My home screen looks like this:

Empty_folder | Application 1 | Application 2 | Application N

When I long press over the folder, I have the option to rename it. How do I delete the folder, though? I've been moving them to a different screen, but now I have three screens of blank folders that I accidentally created by trying to rearrange icons.

Also, I wonder how do I switch two icons on my home screen? When I drag two items into each other, they don't switch but rather create a folder and then add themselves to it, which seems ridiculous. In any other OS, if I want a new folder, I have to be very specific about that.

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    You could say that in any other OS you have to do something obscure and not easily discoverable to create a folder. Android just works out that if you're dragging one icon on top of another you're trying to fit more than one in that space and just automatically creates a folder for you.
    – GAThrawn
    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:55
  • @gathrawn I agree. It's a little annoying when people talk about "the true linux way" to me, also, so.... Sorry if it came off like a rage. Thanks for the edit. Jul 11, 2012 at 12:07

2 Answers 2


If you press and hold the folder, one of the home icons will turn into a trash icon. Just drag the folder to the trash icon.


If you long press over something in the Aquos, "Peel off" is used to remove it.

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