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By Bierfreund, Senior Member on 3rd September 2010, 11:18 AM
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I'm searching for an option (App, Mod, deleting a file with Root Explorer, ...) to sort the apps in Touchwiz Application Drawer in grid view alphabetically.
 
 
3rd September 2010, 11:26 AM |#2  
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just go to settings / Applications / manage installed applications (or something like this), set applications filter to "show all" and wipe application data of samsung "Home" application.. btw, doing so you'll lose all your home screen settings (widgets, shortcuts..)
3rd September 2010, 11:32 AM |#3  
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I already know that, i should have mentioned that i don't want to loose my home screen settings.
I like my apps sorted alphabetically in the app launcher, but i don't want to reset my home screen settings each time i install / deinstall one or more apps.
3rd September 2010, 12:02 PM |#4  
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same here. too bad that's the only way I found atm..
3rd September 2010, 12:31 PM |#5  
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Why not just arrange it alphabetically, thats what i did.

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3rd September 2010, 12:33 PM |#6  
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Why not just arrange it alphabetically, thats what i did.

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Because its a pain in the ass when you got 50+ apps.

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3rd September 2010, 12:34 PM |#7  
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Is there something to manage your app icon locations on your pc like with the iPhone? I can just drag and drop and create menu's via iTunes.
3rd September 2010, 12:44 PM |#8  
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Is there something to manage your app icon locations on your pc like with the iPhone? I can just drag and drop and create menu's via iTunes.

No, there isn't! :P


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3rd September 2010, 01:27 PM |#9  
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Any ideas which files are deleted if i delete the application data of the Home Application (as mentioned above)?
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The app order ist saved in /dbdata/databases/com.sec.android.app.twlauncher/launcher.db. If you delete the file and restart the phone (i think restarting the TW UI should also be enough) the apps are sorted alphabetically but unfortunatelly it also deletes the Homescreen settings.
So it would be necessary to sort the entries in the database file, which i can't do
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I have looked at the db. It should be easy to backup the favorites table (home screen) and restore. Thus a simple workaround would be:

1. Export favorites table (home screen)
2. Delete the db file
Restart system/TW
3. Import the table
Restart system/TW

Maybe someone could write an app for Android, to directly sort the apps table (all application screens). However some apps are only referenced there (for example com.aldiko.android.samsung/com.aldiko.android.samsung.ui.Bookshelf) without full names. There must be a way to find the app name and sort alphabetically. It's doable.

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