S h o r t c u t t o a f i l e ? ?

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  1. Jimbotronics

    Jimbotronics Member

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    Anyone know how to create a shortcut on the home screen to an sdcard file?

    This is child's play via Ubuntu linux on a PC, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it on the Coby. The "select shortcut" menu following a long press on a home screen offers no help at all that I can decipher.

    I'd like to put a shortcut on my home screen to an .mp4 file on the sdcard, so that I could simply tap the shortcut and immediately watch the video. So far, no joy.

    Help would be gratefully appreciated!
     
  2. Sue7M3

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    You have to put them in a folder first. Settings-Add-Add Folder. This will put a folder with your video file on your home screen.

    BTW, what is with the weirdly formatted subject??
     
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    You can use Astro File manager.. it will allow you to do shortcuts directly to individual files...

    once you DL/instal the app... long press on the homescreen and select the "shortcuts" item then "Astro"... find the folder/file you want to shortcut and long press it.. it'll then bring up a dialouge to name the shortcut... voila.. there are a few other file managers that will do similar.. but IMO Astro intigrates the best with Android... naitive zip/unzip, moduals for networked file transfers, plus much more.... check it out.. i'd be glad to offer more detail on the app but i'm sure you can figure it all out
     
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    Thanks, Astro does the trick. (Already had it installed, but didn't see the procedure.) Thanks again.
     

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