Saw your earlier note about creating custom Apple iPhone website icons and think it’s very cool, but I’m wondering: how did you delete the icon you didn’t want to keep?
The latest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system (1.1.3) indeed includes a terrific feature wherein you can now bookmark your favorite Web sites with custom icons showing up right on the home screen. It’s one of the coolest additions to the phone since I bought it on day #2 of The iPhone Era, and I already have a half-dozen bookmarks on my home screen, including a link to Google Calendar rather than worrying about the iPhone calendar, Twitter, Meebo and, yes, my own site too.
All well and good, and the ability to move the icons around and rearrange things to best meet your own needs (including the icons on the navigational bar on the bottom of the screen) is also cool, but how do ya do it?
It’s easy once you learn the trick: Simply put your finger on an icon and hold it in place for a few seconds. After about two seconds all the icons will be wiggling back and forth in a rather amusing way, and it’ll look like this:
To move icons around now, simply touch and drag them to where you want: everything else moves out of the way and zips around on the screen to make space as necessary.
As with Apple’s dashboard widgets, iPhone icons that aren’t part of the standard set gain a small black circle with a white “x” on the top left (you can see a few of them in the screen capture above). To delete one of these user-defined icons, simply tap on the “X”:
Tap “Delete” and you’ve zapped it.