What if I just want a phone button on my screen?

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    A simple question. I'd love to just have a phone button at the bottom of my screen when I'm on my home screen at all times. I know GDE can do this, but honestly I'm perfectly happy with the current UI, except for the lack of phone button.

    Is there anything out there that can simply add this in?
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    I am not sure I understand what you are asking. By default there is an icon for "phone" application on home screen.
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    I'm referring to something such as this

    [​IMG]

    I'd be nice not to have to search for an icon, and instead have it permanently stuck at the bottom, very similar to phones that have the buttons outside the touchscreen.

    It's bit hard to explain, but basically out of that picture, I just want that bottom dock thing that has the phone button on it. That's it. Not a huge theme replacement.
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    GDE is what you're looking for [that screenshot]. It's amazing. I prefer Home++ but GDE is similar to the original home, which I believe is what you're looking for. You could also get an Eclair theme for it so you can have the original look if you'd like.
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    not a fan of gde, too slow. try home++
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    ^lol if you want force closes constantly, then use ++
    Been using GDE for a week, not 1 FC. and speed? no issue.

    as far as the OP...
    just make the same phone icon on all the screens. drag it from the tray.
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    OR..... I've just gotten use to pressing the home button then the phone, I have the 2.1 launcher with the 5 screens and instead of waisting a spot on all screens I just hit home>phone
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    I'm sure you can find an icon for that, if not just have your contacts icon there, when you touch that you have access to the phone or contacts.

    99% of the time when I make a call, it goes out to one of my contacts.
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    and to specifically answer your question.. there is not a separate button only that will sit at the bottom. The home screen is not setup to do that.. so you'd have to do a home replacement. (GDE)

    or, do what was mentioned and add a phone icon to each screen
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    I saw on another post that the people who make Home++ are thinking about creating an app that's just the power strip for use with the stock home. This will take care of the phone button (and add some others if you like) being on all screens.
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    use home++, you will like it
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    I am drooling for this to come out. So long as you can customize the buttons, which they said it would.
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    I've never had home ++ force close on me in the 4 weeks I've used it. Odd.
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    Neither have I, except when I purposely overloaded my phone to test its capability. And a week to test isn't long enough. I've been running Home++ since December with little to no compatibility issues.
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    me too!................
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    I too would love for this to happen. Actually, I just want Home++ to be as smooth as it is without it. I love some of the features it has, beyond the powerstrip.

    I also like the usable buttons on the modified 2.1 launcher. I am not sure if it is more stable yet, but as of about a week ago it was extremely buggy. I think there have been upgrades since then.
    Like so:
    [​IMG]
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    Home++ is slick as hell. I love it. It rarely FC's on me. The scrolling taskbar at the bottom is very convenient. Check mine out:

    [​IMG]
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    how did u get that Theme ? Noob here just got the Droid 3 days ago
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    omg where did you get this launcher??

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    Been using Home++ for a month now and maybe a FC once a week.
    Less now with Sholes 2.0.2