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    On the main screen, righ out of the box, there's icons like Multimedia, Social, egames, Reading...
    When I download items, their icons join the cluttered main page
    I wish to move the new utilities, apps and games icons into their respective cubby holes, so that the
    main screen retains its original appearance, and so that my games are all in the games section

    How is this achieved?
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    Press and hold the icon you want to move. Drag it to garbage pail which will appear. Drop it there. It with be on your drawer. Or drag to screen you want.

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    I did not see a garbage pail, and when I try to drop it into a different section, it does not go...

    I'm baffled.
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    How about a trash can (top right) that says REMOVE next to it?

    You need to long press on an icon for about 1-2 seconds and it becomes movable too.

    If you want to keep icons from cluttering up your home screens, open the Market. Tap the menu button (4 lines on it) and go to Settings. There is an option to automatically add shortcuts to the home screens. Untick this box.
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    ok, I finally see the trashcan.
    The sticker was covering it
    (Decorative thing boasting what the tablet has---wife didnt want it removed)
    I see a Market Icon, but not the four lines



    I did find Apps, went to settings, checked evrywhere, did not see anything about
    an option to automatically add shortcuts to the home screens.
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    Open the market app. Once you have the market open, tap the menu button. I think it will be in the top right hand corner. Depending on how your version of android is skinned it may be slightly different.
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    I tap the market app and immediately am connected to the internet
    If that's what u mean, I will try it.
    I'm using Acer Iconia A500, honeycomb 3
    Not sure what else would help
    New to tablets, and hoping this doesn't sound lame
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    trahcwolf, we all sound lame until we know our way around - I'm still feeling my way!
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    Well I was feelin my way around in the dark, bumped into a few walls, stumbled over the cat, knocked over a lamp, which crashed
    onto the sleeping dog's head, who bit me and chased me out the front door. The lock mechanism automatically engaged, so when the alarm woke the wife, she looked out the window and asked why I was sleeping on the front sidewalk naked.
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    Oh my lord, best laugh I've had since the dog urinated on live wires!
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    Open the app called "Market" on your Tablet.

    (This was done on my Honeycomb 3.2.1 tablet, yours may look different depending on what version of Android you are running)

    Tap the menu icon in the top right hand corner and you should see this:
    [​IMG]

    Tap on the Setting button and get into the settings:
    [​IMG]

    Untick the box next to the Auto-Add Widgets to home screen.
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    Found the market and settings, see nothing about adding shortcuts anywhere
    Checked several times
    (glad to make ya laugh)
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    Did not see auto add widgets
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    Presently updating the version, and as soon as it happens, I will attempt following your excellent walkthrough.
    Hopefully I get past all the traps and reach the golden ring at the end with a high score.
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    Version 3.2 (.1?) loaded.
    Opened Market
    Tapped Menu, and saw
    Accounts, Clear Search History, Purchase History, App Content Filter, Help, Contact Us
    No Settings showed
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    Aha....
    got it
    Market
    Apps,
    then My apps...
    Says Notify about app updates and Add shortcuts for apps
    Unchecked them, but still unable to move icons from desktop into categories like Games and Social that came with the Iconia...
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    Open the game zone app. In the upper right corner is a + sign, tap it and all your apps will come up in a list. Just check the ones you want in that folder. Then do the same for social and/or reader (if you use book apps).

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    Or use the app "Folder Organizer" to make your own folders and icons....

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