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How to Add a Galaxy Tab Home Screen Navigation Shortcut

You can save the time you would spend inputting navigation information on Galaxy Tab for places you visit often by adding a Home screen shortcut. Here’s how:

  1. Touch the Add button in the upper-right corner of the Home screen.

    You see the Home screen overview, which shows all five Home screen panels plus categories listing items you can add to the Home screen.

  2. Choose the More category.

  3. Choose Directions & Navigation.

  4. Type a destination, a contact name, an address, or a business in the text box.

    As you type, suggestions appear in a list. You can choose a suggestion to save yourself some typing.

  5. Choose a traveling method.

    Your options are car, public transportation, bicycle, and on foot.

  6. Scroll down a bit to type a shortcut name.

  7. Choose an icon for the shortcut.

    You may have to touch the Back icon button to dismiss the onscreen keyboard and see the shortcut icons.

  8. Touch the Save button.

    The navigation shortcut is placed on the Home screen.

  9. Touch the Home icon button to return to the Home screen.

To use the shortcut, simply touch it on the Home screen. Instantly, the Maps app starts and enters Navigation mode, steering you from wherever you are to the location referenced by the shortcut.

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