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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kkrathi, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. kkrathi

    kkrathi Newbie
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    I dearly dearly miss the the separate call button in my prior phone, that I could access no matter what app or screen I was in. With android, it is huge step backward, where you have to first click the home screen to get to the call button.

    Please tell me I am overlooking something very simple because I cannot imagine Android missing out such a big part. Or please tell me if there is a better home screen replacement that does exactly what I mentioned above. Will really appreciate any responses.

    I own Samsung Captivate, Android 2.1 - all stock apps so far.

    KR
     

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    Maybe not a total answer but if you use the phone as a phone a lot, if you hard press the large arrow key it will take you to a frequently used aps screen and you can choose phone from there. I wish there was a way to lock that in though. What is good is this works from inside any app without closing the app.
     
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    You know that's the "Home" Key right?

    Its a picture of a house (though it does look sorta like an arrow).
     
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    Depending on how long it's been since you've last used the touch screen it may require one or two presses to illuminate it revealing the phone button. This is a pretty standard arrangement for today's touchscreen phones.

    If you find this completely unacceptable a smartphone may not be for you.

    Returning to a basic feature phone with mechanical buttons may be your best move.
     
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    QuickDesk: QuickDesk BETA - Android app on AppBrain

    Still in beta, but gives you an extra "homescreen" you can bring up overtop of anything you're currently in. You double-tap the home button to summon it. Anything you can place on a homescreen, you can place in QD, including a shortcut to the phone.

    Also, it doesn't mess with replacement homescreens. I use it with LauncherPro and no issue so far.
     

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