I better fix this before my girlfriend comes to visit if I want to keep her!

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    HELP!

    (I'm going to use names to make this easier to explain)

    My girlfriend's name is Natalie. I text and call her so much throughout the day, that instead of going into my lists and scrolling to her name, I wanted to put a shortcut to her on my home page. (I'm sure I'll also get mega bonus points from her when she sees it)

    Herein lies the problem. I touch and hold from the homepage, select 'Shortcuts', then 'Contact' and select her name. The icon that pops up is mixed up - It has her name, and when clicked, her contact info pops up, but my friend Rachel's picture shows up instead of Natalie's! I've tried deleting the contact and re-selecting it. I've tried turning the phone off and then back on, then deleting and re-selecting, but the same thing keeps happening.

    How can I fix this? I searched, but haven't seen this problem pop up yet.

    Thanks,
    William
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    Do you use facebook sync for pictures?

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    For kicks, I decided to try adding Rachel's contact to see if I'd get my girlfriend's picture there, but it gives me a different incorrect pic for her too. I've tried a number of other friends, and none of them get added with the correct profile pic - it's always some other friend's picture.
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    I do use facebook in my contacts, however if I add the Motorola Widget 'Contact Quick Tasks' and select her the app shows the correct picture. Unfortunately, I don't like the look of that widget, so I wanted to use the contact shortcut. The contact shortcut is the only one that gets it mixed up.

    Thanks!
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    Try going into settings>Applications/All tab>Contacts and try wipe the data/cache from there. worth a shot.
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    she gonna be pissed
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    Thanks. I just tried it, and nothing changes. The funny thing is, it's consistently the same incorrect pic every time.
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    I don't go about it that way. I long press, select Shortcuts then select Direct Dial. I then scroll to the person's number (mobile, home, etc) and select the correct one. The image that shows is that in the contacts. If the contacts is wrong, I go to edit the contact info, press the image and find my own image from the gallery for that person. Then when I put on the homescreen as described above, it's correct.
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    I'll look into that - I use text messaging way more than actually calling - can I set that up with texting, or is that only for dialing her phone number?
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    Yes, instead of selecting "Direct Dial" select Direct Message and then search for her mobile number. The first time you try it, it may ask for you to make a selection of which messaging app (if you have more than one), just check the Use as Default box and pick the one you use.
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    I guess our phones are a little different, because when I click 'Shortcuts', the only dialer option I have is called 'Dialer' (there's no 'Direct Dialer).

    ARGH!!!
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    Sorry, all my ROMs have had that option, I just assumed
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    Sorry, I'm kind of a newbie to this. Is there anyway to know if it's just my phone that mixes this up, or if it's everyone?
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    Ouch Town, population you.

    Honestly I would take your friend, not girlfriend, out of every contact you have. Google, facebook, phone, etc. See if it takes her out automatically. Then add her back. I don't have any other suggestion.
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    Yo dawg... download "Desktop Visualizer" from the market, it is free and awesome. It lets you set widgets of any size on your screen. You can create an 'icon' from a photo of her, make it really big and appealing, and set it to call her when clicked.


    That aught to at least get a button or two undone *wink* *wink*
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    I'd get a new phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Why would she be upset when it is the phone's issue and not yours? Just explain it to her. I have had the same problem. Someone else's picture over someone else's contact information. Somehow it just corrected itself.
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    That is a lame excuse for your girlfriend to break up with you over something so minor that's outside of your control of the current moment. And if your girlfriend can't understand that your phone is being stupid about the pictures then you shouldn't be dating her in the first place tbh.

    Now, for the phone issue itself, I ran into an issue with a buddies mg android phone where a new contact phone number is being placed under his sister's contact info, if it's anything similar, the way I got it fixed was removing his friend's contact info, add his sister's last name to his sister's contact info" then re-added his friend's contact info again and it worked so give that a try if you don't already have Rachel's last name added to her contact info.

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    Thanks for all of the replies. Just in case some didn't catchit, I was being sarcastic about my girlfriend getting upset or leaving. It was just funny that the incorrect pic to show happens to be another cute, single girl in my age range.

    I will try the route of removing her from my friends, and re-adding her. I'll play with it a little more, and post up the results.

    Thanks again,
    William