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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EdNerd, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. EdNerd

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    Is there any way to reorder, hide, rearrange, move, or otherwise organize all those app icons? I've got three screens full: most I will never use (that I can see now), some I use occasionally, and the three or four I want most are one different screens surrounded by useless stuff.

    It would be great if I could make the unwanted ones diappear. It would also be good if I could group similar or relevant icons together (games, music, put my calculator next to my bank app).

    Is this possible on a stock phone?
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    Just take the app icons off the home screen... Sure it's possible: Long press on the icon, then select "Delete". The app is still there, in your app drawer. Just not on your home screens.
     
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    Sorry for not being more clear - I'm talking about the app drawer, not the home screen.

    So I guess the answer is to organize my apps on the home screen and not use thd app drawer, yah?

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    You could create folders on the home screen.
     
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    I remember reading about folders. Don't know that I ever want to get to the point where I've filled seven home screens with apps and need folders to keep them sorted!

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    I dont blame you Ed and wouldn't know how to do anyways. Spent good part of day just getting widgets back on screens
     
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    Well, not in the app drawer. But, why worry, since you have home screens? I almost never look in my app drawer, unless I'm adding an icon to the home screen.
     
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    The OP* has nothing to do with the "home screen."

    From the home screen, open the app drawer: All Apps, My Apps, or whatever your vendor decided to call it.

    You see a list of every app that is installed to the phone -- many from the vendor, some are android itself, those that one downloaded themselves.
    All of the apps appear on a page one can scroll. Mine happen to be in alpha order by app name.

    Like the OP, I would like to separate apps onto separate lists somehow:
    all games, photo everything, music everything, video everything, flashlights and other toys, and so on.

    Is there some way to do that?

    ~~~ 0;-Dan

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    * "OP" -- original post or original poster; the original message or the person who created the original message
     
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    GRIMACE -- the iPhone(tm) lets you organize things.

    SUGGESTION -- I'd like to tag or label apps with category names of my choice and then have things automatically linked into a corresponding folder or drawer. The apps can all live in one place. Since android is linux, a symlink would let things appear in multiple places that make sense.

    ~~~ 0;-Dan
     
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    :)You can add folders to your home screen and drag apps to them:

    HOME SCREEN---LONG PRESS---FOLDERS---NEW FOLDER---DRAG APP ICONS TO FOLDER

    Unfortunately I see no way to change the folder icon. You can rename them though by opening the folder and tap top bar of folder.
     

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