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Unwanted Apps showing up on my home screen for no obvious reason

This is a discussion on Unwanted Apps showing up on my home screen for no obvious reason within the Galaxy Nexus Help forums, part of the Galaxy Nexus Support Forum category; I think all you need to do is go into settings > apps, find the app and select it, and uncheck "show notifications". Cool feature...thanks ...

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    I think all you need to do is go into settings > apps, find the app and select it, and uncheck "show notifications".

    Cool feature...thanks for sharing it

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    Hello, and thanks for the suggestion.

    Since this feature is supposed to be built into JB, I'd rather get it working properly.
    The long press (similar to right-click?) is supposed to bring up the new window. I'm not sure yet how to make that happen.

    It's shown in the video (but that's on a tablet). I'd like the same thing to work on my GNEX.

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    It does the exact same thing. The long press is simply a shortcut to it, and that only works if you've just installed the app, and you long press the notification in the pulldown.

    If you do it from settings > apps, it gives you the same popup that says "turn off notifications?", etc.

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    Thanks again - and you're right. I still don't understand why the long press is "broken" sometime after an app is installed, but I can do this the way you've suggested, so mission accomplished.

    From what you're telling me - all the weather apps I've messed around with, several of which insist on clogging up my notifications with their reports, will stop doing so if I un-check that box. Excellent. Between this and all the earlier topics, the advertising that used to bug me so much has stopped completely.

 

 
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