1. goceltics34's Avatar
    How do I create a shortcut for application manager?
    I know how to create a shortcut but the option for "settings shortcut" is no longer listed as it has been on other phones (galaxy s5 , s4,etc.)

    Any help would be appreciated.
    01-11-2015 12:24 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    It should be in the app drawer. Dragging that to a homescreen creates a shortcut. (The "shortcut" item from the homescreen menu is just a faster way to do it.)
    MightyMike likes this.
    01-11-2015 12:31 PM
  3. goceltics34's Avatar
    That just gives me a shortcut for the settings. I want a shortcut that takes you directly to the application manager. I was able to do this on previous phones.

    Anyone else?
    01-11-2015 12:38 PM
  4. goceltics34's Avatar
    01-12-2015 09:32 AM
  5. Rarry's Avatar
    I read this post below and remembered yours. Instead of 'air gestures' read 'Application Manager' and this will give you your home screen shortcut. Just tried it and it works.

    Quote: "Daevionne
    2 months ago
    Air gestures still work they're just hidden. Download nova launcher and hold down on the home screen. Click Shortcuts, then activities, then settings. Scroll until you find air gestures and then click it, enable what you want. You can uninstall nova and go back to twiz or other launcher and this will stick."

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-12-2015 06:15 PM
  6. goceltics34's Avatar
    Do i have to use Nova launcher?
    01-12-2015 08:25 PM
  7. Rarry's Avatar
    Like it says, you can install Nova, set up the shortcut and then uninstall Nova to leave the shortcut working. You're welcome.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    01-13-2015 03:47 AM
  8. goceltics34's Avatar
    I will try that.

    01-13-2015 09:27 AM
  9. goceltics34's Avatar
    Like it says, you can install Nova, set up the shortcut and then uninstall Nova to leave the shortcut working. You're welcome.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Worked just as explained.

    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    01-13-2015 03:19 PM
  10. MightyMike's Avatar

    01-13-2015 06:12 PM
  11. MightyMike's Avatar
    Was just playing with this. I tried to put "software updates" in my essentials folder but access was denied. It put the icon on the desktop but would Not let me access from the shortcut. But it would let me put the "about device" in the folder and works fine. I took a screen shot of the directions. Works exceptionally well and I already use NP.

    Thanks for sharing Rarry!

    01-13-2015 06:37 PM
  12. mtRoom's Avatar
    There's another way to do this using QCustomShortcut, a handy little tool for creating shortcuts to any app on your phone.

    You can also use it to change an app's shortcut name, icon, and even skip to certain parts of the app (for instance, going directly to the main menu and skipping the splash-screen). It's free. Just google it.

    So this is what you do to create a shortcut to Application Manager:

    1. Run QCustomShortcut
    2. Enter a shortcut name of your choice, e.g."App Manager"
    3. Under 'Package', copy-paste the following:
    4. Under 'Class', copy-paste the following:
    5. Tap any other text-box and you should see the icons appear next to the fields.
    6. Press 'Create shortcut'

    You're done! Also, you can tap 'Test' to check that the shortcut works before creating it.

    If you want to use QCustomShortcut for other apps and you're not an 'advanced' user, it's actually simpler than it looks.
    All you have to do is tap the 'Packages' button and scroll down till you see the app's icon.
    Then for the 'Class', just look for one that ends with "MainActivity" or something similar.
    Tap 'Test'. If it doesn't work properly, try another Class name. Easy!

    WAIT! One last thing! (and I frequently make this mistake)..
    If you pressed 'Create Shortcut' but can't see the shortcut anywhere on the 'desktop', its probably because you forgot to give it a name!

    Hope I've helped someone.
    Happy customising!
    lterry913 and beh like this.
    06-18-2015 12:52 AM
  13. beh's Avatar
    Where does one find the QCUSTOMSHORTCUT tool?
    06-18-2015 11:53 AM
  14. mtRoom's Avatar
    Can't post a link.
    Just google it and you'll find tons of sites.
    Yeah, not sure why its not hosted on Google Play.
    beh likes this.
    06-18-2015 12:10 PM
  15. Vlad Ciu's Avatar
    after i uninstalled Nova, where can I find those shortcuts that I created?
    08-10-2015 09:31 AM
  16. srvctec's Avatar
    Can't post a link.
    Just google it and you'll find tons of sites.
    Yeah, not sure why its not hosted on Google Play.
    I use QuickShirtcutMaker from Google Play- been using it for years. Sounds similar in operation to the one mentioned above.

    Where does one find the QCUSTOMSHORTCUT tool?
    beh likes this.
    08-10-2015 05:58 PM
  17. Tj12321's Avatar
    Quick question about nova, do I have to use the launcher if I want to create the shortcut to the app manager, or is there a way to create the shortcut on the page of my main launcher? For the life of me, I just can't figure out how to use Nova! Please help .
    06-04-2016 07:48 PM
  18. John Thimakis's Avatar
    If you have nova launcher.
    Choose =>Nova activities widget
    Choose =>settings
    Choose =>application manager
    This will place an icon called "application manager" on your home screen that will open directly into it.
    dougdraws and AXEL314 like this.
    02-24-2017 07:58 AM
  19. dougdraws's Avatar
    ^ This worked for me. Thanks.
    04-05-2017 11:30 AM
  20. Bobbee12's Avatar
    On my LG3, I could create the shortcut by long pressing the home screen, then tap widgets option, scroll across to "settings", hold and drag this to home screen. It will then open up the settings menu where you can choose which shortcut to create.
    06-30-2017 02:58 PM

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