General Homescreen shortcuts w/o labels

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whitewallman, May 26, 2010.

  1. whitewallman

    whitewallman Well-Known Member
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    Hello,
    This may have been covered but if so, I can't find it.
    Is there a way to set home screen shortcuts without labels? I think that would really clean things up when you have several.
    Thanks
     

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  2. KarateExplosion6

    KarateExplosion6 Well-Known Member
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    This seems like something you may be able to do with BetterCut, but I don't use that application. Maybe someone who does can confirm?
     
  3. thetomlin2

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    Nope, cant do it with Bettercut. I dont think its possible
     
  4. kiwijunglist

    kiwijunglist Active Member
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    Desktop Visualizer (free)

    Install It

    Long press on home screen

    Add Shortcut -> Desktop Visualizer

    Then choose shortcut eg. App target
    Choose icon can be the apps icon or your own icon
    Then add text below icon (just don't enter any text)


    *** Alternative Method ***

    Install Launcher Pro (home screen replacement)
    Options -> Apparenance -> Hide Text Labels.
     
  5. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member
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    with bettercut you cant remove them completely...... you can however edit them which means you can create a single blank space as the text...... when you do this instead of having a name below the icon youll just have a small gray circle below the icon..... not a perfect solution but looks much cleaner.....

    or as someone mentioned you can use launcherpro and remove it completely..... I personally prefer the Sense launcher so I just did the bettercut method
     
  6. n0ct3m

    n0ct3m Well-Known Member
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    This
     
  7. Angelsnecros

    Angelsnecros Member
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    I don't mean to make this a zombie thread but I found this via google search trying to do the same thing. I have another method that I just figured out which may work better for some. The next time someone finds this thread they'll have another way.

    I have Go Launcher EX installed. I suspect other home launchers may have the same function as well. When you long press on an app you get the option to rename it. If you delete the name completely its totally blank. No space required.

    I figured out this was better (for me) because my installed theme adds a backdrop to app icons but not widgets. The methods mentioned above act as a widget which opens an app therefore the theme on my apps wouldn't apply.

    Example 1: apps on homepage, with theme backdrop, labels deleted for all except "camera"
    Example 2: showing effect of long press on camera app icon.

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