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  1. ClubSteeler

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    Is there any way to view my SMS Pop Up notifications without unlocking the phone?

    Ever since upgrading to froyo, I am forced to used a screen lock with a 5-digital pass word due to my work exchange email. I can not disable this. I can not use a pattern.

    I'd love to be able to read a text message without unlocking the phone. I am currently using SMS Popup with the default Texting App. I am happy with it. However, the lock/unlock feature is really annoying when in a text conversation, or worse yet... while driving. I don't text while driving, but would like to be able to glance at the screen for a second. Now I would have to pick up the phone, slide the slider, enter my password and click OK, just to read the text notification...
     

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    I use "Handcent" sms messaging app. It has a feature were, it has a full funtion pop up widow were you can review and reply to messages, over the lock screen, without having to unlock the phone.
     
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    Nice. Now I finally have a reason to try this. Any Go SMS Pro users? Does it have this feature also?
     
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    Yes it does. I currently use it.
     
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    I use GoSMS Pro, I was a longtime handcent user and just tried GoSMS last week, I love it and highly recommend it
     
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    Got a issue with Go SMS not playing well with widgetlocker. When i get a pop up notification and the screen times out, the LED will not blink even though it set to do so. If i turn off widgetlocker it works fine. What i notice is when turning the phone back on, the unread icon in the notification bar is not there. Go SMS acts like i read the message but i didn't. Any fix?
     
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    I tried the GO SMS for a bit and didn't like it; couldn't get rid of all the double notifications. SMS Pop Up has been great. It unlocks the sleeping phone and this was the feature I really wanted. Replies are then easy.

    I have read on other posts that certain phones built in features really don't let you bypass the lock screen feature; you still have to use it even with a patten unlock (Motorola Milestone)
     
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    SMS Pop up is fine. I tried Handcent and liked it, but it was slow on my phone. I got Go SMS Pro, and it is also very nice, and much faster. So far, I am keeping it. It just looks prettier. Seriously though, SMS Pop up was fine. I don't care about themes or tons of smileys.

    Noe of the three, however, can put the msg notification pop up over my lock screen. I've tried...
     
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    You are getting double notification with Go SMS?

    Be sure to unistall all other notification apps, Sms pop up, Handcent, etc...

    Then go into your stock messenging app, click menu -> Settings, and uncheck notifications.
     
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    Count yourself lucky it's only 5 characters.....my company's policy is 8! A real pain until I realised instead of using usual type of passwords such as "Password1", I could instead use something like "zzz11zzz". Makes it MUCH easier to type, esp with one hand.
     

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