Icon placement

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Italianblend, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Why does :apple: not allow us to place the icons on the home screen where we want? Like, it's always in a row from left to right, top to bottom.

    But if we have nice wallpaper and we want to place the icons lower so that it looks spiffy, then we can't :(
     
  2. thenewone macrumors member

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    I know...its annoying. There is a little bit of a trick you can do by saving "transparent URL icons" to your homescreen. This site helps you do it
     
  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well the point is, why won't apple let us do it without some wacky workaround?
     
  4. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I place all my icons to the right onto another screen leaving the first screen mostly blank except the two you see on the bottom
     

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  5. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand why Apple doesn't allow it as long as the icons are still on the grid.
     
  6. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    They like to keep things simple so that everyone can easily use their phones.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    I hate this as well. That is why gridlock was such a popular jailbreak tweak.

    It may be a limitation in the way the iOS framework is laid out that limits the icon placement and not necessarily a conscious decision by Apple not to allow it.
     
  8. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The ios has worked the same for years now. They've had plenty of time to change the ios to adapt to something like this. Simpy create a grid for icons to be placed in and allow the user to position them.
     
  9. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    Whoa whoa where'd you get that wallpaper?!
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Ugh, I would hate that set-up :-(
    Here's mine:
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  11. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    How did u keep it that way???
     
  12. adamj575 macrumors 6502

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    #12

    how did you get the old youtube app?
     
  13. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    It is likely a web bookmark on his home screen. If you do that on a YouTube page it looks like that.
     
  14. adamj575 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I figured that out! Thanks for the response!
     
  15. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Same here except I get rid of the deck icons too

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    I will just stay that way with iOS 7 I think it did this with 6 also.
     

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