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Google Navigation question (shortcut)

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  1. 3cutiger

    3cutiger Well-Known Member
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    Is there any way to put a shortcut on your homescreen that would open Google Nav with directions to that point?

    IE putting an icon on the home screen that says "Home", tap on it, and Google Nav opens up with directions to your home that you've previously programed.

    Using Fascinate if it matters
     

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  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
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    Long press homescreen -> Shortcuts -> Directions & Navigation ->

    Fill in your address, type of navigation (car, walking, public transit), shortcut name, and choose an icon.

    Does exactly what you are looking for. :D
     
  3. dawankler

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    I would never have even thought to shortcut navigation destinations like that, so thanks to both of you! I now have a reason for my 7th home screen.
     
  4. Rambler358

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    Very nice! :cool:

    Does Google Navigation have a way to store destinations, other than having to re-enter the destination each time?
     
  5. chrlswltrs

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    I star the destinations, which you can do from your phone or computer and it syncs. Then on the navigate to menu choose starred places. Everywhere else I would need to navigate to frequently is in my contacts which is another option in the navigate to menu
     
  6. Rambler358

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    Been playing on the Google Maps site from my PC. Couldn't figure out how to Star places on there.
     
  7. chrlswltrs

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    I think you can only star business addresses. in the left column where it shows the business name and address there is a hollow star, you click that and it turns yellow.
     

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