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How to move icons around your Launcher and Quick Launch Bar [updates for webOS 2.0] 9

by Adam Marks Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:02 pm EDT

Moving icons around your app launcher works essentially the same in webOS 2.0 as it did in webOS 1.0, with just a few slight tweaks. When you press-and-hold on an icon in your launcher, you will still enter "placement" mode that will let you drag an icon to wherever you would like to move it to. However, in webOS 2.0, the launcher page will zoom-out and appear as its owns "card", making it easier to move icons between launcher pages.

Another change in webOS as it relates to the launcher is that the icons on your Quick Launch Bar do not get moved off your launcher, but rather appear in both the launcher and the Quick Launch. As a result, the Quick Launch Bar does not need to appear when you are navigating the full launcher. So how do you move icons to/from the Quick Launch Bar? Moving icons off the Quick Launch Bar is easy: when in card mode with the Quick Launch Bar visible, just press-and-hold on an icon and drag it up. While this will free up a spot for another icon, that is now an unnecessary step. In webOS 2.0, you can simply drag another icon from the launcher right on top of an existing icon in the Quick Launch Bar to replace it (as you can see in the screenshot, the Quick Launch reappears below the current launcher page when you go to move icons around).




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So many webos 2.0 tips lately, but does anyone actually have a webos 2.0 capable device?

All Pre's (including my Pre-) are webOS 2.0 capable. :-)

After almost a year of webOS 1.x tips, there just aren't that many more out there. If you have any, please feel free to suggest some at

Does the Palm Backup save icon placement? It seemed to after my last doctor.

It should (at least it did in webOS 1.x). However, there is also a script in Save/Restore that I developed that will save icon positions as well as any "add to launcher" icons (e.g. web site, launchpoint speed dials, etc)

Funny how I made the "2.1 Wave Launch Bar" thread yesterday and then this write up shows up :) That's ok can have all the thunder, ;)

well, i actually wrote up the tip on March just got posted yesterday!

Must have been on the same wavelength then :)

how did you get the battery icon as percent in that screen image?