10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2009 11:52 AM by paulcb
lordnibbler Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I had a weird thing happen today. At work i had it on at the main screen and i slipped it into my pocket without turning it off or anything. When i got it out, the icons were shaking like they were floating in water. Some of them had x's in the upper left corner of the screen.

I turned it off and on again, and that seemed to help, but the mail and safari icons switched places.

My questions are

1) What caused the original shaking, and

2) How can i switch the position of the mail and safari icons?

Imac 3.0 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • PinkLouise Level 3 Level 3 (540 points)
    This feature is to allow you to change the icons position. If you press and hold any icon they will shake around as you describe. Simply drag the icon you want to where you want it to be. If you press the home button when finished they will stop "jiggling". You must have pressed one by mistake while it was in your pocket.
  • Thomas Miller6 Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    The shaking occurs in the process of moving icons. Touch and hold any icon and all icons will start shaking. While they are shaking, any icon can be moved on the same page or off the edge to another page. When finished, press the home key to stop the shaking and set the changes. I'm not sure what the "x" means. Maybe someone else will answer that. Apparently, when you reached for the phone, you held pressure on an icon to start this process and moved either the mail or safari icon. To fix the problem, just repeat the process to move the icons back.
  • ride1992 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
    The X allows you to delete an icon.
  • ride1992 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
  • Thomas Miller6 Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    I looked through this doc last night and couldn't find anything about moving icons. Could you please point it out? Thank you.
  • ride1992 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
    Page 20...

    Customizing the Home Screen
    You can customize the layout of icons on the Home screen—including the Dock
    icons along the bottom of the screen. If you want, arrange them over multiple Home
    screens.
    Rearrange icons:
    1 Touch and hold any Home screen icon until the icons begin to wiggle.
    2 Arrange the icons by dragging them.
    3 Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
  • Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
    page 20.

    the glossary can be a good friend
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,835 points)
    "I looked through this doc last night and couldn't find anything about moving icons. Could you please point it out? Thank you."

    Page 20 of the manual:

    "Customizing the Home Screen
    You can customize the layout of icons on the Home screen—including the Dock
    icons along the bottom of the screen. If you want, arrange them over multiple Home
    screens.
    Rearrange icons:
    1 Touch and hold any Home screen icon until the icons begin to wiggle.
    2 Arrange the icons by dragging them.
    3 Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
    You can also add links to your favorite webpages on the Home screen. See “Web
    Clips” on page 58. "
  • Thomas Miller6 Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    I apologize, I don't know how I overlooked it, it's not in the contents or index, it was late and I didn't read the whole thing. Too bad the manual is not included with the phones. It would answer a lot of questions.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,095 points)
    The manual is in a Safari bookmark on your iPhone. I didn't know it was there until I ran across it several days after getting my phone.

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