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    How to add contact icons to home screen with BBM 5.0

    I wasnt sure which forum to put this in but. We have all been trying to figure out what the option save to home screen does. Last I checked we still didnt know. I was playing with it and this is what I found in my applications folder.




    Is that not awsome...favorite contacts on your home screen

    here is a step by step... no photos needed

    1-open BBM
    2-highlight contact(dont click just touch)
    3-BB key( the button that brings up the menu)
    4-save to home screen
    5- depending on your theme it will be in any one of the folders you have. Once you find it you can put it anywhere you want

    This is from Morganizer... hope it helps

    Quote Originally Posted by Morganizer View Post
    Here's one I did for another site, hope this helps

    An awesome feature of the new BBM5 that most people don't know about yet is that you can 'Stick' contacts to your homepage. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use this (btw it's really EZ!):

    If you're like me you have a lot of BBM contacts. Being able to 'stick' your most frequent contacts to the home screen saves a lot of time scrolling or searching .

    Launch BBM5 which takes you to the main screen:



    Scroll or search and highlight the contact you wish to 'stick' to the home screen (my #1 is prolly Hulkster ):



    Hit the menu/BB key bringing up this menu in which you scroll down to "Show in Home Screen" as shown here:



    When you click that option, your contact will now be 'stuck' to the home screen for 1-click access (also notice their status icon shows letting you know they're available or not before you click):



    To my knowledge there is no limit to the amount of contacts that can be stuck. Stuck contacts also show in the application screen like any other app icon. Hope this quick tutorial helps you get a little more out of your Berry
    Last edited by jnepsa; 08-01-2009 at 07:11 AM.




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    Very nice jnepsa...I was wondering what all the hype was about...I think you may have stumbled onto something my friend....
    Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Very nice jnepsa...I was wondering what all the hype was about...I think you may have stumbled onto something my friend....
    Good job
    Thank you. I was hittin ppl up asking last nite what it was but no one knew... if this ends up being already known you all can remove this

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    what the ****? I don't see mine on there! Good find anyways!
    Me and kristopher were playin with that yesterday. We kept
    Losing them in the folders the theme puts the
    Downloads. I'm runnin the same theme as you, so
    You should've noticed that yours went to applications and
    You had to move them to the home screen folder.
    I guess the moral to this is... The people tryin to do
    This, don't get frustrated if you can't find the new icon.
    The look in the folder that your theme puts new downloads in.
    Some themes are set to automatically put new downloads
    On the home screen, so you won't have this extra step. :fing02::
    I'm still mad at you jn.

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    you have the option in your BBM with each contact to "Show on Home Screen", and they should go in the messaging folder...unless you are running pre 4.6.0...then who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonfyc View Post
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    what the ****? I don't see mine on there! Good find anyways!
    Me and kristopher were playin with that yesterday. We kept
    Losing them in the folders the theme puts the
    Downloads. I'm runnin the same theme as you, so
    You should've noticed that yours went to applications and
    You had to move them to the home screen folder.
    I guess the moral to this is... The people tryin to do
    This, don't get frustrated if you can't find the new icon.
    The look in the folder that your theme puts new downloads in.
    Some themes are set to automatically put new downloads
    On the home screen, so you won't have this extra step. :fing02::
    I'm still mad at you jn.
    lol dont be jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotsman88 View Post
    you have the option in your BBM with each contact to "Show on Home Screen", and they should go in the messaging folder...unless you are running pre 4.6.0...then who knows
    No im running 4.7 and it puts them where the theme defines them to go as Jason stated. Just a nifty option

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    screen shots, and step by step to figure out how to stumblw on this option for the bbM?
    apples & berrys

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz
    screen shots, and step by step to figure out how to stumblw on this option for the bbM?
    if you go into bbm and highlight the contact that you want to move. Hit the bb button and scroll down to (show in home screen) click that and the contacts icon will show on the homescreen. Per the steps I stated above.

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    :shrugs: I don't see it.
    apples & berrys

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz
    screen shots, and step by step to figure out how to stumblw on this option for the bbM?
    if you go into bbm and highlight the contact that you want to move. Hit the bb button and scroll down to (show in home screen) click that and the contacts icon will show on the homescreen. Per the steps I stated above.
    Wait, what bb button???
    apples & berrys

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    Wait, I just seen a option for

    "show on home screen". But I don't

    see anything. :/

    Edit: I figured it out. That's
    pretty cool. I just thought it would
    Just show the bbM msg not as a icon.
    Last edited by alphatectz; 07-20-2009 at 08:19 AM.
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    Two questions: #1 are you using the new bbm 5.0? #2
    Are you highlighting the person from the contacts spot
    At the bottom of the or where your having a conversation
    With them.
    You need to scroll down where it shows all your contacts
    Not conversations at the top. Then highlight the person
    Down there. Then follow the steps I gave above. This was
    A problem myself and kris were having yesterday.

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    The bb button is the one with all the dots on it.
    Last edited by jasonfyc; 07-20-2009 at 08:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonfyc
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    Two questions: #1 are you using the new bbm 5.0? #2
    Are you highlighting the person from the contacts spot
    At the bottom of the or where your having a conversation
    With them.
    You need to scroll down where it shows all your contacts
    Not conversations at the top. Then highlight the person
    Down there. Then follow the steps I gave above. This was
    A problem myself and kris were having yesterday.
    Yes I have the new bbM (which is sweet) and
    I've updated my DM to v5.0. And I got
    It to work. Its sweet but re-check my
    previous post. I edited it.
    apples & berrys

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonfyc
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    The bb button is the one with all the dots on it.
    ? = bb button. (Never knew that)
    apples & berrys

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz View Post
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    Yes I have the new bbM (which is sweet) and
    I've updated my DM to v5.0. And I got
    It to work. Its sweet but re-check my
    previous post. I edited it.
    The persons avatar will be in your instant messaging folder by default if your theme has one; if not then it will go to wherever the bbm icon first appeared with the theme. For default Zen they are in the instant messaging folder as well as for the BeBerry theme.

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    Glad I could help. :fing02:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonfyc
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    Glad I could help. :fing02:
    Thnx
    apples & berrys

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    Thanks jnepsa....You rock....

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