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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Change app opening animation

I want to know if there is an app that can change app opening and closing animation like Nova Luancher, but works with other launchers. If there's not, how would you change app animations in Java? If ...
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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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Launcher loading error HTC Desire 620G

Having a problem with my android phone HTC Desire 620G, its appearing launcher loading while am trying to connect internet and automatically start downloading and installing apps. When launcher ...
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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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How do I modify “%4.1f°” to show Fahrenheit instead of Celsius?

I'm using Total Launcher, from the makers of ssLauncher. It has a weather widget that uses openweathermap.org. 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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Restricted-access demo tablet, custom launcher

Hi friends– My boss has tasked me with setting up an Android tablet to be used as a "kiosk" in a retail store. At this kiosk, there's the tablet, which is connected to a large display, and this is all ...
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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 ...
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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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How to bind an app shortcut to a key

I have a phone with a physicial key that allow to launch any user defined app. Apps can be changed from settings. I would like to launch app organizer's stared app list by using this key. App list is ...
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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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Dynamic launcher with Tasker?

I'd like to use Tasker to switch my launcher: when I'm at work I need certain apps to be easily available, while when I'm home I want Nova launcher with all my apps. How can I do that? Thanks.
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How to reorder, add or delete home screens in the native Droid Maxx launcher?

When booting up the Droid Maxx and not using a custom launcher, there are five swipe screens by defualt. Is there a way to reorder, add or delete screens? Usual two finger pinching or twirling has no ...
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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 add more than three rows of app icons on the home page of Aviate Launcher?

I installed Yahoo Aviate Luancher on my Android phone. How to add more than three rows of app icons on the home page?
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Google Now Stopped Working

Recently the Google Now Launcher stopped working. I had all the cards set up and working fine. Not sure why but Google now stopped working. I get an edit telling me " can't load search results" I also ...
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Launcher3 isn't responding error on Android 4.4.2

I am constantly getting an error on my Xolo q1010i (Android 4.4.2) saying "Launcher3 isn't responding". It gives me two options: "Wait" and "Close". It appears when I try to open an application, but ...
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How do I go back to my original settings after installing Hola Launcher?

I just installed Hola Launcher on my HTC One m8 and it changed everything from my display to content settings. I would like to switch back to exactly how my phone settings were before installing Hola ...
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Why aren't some launchers compatible with some devices?

I was reading the reviews of the Google Now Launcher where they have stated that after installing the launcher the device has audio issues. I did not understand how can a launcher affect the ...
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Very Urgent!! How do I find the exact time when Facebook app was updated?

I am using a Huawei P6 Ascend running on Android 4.4.2 (Cheetah Launcher). Yesterday I noticed that the Facebook app icon is missing from the app dock (or whatever its name is). Nobody used the phone ...
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Icon pointing to app upgraded through Play Store no longer works. What's up with that?

Sometimes when an app is upgraded through the Play Store, the icon for it in the launcher no longer points to the app. Other times, it works fine. What's up with that? Seems totally random for ...
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How to change launcher application on cyanogenmod 11?

I've updated my Cyanogenmod 11, and I found that the Google experience launcher is not available anymore. Instead I'm forced to use trebuchet (or something like that) with the option to have the ...
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cannot open google now

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus(GT-I9105) with rooted stock android 4.1.2. So I thought of replacing touchwiz with Google Now Launcher. So, I installed Google Now from Play store. When I try to open ...
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phone doesn't boot after installing launcher

I just installed Turbo Launcher on my android device. When i activated it, my screen was black. I couldn't do anything. I thought rebooting could fix it, so i rebooted my phone. But... my phone ...
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Android unit without gravity sensor gets stuck with screen rotated

I have an Android unit which does not contain a gravity sensor. It should always be in Landscape mode, but when I open certain apps they force screen rotation to Portrait mode. After I go back to the ...