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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rechmbrs, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. rechmbrs

    rechmbrs Lurker
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    In Android 4.1on my phone, I can manage the open screens. In 4.4.2, I don't see how to remove open screens that contain no shortcuts. I gather that the launcher has something to do with it.

    How can I get manage open screens?

    RONC
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    What do you mean by open screens mate?
     
  3. rechmbrs

    rechmbrs Lurker
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    Manage pages not screens.
    RONC
     
  4. Are you talking about the number of home screens? Are you using an alternate launcher like Nova?

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  5. rechmbrs

    rechmbrs Lurker
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    Yes home screens. I'm using no other launcher.
    In Android 4.1 I can double click the middle button at screen bottom and miniature screens show. This does not work with 4.4.2.
    Ronc
     
  6. What device are you using? (Like Sam sung Galaxy S3.)

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  7. SulkyAndroid17

    SulkyAndroid17 Android Enthusiast

    I think I understand what you mean. On KitKat, the stock launcher only allows extra screens if they contain widgets. No widgets, no other screens. A screen is automatically created when you drag widgets to another screen and removed when there are no widgets.
     
  8. On what phone and which Kit Kat?

    II tried a friend's phone with 4.4 and it had 5 screens in the default launcher two had widgets and three were blank. I could not find a way to add a sixth.

    With Nova Launcher it was as simple to add in 4.4 as it was in 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2.

    ... Thom
     
  9. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    on 4.4 you can not have blank home screens. Screens are created by dragging app/widgets to a new screen (similar to iOS). when you remove all icons/widgets from a screen, the screen will be deleted. If the screen still does not delete, try rebooting the phone.

    How to rearrange the home-screen on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KITKAT

    fake blank screens can be created by using small-see-through icons/widgets
     
  10. rechmbrs

    rechmbrs Lurker
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    Nexus 7 2012.
     
  11. I moved this thread from Android Lounge to the forum dedicated to the Tablet.

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  12. rechmbrs

    rechmbrs Lurker
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    I have 5 screens of which 3 are blank. It seems that the center screen is the prime screen.

    I just installed the free version of Nova. Should make things easier as I have 5 Nexus 7's to make look alike.

    RONC
     
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