1. i know you can lower the volume of the ringtone for calls with the volume control on the left side of the pre, but is there a faster way to lower the volume on text notifications without having to go into the sounds settings and lower it?

2. it might just be me or an isolated case with my pre but has anyone noticed the EV, signal and batery icons on the top right corner change colors? ive noticed mine switching from green to grey to dark grey...is this something i should be worried about? does it mean the EVDO is faster when its green than when its grey? should i be worried?

thank you!