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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cookie365, May 21, 2011.

  1. cookie365

    cookie365 Member
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    Just got my Wildfire S - first smartphone - and am loving it :)

    I've added some contacts to the People Widget and set a default action - but I can't figure out how to choose an alternative action - e.g. call someone whose default action is to send a message.

    Any ideas?

    Thank :)
     



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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    There are a few workarounds to that - please give me just a short while to get back to you (I'm texting this on the run) - just didn't want you to get discouraged.
     
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  3. cookie365

    cookie365 Member
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    Thanks EarlyMon - not discouraged at all, am really enjoying the phone and the forum :D
     
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Hi, if you make sure to click the name of contact (below pic) in widget it will still just open the contact so you can just call them. I think you have a newer version of sense so i am guessing this still works. Again, if you click the pic/default pic you will do the default you set, click the name to open contact for the other options
     
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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The People widget comes large and small - here's my wife's strategy with hers:

    She uses the tall, narrow widget and sets everyone's primary action to their contact card.

    Then, in the space left over on that page, she has a shortcut for each of the hot number she just wants to be able to press and ring immediately. (Long press blank space, select Shortcuts, Contacts, follow your nose.)

    ~~~~

    My solution - don't bother with People - I use Google Gesture Search, free in the Market.

    Use your finger like a crayon, draw the first letter or two of the name of interest on the screen - it populates a scrollable list immediately and filters as you scribble letters.

    Tap the green phone icon to the left of the name to immediately call, tap the name to get the contact card to select other actions.

    Not as sexy as People with pictures, but greased lightning for long lists.

    ~~~~~

    My wife also uses Gesture Search, and limits her People list to just the dozen or two she wants there.

    Both of us are using Sense.

    ~~~~

    Between this and NightAngel's advice (I didn't know that part myself!) - hope this helps! :)
     
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  6. cookie365

    cookie365 Member
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    Ah, yes, that works. You don't get much room for error though, it's easy to tap the pic by mistake - I need to get practicising :eek:

    Fantastic :) I'm going to try NightAngel's solution first, and if I can't get my fingers trained to press the right bit of the screen I'll try the Gesture option.

    Glad I found this forum :D
     
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  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    And we are glad to have you!!
     

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The HTC Wildfire S release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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