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Old 07-22-2011, 08:11 PM
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My WP7 Noob Question Thread

OK, I'm going to start off by just saying; Please forgive me for I know not what I doing. I've searched some and really haven't found a lot of my questions answered in other threads. I'm moving over from WM6.5 and I was only using it for about a year before I was moved over to WP7. Prior to that I was using a PDA w/WM2005/2003/etc/etc/etc.

I am using a new HTC Arrive on the Sprint network just so that you'll know where I'm coming from when I ask.

The first one is on the actual OS specs in a way.

If I launch a program and then move back to the WM main screen does that actually end the program? I used to have to run to the Task Manager before and actually stop all the other programs or use an aftermarket addon that would actually stop the program when I tapped the "x". I ask because I haven't found a Task manager selection in the options.


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Old 07-22-2011, 08:40 PM
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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

well if u tap the back button when in a program it closes it. however if u hit the start button to go back to the start screen it will only hibernate it in memory. in that case ud simply hit the back button to resume to the app and depending on how the dev has the restore points in the app u can resume back to the point u left off otherwise u start from the beginning. wp7 Nodo only suspends one app in memory while mango supports 5 or more apps sustained in memory and a press and hold of the back button will bring them all up similar to a task manager and to close them u goto each and hit the back button till they exit. aunque the apps are sustained in memory they are actually not running or consuming any RAM or battery so no need to keep going to the task manager to keep apps under control like in WM or Android. hope that was clear enough for u
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:34 AM
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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

Yeah, Thanks. I didn't know how the TSR worked on the new system. I knew that with the old OS's, they would stay on and, even though according to the Task Manager, they were not using any cycle time, I noticed a significant slow down and drain on battery life compared to making sure things I wasn't using were shut down.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

OK, A couple of more.

I've read through the user guide and getting started and didn't see anything that really helped me on these.

Battery Life %: I'm not a fan of just the battery picture in the top right corner. I'd like something that's a little more informative. %'s or even hours remaining.

Tilting the Opening screen
: I like how when you tilt the pone, the screen reorients itself. But, It doesn't seem to do that with the opening screen or many of the other HTC/WP7 screen that are inherent to the OS. Ex: When I go into Marketplace and scroll through the programs and such, I've noticed that teh information and sometimes even the title of the program itself is cut off on the right hand side. It doesn't matter if I tilt it or slide the keyboard out, it doesn't reorient the screen for a larger, sideways view. Many of the other areas of the phone do this also.

Am I not setting something right or is this an option the OS programmers left out in these areas? I read in the manuals many times where it talks about teh tilt feature and notes that many/some other programs may not take advantage of this. I would assume the OS/programs would not be in this category.

Thanks again for helping me learn this new system. There's a couple of other things I can't readily think of at the moment. A lot of them are only things I think of when I'm actually using the phone and don't remember later on when I'm typing this stuff.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:29 PM
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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

OK, Another one:

WiFi on a hidden Network: Where I work, the WiFi is a hidden network. In WM, I had to actually type in the name of the Network and the PW in order to tie into it with my PDA/Smartphone. Now, with WP7, I turn on the Wireless and it searches but does not find any network. Is there a way for me to go into the WiFi control and enter this information?

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I'll try to answer some of your questions...battery icon can't be changed on stock, not sure if unlocked devices can change that. Search the marketplace for an app called "hidden wifi"...the only thing is once you launch it, you will get an error message saying you have to upgrade to the newest software, when that happens, just hit the start button (middle button at the bottom), then hit the back bautton (arrow key) and it will launch and you can then add the wifi settings. Only certain apps will switch to landscape mode, but the home screen isn't one of them. If you need more help, just holler!
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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

apps that require typing will rotate usually except for the FB app for some reason but I don't really use that to type in. and as for the battery % there is an option in mango that reveals all of that for u. mango also has the native ability to connect to hidden WiFi networks ,HTC did have an app for it but the last time I checked the market it wasn't downloadable.

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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

OK, thanks for the info. I found a few links today talking about the Hidden WiFi program but I've not been able to find it. Maybe they took it off the sites.

When's the actual release date is tentatively slated?

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Yeah, I checked the market and they pulled hidden WiFi...but mine still works...weird.

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Re: My WP7 Noob Question Thread

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OK, thanks for the info. I found a few links today talking about the Hidden WiFi program but I've not been able to find it. Maybe they took it off the sites.

When's the actual release date is tentatively slated?
u can probably call HTC and ask about it.
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