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Cannot remove icons from home screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidros, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This is for the Lenovo Tab M8 (8 inch tablet ). I am having an odd problem. I cannot remove icons from the home screen because there is no remove or trash indicator anywhere when I move the icon around. Saw a post complaining of the same problem from a couple of years ago and the suggestion was to use a different launcher. They tried with Google Go but didn't solve the problem. I installed Nova ... still can't find a remove indicator.

    Any ideas?
     


  2. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Update ( can't edit or remove my post): with the Nova launcher I'm able to remove icons - there's a pop-up menu when long pressing the icon.
     
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Did you try that with the original launcher?
     
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  4. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes, there's no option.
     
  5. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    And did you long press, then attempt to move the icon to the far top or bottom of the screen?

    On some devices, I have seen where the option to delete or to place into a folder only appear after you have taken control amd moved the icon.
     
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  6. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
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    Hi @droidros, did you try restarting your tablet before changing launchers?

    I have the Lenovo M10 and it does strange things at times, and the first thing I do is a roboot and up to now it has cleared the various glitches.

    :)
     
    #6 tommo47, Jul 6, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  7. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    After installing and using the Nova launcher, I happened to return to the stock launcher. Guess what? The little trash can appeared when I moved the icon. So I guess it was just a glitch.
     
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