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    Default How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    I found this once, and now can't find it again. I have 1 thing I removed, but can't figure out how to replace it.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    You mean the dock on the bottom? Drag an app down there just like a if you were putting it on any other homescreen.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    I was trying to drag it from the Apps page, and it wouldn't stay there, I got it to work by first dragging to the upper part of the home page, then to the dock at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingrock View Post
    I was trying to drag it from the Apps page, and it wouldn't stay there, I got it to work by first dragging to the upper part of the home page, then to the dock at the bottom.
    That's how you do it!

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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    You can also do the following for the lock screen:

    Settings . . . Security . . . Lock Screen Options . . . Shortcuts

    It takes you to a "Set sortcuts on lock screen" page where you can delete them or change their order.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    yeah, but I couldn't change the dock on the home screen there.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    I have the same issue with the Galaxy Note 2 - the Home Screen dock (or bottom) icons appear uneditable. It is a pain when you want to edit those you use the most. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooby68 View Post
    I have the same issue with the Galaxy Note 2 - the Home Screen dock (or bottom) icons appear uneditable. It is a pain when you want to edit those you use the most. Any ideas?
    To remove, they work the same as any of the apps on a screen. Just long press and drag to the recycle bin. To add them, unfortunately it appears you have to move the app to a space on one of the screens first, then drag down to the dock area.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    If you really want full control, try Nova Launcher! It runs so buttery smooth on the S3, that I never notice any lag at all, plus there are lot more options for configuring the dock icons and the general home screens as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooby68 View Post
    I have the same issue with the Galaxy Note 2 - the Home Screen dock (or bottom) icons appear uneditable. It is a pain when you want to edit those you use the most. Any ideas?
    Did you work it out? Because all advice seems to refer to older/different versions, as no matter how long I long press the bottom app tray icons they seem uneditible. I've tried in 'edit' mode in Applications among many other approaches. I don't want to change launchers as I miss some of the S Pen stuff.. which I may get around to using.

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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    This was driving me nuts as so many people made suggestions that didn't work on my SG2. Bottom bar disappears when you press and hold.

    Press Applications icon
    Menu softkey - Edit

    You now have a special screen for:
    - editing Applications including the bottom bar
    - uninstalling apps
    - creating folders
    - adding screens
    - deleting blank screens

    Why is this made so unintuitive to find?
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnAU451 View Post
    This was driving me nuts as so many people made suggestions that didn't work on my SG2. Bottom bar disappears when you press and hold.

    Press Applications icon
    Menu softkey - Edit

    You now have a special screen for:
    - editing Applications including the bottom bar
    - uninstalling apps
    - creating folders
    - adding screens
    - deleting blank screens

    Why is this made so unintuitive to find?
    guess the developers who made this don't use a SG themselves LOL
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Brilliant, thank you so much for figuring this out! None of the other solutions here worked on my samsung galaxy except this one you found.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Thanks, It took me a couple of minutes to get it but it worked great.
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    how do i change what they look like???
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb Zigan View Post
    how do i change what they look like?
    You can't change what the stock app icons look like, but you can use a 3rd party launcher or custom themes to make them appear differently. Search the Google Play Store or look in the various 'show us your Home screen' sub-forums for ideas. Ex. Home screens... Let's see what you got.

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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Anyone got any ideas of how to customise my lenovo 7 inch idea tab?
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by dooby68 View Post
    I have the same issue with the Galaxy Note 2 - the Home Screen dock (or bottom) icons appear uneditable. It is a pain when you want to edit those you use the most. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: How can I change icons at bottom of home screen?

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Danuda Jayawardena View Post
    Anyone got any ideas of how to customise my lenovo 7 inch idea tab?
    Have you looked at a 3rd party launcher? There are lots of good ones in the Google Play Store, and many of them that have a basic feature set that's free - here are just a few that I've tried that I could recommend:

    Action Launcher http://market.android.com/details?id...cher.playstore

    Nova Launcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

    Next Launcher 3D Shell Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher.trial

    Themer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rscreen.themer

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