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Non functional apps on tablet (Nexus 7 ) like phone and messaging app installed by default. #1037
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Well, it's not a bug that causes any problems, it's just a suggestion. Apps like phone and messaging, contacts do not need to be shown on Tablet ( Nexus 7) as there are useless on it and are installed by default. No need for such an apps to be installed or at least shown on tablets with wifi only. I was able to remove them by: sudo apt remove , but there are not really needed there at all.
Install UT on Nexus 7 and those mentioned apps are hidden from Apps scope. Or not installed at all.
Phone, messaging, contacts apps installed and shown on apps scope
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Hmm a nice idea, but a bit hard to realize. We are building a generic image for all phones with all apps. We could build a "WiFi-only" version of it and deinstall these 2 apps before packing. Making a condition to hide them from launcher is a bit odd I think. Or we run a post-step after update? @dobey has always a good gut feeling what would be nice here.
@Flohack74 For the click scope there is a way to hid them via gsettings, which we could override by placing a file with the override info in the device-specific tarball. However, that doesn't work for the app drawer currently, IIRC. We could however, port that "hidden apps" gsettings key and filtering to the app drawer, or perhaps into ubuntu-app-launch itself, so that we can use that feature again with the new app drawer.
But for now I think this is only a minor annoyance.
On Nexus 7 2013 LTE (deb), both, messaging as well as phone app are useful. While I haven't managed to do phone calls, I can confirm sending/receiving SMS works. The phone app is useful nevertheless for sending USSD codes. So I think device deb can be removed from this issue.