How to stop Android from automatically adding shortcuts on your tablet home screen

by Ross McKillop on June 30, 2011

Android

This brief tutorial will walk you through the steps so that the Android Market stops automatically adding shortcuts to Apps on your home screen right after you install them.

  1. You have your Android Tablet (or other Honeycomb device) home screens set the way you like them.

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  3. Yet every time you install a new App, it appears on your tablet home screen.

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  5. To stop this behavior, open the Market on your tablet. Select My apps from the upper-right corner of your screen.
  6. Select the ‘pull-down’ menu from the upper-right corner of your “My apps” screen.
  7. Remove the check from the box labelled Add shortcuts for new app.
  8. Now when you install an App from the Market, it won’t automatically create a shortcut on your Android Tablet desktop!