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Droid Bionic: Create Shortcuts

Besides widgets, everything on the Droid Bionic Home screen is a shortcut. The app icons? Shortcuts. But the variety of shortcuts doesn’t end with apps. You can add shortcuts to the Home screen that help you get at a phone feature or display an informational tidbit without digging deep in the phone. That’s why they’re called shortcuts.

For example, you can have a shortcut on your Home screen that uses the Maps app Navigation feature to help you return to your house from any location.

To add a shortcut, long-press the Home screen and choose the Shortcuts command from the Add to Home Screen menu (refer to the figure). What happens next depends on which shortcut you choose.

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For example, when you choose Bookmark from the Select Shortcut menu, you add a web page bookmark to the Home screen. Touch the shortcut to open the Browser app and visit that web page.

Choose the Contact shortcut to display contact information for a specific person. The Droid Bionic has shortcuts for Music and the Maps app (Direction & Navigation); plus, shortcuts for various apps are installed on your phone and also shortcuts to common phone settings such as battery use and, Wi-Fi.

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