11-06-2011 10:55 AM
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  1. Bballbenb's Avatar
    How do you view your contacts to call someone? Is it all located in the people tile? Also if you choose not to have your facebook friends sync to your contacts, will the people you have in your contacts on your phone still show facebook, twitter, etc updates in the people hub or no?
    10-30-2011 02:10 PM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You can just pin individual contacts to the home screen if you prefer that way of access.

    Just a quick pan to the right shows whats new and history for that person.

    Nothing is shown on their tile though apart from their name and photo on the home screen. (Animated)
    10-30-2011 02:14 PM
  3. Bballbenb's Avatar
    No I would have too many people i need to contact to pin each individually. Can you answer my question about " if you choose not to have your facebook friends sync to your people hub, will the people you have in your contacts on your phone still show facebook, twitter, etc updates in the people hub or no? "

    Thanks!
    10-30-2011 02:26 PM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I don't have my facebook friends (non contacts) show in my contacts they are filtered out and my existing phone contacts do still show their facebook updates.

    Is that what you meant ?

    Sorry i'm easily confused LOL :)
    10-30-2011 02:30 PM
  5. Bballbenb's Avatar
    Yes, check the message i just sent you i need help!
    10-30-2011 02:45 PM
  6. desmonium's Avatar
    I don't have my facebook friends (non contacts) show in my contacts they are filtered out and my existing phone contacts do still show their facebook updates.

    Is that what you meant ?

    Sorry i'm easily confused LOL :)
    I think his question is:

    Can we only pick a certain subset of contacts to link to their facebook accounts, instead of getting all facebook friends downloaded as contacts on the phone?

    I have the same trouble. I got a bunch of friends on facebook but I don't wanna spoil my contacts and get all of them on my phone, but I still wanna see certain contacts in my phone book linked to their facebook accounts.
    10-30-2011 02:46 PM
  7. Vector555's Avatar
    As long as you have a Facebook account synced, the phone will link your manually programmed contacts even if you choose not to sync facebook contacts.

    Sent from something somewhere.
    10-30-2011 02:59 PM
  8. desmonium's Avatar
    As long as you have a Facebook account synced, the phone will link your manually programmed contacts even if you choose not to sync facebook contacts.

    Sent from something somewhere.
    Hmmmm what?

    Facebook will dump all your friends to your contacts? :mad:
    10-30-2011 03:30 PM
  9. Vector555's Avatar
    No, it will make the association between your contact John smith and your Facebook contact John smith if you desire. This will allow you to see updates for John smith without syncing all your Facebook contacts.

    Sent from something somewhere.
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    10-30-2011 03:58 PM
  10. desmonium's Avatar
    No, it will make the association between your contact John smith and your Facebook contact John smith if you desire. This will allow you to see updates for John smith without syncing all your Facebook contacts.

    Sent from something somewhere.
    That's good. I like this manual method better, than syncing everythings. BTW I got several friends who have the same names. I hope that's not a problem. XD
    10-30-2011 04:06 PM
  11. Bballbenb's Avatar
    awesome thats great news. thanks
    10-30-2011 04:11 PM
  12. PG2G's Avatar
    All you need to do is go to "People -> Settings -> Filter My Contacts" and only check the services that you want to show in your contact list. For me, I uncheck Facebook and Twitter, so people on Facebook or Twitter only don't show up in my contacts and people that have Windows Live or Google contacts do show.

    Their updates still show in the people hub and if you do a search they will still show up.
    10-30-2011 04:35 PM
  13. Bballbenb's Avatar
    So the only updates that will show in your people hub are the ones listed in your contact in your phone list that have a facebook or twitter. And this is with checking to un-sync facebook and twitter to contacts.

    Correct?

    If so this will be a lot better, because the main people in my contacts are the only people i really care about seeing updates for!
    10-30-2011 04:38 PM
  14. PG2G's Avatar
    Nah, it will show all Facebook or Twitter updates.

    As soon as you link Facebook or Twitter all of the contacts will come over. You can just hide them from the contact list (but not from the "What's New" page).

    You might want to consider creating a group if you only want status updates for a limited number of people.
    10-30-2011 05:43 PM
  15. KingCrimson's Avatar
    All you need to do is go to "People -> Settings -> Filter My Contacts" and only check the services that you want to show in your contact list. For me, I uncheck Facebook and Twitter, so people on Facebook or Twitter only don't show up in my contacts and people that have Windows Live or Google contacts do show.

    Their updates still show in the people hub and if you do a search they will still show up.
    Question - what's the behavior on that contacts filter? Are Facebook & Twitter contacts automatically added as you link in those profiles and then you have uncheck them? That's a bad user experience IMHO.
    10-30-2011 11:23 PM
  16. jdd77's Avatar
    Does anyone know of any downloadable app or setting that can replace the people tile with a solid contact tile? I find the people tile extremely annoying and distracting.
    10-31-2011 02:18 AM
  17. Winterfang's Avatar
    You can just pin individual contacts to the home screen if you prefer that way of access.

    Just a quick pan to the right shows whats new and history for that person.

    Nothing is shown on their tile though apart from their name and photo on the home screen. (Animated)
    Happy Halloween WeeBear =D
    10-31-2011 09:00 AM
  18. aubreyq's Avatar
    Does anyone know of any downloadable app or setting that can replace the people tile with a solid contact tile? I find the people tile extremely annoying and distracting.
    I can completely relate to your situation. WP7 is quite different as to how contacts are managed and approached. Can take some getting used to.

    I can't remember the exact name, but search in the Marketplace SpeedDial apps. I know some of them allow pin to Start. I've used one or two of those apps before but then got used to the WP7 way of things and ended up uninstalling them.

    Finally, like someone else suggested, you can try creating a group and then pin the group to Start.
    10-31-2011 10:01 AM
  19. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    Nah, it will show all Facebook or Twitter updates.

    As soon as you link Facebook or Twitter all of the contacts will come over. You can just hide them from the contact list (but not from the "What's New" page).
    Actually, there's a box for "Only show posts from people visible in my contact list," so I think that depends on whether you have that box checked.
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    10-31-2011 04:22 PM
  20. jdd77's Avatar
    I want to add that it [people tile] probably uses up more battery life than it needs to, with all those little squares constantly cycling pictures and flipping around. I'll look for the speed dial apps Aubreyq mentioned, but don't really wanna have a tile for each of my 150 contacts!
    Last edited by jdd77; 10-31-2011 at 05:55 PM.
    10-31-2011 05:03 PM
  21. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    What's in a name? that which we call a People tile
    By any other name would smell as sweet -or not

    --Shakespeople
    ;)
    10-31-2011 05:06 PM
  22. desmonium's Avatar
    I want to add that it [people tile] probably uses up more battery life than it needs to, with all those little squares constantly cycling pictures and flipping around. I'll look for the speed dial apps Aubryq mentioned, but don't really wanna have a tile for each of my 150 contacts!
    Wanna know my approach?

    1. Unpin the people tile from start.
    2. Create a small group for my most contacted people (<15), where I wanna see their updates. (You can skip this part if you wanna save battery)
    3. Go to facebook app when I need to see others' updates, or when I am bored. (Gladly I don't use twitter, and I think it's stupid, personally)
    4. When I need to call someone, I just go to phone tile and type in the names. You can reach contacts in the phone tile.

    Now how neat is that?

    =D
    10-31-2011 05:09 PM
  23. ecthroi's Avatar
    Wanna know my approach?

    1. Unpin the people tile from start.
    2. Create a small group for my most contacted people (<15), where I wanna see their updates. (You can skip this part if you wanna save battery)
    3. Go to facebook app when I need to see others' updates, or when I am bored. (Gladly I don't use twitter, and I think it's stupid, personally)
    4. When I need to call someone, I just go to phone tile and type in the names. You can reach contacts in the phone tile.

    Now how neat is that?

    =D
    you can unpin the people tile? i find that surprising, in a good way. customization options are always welcome, and i could see myself doing this as well. thanks for the info!
    10-31-2011 05:18 PM
  24. desmonium's Avatar
    you can unpin the people tile? i find that surprising, in a good way. customization options are always welcome, and i could see myself doing this as well. thanks for the info!
    Heyhey. I am not saying we can. I am just suggesting M$ should implement this option. =) Or you can move it to the bottom of the screen.
    10-31-2011 07:26 PM
  25. jdd77's Avatar
    Wanna know my approach?

    1. Unpin the people tile from start.
    2. Create a small group for my most contacted people (<15), where I wanna see their updates. (You can skip this part if you wanna save battery)
    3. Go to facebook app when I need to see others' updates, or when I am bored. (Gladly I don't use twitter, and I think it's stupid, personally)
    4. When I need to call someone, I just go to phone tile and type in the names. You can reach contacts in the phone tile.

    Now how neat is that?

    =D
    I downloaded speed dial 7 and put all my contacts in and pinned it to start. I use it as my contacts tile and unpinned the people tile. You can make calls and text from it and there's no stupid little squares for pictures next to the names. Its refreshing to see a solid tile instead of little crazy squares constantly flipping and changing..probably save some battery life too. Ill see how it works out..
    10-31-2011 08:30 PM
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