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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Getting rid of the Google Search bar in home screen? (stock Android 5.1.1)

I've got a Nexus 5, freshly factory reset, with stock Android 5.1.1. When searching around how to disable the Google Search bar on the Home screen, all solutions I find recommend to go Settings→Apps→...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 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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Lower Menu shortcuts disappeared

I use a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 model phone with latest version of Gingerbread on it. I recently started to experience this problem. The shortcut menus on the lower bar have some how disappeared. ...
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unfortunately home screen has stopped

I'm user of huawei G610.since last 3days I'm having an issue that whenever I power On my phone it shows a message that Unfortunately huawei home has stopped.I have already reset my phone. So kindly ...
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Organizing apps not in folders

This is a bit hard to explain.. I like having my apps categorized at the home screen (games, Google apps etc.) but I don't like how folders do it. Placing apps in folders makes them too small to see ...
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No app icons on home screen for newly installed apps in Galaxy Tab S 10.5

My Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Android 4.4.2 is not creating app icons for newly installed apps, I have checked the settings in Play Store, and they are correct. What's wrong, and how do I ...
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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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App folders on homescreen being removed automatically when a new app is installed

I have HTC Desire 820 running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I have folders with favorite apps on the home screen. But whenever a new app is installed, all those folders disappeared, and the home screen ...
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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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Facebook icon randomly changes size on homescreen

The facebook icon on the homescreen of my android tablet, version 4.2.2, keeps randomly changing size. Sometimes it's the same size as other icons, sometimes it appears much smaller than the rest, ...
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Reduce number of home screens to 1

The solution from this page: http://android.stackexchange.com/a/30484/43575 doesn't seem to work in Android 4.3 There's no home.apk. I found a Launcher2.apk file but it doesn't contain any integer....
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how to make Google cards always appear?

I really like the Google card thinghies but I don't like that they disappear. Is there any way to force them to stay on the home screen as widgets? I want the weather and the currency exchange one ...
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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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Homescreen appears to be on while it's off

I know it sounds weird, but when I turn off the screen using the power button I have the feeling that it doesn't turn off completely. I'll try to explain why. I press the power button, the home-...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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How do I label a page of the Galaxy S4 home screen?

The GS4 allows you to have multiple pages of the home screen. I'd like to use this as a kind of full-screen, more accessible folder (e.g. a "Utilities" page). How do I put a text label ("Utilities") ...
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How could I set the number of Android original desktops?

Android has 5 original desktop on my phone, I couldn't delete one of them. How could I set the number of desktop?
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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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How to remove “Recent apps” when pressing Home?

When pressing "Home" button on my Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (Android 4.2.2, not rooted), I always get this "Recent apps" view, which I don't want. How to have the real home instead (i.e. desktop with ...
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Different lock and homescreen wallpapers on O+ 8.6?

I have O+ 8.6 running Android 4.0 ICS. Everytime I change the wallpaper, both lock and homescreen will have the same wallpapers, it doesn't give me choices if I wanted to use it as a lock or ...
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Disable homescreen auto rotation on rooted stock Xperia Z2?

My rooted Xperia Z2 has the latest stock firmware(23.4.A.1.232) and the Xposed framework. I don't know how or where, but now the homescreen also rotates when tilting the phone and I've not found any ...
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How to set default home screen on Android 4.4.4

I am using AOKP with Android 4.4.4. I figured out how to add additional home screens, but I can only add them to the right, and the default home screen (the one that I get taken to when I press the "...
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How to access home screen settings with Galaxy S5 Neo?

I just bought the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo that has Android 5.1.1 as the default OS OOTB. First thing I noticed is that the home screen transition effects are gone (3D rotation/card stack) so I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Blank home screen (all black)

I brought a second hand Samsung galaxy S6 which had been factory reset. I turned it on, set up the device for first time and it took me to the home screen where there is no icons or anything, it's ...
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Is it possible to lock the homescreen from apps moving

Is it possible to lock apps into place on the home screen? My finger keeps moving them from all over the place.
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Removing Icons from home screen version 2.3.3

I have 3 Viber icons and 2 message icons on my home screen and can't get rid of them - one of each would be fine! I can't find a trash can to drag them to. My phone is a Huawei.
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Disabling long press on empty area of home screen

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted). If I long press in an empty area on my home screen, it automatically opens the widget which allows me to add/remove apps/widgets on the home ...
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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 (...