Contacts list question.

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  1. issues636

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    I have the Moto Droid. I like using first and last names, but I also wanna put nicknames or names I call people too, that would show up when they call, or when I add a contact to my homescreen, etc. I basically want my phone to work around the "nicknames" I put in, but still have full names in the contact file, just incase I need it.
     
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    Edit contact > scroll to the bottom > add nickname ;)

    does that work?
     
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    I tried that already. But it still shows the full names on the homescreen. That's basically the main thing I want changed. I don't care if it shows the full names in the Contact List, or even when they call for that matter. But the main thing I want is only nicknames on the homescreen. I'm italian :D so everyone I know has long last names. lol. And it cuts them all off.
     
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    o_O
    it was worth a try? hm...
    Not sure if theres an app out there that'll deliver what you want, and if I where you I wouldn't change the names in the contacts because then it'll create seperate instances of the same person because of the way sync correlates contact info by name...
     
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    Yeah that's why I don't really wanna change the contact name. Are there any apps that can maybe rename home screen icons or something that you know of?
     
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    Not that I know of, I just checked the market and googled for one, but to no avail :( If your contacts have pics then at least you've got that as an indicator.
     
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    Yeah it's not so much I can't read the name, I just think it makes it look bad being cut off. I do have pics but that's not really my main concern. I googled and all I really found was Dxtop allows you to rename home screen icons (idk if it'll work with the contacts). I'm thinking about checking it out to replace my HelixLauncher. I would have 24 hours to refund right? If it doesn't do what I want?
     
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    Yes, 24 hrs.
    I hate it when the name on icons gets cut off too :(
    Let me know if it works
     
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    Will do. I was hoping for a free workaround, but I don't mind paying a little because it can help me do a few more things I wanted to do too. I was hoping to kind of black and white my icons on my homescreen, and it looks as though I can do that with Dxtop as well.
     
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    Just noticed your waiting on the sirius app, ever tried pandora? Its free, its internet radio, and its actually very intuitive. When you create a station it picks out other music that is along the same genre...
     
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    I actually use both Pandora and Last.fm already. I love them, but I'm waiting for the sirius app more for the talk. Opie & Anthony and The Jason Ellis Show.
     
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    Okay I WAS able to rename the contacts on my homescreen using Dxtop. It seems like this is doing almost everything I want, I just need to get used to it, and see if it slows down my phone too much. Looks like I'll be doing alot of testing the next 24 hours incase I wanna return it.