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    Having the power button opposite side of the volume up/down button.

    Everytime I go to put the phone to sleep I end up putting the ringer volume down. because you press on one and you end up pressing the other one too. I like having the power button on the top like I was used to on the Xperia X10.
     

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    yeah..you get used to it tho. All Sammy phones are this way. Just like the menu and home buttons being reversed.
     
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    Funny. I commented on the lame design of that layout on my Facebook page the day I bought the phone. There's a reason the two buttons are usually located on opposite axes. Tossing it in an OtterBox Commuter case solved the problem for me. It made it much more difficult to accidentally press the volume rocker while powering on/off.
     
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    I get annoyed by the bottom charger
     
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    I actually like the bottom charger. Its much better then the top charger location of the xperia x10 I had previous.

    also I realized this is something annoying too.... the default volume of the beep tone when pressing numbers on the phone pad (when in speaker mode). Its VERY loud and abrasive. Almost sounds like its going to blow the speaker. Any way to nuetralize this? Sure you could quickly press the media volume down button but then your phone call I believe is lowered. is there a separate volume for the in call keypad?
     
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    Its on or off

    Menu.settings.call. uncheck audible touch tones
     
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    actually you know what. that didnt work. I have it unchecked but when on speaker phone it still beeps loudly when I press on the number pad.
     
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    Not normal at. Just tested on mine and when that is unchecked there are no tones at all. What are you accessing when it does this. It may be from the other end (automated system)
     
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    I had an experia x10 before also. i prefer the top charger because the phone can sit my cupholder while being connected to both aux & charger. Now to be connected to both I've gotta lay the phone on the console, and hope it doesn't go flying when I have to short stop.
     
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    settings - sound - uncheck Audible touch tones

    maybe uncheck 'audible selection'?
     
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    Yeah that is strange. Mine are disable when unchecking that box


    You are using the stock dialer correct?
     
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    yes i am

    is there another better one to use?
     
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    Dialer one is cool .....so is go contacts
     
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    Yes. Phone is awkward in my cupholder. I wish otterbox made some sort of car mount for my defender to clip in
     
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    spikeithard,

    Funny, I COMPLETELY agree with you. What were they thinking? It is extremely annoying and I keep lowering the volume accidentally. I like it all the way up and all times.

    Why not put the power button on the top right??

    Anyways,
    I was browesing here for a few issues I will post and this was actually one of them. With that said, does anyone know how to disable the volume keys completely? I don't use them at all actually, not even when using my camera app.

    If someone knows, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    --mike
     
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    I would suggest checking out some of the cases on Amazon. I have one from CaseMate and I have no problems with accidentally hitting the power or volume buttons.
     
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    Nope...don't want nor need a case. I have a screen protector on and don't want to deviate from its excellent design. Love just how slim it is.

    Thanks, but I need to find a solution for this..

    --mike
     
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    I got a case for 4 bucks no shippping from asia for mine..very slim. its the cheap flimsy rubber slip on case. all the holes line up perfectly. found it on amazon or ebay or something. 4 bucks!!!

    anyways speaking of design flaws, what the beep is up with the media scanner?! everytime I am in file manager and I go to delete a picture or video I can view another picture or video until the damn scanner is finished running which is about 10 seconds. Quite annoying. How come my last 2 android phones didnt have a media scanner?
     
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    spikeithard,

    I was thinking the same thing...what' up with this? Never seen this before with any other phone I've used. Everytime I boot up, it starts scanning everything and when I use Root tools to delete or move things around, it starts updating changes.

    --mike
     
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    yes WE need to get rid of this dumb media scanner. who was high and thought it was a great idea to have on the phone?! ha
     
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    Yep. The media scanner is twice as annoying when you have an external card plugged in. It scans each location separately.
     
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    We kind of need the media scanner lol...
     
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    It makes it very easy for me to dump A/V files anywhere I want and have them all visible and available to the proper playback programs after a reboot.
     

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