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    Default Can't find "all messages" icon at bottom of screen with ICS?

    Can't find "all messages" icon/widget at bottom of screen with ICS.

    I installed ICS 6.16.211 last week.

    Here is my question....before ICS, I had an icon on the bottom of my screen. I believe it was called "all messages." I was able to see all messages at once and mult- select them to be deleted. I can't find this option anymore with ICS.

    The icons that I currently have at the bottom of my screen are "people," "apps," "text," and "voice mail."

    Any ideas on how I can restore an icon that will let me see and work with all messages at once....like I had on Gingerbread ?


    thanks for any help.
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    I think you are looking for the "Combined Inbox" which can display all your email accounts and text messages. You can replace any of the tray icons with the Combined Inbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoccerRef12 View Post
    I think you are looking for the "Combined Inbox" which can display all your email accounts and text messages. You can replace any of the tray icons with the Combined Inbox.
    SoccerRef12 - I think you are right.

    I can't locate the "Combined Inbox," do you know where it is hiding ?

    My apps. are alphabetized (using the apps icon in the system tray). I can't find "Combined Inbox" anywhere.

    thanks for any help,

    Jason.
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    The Universal Message folder disappeared with ICS. You now have the ability to make custom folders by simply dragging one app shortcut onto another and then, labeling the group. I personally like the new method since you aren't restricted to stock apps. Grouping apps by function is one of my favorite ICS features, it's great for convenience & keeping the screen neat.


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    Should be in APP and is call "Email"...that's what I use to view my combined emails..

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    Select email widget there you will be asked to choose folder and select combined and there your

    But i think it displays only emails not sms or mms

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    i think what maxman1 was trying to say is you can create folders and put whatever apps you want into those folders. so you can make your own universal inbox!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    i think what maxman1 was trying to say is you can create folders and put whatever apps you want into those folders. so you can make your own universal inbox!
    Exactly. Except that, the possibilities are unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoRoE View Post
    Should be in APP and is call "Email"...that's what I use to view my combined emails..

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    Thanks, I will give that a try. I have to think this functionality would be present with ICS, it was so handy with gingerbread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    Exactly. Except that, the possibilities are unlimited.

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    Maxman, thanks. I tried the email app, but that gives only emails.

    I want to try and make a universal folder, where I can manage my gmail and text messages in the same place, etc.

    Sounds like I can create folder to do that.

    Can you tell me how to create a folder ?

    sorry for my ignorance.

    thanks in advance !
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    Easy. Just hold & drag one home page shortcut icon on top of another. When finished, click on the group and enter the folder (group) name into the little box that's open. You can add, subtract, re-name the folder as you wish if needed. This is a far more flexible & functional design. As example, I have 1 group labeled "Internet" containing 3 browsers & Tapatalk, another for "Utilities", others for "Office", "Sports", etc., etc.

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    Will look like this


    And went you tap it it will open the folder like this



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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    Easy. Just hold & drag one home page shortcut icon on top of another. When finished, click on the group and enter the folder (group) name into the little box that's open. You can add, subtract, re-name the folder as you wish if needed. This is a far more flexible & functional design. As example, I have 1 group labeled "Internet" containing 3 browsers & Tapatalk, another for "Utilities", others for "Office", "Sports", etc., etc.

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    Sorry for my stupidity....but where do I find a 'home page shortcut?' to start the process ? Can't seem to locate a shortcut icon.

    thanks for any help.

    Jason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvancouver View Post
    Sorry for my stupidity....but where do I find a 'home page shortcut?' to start the process ? Can't seem to locate a shortcut icon.

    thanks for any help.

    Jason.
    These are the shortcuts to the apps found on your home screen(s). Think of them as the icons on a computer desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    These are the shortcuts to the apps found on your home screen(s). Think of them as the icons on a computer desktop.

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    Ok MaxMan, I think I figured it out. I put an extra "text message" icon on the system tray, then dragged another gmail icon into the same spot. When I click on the combined icon, I can choose either.

    Do we still have the option to multi-select and delete text and SMS/MMS messages ? I can't find how we do that....

    thanks again for the help !!
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    MaxMan, I feel the same way, the messaging app in 2.36 was great, you had different colors and icons in the notification bar, blue for exchange work, email rd for pop

    I was also able to add gmail, text, so when I clicked on the messaging app, it showed 4 icons, with a # for the amount of emails, worked great, ics email is terrible

    Can I get that app back?

    Thx
    tonyiyoob@comcast.net
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    You can create shortcut icons for any app on your phone -and- group them together as you wish & have the option of naming the group (which, actually behaves as a folder). Each app shortcut will behave the same as if it were alone and not in the group. None of this has any impact on status bar notifications...to change that you'd have to use a custom launcher.

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    MaxMan, I tried that but i can't name the email icons except for gmail, which is already named, i want a folder where i can see all 4 of my emails, home, work, personal, gmail, as well as my text messages, and be able to distinguish each one from one another

    when i created the folders and put my emails in there, i can't tell pop from exchange, where as in 2.36, exchange was blue, pop was red,

    any suggestions?
    tonyiyoob@comcast.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyIyoob View Post
    MaxMan, I feel the same way, the messaging app in 2.36 was great, you had different colors and icons in the notification bar, blue for exchange work, email rd for pop

    I was also able to add gmail, text, so when I clicked on the messaging app, it showed 4 icons, with a # for the amount of emails, worked great, ics email is terrible

    Can I get that app back?

    Thx
    tonyiyoob@comcast.net
    Agreed, I don't like the messaging portion of ICS. I liked being able to multi-select messages and delete them, without going into each message....anyone figure out how to do that ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyIyoob View Post
    MaxMan, I tried that but i can't name the email icons except for gmail, which is already named, i want a folder where i can see all 4 of my emails, home, work, personal, gmail, as well as my text messages, and be able to distinguish each one from one another

    when i created the folders and put my emails in there, i can't tell pop from exchange, where as in 2.36, exchange was blue, pop was red,

    any suggestions?
    tonyiyoob@comcast.net
    I don't know how to make it clearer. Re-read the thread & see if it helps. Without any 3rd party utility you can create group of shortcuts by simply dragging one atop another. This group is effectively a folder although it will appear as the initial icon with any additional stacked behind it. This GROUP can be named. To change the default name of any INDIVIDUAL icons you'd have to recreate them with a 3rd party utility such as the one I mentioned in the posts above. To use the group just tap it once and it will open exactly like a folder would to reveal the individual shortcut icons.

    As to your numerous email accounts, it would be simple enough to have different icons if you were using different email clients for each of them. If not, you can just set up the multiple accounts using the default app (I do) and switch between accounts much like you would using different identities in Outlook Express or similar clients. Mine is set up for the default email to handle 3 Comcast POP3 mail accounts with my Gmail app restricted to Gmail only. In other words, I click on my mail folder and I'm presented with the stock email icon and Gmail icon. I'd select the stock app to access any of the 3 mail accounts assigned to it. For Gmail only, I'd naturally go to the Gmail icon. No matter how the accounts are assigned they can be individually configured how to sync, set default, push, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvancouver View Post
    Agreed, I don't like the messaging portion of ICS. I liked being able to multi-select messages and delete them, without going into each message....anyone figure out how to do that ?
    To multi-select text messages, "long hold" on each message until it is highlighted.
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    I don't think you get what Jason is talking about. Seems he's referring to viewing all messages (ALL emails and SMS) in one window ... being able to scroll thru all of them and having each one color coded by which account it came from. Creating folders is all fine and dandy but you still have to go in each separate account or link in that folder to view those messages. This is one of the features that I really miss in ics. Along with the social update widget on the ATRIX 2 that allowed to set up your accounts (facebook, linkedin, etc) and swipe/ page through all social updates in that 4x2 widget...any replacement ideas? Think it was removed due to the phase out of MOTOBLUR.

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