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  1. jmajacobs

    jmajacobs New Member

    Before the ICS update, I had an icon for email which I used for my wife's earthlink email and an icon for gmail which I used to access my gmail account. The ICS update made the gmail icon go away. I can see the gmail app in my apps list and I can open it and see my messages. But I cannot figure out how to put an icon on the desktop for gmail. It's its own app, not an account within the general email app. Any idea how to do this? Thanks.

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  2. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    Go to the are of your home page where you want to put the label.
    Open the app drawer and find the Gmail logo.
    Long press the Gmail logo until your home page appears and drag the icon to the location where you want it.

    ... Thom
  3. jmajacobs

    jmajacobs New Member

    How do you open the app drawer? Droid Bionic, ICS. Every way I open apps via settings or the apps icon at the bottom or via the settings gear in the notifications tray - no matter how I get to the apps, there is no long push that will allow me to move gmail anywhere. What am I missing?
  4. wildkitten

    wildkitten Well-Known Member

    Well the App icon at the bottom center is the App Drawer icon. Now, I use Go Launcher, but when I long press an app icon, after a moment I get thumbnails at the bottom of the screen of all my screens and I can then slide it to whatever screen I want. From what I have heard, it's suppose to be similar if not identical to that.
  5. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    You get to the app drawer by selecting the center icon at the bottom of the home screen.

    You then find the screen with the Gmail icon. You select that icon and hold down on it until you see your homescreen in the background.

    Move the icon to the location on your homescreen that you want it to occupy.

    ... Thom
  6. jmajacobs

    jmajacobs New Member

    I could not get entries in the app drawer to work the way suggested - with a long press. But thanks wildkitten - I downloaded Go Launcher and now I have my gmail on one of my home screens. Using Go means I'm rebuilding my home screens but it's all good. Thanks for the replies.
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