Is there any way to remove the home screen "numbers", i.e. (red rectangle):


and instead have one more row of app shortcuts?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.

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    Hi Franck, it might help to add what launcher you are using. I've never seen the like; all launchers I've ever used at maximum showed that as overlay when swiping to another home screen. – Izzy Jan 2 '15 at 19:05
  • @Izzy I'm using the default launcher (Samsung's Stock Launcher). – Franck Dernoncourt Jan 2 '15 at 19:06
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    Ah, thanks. My comment just "overlapped" with GiantTree's answer ;) I second his suggestion for an alternative launcher. As we don't recommend apps here, I don't tell you to take a look at Apex and Nova launcher ;) – Izzy Jan 2 '15 at 19:08
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    Any time, Franck! For more alternatives, please take a look at my list of Home Replacements :) I'm using Apex myself, so that's something I can really recommend. And Nova is said to almost be a twin of it when it comes to the paid versions. – Izzy Jan 2 '15 at 19:15

This is not possible on Samsung's Stock Launcher but many alternative launchers have the possibility to display even more rows by shrinking them in height.

Try a third-party launcher as nearly all Samsung stock applications tend to be unoptimized for any Samsung device; especially in memory consumption.

E.g. using Nova Launcher Prime you can remove the scroll indicator as follows:

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Result (the number of rows and columns of the desktop grid can be changed as you want):

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  • Thanks! Any recommendation for alternative launchers? – Franck Dernoncourt Jan 2 '15 at 19:05
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    Nova Launcher and Apex Launcher (as Izzy recommended) are full of custom features including the one you are asking for. – GiantTree Jan 2 '15 at 19:10
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    I suggested, we don't recommend apps here – ah wait: we just don't permit explicitly asking for, so OK #D – Izzy Jan 2 '15 at 19:13

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