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HTC keeps effing up with the button layout, why not go with on screen buttons?

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By Chad_Petree, Senior Member on 22nd February 2013, 08:56 AM
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22nd February 2013, 08:01 PM |#21  
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I don't think it will take more than a day to get used to it!

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22nd February 2013, 09:47 PM |#22  
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Are we already starting drama in this thread.? ._.

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22nd February 2013, 09:56 PM |#23  
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I don't mind the new button layout but there better be a way to map a menu key somewhere.

I play lots of emulators and I need a menu key to access options. I hate that stupid black bar designated for menu, it really kills the experience for me. I hated my one x at first because of that.

With that said, I'm happy with what they've done for their next hero device. Can't wait.

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23rd February 2013, 02:16 AM |#24  
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To solve this losing work space complain, they could make made a phone with 5" screen like the butterfly and still get 4.8" real state .

OK some of you don't like on screen buttons but are you actually saying you prefer to not have a multitasking button ?

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Really dislike onscreen buttons. All they ever do is take up screen space.

Multitasking button only requires you to double tap Home button.
Are people really that lazy now?
23rd February 2013, 05:04 AM |#25  
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Guys I heard double tap on back button to get into settings, just like double tap on home button to use multiple apps.

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23rd February 2013, 08:10 AM |#26  
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23rd February 2013, 08:47 AM |#27  
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I would much rather have a three button layout (the third one being a dedicated menu button), but this two button layout isn't preventing me from buying it in anyway.

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What are you on about?

The whole point of Android going to a 3 button from 4 button layout was to REMOVE the menu button...


It went from: MENU BACK HOME SEARCH

to: BACK HOME MULTITASK

no one with a 3 button layout has MENU as a dedicated button anymore.

Admitedly HTC's going to a 2 button layout is a bit.. odd but I don't think it's going to be bothersome to adapt to it, far better that they stuck with capacitive buttons, the on screen ones have a number of drawbacks.
23rd February 2013, 08:57 AM |#28  
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What are you on about?

The whole point of Android going to a 3 button from 4 button layout was to REMOVE the menu button...


It went from: MENU BACK HOME SEARCH

to: BACK HOME MULTITASK

no one with a 3 button layout has MENU as a dedicated button anymore.

Admitedly HTC's going to a 2 button layout is a bit.. odd but I don't think it's going to be bothersome to adapt to it, far better that they stuck with capacitive buttons, the on screen ones have a number of drawbacks.

1. SGS3 still has the old button layout
2. Not everything Google does is for the best

In my opinion, the switch from Menu to Multitask was a very bad decision. I get the reasoning behind it (unhide UI elements), but it was one of the "features" of Android in my opinion that you could truly have full screen applications without the need of any UI elements (you always had the option to go back and for other options you had the menu button).
So yeah, menu button makes less sense nowadays as many apps have a dedicated on screen menu button anyways, so it gets kinda useless. But to be perfectly honest, I don't really need the MT button either. Yes, I use it from time to time but not as much a dedicated button would in any way make my life easier.
In fact, on my One X, I have mapped the MT key to be the menu key and long press MT key to multitask instead. I use the menu key WAY more often.

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I don't mind the new button layout but there better be a way to map a menu key somewhere.

I play lots of emulators and I need a menu key to access options. I hate that stupid black bar designated for menu, it really kills the experience for me. I hated my one x at first because of that.

With that said, I'm happy with what they've done for their next hero device. Can't wait.

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I'm not really sure if you're aware that you can disable the menu bar in the settings of the One X and map the Menu key to the multitasking key (either press for menu and longpress for multitask or the other way around).
23rd February 2013, 11:16 AM |#29  
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I think I will always miss the N1 trackball,for both waking the phone and missed call lights.
I love the HTC One but if could find a single disadvantage,it's the 2 buttons instead of 3, I wonder if we will have S2W with empty space between 2 buttons,perhaps it will be 2tap2W (two taps the button to wake)
23rd February 2013, 11:47 AM |#30  
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On screen buttons would be an immediate deal breaker for me. The Nexus 4 will be the last phone I ever buy with on screen buttons. I hate it, with a passion.

Thank you HTC for NOT using on-screen buttons.

Lol. I have the Atrix HD. These on screen buttons are ridiculous!

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23rd February 2013, 11:16 PM |#31  
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I hate onscreen buttons. They are annoying and make the whole screen look ugly. When they disappear into three dots like in the camera app and you have to pop them back up, its all a waste of time and screen. Samsung, LG, and HTC realize how stupid they are so they have not embraced them. Google needs to learn some humility and know when to back down when they've made a mistake. Microsoft allows for microSD cards now in WP8, completely changing their tune about it since WP7. Google is still defying the market, sticking with onscreen buttons and no expansion on their nexus phones. MicroSDs are cheap and far cheaper than getting a higher GB model, if you can even find a higher GB model that is.

I like that HTC reduced the number of buttons and made them smaller. They are still big enough to hit easily, but aren't hugging the corners like Samsung or LG phones, which are very easily to press by accident. Less buttons also means less accidents. One of the great things about the iPhone's single home button is that you always know where it is and its easy to press without looking for it. Press once for home, double press for recent apps, press again on home to go to first page or go to search, hold for Siri. It's easier for me than having to remember the constantly changing button order on phones, having to distinguish between them, or pressing the wrong one by accident. HTC is simplifying the buttons for the better. I also like the HTC logo in between the two buttons.

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