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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.

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

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