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  1. Tattie's Avatar
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    Default sms - remove large 'conversation' box and smiley, declutter email window

    My lovely, straightforward Curve 8900 has died and I've been 'upgraded' to a Bold 9790 (for small business use).

    I am trying to declutter in a couple of areas, apologies if I don't use the right technical words
    1. text/sms - there is a large box on screen when starting to write an sms that contains a history of all of the text exchange/'conversation' that you've had. You can clear the content of that box, but I would like to delete it completely. You are left with one line at the bottom to write your new message - yes it scrolls up but I want to see what I'm writing and I don't need to see any history.
    2. text/sms - Linked to that - how do I remove or hide the 'smiley' emoticon in the text window. I definitely don't want that.
    3. email - there are now alot of lines taken up with i) the email address you are sending from, ii) an extra 'To:, and cc:' at the address point. Is there any way of removing or hiding both of these, to declutter the screen.

    I've been pretty shocked at how much battery usage there is - I've tried using the power save options but would be itnerested in hearing any other hints.

    Last, in case there are official Blackberry people monitoring this: some of us want fast, uncluttered, basic services. Thanks
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    None of the above are possible with the native text and email programs... and even if RIM were watching, I doubt they would do anything about it now. It's been like that since OS5 and is not likely to change anytime soon with BB10 on the horizon.
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    Thanks Phill, I'm really hoping someone else has the secret, esp to the text window thing. Why would you waste all that space on the screen; or don;t people do plain 'home at 7' type sms any more? Also if you try and create a new para, with the wee 'move down' key, you send the text instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattie View Post
    Also if you try and create a new para, with the wee 'move down' key, you send the text instead.
    Text Messages > (Menu) Options > Press Enter Key to Send = uncheck
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    Thanks again Phill. Now phoned Orange in UK and they agree with you - all the issues are embedded (minus your second reply). Going to get new battery for old phone...

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