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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by A-Pac, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. A-Pac

    A-Pac Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2010
    Hey there, I just got my Nexus One & so far I love it. But I have a couple questions...coming from an old flip open phone.

    1 - On my old phone I would flip it open & hold down 2 and it would immediately call the person I had assigned to 2, etc. Is there any equivalent to that? Basically the easiest / shortest amounts of touches to dial someones number.

    2 - Is there a way to set up different ringtones between emails received and text messages received.

    3 - Going off the question above, is there a way to have the track ball a different color based on if you have a text, email, missed call?

    4 - Is there a way to have it vibrate AND ringtone for text / email notifications? I see for phone calls but not anything else.

    5 - On my old phone, while texting I could add a "template"...basically saved sentences / phrases. For example Id begin to text, then click on add template, choose between a couple things I always write, and it would automatically write it in the text.

    6 - When you touch the 4x4 square on the bottom middle (sorry dont know the term) and bring up all your icons for stuff installed...is there anyway to organize them? ...like put all your games in a folder almost, etc.

    Thanks in advance!


  2. Rightontime

    Rightontime Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    1. there is a speed dial option. You can add a direct dial icon to a person through menu->add->shortcut->direct dial

    2. Yes its in the settings for each of the applications.

    3. There are apps that do this, i personally dont use any.

    4. Yes, again in the settings for that application

    5. Not that i know of.

    6. No there is not.

    Hopefully that helped
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  3. justdoit

    justdoit Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Hi and welcome

    1, you can add favourites to the top of contacts by pressing the star icon at the side of them, I'm unaware of any shortcut option on the keypad

    2, Yes go into settings and change the ringtones

    3, Only if you update to Froyo (Android 2.2) or root your phone

    4,Think thats a new Froyo option too

    5, if you press and hold the text box some options appear under quick text (I'm using Handcent so this may be only available via this but its a free app n much better than the stock messenger)

    6, Don't think you can, I've never seen an option to do so

    Hope this helps.
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Jun 12, 2010
    You could always just put a Direct Dial shortcut on your home screen. Press and hold on home, select shortcut>direct dial. One touch to dial, don't even have to open the dialer. Of course there are apps to give you a "sense-like" visual contact list widget.

    Email uses the default notification tone. To change the text tone open up messaging then go to menu>settings>select rigntone.

    Yes, but requires rooting and a custom ROM.

    It's under the settings for each app.

    Not sure, sorry.

    You are talking about the app drawer. I don't think you can organize the app drawer itself, but you could put a new folser on one of your home screens and throw shortcuts into it so games are all in one location.
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  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Jan 20, 2010
    Where the Sakura grows
    As all of the questions have been answer, I'm just going to add to #1. If you want the T9 Speed Dial, you can try 'Dialer One' on the market. I haven't used it so can't comment on it, but you can give it a try.
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  6. A-Pac

    A-Pac Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2010
    Awesome! Thanks for the replies...that helps a lot.

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