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    Removing icons in top left of screen on S4...how?

    New to the forum, and new to the Galaxy S4 after many years of being on the dark side (iPhones).

    One thing I have noticed is icons appearing in the top left of the screen, and nothing seems to get rid of themn...download icons, little folder icons, etc...they just won't go away and can't be clicked on to see what they actually are.

    Any tips on how to remove them or clear them once the phone has stopped doing what it's doing? I've tried a plain old Google search and nothing anywhere is even mentioned about them...only the icons on the top right of the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbra View Post
    New to the forum, and new to the Galaxy S4 after many years of being on the dark side (iPhones).

    One thing I have noticed is icons appearing in the top left of the screen, and nothing seems to get rid of themn...download icons, little folder icons, etc...they just won't go away and can't be clicked on to see what they actually are.

    Any tips on how to remove them or clear them once the phone has stopped doing what it's doing? I've tried a plain old Google search and nothing anywhere is even mentioned about them...only the icons on the top right of the screen.

    pull the notification window down, and next to 'nofitications' you can select clear. you can also swipe them individually to the left or right to clear. you can also go into apps you downloaded and go to their settings by pressing the menu softkey (left of home button) to see if theres an option to not put things up there. and somethings like blocking mode will only go away if you turn it off. if there are notifications you cant clear by doing these things, you can post a screenshot (power+home) and post it here for more help.

    and welcome to the site!

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    Welcome to the forum Debbra
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    jpg icon on my top left main screen....still cant remove it...tried all previous sugg

    Quote Originally Posted by macuser View Post
    pull the notification window down, and next to 'nofitications' you can select clear. you can also swipe them individually to the left or right to clear. you can also go into apps you downloaded and go to their settings by pressing the menu softkey (left of home button) to see if theres an option to not put things up there. and somethings like blocking mode will only go away if you turn it off. if there are notifications you cant clear by doing these things, you can post a screenshot (power+home) and post it here for more help.

    and welcome to the site!
    jpg icon which looks like a red banner is still there on my main screen...I followed the previous suggestions...this is a photo that a gal sent me and I wanted to put it in my gallery but it now lives front and centre as an icon which I do not want

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    It is probably a shortcut. If the photo is elsewhere on your system, which I suspect it is, just long press it and drag it to remove at the top of the screen.
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    thanks lots!....did not know about long pushing.....what other tricks does this thing do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alansmall View Post
    thanks lots!....did not know about long pushing.....what other tricks does this thing do?
    Welcome alansmall and here's some good videos of the things you can do with the S4.
    [Video] Tips and tricks on the Galaxy S4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbra View Post
    New to the forum, and new to the Galaxy S4 after many years of being on the dark side (iPhones).

    One thing I have noticed is icons appearing in the top left of the screen, and nothing seems to get rid of themn...download icons, little folder icons, etc...they just won't go away and can't be clicked on to see what they actually are.

    Any tips on how to remove them or clear them once the phone has stopped doing what it's doing? I've tried a plain old Google search and nothing anywhere is even mentioned about them...only the icons on the top right of the screen.
    From Samsung Galaxy User Manual:

    Notifications

    Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report missed calls, new
    messages, calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open
    the notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts. To close the notifications panel,
    drag up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen.

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    Thanks for those good reply's, I too found the answers very usefull and also decided to join this site.

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