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Old 07-19-2011, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys,

Is there a way to control where to place a blackberry application on a users' phone? We are currently trying to encourage users to use an app that we have recently required. Because it appears initially in the download folder, nobody ever uses it.

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that beginning with OS 6 devices you can set the default download location to the home screen, but it's on a device-by-device basis. Downloads will go wherever the individual device is set to put them. It's not configurable from the admin side.
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In 6.0, the user can chose where their downloads land. Options>Display> Home Screen Preferences. You should see an option called "Download Folder" with a drop down menu of options, including "Home".
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thanks rambo47 for confirming. Most of our devices are on OS 4 so I guess we just have to educate our users on how to move the icon. We are looking at controlling from the admin side.

Is it possible for a user to click on an link via an email on their device which could then trigger a "macro like" feature to move the icon? I am clutching at straws here, I doubt this can happen at all but want to put it out there.

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I don't know about emailing a macro, but my suspicion is that BlackBerrys, with their penchant for security, will not allow this.
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