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    Default Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    Hello,

    I have a HTC One (M7) unbranded with Android 4.4.2 and Sense 6.0.

    I am experiencing a really weird and annoying bug on my phone. In some application (HTC mail, HTC calendar, Google Play Newsstand so far) I randomly see ellipses/dots instead of the text it should supposed to be. For instance, in the email app, sometimes I can't read the "delete" or "mark read" options when I select an email. Instead, I see just dots "....".

    I hard resetted my phone (it used to happen even with the previous version of HTC Sense). I didn't fix it.

    What can I do? Please I need your help!
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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    Can you please take a screenshot so we can see exactly what you are seeing?

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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    Yes, sure.

    This is Play Newsstand:

    Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!-screenshot_2014-06-29-09-47-04.jpg

    I'll attach a screenshot of the mail/calendar app as soon as it appears again. (It is a random bug)
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    Any suggestion? It is driving me crazy!
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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    On that screenshot it looks like the 3 dots for the menu.
    What happens if you press the 3 dots, do you get some menu options?

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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    No, I am not talking about the three dots of the menu on the top right. I am talking about the dots that interrupt the title of the news.

    For example, "Egypt's energy c... increased interest in clean tech". It happens with a lot of news titles and also in the email and calendar application where dots take the place of menu texts (edit, delete, make unread, May, June, month, week, etc. )

    Any ideas?
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    Pretty sure it is just condensing the title name because it doesn't all fit.

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    No, it's not just condensing. In that case, you will see the dots at the end of the title. Plus, it happens on the menu of other applications. Nothing to condense there.

    Very frustrating... Even an hard reset didn't solve the problem. I don't know what to do.
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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    Quote Originally Posted by discovery87 View Post
    No, it's not just condensing. In that case, you will see the dots at the end of the title. Plus, it happens on the menu of other applications. Nothing to condense there.

    Very frustrating... Even an hard reset didn't solve the problem. I don't know what to do.
    What size do your have your text set at?

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    Medium. I already tried to switch it to small/very small but the problem is still there.
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    This is all I can find in the subject.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2698100
    And it seems inconclusive. Maybe try reaching out to HTC support on your own. Sorry I can't be more help.

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    Default Re: Weird bug on Android: dots instead of text!

    It appears to be happening to the M7 after updating to 4.4.2.

    I say contact HTC.

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