A shortcut usually is an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some 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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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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Apps on home screen

My Sony Xperia M2 is acting up. I set my home screen up and when I turn my phone off the home screen removes the new apps and leaves the system apps or apps put there very first on there. I've tried ...
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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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Can I create an application short cut to launch Spotify with a specific song?

An alarm app I use (Alarm Clock Xtreme Free), has the option of launching application as an alarm option. You can also selected a save song file to play. Because I use Spotify to source my music, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Create shortcut to system apk that doesn't have a shortcut

So I have a MTK Android Phone, the gps of which sucks. Only App that can get a fix is ygps.apk in engineering mode. I have to keep it running background so other gps apps can get fix. Every time I ...
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After rebooting phone, app shortcuts from sd go missing

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance (i9070) with stock android 4.1.2 There is not a lot of internal storage, so I tend to move all possible apps from phone to SD card. However, when I reboot the phone, ...
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Homescreen icon disappears on application update

I'm facing an unusual scenario with a few of my installed applications. Whenever there is an update to the application, when I allow Google Play to perform the update, the shortcut that I had on my ...
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How to know which apk correspond to a shortcut?

My Chinese smartphone VIVO S7i has some shortcuts which I want to remove. Those are: LifeHUB, BeautyHUB, MediaHUB, ReadingHUB and GameHUB. I could remove the shortcuts with a long press on them. ...
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Home screen always goes to 1st page?

I was using Huawei U8300 Ideos Chat Handset - Android Mobile Recently this Mobile has started giving problem and going back to 1st page of home screen automatically. It has 7 page in it's desktop ...
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Can I put a QuickOffice File shortcut on my home screen?

I have a document in Google Drive that I am managing through QuickOffice, which is keeping a local copy of the file on my Galaxy S3. I would like to place a shortcut to this document on my home ...
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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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S Memo home screen shortcut

How can I add a S Memo note as a home screen shortcut? When I first got my Samsung Galaxy S3 there was a shortcut which I deleted.This was not a shortcut for the app but for a saved note.Now I can't ...