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    Hmm, I can't seem to find display options - sort on last time when I go to the menu. I'm running system version 2.3.340 and Android version 2.2.1.
    Last edited by BradBev; 01-03-2011 at 01:59 AM.
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    Make certain you are viewing contacts and not favorites (short list). It's there for me. Good find rcrow490
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    djakrse,

    I appreciate your assistance. I am a newbie and I may be overlooking something. Here's what I see:

    From the top selection target, I can select All Contacts, Phone Contacts, or Google which is my Google contacts. This selection doesn't seem to make a difference, but for this example, let's use Google.

    When I click the menu key (bottom left on my Droid X), at the lower 1/4th of the screen, I see "Add Contact", Backup Assistant", "Search", "Display Group", "My Info", and "More".

    I've looked under each menu and can't find anything to change the display option to sort on last name or show last name first. From the convention of other programs, I would think I'd find it under "More" but from there I see "Manage accounts", "Settings" Share name cards" and "Import/Export". Again, I would think I'd find it under "Contact setting" but no joy, I only see Phone Contacts and Google with the option to turn on or turn off the check mark on the right side of the screen.

    So, if you're seeing the same or something different under each target, I would appreciate knowing what you see, and if you can assist me by going step by step, it would make my work much easier. At the point, the only way I can see to do this is to insert the names reversed in the Google contact list (first name in last name field, and last name in first name field).

    I ran this problem through Verizon tech support and they couldn't figure out how to do it either.

    Another thought is that this is a software version issue. As best I can tell, I'm running the latest, greatest version, but I know by personal experience a bug might be fixed in version 5 but is reinserted when version 6 appears.

    Thanks,

    Brad
    Last edited by BradBev; 01-03-2011 at 09:12 AM.
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    That must be part of that motoblur. I have a slightly outdated rom, but my wife's droid 1 has 2.2.1 (FRG83D) and it looks the same as mine. I remember my friend's droid 2 had that system version and I know he just got an update to Android 2.2.1. I'm checking with him to see what he's got... just called and his is the same as yours. The menus we are talking about are not in that contacts app. They are in the Google version of the phone app you have. Apparently, you also have the motoblur version of the phone app, which has different menus. We have Phone, Call log, Contacts, and Favorites.

    Sounds to me like the easiest way would be to root and install rom that removes blur. Basically, the contacts app you have is not part of the OS. It was almost certainly added by Motorola with Motoblur. It's just possible that you have both versions of the phone/contacts app and you could use both at the same time, just that the blur one is set as default app. Someone who builds roms or messes with their system a lot more than me could tell you. You might try asking in the hacks or tech issue section of the DX forum.
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