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  1. Zsnake

    Zsnake Active Member
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    OK, I'm not very bright, but I read somewhere that if you poked and held one of the icons on the screen it would start to kinda vibrate and then you could drag it into the wastebasket and be rid if it.
    Don't work for me! I mean, it vibrates, but it won't disappear when I try to trash it.
    Any suggestions? Got lots to get rid of!!!!

    Thanks in advance,

    ~<:Ssssssssssssssssssssnake/""
     

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    long press the icon and the app drawer turns into a trash can. Drag the icon there until it glows red and then lift your finger. Should be gone.
     
  3. Zsnake

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    Thanks, but that is what I have been doing...the waste bin goes red...I drag the icon over...let go...and it pops up right back to where it was.

    I appreciate the "come back", though.
     
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    Just one more thing ... is it a specific icon you are trying to get rid of or you can't delete any icon? The reason I ask is because if you drag an icon to the trash can and hover over the trash can too long, it changes from just deleting the shortcut to uninstalling the app. If it's a system app like gmail or one of the carrier's preinstalled apps that you can't uninstall without root, it will behave exactly as you describe.
     
  5. Zsnake

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    I just tried that and they still will not go away. The ones that I want to remove...and believe me I don't know how they got there in the first place... are:

    Aldiko (Ok, I asked for that one!)
    Amazon MP3
    Facebook (Especially Facebook...Hate that!)
    A SECOND Gallery Icon (How did THAT happen?)
    Googles (have no idea on what it does)
    Talk (ditto above)
    Messaging
    Latitude

    Any ideas about those?
     
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    Moving to Android lounge.... What phone is this? This thread might be better suited in your phones specific forum?
     
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    Aldiko is an eBook reader preinstalled on Galaxy phones
    Goggles is an image recognition app. Pretty cool actually ... try it with a consumer product like a can of coke.
    The rest, Amazon through latitude are all part of Android and you won't be able to uninstall them without root. It really sounds like the default action of the trash can has somehow changed from delete to uninstall. Are you using any kind of launcher? If this is a Samsung Phone, maybe it's something with TouchWiz.
     

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