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    The other day I my phone froze for a minute when I received an incoming text and when it unfroze, the only icon left at the bottom was the app icon. Anyone know what this is all about?
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    it seems your launcher crashed. do u have launcher pro or touchwiz? or are u rooted? try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by supejohnb View Post
    The other day I my phone froze for a minute when I received an incoming text and when it unfroze, the only icon left at the bottom was the app icon. Anyone know what this is all about?
    yea, kinda need some more info to tell for sure what the problem is (stock vs rooted, what rom, what launcher, ect). you can try a simple reboot, or possibly a restore if you have backup saved. like dabomb said, you can always just drag the icons back to the home screen if all else fails
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    Stock with Twiz. I thought those were static icons that couldn't be changed in tw. The only icon that is still there is the apo menu icon. Is there an update I don't know about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supejohnb View Post
    Stock with Twiz. I thought those were static icons that couldn't be changed in tw. The only icon that is still there is the apo menu icon. Is there an update I don't know about?
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
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    Had this exact problem the other day. Only difference was that the phone locked on start up. I just factory reset the phone and re-loaded everything from back up. I was G2G after that! Running Stock Twiz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Thanks! Your tip helped me solve this same problem. I had no idea these were editable, and glad I now know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Wow that's freaking cool I had no clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabomb408 View Post
    it seems your launcher crashed. do u have launcher pro or touchwiz? or are u rooted? try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
    I've been frigging around with this for days, and it was just that simple
    thanks so much
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    Thanks. I had the same problem. My contacts icon had disappeared but now, thanks to you, it's back ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Awesome, exactly the answer i needed. I knew the drawer icons could be rearranged but i had a brain fart and didn't notice the dock was on that part as well lol
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    THank you!!! You just saved me a hard reboot and alot of work downloading.
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    try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
    This works AWESOME!
    I am so happy I could you! Yep....it's the little things in life!
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    In case you don't see the edit button, it's only there in grid view. If you view as list, you can't edit.
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    I'm having a similar issue. I updated, the used the task manager on my HTC amaze, killed all- which included the factory contacts icon. Now my call history and contacts are gone. My phone icon disappeared too. I had to reinstall it. Now I just need the other two back and i'll be golden. Any thought? I don't have a backup, and they are not in my app drawer. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by regulatedhobbyist View Post
    I'm having a similar issue. I updated, the used the task manager on my HTC amaze, killed all- which included the factory contacts icon. Now my call history and contacts are gone. My phone icon disappeared too. I had to reinstall it. Now I just need the other two back and i'll be golden. Any thought? I don't have a backup, and they are not in my app drawer. Thoughts?
    Yeah. This is about the dock icons in Samsung's Touchwiz. You'll be best served if you ask this in the HTC Amaze section, as those folks will know more about the HTC Sense and how it functions. Also, don't mess with task killers, not worth the effort with 2.1+
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    Thank you so much!

    I had this happen like 9 months ago and could never figure out how to get it back, had been told to do a hard reset which I didn't want to. The APP -> edit worked great. Now I get screen area back for other apps!
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    That's interesting, didn't know you could tweak touch wiz. I always switch to LauncherPro whenever I change my rom as I can backup my homescreens between roms and also the dock can have alot of customization (it's also very light on memory)
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    I just had the same issue this morning, only I do not have any editing capabilities on the shortcut bar. The only time I get an edit option is on customizable grid and that only adjusts the location in the apps drawer. I have froyo 2.6.32.9. When I check for an update it responds no firmware.
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    Hi all,

    I stupidly hid my messaging icon inadvertantly, yet dont know how to replace it, or how to get it back onto my home screen...any ideas? i can send messages yet by going the long way around through contacts etcit is no longer in my apps either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adey Pearce View Post
    Hi all,

    I stupidly hid my messaging icon inadvertantly, yet dont know how to replace it, or how to get it back onto my home screen...any ideas? i can send messages yet by going the long way around through contacts etcit is no longer in my apps either
    If you're stock, follow the directions listed above. It's pretty darn simple If you're not stock (or running an alternative launcher) then you'll need to consult with the developer of that launcher on how to "unhide" apps and icons.
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    Hi hope you sorted it, I struggled with it aswell but I got it back again. Just go to apps and in left hand bottom corner of phone then click settings and scroll down to bottom and you will see unhide apps. Happy Times.
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    My messaging icon suddenly went missing from my toolbar and i tried dragging it but the bottom turned into a remove button and i tried the lock screen way but that is non existent on my phone please help me :/

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