Daily Archives: June 23, 2012

How to turn off Predictive Text on an HTC One X

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I received the HTC One X through a promotion on Twitter. Never one to turn down a legit offer for something groovy and free, I didn’t mention to the giveaway peeps that I’m a T-Mobile girl. Got the unlock code for the phone and I’ve been using it happily for a couple of weeks now.

Love the phone, love the size but HATE the predictive text. I didn’t have that with the My Touch Slide that I’ve been using for 2 years. I feel it’s like Google Instant – and I HATE Google Instant. I know what I want to type, please do not try and second guess me. The phone nearly had me send a tweet out today that said bestial instead of be still and that was it – I’d had it.

The problem is, when you go to Settings – Language & Keyboard – HTC Sense Input – Advanced Settings, the Prediction Preference is checked on but greyed out so that you can’t change them.

Searched and searched online for the way to turn off the predictive text but most of the sites had me looking at the manual, which does not tell you how to do this. Some of the sites were European and they have different controls. Finally found one with the answer.

The trick is to go back to the Settings – Language & Keyboard – HTC Sense Input screen and toggle off Trace. Then move to Advanced Settings and click off Spell Correction and then Word Prediction.* Voila, no more auto correct mishaps.

*If you turn off Word Prediction first, it greys out Spell Correction which is then still on.

Countdown to New Shoes Album Day 6, Track 10

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(Post edited – each day, a new song was previewed. The preview link was the same every day. I have removed those links as they are now dead. As the band releases videos, I’ll adjust links for specific songs. Your best bet right now is to head on over to ShoesWire.com and buy Ignition. You won’t be disappointed. The guys put a great deal of time and thought into this album and the songs are stellar.)

Shoes, that amazing Power Pop band from Zion, Illinois, has been working on a new album for over a year. It’s titled Ignition and will have an “Extreme Fan” release on July 3rd. Every day, starting on June 18, they are revealing a new song, counting down from Track 15.

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Track 10 is Say it Like You Mean It by Murphy/Klebe/Murphy

SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT
(Murphy/Klebe/Murphy)

Rollin’ off your tongue
Passin’ through your lips
Words are only words
Without some feeling they can’t be heard

You gotta say it like you mean it
‘Cause I can tell by the tone in your voice
If you want me to believe it
You gotta say it like you mean it

Racin’ through your head
Carefully you choose
The words sent to my ears
They’re so empty and insincere

Wanna hear, loud and clear
Wanna hear, loud and clear

You gotta say it like you mean it
‘Cause I can tell by the tone in your voice
If you want me to believe it
You gotta say it like you mean it

Say it like you mean it
In a way you have before
A lot has come between us
Speak up to save us or the rest’ll take us down

Rollin’ off your tongue
Passin’ through your lips
Words are only words
Without some feeling they can’t be heard

Wanna hear, loud and clear

You gotta say it like you mean it
‘Cause I can tell by the tone in your voice
If you want me to believe it
You gotta say it like you mean it

You gotta say it like you mean it
Words are only words

You gotta say it like you mean it
Words are only words

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Gary: lead/backing vocals, electric guitars, handclaps
Jeff: lead/backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, handclaps
John: lead/backing vocals, bass, piano, handclaps

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