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    hello,

    been using droid for a few months now, for the most part i like it but there are a couple things tha really frustrate me and i can't quite figure them out.

    1. dock mode. this ridiculous mode would be great if a couple things happened. a. i could figure out how to edit which icons showed at the bottom. b. if I could disable it without removing it from the doc. but unless i am missing something, clicking the little x does not disable it. i can't figure that out.


    2. how to completely, forever get rid of that mode that it flips to after docked for a few minutes. it turns to a black screen with the weather and a couple items i have no interest in. it's not daydram, i can't even figure out what that thing is.

    I really want to customize this thing, but for all the great things droid does, it sure seems restricted in some of the most simple things that should be easy. am i wrong?

    first, i don't mind the dock mode but there's problem. it docks when i plug it into the dock i have, no sweat, but it also docks when i put it in the mount in the car. just because it's plugged into a charger doesn't mean it's docked. is there a way to make it so it only docks......when it's docked?

    second, how can i turn ALL of this stuff off? if i can't figure out how to make it work the way i want, i would just rather turn it off completely but i can't find anywhere that i can stop it from going into dock mode. is that even possible?

    sorry if i sound frustrated, these things are so basic and simple yet not easy to do, and i can't figure out why
     

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    oh one other thing that just started happeniong.



    this never happened before, but now, every time someone texts me, it puts a copy of it in my inbox and shows unread mail... seriously? is this on purpose? how can i disable that
     
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    man i have to apologize. i didn't mean to come off so crappy in that post. it's just frustration. I will say, beyond doubt, i LOVE the android compared to OSX, and i actually feel like i missed out using an iPhone for so long and not moving over earlier.

    I had a note II, but it was too big so i gave it to my g/f and bought an S4 instead. overall I'm very happy. just need to figure these little things out.
     
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    Which phone exactly are you using? And what Android version.
     
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    sorry, i repli8ed just before you about the phone, it's an S4. using 4.2.2
     
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    Anyone?


    what i'd really like to do is disable that black screensaver thing that shows the time and weather. and edit the icons/apps the dock screen shows.
     
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    Weird, my reply didn't post. You're using a newer version of TouchWiz so I can't be sure, but in my phone you can edit the dock in the clock app. Just scroll across the tabs at the top (alarms, timer, etc). The dock option is a bit hidden.
     

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