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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Senior-citizen friendly home-screen, dialer replacement app? [migrated]

Looking for an app (or app suite) that can replace the default home-screen to make it dead-simple, allowing senior citizen (who is gadget phobic) to use it for basic uses easily, i.e. Dialler with ...
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Removing extra screen on TouchWiz launcher

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-S820L) on Android 4.4.4, and I'm using TouchWiz launcher. How do I remove the extra home screens?
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Where is the layout file for the Sony Xperia launcher?

Due to unrelated reasons my homescreen may reset sometimes. I do not seek help with that, and in fact I am already sure it cannot be fixed right now. However it is annoying to put everything back all ...
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Different lock and homescreen wallpapers on O+ 8.6?

I have O+ 8.6 running Android 4.0 ICS. Everytime I change the wallpaper, both lock and homescreen will have the same wallpapers, it doesn't give me choices if I wanted to use it as a lock or ...
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Remove unknown icon appeared on home screen after mounting SD card

How to remove this icon from home screen of Xperia M2 Dual? (Click image to enlarge)
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Disable homescreen auto rotation on rooted stock Xperia Z2?

My rooted Xperia Z2 has the latest stock firmware(23.4.A.1.232) and the Xposed framework. I don't know how or where, but now the homescreen also rotates when tilting the phone and I've not found any ...
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App folders on homescreen being removed automatically when a new app is installed

I have HTC Desire 820 running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I have folders with favorite apps on the home screen. But whenever a new app is installed, all those folders disappeared, and the home screen ...
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How to set default home screen on Android 4.4.4

I am using AOKP with Android 4.4.4. I figured out how to add additional home screens, but I can only add them to the right, and the default home screen (the one that I get taken to when I press the ...
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How to access home screen settings with Galaxy S5 Neo?

I just bought the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo that has Android 5.1.1 as the default OS OOTB. First thing I noticed is that the home screen transition effects are gone (3D rotation/card stack) so I ...
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Why is my notification bar duplicated and offset on home screen? [closed]

The defect can be seen at the top right corner of the home screen. There is also a black bar running down the right side of the home screen. When compared with the second picture from Google Chrome, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Blank home screen (all black)

I brought a second hand Samsung galaxy S6 which had been factory reset. I turned it on, set up the device for first time and it took me to the home screen where there is no icons or anything, it's ...
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Getting rid of the Google Search bar in home screen? (stock Android 5.1.1)

I've got a Nexus 5, freshly factory reset, with stock Android 5.1.1. When searching around how to disable the Google Search bar on the Home screen, all solutions I find recommend to go ...
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Homescreen appears to be on while it's off

I know it sounds weird, but when I turn off the screen using the power button I have the feeling that it doesn't turn off completely. I'll try to explain why. I press the power button, the ...
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Organizing apps not in folders

This is a bit hard to explain.. I like having my apps categorized at the home screen (games, Google apps etc.) but I don't like how folders do it. Placing apps in folders makes them too small to see ...
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Access image file from home screen

I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.1.1, and I also have an image file with screenshot of my timetable. I'm trying to create a shortcut to it from the home screen. I've tried 4 separate apps that claim to be ...
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No app icons on home screen for newly installed apps in Galaxy Tab S 10.5

My Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Android 4.4.2 is not creating app icons for newly installed apps, I have checked the settings in Play Store, and they are correct. What's wrong, and how do I ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...
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How do I migrate my home screen?

My old Moto G 1st generation fell and broke, and I've just bought a new Moto E (2nd generation). It looks like the Motorola Migration app copied all my data. Almost my apps are being reinstalled (I've ...
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Change app sub-menu/folder style to iPhone-style

On the "desktop" of my phone, I can move my apps into folders together by dragging one on top of the other. However, as opposed to the iPhone (where they form a reduced-sized grid), the apps gets ...
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S5 unable to add additional homescreen

I'm trying to learn how to add an additional homescreen. According to docs I should be able to slide over to the right most screen, long press, and a 'ghost' homescreen with a big + sign would ...
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How to set a lossless quality wallpaper?

I'm trying to set a .png file I had prepared myself as the wallpaper, but the thing apparently (as in EVIDENTLY) gets converted to a .jpg. It strikes me odd google.com has nothing on this issue, ...
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HomeScreen is blank, locked screen working

I have GT-P1000 (about 5 yrs back from Samsung shop). Upgraded to Gingerbread about 1 year ago. Two weeks back i rooted with last known config as - Firmware 2.3.3 Baseband P1000DDJP4 Kernel 2.6.35.7 ...
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Prevent wallpaper to slide when sliding the home screen [duplicate]

My question is that when I slide my home screen, my background wallpaper also slides. Not giving me a complete view of full wallpaper on a particular screen. How to fix it?
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Add background/shade on app name

I would like to have a background appear around my app name, like in the image below. I have looked around quite a bit and have not been able to find anything to help me achieve this. Are there any ...
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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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How to display Python script output on screen, similarly to Conky

I use Conky as a desktop monitoring software. I also use it to monitor stock prices and portfolio net worth through a Python script. Basically, I fetch the stock prices from Yahoo Finance using ...
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How to set the home screen sideways

Usually apps, settings etc. set automatically sideways when you turn your phone horizontal and if your "Screen rotation" is enabeld. But why does the home screen/ lockscreen does not set to ...
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Add a shortcut to a different home screen?

Is there a way that I can add a shortcut to another home screen? What I'm aiming for is having my primary home screen that includes a shortcut to various topical home screens where I can have both ...
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How to place an link of “application manager” on the home screen?

I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings. (Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in ...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / “exploding” home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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Removing the home screen number to have one more row of app shortcuts

Is there any way to remove the home screen "numbers", i.e. (red rectangle): and instead have one more row of app shortcuts? I am using a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.
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Nexus 6 defaults to Call screen upon unlock [duplicate]

Is the Nexus 6 supposed to default to the Call screen every time I unlock my phone? I get tired of unlocking my phone, and hitting the Home button every time. I want to unlock my phone and get the ...
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Limited home screen

I need to get a company tablet for operators to use at home to check some data while away from company. Since I don't trust them much, I would like to allow only a few apps to be ran on the android ...
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How can access on an android device be restricted to applications or widgets on the home screen only?

This is a rooted Nexus 7 with 4.4.4 (factory image from Google). I'd like to restrict access to anything that's not on one of the home screens. Apps and widgets on one the home screens should be ...
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How can I remove a blank homescreen page once I've moved all the apps off it

I've consolidated my 5 'pages' of apps into 3 pages. Now I have two blank pages that have no icons in them. These are the pages that are represented by the small squares on the home page screen that ...
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Delete a homescreen on Motorola Moto G

I wondered how I could remove an empty homescreen on a Motorola Moto G with Android 4.4 (Kitkat).. I tried to de-zoom, like I used to do with my older android phone (galaxy S3), but it doesn't work. ...
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Changing a web app's homescreen icon

I use Chrome's 'Add to homescreen' feature to add web app shortcuts to my homescreen. As a user, how do I change a shortcut's homescreen icon?
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How do I easily create an image/button on my Android home screen which links to a website?

I know the below example is of a custom home screen app, much like Yahoo Aviate, but I'd just like to place custom designed buttons (like the "Attractions" button in the image below) or images on my ...
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Enable rotation of stock home screen

How can I enable home screen rotation of Google Nexus 5(stock) with root enabled? I've found launcher.force_enable_rotation=true, but it doesn't worked... Anything similar for Google Nexus 5?
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Galaxy 4 - Remove widget from homescreen

I have a picture from my gallery in front of my wallpaper on my homescreen, it got there by accident while in my pocket. how can I get rid of this pic so all I see is my wallpaper? I've tried ...
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Widgets appear to be entirely missing from my device

When I long press on the Home screen, I am offered a "Choose Wallpaper From" menu. Everything I've looked at says I should be able to add Widgets here also, but nope. Widgets are not automatically ...
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Cyclic App Screens?

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 ...