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  1. mjs2011

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    Hello, I just activated my Optimus today and I must say that the stock text messaging interface is not very user friendly. I can't even look up my contacts and send a text message that way. Am I doing something wrong? Should I look for a different app?
     

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    I just use the stock SMS app, when you hit new message and the To field shows up if you start typing a name a list of your contacts that match should show up just below. I hear good things about Handcent but I have never tried it as I am fine with the stock app.
     
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    update:

    i just downloaded GO SMS Pro and it's fantastic. i think i answered my own question, but if anyone else wants to chime in, feel free. :)
     
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    Handcent user here. Has nice themes and, to my pleasant surprise, installed a better keyboard. On the downside, is a bit buggy with MMS.
     
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    Question: how do I stop double notifications when using handcent? I am trying it out, and idk how to stop messages from going to my stock browser too
     
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    Go into the setting for Messenger and turn off notifications there. It took me a while to figure that out too.
     
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    That's what I use and love it. Tried others but Go SMS Pro works best for me.
     
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    Handcent hands-down. I really like that I can set different colored icons in the notification bar for different contacts. Plus you can set it up to display your conversations "iPhone-style."
     
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    I'm using one of the "android" themes in handcent and in my opinion its pretty awesome
     
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    You know, I've been using Handcent since the day I got my phone and didn't notice you could do this. :eek: I'm such a dork!
     
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    It took me a couple months to notice it too. I love that I can glance at the status bar and say, "oh, it's green, it's Mary; oh, it's pink, it's Jane."
     
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    how do you do that?! i been using it for a few months and had no idea! please enlighten me :)
     
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    When viewing a conversation with a specific contact, click on the little "gear" icon in the upper-right corner, which sets the Personalization options. Then click Notification Settings, then Notification Icon.

    Note that you can also edit the Bubble Settings (message colors) for each contact. I like that because it makes me less likely to forget who I'm talking to and accidentally embarrass myself. :)
     
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    A little off topic, but can someone recommend decent themes? I'm using one of the themes under "android" right now
     
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    ahh i hate doing that, and thank you so much :) im gonna go do this now =)
     
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    Oh good; I don't feel so alone in my dorkitude now. :)
     
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