Help... My apps launch button is gone....

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    Don't laugh too hard. My DroidX updated to the latest version last night and now the button I would use to launch my apps is gone. I can go in to Manage Apps but can't open them from there. Only way to get to the app I wanted was to create a shortcut to it. I want to be able to see my app list and hit it go. Where did they hide it in the new version?
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    When I first upgraded, it was automatically moved to the far right of the dock bar. Did you look there?

    I'm on GO launcher, but going thru settings, can you select what you want the home key to do. On "Go" there's an option that one press takes you to Homescreen, a second press takes you to the app drawer.
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    just to the right of text messaging on the dock
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    Maybe it's my view that's whacked. When I hit the button in the lower right corner, I can see google search, manage apps and my 2 email accounts. When I hit the options I can do a search and type in the app I want and it loads. I want to be able to view the entire list and launch from the list like I use to. Does that make sense? I appreciate your help! I'm pretty new to Android and now it's just changed on me again. :>) yes, I'm a rookie.
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    I use Go Launcher too and I love it. It has really nice features. It's constantly improving with updates and I like that. It seems to run faster than the Home Launcher to me.
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    The button on the screen not the hardware search button?
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    Absolutely! I used to use Launcher Pro Plus but it was getting screwy and kept force closing. My brother recommended Go and it's been nearly flawless for months. Not bad for a FREE launcher!

    I used the stock launcher for about 5 minutes until I remembered how badly it sucks, then installed my back-up of Go. Lol :)


    For the OP, what options do you have under settings? I'm not on the stock launcher, so maybe someone who is can walk you thru the settings.
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    I'm sorry guys. I'm a rookie. I don't understand what this means.
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    Please don't give up on me. When I go to the button to the right of Text, what should I see? Can I access the apps list from there and launch? Now that I have accessed one app it's showing cause it's recent.
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    Have you tried long pressing on one of the dock icons and seeing if you have the option to change the activity?
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    ah your group view for the new launcher changed to only show recent apps

    top left in that screen should be a square inside a rounded square where you can change the group view back to all

    does this fix it for you?
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    sorry under recent view top left should be a little clock rather than the square
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    I have an option to add to dock and I can see all my apps.
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    On the middle I have a round circle with an L in it. There is a little arrow pointing down under it. Beside it, its says Recent. When I press either of thes I get a window that says Add to Home. Only other button is one that takes me to the market on that middle row.
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    try a short press on the white circle with L (what I refered to as a clock) long press does what you described for me short press gives me the option of creating new groups or showing all apps or downloaded apps

    icon with the arrow pointing down is for downloaded apps

    I wonder if you accidentally deleted your All group? is that possible?
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    You are looking for the "app drawer". I'm not on a X so these suggestions are just guesses. I believe there is an icon on the bottom row of the screen that looms like a box with an upward facing triangle. Tap that and what happens?
    Try swiping your thumb from the bottom of the screen towards the top (you don't have to go all the way up) and see if a bottom row of icons pop up (again guessing).
    Tap the menu button hard key and see if you have any options to change the homescreen settings, maybe under display.
    Call Verizon at *611 and ask them where the app drawer button went to. You pay them a ton of money for customer service and I'm sure they will be able to help you out. Good luck!

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    YOU ARE GREAT!!!! This is it!!!!!! Thank you a billion times over!
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    Nice work, yet another satisfied customer on the forums! :)

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