G Suite – Customize the Application Launcher (IT Training Tip)

When accessing your Bates Gmail account or Calendar from a web browser, you may have noticed a 3×3 grid on the top right corner of your Bates Gmail or Calendar window. This 3×3 grid is known as the G Suite App (Application) Launcher, and it can be found in most G Suite Applications. The G Suite App Launcher gives you easy access to some of G Suite’s most popular applications. But what if the G Suite popular applications aren’t your popular applications? Now you can easily customize the G Suite App Launcher by moving the App Icons in your preferred order. You can even add other G Suite Applications that are not there and remove any that you don’t use.

Login to your Bates G Suite Account:

  • On your computer, open your Bates Gmail account from within a web browser and log in.

Arrange App Icons:

  • Click on the G Suite App Launcher; this will display a menu of popular G Suite Apps.
  • Click and drag (your mouse pointer will change from a pointing finger to a grabbing hand) on the App Icon you want to move to another location, and place the App Icon by releasing your mouse button.
  • Arrange the App Icons in your preferred order by clickingdragging, and dropping.
  • When you are done arranging your App Iconsclick on the App Launcher to save your changes.
  • To see your customized App Launcherclick on the App Launcher icon.

Adding Apps:

  • Click on the G Suite App Launcher.
  • At the bottom of the App Launcher, you will see a More link. Click on the link to revealadditional App Icons you can add to your App Launcher.
  • Click and drag on the App Icon of the App you want to add, above the faint gray separator line and place the App Icon by releasing your mouse button.
  • When you are done adding your App Iconsclick on the App Launcher to save your changes.
  • To see your customized App Launcher with your additional Appsclick on the App Launcher icon.

Removing Apps:

  • Click on the G Suite App Launcher.
  • At the bottom of the App Launcher, you will see a More link. Click on the link to revealadditional App Icons.
  • Click and drag the App Icon of the App you want to remove, below the faint gray separator line and place the App Icon by releasing your mouse button.
  • When you are done removing your App Iconsclick on the App Launcher to save your changes.
  • To see your customized App Launcher with your removed Appsclick on the App Launcher icon.

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