The official way to "disable" an app (usually or other ) was only introduced with Android 4.0. Before that, apps could be "frozen" with e.g. Titanium Backup on rooted devices. Users which started with Android 4.0 or higher thus might never have been confronted with the "freeze" term, and consequentially missing the – as you can see e.g. with How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?.

Hence my question: Should we introduce as synonym to , to give people starting to type "disable" a chance to find the correct tag?

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    I think this is a good idea. Should we go one further, and make disable-app the canonical one (since this is now the standard) and convert freeze-app into a synonym?
    – Stephen S
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 12:14
  • Fine with me as well – and I agree, that would be logical. I just don't know if that "workflow" is implemented for our mods, or if it would only be possible "with complications" not worth the trouble ;)
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 13:05
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    As 10 days passed, and this got only positive feedback as far as I can see: What's stopping us from at least creating the synonym?
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 20:53
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    I second this motion. Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 14:44

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Synonym created and went ahead and merged into

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    Thanks a lot, Bryan!
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 16:11

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