I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings.

(Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager

Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in order to avoid passing by Settings? (I don't want to install external application managers apps)

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That should be possible using a shortcut to the corresponding activity. Launchers like Apex have that feature built-in, for others you can use helpers like Activity Launcher. Both allow you to browse your apps, dive into their activities, and chose one to create a shortcut for. In your case, you would need to investigate the Settings app – and I'm pretty sure you'll find the matching activity.

Edit: Just in case you might miss that as well, you'll have to tap the entry of the app in question (here: Settings) to open the list of its activities.

  • Thank you Izzy. I installed Activity Launcher but unfortunately no Settings and no Application Manager in Recent activities or All activities.
    – Reman
    Feb 9, 2015 at 7:07
  • I'm 100% sure "Settings" is in there, as I'm using that myself (both ways: on some devices with Apex, on one with Activity Launcher). It might be called differently (e.g. localized, which it is in my case) – so also watch out for that (and the corresponding icon).
    – Izzy
    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:01
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    Swapps probably does exactly the same. I've just checked with Activity Manager, and found three entries for the Application Manager straight (in Settings – or rather "Einstellungen", as app names are localized).
    – Izzy
    Feb 9, 2015 at 10:22
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    I didn't see the dropdown arrow before Settings till now. Thank you very much. This resolved my problem. Still have to find which of the 2 application managers entries I have to take.
    – Reman
    Feb 9, 2015 at 10:32
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    Found another, even better, app to do it: QuickShortcutMaker (because with this app you can also change icon and rename the shortcut). Tnx again Izzy for showing me the way how to resolve this problem.
    – Reman
    Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00

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