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Different Contact Shortcut for Home Screen

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by allyouhave, Dec 10, 2010.

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    Hey guys, I've just started trying to customize my home screen setup to be as efficient as possible. In my endeavors, I've stumbled upon a video from LifeHacker. The video can be viewed in their article here (4:23 displays what I'm looking to do), and here is a picture of the shortcuts that I'm not so sure how to obtain.

    When I add my own contact shortcuts, I'm promted to provide my own photo (even if the contact has a photo linked to them already). When I click on the shortcut, which has no border around it and doesn't look elegant in the slightest, I am taken to that person's page in my contact book. This is not what I want to happen. Instead, I would very much like to have that nifty little drop-down menu with the shortcut options to text, call, email, facebook, etc... the user. Super bonus points if I can swipe left or right for even more contact shortcuts for the users.

    Anyone know how to get that working?

    In case this is relevant...
    System Version: 2.3.20.a955.Verizon.en.US
    Model number: DROID2
    Android version: 2.2
    PRL version: 52189
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    It looks like the video is of an original Droid, not a Droid 2. I get the same results as the video so that may be the difference. Maybe try Desktop Visualizer in the market. Or look for a contact widget on your phone or in the market. Some widgets are scrollable.
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    Ahhhh, yes, and I totally just realized the way these forums are organized. At first glance (when I made this thread) I thought that "Droid Discussions" were for anything related to Droid phones. Meaning the Droid 2 included. But I'm just a little giddy goat, I suppose haha.

    I'll keep looking around though. I can't imagine that they would take something out that adds convenience and looks way more slick than just a regular picture that links to a contact page...