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  1. CriticalCritic

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    No problem.
    Right, stock phone= good to go. You don't need root for this stuff.
    As far as the internet lag goes, is that including when you are in 3G coverage (you have the 'EV' next to the signal bars)? Or just when you have basic data coverage (1x)? If you just have 1x, then that is to be expected...
    Or are you talking about when you have a wifi connection? If you are comparing your phone wifi vs your computer's wifi, the phone is not going to match the loading speed of your computer. You could try running as many of your typical websites in their optional mobile version (like this forum), if they have one. I would suggest saving the mobile versions into your bookmarks for easy future access. You could also try Opera browser because it really does load faster, but it's mean :mad:.

    If you choose to run the setup in open homes' persistent mode, then it may impact your browser. You just need to try out the persistent mode for yourself to see what you prefer.

    Also, don't forgot that you don't necessarily have to use open home! I completely forgot to mention this... you should check out the other thread on this forum about the comparisons of the different alternate home apps. The X5 launcher should work with many of them, not just open home. Others may meet your preferences even better than open home. I just use open home because I jumped the gun and bought the full version right after I bought the phone. And I don't care to try the others because I have already put the money into this one:rolleyes:
     

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    Thanks, Yes Im talking about EV... As for wifi it rocks!!! I know I can't compare with computer, but it does upload pretty quick.. But for some reason when i'm out at friends house...on EV it just freezes and can't get anything to come up on web? I use dolphin browser at the moment..As for open home any other issues? Thanks!!!
     
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    hi critic, Well I've installed openhome, where do I set up? I can't find settings for that app? also i downloaded a skin and can't get that to come up. As for the clock can't see to find the one you have an don't no how to set up my home for weather? sorry if i'm a pain...thanks!
     
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    It's been a while since I messed with the home stuff... I think you just launch open home if I recall correctly... Then try hitting the 'home' key on your phone. it should pop up a menu to choose between openhome or the regular home. Check the box at the bottom, then click openhome.

    It will look pretty much like the basic setup, except there may be two small symbols on wither side of the screen (a star and a magnifying glass if I recall correctly).

    At that point, hit the menu button on your phone. Then hit 'More' and then choose the options you want to mess with... Go to "skins" to apply the skin you downloaded. And go to "Open Home Settings" to do... well... the obvious (settings for open home). Mess around with it and get used to it.

    The clock is 'beautiful widgets' in the market. Last time I heard, they had a new skin that resembles the clock I am using. However, the clock that I am specifically using is in a version from a couple months ago. I thought I heard that they still had a flipclock skin for their weather widget, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Thanks, found it! I guess if I knew what every settings meant lol? The thing i'm having a problem with is that sometimes it goes back to stock screen? I did checked the box then hit openhome...but sometimes it does go back to stock.

    I guess is trial and error? I'm loving the home screens but now i feel i have to much room? lol I will try to find that clock but had no sucess? do you recommend I un-check screebl, openhome or anyother from ATK Advance Task Killer?
    Listen thanks for your help...Samsung Moment for "Dummies"...lol
    Thanks,
     
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    Well, if you feel that you have too many home screens, you can go into openhome options and decrease the number of screens. I think you can choose 3,5, or 7.

    I'm not sure why it's going back to the stock screen? There may be two reasons. 1- Are you using the free version? And if so, what does the free version explicitly restrict? Is it just a limited trial period or do you also lose options? or 2- Your task killer is killing your open home program, and forcing you back to the stock screen.

    I suggest that you get rid of the task killer. I used to use Advanced Task Manager (an app killer program), and it noticeably bogged down my phone. I believe you will find that you phone actually runs more smoothly without it.

    Did you get beautiful widgets and you can't find that clock? Or can you just not find beautiful widgets in the market?

    If you are going to keep ATK, then you need to place all of the programs I suggested on the ignore list. But again, I suggest at least trying to go without ATK for a couple days and see what you think. You can always reinstall it later.
     
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    Hey Critical You have been so help, You are making me look good! lol
    Thanks!
    yeah I think I got it figured out...and I have ATK and seem to be working fine! What i did take out from ATK was screebl, cause it disabled it. I'm using 5 screen and customizing to taste. I did purchase it, now I've got a wife who wants it on hers? do you feel I should uncheck "openhome" from ATK?
    Can you explain what "persist mode" mean? don't qiute get it..sorry?

    Oh, yeah thanks again for beautiful gadgets" found it and downloaded it...And Love it! I actually like the new version of it! The more I play with this moment...man how can i've been without a smartphone "device".
    I'm so glad i chose the moment for my wife and I...No offense to the Hero, but it just didn't atract me...I really don't like the roller ball mouse key.

    Thats why make different phones for different folks!

    We need more people like yourself in this world! I'm the same way but in things i'm good at...obviously this phone thing, android, smartphone is new to me...I came from a slide Samsung 520 basic phone...
    lol
     
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    Oh, how do you get those little dots .... ... for the windows out? I did name the windows but can't seem to know the tab for those dots? Thanks again!
     
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    You're very welcome.
    Yeah, you need to make sure that ATk leaves open home alone. That's the reason that you keep getting sent back to the stock home screen. ATK is automatically killing open home.

    Is it called beautiful gadgets now? Cool. glad you found it.
    I had the same thoughts about the trackball. I have always heard that they start sticking after a couple months. It seems that the [apparent] originator of the trackball (blackberry) is even abandoning the trackball in their newer models in exchange for the optical pad.

    Yeah, though Android is so customizable (compared to other OSs) that I believe it may suit many more people than most other phones can. I expect to see this android explosion continue, and eventually shadow the iphone in about 3-5 years (the only reason it's not going to be sooner is because extended phone contracts will be inhibiting the reflection of changes in consumer preferences and consumption).

    No kidding? Me too! I had that phone for two years before I picked up the Moment. I loved that phone because it was so solid for a slider! It's the reason why I felt so comfortable choosing another Samsung slider phone:)

    I WISH I KNEW! They included those dots in the most recent update (that's why they don't appear in my screen shots), but they didn't include a way to get rid of them! I hate them and want them gone too:eek: I guess we have to wait for an update.:rolleyes:

    glad I can be of help:)
     
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    Glad is just not me with the dots? That makes me feel i'm not that incompatent? lol

    Yeah, my wife and I both had those phones just before we just got these.
    actually I got the moment for myself and the blackberry curve for the wife. But once she played with mine that lasted a week until i returned it and got her a moment...she loves it...
    I can't tell you how much we love these phones! is like everyday we learn something great with this device!
    thanks!;)
     
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    zefies stuff for sure
     
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    Crap:(
    thanks
     
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    Here we go. This one works pretty nicely!

    few more edits to my samsung logo/wallpaper/bootscreen


    [​IMG](Screen shot of it on my Moment)

    [​IMG](Actual Image)
     
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    Not my cup of tea, but nice work regardless. So if I understand it correctly, that's the zefie kernel + a custom launcher?
     
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    Correcto!

    Zefie CL14 system/modem as well as the kernel
     
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    Here are my screen shots running Gator Boots 3.3 which includes a modified launcher plus a font someone posted somewhere along the way. I'm running 5 screens with the center being my home.

    Home Screen
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    Left of Home
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    Far Left of Home
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    Right of Home
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    Far Right of Home
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    Notification Pulled Down
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    Lock Screen
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    Very nice! Except for the Minnesota Wild part :D j/k I definitely like this kind of background on the Moment because of its vivid AMOLED screen.
     
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    I like that ! where can I get the software for it? Is it panda home? I would love to put my calendar on the desktop so I can keep track of my schedule... thanks!
     
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    I like this one too...
     
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    In the pics, it shows me not having a notification bar, lol. Dont know why the pics turned out like that, but i do have one, lol


    Top
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    Right
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    Left 2 with different icons
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    Current Left screen
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    Bottom
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    What calendar is that on the screen of you all moment.
     
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    If you are talking about the weather/date/time widget, it is Beautiful Widgets. Both the small widget and the large widget is included. I downloaded a skin to change the font.
     
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    I'll play. Open Home, old Beautiful Widgets, MBlend Red Icons, 5 screens (can go to 7) . Pretty basic. Other screens are contacts and piture widgets. :D

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    Using Open Home set at 5 screens. 1st screen MixZing Music Widget/2nd screen Pure Calendar Widget/3rd screen Beautiful Widets, TasKiller, Phone & Messaging apps plus browser/4th screen Contact Shortcuts & photo gallery/5th screen Facebook Widget, Market & frequently used apps.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I am sorry to post here but I have a question I have not been able to find an answer for... I installed a weather widget and ittells me there is not enough room to put it on my desktop...how do I enlarge the desktop so I can use my new widget? do I have to download one of those "change the screen" applications?
     

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