Default [Q] Remove alphabet shortcuts in app list

So, i updated my lumia 520 to 8.1 yesterday, And it automatically brought up the ugly alphabet shortcuts on my app list. I thought maybe because of the new installed apps, i hit the limit
I did some digging and from what i found, in windows phone 7 you had to hard reset the phone to make it go away.

So, a hard reset later i noticed the shortcuts are still there. I figured it might come back if i restored backup so i didn't.
Now i'm stuck with a fresh wp8.1 with alphabet shortcuts on my app list
Is it like this for all Windows phone 8.1 devices or something wrong with my brand?
Can i make it go away? My phone is not dev unlocked
HTC 7 Mozart > Nokia Lumia 520