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Problem with home screen(s)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shackman, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. shackman

    shackman New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 27, 2010
    Hey guys I am totally new to the forum so sorry if this has been asked but I didn't seem to find anything in my searching. The problem I'm having is this I recently got the Captivate and even though people have had issues with them I really like this phone. However when I first got it I noticed that I had home screens on both the left and right of the center screen now it seems my "home" screen can only be on the right. So if I hit the home button it scrolls all the way to the right screen any help would be greatly appreciated.

    btw I was an avid iphone supporter but have converted so I'm also a noob to the Android scene but so far I regret making this decision so late in the game!!


  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH

    Feb 19, 2010
    Welcome to Android Forums... I'll move this to the Captivate forum for ya so you can get a quick/knowledgeable answer!
  3. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Welcome! I'm fairly new myself, and also an iphone convert like a lot of people on here, but your question is one I think I can answer! The captivate's home screen is always the 4th screen from the left, no matter what as long as you continue to use the default launcher (touchwiz). If you use a launcher from the market you can set your home screen. Kind of annoying. You can add up to 7 home pages or delete all but 1. Adding and deleting is actually pretty easy with touchwiz: from any home screen click the bottom left soft-key (options/settings), then hit the edit button from your list of choices. From this view you can actually delete and rearrange entire home screens with one action. Hit the little red slash at the top right of a home screen to delete an entire screen. To rearrange press and hold on a screen and swipe it down, it should pop down and you can maneuver it to where you want and slide it in, the other home screens will move out of the way. When you are done make sure you hit save or all will be lost.

    So if you want a particular screen to be your main home screen just add 3 screens to its left. They can be blank.

    If that's annoying to you (it is to me) I recommend getting a different launcher from the market, launcher pro and adwlauncher are both great. Others probably know more launchers that are good. Anyway I hope that helped! Welcome to android, it will only get better and better.
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  4. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    I used to have 3 home screens and the middle was always "home" but now it doesn't work anymore on my replacement phone, I don't know the answer either. I tried everything but it's always stuck with the far right screen being home.

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