Courtesy NJBlackBerry: "I assume you are using a 7100 and don't like the folder/icon structure. Neither do I. My work around is to use the Themes (see te excellent sticky thread on Themes) and I use the 7700 small icons theme. All icons appear on the home screen - the old fashioned BB home screen - and I can move and hide them as I like."
See: Moving icons *TO* home screen?
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