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

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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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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 ...
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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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“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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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 can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen? This is the Android analog to this question. Using a URL doesn't work, since I don't want to open the browser ...
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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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Themer does not show Chrome internet shortcut icons on home screen

"Themer" replaces the default android interface. Browsers have a feature to "create a home icon" which is fantastic for web apps. However, on Themer they don't appear anywhere. They seem to ...
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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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Problem adding web app shortcut to home screen on Galaxy tablet

I have a Samsung GT-P7510 tablet running Android 4.0.4 and I want to add a bookmark to the home screen so I have one touch access to the web app. Previously this same tablet was running an earlier ...
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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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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android 4.1.2 apps shortcut disapperead from home screen

I am using Huawei phone with android 4.1.2. Currently I'm losing the app shortcut on my home screen after a crash of the system recently. During the crash, I dragged the Whatsapp and Hoiio apps ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 lockscreen button not highlighted running 4.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. I'm trying to turn off or edit my lock screen short cuts but the switch short cuts is not highlighted so that I can change it. Can you please advise ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix a broken icon on an android phone

The icon is displayed as a grey icon name "Text Info" and an image of a small SD card on the bottom right of the the icon; when I try to launch it, it says: Application not installed. Have ...
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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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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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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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Batch-moving all installed applications to home screens

Is it possible to batch-move all of my installed applications to the home screens (there will be many)? I would like to rearrange all of them and having them on the screens already would help. If ...
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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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How to hide / show the pull out drawer that is pre-loaded on some Samsung devices [duplicate]

Some newer Samsung devices have a pull out tab that stores some of the commonly used applications. I have accidentally enabled and disabled it a number of times, but I don't know how. I don't see ...
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Contacts and Phone icons missing

My Contacts and Phone icons are missing from my primary shortcuts bar. I can't restore from the Edit in the app drawer since they don't show there. Can anybody point me in the right direction? ...
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App like “button savior” but for non-root and Android 4.0.3 [closed]

I have a Htc Evo 3D, whose capacitive buttons stopped working. I've seen on google play there are apps (button saviour, virtual button, handy soft keys) , which would move the 4 main buttons (home, ...
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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 to create link to app that does not appear in the apps menu?

I just purchased a Galaxy Note 3 and was surprised that the Voice Recorder app is not included on the screen with the rest of the apps. However, the Voice Recognition feature opens the Voice Recorder ...
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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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Home shortcut key to my designated webpage? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is an android shortcut to make things more efficient.
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How do I arrange the icons manually in the app menu?

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 A110 with Android ICS 4.0.4. I installed few apps which are sorted randomly (or maybe alphabetically). I want to arrange the icons on the app menu manually. i.e. set ...
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How to create a link on Android without installing a 3rd party app?

I installed some apps but I do not have a shortcut to it anywhere (these apps include Google Maps). The only way for me to start those is through Google Play. I want to create a link to an app on the ...
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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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Adding apps in the unlock screen

I have a Samsung tablet (not sure of model), running Android 4.0.4. When I unlock my screen, I have four default options that I can choose from, or I can use the empty area to unlock the main screen. ...
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How to add a shortcut to the list of installed apps (or to a widget)?

I have an app (Pleco) which has created a shortcut (study flashcards). I want to execute that shortcut from the screenlocker (Go Locker), but it only allows to add either installed apps or widgets. ...
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Shortcut/Widget to set a reminder in Google Now

I use Google Now to set reminders quite often. At times when I'd rather not be talking at my phone to add a reminder, I wish I could have a button on my homescreen that would take me straight to the ...
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icons disappear from desktop when app updates [duplicate]

On KitKat when I have a shortcut on the desktop and the app updates the shortcut on the desktop disappears, is there a way to stop this from happening?
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Finding out the intents an app uses internally

I have an app (Smart Tools) that consists of mutiple distinct subapps. I would like to have an shortcut for a single subapp, so I wouldn't have to open it through the app's main menu. I'm pretty sure ...
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Create home screen shortcut for OneNote page on android

On Windows Phone it is possible to create home screen shortcuts that launch OneNote directly to a specific page. Is this possible on Android?