How do I delete contacts & apparently from my home screen?
Press icon, wait, drag down towards app drawer which changes into a trash can, when the icon under your finger turns red - drop it. N.B. This removes it from your home screen. To delete an app - go into Settings, find the applications submenu, and follow the instructions there.
All the screen is, is like a desktop and the shortcuts are just like icons or "doorways" to programs... you can delete the program but the door is still there and it leads to nowhere.
Once you press and hold, only then will the trashcan appear in the lower right.
The Second Mouse gets the Cheese!
Long press on them, then drag to trash can at the bottom of the screen.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.