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Posts: 587
Registered: ‎01-19-2010
My Device: BOLD 9700 OS5.0.0.x on Rogers Canada
My Carrier: Rogers
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Removing a web link icon from Home screen

Hi all,

 

I downloaded a few application that I thought were demos of games, but turned out to just be links to the developer's website. It was essentially just a ploy to get some extra revenue, which I suppose is their perogative, but I found the label to be misleading. In any case, I now wish to remove these "demos", but I can't seem to figure out how. The menu on selection won't let me remove the icon (it can be hidden, but I want it gone), and they don't show up under Setup --> Applications.They also don't appear in App World, so I can't archive/delete them from there. I've been working on this for a while now, to no avail. Any thoughts?

 

Phone: Bold 9700

OS: 5.0.0.351

Carrier: Rogers Wireless

 

Thanks,

~Dom

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Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

Where did you download from?

 

Could they be the typical pushed service books installation shortcuts? Look at Options > Advanced > Service Books. Do you see them there?

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Posts: 587
Registered: ‎01-19-2010
My Device: BOLD 9700 OS5.0.0.x on Rogers Canada
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

That did it Smiley Happy Thanks a lot, Mr. Sanders! I got them from App World, thinking they were game demos (Specifically Bubble Bash demo and Brain Challenge Demo (the latter of which auto-installed another service book entry to some a poker application). All three of these service book entries linked to the same page, where I was prompted to purchase applications from the service).

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Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

You are very welcome.

Good luck.

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Registered: ‎09-30-2010
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Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

That is only a temporary fix.  They keep coming back Smiley Sad

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Registered: ‎01-29-2011
My Device: Classic
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Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

You are a genius! I found it in service books, thanks!!!

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Re: Removing a web link icon from Home screen

gevans416, You're welcome.
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