When I setup my second email account a widget automatically was created for it. Since it's not an account I actively use I just removed it. To add it back add a new widget to the home screen you want it on, select mail, and it will prompt you to choose which mail account to use.
Phone history: NEC Talktime 800, Nokia 5120, Motorola V66, Siemens M46, Siemens SL55, Siemens SX1, Siemens SL65, Siemens SL75, Nokia N95, Nokia N81, Nokia N8
My N8 allowed me to add a 2nd mail widget to the same homescreen using the same tap & hold method.
Yes, I also find the clock widget useless since the time is now up in the status bar. Speaking of redundant, not sure why there is a menu-button on the bottom left screen - right above the physical menu-button. This could have been something else - like maybe Apps - which brings me to my next point: things are less organized now. I liked how Anna had a Games, Applications, Music etc etc folder to organize everything. Yes, you can still create a folder but it is the generic yellow, I liked how the other ones had icons & added variety (small complaint but still ...). A picture I saw of Belle had a shortcut to a Games folder (w/ the controller icon on it like in Anna) perhaps I can d/l these from the Nokia/Ovi store.
On the bright side: Belle improved my battery life! With ^3 I could go for days before the battery died. With Belle, it lasted only 8 hours. Have not done a rundown test yet but after 8 hours my phone still had @ least 1/2 life (hard to tell since there are no more "bars" to count & cannot click on it to get a percentage). This alone makes Belle worth it for me.
Nokia N8 Dark Grey
Is there a way to put widgets to offline mode with Belle similar to Anna and pre-Anna? Used to be a simple press in the bottom left hand of the screen and select Widgets to offline or online.
I'd like to have data on but don't always want my widgets connecting automatically in the background.
I had Swiss Manager Pro, need to find the install & re-install it.
... also liked Netquin, just for the trash cleanup (usually removed cached / obsolete files)
LONG press on (bottom / left) key brings up OPEN APPS (was looking for that)
Belle will prolly be GOOD, but have to agree, there is a learning curve & work to be done to re-configure my phone ...
any other impressions ??
informed/intelligent comments are welcome.
I use Memory status. It has gone down about 10mb after adding some widgets though.
SO far I like the new mail widget more and the music widget looks nice, I also like the social one, thos ebeing bigger is worth it.
the clock widget is not as good as before, like someone mentioned the time is now displayed at the top and it's easy to add a calendar shortcut but we end up missing the date and that'q kinda annoying, I don't want a huge time widget just to see the date. It would be cool if the calendar shortcut's number instead of showing "12" all the time if it showed the current date.
Impressions are good so far, some of my apps still install like fast pannel but don't look right. I have used my phone a lot today and the batt still shows full but obviously it isn't.
The flat apps area is alright although I will surely go back to some folders like: MAPS, GAMES, CRAP ect.
There is an app called "folder icons" that is awesome for assigning pictures to folders... they have 100's of pics to choose from. Worth the price IMO.
Swype no longer has the split screen...when it comes time to type I always type in a white box and no longer see the web page or whatever.
One more thing I just noticed with belle...after manually arranging my icons I noticed that when you switch orientation from portrait to landscape, the icons do not line up correctly.
I noticed that within a row of icons, the order will change...and also, the rows themselves will not follow the same orientation, they switch place! This is kind of annoying.
In regards the the resizsable widgets...here it is from nokia:
So no resizing, simply now not all widgets are the same size.There will be no re-sizable widgets in Belle. You can only choose different form factors like there are different Clock widgets, both in different Size's as in Function. This is what we mean by re-sizable widgets.
As for my problem with swype, I forgot splitscreen was from the betalabs swype.
Also the learning curve it pretty small I find, it's still the same:long press and see your options. Easy transition for me personally.
Can we share which existing apps no longer work, suitable substitutes & source(s) of NU apps ?
It appears FSecure BLOWS, very limited, unless U want to buy it ...
Will update, once I start re-loading some old apps & not everything (a simple flashlite) works from the Nokia (OVI) store
as far as learning curve, U R CORRECT, it's very doable, but lot's of work, getting back Apps (Angry Birds, anti-virus, memory mgr, phone optimizer, etc) NEED to find out what NOW works
... speaking of works, Nokia Situations (profile mgr) NOT available for Belle, kinda liked that app ...
lotsa work to do tonite, to get phone back up to speed.
I hope someone could point me to the right direction here.
I know Belle is missing a notifications widget (missed calls and unread texts) and is there a way to not show the darn popup box for every incoming SMS I receive? I could have sworn there was an option to disable that before Symbian Anna.
(='.'=)This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(")signature to help him gain world domination.