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Another Froyo tidbit (surprise)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by erisuser1, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A couple of months ago - I can't remember if it was here or on XDA - someone posed the question:

    "How do I uninstall an App?"

    In response, a well meaning, but probably new Android/Eris user replied:

    "Just drag the icon down to the bottom of the screen, and when the trash can appears, let it go."

    Naturally, that was good for a couple of LOLZ.

    How far things have changed!

    In your Froyo ROM, drop a shortcut to an app on one of your home screens. Then, grab it and drag it down to the trash can - but don't release it right away, just "hover" it over the trash can!

    After about 2.5 seconds, a little balloon will pop up which says "Drop to uninstall". If you release the icon, you will get a confirmation screen - you can either cancel out, or go ahead with the uninstall.

    Who is laughing now? :)


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  2. woofers02

    woofers02 Newbie

    +1, nice find.
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Excellent, ErisUser1.

    I'm wondering how many busy Froyo users, old or n00b, have gotten caught with their nickers down thinking they'd merely removed an icon from one of their screens, just by lingering a bit too long over the trash can as that certain female co-worker sashayed by.

  4. Shnuddy

    Shnuddy Well-Known Member

    I'm not positive, but I think that's a feature of Launcher Pro even if you have 2.1
  5. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You might be right - let me check something - is Launcher Pro the same thing as ADW Launcher?

    I guess I would have to check an AOSP Froyo ROM to make sure it really is part of Froyo.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Those are two different launchers, however ADW has that feature.
  7. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Android Enthusiast

    I haven't lurked in this neck of the woods in quite some time and the first thread I read, I come across Frisco and one of his pleasant, chuckle-inducing posts. It's nice to see things haven't changed. That is all.
  8. SJFlowerHorn

    SJFlowerHorn Member

    it has been an option for some time now in adwlauncher which i know most of us aosp guys keep closer than religion. but as far as an option in froyo it is not, yet at least.
  9. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    This is an ADW Launcher feature as well - I don't think it has anything to do with 2.2, but it's still awesome :D

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