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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
13 views

Launcher showing all applications [closed]

I am looking for any launcher that shows all applications I have installed on the homescreens and not having separate button to do it. It should support searching and rearranging it. It doesn't even ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Losing icons of apps on SD - Lollipop

My phone is running internal storage and cannot install any more apps. So I think I can move some apps to SD. I even used this trick to moves those non-movable apps to SD. The problem so far is if I ...
0
votes
4answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Power Control widget not accessible in non-stock launchers

On my new Android 4.4.2 phone, the stock (or seemingly stock) Power Control widget does not appear on non-stock launchers, it is simply not in the list of widgets available to add, even the Google Now ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

How to stop repeated requests to install an app?

I'm getting the same message or rather, a notification, several times daily, a request to install an app (Zero Launcher, specifically) and it doesn't seem to stop. It's starting to feel like ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

How to recover an Android phone if the Launcher has been mistakenly quarantined?

I am using an Android phone with Root access. I have an app called App Quarantine ROOT/FREEZE, which can freeze or quarantine unwanted apps in Android. I mistakenly use this app to quarantine the ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How To Edit TwLauncher lnk path/application/label

How does one edit TwLauncher home-screen shortcuts (lnk) internal information (NOT JUST ICON) to change application/path/title-text?; Where is the homescreem layout/presentation/shortcut information ...
0
votes
0answers
802 views

Android Lollipop Google Now Launcher is not fully transparent

As seen in the screenshot, google now launcher status bar is not fully transparent. It has shadows in my phone. (Moto G XT1032, Lollipop 5.0.1) Screenshot 1 But the official screenshots does not ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

Accidentally renamed APK file of default launcher

Yesterday, I was exploring my phone's system files and I accidentally renamed apk file of launcher when I was exploring /system/app folder. It renamed to "Launcher2.ap" but I absolutely know it's ...
0
votes
0answers
196 views

Phone keeps saying Unfortunately, launcher has stopped

My Coolpad Arise keeps popping up a looped error message that says 'Unfortunately, launcher has stopped.' and then it won't let me do anything. I tried factory reset, I tried clearing cache partition, ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Link2sd remove shortcuts on my desktop on each reboot

This is a problem that bother me a lot .I installed link2sd on my phone and I've moved lots of applications to SD card. I created a partition on my SD card and move my apps to this partition via ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Will the TSF Shell Launcher run smoothly on Android 5.0?

I am currently using the TSF Shell Launcher on LG G2 and really enjoy it. There are some great features that I am looking forward to on the Android 5.0 update, but I may be a little hesitant to ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Android Lollipop's notification bar is not transparent in Nexus 4

I had updated my Nexus 4 with Android 5.0 OTA update last week. I observed that the notification bar is not transparent. I see some reviews of Android Lollipop (Nexus 4) in YouTube and as I remembered ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Is there a way to hide the ugly SIM Tool Kit icon from the launcher?

The SIM Tool Kit icon is ugly and app is one that I never used. Unfortunately, I've read that it is one of those system apps that cannot be removed so I'd like to simply hide the icon from my ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Is there any app that counts the times that other apps are started? [duplicate]

Like many launchers do, I want an app that makes a ranking of most popular apps, but not based on time used, but on times that I star them, ie by frequency. I don't want to change my launcher, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
362 views

Impact of removing the launcher from Android device

I have two Samsung rooted devices and I'm thinking of removing the TouchWiz. What would be the implications of leaving the device without a Launcher? If I install a new app that acts as Home/Launcher ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

android default launcher 4.3 extreamly buggy. HELP!

I have a karbonn titanium s1 plus and a lot of times, the names of shortcuts like firefox is like ..ox And when I search the contacts the name and number is also like in dots. Even the gallery and ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Launcher stops working when scrolling through widgets

I'm using Android 4.4.2 on a 2013 Moto X. Every time I scroll through my apps and then to my widgets, the launcher stops and gives me the message: Unfortunately launcher has stopped I tried ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Not able to use Google Now through mobile network

My device OS is KitKat 4.4.4 and I just installed Google Now and set as default launcher. Because of I live in Turkey and Google Now is not supported here officially; I set my input language as ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

All app icons not showing up in my home screen

I have a Spice Mi-429 which I bought a few days ago. Since I was not an android user before buying this phone, I am unable to understand some features of the phone. This phone is Android Kitkat 4.4, ...
0
votes
2answers
969 views

Will launcher dry the battery quickly?

I like to install doldol launcher will it dry battery quickly? or maintain battery backup normal like default launcher?
0
votes
5answers
1k views

Is it safe to use launchers?

I am new to android OS.I recently purchased nexus 5 and came to know about several launchers.They are just mind blowing experience.But one of my friends suggested me not to use launchers as they ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Why do launchers not support all widgets?

Why is it, that when you attempt to add widgets to two different launchers on the same device, that each launcher seems to present a different list of available widgets? There are always some widgets ...
-2
votes
2answers
94 views

What missing libraries would cause ADW and Launcher 3 to fail to start?

I'm trying to install ADW or Launcher3(or really any other launcher) on a device Whenever I start ADW or Laucncher3 from am it just keeps looping back to 'Complete action using' regardless if you ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Change which AppDrawer is started (Google Now Launcher)

I've recently installed Beautiful Drawer because I would like to categorize my Apps in the Drawer. I'm using a Nexus 5 with Kitkat and the default Google Now launcher. My phone is not rooted. Is it ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

App is not installed using icon pack

I just installed Lumos icon pack. In atom launcher I select an application and select "Select and resize image" (translations can be approximate). Then I can choose a picture in ES File Manager, in ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Details of Android application launch/startup

I wanted to know what happens internally in the operating system when an android application starts. By start I mean that when user taps on the app icon on the phone's homescreen. Please help me ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Is it possible to remove text from under the icons on the home screen?

I'm familiar with all the icons on my home screen. I think it would look better, at least to me, if the text from under those icons is gone. Is this possible? I'm willing to root my device for this, ...
0
votes
1answer
325 views

Add shortcuts to home button long press menu

Is there a way to add app launchers to the stock android's home button long press menu? I know you're able to do this in CM, but there must be some Xposed module, right?
1
vote
0answers
93 views

Smart Launcher - How do i change icon of an application on home screen

Smart launcher used to let me change icon of application shortcuts that are on home screen individually, by long pressing a shortcut. Now it doesnt work anymore. How can i do that?
0
votes
1answer
382 views

Icons are very pixelated with some icon packs

I'm using Aviate at the moment and was trying to apply a new icon pack. While some packs are fine, most are awfully pixelated on my phone. In the following screenshots, the top screen is my 3.5' phone ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

How can I hide from the menu the apps that I have in the launcher?

When I navigate the menu, it's because I want to access apps that are not in my launcher. Is there some app out there that makes the apps that you have in your launcher disappear from the menu?
0
votes
1answer
385 views

How can I manage “desktop” icons

I want to remove all the icons on the desktop, (and also in the bottom bar) and place new ones via ADB. My script already removes all the apps, but icons/shortcuts remanin there! Is there any command ...
0
votes
0answers
224 views

Third party launchers keep crashing

Whenever I try to add widgets to my homescreen using any third party launcher like Buzz Launcher, Nova Launcher, etc. the launcher crashes immediately and I get an error message from the system saying ...
0
votes
1answer
228 views

Android 4.4 default button restoration? [duplicate]

Android 4.4 comes with an app button in the bottom panel. If it gets deleted, how do I get it back?
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Apps don't launch in a separate “window”

When, for example, I am in the Gmail app reading an email with a link to a movie on IMDB, and I touch the link to open it, the IMDB app launches and displays the correct thing, BUT the IMDB doesn't ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
9k views

App icons disappear from home screen on app update

Ever since I got my Nexus 5, I've notice that apps sometimes disappear from the launcher for no reason. This seems to correspond to that app being updated, although it doesn't always happen to every ...
3
votes
11answers
9k views

Custom Launcher that supports Google Now integration? [on hold]

I just upgraded to a Nexus 5 and am setting up my launcher + icons. Right now I'm using Nova Launcher, and a like a lot of things about it, but it's lacking in Google Now integration. Two things in ...
0
votes
2answers
781 views

Lock screen launch bar not launching app, shows different icon too

This is an HTC One with Android 4.3 and Nova Launcher Prime (This may be a Nova issue, not sure yet) Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here is the pictures: Dragging an icon "up" from the lock ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

KitKat “new” Launcher - non English (US) language

I have a Nexus 4. It was updated to KitKat last night. From what I've gathered from the reviews, I should have a new Launcher. But my phone is still using the old one. Does anyone know if the ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

I can't find launcher on my apps

I cant find it in the drawer. I've been experiencing errors and I've found the solution. Problem is, my launcher is missing and I cant clear the data because I can't find it.
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Android forgetting default launcher every few minutes

Starting last week, my HTC One running ARHD 31.5 keeps forgetting the default launcher. Every few minutes, it will forget the setting and ask me for a launcher when I hit the home button. So far, I ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Are launchers as stable and safe to use as stock software?

My main concern is that I do not want to modify my Android so that it becomes less stable than it currently is. If my understanding is correct launchers like Buzz Launcher or GO Launcher ...
1
vote
2answers
305 views

Move Google Now screen in 4.4 (KitKat)

Is it possible to move the location of the new "Google Now Screen" in KitKat? The screen is typically left of the home screen. What I want to achieve is, that it moves 1 screen further left, giving ...