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    Default HTC One (M8): Does your menu button work?

    I was looking through to see if anyone is having problems with the home button not working while being pressed to call up an application menu? It keeps taking me back to my home screen. Help!??

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    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-05-2014 at 08:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILLYWILL_95831 View Post
    I was looking through to see if anyone is having problems with the home button not working while being pressed to call up an application menu? It keeps taking me back to my home screen. Help!??

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    What exactly do you mean by calling up a menu with the home button? The home button is just a home button. It'll take you to the home screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    What exactly do you mean by calling up a menu with the home button? The home button is just a home button. It'll take you to the home screen.

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    I think he's talking about long pressing the home button to bring up the menu, like in the HTC One M7.

    To the OP, since this uses onscreen buttons, on legacy apps that still require a menu button, the 3 dot menu button will appear to the right of the multitasking button. If you don't see one there then that means the menu button will be in the app itself, usually the top right or left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandez21 View Post
    I think he's talking about long pressing the home button to bring up the menu, like in the HTC One M7.

    To the OP, since this uses onscreen buttons, on legacy apps that still require a menu button, the 3 dot menu button will appear to the right of the multitasking button. If you don't see one there then that means the menu button will be in the app itself, usually the top right or left.
    I thought that may be what he was talking about. Wasn't sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    What exactly do you mean by calling up a menu with the home button? The home button is just a home button. It'll take you to the home screen.

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    He's talking about the press and hold for menu option.
    HTC One (M8): Does your menu button work?-2014-04-03-14.45.00.jpg

    This doesn't work for me at all in any application that I've tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roflwaffleton View Post
    He's talking about the press and hold for menu option.
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    This doesn't work for me at all in any application that I've tried.


    Don't have that option. I know it was an option on the m7 but not the m8. But I see you have motion launcher so I guess you have an m8...and your settings says buttons too. Mine doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflwaffleton View Post
    He's talking about the press and hold for menu option.
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    This doesn't work for me at all in any application that I've tried.
    Looks like you have the Sprint model. Is that right?
    The unlocked model doesn't have that setting option. The menu image you posted looks a lot like the updated button options for the M7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter6378 View Post
    Looks like you have the Sprint model. Is that right?
    The unlocked model doesn't have that setting option. The menu image you posted looks a lot like the updated button options for the M7.
    The att model doesn't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter6378 View Post
    Looks like you have the Sprint model. Is that right?
    The unlocked model doesn't have that setting option. The menu image you posted looks a lot like the updated button options for the M7.
    Yes, I have the Sprint version and it doesn't work within any application.... With or without the 3 dot menu. If it's a sprint software issue, then I'll wait for a fix otherwise I'll return the phone. I've already done a factory reset to no avail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILLYWILL_95831 View Post
    Yes, I have the Sprint version and it doesn't work within any application.... With or without the 3 dot menu. If it's a sprint software issue, then I'll wait for a fix otherwise I'll return the phone. I've already done a factory reset to no avail!

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    It looks like Sprint changed the settings software and for whatever reason put the button options for the M7 into the M8 settings. Hopefully they will fix it with an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILLYWILL_95831 View Post
    Yes, I have the Sprint version and it doesn't work within any application.... With or without the 3 dot menu. If it's a sprint software issue, then I'll wait for a fix otherwise I'll return the phone. I've already done a factory reset to no avail!

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    do you have an m7? Cause this is a screenshot from my m7 running a sense 6 ROM. And it did work for me on that phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter6378 View Post
    Looks like you have the Sprint model. Is that right?
    The unlocked model doesn't have that setting option. The menu image you posted looks a lot like the updated button options for the M7.
    Sprint, yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILLYWILL_95831 View Post
    Yes, I have the Sprint version and it doesn't work within any application.... With or without the 3 dot menu. If it's a sprint software issue, then I'll wait for a fix otherwise I'll return the phone. I've already done a factory reset to no avail!
    I think the point people are making is that this is an irrelevant setting on the sprint M8. Either way you choose it, it behaves the same, and the home button will never get you to the menu. As stated earlier in this thread, if an app needs a "menu" button, the three dots appear to the right of the multitask button, thusly:
    HTC One (M8): Does your menu button work?-2014-04-07-19.26.37.png
    you can effectively pretend that setting doesn't exist.
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    Maybe I'm not understanding but I have the Sprint version and I tested this and it works. I may be wrong so this is what I did. I was in my email and held the home button down and swiped up and it took me to the Google Now screen. Is that not what the OP was trying to do?

    Ice
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    Quote Originally Posted by icenija View Post
    Maybe I'm not understanding but I have the Sprint version and I tested this and it works. I may be wrong so this is what I did. I was in my email and held the home button down and swiped up and it took me to the Google Now screen. Is that not what the OP was trying to do?

    Ice
    No, the OP is trying to use a Long-Press of the Home button as a "Menu" button shortcut (see the screenshot above). Because there is no permanent button for "Menu" in the nav bar, Sprint's software added a setting to have a Long-Press of the Home button act as you pressing "Menu".

    He's not trying to access Google Now, but trying to call up the menu options in apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by aquatichedgehog View Post
    I think the point people are making is that this is an irrelevant setting on the sprint M8. Either way you choose it, it behaves the same, and the home button will never get you to the menu.
    Do you have a Sprint M8? I'm curious of they some how managed to remove the menu button in legacy/outdated apps because of this setting. I don't imagine that they did, but just curious. I'm sure it wouldn't appear if someone enables their special button shortcut though, just not sure if it's showing up when that option is not checked.
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    Severely irritating. Not only do I hate getting the worthless google menu popping up all of the time, but I used to rely heavily on the Menu option on my One X. Not having that is slowing down my productivity since the app I use the most for my business relies on a menu button..
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0WIE View Post
    Severely irritating. Not only do I hate getting the worthless google menu popping up all of the time, but I used to rely heavily on the Menu option on my One X. Not having that is slowing down my productivity since the app I use the most for my business relies on a menu button..
    If the app requires a menu button, its there somewhere. Unless it is there and you're saying you prefer it to be attached to the home button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    If the app requires a menu button, its there somewhere. Unless it is there and you're saying you prefer it to be attached to the home button?
    It's a real hassle to get to compared to just tapping the right side button, which is all I had to do on the One X. Some things about the M8 are smarter and others are just questionable, at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0WIE View Post
    It's a real hassle to get to compared to just tapping the right side button, which is all I had to do on the One X. Some things about the M8 are smarter and others are just questionable, at best.
    I just think that's the progression of how things change. HTC can't satisfy everyone's needs. If that's really a problem for you, I suggest rooting and unlocking and you'll surely find a mod for that somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    I just think that's the progression of how things change. HTC can't satisfy everyone's needs. If that's really a problem for you, I suggest rooting and unlocking and you'll surely find a mod for that somewhere.
    I know what you're saying, but it's a matter of them taking away a non-destructive function. That's what I liked better about Motorola, I had all the options I needed and more. I enjoy the simplicity of an HTC but they'll lose my business by doing things like this. There's multiple threads where people are complaining about nonsensical choices so I know I'm not alone. I don't think I should have to root to avoid a downgrading of functionality. I don't really want to waste any more time debating it so I'll just leave it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0WIE View Post
    I know what you're saying, but it's a matter of them taking away a non-destructive function. That's what I liked better about Motorola, I had all the options I needed and more. I enjoy the simplicity of an HTC but they'll lose my business by doing things like this. There's multiple threads where people are complaining about nonsensical choices so I know I'm not alone. I don't think I should have to root to avoid a downgrading of functionality. I don't really want to waste any more time debating it so I'll just leave it at that.
    Hey I agree about not having to root for certain things. That shouldn't be necessary. I was just throwing it out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raichur0xx0rz View Post
    Do you have a Sprint M8? I'm curious of they some how managed to remove the menu button in legacy/outdated apps because of this setting. I don't imagine that they did, but just curious. I'm sure it wouldn't appear if someone enables their special button shortcut though, just not sure if it's showing up when that option is not checked.
    I do have a sprint M8. I think, when I took the screenshot to put in that post that I checked it both ways, and it didn't make a difference (both showsedthe legacy menu key, home still didn't take to the menu). I just went to verify that, but with the update sprint pushed today the option is gone, so I guess we'll never know for sure.

    Isn't the inclusion of an in-app menu option and the loss of the dedicated menu button a google driven android design spec, rather than a choice HTC made? I don't think any recent high-end smartphone has a menu key anymore. do they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquatichedgehog View Post
    I do have a sprint M8. I think, when I took the screenshot to put in that post that I checked it both ways, and it didn't make a difference (both showsedthe legacy menu key, home still didn't take to the menu). I just went to verify that, but with the update sprint pushed today the option is gone, so I guess we'll never know for sure.

    Isn't the inclusion of an in-app menu option and the loss of the dedicated menu button a google driven android design spec, rather than a choice HTC made? I don't think any recent high-end smartphone has a menu key anymore. do they?
    That's pretty much what is happening. Even the s5 loses the menu button for a multitask button. I'd say besides some lg phones, which do have a menu button, most new phones are going that way since developers are putting menu buttons and using the sidebar in their apps now. Personally I really like it.
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    I think the old Menu button caused a lot of confusion among some users because the same button brought up different options depending on where you were in the app.

    Now with the "Action Overflow button" that Google has been pushing (starting in 4.0) there is opportunity to make things a bit more clear. Like in the Play Music app, you have Action Overflow buttons under songs/playlists for options on those items, versus a sliding panel with settings for overall account settings, and then a third one at the top right for like... playback settings. It's both helpful and confusing at the same time, in this case, however. Just depends on how quickly one is able to catch on to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0WIE View Post
    I know what you're saying, but it's a matter of them taking away a non-destructive function. That's what I liked better about Motorola, I had all the options I needed and more. I enjoy the simplicity of an HTC but they'll lose my business by doing things like this. There's multiple threads where people are complaining about nonsensical choices so I know I'm not alone. I don't think I should have to root to avoid a downgrading of functionality. I don't really want to waste any more time debating it so I'll just leave it at that.
    I'm feeling your pain right now, Bowie. I hate the fact that the damn Menu button doesn't quite exist like I've been SO used to using on my Moto Razr Maxx! I just got Nova installed on my new M8, but how in the heck do I get to the dang PREFERENCES (settings) of Nova so I can set it up?!!! I'm obviously missing something, and hopefully it's probably something easy. Anyone?

    **UPDATE** Never mind. I found it under the Apps screen. Duh!
    Last edited by robbski300; 04-10-2014 at 05:37 PM. Reason: Found the solution to my problem
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