Alphabetical Grid View - Application List - Bring Back Alphabet

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The alphabet down the right side of the Alphabetical list Display layout application list has been replaced with a scroll bar. The alphabet is still displayed down the right side in the Vertical grid Display layout. And the Horizontal grid has dot at the bottom.

 

I thought that the Horizontal grid did not have an alphabet due to the screen width, but then I saw that the Vertical grid still has a squeezed alphabet on the right side in landscape mode. 

 

People will have different preferences, so all three approaches make sense, but it would be good to be able to choose the one that works best, regardless of the grid or list choice. I happen to prefer having the alphabet down the right side and would like to see that available on the Alphabetical list Display layout.

 

On a related note, the Alphabetical list now seems to always start at the top. I most often return to the list to do something in the same part of the list and would like to have the option of having the Alphabetical list be at the same place the next time I open the Application list.

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Microsoft Launcher 6.2.200602.89087 Android 9 Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
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Microsoft Launcher 6.2.200602.89140 - still missing the alphabet on the right side in Alphabetical list display layout for the application drawer.
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They shouldn't have changed the default--but I got the alphabet back by going into Launcher settings, App Drawer, Display Layout, and choose VERTICAL GRID. (Not intuitive, I know.)
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B@caresrg  But the old - and my preferred layout - was Grouped by Alpha with the alphabet down the right side for quick-skipping to whatever letter you desired.

Now, with the "Alphabetical List" layout, there is no alphabet bar to quickly skip, you have to scroll all the way.  You can select "Vertical Grid" and get back your alpha bar down the right side, but then you lose the by-letter grouping.

Maddening!

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Ah... I see. I only missed the quick-jump list down the side.