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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Who is creating icons?

Some application (malware? adware?) is creating garbage icons on my Android desktop. How to know the application who does this? I heard each application is a Linux user on android. Is it possible to ...
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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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quick way to add chrome (or internet) shortcuts to home screens [duplicate]

On the iphone, under the Safari settings, there was an option ADD TO HOME SCREEN. that gets quite handy to have direct bookmarks launchable from a single tap on the icon. How do you do that in the ...
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Home-screen shortcuts disappear after reboot

In my Lenovo A2107a the shortcuts of the applications that they are running from the sd card or the onboard "USB" memory partition, they disappear after rebooting. How can I set of fix that? The ...
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why does my android show -67 on my email icon?

On the home screen, my Samsung Galaxy, it shows -67 over the email icon. What is this indicating and more importantly, how can I get rid of it?
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Setting tasker to launch a chrome homescreen web app or launch a browser in full screen

Now that Chrome can create homescreen web apps , is there a way to launch these with tasker? If not, is is possible to set tasker to launch a browser in full screen mode?
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Icon is stuck behind google search, and appears on all screens (screenshot included)

I was re-arranging my icons when I accidentally dropped an icon "behind" the google search bar up top. The icon appears on every screen when I swipe left or right, but disappears when I view all ...
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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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How to add a shortcut to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store?

I'm looking to create a shortcut that links straight to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store? Either that or configure the Google Play Store to always open in the 'My Apps' screen. I've ...
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New contact shortcut

Is there any way (besides Tasker) to create a new contact in one click? (For example: quick access to save a contact info during a call.)
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Home screen filled with app icons

My ASUS Transformer tablets home screen is becoming filled with app icons, many being duplicates. Q: how do I get rid of the spare ones? How do I stop them getting there in the first place?
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Add more functions to the home button circle shortcut

When you swipe up from the home button in Jelly Bean you get a cute semicircle with a Google Now shortcut on top. This circle shape makes it perfect for adding other shortcuts. For instance, you ...
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How can I create a “shortcut” for the built in PDF viewer on Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 has a default PDF viewer, but it's a little hard to get to. How can I put an shortcut for it on my home screen? Note that the default program (Document Viewer) doesn't show up in the list ...
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Android < 2.3.7 shortcuts

In android 2.3.7 and older when I long click on the screen the menu shows a list of shortcuts. Is there an option to add my own shortcut to this list?
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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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Can I add a shortcut to a locally stored file?

I'd like to add a shortcut on Android 4.2.1 to a local pptx file. Is that possible ?
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Mobile Network Shortcut on GO Launcher Ex

I'm using GO Launcher Ex. How can i add Mobile Network shortcut to my home screen? I tried adding a setting shortcut, but i don't see the mobile network item offered there.
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Restore SMS icon in default home lancher?

My home screen used to look like this: As you can see there's a GoSMS icon (3rd from left). For some reason it went away after I reboot: Anyone knows how can I restore it? BTW i'm on Froyo 2.2 ...
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Galaxy S GT19000 shortcut bar

Galaxy s GT19000 I had a bar near the top on the home screen with shorcuts to wifi, synch, gps, bluetooth and brightness. They suddenly disappeared. How can I get them back?
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Is it possible to create a VPN connection shortcut on home screen?

I want to be able to connect to my VPN connection whenever I am connected to wifi, is it possible to add a shortcut on the home screen where the widget including wireless, Bluetooth, GPS, sync and ...
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How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen?

I'm new to using an android. Apps I have never visited nor installed are showing up on my screen (Slots, Candy Crush, Expedia, Droid Games). If I touch them, I go to their site. I would like to ...
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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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Missing application shortcuts

We got a generic Jellybean tablet, and some of the preinstalled apps (Chrome, Maps and others) do not appear in the app drawer for some reason. They do appear in the Google Play list of installed ...
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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 add a shortcut directly to the 'Alarms' and 'World Clock' tabs of the stock HTC Clock app?

I have QCustomShortcut installed and I'd like to be able to create a shortcut directly to the 'Alarms' and 'World Clock' tabs of my HTC stock Clock app (com.htc.android.worldclock). The app has an ...
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Generate a browser bookmark from file manager

We are developing a web site that will all be local to an android tablet. The idea is we create the web app, copy the web app to MicroSD cards and distribute the SD cards. Right now, when you open ...