Originally Posted by techguyone
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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Originally Posted by jhonsok
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.
Sent from my HTC One X using xda app-developers app
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).