Can I remove the alphabetical section headers from the app list?

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When I first got my phone this weekend, I'm pretty sure there were no alphabetical section headers in the apps list. However, it seems to have suddenly turned on and I'm not quite sure why. I can only guess that it is something that, by default, gets enabled/disabled based on the number of installed apps.

I'd like to just remove them entirely so I have a much cleaner apps list.

Examples...

Before:

Alarms
App Highlights
AppSwitch
AT&T Code Scanner
Calculator Calendar
Camera

Now:

a
Alarms
App Highlights
AppSwitch
AT&T Code Scanner
c
Calculator
Calendar
Camera

To get me a bit clearer on this, I'd like answers to a few questions:

  • Is this actually something that can be enabled/disabled, or turns itself on/off based on the number of installed apps, or was it always this way and I'm just mis-remembering?
  • If the alphabetical headers can be turned off, how do I do it?
  • Do these headers provide some additional functionality I'm not seeing - other than to just have some visual landmarks in the apps list?

Iszi

Posted 2013-03-11T14:18:37.213

Reputation: 981

Answers

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The headers appear when you have more than 40 apps installed, and there is no way to hide them.

You can tap on the letters to jump between them, just like in the People hub. <- one of the nice hidden features in WP!

rikkit

Posted 2013-03-11T14:18:37.213

Reputation: 623

I've got 34 items (including the built in bits), yet I've still got the headers, so I don't think uninstalling apps does remove themRowland Shaw 2013-03-14T11:37:08.733

2Maybe it's enabled when you go over 40 and never disabled, could also be that different devices have different thresholds.rikkit 2013-03-14T14:33:06.120

I have the same issue I have under 35 apps and I've still got the alphabetical thing – None – 2013-10-25T10:36:55.267

3

No as my guess jumplist appears not based on apps count. Its Only based on letters count. If you Install new 15th letter app, it appears.

Harish

Posted 2013-03-11T14:18:37.213

Reputation: 131

It depends on how many letters you are having.. If you have 40 apps starts with "A" then it wont appear and its useless there, so as per my guess it based on letters count, and Windows always logical.Harish 2013-10-25T10:55:47.697

Nope. I've been trying for a few days and I hate it, just looks messy. I much prefered the list as it was alphabetical order anyway?!! – None – 2014-04-17T22:51:34.573