1. brac20's Avatar
    So far I love my Nexus 5 and think KitKat is very nice. However there is something that is annoying me. Why have Google taken the Play Store shortcut out of the app drawer? Does anyone know of a way to enable this or is it just a victim of Google's move to minimalistic design?

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    11-09-2013 10:25 AM
  2. planoman's Avatar
    do you mean the play store app? mine has it in the app drawer.
    11-09-2013 10:28 AM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    do you mean the play store app? mine has it in the app drawer.
    Me too. Try Settings -> Apps -> All (tab) -> Google Play Store; check to be sure it isn't disabled.
    11-09-2013 10:38 AM
  4. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    I think the op is talking about the shortcut in the top right of the app drawer.

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    11-09-2013 10:45 AM
  5. brac20's Avatar
    I think the op is talking about the shortcut in the top right of the app drawer.

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    Yep that's what I meant

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    11-09-2013 10:57 AM
  6. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Yep that's what I meant

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    Heck, I never noticed that before, but I just pulled my N4 out of the drawer and it is there. Definitely not on the N5 though.
    11-09-2013 11:04 AM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    Heck, I never noticed that before, but I just pulled my N4 out of the drawer and it is there. Definitely not on the N5 though.
    ditto, I never used it...
    11-09-2013 11:15 AM
  8. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    The launcher including the app drawer has been replaced with the new one. This unfortunately explains the disappearance of the shortcut. Once nova launcher has been revamped which is in the process. This may be an option to put back, who knows?

    Congratulations to you guys for getting the n5! I'm getting my wife and I one in January thanks to the jump program with T-Mobile.

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    11-09-2013 11:20 AM
  9. patruns's Avatar
    So far I love my Nexus 5 and think KitKat is very nice. However there is something that is annoying me. Why have Google taken the Play Store shortcut out of the app drawer? Does anyone know of a way to enable this or is it just a victim of Google's move to minimalistic design?

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    Not really sure why this is an issue. There is a shortcut on the main screen, in the Google folder on your main screen and in the app drawer. How many short cuts for the Play Store do you need?
    11-09-2013 11:21 AM
  10. brac20's Avatar
    Not really sure why this is an issue. There is a shortcut on the main screen, in the Google folder on your main screen and in the app drawer. How many short cuts for the Play Store do you need?
    It's an issue because I rather not have to have the Play Store app on my homescreen. I realise its not a problem for everyone and for me its only a minor thing. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a way to get it back.
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    11-09-2013 11:26 AM
  11. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    Hmm.. Not sure what your able to do at the moment without third party launcher assistance.

    Why is the right door always locked?
    11-09-2013 11:30 AM
  12. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    I can understand. I get used to things as well. I think unfortunately you might have to wait this out for a compatible home replacement. The good thing is the new nova launcher is going to resemble the current launcher your using (stock) so it will give you some hope too hang in to in the meantime. Offshore they'll be much more customization added.

    Good luck to you, sorry I didn't have a solution for you.

    Why is the right door always locked?
    11-09-2013 11:33 AM
  13. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    Here you go
    http://phandroid.com/2013/11/06/nova...oid-44-kitkat/

    Can't guarantee that option will be restored but it's worth hoping for.

    Why is the right door always locked?
    11-09-2013 11:44 AM
  14. N4Newbie's Avatar
    It's an issue because I rather not have to have the Play Store app on my homescreen. I realise its not a problem for everyone and for me its only a minor thing. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a way to get it back.
    I put all my necessary-but-only-occasionally-used Google apps into a single container on my home screen. Easily available when I need them, but only take up a single icon position when not.

    Don't know how? Just drag an existing icon and drop it on top of another; a container will automatically be created. Add additional icons to the container as you wish by dropping them as you did the first.

    Tap the container to open it and tap the container name to rename it as you wish. Your home screen can have as many containers as you want. Even the four icons at the very bottom of the screen can be turned into containers (I have two camera apps in one and four messaging-related apps in another).
    11-09-2013 12:02 PM
  15. brac20's Avatar
    I put all my necessary-but-only-occasionally-used Google apps into a single container on my home screen. Easily available when I need them, but only take up a single icon position when not.

    Don't know how? Just drag an existing icon and drop it on top of another; a container will automatically be created. Add additional icons to the container as you wish by dropping them as you did the first.

    Tap the container to open it and tap the container name to rename it as you wish. Your home screen can have as many containers as you want. Even the four icons at the very bottom of the screen can be turned into containers (I have two camera apps in one and four messaging-related apps in another).
    Thanks for the advice (although I do know how to create and use folders in android ;-) ). I realise it seems like a small, inconsequential complaint but I just liked the way it was implemented in Jelly bean. I'm sure i will get used to having in a folder on my home screen pretty quickly.

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    11-09-2013 06:16 PM
  16. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    Sent you a pm

    Why is the right door always locked?
    11-11-2013 07:59 PM
  17. Michael_CS's Avatar
    Coming from my iPhone 4 into the world of Android I am easily familiar with folders/containers or whatever you wanna call them. I cleaned up my home screen by making containers like System Tools, Music and Movies, News, Sports, Fitness, Financial etc. I only have my home screen (widgets), a screen on the right slide with all my containers and then Google Now on the left. Easy peasy.
    11-12-2013 07:59 AM
  18. Fairclough's Avatar
    It will just take adjustment. When I flashed 4.4 on my n4 it was a pain too. Getting used to it on the new launcher.

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    11-12-2013 08:05 AM

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