- 11-09-2012, 10:59 AM #1
First off let me say I'm loving the phone. Solid as a rock,amazing screen, camera is great etc etc. Pretty much makes the iPhone 4 I'm coming from seem like it was made by Fisher Price.
However two things have stood out that annoy/confuse me. First is the capacitive buttons stay lit up when watching movies on the phone. Kind of annoying to be trying to watch a dark scene while in the dark with three white (ish) lights shining in your eyes. I tweeted Nokia about it and they said there was no way to disable it, but would look into it. Secondly there seems to be no way to close multitasking windows short of hitting the back button several hundred times. I think that may be my apple habits tho where I just hit the Windows button to quit an app rather than the back button to exit it.
Also in regards to weight the 920 naked (as it should be) weighs the same as my ip4 did with a griffin cover on it. Just cracks me up how big a deal is being made over the weight of a box of raisins.
Oh and hi by the way! Have been lurking since I started eyeing up the 920 but this is my first post.
- 11-09-2012, 11:18 AM #2
Welcome to WPCentral! Didn't know about those buttons staying lit during video playback. Closing apps is a highly debated topic here on the forums; some people feel we should be able to close them, others do not feel that way. Multitasking is a Windows Phone issue and not a Lumia 920 issue, in case you were wondering.
- 11-09-2012, 03:37 PM #3
You know, before the Lumia 900's capacitive buttons would dim after several seconds, and if you touched the screen again, they'd light up again. A lot of people didn't like that, they wanted it to be on whenever the screen was on. Nokia changed it in the firmware update so now they stay lit whenever the screen is on.
So maybe Nokia can change it so they dim during video playback?
- 11-09-2012, 04:32 PM #4
That said, you can unload an app by holding the back key until the loaded apps list shows, swiping over to your app, then pressing back until the app exits to show the Start screen or a different app. Since most apps aren't very deep, you shouldn't have to press the back key more than about 3 times. Still, doing this isn't needed by the OS or for good battery life -- it is solely for you wanting to remove an app from the back stack.
- 11-09-2012, 05:18 PM #5
Ah gotcha. Wasn't sure if I was hogging resources having them all on the list. Thanks for the clarification! :)
One other question for the experienced Windows Phone users. Anyway of setting a home page for internet explorer? I'm concerned about starting it at work and having some NSFW page sitting there from two days earlier.
11-09-2012, 05:26 PM #6
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Good looking out on light issue! I am planning on purchasing a Lumia 920 as well when my contract is up next month and one of the primary uses will be to watch videos. The "always on" buttons will be a slight distraction to me personally. I'm sure people can get use to it but it would be awesome if this behavior can be changed in the future.
01-16-2013, 05:11 AM #8
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Here's a great tip for everyone using Windows Phone:
Stop worrying about the task switcher screen and the "open" applications in there.
Seriously. You'll do yourself a favor. After you stop caring about this you'll feel much more happier about using your Windows Phone. In Windows Phone, an open application does not use system resources while it's in the background. Because of this way of handling the multitasking, you don't have to worry about if there are open applications in the background or not. It's pointless to try to micromanage open applications at the same level like for example Android enables/requires/forces you to do.
Instead of considering applications in the task switcher as open applications, try to think them more of a history page of your recent apps. As a way to reach some place where you recently were.
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