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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by starmandell, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. starmandell

    starmandell Newbie
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    hello, i have a galaxy s3 and i just recently purchased an app. a shortcut gets created on my homescreen which is expected, however it doesn't show up in my launcher. i believe launcher is the term to describe that icon where it displays all of your apps/widgets. am i correct?

    normally all the apps i purchase or download show up in there. but this one hasn't. any idea why? ive tried restarting my phone and deleting the app and installing it again but it still doesn't show.

    thanks = )
     



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  2. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    (that's called the app drawer, not the launcher)
    u sure you didnt accidentally hide the app? If so: go to app drawer, press the menu button, hit "hide apps" and uncheck the box next to the apps name.

    Another option is this:
    If what you downloaded is a widget-app that has no activities besides configuration, sometimes it does not show up in the ICS app drawer. When you uninstall the main app that the widget belongs to, the widget will also uninstall.
     
  3. starmandell

    starmandell Newbie
    Thread Starter

    oh thanks for clarifying its an app drawer = )

    no the app isn't hidden. i wonder if its just that particular app. i cleared the cache for it as well and rebooted. i uninstalled it like 4 times but it just never shows up. i downloaded another app shortly afterwards and it shows up in my drawer
     
  4. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    Can you tell me what app it is? I can check how it behaves on my phone.
     
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  5. starmandell

    starmandell Newbie
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  6. miyooper

    miyooper Well-Known Member

    A live wallpaper won't have a shortcut in the drawer. It will only show up in the wallpaper list. Settings-wallpaper-homescreen-live wallpaper - the one will paid for will be in that list.
     
  7. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    That's because Galaxy S3 Dandelion LWP dows not just load wallpapers to the device, but it's an app itself which allows you to chose different options etc.
     
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    I'm really sorry to be pedantic but the app drawer and the home screens are both parts of the launcher.
     
  9. starmandell

    starmandell Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hmmm possibly. though the app i purchased has a plethora of options as well. i could change colors, different themes, camera angles etc. i think that should be considered an app as well
     

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