Without going into too much painstaking detail, I'm connecting to a 2X server setup remotely on my Android phone (LG Nexus 5X) using the official Parallels 2X client app from the Google Play store.

It works well enough, but every time I log in to my work servers... the app creates a shortcut on my home screen for every application link we have, of which there are a ton. Pages worth. If I don't remove them, the client just keeps piling copies of the shortcuts on top of shortcuts on top of shortcuts. It's a huge mess, and I have to manually delete each shortcut one by one every time I log in to clean up my home screen.

Is there any system-wide setting on the Android OS (v7.0) to not allow apps to create shortcuts (not just when they install, I know how to disable that, but in general)? Or perhaps anyone with knowledge on the official Parallels 2X client app might know how to stop this? Thanks!

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As far as I can tell, you only have the possibility to block an app from creating a shortcut on install. I believe that it's against Googles Playstore rules to spam the user with such shortcuts. You can try to contact the developer and if they don't react you can contact Google.

Additional information: How to Block Third Party Apps from Creative Spam Shortcuts on Home Screen?

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