December 06, 2013, 4:39 PM — Here's how you can stop apps from cluttering up your Nexus 7 home screen with their icons.
1. Open the Google Play Store.
2. Go to Settings.
3. Uncheck the "Auto-Add Widgets" option.
While it can be useful to have apps put their icons on your home screen, it can also result in a huge mess of icons. You can certainly put them in folders if you want, but sometimes it's better to just stop them from spewing icons onto your Nexus 7 home screen altogether.
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