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Lulubelle60
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
My Device: playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Aliant
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App world on playbook

I have downloaded a couple of games to play on the playbook but there is no icon to click on in order to start to play the games.  When I check in the App world--My World, the games are there and it says that they have been installed but I have no idea how to start to play the games.  Help please.

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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: n-a

Re: App world on playbook

New apps like to play hide and seek.

 

They tend to install on the first page of icons, hidden "off-screen" below the level of the third row. Drag the screen upwards to reveal the hidden icons, then press on one until they wiggle and then you can drag the app sideways to another screen with more space.

 

Hopefully that's where yours are.

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Lulubelle60
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
My Device: playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Aliant

Re: App world on playbook

Thank you so much.
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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: n-a

Re: App world on playbook

Glad it worked. I discovered it accidentally, and a bit randomly, when I installed an app and almost dropped the playbook. Basically, I swiped the screen as I caught it and the icons moved to reveal a fourth row! ;-)

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Lulubelle60
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
My Device: playbook 16GB
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Re: App world on playbook

That is so funny!  Now I don't feel so dumb!

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Yar
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Yar
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-26-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: App world on playbook

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Actually mine behaved differently.  There was no hidden row to scroll down to. Only scrolling to the right, to page two.

The fix was to hold a finger on any ICON on page one.  When the ICONS started to wiggle, I slide one of them onto the second page.  It was immediately replaced with the new ICON from the app I just installed, that was hidden.

OS version 2.1.0.8257

Now if only the playbook could do OTG!!  Are you listening Blackberry.

Ray

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sarah75
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: App world on playbook

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Yar wrote:

Actually mine behaved differently.  There was no hidden row to scroll down to. Only scrolling to the right, to page two.

The fix was to hold a finger on any ICON on page one.  When the ICONS started to wiggle, I slide one of them onto the second page.  It was immediately replaced with the new ICON from the app I just installed, that was hidden.

OS version 2.1.0.8257

Now if only the playbook could do OTG!!  Are you listening Blackberry.

Ray


Yes you made room for it on page 1. It must have been on page 2?

 

2.1.0.8257??? Yes please! 

 



Sarah.
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Yar
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Yar
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Registered: ‎08-26-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: App world on playbook

Sarah

No, the ICONS on page 1 were definitely hidden.  Any attempt to scroll up or down only resulted in a bounce affect.  Same for both page 2 and 3.  Page 1 had a full set of ICONS.    But page two and three  had spare ICON locations.

This might be a glitch in the software.  It's an easy work around if you know it exists.

Sorry, my OS is 2.1.0.1526 (mistyped the number)

 

I want OTG, PLEASE RIM, let me show those mini-paders I have a better machine.

Ray

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