1. JayMSY's Avatar
    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!
    12-15-2011 03:14 PM
  2. hyperdude's Avatar
    Widgets -> Contact (or Direct dial in your case)
    Widgets being the new section in the app drawer area
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    12-15-2011 03:17 PM
  3. JayMSY's Avatar
    Thanks!!!!! I can tell this will take some getting used to.
    12-15-2011 03:18 PM
  4. hyperdude's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 03:20 PM
  5. johnson7994's Avatar
    I know in behind but how did you add an app shortcut to a screen?
    12-15-2011 03:38 PM
  6. hyperdude's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 03:40 PM
  7. johnson7994's Avatar
    Thank you so much!
    12-15-2011 03:42 PM
  8. crenca's Avatar
    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...
    12-17-2011 04:23 PM
  9. hyperdude's Avatar
    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.
    12-17-2011 04:58 PM
  10. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    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.
    12-17-2011 05:01 PM
  11. Bill Worth's Avatar
    Thank just what I was looking for
    11-25-2012 12:32 AM
  12. gregs1213's Avatar
    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.
    11-26-2012 08:39 PM
  13. mofo22's Avatar
    You can try ContactsOnDesktop app from Google Play
    09-14-2015 05:40 PM
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