Changing the order of items in a desktop folder?Support


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  1. HippoMan

    HippoMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a G1 running Cupcake, and I'm wondering if there's a straightforward way to change the order of items within a desktop folder that I created.

    I know that I can do this in the following convoluted manner:

    1. Create another desktop folder.
    2. Move the items one by one from the old folder into the new folder in the order I want them to appear.
    3. Delete the old folder.
    4. Rename the new folder with the old folder's name.

    However, I'd like to be able to re-order the items in a folder without having to create a new folder and without going through all these steps. Am I out of luck?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can provide.
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  2. ChilledMatt

    ChilledMatt Well-Known Member

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    Frustrating isn't it. Seems odd that there are no arrange tools.
     
  3. HippoMan

    HippoMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Agreed.

    Hmm ... does anyone know the pathname to the file or directory within the Android OS where the Desktop Folders reside? If I knew that, I could go into Linux via the Terminal Emulator and perhaps find and edit the config file for that folder.

    I know this is a drastic measure, but I've got a couple of decades of experience with Unix and its offshoots, so this isn't as forbidding as it might seem.

    ... and besides, it might be fun! :)
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  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    First question I would have of you .... Are you rooted so you can even get into the sys files & folders ?
     

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