A shortcut usually is an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.

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on grid view, when updating an app, this one is taken at the end of the grid

In the app drawer, when an application is updated, its icon goes to the last page, in the last free place... Is that normal? Is there a way to make the application stay where I put it? I mean, I sort ...
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How can I create a “shortcut” for the built in PDF viewer on Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 has a default PDF viewer, but it's a little hard to get to. How can I put an shortcut for it on my home screen? Note that the default program (Document Viewer) doesn't show up in the list ...
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Can I add a shortcut to a locally stored file?

I'd like to add a shortcut on Android 4.2.1 to a local pptx file. Is that possible ?
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desktop shortcut that takes a photo and emails it to a fixed address

I am registered with a website that can archive scans of receipts. One way to upload the receipt image is to email it to an email address that's tied to my account. To expedite the process, I want a ...
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Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?

I had recently gifted my Mom a Nexus 7, with a hope that she will like to read books. She is old with poor eye sight and can't read English that great. I find her eager to learn and she had made a ...
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Adding apps in the unlock screen

I have a Samsung tablet (not sure of model), running Android 4.0.4. When I unlock my screen, I have four default options that I can choose from, or I can use the empty area to unlock the main screen. ...
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Shortcut for email to a specific person

I am new to Android, and would like to know whether it is possible to add a desktop shortcut so that when I press it, I can send an email to a specific person, and I just need to put the subject and ...
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Is it possible to create a VPN connection shortcut on home screen?

I want to be able to connect to my VPN connection whenever I am connected to wifi, is it possible to add a shortcut on the home screen where the widget including wireless, Bluetooth, GPS, sync and ...
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Application not found

I have a Sony Xperia P, with Android ICS. I have Ingress installed on my phone. Today, I synced my phone, and Ingress got updated. I had an icon on the homescreen. However - whenever I click on the ...
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Android Automatically Adds Shortcuts To Home Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen? I have a Samsung GS3, and every few days new shortcuts show up on my home screen. How can I stop them from being ...
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How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen?

I'm new to using an android. Apps I have never visited nor installed are showing up on my screen (Slots, Candy Crush, Expedia, Droid Games). If I touch them, I go to their site. I would like to ...
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why does my android show -67 on my email icon?

On the home screen, my Samsung Galaxy, it shows -67 over the email icon. What is this indicating and more importantly, how can I get rid of it?
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How do I arrange the icons manually in the app menu?

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 A110 with Android ICS 4.0.4. I installed few apps which are sorted randomly (or maybe alphabetically). I want to arrange the icons on the app menu manually. i.e. set ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

Often after a reboot, crash or USB usage, icons of apps go missing. Both in the "Home" screens and "Applications". Currently I have four screens of apps, three in Home. Some of the icons ...
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Contacts and Phone icons missing

My Contacts and Phone icons are missing from my primary shortcuts bar. I can't restore from the Edit in the app drawer since they don't show there. Can anybody point me in the right direction? ...
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What is the apps for the the two icons shown

What apps are icons shown on the 3rd icon from the left (a icon that look like a bug with an android head) and the 5th icon from the left (a icon with a phone in between two zig-zag)?
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Who is creating icons?

Some application (malware? adware?) is creating garbage icons on my Android desktop. How to know the application who does this? I heard each application is a Linux user on android. Is it possible to ...
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Need to disguise Tasker app in the notification bar?

I have recently come across and purchased the Tasker app. The app does is very different from any app I have ever seen in many aspects. One of the unique options that I have noticed in this app is ...
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Restore SMS icon in default home lancher?

My home screen used to look like this: As you can see there's a GoSMS icon (3rd from left). For some reason it went away after I reboot: Anyone knows how can I restore it? BTW i'm on Froyo 2.2 ...
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How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen? This is the Android analog to this question. Using a URL doesn't work, since I don't want to open the browser ...
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Is there anyway I can disable the posting of app shortcuts on my home-screen when an app is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play? Every time I install an app a shortcut gets created on my home-screen, I don't want this ...
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I can't create Viber shortcuts in the Home Screen

I've set up shortcuts to chats with certain contacts in Whatsapp and I wanted to do the same with Viber, but when I go to "Personalize" -> "Shortcut" -> "Viber" it doen't work as expected. One of 2 ...
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Adding web shortcuts with icons similar to chrome's new tab thumbnails

I have a Droid RAZR MAXX, and there are a few shortcuts to web pages on the screen. They have been there since before the phone got ICS. Under GB one could long tap the screen, add a shortcut, and ...
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Is upgrading to Touchwiz 4.0 /ICS supposed to wipe your desktop?

Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic ...
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How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS

I recently received the ICS update to my Galaxy Note and couldn't (or couldn't remember how to) change the shortcut icons at the bottom of each page. It seems they have removed one method for changing ...
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Titanium backup shortcut/widget to toggle app freeze

My CyanogenMod 7.2 stock browser refuses to remember its defaults. I've taken to freezing opera mini, my other browser, with Titanium backup when I want to use stock to avoid all the preferred app ...
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How do I recover the Dolphin Sonar icon? [closed]

In my application list, Dolphin Sonar/Sonar is not one of the icons. I've "peeled off"/deleted all of the Dolphin Sonar icons by mistake, and I want it to be on my home screen. I use it very often. ...
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Can I have a “force close a specific app” shortcut on my screen?

My Google Chrome frequently hangs for no apparent reason. Application is active (responding), but tabs are blank and nothing loads... The only solution that I found is to go into Settings -> Apps ...
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How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play?

I own a Galaxy S2 with the Samsung ICS stock, and I've noticed when I download an application from Google Play (Market) it installs it and automatically places the app shortcut on the first free space ...
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Droid 4, phone icon disappeared and unable to delete calculator icon in its place

Verizon rep did a soft reset on my phone after I woke up to no operating system this morning. Tonight I discovered however that I have lost my green phone icon and the calculator icon is in its ...
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Finding out the intents an app uses internally

I have an app (Smart Tools) that consists of mutiple distinct subapps. I would like to have an shortcut for a single subapp, so I wouldn't have to open it through the app's main menu. I'm pretty sure ...
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Empty spaces in ADW Launcher dockbar

I use the standard ADW Launcher that ships with CyanogenMod 7 and have noticed a problem with the dockbar. NOTE this is the "hidden dockbar" you can reveal with a swipe, not the normal Android dock ...
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Is there a way to use Go Launcher icons in Folder Organizer?

I really like Mitch S.'s Flat Icons. However, they are only available on Google Play packaged for Go Launcher. On Windows, you used to be able to extract any icon in .ico format from icon library or ...
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ADW Launcher (CM7/Desire GSM) old icons keep reappearing/overlapping icons

I have an HTC Desire (GSM) running CM7.1 and I am having issues with the ADW desktop: Icons that I have previously deleted reappear on next boot - sometimes even over or under other icons. If I sort ...
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How can I add an icon to the MIUI home screen?

I just got a Nexus One, which uses the MIUI interface. It came with two different gallery apps. I prefer the cooliris app, but there's no icon for it on the home screen, which makes it difficult to ...
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ICS App Drawers, how to give them a name?

I own a Samsung Nexus S and Yesterday I was able to upgrade to Android 4.0.4. When I upgraded, I saw that Google had created an app drawer full of Google apps, and it has the Word Google underneath ...
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Long delay for Google Voice prompt if dialed from “Contact” home screen shortcut

I have Google Voice set up to prompt me (whether to dial using GV) every time I make a call (in GV app Settings -> Making calls -> Ask every time I make a call.) When I dial via the Phone app, ...
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ICS: Use site's bookmark icon

The bookmarks on the home screens of my Galaxy Nexus have the same red bookmark icon. Is it possible to automatically display the site's default icon (i.e., the one which appears in the URL bar) as ...
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Nexus S 4.0.3 (OTA) missing icon in the phone app

How can I solve missing icon issue? Restarted couple of times doesn't help. Note: It was fine for a couple of months back. When it start happening, I just need to reboot, but now it's permanent. The ...
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How to fix corupted icons on home screen?

ALL of the shortcuts for the apps that I installed (not preinstalled ones on a ROM), all of them sudden got corrupt. They all show upd now with "Android Logo" icon and not the icon of the program. ...
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How do I change the desktop icon created from a website bookmark?

I created a desktop icon from a bookmark for Wikipedia.com. Here is a screenshot of the result: The blue background doesn't look great, I'm wondering if this should be transparent. Here is the ...
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How do you save a contact onto the home screen?

I can't figure out how to save a contact shortcut on the home screen for easy dialing (Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Nexus). Long-pressing on the home screen prompts me to choose a wallpaper. ...
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Change name of shortcut icon?

I have created a shortcut to a single document. The home page icon carries the name of the file manager (Astro) that I used to create the shortcut (using the method explained here). I'd like to ...
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How to create shortcuts to a certain subset of files

I have a large collection of books on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, organized by topic in many nested folders. I have a certain subset of them (coming from multiple folders) that I expect to refer to ...
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Is it possible to create a shortcut that launches a web page in Firefox when using another browser as default?

I have a web page that I visit that I'd like to open in Firefox via a home screen shortcut (it uses SVG, which isn't supported by the default browser). Firefox doesn't show in the list of possible ...
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Folder or Folder Shortcut on Honeycomb 3.1 home screen

I have a Toshiba Thrive and want to have access to several files in a folder, but can not figure out how to do that without going through the effort of using File Manager? Is there a way to do create ...
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Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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Can't Add Shortcuts to Home Screen, get Shunted to Folder

I recently started using folders to organize my apps, but I've noticed since then that I can not add any shortcuts to the homescreen. If I try to drop an item on the home screen, it instead gets put ...
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Shortcut to particular document in Google Docs app?

Is there a way to make a shortcut to one particular document? I frequently need one particular document from a secondary account, so it's always a pain to come out of current document, change accounts ...
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How to launch the hidden Sound Recorder on Froyo?

I discovered a "Sound Recorder" in the application list on my Froyo handset. Why is it hidden like that with no 'launcher' or app icon to start it? I'm curious.. also because of this app; I need to ...