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.
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
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:
Result (the number of rows and columns of the desktop grid can be changed as you want):