Putting more icons on one screen

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    Is there a hassle-free way to put icons on iPad3 closer together, thus making it possible to squeeze more icons on one screen? I don't want or need any new themes or anything, I just wan to make use of all the available "real estate" in a more efficient way.
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    Hi there Commodore,

    I have just checked the iPad settings screens, but cannot find any way of placing icons closer together.

    However, it is possible to group icons into folders which are accessed from the different screens. See screen shot.

    image-514732588.jpg

    This is my method for organising apps.

    To create a sub folder tap and hold an icon till the icons jiggle and a white X on a black background appears top left of each icon.


    Then touch and slide an icon on top of another icon. A sub folder appears.

    image-1442366844.jpg


    The sub folder should open and you can name it in the space provided.

    Is this of any help?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    With a non jailbroken iPad, you can't put more icons on any one screen than 5 rows of 4 icons, with up to 6 icons in the dock.

    image-2430237154.jpg the icons can be replaced by folders, which can each hold up to 20 apps.
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    I know about folders and I've been using them since the first week. What I'm looking for is some way to stick, say, 6 rows of 6 icons, or even 7 rows of 6 icons, on the screen (I'm sure it's physically possible, given all the empty space around them). (on a jailbroken iPad, of course)
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    The theoretical maximum number of apps you can have under the icon arrangement on a stock iPad is 4,520 apps. Do you need more apps on your iPad? If so, there is likely a jailbroken tweak that could help you.
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    Take a look at the tweak Iconoclasm. There are a bunch of layouts that allow you to put more than the stock number of apps in a row or column. In addition, the tweak Springtomize 2 also allows you to set up more icons in a row, so there's that.

    Those are the only two that I can think of off the top of my head. Hopefully, others will chime in with ones I've missed.

    Marilyn

    P.S. And, since you talk about a jail broken iPad, I've taken the liberty of moving your post over to the Hacking section. Thanks for your understanding.
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    I use Infiniboard. This allows vertical scrolling similar to the Android app screen. So I only have 1 page of apps but scrolls vertically so everything is together. Much easier and better functionality than horizontal paging IMO.

    And to add to the info about Springtomize; you can also change the size of icons (make them smaller) and the spacing to fit more per page. Think you can go as high as 10x10
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