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Support Icons for apps on the SD card don't load


  1. gpshslax

    gpshslax Well-Known Member

    Anyone else experienced this?


    On bootup all my apps that are on the SD card that have homescreen shortcuts come up as the default blue icon with the gear on it. They will onyl show up if something causes the launcher to crash (and therefore) reload. Doesn't affect anything ... but annoys the crap out of me.

    I'm sur eit's because the interface loads before the SD is mounted and therefore the icons are unavilable. Anyone know how to fix this?

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  2. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    Apps that have widgets or use shortcuts should not be on the SD card. Move those with widgets and shortcuts back to your phone and it should solve the problem.
  3. gpshslax

    gpshslax Well-Known Member

    Obviously moving them back would solve the problem. I'm in the habit of keeping most apps (unless they have a widget I use) on the SD. Although space isen't much of an issue with the RAZR I have the habit from my previous android where it was.

    In any case there isen't a "problem" per se with the the shortcut other than the icon won't load unless the launcher crashes and comes back (at which time they load normally). My prevrous android was an HTC and it didn't have this issue. My wife currently has a rezound and it doesn't have this issue. This is not endemic to android, it's something Motorola is doing wrong.

    Is there any soution to this (i. e. make it work properly) rather than the work around of just not using app to SD?

    Does anyone know which app to force close to get the GUI to reload or a way to refresh it manually?
  4. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    What launcher are you using? Also moto isn't nessacarly doing anything "wrong" they just do some things differently.
  5. gpshslax

    gpshslax Well-Known Member

    Thanks for taking another look. I'm using the stock launcher.
  6. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Can you be a little more specific about which apps are not working? Or if you are using widgets or shortcuts with said apps? Maybe I can try and replicate and see if I have the same problem?

    I put most of my larger apps on my sd card, sort of out of habit more than necessity... This phone has enough storage to run more apps than I could ever use but I've always had HTC phones with very little internal storage in the past, so it is just ingrained for me lol....
  7. gpshslax

    gpshslax Well-Known Member

    I have the same habit for the same reason (came from HTC and habitually move most apps to SD).

    To be clear, it's not that any particular app is not working. They all work just fine. Anything that I use the widget for I keep on internal memory so the widget works. All of my apps that are on SD that happen to have shortcut will not display the icon, rather they just get the generic blue gear icon. This includes: Dolphin Browser; Opera Mini; Craigslist; eFile; Grocery IQ; Bump; and My Tracks at this time. However if I move any of them back from SD and reboot the icon will load fine. Likewise if I move any of my other apps to SD then then on reboot I loose the icon (please note: I mean only the icon on the desktop and not in the app drawer).

    All of the shortcuts look fine, it's just that they look ugly.
  8. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Just installed bump, moved to sd, then rebooted and exactly what you speak of happens.

    I'm at a loss. This is the first time I've heard of this issue. (not that it is a big deal, because the app does still work fine)
  9. gpshslax

    gpshslax Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's just ugly ... and other phones don't do this. If you can crash the GUI when it reloads the icons are fine, so it has to be an issue with the interface loading before the SD card is ready and it just uses a default icon instead.
  10. kc25

    kc25 New Member

    I got the same issue with mine saved to internal media area. Goto app drawer and press search, if this works for you it should force close homescreen, now press home and check icons.
  11. Joshbear

    Joshbear Well-Known Member

    This has happened to me once or twice. If you delete the icon and then replace it, it goes back to normal.
  12. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    I've noticed this too...but only with new apps.

    After I went through the steps of deleting the default blue icon and replacing it...my phone loads the icons just fine.

    I'm not exactly sure how these phones operate just yet, but could it be that the icons load from memory instead of the SD after they have been there and used a few times...just a thought.

    I've went through this with a Blackjack app, 2 different poker apps, and 2 weather apps....all are still on my phone, installed on the SD...and the icons load fine.
  13. ilgoldstein

    ilgoldstein Member

    I imagine that when you first put the shortcut icon on the home screen it is looking at a particular location for the icon file. When you move the app it moves the icon, the shortcut is unchanged and the icon is no longer there. My dragging the icon to the trash and putting a new shortcut icon on the home screen, the shortcut is now looking at the new location.

    Makes perfect sense now that I think about it.

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