Another Froyo tidbit (surprise)


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  1. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A couple of months ago - I can't remember if it was here or on XDA - someone posed the question:

    "How do I uninstall an App?"

    In response, a well meaning, but probably new Android/Eris user replied:

    "Just drag the icon down to the bottom of the screen, and when the trash can appears, let it go."

    Naturally, that was good for a couple of LOLZ.

    How far things have changed!

    In your Froyo ROM, drop a shortcut to an app on one of your home screens. Then, grab it and drag it down to the trash can - but don't release it right away, just "hover" it over the trash can!

    After about 2.5 seconds, a little balloon will pop up which says "Drop to uninstall". If you release the icon, you will get a confirmation screen - you can either cancel out, or go ahead with the uninstall.


    Who is laughing now? :)


    eu1
     

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  2. woofers02

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    +1, nice find.
     
  3. Frisco

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    Excellent, ErisUser1.

    I'm wondering how many busy Froyo users, old or n00b, have gotten caught with their nickers down thinking they'd merely removed an icon from one of their screens, just by lingering a bit too long over the trash can as that certain female co-worker sashayed by.

    :D
     
  4. Shnuddy

    Shnuddy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not positive, but I think that's a feature of Launcher Pro even if you have 2.1
     
  5. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You might be right - let me check something - is Launcher Pro the same thing as ADW Launcher?

    I guess I would have to check an AOSP Froyo ROM to make sure it really is part of Froyo.
     
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Those are two different launchers, however ADW has that feature.
     
  7. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

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    I haven't lurked in this neck of the woods in quite some time and the first thread I read, I come across Frisco and one of his pleasant, chuckle-inducing posts. It's nice to see things haven't changed. That is all.
     
  8. SJFlowerHorn

    SJFlowerHorn Well-Known Member

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    it has been an option for some time now in adwlauncher which i know most of us aosp guys keep closer than religion. but as far as an option in froyo it is not, yet at least.
     
  9. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

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    This is an ADW Launcher feature as well - I don't think it has anything to do with 2.2, but it's still awesome :D
     

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