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How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
random64
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The call history can be accessed by tapping its icon in the "People" app.  On my Droid Eris I was able to have this Icon as a shortcut on my Home Screen, which is quite convenient.  I can't seem to find a way to get this on the TB.  Any suggestions?

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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
random64
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When I was looking into method to conveniently change data mode between CDMA, 3G and LTE I learned about this app called "Any Cut".  It allow allows one to make a shortcut of any "phone activity", which are built-in android processes used by apps.  In the case of the data mode switching the activity is "Phone info".  However, using "Any Cut", I was also able to find a "Call History" phone activity which gives a shortcut to "Call History".

 

Of course, on the TB this is all pretty moot -- My droid Eris was so slow that I really liked having a "Call History" shortcut on the home screen, becase it was painfully slow to go into the phone app, scroll over to the "Call History" icon and open it!  However, the responsiveness of the TB is so "lightning" quick, that I don't mind this method, and so the "Call History" shortcut really isn't needed.

 

But I'm posting the "Any Cut" solution, because I think it's pretty useful.

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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
AZSALUKI
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long press a home screen with space for an icon. select "shortcuts." select "applications." select "call history." this is how i do it on the htc inc. i'm assuming it's the same on the tbolt, but not sure?

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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
random64
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Azsaluki,

Thanks for the suggestion -- I'm sure that's the method I used for my Eris.  However, on my TB I can't find the "Call History" app anywhere.  I've also looked at it as a shortcut within the "People" app, but there's none.

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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
AZSALUKI
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sorry....must be one of the "improved" changes in the new Sense UI???

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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
AZSALUKI
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Re: How do I get the Call History Icon Shortcut on the Home Screen?
random64
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When I was looking into method to conveniently change data mode between CDMA, 3G and LTE I learned about this app called "Any Cut".  It allow allows one to make a shortcut of any "phone activity", which are built-in android processes used by apps.  In the case of the data mode switching the activity is "Phone info".  However, using "Any Cut", I was also able to find a "Call History" phone activity which gives a shortcut to "Call History".

 

Of course, on the TB this is all pretty moot -- My droid Eris was so slow that I really liked having a "Call History" shortcut on the home screen, becase it was painfully slow to go into the phone app, scroll over to the "Call History" icon and open it!  However, the responsiveness of the TB is so "lightning" quick, that I don't mind this method, and so the "Call History" shortcut really isn't needed.

 

But I'm posting the "Any Cut" solution, because I think it's pretty useful.

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