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  1. rechmbrs

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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?

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    What do you mean by open screens mate?
     
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    Manage pages not screens.
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    Are you talking about the number of home screens? Are you using an alternate launcher like Nova?

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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.
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    What device are you using? (Like Sam sung Galaxy S3.)

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    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.
     
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    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.

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

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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.

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