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Currently every app I install adds a launcher icon to the homescreen. As my default homescreens are nicely arranged and as a result full, it creates another home screen 'page' to put the icons on.

This is really very annoying as I have to remove both the icon and the newly created screen on every install.

Is there any way to stop apps adding a launcher to the home screen by default?

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marked as duplicate by eldarerathis Feb 12 '13 at 0:35

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From Google Play Store application:

  • Go into Settings
  • Uncheck Auto-add shortcuts

That will prevent Google play store from creating shortcuts to the home screen each time a new app is installed.

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