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    Default Anyone miss the menu button on the bottom?

    Thinking about selling my S4 for the Droid Maxx. After playing with on at a vzw store I noticed there is a multitask button on the right, center home button and back button on the left. Does anyone miss having the menu button?

    I am unhappy with the call quality on the S4. The lag is annoying and bloatware is using up a lot of valuable ram / storage.

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    I have not missed the menu button but I'm coming from a Nexus 4 that didn't have one either. You get used to it...

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    The menu button on the MAXX is re-mappable to the recent button: short press on the recent button = recent apps, long press on the recent button = menu. I think this setup is much more convenient than having a dedicated menu button

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    That's exactly what I did. I was somewhat unhappy with my S4 for the same reasons, so I got the Maxx and sold my S4 on Craigslist. I missed the menu button for a couple days.. then got used to it and don't miss it at all anymore. Cheers!
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    Don't miss it at all. Tho I wish I could do menu being the short press and resent being the long press

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    I do not miss mine that was on my note2. It would wake the screen up and I didn't like that. I like having only the power key to wake the phone up..

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    Is re - mapping done through settings? I didn't notice that set up on the store demo model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russel5150 View Post
    I do not miss mine that was on my note2. It would wake the screen up and I didn't like that. I like having only the power key to wake the phone up..

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    It is rare that I have to use the power button. The phone knows when I pick it up, so I unlock from the active notification screen. I have only used the power button a couple times when the screen has timed out on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublestack1 View Post
    Is re - mapping done through settings? I didn't notice that set up on the store demo model.
    It can be found in display settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurpaige View Post
    Don't miss it at all. Tho I wish I could do menu being the short press and resent being the long press

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    I agree. I use menu way more often than recent.

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    Default Re: Anyone miss the menu button on the bottom?

    I use the menu button all the time. It I don't understand why it was removed. Not all apps have a menu button on screen, nor should they. I'd rather my screen be used for the app instead of common buttons, that's Apple's domain.
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    Viper81 thank you I have been missing that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiplg View Post
    I use the menu button all the time. It I don't understand why it was removed. Not all apps have a menu button on screen, nor should they. I'd rather my screen be used for the app instead of common buttons, that's Apple's domain.
    I agree and that's probably why they offered the option of mapping the long click of task list button to menu.

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    Happy it is still available. Now the only thing stopping me from upgrading is the handset volume. Seems a lot of folks are complaining they cannot hear the other party during a regular call. Perhaps it is a sweet spot issue. Will check it out during my next visit to vzw.. Thanks again for your help
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    Handset volume is low, but the back speaker.... The only phone I have ever had to turn down for being too loud.... Outside......

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    Default Re: Anyone miss the menu button on the bottom?

    I upgraded from a gingerbread phone and, after using the menu button for almost 4 years, yes, I did miss having it. After ten days I'm now used to the onscreen control. It doesn't take long to get accustomed to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublestack1 View Post
    Happy it is still available. Now the only thing stopping me from upgrading is the handset volume. Seems a lot of folks are complaining they cannot hear the other party during a regular call. Perhaps it is a sweet spot issue. Will check it out during my next visit to vzw.. Thanks again for your help
    Noone complained that they couldn't hear during a regular call. The volume seems to be a bit lower than what we're used to. We have 2 Maxxes in my house and an S4. The Maxxes top volume is a bit lower than the S4 in my house. But you can definitely hear the caller. The volume could afford to be a tick louder.
    Ironically, the Maxx 's speaker is crazy loud. Might be the loudest in the industry.
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    The call volume or me has been loud and clear... Coming from a note2, which was also loud and clear I haven't had any complaints since switching. My calls have been very clear.. One of the reasons I wasn't afraid to switch back from Samsung to motorola

    Using my Moto Droid Maxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    I upgraded from a gingerbread phone and, after using the menu button for almost 4 years, yes, I did miss having it. After ten days I'm now used to the onscreen control. It doesn't take long to get accustomed to it.
    I added the menu function to the task button and love it. Does the same thing with one less button.
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    Thank you so much for posting this. I actually have apps where the Android version doesn't have any onscreen menu functionality because it relied on the menu key on the phone.
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    I find the call volume to be more than adequate and never noticed it being quieter than any other phone I've owned. The outside speaker though is preposterously loud for a phone. Considering it's easily adjustable, it's certainly not a problem, but every once in a while I'll try to play a quick video in public and forget that the volume is all the way up, and it can be a little embarrassing.

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