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One touch dialing help

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dkb43, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. dkb43

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    This is what I want the end result to be. I have the screen to left of my home screen clear. What I NEED for this screen is to have 8 one touch phone contacts that I can clearly tell the difference between. The 8 would consist of 4 people, my 4 supervisors with both of their phone numbers (office & cell).

    I tried 2 folders, one for office and one for cell. I don't like it that way. Using these, in some cases will need to be quick, and the folder doesn't stay open when you move away from the screen. If I put them directly on the screen neither the icon nor the title show the difference between the office and the cell.

    Then I created groups for cell and office in Google contact.s I added the HTC People widget (the tall one) for both. The widgets, of course, stay open, but when I touch the button it only takes me to the contact card.

    An app, thoughts, suggestions?????
     

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  2. eyebeam

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    Try "Speed Dial" (I think that's the one Eyebette uses). It lets you name the icon whatever you want.
     
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    Download contact widget. It puts same contact photo that you use right on the screen. From there you can text or call. Pretty clean and simple.
     
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    I had speed dial folder, but it's not one touch

    Question.... will simply adding a contact widget by long pressing the homescreen, clicking widget, clicking direct dial not work?

    I have always had a speeddial pad mentality for my contacts going back to the days of the Razr.

    I simply added 9 direct dial widgets in the configuration of a standard dialpad. Shows their pictures and everything.

    I've expanded that thought a little by adding a 'row' inbetween rows 1 and 2, and again between row 2 and 3.

    One problem I had though, sometimes, the slide button on my droid is activated, then I end up pocket dialing (usually #5)

    Later, I found "more icons" widget. It allows you to place 4 shortcuts, icons, and even direct dials in the normal space that 1 takes. I was able to reduce the size of my pad down to a 1/4 of it's overall size, with plenty of size that I had no problems dialing the person I wanted.
     

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