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Always Have to Press Left Arrow to Go to Home Screen?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Jeff in Denver, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I'm new at this. I just bought a Cat S31 and upgraded the OS to 8.1. I find it really annoying that I have to press the left arrow button every time I want to go back to the home screen.
    I posted a question on a Google forum and they said to contact the manufacturer. I did, and they stupidly told me to do a hard reset. I know it wouldn't work, and it didn't. It deleted everything, of course.
    I called back and they said that pressing the left arrow button is the only way.

    Any thoughts? Is this about the OS or the device?
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    This is a launcher issue, it's the one that's preloaded on your device by the manufacturer.
    Just go to the play store and install a different launcher. ( a launcher controls your home screen)....
    I use Nova launcher prime and wouldn't live without it. You can basically customize your screen as you wish.
     
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  3. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I appreciate that, but it's not an issue. It's a problem. I'll try Nova launcher. Thanks.
     
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Problem, issue, same thing
     
  5. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    They are for those who don't understand the difference between the two words and for those who don't use direct words because they are afraid of offending someone.
     
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    So their support are crap - lesson learned ;l

    What buttons does it have on the nav bar? I'd have expected 3 with android 8.1, in which case the centre one should take you to home, but it's possible that the manufacturer messed with this themselves. I ask because this is something that has changed a couple of times in the last few years and so it's best not to assume what navigation setup the phone will have.
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It’s not a problem, issue, or bug, it’s a feature.
     
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  9. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    Bullitt recommended Full Screen Gestures. It works!
     
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