DW Phone - Tab & Call Filter Bars inconsistent

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AlCan
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DW Phone - Tab & Call Filter Bars inconsistent

Post by AlCan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:54 pm

Hi again DWP,

Good work on the new (themeable) Tab bar. (V.2.24)

However, I see that now the Call Filter bar (still?) behaves inconsistently.

I have my DW set to open with the Number keypad minimised when opening the Phone tab (Settings > Phone > Start dialer without dialer pad.). The Call filter bar appears above the phone Number entry bar. That is fine.

When I tap in the number box, the Number keypad maximises with the Number entry bar above it, the Call Filter bar disappears, and the Tab bar remains at the bottom of the screen as it should.

However, if I then change to the Alpha keyboard, the Tab bar appears above the keyboard, the Number bar above that, and the Call Filter bar above that. (I know this was a problem in the earlier versions due to the limitations of Android, but I was thinking the new Tab bar would get around that? Not yet? Or only works in later versions of Android maybe?)

Is it possible to keep the Tab bar at the bottom of the screen, and to also stop the Call Filter bar from appearing when in Alpha keyboard mode? It doesn't seem useful to have it in one keypad but not the other, and there seems no point to have it at all in Alpha mode.

Also, if I close DWC while the Alpha keyboard is active, when I restart DWP (or DWC and open the Phone tab), the Alpha keyboard is still active (minimised). Is that intended?

Minor problems, but would be nice if they can be fixed.

Please keep up the great work!

Cheers,
Al
Currently (i.e Now, not necessarily the date of this post)
using DW Contacts & Dialer version 2.5.3.0-pro
On Motorola Defy with Android 2.2.2 (Work Phone)

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Re: DW Phone - Tab & Call Filter Bars inconsistent

Post by dwp » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:16 am

Hi AI
AlCan wrote: Is it possible to keep the Tab bar at the bottom of the screen, and to also stop the Call Filter bar from appearing when in Alpha keyboard mode? It doesn't seem useful to have it in one keypad but not the other, and there seems no point to have it at all in Alpha mode.
Then the keyboard appears Tab above can not be done.I try to hide call records filter when the keyboard is open.Because older versions of Android did not provide an API so that I can determine whether the keyboard is open.I will check whether to add the API in the new version of Android.
AlCan wrote: Also, if I close DWC while the Alpha keyboard is active, when I restart DWP (or DWC and open the Phone tab), the Alpha keyboard is still active (minimised). Is that intended?
Yes, it is designed to save the final choice.

Thank you for your suggestion.

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