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JF Mezei
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      Dec 24th, 10, 3:14 AM
I get a phone call.

The entry in the recent calls shows "John Doe" (caller ID).

If I click on it, it automatically starts to dial the number. For all I
know, it is to some very expensive country that will cost me $15.00/second.

I need to click on the microscopic arrow on the right to get the details.

But from there, I can't see any option to add this to a contact. Is
there a trick to add a recently received call to the contacts ?


Also, is there a way to clear
an individual entry, or perhaps all entrys in "missed calls" without
clearing the rest ?
 
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      Dec 24th, 10, 3:22 AM
In article <4d14021d$0$9736$c3e8da3$ m>,
JF Mezei <> wrote:

> The entry in the recent calls shows "John Doe" (caller ID).
>
> If I click on it, it automatically starts to dial the number. For all I
> know, it is to some very expensive country that will cost me
> $15.00/second.
>
> I need to click on the microscopic arrow on the right to get the
> details.
>
> But from there, I can't see any option to add this to a contact. Is
> there a trick to add a recently received call to the contacts ?


Yes; click on the big button that says "create new contact". It's the
fourth button down (first button in the second group of buttons).

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      Dec 24th, 10, 3:26 AM
In article <4d14021d$0$9736$c3e8da3$ m>, JF
Mezei <> wrote:

> Also, is there a way to clear
> an individual entry, or perhaps all entrys in "missed calls" without
> clearing the rest ?


nope. you can't delete individual calls from the list, which is
incredibly stupid. you might be able to delete all missed calls if you
are only looking at the missed calls list (never tried that).
 
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      Dec 24th, 10, 4:28 AM
On 12-23-2010 21:26, nospam wrote:
> In article<4d14021d$0$9736$c3e8da3$ aweb.com>, JF
> Mezei<> wrote:
>
>> Also, is there a way to clear
>> an individual entry, or perhaps all entrys in "missed calls" without
>> clearing the rest ?

>
> nope. you can't delete individual calls from the list, which is
> incredibly stupid. you might be able to delete all missed calls if you
> are only looking at the missed calls list (never tried that).


Nope, can't do that either.

Solution: Jailbreak the phone, use 'vi' to edit the list,
then restore the O.S. But first, think long and hard
about the meaning of the punctuation below.

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      Dec 24th, 10, 3:13 PM
Michelle Steiner wrote:

> Yes; click on the big button that says "create new contact". It's the
> fourth button down (first button in the second group of buttons).


I had not realised one could scroll down on the recent call details.
There isn't a scroll bar there. (actually there is , bit it quickly
disapears).

Learn something everyday.

But really, when you click on the recent call, it should display the
details instead of automatically calling the number.

 
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      Dec 24th, 10, 4:52 PM
In article <4d14aa6d$0$26669$c3e8da3$ om>,
JF Mezei <> wrote:

> > Yes; click on the big button that says "create new contact". It's the
> > fourth button down (first button in the second group of buttons).

>
> I had not realised one could scroll down on the recent call details.
> There isn't a scroll bar there. (actually there is , bit it quickly
> disapears).


On my iPhone, you don't have to scroll to see that button.

Regardless, there are no scroll bars per se in iOS; it is not a
mouse-driven device, so scroll bars are not necessary.

> But really, when you click on the recent call, it should display the
> details instead of automatically calling the number.


When you tap on any phone number, it calls that number. To do it
differently for recent calls would involve special casing. Just tap the
arrow to get the info screen, just as with the other lists.

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      Dec 24th, 10, 6:42 PM
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<michelle->,
Michelle Steiner <> wrote:

> > > Yes; click on the big button that says "create new contact". It's the
> > > fourth button down (first button in the second group of buttons).

> >
> > I had not realised one could scroll down on the recent call details.
> > There isn't a scroll bar there. (actually there is , bit it quickly
> > disapears).

>
> On my iPhone, you don't have to scroll to see that button.
>
> Regardless, there are no scroll bars per se in iOS; it is not a
> mouse-driven device, so scroll bars are not necessary.


true but if you open settings which scrolls, the scroll bar appears for
a moment and then fades away, so you know you have that option.

when you open the recent call list, the scroll bar doesn't appear at
all. the last entry is partially obscured though, suggesting that you
can scroll to see it and anything after it.

> > But really, when you click on the recent call, it should display the
> > details instead of automatically calling the number.

>
> When you tap on any phone number, it calls that number. To do it
> differently for recent calls would involve special casing. Just tap the
> arrow to get the info screen, just as with the other lists.


the problem is that it's too easy to accidentally call if you tap and
miss the arrow. been there done that. plus, most of the time i want
information about the call rather than to call them back, which if i
wanted to do that, i'd just do it from contacts.
 
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      Dec 24th, 10, 9:13 PM
In article <241220101242004647%>,
nospam <> wrote:

> > Regardless, there are no scroll bars per se in iOS; it is not a
> > mouse-driven device, so scroll bars are not necessary.

>
> true but if you open settings which scrolls, the scroll bar appears for
> a moment and then fades away, so you know you have that option.


Well, that's not really a scroll bar, but an indicator of the view within
the overall page.

> when you open the recent call list, the scroll bar doesn't appear at
> all.


It appears for me; I just tried it. Besides, that's not what we were
discussing; we were discussing the page that appears after you tap one of
the blue and white arrows on the right of of the items in the list.

> the problem is that it's too easy to accidentally call if you tap and
> miss the arrow. been there done that.


Yeah, me too; two or three times, three years ago.

> plus, most of the time i want information about the call rather than to
> call them back, which if i wanted to do that, i'd just do it from
> contacts.


Contacts doesn't show you the date and time of the call, nor the length of
time of the connection. (Length, of course, does not apply to missed
calls, but it does apply to completed calls, both incoming and outgoing.)

Further, I find it much easier to click on the arrow then to click the
contacts icon and find the person's entry.

Finally, Contacts doesn't show anything for calls that are not already in
the address book. If you want to add that number to your contacts, you
click the arrow, get the data page for the number, enter whatever
additional information you want, and tap "Share Contact."

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      Dec 24th, 10, 9:33 PM
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Michelle Steiner <> wrote:

> > > Regardless, there are no scroll bars per se in iOS; it is not a
> > > mouse-driven device, so scroll bars are not necessary.

> >
> > true but if you open settings which scrolls, the scroll bar appears for
> > a moment and then fades away, so you know you have that option.

>
> Well, that's not really a scroll bar, but an indicator of the view within
> the overall page.


that *is* a scroll bar and appears whenever you touch an area and start
moving your finger to scroll and it disappears when you stop.

there has even been some concern that these hidden scroll bars may be
in lion, which if so would be bad.

> > when you open the recent call list, the scroll bar doesn't appear at
> > all.

>
> It appears for me; I just tried it.


it doesn't for me unless i start scrolling. it does not appear at
launch as with other apps. you might be running a different version of
the firmware.

> Besides, that's not what we were
> discussing; we were discussing the page that appears after you tap one of
> the blue and white arrows on the right of of the items in the list.


that, and the fact that jf mezei didn't think the recent items list
could scroll.

> > plus, most of the time i want information about the call rather than to
> > call them back, which if i wanted to do that, i'd just do it from
> > contacts.

>
> Contacts doesn't show you the date and time of the call, nor the length of
> time of the connection. (Length, of course, does not apply to missed
> calls, but it does apply to completed calls, both incoming and outgoing.)


which doesn't usually matter if you know you want to call someone,
although in some cases it might.

it would also be nice to separate incoming and outgoing, along with a
host of other useful features commonly found in standard cellphones.
oddly enough, the phone part of the iphone is one of the weakest parts.
 
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      Dec 24th, 10, 9:56 PM
In article <241220101533488679%>,
nospam <> wrote:

> > Well, that's not really a scroll bar, but an indicator of the view
> > within the overall page.

>
> that *is* a scroll bar and appears whenever you touch an area and start
> moving your finger to scroll and it disappears when you stop.


Right but you don't manipulate it. A scroll bar is like what is on the Mac
and Windows where you drag something on the bar or click on it to cause the
window to scroll.

> > > when you open the recent call list, the scroll bar doesn't appear at
> > > all.

> >
> > It appears for me; I just tried it.

>
> it doesn't for me unless i start scrolling. it does not appear at launch
> as with other apps. you might be running a different version of the
> firmware.


I'm running 4.2.1

> > > plus, most of the time i want information about the call rather than
> > > to call them back, which if i wanted to do that, i'd just do it from
> > > contacts.

> >
> > Contacts doesn't show you the date and time of the call, nor the
> > length of time of the connection. (Length, of course, does not apply
> > to missed calls, but it does apply to completed calls, both incoming
> > and outgoing.)

>
> which doesn't usually matter if you know you want to call someone,
> although in some cases it might.


If you want to call them, you just tap their name or number.

> it would also be nice to separate incoming and outgoing,


I agree, and also to delete missed calls without deleting all calls.

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