1. DrBrown11's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6 running Oreo and use Action Launcher.

    I like to add shortcuts for documents that I access often so that I don't have to go
    searching for them. Up until a recent OS update (about 2/3wks ago) I could long hold a file, click on "add to home screen" and it would. The option to add to home screen is still there but it now no longer adds a shortcut.

    I have tried this in the Google Now launcher to see if it was a Launcher issue (I updated Action Launcher recently too) and have also tried a different file explorer app to see if it made a difference. It hasn't so I've come to the conclusion it's possibly an OREO issue.

    Is there possibly a setting that I need to allow or something?

    09-27-2017 09:38 PM
  2. dd_terry's Avatar
    I have experienced the same thing. I got it to work by adding a short cut from the home screen. I use Nova.

    Press and hold the desktop
    Choose Widget
    Find the short cut for the file manager app you use. I use Solid Explorer.
    Choose your file.
    10-06-2017 09:15 AM

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