How can you get your Favorite Contacts when opening the phone?


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  1. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't know if this is phone-specific. I have a Sprint HTC Hero. When I press the phone button, I get the call log, and then I can click over to Favorites to get my most-used contacts. It would be perfect if when I click on the phone button, it would default to my favorites instead of the call log. Is this possible? Thanks! :)
     

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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can't tell if that's a serious response .....
     
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    We apologize for the (now removed by a Moderator) useless response to your question, GatorDeb.

    As to your very good question, changing the default opening area on "phone" is not possible in 2.1. Perhaps there will be a modification option in the 2.2 menu when that update eventually arrives. ;)
     
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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a 2.2 Froyo rom if that helps :) (CM6).
     
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    I was just told by a fellow running Froyo on his Desire that the option to change that default opener in "phone" is not there.

    Now I'm wondering if an app exists out there in Market that could address this.
     
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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You don't know how helpful such a teeny tiny thing would be. It's only a click but I barely use the call log and I use the favorites more. I guess sooner or later (new phone) all my favorites will be in the call log anyway, but still.
     
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    If you otherwise like your Hero, you're stuck with it as it is unless an app comes along, or a root hack in either 2.1 or 2.1.

    In other models the "phone" button defaults to the dialer; in the Fascinate, for example, there are no hard buttons (other than power and volume on the sides of the device), and the phone dialer is accessed via either an app icon or a dock button configured by the user, etc.

    These are the things that buyers might want to think about when at the store looking over the various devices. ;)
     
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    GatorDeb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am in love with my phone and it was only $100 on Craigslist out of contract =) But if it defaults to the dialer and you can't change it to favorites then we're back to the same thing. It'd be great if you got to customize what shows up when you press phone on any phone. You have all these amazing things you can do on Android and someone overlooked the most basic lol I wonder if I could contact Google and ask for that feature ...........
     
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    There are countless "basic" features that aren't in Android. The OS isn't going to cover every single possibility that every single user could come up with (just as no OS/device would be able to) despite what many Android n00bs apparently seems to think. The real power with Android is its extensibility and versatility. Even if there isn't currently a solution for you that doesn't mean that it isn't possible whereas you'd be out of luck with some other smartphones.

    Absolutely. I don't have the link handy but a Google search should turn up the site for submitting Android-related suggestions and problems to Google.
     

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