Duh! The Droid DOES Have One Touch Dialing

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    I've had my Droid over a month-- and I just figured out that you can you can set up a shortcut to a Contact on any home screen, creating an icon which will dial the desired phone number with a single touch.

    If someone here will admit that they didn't know about this feature either, maybe I can stop slapping my forehead.

    Thanks.
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    I knew u could place shortcuts for contacts on the homescreen but didn't know that it would dial and call it for u too with one touch...cause I've never used this feature...pretty nifty...
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    Slap away lol. here i'll slap ya too (not on yur forehead)! :icon_censored: LmAo
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    Geeze, that's gonna leave a bruise... :)

    Just to clarify, if you select Contacts from the Shortcut menu, you get an icon that brings up the Contact info. If you select Direct Dial from the Shortcut menu, it gives you a one-touch dial icon.

    I know I'm not the only one that didn't know this-- I think the others are too busy slapping their foreheads to reply. :icon_ devil:
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    LOL....I knew about this for a while, but always good to remind all the new comers..
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    I had half a page of them when I was using Home ++ and as soon as I get my 5 screens with 2.1 I will add them again. I've known about them for some time...but then again I'm obsessed.
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    i was just wondering about that today. I was getting tired of having to tap a million times to make a phone call from my contacts.
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    You can also create a folder and put all your one touch dialing shortcuts in that folder so they dont clog up your screen. It adds another step but it saves space but it's still fast dialing.
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    Don't forget to assign pictures to your contacts. It ups the cool factor!
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    Don't forget that you can also press the search button and do a verbal dial command too, just say "Dial Joe Smith, mobile" and it starts ringing.
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    Sorry, knew it. You can also do the same for texting someone as well...
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    Man I learned something new woohoooo
    Man I love this forum even if it does prove I have no social life.:motdroidvert:
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    OK so how do you make a folder and put contacts in that folder to put on a home screen?
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    Exactly, which is why the Droid doesn't need one touch dialing.
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    long press your desktop and select folders - new folder.

    drag and drop your contacts to the folder.

    long press the folder title bar (while it's open) to rename the folder.
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    Thank you!!!!
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    this may sound stupid, but somehow I have lost my shortcut menu? Help??? It was an icon when I first got the phone, but I guess I must have deleted that icon from one of my home screens. Now I can't find it anywhere??
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    :welcome: to the Droid Forums. Long tap on an empty area on your home screen and you will see the shortcuts folder in the menu that pops up.
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    I can find it to "add a shortcut" like that (long tap) but I can't access it otherwise. When I long tap it and click shortcut, I don't have a "direct dialing" option as I have read that others have??? I assumed that if I could access my shortcuts another way, I might find this option listed. I have read that a "direct dialing" option is listed under the shortcuts menu, but I sure can't find that. Is that not available on the Droid 2?
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