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That screen is meant to be just a list of your apps. As you're using Samsung's built-in TouchWiz interface, one thing you can do is move those apps around, so that they're in an order you like and related apps are on the same page. Just press the Menu button, and press Edit and you should see little (-) signs appear on the apps, now you can drag them around ...


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This is something of an oversimplification, but the simple answer is: you can't. What makes this an oversimplification? Well, it's because it depends on how a given app is implemented. Android applications are based around the concept of an Activity, which is described in the development documentation as: An activity is a single, focused thing that the ...


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Since Android 4, devices no longer need to have hardware soft buttons for menu, back, home etc. They are now part of the screen, provided by the OS. The menu button has now been replaced by 3 dots in the top corner of the program - if these 3 dots on top of each other are not visible, then the app hasn't been updated for ICS+, and you will not be able to ...


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Had this as well with the ADW Launcher from CyanogenMod. What you need to do is sweep downward in the place where the bar disappeared. You also hide it that way, probably accidentally like I did many times :D I had been thinking why this feature was there but can't think of anything, just to annoy users is my best guess.


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I had same problem before. user:eldarerathis was correct. It is swipe gesture that suppose to hide menu when you don't need it, but AFAIK, there's no way to turn it off. So, to get it back you should do gesture starting roughly a bit above Browser icon and swipe down(or up). I've fixed that another way - simply installed different launcher. Problem didn't ...


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Since you're on a Samsung, I believe you have TouchWiz (I believe the Ace does, anyway). You can try the TouchWiz AppSorter app from the Market. It requires your phone to be rooted in order for it to work. If you don't have root, one option is to wipe the data for the launcher application, which will force it to re-sort the apps. You do this by going into ...


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You don't need to scroll all the way to the top to see the URL field in the standard browser. At any point in the page just pull the screen down very slightly and it pulls the URL bar at the top down with it, it should then stay visible for about 2 seconds unless you tap in the bar. This is also the easiest way to access any other tabs that you've got open. ...


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Well this is defined per app in its manifest. It registers to a certain Intent. The app that implemented the 'open with' option checks which applications react to a certain Intent, and shows the list of those applications. I don't think you can modify this at runtime. (Or you could create a new application which reacts the the 'open with' and creates ...


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Sure it can be done. I never used this feature, so I'm not sure whether there's an option for "a simple icon", but you should take a look at the "bookmark widget": First, start your browser and create a bookmark for the page you want to link to. Second, go to your homescreen, long-tap on a free space (where you want the link to be), select "widgets", and ...


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You can use a third-party launcher app like Nova Launcher. Nova will let you scroll vertically or horizontally via Nova Settings > Drawer > Drawer Style.


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Appears to be a bug. The "Make the recent apps button act like a menu button" setting appears to not be changing the appropriate values to inform apps that a permanent menu button exists and thus apps act as if it doesn't have the menu button. ViewConfiguration is what handles that.


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When a newer device loads an app that targets an old Android version, it displays a menu button on the system bar, near the home, recents, and back buttons. It has the same "three dots" icon that you see on newer Android apps. Pressing this has the same effect as pressing the menu key on a device that has one.


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Well, As @ Izzy said, it is the app drawer. That's the place where all your installed app icons shown. So, about your problem, there are two ways you can solve it. You can either go to a third party app like Izzy said or customize your stock app drawer (which comes originally with your phone. GO Launcher EX, AppDrawer (MIUI App Drawer) and Color App ...


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When i flashed a custom Gingerbread rom, one of the launchers included has this menu style, but again, this includes rooting your phone and doing a data wipe at least once. Launchers change the app menu style, but i do not know if this one is available without a custom ROM, which will require a root and reflash.



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