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Sense 5/6 discussion / setup (Blink feed, etc.)Support

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  1. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    Pretty much, yes.

    I do miss being able to change the number of icons in the dock and put more apps on a page but overall I really do like the clean Sense 5 look. Admittedly, it's the first time I have even played with an HTC phone, much less owned one but I really like the stock UI. I imagine I will put Nova or Apex on it at some point but for the moment Sense 5 is sitting pretty with me.

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Individual RSS feeds weren't offered at launch but are rumored to be coming, that's required to support us as I recall.
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  3. dale303

    dale303 Member

    Anyone else having problems getting the calendar to come up properly in Blinkfeed?

    I'll admit, It really don't want any social features on Blinkfeed and I'm looking forward to more productivity services for it.

    So at present, the only thing I want in there is the calendar but it simply won't appear on it's own. I have to add another feed to get it to pop up and even then it doesn't keep track of the day. It's currently just sitting there displaying Saturday's entries.
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  4. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I didn't realize that was an option. Unfortunately, though, I'm in the US and haven't gotten a chance to play just yet. If you find a solution, please post. I was spoiled by the Palm Pre's calendar, and keep looking for something kind of similar. Thanks!
  5. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Well-Known Member

    I know you can reassign your Home screen to a different panel, but does this mean that Blinkfeed will still be using up one of your seven panels, or can it be removed altogether? Or are you only left with six customizable panels? Or does Blinkfeed perhaps use an eighth panel, so you still have seven?
  6. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    No Blinkfeed cannot be removed. At least not without rooting and a custom ROM I imagine. Also I am pretty sure you can only have 5 panels (6 including Blinkfeed) but I could be wrong.
  7. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Read this blog thread. good info.

    taken from post #2 in this very thread...

  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Install custom launcher like Nova. Blinkfeed out of the way, no rooting.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Does that have anything to do with wifi/cellular updating in settings or has that been covered?
  10. motownman

    motownman Member

    I'm not sure what you mean. I have my Auto refresh set to "Using mobile data or Wi-Fi" but it does not Auto refresh.
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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ok, that's what I meant. I was going by my discussion with HTC, so I apologize for not describing it well.

    Do you have background data on under accounts in your settings? That should be the default.

    After that, I got nothing, so it would be a bug as you expected.
  12. DeniseJ

    DeniseJ Active Member

    I'm having the same problem. I've searched without any luck for a solution. Has anyone found a solution for this yet?

  13. tyneusch

    tyneusch Well-Known Member

    So the lovely people that designed HTC Sense giv us 4 options for "customize" out lock screen without downloading a locker. All 4, but one, keep the default 4 icons on the bottom of the screen for "quick launch" capability. There is a problem with this, they are not easily customizable. I dont want to launch my camera from the lock screen or my internet. In fact, I just want a lock screen with NO apps on it.

    Is this possible or do I just have to use the 5 choice of no lock screen at all? Anyone else notice this? Anyone else fixed it and I am just blind? I am a 4 year Android user here and I feel like somethings are just getting more difficult instead of less. Love this phone though!
  14. emellaich

    emellaich Member

    Is it possible to customize the HTC One app drawer (with the stock launcher and no root)?

    The new drawer is more like a home screen. It has the clock at the top, the launcher bar at the bottom. And the menu and button for the play-store are hidden. If I wanted something like this, I could just make up a home screen. Wish I could revert to a basic app drawer without all the extra's.
  15. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Well-Known Member

    Yes. Pull it down as if you are refreshing your email or blink feed. You will see alphabetical. Hit that than you will see the option for custom
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  16. andyacecandy

    andyacecandy Well-Known Member

    Any way to get toggles to turn on/off things like wifi, bluetooth, brightness, location, etc... to drop down from the notification menu?
    Right now, you have to drop down, then press the settings button in the top right to get to any toggles... kind of an annoying step.

    I had a jailbroken iPhone 5 and intelliscreenX was SO clutch in the notification menu, so I just got used to it.

    I know there's toggle widgets, but they're all so unflattering IMO. I hide them on the 2nd or 3rd page, which kinda defeats the purpose haha
  17. chris2jze

    chris2jze New Member

    Hi All,

    I have just recieved my new HTC one and in general im very pleased with the phone, I moved up from a desire HD.

    The one question I have is in regards to the HTC blinkfeed. I have set it all up as best I can but the problem I find is most content is either from or aimed at the US.

    I have selected UK and tried to filter the topics but an awful lot of the content it puts on my feed is from American News etc. Is there any other way to change this and maybe point it to the BBC site for its info. I know the phone is very new and so there is limited info on it but although many people I have read about do not like Blinkfeed I can actually see the benefit but obviously only if its relvant to where I live. I dont mind getting global news but it seems to be overun with Local American topics, and as much as I love reading how George bush likes his Pancakes etc id really love to know whats going on a bit closer to home!

    Any help on this would be great.

    Oh and great site !!


  18. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hi Chris, and welcome to AF :)

    I don't know about the BBC (don't have the phone myself so far), but I remember reading that the Guardian and Independent were amongst the sources available.

    Everyone hopes the list will be expanded :)
  19. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    yes blinkfeed works in landscape when media link is on (see photo) but i would like it to be that way even when NOT using the ML...

    Attached Files:

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  20. Jazzdude

    Jazzdude Active Member

    I don't know whether you guys have tried this: -

    If you want to read a Blinkfeed story in landscape 'mode', slide all the way down the story and click on 'View original story'. You can then read the article in landscape 'mode'.

    Apologies if this has already been posted on this thread or elsewhere.

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  21. dudemyster

    dudemyster Well-Known Member

    hi ive had my HTC ONE for couple weeks now. i always liked on my htc sensation the people widget as it came in a couple of styles ( i liked one coloum that scrolled) on the htc one it only has a full screen. is it possible to get the sensation stlye that scrolls onto my ONE.... ive tried a few widgets from the store but the htc one worked well...ant idea

    thx in adv
  22. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Just load the widget on whichever page you choose.

    Then, long-press on the widget & you'll see four blue lines appear, surrounding the widget.
    This means the widget is ready for re-sizing.

    Once you re-size the widget, you'll find the scrolling feature works.
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  23. mntbighker

    mntbighker Well-Known Member

    Did I miss something or is there no email widget on this phone? There only seems to be the standard one with gmail. Coming over from the Galaxy S3.
  24. Desert Cactus

    Desert Cactus Well-Known Member

    I guess technically no, but you can just add the HTC email app to any of your screen which you can sync a few emails to.
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  25. mntbighker

    mntbighker Well-Known Member

    You lost me. And the HTC Sense widget pinned to the left screen has no email, only calendar. I can't find any way to get Exchange mail appearing on a home screen.

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