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    Question Where has my Favourite Apps screen gone?

    My new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (running Android 4.1.1) is my first Android device. I am therefore an Android newbie and need some help with what I suspect are some basic features.

    I chose to use the 'Easy mode' setting under Status/Home screen mode. This then gave me a Favourite Apps and a Favourite Settings screen. However, my Favourite Apps screen has now disappeared. After browsing for a solution, I got the impression that a long press on the blank home page screen might bring it back but that didn't help. A few more long presses then made my Favourite Settings screen disappear as well. Also, my Settings icon got copied to a separate screen. Clearly, I've no idea what I'm doing!

    Can anyone suggest a way in which I can reinstate the original 'Easy mode' layout? Also, where can I find the best online user guide to Android 4.1.1 (there seems to be quite a few of them)?

    David
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    Default Re: Where has my Favourite Apps screen gone?

    Welcome! Don't give up, once you get the hang of it, you're gonna love it.

    As far as the disappearing/moving objects, it's hard to help not seeing the phone myself & I don't have any experience with the Easy Mode. The best thing to do is find a friend who is familiar with Android to show you some stuff in person.

    And for manuals, go to Samsung's website & download the manual for the model/carrier that you have.

    Also, don't be afraid to 'play' with things to see what they do. Just about anything can be undone.
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    Default Re: Where has my Favourite Apps screen gone?

    Hello, David. Welcome to the community!
    Here's an idea, as I've never tried easy mode to be able to give you feedback.
    Switch it to regular mode first. Then go to your main home screen and swipe to either the left or right (whichever screen you prefer your new favorite apps to be on). If there are any widgets or icons you would like to remove, touch and hold on them for a second. You can now move them around on the screen. An X will appear at the top. Simply drag the app icon or widget to the X and let go to remove it from the screen.
    Next, open up the app drawer (where you can see all the apps on the device). Find the ones you wish to display on your new favorite apps screen. Touch and hold on them for a moment and the app drawer will disappear. You'll be on your main home screen, and as long as you don't let go the app icon will be under your finger. Now drag that icon in the direction of your new favorite apps screen. Drag it right to the edge and the page will turn. Find a spot you like on there for the app and let go. Repeat for any other apps you would like to place there.
    If you want to rearrange the apps, go to the favorite apps screen you made, touch and hold on the app you want to move and reposition it.
    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions let me know.

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    long Press on the screen, and an option called "apps & widgets" should appear click on that, then widget tab is on top of Screen. Widget should be called "favorite apps"

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    Quote Originally Posted by acbuescher View Post
    long Press on the screen, and an option called "apps & widgets" should appear click on that, then widget tab is on top of Screen. Widget should be called "favorite apps"

    Sent from my White Galaxy Note II
    Hey, thanks. Did not realize that widget was there. Very cool.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    love my evo.
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    Hi! Can you help me on how to reinstate the basic home screen mode of my galaxy s3? please i badly need your advice.Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marge4u View Post
    Hi! Can you help me on how to reinstate the basic home screen mode of my galaxy s3? please i badly need your advice.Thanks!
    Pull down the Notification bar and hit the gear to enter Settings. Hit Home Screen Mode. Select Basic or Easy, hit OK.
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    Hi I'm newbie, Can anyone help me my app Monitor widget does't Show up, In Widget too there is no app monitor
    how to show app monitor widget? thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Gunawan View Post
    Hi I'm newbie, Can anyone help me my app Monitor widget does't Show up, In Widget too there is no app monitor
    how to show app monitor widget? thank you.
    Go to the samsung app store. Not Google app store. It's there. I keep mine on the front screen.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    love my evo.
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    Thx Zman, now I have my app monitor.

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