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10.4: Add Phone Book widget search results to Address Book Apps
Tiger only hintI stumbled on this by accident and thought I would share. I'm sure you all know the Phone Book widget, and have used it to search for services in your area. It returns a list of matches for your search, in this format:


The little plus sign next to the address field will add the contact info to your Address Book, which is great if you order chinese and pizza a lot.

[robg adds: I provided the screenshot above, just so non-Tiger users can see just how small this UI element is.

One of the first things I did when I got Tiger was to run Mac Help and search on Widgets. If you do that, you'll find nice little writeups on each of them. I figured this was a good way to learn about all the features in each widget, since their UI is so minimalist.

In the Phone Book Help entry, of course, there's ... absolutely no mention of this Address Book functionality. The closest it comes is saying "To view more information about a business, you can do the following: Click the address to view a map in your web browser. Click the phone number to display it in a larger format on your screen. Click the business name to view information from the DA+ website." It'd be nice if Help were a bit more helpful at times!]
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10.4: Add Phone Book widget search results to Address Book
Authored by: ednsb on May 25, '05 07:19:18PM

Do you know of any way to make it use Google Maps rather than MapQuest?



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10.4: Add Phone Book widget search results to Address Book
Authored by: alset on May 25, '05 09:54:56PM
Do you know of any way to make it use Google Maps rather than MapQuest?

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050424065456133

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10.4: Add Phone Book widget search results to Address Book
Authored by: mbkool on May 25, '05 08:30:19PM

In the phone book widget, you can click the phone number and it displays the number across the whole screen, kinda of a neat trick



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10.4: Add Phone Book widget search results to Address Book
Authored by: GORDYmac on May 26, '05 07:50:33PM

Great hint! I've been playing with this since reading it! I've got all kinds of places I'll never call in my address book now...but...you never know...



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