Shortcuts in android pie

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Hello

I am searching for an option to add a shortcut to a file on my home screen. The suggestions in your article (https://ccm.net/mobile/android/951-android-create-a-desktop-shortcut-to-a-file-or-folder/) are not helpfull as in Android Pie the items regarding desktop are not in the list.

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Jun 19, 2020 at 07:24 AM
Hello,

Go to settings > Display > home screen > Apps Button (shows a button on the home screen that opens the apps screen).

You will want to enable this. You should now be able to add shortcuts for apps to your home page.

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Hi,

I suggest you download ASUS File Manager. Once installed, open the app and allow it to access your files and folders.

Return to your home screen and make a long press in an empty space. Choose Widgets and find the ASUS File Manager icon. Select it, then choose the folder or file to create a shortcut.
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Jul 8, 2020 at 11:13 AM
Hi
sorry for my late reaction, I must have done something wrong the first time.
Unfortunately the app you refer to is not available in the store (anymore).
thanks anyway for the suggestion.
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Jul 8, 2020 at 05:14 PM
You can try to download the APK file. Don't forget to allow downloading from unknown sources in the Android settings.

Good luck.
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Jun 19, 2020 at 02:53 PM
Hi David,
thank you for the prompt answer. Unfortonately adding shortcuts for apps to the home page is not the problem, I'm want to put shortcuts to files or folders so I do not always have to use the file manager.

Derek


By the way, when I go to settings > Display > there is no option "home screen" but the option "home screen layout" and there I can only choose between drawer display or tile display.
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