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 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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Home screen icon for terminal program?

I'm using terminal-ide http://code.google.com/p/terminal-ide/ which is basically a terminal for android with all sorts of utilities. One is able to create bash scripts for example. Is there a way to ...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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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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Widgets appear to be entirely missing from my device

When I long press on the Home screen, I am offered a "Choose Wallpaper From" menu. Everything I've looked at says I should be able to add Widgets here also, but nope. Widgets are not automatically ...
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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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S5 unable to add additional homescreen

I'm trying to learn how to add an additional homescreen. According to docs I should be able to slide over to the right most screen, long press, and a 'ghost' homescreen with a big + sign would ...
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Prevent wallpaper to slide when sliding the home screen [duplicate]

My question is that when I slide my home screen, my background wallpaper also slides. Not giving me a complete view of full wallpaper on a particular screen. How to fix it?
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Add background/shade on app name

I would like to have a background appear around my app name, like in the image below. I have looked around quite a bit and have not been able to find anything to help me achieve this. Are there any ...
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Delete a homescreen on Motorola Moto G

I wondered how I could remove an empty homescreen on a Motorola Moto G with Android 4.4 (Kitkat).. I tried to de-zoom, like I used to do with my older android phone (galaxy S3), but it doesn't work. ...
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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 to set a lossless quality wallpaper?

I'm trying to set a .png file I had prepared myself as the wallpaper, but the thing apparently (as in EVIDENTLY) gets converted to a .jpg. It strikes me odd google.com has nothing on this issue, ...
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HomeScreen is blank, locked screen working

I have GT-P1000 (about 5 yrs back from Samsung shop). Upgraded to Gingerbread about 1 year ago. Two weeks back i rooted with last known config as - Firmware 2.3.3 Baseband P1000DDJP4 Kernel 2.6.35.7 ...
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Launcher without home screen, just app list that sorts by frequency of use

Is there anything available that would let me have a launcher that doesn't have the unnecessary home screen, just the app drawer, sorted by frequency of use? Notes: 1. Sorting by frequency of use ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" home screen wallpaper

My mum has just got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" and was trying to set a photo as the home screen page. She did this but all it displayed was the middle section of the photo missing out the two grid ...
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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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How to display Python script output on screen, similarly to Conky

I use Conky as a desktop monitoring software. I also use it to monitor stock prices and portfolio net worth through a Python script. Basically, I fetch the stock prices from Yahoo Finance using ...
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How to set the home screen sideways

Usually apps, settings etc. set automatically sideways when you turn your phone horizontal and if your "Screen rotation" is enabeld. But why does the home screen/ lockscreen does not set to ...
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Add a shortcut to a different home screen?

Is there a way that I can add a shortcut to another home screen? What I'm aiming for is having my primary home screen that includes a shortcut to various topical home screens where I can have both ...
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H500W Android 4.4.2 screen issues

I bought this phone off of DX.com and it only shows one screen. I cannot access any of the applications I have installed unless I go to settings, applications and run them from there. When I try to ...
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Cyclic App Screens?

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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Home screen icons don't stay where I put them

When I drag an app icon for some apps to the home screen, soon afterward the icon disappears from the home screen. What can I do to fix this behaviour so the icon stays where it's put? If it matters: ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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How do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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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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How to place an link of “application manager” on the home screen?

I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings. (Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in ...
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Cannot make home screen background a gallery picture

As the title says, I can only make the home screen background a default or animated (live screen?) wallpaper. I'm not using any third party launchers and I've already tried doing a soft reset and ...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / “exploding” home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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Removing the home screen number to have one more row of app shortcuts

Is there any way to remove the home screen "numbers", i.e. (red rectangle): and instead have one more row of app shortcuts? I am using a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.
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Change layout of software buttons on home screen

I have a China-branded tablet running Android 4.2. The tablet has the "new" Jellybean 4.2 home screen button layout where the software buttons are centered on the screen, rather than aligned left as ...
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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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Lightweight launcher…? [closed]

I HATE the Google Search Bar at the top of my home screen, I tried removing the Velvet folder in my file manager, cannot find the specific .apk file to remove just the white Google Search Bar, so I ...
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Nexus 6 defaults to Call screen upon unlock [duplicate]

Is the Nexus 6 supposed to default to the Call screen every time I unlock my phone? I get tired of unlocking my phone, and hitting the Home button every time. I want to unlock my phone and get the ...
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Limited home screen

I need to get a company tablet for operators to use at home to check some data while away from company. Since I don't trust them much, I would like to allow only a few apps to be ran on the android ...
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How can access on an android device be restricted to applications or widgets on the home screen only?

This is a rooted Nexus 7 with 4.4.4 (factory image from Google). I'd like to restrict access to anything that's not on one of the home screens. Apps and widgets on one the home screens should be ...
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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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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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How can you remove homescreens on the Nexus 7 (2013)

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) which comes with five homescreens, however I want to remove most of these but I'm unable to find an option to do so. Most of the sites I've looked on so far suggest simply ...
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How to have notifications show up on my app on desktop [duplicate]

I would like to know how to have notifications show up on all my icons on my Samsung galaxy s4 desktop, such as: Gmail, yahoo mail, Facebook. I would really like to see the number show up, for ...
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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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Enable rotation of stock home screen

How can I enable home screen rotation of Google Nexus 5(stock) with root enabled? I've found launcher.force_enable_rotation=true, but it doesn't worked... Anything similar for Google Nexus 5?
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Galaxy 4 - Remove widget from homescreen

I have a picture from my gallery in front of my wallpaper on my homescreen, it got there by accident while in my pocket. how can I get rid of this pic so all I see is my wallpaper? I've tried ...
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Error with rotation in Google Now Launcher

I have a Google Nexus 10, 16GB, with Android KitKat, v4.4.2. Yesterday I installed Google Now Launcher and when the launcher is rotated the wallpaper does not fit the screen properly in portrait mode. ...
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using a theme .zip file for my home screen

I was looking for customize my homescreen and found this screen attractive. I have already downloaded the zip file given there, but don't know how to use them. Please help.
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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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having problems with the home page S4

My S4 has been rooted 2 weeks ago,and today it locked up and I cannot do anything on it, cannot open settings, cannot receive phone calls, cannot send text messages. the home page is unresponsive, and ...
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Sometimes Apps on SDcard Not Available As Clickable Icons

I have an HTC Legend with Froyo 2.2. Occasionally it happens that after turning on the phone some icons on the home screen are not clickable, i.e. I only see the default icon as if I had uninstalled ...
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Is the Android desktop screen (on any version) a Dalvik executable?

I know that all Android apps, as far as I know, are compiled to Java bytecode, turned into dex code (for the Dalvik Virtual Machine), and then executed with respect to whatever ABI is compatible ...
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mobile homescreen lost

I have downloaded 2 icon packs for android. Now my phone don't work anymore. I am working with smart launcher. I can not even get in to settings or apps. My homescreen is black, but I can see on top ...