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Old 01-07-2006, 05:55 PM
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Some things that are bugging (another) me

Hi guys,

I got my N80 two weeks ago, and I've to admit I'm a bit disappointed. I reckon I had really high expectations (at least, I expected it to be fully configurable, to match my exact needs), but some things are really weird or annoying (from my point of view).

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- I hate (really) the keyboard locking behaviour (cf. this thread)

- What is the purpose of the birthdate field in the contacts if it is not synchronised with the agenda app?

- When opening the browser, I'd like the N80 to automatically connect to a configured WIFI hotspot (point d'accès in french, I'm not sure of the translation) if available, and ask for a UMTS connection if not.

- I'd like to see the time of all my calls, and not only of the last one

- In the calls log, would it be possible to see ALL the calls (missed, received, given) in the same submenu ?

- How can we bloody configure the quickmenu ?

- How can we turn off that voice synthetisation which "says" the name of the incoming call ?

Well, that's it for now.

As the N80 is a smartphone, I assume that everything's possible, although it might require to programm some custom software. Do you see my requests as feasible ?

Thanks in advance !

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Old 01-07-2006, 08:38 PM
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Well there are somes things that u can change from ur phone settings, like voice calling name etc, READ the USER GUIDE and u will find the answer. May the Userguide Be with u

im not able to tell u how cause i dont have time hehehe im on work =b

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:48 PM
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What is the purpose of the birthdate field in the contacts if it is not synchronised with the agenda app?
It is synchronised from Outlook 2003 for me, along with the birthdays setup by Outlook. Is this what you mean?

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When opening the browser, I'd like the N80 to automatically connect to a configured WIFI hotspot (point d'accès in french, I'm not sure of the translation) if available, and ask for a UMTS connection if not.
Using the Settings option in Network-based applications, set "Access Point" to "Always ask" then you'll be prompted on opening the app with a list of available connections.

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- I'd like to see the time of all my calls, and not only of the last one
My calls log shows time of last call, dialled calls, received calls and all calls.

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- In the calls log, would it be possible to see ALL the calls (missed, received, given) in the same submenu ?
Personal preference I guess - I prefer the separated menus.

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- How can we bloody configure the quickmenu ?
Menus - Tools - Settings - Phone - Standby Mode - Active Standby Apps.

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- How can we turn off that voice synthetisation which "says" the name of the incoming call ?
Menus - Tools - Profiles - Personalise

Now that you've had the phone a couple of weeks I'd suggest you read through the User Guide and fine tune the phone how you want it. Personally when I get a new device (phone, gadget, etc) I always work gradually through the menus with the user guide over the first week or so to set things the way I like them. Then I work back through later on to fine tune.

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Old 02-07-2006, 01:31 AM
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Hi, I'm an e61 user (same OS) and have some other options for some of your point, specifically these three:

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Hi guys,

- I hate (really) the keyboard locking behaviour (cf. this thread)

- When opening the browser, I'd like the N80 to automatically connect to a configured WIFI hotspot (point d'accès in french, I'm not sure of the translation) if available, and ask for a UMTS connection if not.

- In the calls log, would it be possible to see ALL the calls (missed, received, given) in the same submenu ?
Regarding the 1st point above, I responded within that thread, but I will add it here as well:

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A couple of other options:

Rather than pushing power quickly, then down, and then center to lock the keypad, you can push power quickly to bring up the list, press power quickly again to go to the next item in the list, and then hold power to select that item. It's still a few keypresses, but it's at least the same key.

Or another third-party solution... both HandyClock and HandyWeather come with screensavers.... the Weather one is amazing (show's you every possible status in addition to todays and tomorrows' weather). Anyway, you can set in the preferences of either application when to auto-lock the keypad if you have their screensaver assigned.

I already love the HandyWeather app, and when you add the auto-keylock it increases the value even further.
Regarding your 2nd point, at least on the E61, you can create an Access Point Group (is this possible on the N80?) which you can add, in priority order, WiFi and GPRS access points, etc. So, when I launch my browser, I still unfortunately have it prompt me for which access point, but I can at least choose the Access Point group in that list. Personally, I feel the true shortcoming is the inability to not choose Access Point Groups in EVERY application that lets you choose an Access Point. It seems only available in Messaging.

Regarding your 3rd point, if you open the Log application directly (NOT using the Call button), you're taken to a more top level menu, of which the 2nd tab (push right) shows ALL of your phone's activity in one list. However, in addition to calls, it does show access point usage. So, while you get your missed, received, dialed in one list as you've asked, you also get a bit more.

I know none of my responses were true solutions, yet more options for you to play with. enjoy.

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:26 AM
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Hi all,

Thanks for your reply. I know I should have looked into the user guide first, but I don't have it here at the moment. Thanks for your valuable help!

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It is synchronised from Outlook 2003 for me, along with the birthdays setup by Outlook. Is this what you mean?
No. Actually, in the contacts, we're able to add a "birthdate" field. I'd like this birthdate to be added automatically into the N80 agenda (I'm not using Outlook nor synchronizing anything yet. Moreover, the Thunderbird contacts management is terrible). Because otherwise, I just don't see the point of this birthdate field. I might be doing wrong, but once more I can't check in the UG (is it possible to DL it somewhere?)


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Regarding your 2nd point, at least on the E61, you can create an Access Point Group (is this possible on the N80?) which you can add, in priority order, WiFi and GPRS access points, etc. So, when I launch my browser, I still unfortunately have it prompt me for which access point, but I can at least choose the Access Point group in that list. Personally, I feel the true shortcoming is the inability to not choose Access Point Groups in EVERY application that lets you choose an Access Point. It seems only available in Messaging.
Well, I'm not sure Access Point Group exist on the N80 (I didn't find any), but as you guys might have noticed, I'm not exactly a specialist

I think once I found an "automatic connection" feature somewhere (and I remember I disabled it), but I'm not able to find it anymore. The ability to add an automatic or ask connection according to the type of connection (wifi/umts) would be really cool.

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You can find a link to the online user guide in the Useful links sticky thread.
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- I hate (really) the keyboard locking behaviour (cf. this thread)
there is a program here that allows you to choose a key to quicklock the keyboard, I use the left soft key

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/software/item/mLock.php

I also suggest aswell as reading the manual to search this forum completely for answers to your questions first because you can bet most of them have already been answered..

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