10-09-2011 04:55 PM
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  1. richardodn's Avatar
    I've got something going on that I don't understand. When in the phone app, pressing the home bezel button brings me to a different screen instead of the device home screen. Is that just my noobness with Android showing?
    09-26-2011 05:15 PM
  2. tkemack's Avatar
    I just tested this and it seems like in this instance, the home key brings you to the last page you were on

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    09-26-2011 05:22 PM
  3. richardodn's Avatar
    Playing with it some more, it now seems anywhere I press the home button it takes me to this alternate home page. Even if I'm on my home screen. The home page it now wants to go to has the clock and weather on it and alarm, music, gallery, voice search, and internet buttons along the bottom. Also it has a mute and "X" button in the upper right corner. Where am I???
    09-26-2011 05:38 PM
  4. tkemack's Avatar
    Take a screen shot and post it here. To do that hold home and press power (quickly)

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    09-26-2011 06:39 PM
  5. richardodn's Avatar
    Take a screen shot and post it here. To do that hold home and press power (quickly)

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    Here it is
    Attachment 15605
    09-26-2011 07:31 PM
  6. tkemack's Avatar
    You are in dock mode somehow. Like if you had it mounted in the car or something

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    09-26-2011 07:35 PM
  7. tkemack's Avatar
    What happened when you press the x, in the top right?

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    09-26-2011 07:41 PM
  8. richardodn's Avatar
    Well at least that explains it. I should be able to figure out how I'm getting into it. I plugged it into the car adapter but that's just an older Sprint branded micro-USB adapter. However it has happened before. I'll just have to pay closer attention to what starts it. Any idea how to get out of it once I have? Right now I have to power cycle it.
    09-26-2011 07:42 PM
  9. tkemack's Avatar
    That x in the top right should do it? How I got to that screen is applications - clock - desk clock then there is a funny icon in the corner. Somewhere in there is your answer

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    09-26-2011 07:47 PM
  10. richardodn's Avatar
    The X doesn't do it. I'll figure out what I did next time it happens. (or the next...) Thanks for the help!
    09-26-2011 07:54 PM
  11. tkemack's Avatar
    You're welcome!
    Feel free to post how you got there just in case this happens to someone else

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    09-26-2011 08:10 PM
  12. richardodn's Avatar
    I will when I figure it out. Right now I'm playing with my Logitech MediaBoard Pro for PS3. It's a Bluetooth keyboard/touchpad combo for PS3 and it pairs right up with the phone.
    09-26-2011 08:17 PM
  13. xtn's Avatar
    Mine got stuck in "dock" mode last Friday. I don't own a dock, so have no idea what started it. Then I couldn't get it out of that mode without rebooting the phone. Well, I could press the X and get back to my home screen, but as soon as I did anything else the dock screen came right back up. It was very annoying.

    xtn
    09-26-2011 08:51 PM
  14. richardodn's Avatar
    That's what mine did too. Same solution so far.
    09-26-2011 09:02 PM
  15. tkemack's Avatar
    Did they happen to get stuck in dock when or after you plugged them in for a charge? Are you using the stock plug and cord? There have been reports of 3rd party power blocks causing some weird issues

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    09-26-2011 09:04 PM
  16. richardodn's Avatar
    I think it was when I plugged it in using a non-OE car charger. I'll keep an eye on it.
    09-26-2011 09:38 PM
  17. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Hi,

    Is it possible that you accidentally changed the 'Home Screen' setting?

    To make sure your Home screen is the home screen you want, hit the menu list button (first button on the left) (I'm still a newbie too!). Then tap on the 'Edit' button (on screen). You will get all your 7 Touchwiz or Shortcut pages. The will be a 'Remove' button on the bottom of the screen. At this point, tap on the 'Menu List' button (remember, the first button on the left). The 'Remove' button will now change to 'Set as Home'.

    Now tap that button (Set as Home), it will change to 'Done' but your really not done yet. You need to tap on one of the miniaturized screens that you want to set at the Home Screen.

    After you do that, you will see an icon of a house, now you can tap on the 'Done'!

    You have now set your Home Screen Page!

    Rob
    09-26-2011 10:53 PM
  18. richardodn's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, but it was most definitely in docking mode. Rebooting the phone set it right.
    09-27-2011 06:27 AM
  19. xtn's Avatar
    When it happened to me it was halfway through the day and had not been on the charger since I woke up that morning.

    xtn

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    09-27-2011 06:36 AM
  20. TheCrazy88's Avatar
    If you go to your clock app there is a desk clock option that is what you are in.
    09-27-2011 06:39 AM
  21. richardodn's Avatar
    You're almost right. It looks almost exactly like the desk clock with a subtle difference. When running desk clock, the screens are identical except the touch buttons in the upper right corner. In clock mode, I get a maximize/normal button. In dock mode, I get an X (go back) and Mute button.

    It most definitely happens to me when I plug it into my car charger. I'm not sure if it's every time or only when though.
    09-27-2011 10:22 AM
  22. xtn's Avatar
    If you go to your clock app there is a desk clock option that is what you are in.
    I find no such option in my clock app.

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    09-27-2011 11:39 AM
  23. tkemack's Avatar
    I find no such option in my clock app.

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    When you enter clock, the top bar slides. Desk clock is tucked in the corner

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    09-27-2011 11:47 AM
  24. richardodn's Avatar
    Or turn it to landscape. I didn't see it until then.
    09-27-2011 02:02 PM
  25. niannello's Avatar
    haha this all happened to me today. got it fixed by turning it off and on. i used a 3rd party cord to charge the other day and it kept kicking me into car mode. anyways, every thing is back now! thanks!
    10-09-2011 12:46 PM
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