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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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 ...
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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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How can I tap once on my home screen and start composing an email to a specified contact?

I'm looking for a widget, shortcut, etc. that will let me tap it once and the next screen I see if the compose email screen for someone. For example, if I have a contact Joe whose email is ...
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How to remove data usage from droid 2 welcome screen?

By mistake I checked data usage from android widgets, and now its in my droid 2 welcome screen. How can I remove it from the welcome screen?
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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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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How can I retrieve home screen icons after I delete them?

I accidentally put all my wifi/gprs/etc icons in the trash can. How can I retrieve them? I'm using Android 2.1.
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Homescreen is blank on 2.2 Droid

I have a Motorola Droid on Verizon, and a lot of times when I unlock it, my homescreen will be blank; no icons, no widgets. Nothing in my app tray, either. I have to wait for about a minute for ...
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How do I copy pictures onto a folder on the home screen?

I have some pictures that I want to copy to a folder on the home screen, but I can't see any way to do that. The home screen isn't a directory like all the others, so I can't copy files there. Is ...
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why do some apps not appear when adding app to home screen?

I have HTC Desire HD. I want to add an app (ColorNotes) to the home screen to quickly launch it. But when I try to add it, it is not in the Apps list. Is there a way to add it?
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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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What is the Practical difference between the Home screen and the Launcher screen?

It seems that on my Nexus One, the home screen and launcher screen essentially serve the same purpose: Host application icons, allowing you to launch them. Are there any other differences, other than ...
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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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HTC WildFire Home Screen

Couple of weeks back I purchased HTC-WildFire. I did not find a way to change my default home screen. Is it possible to change my default home screen with my own custom screen. If it is possible I ...
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How to remove home-screens on a Vodafone 845?

Good day, after playing around with the Vodafone 845 (Android 2.1) icons positions I ended up with additional empty home-screens (or are they desktops, not sure for the term). What is the proper way ...
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What are the differences between: LauncherPro “Keep in memory” and “Lock home in memory.”

LauncherPro has an option for "Keep in memory". CyanogenMod settings has an option for "Lock home in memory". How do these work? Do they conflict with each other? What problems might they cause? ...
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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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Why does the home screen stay empty (no application icons/no widgets) sometimes?

I have a Motorola Milestone, and sometimes when I press Home to go back to the Home Screen, the screen shows no application icons, no widgets. It simply stays blank, with the wallpaper on background. ...
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How can I replace HTC Sense?

I saw not using HTC Sense as a power-saving tip on another question, but I just wanted to know what the easiest way to replace HTC Sense is and what it requires me to do? Do I lose all my widgets too ...
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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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How can I force the Sense UI home screen on my Evo to landscape?

I have an Evo running with very default settings. How can I force the home screen (Which I believe to be running Sense UI if I'm not confused) to be in landscape format. I use my kickstand all the ...
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What is the default resolution of a wallpaper that fits the homescreen exactly in an Android phone?

On an Android phone the wallpaper spans across all of the home screens. So what size should pictures be to fit properly as custom wallpapers?
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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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How do I change the home screen's Email icon to go to GMail instead of the default Email app on the Samsung Galaxy S?

On the bottom of the home screen there is an icon for EMail. I don't ever want to use the default Email app. I only use GMail and would rather use the Google GMail app. How do I change where the icon ...
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Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?

Its all in the title, but again for clairity: Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?