The home-screen is what you usually get to see first after unlocking your fresh started device, where your widgets etc. are placed, and where all activity usually starts.

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Cyclic App Screns?

Is there a way to make the "App-screens" cyclic, e.g. if you have four to be able to swipe from the 4th to the 1st one? How to activate it?
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Error with rotation in Google Now Launcher

I have a Google Nexus 10, 16GB, with Android KitKat, v4.4.2. Yesterday I installed Google Now Launcher and when the launcher is rotated the wallpaper does not fit the screen properly in portrait mode. ...
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using a theme .zip file for my home screen

I was looking for customize my homescreen and found this screen attractive. I have already downloaded the zip file given there, but don't know how to use them. Please help.
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having problems with the home page S4

My S4 has been rooted 2 weeks ago,and today it locked up and I cannot do anything on it, cannot open settings, cannot receive phone calls, cannot send text messages. the home page is unresponsive, and ...
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Sometimes Apps on SDcard Not Available As Clickable Icons

I have an HTC Legend with Froyo 2.2. Occasionally it happens that after turning on the phone some icons on the home screen are not clickable, i.e. I only see the default icon as if I had uninstalled ...
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Is the Android desktop screen (on any version) a Dalvik executable?

I know that all Android apps, as far as I know, are compiled to Java bytecode, turned into dex code (for the Dalvik Virtual Machine), and then executed with respect to whatever ABI is compatible ...
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How do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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mobile homescreen lost

I have downloaded 2 icon packs for android. Now my phone don't work anymore. I am working with smart launcher. I can not even get in to settings or apps. My homescreen is black, but I can see on top ...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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Black line when moving app for other home screen (Default Nexus)

When I move some app from my homescreen, just from the right to de left, this black line appears, tried to restore the phone. Using default Nexus 4, Android 4.4.2. Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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How can you remove homescreens on the Nexus 7 (2013)

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) which comes with five homescreens, however I want to remove most of these but I'm unable to find an option to do so. Most of the sites I've looked on so far suggest simply ...
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Facebook icon randomly changes size on homescreen

The facebook icon on the homescreen of my android tablet, version 4.2.2, keeps randomly changing size. Sometimes it's the same size as other icons, sometimes it appears much smaller than the rest, ...
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How do I get the bold hour back? [closed]

The clock on the previous Android had the hour displayed with bold text. Is there any way to get it back?
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Is it possible to lock the homescreen from apps moving

Is it possible to lock apps into place on the home screen? My finger keeps moving them from all over the place.
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How can I make my home screen faster?

Do you have any recommendations to make the fastest home screen without making it too different from stock Android? Visual effects don't matter to me. Specs: LG Optimus L5. Factory stock JB 4.1.2 but ...
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Icon is stuck behind google search, and appears on all screens (screenshot included)

I was re-arranging my icons when I accidentally dropped an icon "behind" the google search bar up top. The icon appears on every screen when I swipe left or right, but disappears when I view all ...
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Reduce number of home screens to 1

The solution from this page: http://android.stackexchange.com/a/30484/43575 doesn't seem to work in Android 4.3 There's no home.apk. I found a Launcher2.apk file but it doesn't contain any ...
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How do I label a page of the Galaxy S4 home screen?

The GS4 allows you to have multiple pages of the home screen. I'd like to use this as a kind of full-screen, more accessible folder (e.g. a "Utilities" page). How do I put a text label ("Utilities") ...
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how to make Google cards always appear?

I really like the Google card thinghies but I don't like that they disappear. Is there any way to force them to stay on the home screen as widgets? I want the weather and the currency exchange one ...
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Removing Icons from home screen version 2.3.3

I have 3 Viber icons and 2 message icons on my home screen and can't get rid of them - one of each would be fine! I can't find a trash can to drag them to. My phone is a Huawei.
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Change layout of software buttons on home screen

I have a China-branded tablet running Android 4.2. The tablet has the "new" Jellybean 4.2 home screen button layout where the software buttons are centered on the screen, rather than aligned left as ...
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How do I delete a desktop home screen on Nexus 7 2013?

Device: Nexus 7 2013 Android: 4.3 How do I delete a desktop home screen on Nexus 7 2013? I tried everything: pinch zooming, double tap, etc. Nothing seems to work.
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Disabling long press on empty area of home screen

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted). If I long press in an empty area on my home screen, it automatically opens the widget which allows me to add/remove apps/widgets on the home ...
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How to remove this sliding app section?

A couple of weeks ago a sliding app section appeared on my home-screen. I have no idea how it got there, and no clue on how to disable/remove it. I tried all I could on the homescreen, to no luck. ...
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launch/start an App (Activity) by a gesture on the homescreen

is it possible in Android(>= 3.0) to launch/start an App (Activity) by a gesture on the homescreen. For example: if the user swipes from the bottom to the top on his homescreen, then App XY should be ...
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Galaxy Note 2 Settings app problem

I can't access the Settings app because when I launch it, it always return to home screen. I knows it didn't crash. I have Facebook Home installed so I when the Settings app is going to exit, it will ...
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Nexus 7 , Android Ver. 4.2.2, Locking icons down on home screen

We have a set of 30 Nexus 7's that are checked out by students who constantly delete/move/add icons on the home screen. We would like to lock the home screen icons so that they cannot be ...
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How could I set the number of Android original desktops?

Android has 5 original desktop on my phone, I couldn't delete one of them. How could I set the number of desktop?
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Home screen icon for terminal program?

I'm using terminal-ide http://code.google.com/p/terminal-ide/ which is basically a terminal for android with all sorts of utilities. One is able to create bash scripts for example. Is there a way to ...
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Lower Menu shortcuts disappeared

I use a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 model phone with latest version of Gingerbread on it. I recently started to experience this problem. The shortcut menus on the lower bar have some how disappeared. ...
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Remove analog clock from home screen

So I've just got a Nexus 4 (hooray for me!) and I don't know how I did it, but I've somehow got an analog clock perched over my Google search bar. I don't want it there. It doesn't appear to be a ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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How can I create a “shortcut” for the built in PDF viewer on Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 has a default PDF viewer, but it's a little hard to get to. How can I put an shortcut for it on my home screen? Note that the default program (Document Viewer) doesn't show up in the list ...
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Can I stop installed apps adding their icon to my homescreen? [duplicate]

Currently every app I install adds a launcher icon to the homescreen. As my default homescreens are nicely arranged and as a result full, it creates another home screen 'page' to put the icons on. ...
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ICS upgrade to Thunderbolt deleted my Family Contact Group from Home Screen

My Family Contact Group is still intact but the menus have changed and I can't seem to find a way to move it back to a Home Screen or even change it with the Favorites Group which is on the Home ...
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Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?

I had recently gifted my Mom a Nexus 7, with a hope that she will like to read books. She is old with poor eye sight and can't read English that great. I find her eager to learn and she had made a ...
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Shortcut for email to a specific person

I am new to Android, and would like to know whether it is possible to add a desktop shortcut so that when I press it, I can send an email to a specific person, and I just need to put the subject and ...
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How can I set some handy settings on the main screen?

I want to be able to set Wifi, bluetooth, GPS on and off quite easily but I can't find where I should do this.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" home screen wallpaper

My mum has just got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" and was trying to set a photo as the home screen page. She did this but all it displayed was the middle section of the photo missing out the two grid ...
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How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen?

I'm new to using an android. Apps I have never visited nor installed are showing up on my screen (Slots, Candy Crush, Expedia, Droid Games). If I touch them, I go to their site. I would like to ...
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How to make custom apps to appear by default in the lower dock panel in my custom ROM

At the very bottom of my device (MT6577 + ICS + TouchWiz Launcher) are the default icons for "phone", "contacts", "web", and "applications". I want to replace them with my own apps in my custom ROM so ...
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If I tap and hold on the homescreen, nothing happens

I wanted to uninstall and move some applications from my homescreen, but when I tap and hold to get the menu for uninstalling and editing, nothing happens. The icon is selected, but there is no ...
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How to show the complete title of an app?

Some apps with a longer title show up on the launcher screen (trebuchet) with a shortened title. E.g. an application with the title "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" will be titled "abcdefghi..". The same ...
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Different wallpaper for each homescreen?

I'd like to be able to have a different wallpaper for each homescreen. I found a live wallpaper that lets you do this. Is there a more efficient/less cumbersome way?
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Skipping “Swipe screen to unlock” screen?

I do not have any kind of password/pattern lock enabled in my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. When I wake my phone up, by pressing either the power button or the middle button, I see this ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Widgets occupying the whole screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y phone, I use the Android App called as "Any.Do" to help me with my To-do list management. One of it's widgets called as the "Any.Do Grande (4x4)" occupies the whole of my ...
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Configuring identical home screens on multiple devices

I need to modify the home screen icons' disposition and add new shortcuts, but I need to do it programmatically from a flashable ZIP through recovery. I need this because I will have to do it on ...