To look for a contact in the UI phonebook, just go into the Phonebook with the icon and type the keyword in the search field (name, surname, company, or telephone number) relating to the contact being searched for (cf. NB). The contact search starts by typing at least two characters and the resulting list is updated with every new character entered; the UI conducts the search in all the fields of all contacts (Company, Name, E-mail, Surname, Office Number, Mobile Number, House Number, Other number). Acting on single filters you can activate/deactivate them; in this case, the list of resulting contacts is updated showing only the contacts derived from the new combination of active filters.
A contact is searched for by comparing the string inserted by the user with the first characters from all fields of all contacts. For example, if you are searching for Garath in contact surnames, you will get positive results by entering the characters GA, GAR, GARET, etc. If instead, you are searching for the letters H, TH, ATH, RATH, ARATH, etc (the final letters of the surname) you will not get any result.
NB: with a high number of contacts present in the phonebook, the list of results will probably be very long: if you want to limit their number, naturally apart from writing a string (or a number) that is more complete and close to the information searched, you can scrap the results that do not meet requirements, disabling the fields that definitely affect the search: in the example in the illustration, if you search only the contacts whose surname begins with “Gar”, just disable the Name field.
MANAGING FAVOURITE CONTACTS
A contact may be defined as a favourite, by clicking on the star beside it. Contacts set as a favourite will be shown first on loading the Phonebook before carrying out the text search. A text search will make the filtered display of favourite contacts disappear.
This function is useful when you want to isolate a set of contacts (e.g. the most frequently contacted, without having to search for them by text search).