Anyway to not have all apps on homescreen?

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but I looked and couldn't find anything.

    With the stock launcher is there anyway to get the standard app drawer back? I don't like having every single installed app on the home screen at all.
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    I put all my apps into a folder then drag the folder to the lower dock
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    Let me get this straight. You have every single app installed on your homescreen? What the hell kinda phone do you have?


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    Droid 1. Yes, when I login into my Google account for the first time it restores all my apps. But since there is no app drawer all the app icons are on the homescreen, every single one.
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    Interesting, I will give that a try. Would be nice to have a standard app drawer though!
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    You are essentially making your own app drawer with the folder trick. I keep 2 folders, one with frequent used apps that is in my dock. The second folder is on my last homescreen page and contains the apps that i dont use or rarely use like Email, Car Home, Superuser, etc
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    Ok, thank you. I will try that out.
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    One of the features of MIUI is it does not use an app drawer, something that sets it apart from the other ROMs out there. This was one of the features that drew me to MIUI.

    Do you like the rest of the launcher, just wishing for an app drawer?

    -Mike
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    Yeap, that is one of my only complaints.
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    Yea I like how this rom looks but having all the apps on the homescreen is just to much of a cluster f'ck for me. An app drawer would make this a great ROM for me. For now I will just install ADW, I know if defeats the purpose but oh well :(
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    It bugged me at first not having the app drawer, but I kind of like it now. What I did is just break up all my apps into about 6 categories and put them in those folders. So now, instead of going through an entire app drawer to find something, I can just open up the folder-with like 8-15 apps in each, and get what I want. I mostly used just folders on my home screens when I used LP anyways, so it actually works out better for me.
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    I agree...I love not having an app drawer....my apps are organized into folders on the next screen over from home...i have only my top 8 apps on top for frequent use then on home screen i plug in calculator in miui launcher....i love this rom.....
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    You could also freeze the apps you never use via titanium backup. That should hide them until they're "defrosted".
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    no app drawer needed. There are a lot of ROMs with drawers, try them if you miss it so much. You can organize unlimited pages for your different categories of apps. A lot better than a drawer if you'd ask me.
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    You can organize your app drawer too. Just get a home replacement thats allows you to.

    I stopped using the MIUI launcher when ADW-ex came out. Loved the MIUI launcher at times, and at times hated it. I have no problems with ADW-ex. LP got old, so did the MIUI launcher in my opinion.
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    What about maybe a optional custom made miui app drawer...one that can be organized. And that can be flashed by whoever would want it...sounds good to me.
    MIUI is by far the best rom to run with :)
    keep up the hard work and optional app drawer dosnt sound bad ;)
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    i dont see how that is any different than making an apps folder
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    I dont like the app drawer anyway, the MIUI Rom offered a better solution, because most other roms you can also create a folder and stick your apps into folders, but you will still have all of them in an app drawer....which seems like a waste anyway.

    I have tried multiple Rom's out there and there are many really great Rom's out there, but the fact that you can just drag a app straight from the phone to the trash bin and it will uninstall and the fact that this Rom does not have the annoying app drawer is definatly a big plus for me.
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    I consider the app drawer my junk drawer. I keep a few items on the desktop that I like to use often; mail, maps, handcent, a game or two. The rest of my drawer are apps I use maybe once a month.

    I get that there are those who like to use folders for organizing but you spend more time in upkeep. For ****s and giggles I created a folder called drawer and dumped everything in there (time consuming) and then realized that you can't have an app in two locations at once; IE, in my drawer folder and on the desktop. While this might seem trivial to some this is huge for me. I don't want to spend the time to constantly be organizing different folders. When I install a new app it just throws it on the desktop, again lame. To some this iPhone-esque approach works for them, for me it doesn't.

    And this rom's launcher approach is far from what sets it apart. To say that this is what differentiates it from the rest of the roms is insulting to the dev team to say the least. This rom is beautiful to look at. It's menu system and features are great. In fact, the only thing I do not like about it, and why I went back to CM is because of the drawer.

    I agree with thevegasbomb that an option to have a drawer would be perfect and would appease everyone. That way if you want to spend your time organizing then have at it. If you just want a junk drawer and still enjoy this rom you can as well. Perfect.
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    Almost all roms now allow you to uninstall an app from the homescreen by dragging it to a trash bin, this isn't new. I don't understand why you are annoyed by the app drawer. With ADW you can actually replace the app drawer button with anything you want therefore eliminating the drawer altogether. This is actually a better solution because you can customize it exactly how you want. You want an app drawer you have it, you don't want an app drawer you replace it with say, maps, or phone or whatever app you have installed. Perfect.
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