Can someone teach me?
Ok...I just got my Droid X recently. One of my minor frustrations is in the phone dialer. Why can't I just start typing someone from my contact list's name, on the dial pad, and have it recognize it? If I want to call Scott, I should be able to dial 72688, and it would find Scott. Is there a setting for this, that I'm must not finding?
Thanks very much
- 08-23-2010, 09:11 AM #2
- 08-23-2010, 09:14 AM #3
You can also use contacts and type in plain text and not cryptic numbers... or create a speed dial for that contact, or place a widget on the home screen to dial that contact... There are about a hundred million ways to dial someone, you've just got to find the one that works quickest for you.
- 08-23-2010, 09:15 AM #4
Thanks for the options, tucker, however I have about 800 contacts on my phone (it's my work phone), and I just want to be able start typing the person's name. From the contacts tab, I still have to go to "search", before I can start typing. So instead of just hitting the phone button, and starting typing, I have to hit the phone tab, then the contacts tab, then the "menu" key, then the search tab, then start typing. Too many steps, when all I want is to place a call.
- 08-23-2010, 09:48 AM #7
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- 08-23-2010, 11:10 AM #10
you can also just hit the search button from the homescreen(or type into the search widget if you're using it)
the universal search indexes your contacts, so if you hit search from the main screen and start typing the name, it'll pull up your contact. that's the quickest way for me to get to someone's number
- 08-23-2010, 11:17 AM #11
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- 08-23-2010, 12:21 PM #14Semper Fi
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- 08-23-2010, 12:35 PM #15
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I just go to the contacts tab and press and hold menu to bring up the virtual keyboard and type.
But yeah, coming from a Palm Centro I was spoiled by just typing a name. But like any new thing there are learning curves that come with it.
I'm already used to doing it this way, but I'm sure one of the previously mentioned apps will do what you want.
- 08-23-2010, 12:42 PM #16--Inspector Gadget
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- 08-23-2010, 02:28 PM #17
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- 08-24-2010, 12:52 AM #21
I'm not if I understand the issue. From your homescreen if you longpress the menu button the keyboard pops up. You start typing a name in the searchbar. Contacts that match show up at the top of the list. takes you to the selected contact and then you call.You don't even have to go into the dialer.
- 08-25-2010, 10:06 AM #23