I can't figure out how to save a contact shortcut on the home screen for easy dialing (Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Nexus).

Long-pressing on the home screen prompts me to choose a wallpaper. Long-pressing on a contact in the People app has no effect. I can't find any menu option to do it.

How do you do it?

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Found it. There's a Direct dial widget you can add from the Applications/Widgets menu. When you select this, it prompts you to choose a contact.

There are also shortcut widgets for Direct message, Open contact, etc.

  • FYI, you should click the checkmark next to your self-answer to mark this as answered :)
    – Logos
    Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 15:14
  • I will do in 2 days as soon as I am able. Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 15:15
  • Oh - I didn't realize there was a time limit? My bad :P
    – Logos
    Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 15:31

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