1. JohnMKeynes's Avatar
    I know everyone using a Windows Phone 7 has come across this major hindrance with the OS. You're in the middle of an app such as writing an SMS, Email, Post in Forum, watching a video, and or fill in the countless apps, when you accidentally touch the back button. Poof! App is now closed(which is easy to do with capacitive buttons). You touch and hold the back button hoping it's still in multitask display, but no it's gone.

    The back button should not close your app but just take you back to whatever screen you were on before. If anything once you get back to your home screen, the back button should once again loop around to initial app which was opened. Anyone feel like throwing their phone out the window when this happens?
    11-29-2011 10:55 PM
  2. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    hmmm.... you do bring a point. It shoud instead allow you to go "forward" at least one app state in the multasking card view.
    11-29-2011 10:57 PM
  3. jeff4L's Avatar
    I feel your pain... I sometimes throw a fit when I'm typing something long and/or important. BACK BUTTON OF DEATH!
    11-30-2011 12:22 AM
  4. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeah i dont have this this problem ,,

    E-mail:
    - If im writing a E-mail and hit the back button , it ask if i wana save first.
    - if i hit home button and go to homescreen , i click back and my MSG is still there

    Text:

    - if im writing a txt , you have the hit the back button twice to leave the app ( one close keybored , 2 backs out ) so i know not to go OOPS and click it twice.. rolf.
    - same thing with home button , when i go back , my txt is still there waiting for me to send..


    same thing with apps, i guess some of us have less difficulty manipulating this feature. i actually like it.
    11-30-2011 10:57 AM
  5. enahs555's Avatar
    Not really sure why you guys would have a problem with back button while typing.
    Before it would close the app, it would remove the on-screen keyboard. This is universal, unless the app developer went out of there way to make their own keyboard (which is just silly).

    So, if you are typing and hit the back button, the keyboard would just go away. If you are closing the app you are either hitting the back button twice, or your device is kinda wonky and registering two taps somehow.
    Maybe clean the capacitive buttons? Or do you perhaps have one of those screen protectors that covers the entire front including the buttons? Maybe those are cuasing problems too.
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    11-30-2011 11:27 AM
  6. mkr10001's Avatar
    Never had that...I can control my hands though :P
    11-30-2011 11:49 AM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    Along these same lines, I wish app devs would incorporate some type of "home" button into their creations. If it's simply swiping left and right it's not a big deal, but there are times when I'm deep in an app, say a twitter app, and to get back to the home screen of the actual app, I have to hit the back button over and over and over.
    11-30-2011 11:50 AM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    Along these same lines, I wish app devs would incorporate some type of "home" button into their creations. If it's simply swiping left and right it's not a big deal, but there are times when I'm deep in an app, say a twitter app, and to get back to the home screen of the actual app, I have to hit the back button over and over and over.
    its actually faster to just close the app and re-open it... LOL.
    11-30-2011 12:16 PM
  9. aubreyq's Avatar
    I know some games will pause and ask if you really want to exit when you press the back button. That's what I call attention to detail.
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    11-30-2011 01:48 PM
  10. jmerrey's Avatar
    its actually faster to just close the app and re-open it... LOL.
    True!

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    11-30-2011 03:39 PM
  11. propeller10's Avatar
    If you have a samsung focus you probably have this problem. It is so easy to accidently touch those capacitive buttons.
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    11-30-2011 03:56 PM
  12. enahs555's Avatar
    If you have a samsung focus you probably have this problem. It is so easy to accidently touch those capacitive buttons.
    I do, and I disagree.
    11-30-2011 04:30 PM
  13. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    I know everyone using a Windows Phone 7 has come across this major hindrance with the OS. You're in the middle of an app such as writing an SMS, Email, Post in Forum, watching a video, and or fill in the countless apps, when you accidentally touch the back button. Poof! App is now closed(which is easy to do with capacitive buttons). You touch and hold the back button hoping it's still in multitask display, but no it's gone.

    The back button should not close your app but just take you back to whatever screen you were on before. If anything once you get back to your home screen, the back button should once again loop around to initial app which was opened. Anyone feel like throwing their phone out the window when this happens?
    That's why i have Optimus 7 :D
    11-30-2011 05:38 PM
  14. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    That's why i have Optimus 7 :D
    Physical buttons? :)
    11-30-2011 08:06 PM
  15. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Both me (Focus) and my sister (Trophy) have had similar problems. It isn't that we lose information, but just the fact that we'll be playing a game, texting, or browsing and it will pop over to Bing or back us out of the page or go to the home screen.

    I don't think I've ever lost any of my input, but it is pretty frustrating...especially with those apps that STILL aren't mangoed (I'm talking to you, slow-loading Plants vs Zombies).
    11-30-2011 08:34 PM
  16. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    Physical buttons? :)
    Yes :)
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    12-01-2011 04:20 AM
  17. RGinKC's Avatar
    Android does the same thing. If you hit the back button, you just closed what you were doing. You get used to it.
    12-01-2011 02:36 PM
  18. dainla's Avatar
    Coming from WebOS, the back button is the most frustrating and antiquated part of WD7
    12-01-2011 03:07 PM
  19. jfa1's Avatar
    i do, and i disagree.
    +1
    12-01-2011 03:24 PM
  20. fifthGear's Avatar
    Is this for real? Whenever I have the keyboard up, and I'm typing something, if I accidentally tap the back button it just lowers the keyboard. I have to tap the back button a second time to back out of the screen. I don't think it's ever been that case that I've lost what I was typing because of the back button.
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    12-01-2011 09:26 PM
  21. N8ter's Avatar
    It can happen easily now that the keyboard loves to auto-close on people.

    But with a bigger phone this can be an issue when handling the phone with one hand.

    A lot of devices either place the back button too close to the bottom of the screen, or at the edge of the phone which can make it easier to hit it by mistake.

    My next phone will not have any capacitive buttons on it.

    This isn't an issue specific to WP7. Android devices have this issue as well. Sometimes those capacitive buttons trigger before your finger even touches the phone because of how sensitive they are.
    12-01-2011 10:45 PM
  22. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Just happened to me while watching Lord of the Rings. Not a biggie, but annoying.
    12-02-2011 10:33 AM
  23. bradleyj's Avatar
    I have a Focus and I wish I didn't have capacitive buttons....it's too bad that all platforms are going to capacitive because they are more sleek and futuristic (even if less practical).
    12-02-2011 01:39 PM
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