A shortcut usually is an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.

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How can I export bookmarks (shortcuts) from the home screen?

My wife has a bunch of links (bookmarks) organized into folders on the home screen of our Nook (Galaxy Tab 7"). She wants to share these links to other people and other devices. Is there any way to ...
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Add app shortcut to homescreen in Lenovo A7000

I have Lenovo A7000 with Android 5.0 I've accidentally removed Chrome shortcut from my homescreen. How can I put it back? I don't mean shortcut to a certain webpage, I really mean just shortcut for ...
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How to see which app created shortcuts on my home screen?

I have a Samsung S7, and lately some apps or virus started to create shortcuts to ads on my homescreen that look like app icons. I removed a lot of new apps but the phenomenon sticks. Usually the thug ...
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How to Block Third Party Apps from Creative Spam Shortcuts on Home Screen?

It's either I had virus on my phone or some apps I installed lately started to add shortcuts on my home screen. These shortcuts look like apps and will take me to the download page of the apps. I like ...
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How to add desktop shortcut for URL, ignoring web app manifest?

Goal: Have a desktop shortcut that opens https://news.google.com/news/i#0 , ignoring the contained web app manifest that otherwise "overrides" the saved shortcut to http://news.google.com/news?sapa=1 ...
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Alternate way to pull down Android menu?

It sometimes takes me 4-5 tries to access my Android pull down menu on my 8 inch Galaxy Tab. On the way, I might click something random on the open app and it's very frustrating such a central ...
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okay, prepare for a long one

so, to start the story i recently bought new motorola moto g and everything was perfect until i installed a new system update (it just sais 6.0) and then i started having a shit ton of problems if ...
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Can't add shortcuts to home page on galaxy s4

Yesterday I upgraded my Galaxy s4 from KitKat to lollipop and since then I can't have shortcuts on my home page. By that I mean every time I create one at first everything is good but then a little ...
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4.4.2 KitKat app name truncation

Since a month or two the app titles on my homescreen keep getting truncated even though there is more than enough space. An example would be "Settings" which gets truncated to "S..." Moving an app ...
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Android Phone's Homescreen Shortcut to File on OneDrive

I would like to put a shortcut on my Android phone's homescreen to a Word document file on OneDrive. When I touch the shortcut, the Microsoft Word app should open and allow for editing the file. If I ...
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Does Android have an equivalent of the Windows Live Tile short cuts?

For example, on the Windows Phone one could create short cuts that would let you "pin" individual pages from OneNote to your start screen for easy access. You could create similar short cuts from ...
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Duplicate homescreen shortcuts for apps and contacts

How do I stop my Samsung Note 5 from putting two icons for each app installed on my home page? My contacts are also being duplicated, but not just once, some up to 15 times. Average is 8 times per ...
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Facebook Messenger Chat Shortcuts Losing Names/Faces

Facebook Messenger has a cool feature to save a chat group as a shortcut on the Android launcher. When you create it, the icon is a combination of profile pics from the friends you're speaking with ...
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How to add/restore the 'Apps' shortcut to the home screen of Apex Launcher

I'm using Apex Launcher. For some reason, I don't seem to have the 'Apps' button on the home screen (i.e. the button on the bottom-right of the default Touchwiz launcher that opens the list of apps). ...
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Disappearing shortcuts

am using a Samsung Galaxy Notepad 3 Model # GT-N5110 running Android version 4.4.2 and for some reason the shortcuts to some of my apps have disappeared from the home screen. They are still listed in ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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bluestacks shortcut keys nort working

I was playing pokemon in gba emulator using bluestacks, the arrow keys for moving in various directions are not working. I have tried to change the controls and download the version again.
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how can I customize Andriod interface? [closed]

What are my options to customize the android interface? I have android lollipop. For example, visually, I find having all the apps in one screen confusing. I have like 5 functions that I should ...
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How to create nested folders on home screen in Lollipop?

Example: Assume that a folder F1 has ABC app icons (shortcuts) in it. Another folder F2 has XYZ app icons in it. The default launcher in COS12 doesn't allow inclusion of more than 16 icons in a ...
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How do I launch a widget from a shortcut on Home screen?

I use MultiROM manager to switch from one ROM to another. It has a widget which lists all of your installed ROMs and you can choose anyone to boot into. (Click image to enlarge) All good here, ...
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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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Add to home screen not working

I am trying to add a bookmark to my home screen on my android device, but it is not working. I tried both Firefox 38.0 and Android Browser which both have this option and none of them was able to ...
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How can I create a shortcut to a particular Google keep label?

I would like to create a shortcut to my Google keep items labeled "shopping". How can I do this?
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Can I get a shortcut on home screen to open gmail with a specific search string?

I can add a shortcut/widget to home screen to directly open a particular label in Gmail app, but I want a shortcut to open Gmail with the results of a search string loaded. I can't do this with gmail ...
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Issue on adding home screen shortcut on ZTE Overture 2 running Lollipop

I have ZTE Overture 2 running Lollipop and I can't figure out how to do this at all. In my Android 4.0.x phone, I would simply go to the Apps button/icon, press and hold any app's icon, and drag it to ...
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My icons in the homescreen are not showing up (galaxy s6 edge)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I bought it about 2-3 weeks ago. Its performance has been weakened lately, first snapchat stopped working and every time I open it crashes. And now none of app ...
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Simplenote shortcut to open a new note

I would like a home screen shortcut that opens a new note in Simplenote. I know I can easily set up a shortcut that opens up to the list of saved notes where I can open a new note by pressing the pen ...
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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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Android app drawer hides

It happens on my Samsung Galaxy S4. Here is when the issue happens: I go to applications and hold & draw an application to any folder. Before I do this, my screen looks like this (I can see the ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts being created automatically on the homecreen [duplicate]

I had installed xmod games apk. Then I had opened it. It showed me some 5 apps like advertisement. I had touched the app called "super flash light". After that, I am getting shortcuts in my home ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts always appear on homescreen, how to remove it?

I am getting shortcuts in my home screen. I try to delete it, but it is appearing once again. Shortcuts names: Lucky try, Recommended.
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how do i add a shortcut to homescreen in #materinova launcher?

I downloaded the latest nova launcher named #materinova.15 , in its previous versions I could add a shortcut by holding a blank space in the home screen and chose shortcuts, but in the latest release ...
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Possible to export layout of applications on the home screens and import it into another phone?

I would like to know whether it is possible to export layout of applications on the home screens and import it into another phone. Thanks.
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How can I link to a local image from my home screen?

We are able to create a link to a website and put this link on our Home screen by using the Add shortcut to home inside the browser's context menu. I would like to do the same for an image that is ...
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Can't see icon names on my android home screen?

So I got a new mobile and out of no where my mobile stopped showing me names of the icons on my home screen. pic :
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Backup Homescreen shortcuts

I have a Galaxy S5. Last time I updated the OS, all my homescreen shortcuts and widgets were deleted and restored to the factory default, and it took an hour or 2 to set everything back the way it was....
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How do you create a direct Google Hangouts contact on the home screen?

This website described how to make a Hangouts contact. http://webcazine.com/9363/how-to-create-a-hangout-contact-shortcut-on-an-android-phone/ But it opens the contact in sms mode if Hangouts is ...
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Galaxy S tablet won't add app shortcuts to home screen

I have just bought my first tablet, Samsung Galaxy S. Two days after it stopped adding downloaded apps shortcuts to home screen. Apps still work, they are accessible through some digging inside tab, ...
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Can't find shortcuts for downloaded apps

I have a Galaxy Tab S. At first, I could download apps and the shortcut would appear on the screen. Now this has stopped happening. The app is there as I can find it using S Finder, and I can use the ...
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Settings shortcut in Android 4.4

I am using Android 4.4. I would like to have shortcut to multiple Settings features (wifi, display, lock screen,...) on the desktop. If I long click on a desktop, I do not find a way to place a ...
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How to add multiple apps to the homescreen(s) at once?

I have a bunch of apps installed. I don't want to add them one by one, but I need many of them directly on my homescreen(s). Is there a faster way? This is Nexus 7 2013.
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Can one make shortcuts (launchers) to Settings actions?

I have a Samsung tablet with Kitkat and I'd like to be able to access some of the setting fast. For example I'd like to unmount the SD card or change the screen lock from "None" to "Password" using a ...
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Change swipe up home button shortcuts

I have a Nexus 5 with ParanoidAndroid and I'd like to change that Google Now shortcut to lightbulb, how can I do it?
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“Brendon's url” and Chinese apps on home screen. Is it a virus? How do I fix it?

My tab was charging when I noticed there were notifications in Chinese and unknown home screen shortcuts created. Some were named "Brendon's URL" and the others were in Chinese. The notifications were ...
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One tap GPS toggle on Nexus 4

Is there a way in Android 4.4 to activate (on/off) the GPS in only one tap on Nexus 4? Now I use a shortcut to arrive at the GPS menu (first tap/first picture) then click on/off (second tap/second ...
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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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How to remove all icons from the Android home screen at once?

I am cleaning some old Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.4. Some application added shortcuts on the home screen: Uncleaned: Cleaned: Is there any way to remove all icons from the Android home ...
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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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Shorcut on desktop that enables packet data and 3G

In order to save battery (it works a lot!), 99% of the time I disable packet data and I use only 2G networks, because I don't want the phone to go on internet / use data. But sometimes I want to use ...
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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 ...