An earlier Lollipop ROM on my Xperia Z1 compact had the option to sort the apps alphabetically in a very nice way: Apps were put in a matrix with one row per letter, and the apps sorted alphabetically in subsequent columns.

Now I have CyanogenMod 12.1 which is great, but I cannot find the setting that would bring back this app ordering.

I have forgotten how to restore this wonderful way to get to the apps. Does anyone know whether this is a special launcher, app or theme?

(the apus and aviate launchers seem to have similar functionality, but I have never installed those and their names don't sound familiar)

Some posts describe a route via the 'menu' button in the app drawer, but the only softkeys I have are back, home and window list.

Could it be a Cyanogenmod / Lollipop feature that is just really hard to find?

  • If you're open to alternative launchers/homescreens, at least Apex and Nova offer this (including the possibility to "hide unwanted apps" from the list).
    – Izzy
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:10
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    it is a feature of the launcher in cyanogenmod 12.1(android 5.1) . It should be by default but when u see launcher settings, u can toggle app drawer view to old style matrix. Long press on the home screen and check launcher settings / app drawer settings.
    – Bharat G
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:51
  • Thanks! Is that Trebuchet then? I have installed Google Apps (the micro version) and selected Google Now. But its settings are 'Accounts & privacy', 'Search language', 'Voice', 'Phone search' and 'Now cards'. I switched to Google Now because I could not find it on Trebuchet either though.
    – alle_meije
    Sep 23, 2015 at 7:25
  • That works brilliantly @BharatG ! I cannot accept your comment as an answer but I up-voted it. Now that I have re-installed Trebuchet (had deleted it after choosing Google Now) and switched from paged to vertical it looks exactly the way I wanted it to.
    – alle_meije
    Sep 28, 2015 at 8:26
  • I still can't find the setting on OnePlus 3 (cyanogen) Jun 26, 2016 at 13:35


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