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    Default 4 Questions; can anyone help this noob (me)?

    i'll start by saying I am 100% enjoying the tbolt since it came out! cant let go!

    BUT

    i do have these questions and hopefully many of you know a way to solve:


    1) ".mov" files. i received a 2mb video file from my brothers iphone4. it couldnt open thru the mail app. i downloaded an app called "vplayer" (free) which plays .mov.
    i go into Astro (file management app), go into Downloads (since that's where the mail put it), and walla, it gets played by vlplayer.
    Is there a way to see .mov files without having to leave the email client and going into Astro? in other words, after i d/l the .mov file can i have a preference to make default to a certain app? maybe you guys know of a better way of opening these files?


    2) friend stream. i cannot get it to work for some reason - but only the facebook part. the twitter part did login just fine. i have the facebook app and am signed into that and i know i inserted my user info correctly. but logging into the facebook part of friend stream does not work for me.
    here's the pop-up message i get:
    "Warning - The service is currently unavailable. Do you want to try again? Yes/No"
    if i hit yes, it immediately comes back to the same pop up message.
    I got the phone the day it came out with my wife and cousin - only cousin was able to get it to work. My wife and i get the same message (she has her account). Any work around/tip/trick?


    3) stock browser. so i understand that to exit and abort an app we hit the back arrow key and the app closes. if i opened the browser and did some surfing, let's say i visited 5 pages in the same window, then when i hit the back arrow key, of course it takes me back in the order of the sites i visited. How do i close the stock browser without navigating all the way back to the first page i visited? (i saw dolphin and skyfire have an exit button when you hit menu - but couldnt find anything for stock browser).


    4) facebook birthday reminders. im really a low end user of FB, but i'd like to know of my relatives birthdays via the reminders. Can they be added to the calendars widget or even if the birthday reminders could integrate into my gmail calendar and then into the htc widget some how. I have many many gmail calendar labels and enjoy seeing all 15+ of them with their the color coding integrate so nicely - how can i get facebook birthday reminders to show up too without having to open facebook app and going to Events section?

    looking forward to some good answers.
    thanks AC community.
    Last edited by Green_Laser; 03-20-2011 at 01:32 AM.
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    2. mine does the samething on 3g 4g and wifi idk
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfieferenzo84 View Post
    2. mine does the samething on 3g 4g and wifi idk
    i'm kind of happy you mention this as when i searched the forums about friend stream, all i could find were posts mentioning that if they wanted to save a lot on battery then they should disable it etc.

    i now see it's not just my wife and i who are having this issue, thanks.


    also, the funny thing about it is that if i purposefully right my password incorrect, then the pop up message becomes "Invalid email, username or password" but yet when i put in the correct password, the service is unavailable! :-(
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    my facebook wasn't showing up on friendstream until i went to settings>accounts & sync and disabled the regular facebook autosync and enabled the facebook for HTC sense.

    hope this helps.

    edit: also, to close the browser, i just hit the home button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_Laser View Post
    1) ".mov" files. i received a 2mb video file from my brothers iphone4. it couldnt open thru the mail app. i downloaded an app called "vplayer" (free) which plays .mov.
    i go into Astro (file management app), go into Downloads (since that's where the mail put it), and walla, it gets played by vlplayer.
    Is there a way to see .mov files without having to leave the email client and going into Astro? in other words, after i d/l the .mov file can i have a preference to make default to a certain app? maybe you guys know of a better way of opening these files?
    Is it trying to open with the stock player? Is so, you should be able to go into your manage apps and clear the defaults for the stock player. After that, you should get a pop up that will ask you what app you want to open the file with

    3) stock browser. so i understand that to exit and abort an app we hit the back arrow key and the app closes. if i opened the browser and did some surfing, let's say i visited 5 pages in the same window, then when i hit the back arrow key, of course it takes me back in the order of the sites i visited. How do i close the stock browser without navigating all the way back to the first page i visited? (i saw dolphin and skyfire have an exit button when you hit menu - but couldnt find anything for stock browser).
    I usually just close the tap I'm using in the windows icon. If there is only one tap it should just open your home page. Don't quote me on this one cause I haven't tried it yet on the TBolt.

    4) facebook birthday reminders. im really a low end user of FB, but i'd like to know of my relatives birthdays via the reminders. Can they be added to the calendars widget or even if the birthday reminders could integrate into my gmail calendar and then into the htc widget some how. I have many many gmail calendar labels and enjoy seeing all 15+ of them with their the color coding integrate so nicely - how can i get facebook birthday reminders to show up too without having to open facebook app and going to Events section?
    I don't use my calendar much, I'm either working or sleeping so not much to remember, lol. For my FB birthdays I just get my email notification in gmail and that works for me. I'll check on this one and get back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eloverton2 View Post
    my facebook wasn't showing up on friendstream until i went to settings>accounts & sync and disabled the regular facebook autosync and enabled the facebook for HTC sense.

    hope this helps.

    edit: also, to close the browser, i just hit the home button.

    i just went in to try this (disabling the FB autosync) and the pop up still comes up. initially, when i got the phone i had tried to use the friend stream widget before even d/ling the actual FB app. it was only a day later that i got the FB app, i thought it could help it unwind something in friendstream but it didnt - same annoying message either way.


    about hitting the home key for the browser, doesnt that still keep the app open? ( i guess coming from a Storm i'm used to closing apps from all the memory issues it has).
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    I have the same issues with Friend Stream except my Twitter doesn't work either. What a useless widget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_Laser View Post
    about hitting the home key for the browser, doesnt that still keep the app open? ( i guess coming from a Storm i'm used to closing apps from all the memory issues it has).
    It will keep it "open", but if the memory is needed, android will put it into a low memory state in the background to free up memory as needed. Shouldn't have memory issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty_82 View Post
    Is it trying to open with the stock player?

    actually, when i go to the email message, i click on "view attachment" at the top, it then shows me a paper clip icon on the left and a filename on the right. i then click on the attachment for it to d/l, after it does, at the bottom of the screen theres a pop up that says "unable to open this type of file" . this happens when i preview the email message both in the gmail and htc universal mail apps.

    i will try and make the vplayer the default player, that could def help - thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_Laser View Post
    actually, when i go to the email message, i click on "view attachment" at the top, it then shows me a paper clip icon on the left and a filename on the right. i then click on the attachment for it to d/l, after it does, at the bottom of the screen theres a pop up that says "unable to open this type of file" . this happens when i preview the email message both in the gmail and htc universal mail apps.

    i will try and make the vplayer the default player, that could def help - thanks
    I have this same issue.

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