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  1. meridius

    meridius Newbie
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    This is a really stupid problem. In the Apps section of my Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (SM-G570M) I can't seem to edit and drag icons around the page to my own custom order.

    Whenever I click on an icon it immediately copies it to the home page and then provides options in a box which I barely have the time to press with my other finger. There is no option for 'Edit' in the top three dots at the top of the page. The only options I can see are: Sort, Clean up pages, Settings and Galaxy Essentials.

     

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  2. mikedt

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    Change the launcher to one where you can? Suggest Nova Launcher.
     
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    Yep. Nova.
    Are you long pressing and dragging to your home screen?
     
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    This was the problem. I just short press icon > Select multiple items and move the icon around to where I want it to be placed.

    I don't really need to try Nova Launcher for the moment but will keep it in mind.
     
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    With Nova Launcher you can change how long a row is. Unless the price went way up or Cheetah Mobile bought it that function is worth the price of admission.
     
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  6. meridius

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    Thanks for letting me know but I haven't yet paid for any app through Google Play and hopefully it will stay that way.
     
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    You're loss. You can make a pyramid a circle or just about and geometric shape with Nova Launcher.
    !Have you signed up for Google Rewards @meridius?
     
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    Nova does offer a free version.
    Give it a try and it may be your first purchase
     
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