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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to remove this sliding app section?

A couple of weeks ago a sliding app section appeared on my home-screen. I have no idea how it got there, and no clue on how to disable/remove it. I tried all I could on the homescreen, to no luck. ...
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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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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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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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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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Nexus 7 , Android Ver. 4.2.2, Locking icons down on home screen

We have a set of 30 Nexus 7's that are checked out by students who constantly delete/move/add icons on the home screen. We would like to lock the home screen icons so that they cannot be deleted/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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? The ...
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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 determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...