To dial a selected phone number, use a Hot Key (defined under the More tab) to copy selected
text to the pasteboard and then dial using that. This method works for nearly all applications.
The default is Command-Shift-2. To configure a Hot Key, navigate to "Phone Amgeo -> More",
click on the corresponding Hot Key, and then enter the keystroke combination.
To dial a contact whos number isn't on your screen Press Control-Shift-C to open the Call
window and type the first few letters of the contacts name.
You can dial directly from an application launcher such as Alfred, LaunchBar, or QuickSilver.
You can dial using PopClip from Pilotmoon
after installing the Phone Amego extension.
Just select a phone number and click.
You can enable a Dial with Phone Amego Service to appear in the contextual menu when
you right click on selected text (such as a phone number) in most applications.
Navigate to "System Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services -> Text" and enable the
Dial Selection with Phone Amego service, or press Service Preferences (under the Main tab) to
have Phone Amego attempt to do this for you. You may need to logout and log back in to update
the Services menu. Once enabled, the service will appear as a contextual menu item when you
right click on most selected text. You may wish to edit the keyboard shortcut. I use Command-
Shift-2 because it is not otherwise used by most applications.
Within Address Book, there are two mechanisms to dial a phone number associated with a
(1) Click and hold on the label next to a phone number.
This uses the Address Book Plug-in (if enabled).
(2) Right click on the number itself.
This shows any Application Services you have enabled.
When dialing a phone number from your Address Book or on screen, you can press Option to
bring up the Call window so you can choose which telephone device to dial. Notice many other
programs like Outlook or Google Contacts can syncronize with Apple's Address Book.
Mail and Safari
Within Mail and Safari, there are data detectors that highlight phone numbers when you mouse
If you select the phone number text, the Dial with Phone Amego application service will appear
in the drop down menu for the phone number. [I hope Apple will update this to have services
appear by default without selecting any text.]
Dialing by URL
You can tell Phone Amego to dial by clicking on a corresponding <tel://number> URL or
<sip:user@host> URI (a user's SIP phone number). See "Getting Phone Amego do Dial" under
Selecting Default Applications
Phone Amego registers to handle URLs of the form <tel:xxx-xxx-xxxx>, but other applications
may register for these as well in which case Launch Services will decide which application to
invoke. You can select which application you want to launch by default for various URLs by
installing a 3rd party preference pane called "Default Apps". See <http://www.macupdate.com/