I actually like the Dial-from-home-screen feature over the standard Shortcut-to-application standard. It's nice to just start typing out a contact's name and have it search my phonebook. I can just scroll to the application I want in the menu, so launching those any faster isn't really a huge deal to me.
I must admit though, I've accidentally called people before with that feature on.. so it's been AutoLock or AutoStandby for me since
I turn Dial From Home Screen off. This gives me access to all
the keyboard shortcuts. I find that much more useful.
Also, it prevent accidental key presses, so no phantom calling.
When I had the curve, this is the exact reason why I disable my dial from home screen. I had called people to many times when my phone was in my pocket. The keyboard shortcuts are nice once you get used to them.
I turned mine off, as well. Shortcuts are the way to go. Plus, I use my address book so often that I very rarely have to dial numbers manually. I prefer to just hit "A" and find the contact I'm looking for and have the ability to use shortcuts than to scroll to the Address Book on my home screen every time I want to call someone.
I have mine off, as others have said, the shortcuts are just too awesome. In reality, its just an extra button press to get to contacts. I just hit the green phone button, and then start typing the name of the contact and it works just the same as if from the home screen.
What shortcuts you talkin about if I disable the dial from homepage
A or C= Address Book or Contacts B or W = Browser (on AT&T W= MediaNet Browser) F = Profiles I - AIM (if installed) K = Keyboard Lock L = Calendar M = Messages N = BBM O = Options R = Alarm S = Search T = Tasks U = Calculator V = Saved Messages Y = Yahoo Messenger (if installed)
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