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

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Is there a way to use Go Launcher icons in Folder Organizer?

I really like Mitch S.'s Flat Icons. However, they are only available on Google Play packaged for Go Launcher. On Windows, you used to be able to extract any icon in .ico format from icon library or ...
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ADW Launcher (CM7/Desire GSM) old icons keep reappearing/overlapping icons

I have an HTC Desire (GSM) running CM7.1 and I am having issues with the ADW desktop: Icons that I have previously deleted reappear on next boot - sometimes even over or under other icons. If I sort ...
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How can I add an icon to the MIUI home screen?

I just got a Nexus One, which uses the MIUI interface. It came with two different gallery apps. I prefer the cooliris app, but there's no icon for it on the home screen, which makes it difficult to ...
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ICS App Drawers, how to give them a name?

I own a Samsung Nexus S and Yesterday I was able to upgrade to Android 4.0.4. When I upgraded, I saw that Google had created an app drawer full of Google apps, and it has the Word Google underneath ...
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Long delay for Google Voice prompt if dialed from “Contact” home screen shortcut

I have Google Voice set up to prompt me (whether to dial using GV) every time I make a call (in GV app Settings -> Making calls -> Ask every time I make a call.) When I dial via the Phone app, ...
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ICS: Use site's bookmark icon

The bookmarks on the home screens of my Galaxy Nexus have the same red bookmark icon. Is it possible to automatically display the site's default icon (i.e., the one which appears in the URL bar) as ...
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Nexus S 4.0.3 (OTA) missing icon in the phone app

How can I solve missing icon issue? Restarted couple of times doesn't help. Note: It was fine for a couple of months back. When it start happening, I just need to reboot, but now it's permanent. The ...
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How to fix corupted icons on home screen?

ALL of the shortcuts for the apps that I installed (not preinstalled ones on a ROM), all of them sudden got corrupt. They all show upd now with "Android Logo" icon and not the icon of the program. ...
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How do I change the desktop icon created from a website bookmark?

I created a desktop icon from a bookmark for Wikipedia.com. Here is a screenshot of the result: The blue background doesn't look great, I'm wondering if this should be transparent. Here is the ...
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How do you save a contact onto the home screen?

I can't figure out how to save a contact shortcut on the home screen for easy dialing (Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Nexus). Long-pressing on the home screen prompts me to choose a wallpaper. ...
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Change name of shortcut icon?

I have created a shortcut to a single document. The home page icon carries the name of the file manager (Astro) that I used to create the shortcut (using the method explained here). I'd like to ...
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How to create shortcuts to a certain subset of files

I have a large collection of books on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, organized by topic in many nested folders. I have a certain subset of them (coming from multiple folders) that I expect to refer to ...
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Is it possible to create a shortcut that launches a web page in Firefox when using another browser as default?

I have a web page that I visit that I'd like to open in Firefox via a home screen shortcut (it uses SVG, which isn't supported by the default browser). Firefox doesn't show in the list of possible ...
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Folder or Folder Shortcut on Honeycomb 3.1 home screen

I have a Toshiba Thrive and want to have access to several files in a folder, but can not figure out how to do that without going through the effort of using File Manager? Is there a way to do create ...
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Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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Can't Add Shortcuts to Home Screen, get Shunted to Folder

I recently started using folders to organize my apps, but I've noticed since then that I can not add any shortcuts to the homescreen. If I try to drop an item on the home screen, it instead gets put ...
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Shortcut to particular document in Google Docs app?

Is there a way to make a shortcut to one particular document? I frequently need one particular document from a secondary account, so it's always a pain to come out of current document, change accounts ...
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How to launch the hidden Sound Recorder on Froyo?

I discovered a "Sound Recorder" in the application list on my Froyo handset. Why is it hidden like that with no 'launcher' or app icon to start it? I'm curious.. also because of this app; I need to ...
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How to make a URL desktop shortcut have the page's favicon?

Theoretically, it should do this automatically. In practice, sometimes it works, sometimes not. All the pages below have proper favicons, but only the O Globo and Amazon favicons made it to the ...
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How to put a shortcut to a settings submenu on a home screen

Use case: I would like to change the input language for voice input without having to click through "Settings/voice input and output/voice recognition settings/Language" And I have a couple of ...
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Cyanogen: add homescreen shortcut to Notifications

I'm using Cyanogen 7 on an HTC Wildfire. I find swiping the top of the screen to get into Notifications a bit hit and miss, and too tiring : ) Is there some way to get a notifications shortcut onto ...
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change icons on sensation lock screen

I've just got a HTC sensation and I've worked out how to change the icons on the home screens, but is there a way to change the icons on the lock screen?
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Lost access to drawer icon for center button on CyanogenMod 7

I am running CyanogenMod 7 on my HTC Thunderbolt and somehow I inadvertently removed the function for the center button on my home screen between the phone and web browser icons. This middle button ...
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lock dock icons on ADW launcher

Does somebody knows how can I lock the ADW launcher dock icons so with that I can't move or delete any of those? Why I want that: Because sometimes I click on an icon on the dock and ADW moves it out ...
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Create pdf document shortcuts on home screen

I had downloaded a PDF file. How can I create a shortcut to the PDF document on my home screen. I use Anycut, but it doesn't do what I want.
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How to create a shortcut to a text file

I have a text file somewhere on the SD card. How can I create a shortcut to this file on the "desktop" to open it immediately? (HTC Wildfire)
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Sense shortcut icon reverts to standard Android icon after reboot

I have recently purchased an HTC Sensation, and I'm very happy with the device; everything runs smooth and fast as I should expect from the device itself. When rebooting the device, I tend to lose a ...
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How to save and recover icon and folder positions?

How can I save and recover the position of icons and folders? They get wiped every time I patch Android.
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icons for Android

I would like to assign some simple icons to Gmail label shortcuts, like an airplane for travel. Is there a convenient way to do this? Icon selection seems to go through the Gallery app now.
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How do I auto arrange icons in the app menu?

My device is a Samsung Galaxy Ace / Cooper. It's running on Froyo. I want to auto arrange icons in the app menu. Is there a way to do this? Like auto arrange alphabetically? Is there a built-in ...
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How can you restore the default icons after installing a home replacement like Open Home 6

I have installed Open Home 6 as a home replacement on my Archos 101 apad. Is there a way to revert to the default icons for gmail / market / contacts and the like ? Are icon sets a system wide ...
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Sending an SMS message via one click?

Can I send an SMS message via one click or touch? Can I have an icon or shortcut that would let me send an SMS message to a certain phone number with predefined text?
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How can I put a link to an SD card folder on the home screen on HTC Desire Z?

I have a folder on my SD card that I regularly access to open documents of different types. Is it possible to have a link on the home screen that opens the contents of this folder, e.g. using a File ...
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Is there a bug in the management of icon movement?

I have been using my Nexus one, Android Version 2.2.2, build number FRG83G, since December. I had no problem moving icons on the screen for two months. Lately, I think after the latest update asking ...
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Shortcut to the notifications panel?

Many applications place an icon on the notification bar. But then to get to the action I need to long tap the notification bar (taking care not to tap the screen area below it) and then pull it down ...
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Dashboard/Home Screen icons take up to 10 seconds to load after pressing the Home button

I have an issue where the Home Screen (dashboard?) icons can take over 10 seconds to load when I press the home key. After this happens once, the icons will stay there if I open a program and then ...
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How can I make a shortcut to the “Recent Apps” dialog?

Do you know if there is any way to create a shortcut or widget on the homescreen to access to the "Recent Apps" list? Basically, is there any way to access to this list without having to hold the Home ...
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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Icons changing screen postion

Every so often I will unlock my phone and notice an Icon is missing on my home screen. Upon further investigation it seems that I can always find it on the home screen to the left or right. My ...
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How to put a Call contact using Skype shortcut widget on the home screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick Dial Shortcut with skype Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with skype?
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how to copy android home shortcuts from one device to another?

I have 2 Android (2.2) Galaxy Tab mini tablets with android 2.2 I am setting them up for show presentations. I put on both of them a directory filled with content. The directory is identical in both ...
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Is there a way to create location shortcuts for navigation

I often have to navigate to the same places with the google maps navigation. I use speech to enter the address. Is there a way to create shortcuts, which i can chose on the touchscreen to navigate to ...
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Is it possible to remove shortcut labels in Launcher Pro?

Is there a fast or automatic way to remove the labels from all home shortcuts, while using Launcher Pro?
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Quick Dial Shortcut with Skype

Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with Skype?
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Is it possible to change the name underneath the icons on the home pages?

Just wondering: is it possible to change the name which is displayed underneath the icons on the home pages ? I added some short cuts to internet pages on these pages, and they use way too long names ...
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Is it possible to create a URL link to a website on the home screen?

Is it possible to create an icon on my desktop home screen (Android 2.1 Samsung Galaxy) that I can tap to fire up the browser to a specific web site?
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Can I make home screen contact icons update their picture?

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to make contact icons on the home screen update their picture when the contact's picture is changed, without needing to delete the shortcut and recreate it. ...
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LauncherPro Shortcut Creator Guide & Repository?

Anyone know of a good guide on how to use the LauncherPro Shortcut Creator and/or a good source for already made shortcuts?
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How to change dashboard icons? [duplicate]

I want to be able to change the dashbord icons/text on my Android. I've got HTC sense on the phone, but I'm currently running ADW.Launcher. I know there's another launcher widget that allows photos ...
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desktop shortcut to phone options?

can I have shortcut to airplane mode and/or phone options (power off/airplane mode etc) I do not like the current way of holding power on/off button for some time