"call with google voice" October 3, 2010 7:14 PM   Subscribe

"call with google voice"

In this comment, the phone number shows as a link that does a "call with google voice" for me... neat stuff! But, I've never seen this done before. Viewing the page source didn't show any html to create it.

How was this done?
posted by HuronBob to Feature Requests at 7:14 PM (20 comments total)

Maybe link to the comment?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:15 PM on October 3, 2010


posted by HuronBob at 7:18 PM on October 3, 2010

Does not do it for me. Must be something you've installed.
posted by Mid at 7:21 PM on October 3, 2010

Do you have the Google Voice plugin installed in Chrome?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 7:22 PM on October 3, 2010

Or thew Google Voice chrome extension, which is doing it for me
posted by deezil at 7:24 PM on October 3, 2010

Yes, I do have google voice in chrome... never noticed that before....

but, when I surf around, most phone numbers do this...

thanks... question answered!
posted by HuronBob at 7:25 PM on October 3, 2010

There's an option in the extension options to stop that.
posted by deezil at 7:26 PM on October 3, 2010

"Google voice" is a good name for that sound my cat makes when it vomits.
posted by carsonb at 7:49 PM on October 3, 2010 [14 favorites]

My Blackberry also does that with anything that resembles a phone number on a web page.

Every phone browser does that, as far as I know. Sometimes false positives pop up but those are easily ignored.
posted by kmz at 7:52 PM on October 3, 2010

"call with google voice"

"hey, snuffy!"
posted by pyramid termite at 8:25 PM on October 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

Sometimes false positives pop up but those are easily ignored

My iphone quite annoyingly considers dotted-quad IPs to be phone numbers, so to copy them I have to copy text around them, go into notes, paste, then copy out the IP, and then I can paste from there into, say, the ssh client.


I am hoping someone will mock me for this in such a way as to provide a better workaround.
posted by pompomtom at 8:48 PM on October 3, 2010

Ha ha, you have an iPhone
posted by koeselitz at 9:05 PM on October 3, 2010 [8 favorites]

Jailbreaking would fix that. I don't know how, but it just would.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:30 AM on October 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

pyramid termite, thanks for reminding me about the original Google.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:31 AM on October 4, 2010

Anybody know if there's a widget to enable this for safari for mac? I like chrome on my pc, but I only really use safari on my mac and would like to enable this.
posted by TheBones at 7:34 AM on October 4, 2010

All I know is that eventually they'll put this out for my Android phone and life will be good. Losing the UMA (voip when near a wifi router) on my BlackBerry has been the hardest thing about the transition from one phone to the other.

Plus, it would give me an excuse to use my google voice number, which I hardly ever do.
posted by quin at 8:22 AM on October 4, 2010

Isn't this, like, an Askme?

posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:51 PM on October 4, 2010

Maybe, but (trolling through OP's history warning) their last AskMe was a little less than a year ago. And the post is about MetaFilter. So I doubt they used this to get around anything. Which is fine with me.

And we all know that my opinion is the one that matters.
posted by theichibun at 3:47 PM on October 5, 2010

It's not us, it's you. Skype does the same thing unless you turn it off. It recognizes phone numbers in web pages and makes them all clickable.
posted by chairface at 9:57 PM on October 5, 2010

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