How to stop Honeycomb from automatically adding your recently downloaded apps to your home screen

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Have you noticed that when you download an app from the Android Market, a shortcut to the app is automatically placed on your home screen? Well I sure did and I found it very annoying. I had to remove each app from the home screen after I downloaded it. It turns out there is an easy fix though.

First open up the Android Market. Then click on My apps in the top right hand corner. After that tap on the dropdown menu in the top right hand corner and uncheck Add shortcuts for new apps.

Now only the shortcuts you want will go on your home screen. Did any of you have this problem before?

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  • Liz

    I am having this same problem.  Did you ever find the fix?

  • Dtwood

    T so much for this info, it was driving me nuts!