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Old 10-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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One click solution for dialing phone


I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Mom's HP laptop. She loves the way I set things up for her. It's a one click solution for accesing her banking, Facebook, Email and SKYPE. I would like to be able to add something else to the panel whereby she would just click once and a telephone pad would appear for her to dial phone numbers so that she can call people from her computer. What are my options?

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Old 10-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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on a laptop ( wireless) you want to set up a 56k dialup ? ( pluged-in) ?
or voip ?
 
Old 10-02-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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My Mom's computer is hooked up to an Ethernet cable. All she wants to do is have a dial pad appear so that she can dial telephone numbers. Gmail introduced a new feature where you can call people on their regular phone. It works great.

Right now my Mom has to go into Gmail and select Call phone under chat which is on the left hand side. Then she is presented with the attached file.

Skype has a similar feature where a dial pad appears so you can actually call someone on their phone. I am just looking for a way to have a dial pad appear by clicking on an icon or something similar so that she has a one click solution. She is a senior and needs to have things done as simple as possible. The atachement I sent in my initial post shows the icons I have on the panel that gives hr quick one click access to her mail, facebook, banking and SKYPE, and now hopefully phone dialing through her computer.

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Then she is presented with the attached file.
well install the .deb then , this is Ubuntu
when you click on the "install voice and video " there is a menu for 32 bit and 64 bit .deb and .rpm's
http://www.google.com/chat/video?hl=en
install it and put a link from ( i am assuming Gnome) the applications list to the desktop
there is a r-click menu option for that .It is a built in option with Gnome

so what is the issue
r-click on the app name and select desktop and or toolbar .
 
  


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