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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ProRezOnline, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. ProRezOnline

    ProRezOnline Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to create favorite shortcuts on a single page and then have that be the "home page" the phone opens up to?

    All these junk ATT apps and bloatware along with the inability to reorganize the apps to simplify things is making me nutz...
     

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  2. BigCiX

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    Here's how u do it.
    - First add it as a bookmark
    - Second go to bookmarks by hitting the start where the url goes.
    - Next press and hold the bookmark. It should give u the option to add bookmark to home

    That's it
     
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  3. ProRezOnline

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    But - are you referring to a web page or one of the pages which are on the left and right of the default home page? Its one of those default pages I'm referring to that come blank when the phone is purchased... How do you make one of those a bookmark?
    Thanks
     
  4. sremick

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    First let's get some terminology straight so that we eliminate confusion.

    Home page: starting URL a web browser opens up to
    Bookmark: a saved URL in your web browser
    Screens: a page which contains a collection of application icons in the Android's launcher.
    Home screen: the first screen you are looking at when you go to the launcher
    Touchwiz: The stock launcher on the Captivate. A Samsung feature.

    Now, using only the correct terms... what is it you want?
     
  5. ProRezOnline

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    I appreciate your patience!! I want to place "my favorite shortcuts (apps) on a screen and then make that screen the home screen
     
  6. NJR

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    Whichever screen is the middle screen is your home screen. You can customize that anytime you want. To get rid of apps on that screen press them and drag them to the trash. These are shortcuts so the apps will still be in you applications drawers.To add new app shortcuts to this screen, go to the screen you want to customize, then open the apps drawer amd hard press any app you want on the screen. if you want to get rid of any screen completely go to settings / edit and then delete or move any screen around.
     
  7. BigCiX

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    Here's how u do it buddy. What I explained above was how to get a shortcut on your home screen. This if how u get a new page to that website. U want it to be your homepage right. Here's how u do it:
    - open up a webpage
    - hit the menu button
    - hit more
    - hit settings
    - scroll all the way down to set home page. Now enter the webpage. There u go.
     
  8. sremick

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    Pretty sure you're not asking for anything to do with a web browser.

    You can edit screens in Touchwiz just by holding down the icon you want to remove and then dragging down to the trash can. Add more by going into the apps list, holding down an icon, then dragging it to whatever screen you want. You can also make folders.

    Unfortunately Touchwiz has weird logic about which is your "home" screen from your various screens. You can either deal with it by trial and error, or switch to LauncherPro which lets you explicitly set which screen is your home screen.
     

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