1. sicnus's Avatar
    In my first screenshot on the lower left corner I have a button that brings up a 'menu' shown in the second screenshot. What is it called? How can I add the app icons into it? Tried dragging & dropping but they drag underneath.
    Attached Thumbnails Lower left corner symbol, icon, button, whatever...-screenshot_20171005-174318.jpg   Lower left corner symbol, icon, button, whatever...-screenshot_20171005-174351.jpg  
    10-05-2017 05:57 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Which phone do you have? Are you running its stock launcher, or a 3rd party launcher?
    10-05-2017 10:50 PM
  3. sicnus's Avatar
    Sorry, it's a Lenovo Tab 3 (TB3-X70F) tablet. I'm not sure what a 'launcher' is (something that modifies the GUI, I assume?) so I'm going to have to say stock or whatever Lenovo uses by default. I'm on Android v. 6. Kernel v 3.18.19. Android security patch level May 5, 2017. The only app I have downloaded that could effect themes is Zedge. This icon, button, symbol appeared after the last Android update. Thanks for your reply.
    10-06-2017 08:20 AM
  4. sicnus's Avatar
    OK, I now know what a launcher is, I don't have one installed that I downloaded (like Nova or Apex) so it's Android stock. In my reading I think this thing is called either the favorites tray or the App drawer. I'm guessing the latter since the favorites tray is seen without my activating it & the drawer shows up when I press the lower left corner icon only. I can't seem to remove any app icons from it & I thought I figured out I can add icons from the full app icon list (circle with all the 6 dots icon) however, when I try that it says the favorites tray is full - which mine is but the app drawer has plenty of room (as seen from the second screenshot). Looking forward to your thoughts on this, Thanx!
    10-06-2017 08:54 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It could still be a feature of the Lenovo launcher. One way to tell is to boot into Safe Mode, which will disable any 3rd party app you installed. If it goes away, then it's due to one of those 3rd party apps. If it remains, then it's part of the stock launcher. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/p...tions/ht500962

    I doubt that's the App Drawer -- the App Drawer should show all installed apps. On your homescreen, do you still have an App Drawer button (an icon that looks like a grid of dots)?
    10-06-2017 10:16 AM
  6. sicnus's Avatar
    It remains! So it must be stock & not third party. Yes, I have the button that has 2 rows of 3 dots in a circle - so that's called the App Drawer! Now I know!
    10-07-2017 07:03 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Some devices allow the user to customize the navigation bar (i.e., the lower bar where the Home, Back and Recent Apps buttons are). They might allow you to rearrange the buttons, or perhaps add a couple of customizable buttons. I can't find any info on the web about your exact model, but look through the system settings to see if there's anything about customizing the navigation buttons. You could try using the search function in the settings for "navigation."
    10-07-2017 11:41 PM
  8. sicnus's Avatar
    Actually navigation search brings up nothing. I never could find anything in the settings on it either but I tried again without success. I've messed around with it some more & *I think* it automagically populates itself with apps & you can select only those apps it has - to put in the pop up tray that shows when you activate the lower left icon. I noted only basic native apps & Chrome are present. This might be a lost cause, I was hoping it was more like Samsung's App Edge - but it is clearly not.
    10-09-2017 04:02 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Frustrating. I hesitate to suggest this, but you could try contacting Lenovo support.
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    10-09-2017 07:44 PM
  10. sicnus's Avatar
    I appreciate all your time and effort on my issue. Thank you!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-10-2017 12:23 PM

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