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sosha
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Bigger fonts, please! Reply with quote

I am suprised at the size of the font used on the Cingular 2125. Especially for an incoming call in my phone book. Why, oh why can't we use more that 1/10th of the screen (so it seems) to display the incoming name & number? Any software out there to help with this?
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optikalsaint
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Bigger fonts, please! Reply with quote

sosha wrote:
I am suprised at the size of the font used on the Cingular 2125. Especially for an incoming call in my phone book. Why, oh why can't we use more that 1/10th of the screen (so it seems) to display the incoming name & number? Any software out there to help with this?


there is a way to make the font larger. in the settings menu there is an option for accessability. (START>SETTINGS>ACCESSIBILITY)

from here you can make the system fonts larger... now this wont effect incoming calls but everything else will be nice and big Smile
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sosha
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much; too bad there's not an in-between size.

God, I'm getting old......... Smile
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optikalsaint
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did a little bit of research for you on my way home. according to my friend, who is a developer of windows mobile devices, the incoming call screen is just an xml file... if i understand correctly.

if it is then just like homescreens i believe this could be edited too. now unortunatly i have not researched it more than making a phone call but at least now you have a starting place for a nice google search Wink

EDIT: i looked around and searched my phone. unfortunatly i could not find any xml file for the incoming call screen. that doesnt mean one doesnt exist... though its totally possible that i mishead/understood him Embarassed
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optikalsaint
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sosha wrote:
God, I'm getting old......... Smile


nah, your eyes are just getting lazy Wink
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Mike Temporale
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

optikalsaint wrote:
i did a little bit of research for you on my way home. according to my friend, who is a developer of windows mobile devices, the incoming call screen is just an xml file... if i understand correctly.

if it is then just like homescreens i believe this could be edited too. now unortunatly i have not researched it more than making a phone call but at least now you have a starting place for a nice google search Wink

EDIT: i looked around and searched my phone. unfortunatly i could not find any xml file for the incoming call screen. that doesnt mean one doesnt exist... though its totally possible that i mishead/understood him Embarassed


Yes, the incoming call screen is just a template that can be customized - just not by the end user. Don't get me started on how horrible this is. It's a total broken experience when you consider the caller ID image size. Evil or Very Mad Anyway, according to my contacts in MS, there is no way for the end user to change this. Crying or Very sad
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Kris Kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did we ever rant about this on our front page? This is baaad! Evil or Very Mad

I would like to meet the person who chose the caller-photo-id image size on the incoming call screen. Rolling Eyes
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Mike Temporale
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kris Kumar wrote:
Did we ever rant about this on our front page? This is baaad! Evil or Very Mad

I would like to meet the person who chose the caller-photo-id image size on the incoming call screen. Rolling Eyes


We did - http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/a...ion=expand,9849 And you'll find the answer along with the person responsible discussing it in the comments. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Mike. Smile
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optikalsaint
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im sure theres a way to change it. if there is one thing i know its when microsoft says something cant be done someone goes out and does it. visual styles for xp for instance Smile
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