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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, running the latest CM10.1.

I lost the app drawer icon on my Dock;
I must have deleted it.
The app drawer icon lets you go to the app list, and the widget list.

How do I get the app drawer icon back?
The icon looks like a circle with 6 dots inside it.

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Here are two things you can do:

(1) Download the FREE AppDrawer app from Google Play.
It gives you a shortcut to the app list.
However, it does not give you the widget list.

(2) Reset Trebuchet.

NOTE: Use the procedure below at your own risk.
It clears (or resets) the contents of your home screen.

CM10.1 uses the Trebuchet launcher.

From your homescreen,
press the left menu button, and select Manage apps.
Look for Trebuchet, and click it.
Press the Clear data button. Alternatively, you may find success (without having to repopulate all of your home screens) via simply selecting "Clear Cache" and then "Force Stop" on the Trebuchet apps menu.

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(3) Long tap a free space on the homescreen to add a new widget/shortcut. As far as I remember there was one for the app drawer. –  Izzy Mar 19 '13 at 8:13
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@Izzy It's gone in CM10.1. That long-tap now lets you select different types of wallpapers instead. –  geffchang Mar 19 '13 at 9:27
    
Only wallpapers? Gosh... And I thought that was due to some "minimalistic launcher" on my 4.1* devices (stock 4.1*, btw)... In that case I'd recommend to install a better launcher. I immediately switched to Apex Launcher, which comes quite handy on tablets as well as phones. –  Izzy Mar 19 '13 at 11:48
    
@Izzy Will try out Apex and see if it's worth using. :) –  geffchang Mar 19 '13 at 12:01
    
Good choice! I run it on multiple devices meanwhile. And I miss it on those which are not yet 4.x :) It's as comfortable as GoLauncher, but without all the nagging notifications (grin) –  Izzy Mar 19 '13 at 14:00
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This happened to me as well. I finally figured it out.

It was not actually gone - it was hiding under the Contacts icon (the blue face on the bottom right). Long press on the Contacts icon, then move the icon up.

Then you should have your 6 dots back and be able to launch apps again.

If it keeps happening, either remove all the other icons or install a different launcher.

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It's possible that you reduced the number of items to show. Trebuchet doesn't move your icons when you shrink the grid; they simply remain off-screen. Check these:

  • Settings / Home screen / Dock: Icons and Pages
  • Settings / Home screen / Homescreen: Grid size and Homescreens.
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