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    Contacts. Take it from the top

    Not the end of the world but an inconvenience nonetheless. Going through my contacts which are sorted by letter is a pain especially if you accidentally touch the wrong contact (ex. Instead of "Dean" you accidentally hit "Debra") because when you back out of this mistake, the contact list is no longer showing the "D's" it is showing the "A's" which of course is the top of the contact list.

    This is annoying as I was very used to my Blackberry which made finding contacts a breeze (dont get me wrong I am happier with my D2 than I was with my BB)

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and remedied it somehow....Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicerock10 View Post
    Not the end of the world but an inconvenience nonetheless. Going through my contacts which are sorted by letter is a pain especially if you accidentally touch the wrong contact (ex. Instead of "Dean" you accidentally hit "Debra") because when you back out of this mistake, the contact list is no longer showing the "D's" it is showing the "A's" which of course is the top of the contact list.

    This is annoying as I was very used to my Blackberry which made finding contacts a breeze (dont get me wrong I am happier with my D2 than I was with my BB)

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and remedied it somehow....Thanks

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    I rarely use my contact list. I long press on the search button on the ffront of the phone and say call target. Boom, it dials targe. Hungry for Chinese? Call Chinese..

    The other way to do it is instead of rolling through the contact list just go to contacts, search, and type in the name. After a few letters your contact will pop up.
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    My D2 doesn't do dat

    When I hit the contact icon, it starts at the top of the list. Then as I slide my finger up the screen, a little menu icon appears and allows me to scroll fast thru the alphabet. If I stop on a name and select it (a Joan, for instance), then realize it's the wrong name and hit the return arrow, I am right back on the contact list where I left off (at Joan, and I can continue down to John). BTW, these are my gmail contacts.
    Perhaps you are hitting the return arrow twice and going to the home screen? In that case, you will start over at the top.
    Last edited by Lenagainster; 02-20-2011 at 03:44 AM.
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    Oh thats interesting. Im not sure but im guessing im not viewing my contacts as Google contacts. Im using the default Contacts button. So this makes me wonder is there a separate Google contacts app? I know that Google has a hand in my contacts as they seem to with everything these days but its annoying whether i use the scroll motion or keyboard to find my contacts.

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    I'm having the same issue with my D2 and although the voice dial is a terrific option, sometimes you just need to look up a number or the spelling of someone's last name.
    Not only is the contact look up a bit of a pain but I'm trying to find a way to organize all the contacts! Everything got imported when I synced my phone and now I have duplicates and random email addresses and the menu options don't include a select tool nor do I have the option to create folders (I would have to create folders in my Yahoo account then re-import everything, then do the same with my gmail and hotmail contacts).
    Any suggestions?
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    Now that your mention it, my contacts are riddled with duplicates too. D2 is great except for the phonr aspect imo

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    There is (or should) be an option for editing the display of contacts and other settings to keep the phone book (contacts) clean. I'm on liberty 1.5 so not sure if it's different for stock or what have you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by juicerock10 View Post
    Not the end of the world but an inconvenience nonetheless. Going through my contacts which are sorted by letter is a pain especially if you accidentally touch the wrong contact (ex. Instead of "Dean" you accidentally hit "Debra") because when you back out of this mistake, the contact list is no longer showing the "D's" it is showing the "A's" which of course is the top of the contact list.

    This is annoying as I was very used to my Blackberry which made finding contacts a breeze (dont get me wrong I am happier with my D2 than I was with my BB)

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and remedied it somehow....Thanks

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    I rarely use my contact list. I long press on the search button on the ffront of the phone and say call target. Boom, it dials targe. Hungry for Chinese? Call Chinese..

    The other way to do it is instead of rolling through the contact list just go to contacts, search, and type in the name. After a few letters your contact will pop up.
    I'm not much of a talk to my phone type of guy even though the voice search works amazingly well. I use Gesture Search. It's made by Google and it allows searching for contacts, apps, music, bookmarks and phone settings by drawing characters on the screen. You can trigger the search app to open with motion by turning the screen upside-down and turning it right-side up again.
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    Great recommendation!

    Quote Originally Posted by freezyfreaky View Post
    ..... I use Gesture Search. It's made by Google ......
    Wow! What a neat app. Didn't know about it until you mentioned it. This should help my BH who has a terrible time trying to find contacts on the phone. Thanks for bringing it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenagainster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by freezyfreaky View Post
    ..... I use Gesture Search. It's made by Google ......
    Wow! What a neat app. Didn't know about it until you mentioned it. This should help my BH who has a terrible time trying to find contacts on the phone. Thanks for bringing it up!
    Glad you found it useful!
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