Trouble deleting apps

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    Gang,

    I have tried to delete two different apps several times by dragging each application icon to the trash can at the bottom of the screen. It seems to work but then the apps appear again in the main menu. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Tom
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    Dragging them into the can puts them back into the app drawer. If you hold it for a couple of seconds above the trash can it will say drop to uninstall.
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    That doesn't "uninstall" apps, that just removes them from the home screens leaving them in the app drawer.

    To uninstall, go to the main menu, settings, applications and find the app you want to uninstall and click it...it will open up giving you the option to uninstall it.

    Some apps (system apps) can NOT be uninstalled this way and will require root to remove them.

    Some replacement launchers (like Launcher Pro) will allow you to drag an icon from the home screen to the trashcan...and if held there long enough will pop up an "uninstall app" choice....but the stock launcher doesn't do this.
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    Settings> Applications> Manage applications> All tab

    Scroll to find the app you want, tap it, and then select uninstall. Or, if it's been installed from the market, you can uninstall it from there.

    Market> Menu softkey> Downloads

    Scroll till you find it, tap it, click uninstall, and then pick the option of why you're uninstalling it.
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    I did not know that. Thought you could only delete the shortcut from the home screen using the trash can.
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    I get that option too, but always assumed it was part of LauncherPro and not available stock.
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    Yeah I use LauncherPro too. Just tried it on the stock launcher and don't get that option.
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