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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WinCamXP, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. WinCamXP

    WinCamXP Member
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    Whenever I try to move an app on my home screen, it just disappears and I have to longpress to put it on. Why is this?
     

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  2. MacFett

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    How are you moving them? I long press on an icon and am able to move it.
     
  3. WinCamXP

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    That's what I do, but it disappears after I drag it from anywhere. Help?
     
  4. FroggyTheGreat

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    I had that problem as well. It turned out after a couple reboots that every time I tried to drag and drop it would create a copy of the icon that wasn't visible till after I rebooted.

    Are you doing anything with folders on the home screen? When I removed folders, the problem sorted itself out for me.
     
  5. iamsmitty

    iamsmitty New Member
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    I had the same problem~turns out I locked the desktop somehow:thinking:
    I clicked on the button that brings up the "settings,add,edit,manage apps,and "more" pop up. I clicked on "more" and another window pops up that says wallpaper and "unlock desktop". That fixed it for me. I hope this helps!:D
     
  6. Thorsten

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    1. Force-close the launcher (Menu → Settings → Applications → Manage Applications → All → Launcher → Force stop)
    2. Restart the launcher (tap on the button with the house)
     
  7. Petrah

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    Even though the original post is a year old, perhaps this may help (along with the other tips from posters above); be sure that none of your widgets have been moved to the SD card. They need to remain on the phone.
     
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