Using HTC One Shortcuts - dummies

By Bill Hughes

Part of HTC One (M8) For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your HTC One (M8) shortcuts let you tap the Home screen icons to get to major apps like your phone, messaging, and the web. Other icons help you identify phone calls, get directions, and choose camera settings.

Using the HTC One Home screen

The main Home screen shortcuts from left to right:

  • Phone

  • Messaging

  • Apps

  • Internet

  • Camera

    The main shortcuts on the Home screen.
    The main shortcuts on the Home screen.

Using Chrome bookmarks

When you’re in Chrome, open the Bookmarks folder and tap the Bookmarks link. You can get to websites from this screen three ways:

  • View recently closed websites: When you click this icon (six rectangles), you see thumbnails (little bitty pictures) of websites that you recently closed.

  • Bookmark files: Tap the star icon. To get to the top file, tap the link that says Bookmark. This active hyperlink takes you back to the base of the filing system.

  • View what is currently open on your PC: Are you ready to be blown away? Tap this icon (file folder with up and down arrows) to see the tabs that are currently open on your PC.

Identifying HTC One phone call list icons

What kind of calls you get (or miss) are indicated by icons:

  • All incoming and outgoing calls: Phone receiver with arrows pointing to it and away from it.

  • Outgoing call you made: An arrow points down and to the left, toward the image.

  • Incoming call you received: An arrow points up and to the right.

  • Incoming call you ignored or missed: A red exclamation mark with the calling number in red.

Getting directions from the Map app

You can get directions from you HTC One (M8) in a number of ways, including

  • Tap the Search Box. Type the name or address where you want to go (for example, Seattle Space Needle).

  • Tap the directions icon and type Seattle Space Needle in the Choose Destination line.

  • Tap the services icons, tap the attractions icon, and select your location.


Identifying Camera app icons

The following image shows you where the camera settings are on your HTC One (M8).