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Support Noob question on "Back" button functionality

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kiri, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Kiri

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    This is my first android device and i'm loving it... but one thing that irks me is the use, or lack thereof, of the back button.

    As I am navigating menus and options in the Settings, I cannot simply go back one menu using the back key. For example, if I go to Settings->Battery Manager->Battery Profile Options and want to go back to the Settings screen, I cannot.

    Pushing the back button does nothing and I can only go back to the Settings menu by going Home, then re-entering.

    Another quirk regarding the back button is when reading emails. Using a regular email account such as Hotmail, I cannot simply read an email and go back to the inbox using the button.

    It makes navigating the phone very tedious :(

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     

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  2. Kiri

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    Sorry to bump so early but I just want to know if my button is malfunctioning or not. Thanks!
     
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    My back button works fine. You are talking about the hard button between Home and Search?
     
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    Yeah, like he said, you should be able to just use the hard back button.
     
  5. Kiri

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    Yeah i'm talking about the back hard button. Aw man. I guess I will have to go to the verizon store tomorrow to see if they can fix it. I did think it was weird that I couldn't use the back button in the setting menus!

    Thanks guys
     
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    My back button occasionally acts like I pressed the search button and I'm pretty confident I've not. It brings up a search window when it happens.

    Anyone else have this problem where the back button key occasionally brings up search instead?
     

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