Double click favorites

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  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    I REALLLLLY hope that apple puts this in the upcoming update.... This is the one and only thing I miss about my 3G.
     
  2. headcheese macrumors regular

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    How would they do that when you have to double click to get to the "multitasking" tray?
     
  3. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Double click and hold...
     
  4. aforty macrumors 65816

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    I don't have an iPhone 4 yet (or iOS4 on my 3G) but supposedly that is exactly how you can still access your phone favorites.
     
  5. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, doesn't work.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    That's what I had heard on this forum too (back before iOS 4 launched). But I was disappointed to find out this is not the case.

    But I have found some delight in the voice dial feature (coming off my 3G). I especially like how you can activate it from the lock screen just by a simple hold of the home button. This is almost as fast as unlocking, double clicking, and pressing the number. It satisfies me well enough, but I still would like to see the double click and hold...
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Double click and hold hasn't worked since beta 3 or 4.

    Just move your favorite to the dock (on the far left or right) and get rid of one of the apps that you use less frequently. Takes the same number of steps as double click and it's just as fast since your finger is already there after unlocking.
     
  8. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    It was available on the early 4.0 betas, but not the later ones and not the final release. I would like this feature as well, but I'd like to use it for the camera. I hate wasting my home screen real estate for the camera app.
     
  9. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Ah I see. Sorry about that.
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    A) huh?? :confused:

    B) What are you talking about?

    C) if what I think you are talking about is possible, then that still would only allow for one favorite to be accessed....
     
  11. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :confused::confused:
    This....
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, for example, if I had double click set to open the camera app when on 3.0, all I have to do is move the camera app to the dock in iOS 4 and it's just as fast. The purpose of double click (at least for me) is to open an app quickly from the locked phone, useful to take pictures on the spot to capture spontaneous moments.

    Before, it was unlock and double click (three steps in all). This way, it's just two steps (unlock and click on camera app in dock).
     
  13. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    yeah that's great and all, but in this thread we had been talking about your phone contact favorites....

    And it still isn't as fast if you are within an application.

    double press home button = 1 step

    Easy... OR

    close the app + press the icon = 2 steps
    and unfortunately it doesn't work the same with the phone app, because you might have to close app + press phone + access favorites (could be on recents, contacts, or voicemail) = 3 steps

    so could be up to 1 more step for camera, and could be up to 2 more steps for favorites. plus I don't have to think about where to press on the home button. if I have to press an icon on the screen I have to be more observant and press is a specific place. home button is just easier.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Got it. It would be nice if they bring back double click and hold.
     
  15. Dark Goob macrumors regular

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    Well, somewhat of a workaround: if you put the Phone app shortcut on the far left of the dock, then at least you can tap home button to bring up the dock, then do a "slow double tap" on Phone app and you will end up at the Favorites. Yes, it's still 3 steps, but really it's less overall steps than otherwise since you don't have to move your thumb/finger between the last two steps...
     

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