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vanawful
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Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

Now, the new version of the OS allows for saving a web page link as a bookmark on the home screen.  This is very nice, however, someone seems to have forgotten to add the code needed to delete these bookmarks. 

 

Again, this is in reference to putting the bookmark on the home screen, not the browser favorites.  I have no problem deleting bookmarks in the browser favorites.

 

So, who else has run into this and does anyone have a solution?  I have ten bookmarks on my home screen and I can not remove them (should have tested with only one to start, oops).

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aandras
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

Hold your finger on the icon until it starts to move. Selecte the trash can next to the icon anf the the check in the upper left corner.
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vanawful
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

That does not work.  Again, this is on the home page, not the browser favorites.  On the home page I can delete applications, but not webpage bookmarks.  Clicking on the trash can does nothing.

 

It appears to be a bug.

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obadaj1
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

i don't think it's a bug, i was able to delete a bookmark on my homescreen 3mins ago.

 

Hold down the bookmark until it starts to pulsate and then carefully touch the small trash can icon below with the tip of your finger, don't touch anything else. Your playbook will ask you to confirm that u want to delete the thingy, select the Delete button.

 

Kaboom!! its gone.


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vanawful
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

Nope, there is a bug.  I added another bookmark and was able to delete it, however, I still cannot delete the first one I created.  Hhmm.  This is interesting.

 

Trying to recreate it with another bookmark.

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vicshannon
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

actually, when you are on the bookmarks page, there is a little "pencil" icon in the upper right. click that and your bookmarked pages will get an "x" next to it.. that's how you delete.
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

 


vanawful wrote:

Nope, there is a bug.  I added another bookmark and was able to delete it, however, I still cannot delete the first one I created.  Hhmm.  This is interesting.

 


I wonder what's the difference in your two browser bookmarks. There must be something different.

I have several browser shortcuts saved on my homescreen and all of them are deletable via the trashcan icon.




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vanawful
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

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@vicshannon: you are looking at the browser bookmark page.  I am referring to bookmarks that are added to the home screen.  I can delete some, but have one now that will not delete.  I can touch the trashcan to delete it all day long and it does nothing.  If I add another bookmark I can delete the new one, but the original one still will not delete..

 

@JSanders: are you able to delete all saved bookmarks from your home screen?  I can delete all except the last one.

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vanawful
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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?

AH HA!!! I figured out how to recreate it.  The bug is in the naming of the bookmark.

 

Try this:

 

  1. bring up a web page in the browser. 
  2. Opt to save it to 'Add to Home Screen' to put a bookmark on the home screen.
  3. When the dialogue pops up to give it a name give it any name you want, however, make sure you start the name with ~
  4. Now go to the bookmark on the home screen and try to delete.  Bet you can't.

 

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Re: Delete web bookmark from home screen - HOW? Bug?


vanawful wrote:


  1. When the dialogue pops up to give it a name give it any name you want, however, make sure you start the name with ~
  2. Now go to the bookmark on the home screen and try to delete.  Bet you can't.

Well... as they say, "Don't do that!"

 

Interesting though. You wanna test what other symbols will create a permanent homescreen bookmark icon?

I don't. :smileywink:




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