The home-screen is what you usually get to see first after unlocking your fresh started device, where your widgets etc. are placed, and where all activity usually starts.

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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 make custom apps to appear by default in the lower dock panel in my custom ROM

At the very bottom of my device (MT6577 + ICS + TouchWiz Launcher) are the default icons for "phone", "contacts", "web", and "applications". I want to replace them with my own apps in my custom ROM so ...
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If I tap and hold on the homescreen, nothing happens

I wanted to uninstall and move some applications from my homescreen, but when I tap and hold to get the menu for uninstalling and editing, nothing happens. The icon is selected, but there is no ...
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How to show the complete title of an app?

Some apps with a longer title show up on the launcher screen (trebuchet) with a shortened title. E.g. an application with the title "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" will be titled "abcdefghi..". The same ...
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Different wallpaper for each homescreen?

I'd like to be able to have a different wallpaper for each homescreen. I found a live wallpaper that lets you do this. Is there a more efficient/less cumbersome way?
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Skipping “Swipe screen to unlock” screen?

I do not have any kind of password/pattern lock enabled in my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. When I wake my phone up, by pressing either the power button or the middle button, I see this ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Widgets occupying the whole screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y phone, I use the Android App called as "Any.Do" to help me with my To-do list management. One of it's widgets called as the "Any.Do Grande (4x4)" occupies the whole of my ...
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Configuring identical home screens on multiple devices

I need to modify the home screen icons' disposition and add new shortcuts, but I need to do it programmatically from a flashable ZIP through recovery. I need this because I will have to do it on ...
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Prevent Trebuchet from showing up in Recent Apps?

Here's the setup I have for my phone right now: I am running on a custom ROM that has Trebuchet for the home application. The custom ROM is ICS-based. I have somewhat successfully gotten Google Now ...
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Is there anyway I can disable the posting of app shortcuts on my home-screen when an app is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play? Every time I install an app a shortcut gets created on my home-screen, I don't want this ...
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Change the number of home screen panels in Android

A phone user manual (HTC Wildfire S. Android 2.2) says 'Home screen has seven panels that you can customise'. The system settings do not contain an option to modify the number of panels. I was ...
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In ICS 4.0.3 using ADWLauncher EX, how can I make only three home screens instead of five?

I just upgraded my android phone to ICS. When I had Gingerbread (2.3), I remember the option to change the number of home screens. I also had ADW launcher in 2.3 before. Now I can't find the option in ...
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How did I get my Nexus 7 homescreen into landscape?

I was playing around on my Nexus 7 today and somehow ended up in a landscape version of the homescreen. I haven't downloaded any apps that mess with it like Ultimate Rotation Control, or rooted it or ...
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How can I enable auto-rotate for the home screen?

I have a "handset" with Android 2.3.4, and the "flip" feature works for every app and screen, except the desktop. That is, if I flip my phone any screen or app will flip too, yet the desktop remains ...
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Is it possible to add home screens to a Sony Xperia?

I've an Xperia Mini/Pro. I would like to add another home screen. At the moment there are 5 different home screen. Is it possible to add more to the Xperia launcher ? I don't want to change launcher, ...
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How to hide the top page navigation on tablet home screen?

I am a new user of Galaxy Tab and I noticed in comparison with some other home tab screen-shots in another forum, that my tab is the only who has the top page navigation squares shown. I have only ...
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Large gaps between home screen icons, can it be reduced?

The icons on the Samsung Galaxy S3 have large gaps between them, enough so that if they were moved closer together you could fit at least one more row and maybe one more column. Is there a way to ...
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landscape mode on home screen without using any launcher

I would like to change landscape mode on home screen without using any launcher application. I prefer default home screen to other launcher. I just want to change landscape mode on my default home ...
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How do I recover the Dolphin Sonar icon? [closed]

In my application list, Dolphin Sonar/Sonar is not one of the icons. I've "peeled off"/deleted all of the Dolphin Sonar icons by mistake, and I want it to be on my home screen. I use it very often. ...
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Adding (lots of) icons to home screen on ICS tablet

I just upgraded my Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung's 3.2 variation to CyanogenMod's ICS RC1. Most everything seems a little slicker or simpler. However, there is one big shortcoming: it seems ...
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How to disable company starting screen when the phone is switch on

I am using a Samsang Galaxy Ace. When I switch my phone on, it takes too much time. The Samsung screen comes for approximately 30 seconds or more before the phone is on and usable. Can I change this ...
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Disappearing Icons on Galaxy S2

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, sometimes all of the icons will disappear from the home screens except for the 4 built in icons (phone, messaging, web, applications). This sometimes happens at startup, and ...
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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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Switching to TouchNooter home from Stock Home

So I have just rooted my Nook with TouchNooter. When I press the home button it asked me which I want to set as the default GO Launcher or Home. I chose Home as the default. Now, I can't figure out ...
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It takes a long time to load the home screen

Returning to home screen after sending an SMS or making a call takes up to 7 seconds on an average where as it used to be much faster six months back. Its a Aug 2011 model. System hangs often coming ...
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Screen timeout keeps getting disabled on my android even when no app is in the foreground. why? [closed]

For some mysterious reason, after some time (1-2 days) my android screen stops blanking after the timeout in it's settings. I can't match this bug with any specific app that I run. I just know that ...
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ICS: Add Google Contact Group To Home Screen

Please note I'm using Ice Cream Sandwich. I'd like to add a shortcut to a Google Contacts Group such as 'Co-Workers' to my home screen. Can I do that?
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Home screens maxed out (oops)… now I can't edit?

Someone was playing with my coworker's Samsung Galaxy Gio (Froyo), and added an eighth home screen. Now hitting Settings->Edit makes the phone crash, as does minimizing (pinching) on any home screen - ...
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Keep the home launcher from being killed

I have a Motorola Milestone, and I've come to learn that it has a relatively low memory (runtime memory, not storage capacity). The problem that comes with this is that whenever too many apps want to ...
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Launcher without home screen?

Is there a launcher software for my Android device (in this case Galaxy S2) that doesn't have a home screen, but only the App drawer? If I can give example it would be an iOS; you unlock and you are ...
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Hide the Favorites Tray from a specific home screen

At the bottom of my main home screen, I have the Favorites Tray with the default icons (Call, Contacts, Messages and Menu). This Favorites Tray was only visible on my main home screen, but now it ...
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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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Missing “left screen” in my SGS1 . How can it be added?

I have stuff on the 7th screen and I've expected to be able to reach it on left swipe from homescreen, but it is not so. How can I configure it ? Does it require some non-default launcher?
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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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HTC Thunderbolt Killing the home app?

Something that has been extremely aggravating me recently is that my HTC Thunderbolt seems to be automatically killing the home app whenever it needs space in it's ram. I notice that this happens ...
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What happens to a running program when “home” button is pressed in Android phone?

One thing puzzles me. It looks like if I use some program on Android and press the "home" button I see the home screen and can rerun the program and see that program in the same state as it was before ...
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Very light overlay-ish home screen

Is there a homescreen that will basically pop up when I hit home, and I can go right back to what I was doing with the return softkey? It can require root, as I have that.
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How do I move multiple app icons at the same time?

I have an HTC Incredible running Miui with Go Launcher EX. Is it possible to move multiple icons at the same time?
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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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Home screen bottom bar buttons

I don't understand why the Android 2.3 SDK docs show the home screen dock as beeing this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Google_Nexus_S_smartphone.jpg And I have this, unchanged ...
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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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Can I lock desktop icons on X10 Mini Pro?

Is it possible to lock the icons & widgets (i.e. disable the long-press-to-move function) on the Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro? I saw this question - Lock widgets in place - but it seems i may need ...
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How to Sort shortcuts in a folder?

I have made many folders on home screen on froyo containing shortcuts of applications. Is there any way I can sort those shortcuts by names?
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iPhone-to-Android convert: how do I change the lock screen, set up 2-click speed dialing, etc.

I just left my iPhone 3G for a Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone. I am trying to recreate certain iPhone behaviors and am wondering if it's possible, and how. Android 2.3's default lock screen is ...
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ADWLauncher: Go straight to default screen instead of requiring a second “home” tap?

I have CM7 installed, and am using ADWLauncher which comes pre-installed. I know how to configure a "default" home screen, so that when I'm in ADWLauncher already, pressing "home" brings me to the ...
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Notifications widget

I keep disabling the notification's tab. Is there a widget that would show up my notifications on a widget on my homescreen?
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Droid X - is Blur home running when you use Launcher Pro?

Based on the process list in ATK, it appears that Blur home (including the widgets) are loaded and running - and can't be turned off in any way - when you are using Launcher Pro as your home ...
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How to get out of broken home screen replacement?

I was writing my own home screen replacement, and while trying it out on my ZTE Blade I got into a bit of trouble. I have hooked the HOME-button, and set my app as the default for it. Too late I ...
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How do you move an app shortcut between launcher screens?

So I have a few icons and folders on the leftmost launcher screen. I want to move them to the middle one. You'd think that you'd do it by dragging the icons to the dots on the lower left/ lower ...