how to put a shortcut on screen?

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    Used to be I could just long press on a blank spot and I would get an option to add an app, widget or contact. Now it just wants to change my wallpaper. Anyone figured this out?
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    Long press on an app in the app drawer.
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    I use Launcher Pro and it lets me create folders on the screens, create shortcuts for web pages, and create shortcuts for my contacts for auto dial. I used this with GB and works just fine with ICS.
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    Also if you install an app the default is to add a shortcut on the homescreen.

    Widgets are added like the apps from the app drawer.
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    To add an app or widget, press the Apps icon, select either Apps or Widgets, then log-press the one you want to add to a home screen.

    To add a contact, press the Apps icon, select Widgets, and long-press the Contact widget. Drop it on a home screen. It will then prompt you for the contact you want to put there.

    I haven't found a way to drop a file shortcut to a home screen without using a third-party app. I use ES File Manager to do that. Navigate to the file, long-press, and one of the options is Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on whichever home screen you had up when you opened ES File Manager.
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    Thanks, I had figured out the app add, but not the contact. I wonder why they changed that feature? Really, how often do you change wallpaper vs adding items to your home pages... Oh well...
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