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    Default Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    So I am a proud Nexus owner as of 1pm.

    I have figured out how to add app shortcuts to home screens but not contacts. Any clue?

    I would like to have a shortcut for "Home" so when I press it it dials my home phone. How do I add these?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Widgets -> Contact (or Direct dial in your case)
    Widgets being the new section in the app drawer area
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Thanks!!!!! I can tell this will take some getting used to.
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMSY View Post
    Thanks!!!!! I can tell this will take some getting used to.
    Having widgets stored away in the app drawer certainly will take some getting used to. But it's a good change
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    I know in behind but how did you add an app shortcut to a screen?
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson7994 View Post
    I know in behind but how did you add an app shortcut to a screen?
    Open the app drawer - the ( ::: ) icon on the homescreen - and press-and-hold on an app icon. Then you choose where it goes on the screens
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperdude View Post
    Having widgets stored away in the app drawer certainly will take some getting used to. But it's a good change
    I my opinion, it's a bad change. What was wrong with the long press on the home screen to access widgets, direct dial, etc? Having the long press on a home screen do nothing except something as frivolous as changing a wallpaper is a waste. The long press is intuitive, the app drawer is a buried, nested function...
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by crenca View Post
    I my opinion, it's a bad change. What was wrong with the long press on the home screen to access widgets, direct dial, etc? Having the long press on a home screen do nothing except something as frivolous as changing a wallpaper is a waste. The long press is intuitive, the app drawer is a buried, nested function...
    Actually I don't like long-press that much. In the places where long-press brings up the context menu for a specific item (like in Messaging, etc.) it makes perfect sense. Having to long-press on the home screen to find widgets is not intuitive, I'd say. If you think that getting to widgets by app drawer -> widgets tab is less useful or more time consuming than long-pressing the homescreen, hitting Widgets and waiting a moment for the list to come up, whatever floats your boat.

    Edit: And as far as "What was wrong with the long press...", Matias Duarte said Google is moving away from long pressing toward gestural controls - just like how with HC and ICS they've moved from burying the options menu under the Menu button to being on-screen options and an overflow menu.
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperdude View Post
    Widgets -> Contact (or Direct dial in your case)
    Widgets being the new section in the app drawer area
    LOL, is that what those are for. I installed anycut like I have on most of my other droids.
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    Thank just what I was looking for
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    Default Re: Question: How Do You Add Contact Shortcuts To Home Screen?

    The Galaxy Nexus was my first smart phone ever.. So I learned how to add widgets by going through app drawer.. However, since I now use Nova Launcher, you can add them by holding down on the homescreen, and I like adding them that way MUCH better. So it's not something I was just "used" to because I never used Gingerbread or anything before that.

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