Not everyone knows that most (if not all) tablets and smartphones give you the option to add shortcut buttons to the device’s home screen. Device families (Apple/IOS, Blackberry, Android, etc.) do things differently but follow roughly the same steps.
First, you open your browser in the device and go to the website you’d like a button-link to go to. Then you’ll need to tap whatever image/link is used to bring up your device’s primary menu of options.
On Apple devices (iPad, iPhones, etc.), you’ll see this at the top of your screen:
When you tap the image it will bring up a menu like this:
Tap the “Add to Home Screen” button and a window will appear with an image and a field to add a name:
After you enter a name you tap “add” and you’re done!
Androids and Blackberry’s have similar procedures. For the Blackberry 10, for instance, you tap the overflow icon (3 dots) then choose Add to Home Screen:
Here’s an Android Phone: you navigate to the web page you want to bookmark on the home screen:
Then you tap the “settings button” (the 3 vertical dots — see the red arrows in the image above), and it will generate the menu; tap the “star” symbol (see the red arrows above!) and it will open the “bookmarks” menu. You save as you would any bookmark, then go to the Browser Settings menu and open the Bookmarks folder. Find the item you want to save to the home screen, press on it until another menu appears which will have an ADD to Home Screen option. Tap.
And so on.
If you haven’t learned how to do this, try a Google Search: “how to add to homescreen on Blackberry 10” (or Android, or Samsung Tablet, etc.) And then celebrate by adding our button to your home screen!
By Jim Downey
I’m 62 now. I bought my first guitar (a Goya nylon string) as a knee jerk reaction to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. And I mean seeing them! I was in the audience for that history making show. Remember when you first started playing? The pain, the seemingly impossible barred F chord and the millions of dissonant choices that eventually fell away as we fell in love with the guitar. Today, I can say that I appreciate the guitar just as much as when the romance was new. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to own some pretty great instruments. Examples by Dana Bourgeois, Richard Hoover (Santa Cruz) and Bill Collings were each stars in their own little universes. Oddly, I found myself dismissing Martin as a true contender. Sure, a pre-war D28 will certainly humiliate any banjo in its path and once you get up into the more deluxe models, a new Martin will still hold its own against most contenders. I guess, ashamedly, I’d become a guitar snob.
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If you are reading this post, you have discovered what we hope is a wonderful and welcome new experience in Wildwood Music’s continued presence on the Internet! This is the first overall change in our Web image since 1995, and we thought it might be appropriate to do some “updating.”
We have had many kind offers from several multi-talented customers—all experts in the field of Web Design; their suggestions were generous, and are much-appreciated! Our accepting of Ted and Paula, and TH Design, was a product of Fate: Marty and I were ready to change our Website, and Ted and Paula–who happened to have wonderful expertise in Web Design—came to visit Wildwood at that precise moment!
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