  1. slinky

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    So how does the phone know if holding the rocker down means I want silent mode or vibrate mode?

    No - I work for a living. My time in the big city is precious and very expensive. I had a system where it took me 2 seconds to get something done which I do multiple times a day. I don't care to start swiping through 7 screens of crap to remember which screen I put what widget on for a function that people are expected to use all the time.

    And please explain to me why it had to be removed? Were the two extra options causing some type of problem? I'm not angry, just unbelieveably disappointed with what an unpolished phone the Thunderbolt is turning out to be. There were weeks of delays and these items could have easily been discovered with a modicum of quality assurance review. Did NOBODY realize that the internal hard drive of every Thunderbolt wasn't mounting in Windows? It's all endemic of a lackluster technology dump. Perhaps HTC has another phone to sell shortly and rushed this one out.
     
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    Hahahaha. You can't take two seconds to do something that barely takes brain cells? You're being so ridiculous. No point in even attempting to respond to that post.

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    Respectfully, I have no idea where you work. If you work in a store making coffee, that's fine but you don't have to manage too much information. My day is filled with literally dozens of things going on and you try to make every minute of time efficient and keep track of all that's going on around you. No - I don't have the time to fiddle with more widgets than I need, especially when the prior system was efficient, logical and easy to access.
     
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    If it bugs you that much return it.

    I can't believe this much complaining about the volume control.

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    Yup, this thread is ridiculous. Here are the step by step instructions since you seem to like numbered lists...

    1: press the power button to turn the screen on

    2: swipe down to unlock

    3: press and hold down on the volume rocker, this will put you in vibrate mode.

    4: if you don't want vibrate mode and instead prefer completely silent press up once on the volume rocker.

    This is the EXACT same amount of key presses it took on your incredible (power>swipe>power>press vs power>swipe>volume>volume) to engage silent mode and one less key press than it took on your incredible to engage vibrate...

    Change isn't always a bad thing, and in this case, is sometimes far more intuitive.

    Imagine that, the VOLUME is changed by the VOLUME ROCKER...

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    You do know that widgets don't inherently use more battery, right?

    The issue with using a lot of widgets is the ones that most people use use data. Friend stream, weather, news, etc all sync themselves constantly.

    A simple widget that toggles a feature uses as much as an app shortcut.

    Also, when you're given several solutions to a problem and dismiss them all, it seems more and more like you are trolling and not actually looking for an answer. My suggestion is, if you hate the phone so much, go back to your old one. No one is keeping you from it.

    You're well within the return period, as is everyone else. I personally love the phone and have not had any issues whatsoever. As has been said, maybe this just isn't the phone for you.
     
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    Wow... that's incredibly intuitive. I hope nobody at HTC got a seizure in creating this "enhancement."

    What amuses me more than anything else is the old "it just may not be for you" line. Perhaps this thread just may not be for you, lol.
     
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    Wow...

    If you're that worried about keeping up with your day and work, I suggest you get a Blackberry and stop whining.

    The thread may not be for him? Haha. You're the only one that's having a problem here.

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    I'll do that when you personally reimburse me for the Android apps I bought and set up my Blackberry so that I don't have to migrate everything from the Incredible and now the Thunderbolt. ;)

    Bottom line is that this decision was pointless by HTC. There was no purpose in changing what was offered on the Incredible. Most of all, if we've invested time to learn the HTC Sense system we shouldn't have to invest time to figure this all out again.
     
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    If I had a card, I would gladly give you back the money you spent on paid apps if it meant you'd stop complaining. You posted a thread, got responses you clearly aren't happy with and seem to be the only one with an issue. You wanted the Thunderbolt, you got the Thunderbolt. It's NOT the Incredible so stop bringing it up and trying to compare the two. It's idiotic. They're different phones so the way they function is going to be different just like anything else. If the Incredible is so much better, return the Bolt and wait for the second one.

    And honestly, it's not like it's really all that hard to learn how a new phone works. it doesn't take long at all, especially when you're already familiar with a smartphone. For someone who depends so much a device supposedly, I'm sure you could figure it out in no time.
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    I'm done with this. In the last couple of days all I've seen you do is complain. Everything from battery life (admittedly this is a real problem for some users) to the placement of menu systems. If you don't like the tbolt then return it and get something else. The bionic is coming soon, but I promise you this, you'll have to learn a new menu system...

    For someone who claims to be SO busy you sure do spend a lot of time complaining...

    Take all the time you would spend complaining about your new phone and spend it on learning how to use your new phone and you'll be fine...

    Sent from my ADR6400L
     
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    I get a kick out of you guys. It just *kills* you that someone isn't happy with a bad design decision so much so that you can't stay away from the thread. :) What's funny, as I mentioned, is how you guys cannot even admit that there is a bad design decision, as that might tarnish the holy phone. Must tell user he should sell it and get an iPhone, lol.

    Quite frankly, mkjellgren, you didn't have to waste 2 hours in the Verizon store as they fiddled around with everything and were unable to get the phone to work.
     
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