The launcher consists of the home screen and the app menu. As the name suggests, a launcher is the component responsible for launching apps. You can easily exchange the launcher of your android phone with another.

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com.android.phone and settings has stopped working

Assalam-0-Alaikum, I have Qmobile M95 running android kitkat 4.4. Last night i installed the game "Basketball stars" game. i had played it for some time and closed it. Early morning i got up and i saw ...
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Add app shortcut to homescreen in Lenovo A7000

I have Lenovo A7000 with Android 5.0 I've accidentally removed Chrome shortcut from my homescreen. How can I put it back? I don't mean shortcut to a certain webpage, I really mean just shortcut for ...
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How to set home launcher in Android N

I could not find the way to set/change the default launcher in Android N (Nexus 6P). I think it is not there. Any help?
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Original stock launcher pops up when apps are updated or installed, very annoying

This problem is very irritating and I can't find any advice on how to solve it. I have nova launcher installed, I was previously using google now but tried nova to see if it would stop the problem, it ...
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Why aren't my app icons showing up after installed?

I have Moto X Style phone having Android 6.0. Today I installed "Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52" app on my phone, but I am not able to open this app because there is no app launcher icon in the ...
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Pin application fullscreen, and allow call other apps(kiosk mode like)

Is there a way, or there exists a launcher that could lock an Application to fullscreen, and create a whitelist of allowed apps that this app could "chain"? Example. I'll lock my app and an end user ...
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Switch Launchers when Powering on and Powering off

So I have the BLU Advance 5.0 and its doesn't have a lot a storage only 4GB but 2GB are filled with other pre-installed stuff... And I moved all my application data to the SD card and, before the ...
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What happens if you manually remove every launcher from your phone?

Someone on G+ is asking for help, claiming they accidentally uninstalled every launcher from their phone. He said his phone is stuck at the "company logo" when he turns his phone on (sounds like a ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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Custom (or native Android 5) Notification Center on Android 5 device with ZenUI

My ZenPad S 8.0 comes with Android 5.0 and ZenUI launcher on top of it. I can replace the launcher and desktop environment with something like Nova Launcher that feels more native, but when it comes ...
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How do I enable a keyboard OTHER than Google Keyboard via ADB?

I have got 2 keyboards in my phone: Google Keyboard and AnySoftKeyboard. Google Keyboard is my primary keyboard. I want to enable AnySoftKeyboard as my primary keyboard via ADB (I use ADB because the '...
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How to set a really wide home screen that scrolls

How do I set a really wide home screen as the home screen that as you swipe from page to page the background scrolls with it. I swear it used to do this or I'm imagining it did. Samsung Galaxy S6, ...
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Can't add shortcuts to home page on galaxy s4

Yesterday I upgraded my Galaxy s4 from KitKat to lollipop and since then I can't have shortcuts on my home page. By that I mean every time I create one at first everything is good but then a little ...
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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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Disable Touchwiz launcher on a rooted Samsung Device

I used Samsung Tabs 3 and 4 for a product and have been searching for ways to disable permanently the Launcher of Samsung's Touchwiz application (leave the rest as it is). I've found only two ...
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How to determine what is 'crashing'

I have a new P8 (not the lite) and have put on the MS Arrow Launcher and the Next lock screen app The problem is something is "crashing" but I can't tell what (at least, I'm assuming the launcher or ...
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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Strange icons artefact on app launcher

I have QMobile Noir LT250 running Android KitKat. As you can see on the image, two applications have strange icons. I have uninstalled one app and reinstalled it again, but it didn't solve it. I have ...
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How can I set the EqualEyes Accessibility app as the launcher?

I've installed EqualEyes Accessibility on my device. I can open it in the normal fashion by tapping on the app icon. I have two queries related to this app: How can I use EqualEyes Accessibility ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 on Android 5.1 Lollipop. I found Google Now in settings and I decided to check what is it. Now settings interface has changed and I don't know how can I replace Google Now ...
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Nova Launcher -Google problem

I have a problem with Nova Launcher. When I go to Google and press "home" , it always asks me to choose between launchers. This happens only when I use Google, it's really annoying. Model: Alcatel ...
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How can I exit “Quick Mode” on Acer Liquid smart phone?

The Acer Liquid 630 received a Lollipop update in December. I accidentally launched Quick Mode and now I am not able to exit. If I choose to end QM, the phone asks for confirmation but stays in Quick ...
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Black status bar icon on Marshmallow making it unreadable on dark wallpaper

Even though the title enunciates the problem, the question is about a solution or workaround to this behaviour. As I have found, Marshmallow normally colors the status bar icons (Wi-Fi, Battery, ...
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Problem in turning on a phone without any launcher?

The only launcher of my phone which is a note 3 samsung china version was deleted and now it is turn off, how can I do with it?
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Facebook Messenger Chat Shortcuts Losing Names/Faces

Facebook Messenger has a cool feature to save a chat group as a shortcut on the Android launcher. When you create it, the icon is a combination of profile pics from the friends you're speaking with ...
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Swipe from the side to activate a widget overlay?

Have looked in various places, googled, looked on the play store, etc., but so far I've been unable to find an app or other way to do what I'm looking for, which I'll describe here: I've been using ...
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How to delete Hola launcher on Intex phone?

I can't delete Hola launcher on my Intex smartphone. Once I deleted it from app setting, after some time it's automatically installed again. Another launcher named Launcher3 is on my phone with same ...
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How to not be asked every time whether to use TouchWiz Home or TouchWiz Easy Home?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2), as soon as I reboot the phone and enter my password to unlock the screen I get the following dialog box, asking me which home screen app I want to ...
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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

I can read on various news websites that in Android 6 Marshmallow, it is possible to rotate the screen on the launcher. I can't find any setting about this on my Nexus 5 and when I activate automatic ...
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Kindle Fire - Set 3rd Party Launchers' Wallpaper

I've had this issue for a while now. I've rooted my Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, installed a boot animation, a custom font, and made everything the way i want it. But, when I go and switch over to Apex ...
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How to change home button functionality?

I have an Android 4.4.2 unit that has a custom application that needs to be launched on boot and when the user presses the home button. As it stands now, I can press the home button and get a list of ...
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Recent apps window doesn't show up when using Google Now Launcher but works well for stock launcher

I have a Oppo Find 7 phone running Lollipop. Since I don't really like ColorOS launcher, I decided to download Google Now Launcher from Play Store and set it as default launcher. It works perfectly, ...
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Moto X app screen suddenly scrolls vertically

My Moto X, for as long as I've had it, has had the classic panes of apps in the all apps section (where you can just swipe horizontally to browse through the apps). However, now I have a vertical ...
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Alphabetical app list on xperia Z1 compact

An earlier Lollipop ROM on my Xperia Z1 compact had the option to sort the apps alphabetically in a very nice way: Apps were put in a matrix with one row per letter, and the apps sorted alphabetically ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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OTA update limitations with custom ROM?

I want to do some experimenting with an Android TV stick and want to ask some questions beforehand -- that I couldn't find answers to already here on SO. Any advice is appreciated! Is it possible ...
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How to remove the Google Now search bar from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has a useless and space-wasting Google Now search bar: QUESTION: How can I remove the Google bar? My rooted Nexus 5 runs stock Android 5.1.1, and I would rather get rid of Google Now if ...
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Is my phone beyond saving?

I'm almost at wit's end here, now that I have to resort asking the internet on how to fix my blunder. Context: I rooted my Lenovo A5000 and used the app KingRoot to delete some of the bloatware that ...
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Change temperature unit on Total Launcher

I'm using Total Launcher, from the makers of ssLauncher. It has a weather widget that uses OpenWeatherMap. The default string is %4.1f° and the widget shows Celsius. I tried every letter in the ...
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How do I install an OEM's launcher in my device?

I can easily install launchers available in the market like Nova launcher and others but not the launchers made by many OEMs (e.g. TouchWiz, Optimus UI, Xperia UI, Sense UI, Emotion UI by Huawei, MIUI ...
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My launcher got deleted. I can't turn debugging on neither can I turn on the bluetooth. What to do?

I am using Lenovo A7000. I was facing some problems related to the touch in my phone, so I did a factory reset without backing up the data. But because of this my only launcher also got deleted. I ...
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How to turn on app notification badges in Aviate launcher?

I have a Galaxy S3, and I just installed the Aviate launcher. For the most part, I really like it, but I have one quibble - I can't work out how to turn on app notification badges. I've found this ...
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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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Change app sub-menu/folder style to iPhone-style

On the "desktop" of my phone, I can move my apps into folders together by dragging one on top of the other. However, as opposed to the iPhone (where they form a reduced-sized grid), the apps gets ...
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Determine which app owns an icon on my home screen

Related: How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen? I read that one of the answers suggests installing TrustGo Ad ...
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

I have latest version of Bluestacks emulator(v 0.9.25.5401) installed on my Windows PC 64bit. I installed Google Now laucher from the playstore in the bluestacks. And after installing the launcher it ...
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unfortunately settings has stopped when adding widgets to nova launcher

I have a problem with my launchers. Every time I try to add a widget in my Nova launcher it says Unfortunately settings has stopped. Not just Nova launcher, but I have this problem with every launcher....
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Clicking Android's Back button launches a previously running app

Sometimes, when users click Android's Back button to exit an app, the app exits, but a previously loaded app will suddenly start running (even though the user launched the current app directly from ...
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How to launch apps from terminal

In linux I like to launch the applications from the terminal. Most of the time it is the fast way to launch apps especially on repeated use. In android there are good launcher like Fast app search ...
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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 ...