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Pull a call log entry to make a call or send an SMS

asked 2014-01-02 01:25:51 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

updated 2014-03-05 16:25:47 +0300

chemist gravatar image

In call log, if you swipe right on an entry you call the associated number and if you swipe left on the entry you start composing an SMS to that number.

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Duplicate entry to https://together.jolla.com/question/297/confirm-calling-from-call-list-to-prevent-pocket-calls/

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jgr ( 2014-01-02 02:06:27 +0300 )edit

Not an answer. My suggestion was a direct action to make a call or start an SMS. Your link was about preventing call.

Mohjive ( 2014-01-02 02:08:45 +0300 )edit

See the comments there: Just comment in such a way, that you wish a different behaviour than the one already suggested ("From this screen with additional information I can either call (phone) or SMS or MMS or e-mail or ... the contact/number.")

jgr ( 2014-01-02 02:18:59 +0300 )edit

A comment in another idea/suggestion is not an answer nor a duplicate. These ideas are related but different. I'm not concerned about pocket dialing, just a simpler way to call back a recent number.

Mohjive ( 2014-01-02 02:37:27 +0300 )edit

@chemist: I'm uncertain that "pull" is the right word to use here. While it's true that the action start inside the application the user guide states "Pulls are used to move around inside an application [...] This feels a little like dragging the application around to see different parts of it". And while "swipe" starts from outside the border I feel we are missing a name for a gesture. The same gesture that hides the vkb, among other actions. What about "slide"?

Mohjive ( 2014-03-05 18:25:47 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-05 15:10:21 +0300

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updated 2014-03-05 15:15:59 +0300

In call log, if you want to ring the number, just tap it. If you want to send sms instead to the caller, long-press the listed caller/number (long-press also brings up commands to delet the entry or save to/go to contact). This is the same behavior I was used to with Nokia phones and I think it works better than remembering which way to swipe. (I have used Android phones and iPhones also, and I've always missed this simple intuitive feature on those. Happy that Jolla has it)

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I'd like to see the type or number of the entry in the call log. I never know if this is the mobile, work or home number of this contact when trying to call it via the log. Has this already been requested? Or is there a workaround/solution for this?

SagaciousT ( 2014-03-05 15:23:32 +0300 )edit

I'd like to see the number too. And I know I've seen it requested somewhere else, but can't find it right now.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-05 15:28:44 +0300 )edit

I know about those actions, but I'd prefer if the tap action opened up the details. I don't know how many times I've started to call someone because the phone interpreted my short drag as a tap.

Personally I don't think tap to call is that intuitive (I guess we're different), as a tap is an "open"-action to me and in call log "open" is analogous to "show details" for me. @spacenewt: I guess you see it as "call".

On my android learned very quickly to start the swipe in the middle, then, when I saw I had chisen the wrong swipe direction (and therefore action), I could just go the other way.

Mohjive ( 2014-03-05 15:40:53 +0300 )edit

I also use the typ action at the moment, but these are three taps (open contact, select number, make call) instead of one. I'd still like to see the number in the call log (like for the N9).

SagaciousT ( 2014-03-05 15:44:31 +0300 )edit

In every other phone I've used since I started to use mobile phones (way back when Siemens was a big cell phone manufacturer), tap on the caller from the call log is to call back. And that was also my immediate reaction to call back the caller without reading a manual when I used a mobile phone for the very first time. And I've used Siemens, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson both as separate companies and after fusion, iPhones 4S and 5S, so both smartphones and not so smart ones. I don't know what phone you've used that does something else with the tapping action, but that's why I call it intuitive.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-05 15:57:30 +0300 )edit
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