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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Custom Launcher that supports Google Now integration? [closed]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tablet forgets default launcher

I updated the firmware on my Transformer Infinity a couple weeks back. I had been using the Nova Launcher on it and ever since the update the tablet asks me which launcher I'd like to use every time I ...
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Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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Can't boot because of deleted com.android.launcher2

Stupid me deleted the com.android.launcher2 apk file (located in system/app) thinking that my tablet will boot with another launcher I installed and now it doesn't boot up (gets stuck in loading ...
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How do I make the apps/widgets view the default view?

I just got my first Android device (a tablet). I noticed there's two views. One with a wallpaper and some apps, and another view similar to Launchpad on the Mac (shown below): I want to get rid of ...
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How do I set a separate launcher as default?

I have a Huawei Y300 with Emotion UI. I want to change from the stock Huawei launcher to Holo Launcher. On launching Holo and pressing home, I do not get any options and am directly taken back to the ...
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Speed of Nova or alternative launchers?

I'm thinking of getting the GS4, but plan to use Nova Launcher. When using an alternate launcher, will this negate any slowness or lagging introduced by TouchWiz? Or is the damage done deeper in the ...
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How to display balloon counter over application launcher icon?

Is there a way display a "balloon counter" notification on top of an application launcher icon (like iOS)?
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Can the trebuchet launcher be installed on the stock ROM?

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 Can the trebuchet launcher be installed on the stock ROM? I can't find the app on Google Play. Where could I get this?
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Trebuchet: Disable/Hide Dock

Is there a way to disable the dock entirely on Trebuchet on CyanogenMod? I find that I always go to my main home screen before touching the app drawer out of habit, so I'd like to have that extra ...
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How to create Android themes

I would like to create a whole new theme for Android jelly bean but not sure where to start. I have rooted my phone and have poked around the file system a little but haven't really seen all that much ...
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Will an alternative launcher stop Galaxy S4 additions from working?

I want to customise my Galaxy S4 home screen and it seems Touchwiz will not allow me to change many options (like the quick launch icons etc). I was thinking of GO Launcher, but wish to know if the ...
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how to arrange icons in TSF Shell?

I'm using TSF Shell, which allows you to drag your application icons around in an overlapping manner. But how do I tell TSF Shell to automatically arrange my icons neatly in rows using a grid?
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What Effect Will Installing A Custom Launcher Have On MIUI V.5?

A friend installed the custom rom MIUI V.5, and is finding it a bit different to stock jelly bean. I told him to give it time to adjust, as i'm sure "its not that different". Rather than disposing of ...
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What is in Nova's Google folder?

I just installed Nova launcher on my Android phone. When I installed it it created a Google folder with all my Google Apps in it. I accidentally deleted, but I want it back. Can anyone tell me what ...
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How to fix a broken icon on an android phone

The icon is displayed as a grey icon name "Text Info" and an image of a small SD card on the bottom right of the the icon; when I try to launch it, it says: Application not installed. Have ...
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Do any launchers restore home screen widgets from Google backup?

Are there any custom/3rd-party launchers that, when you have Back up my data turned on in the Backup & reset settings, restore home screen widgets when a backup is restored? I know the stock one ...
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Use Samsung-type page swipe animation without installing launcher

I'm a new convert from iOS to Android. I really like the Samsung type animations when you swipe left or right from one home screen to another (i.e. the 3D box rotate). But I don't have a Samsung, ...
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Android launcher not working

Unfortunately the launcher has stopped working. I get this error again and and again with a just OK option to press, which I do, but after some time this error comes again. I have not downloaded any ...
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Why does Facebook Home not require any permission?

I recently tried Facebook Home on my HTC One X. It sucked! So I uninstalled it after few hours. But the thing is that it does not require any special permission. Actually no permissions were required ...
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Setting alarm on with a single click

I'm looking for a way to set an alarm on my android 4.0 phone with Nova Launcher with a single click. An ideal solution for me would be: I install an alarm clock app (if necessary), create alarms in ...
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How to migrate TwLauncher customization to another Launcher

How can I copy the home screen customization from Samsung's TwLauncher on a Galaxy S II running Android 4.0.3 to another Launcher such as Holo, Nova, GO or Apex. I tried Desk migrate as well as the ...
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App drawer icon gone from Cyanogenmod dock

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, running the latest CM10.1. I lost the app drawer icon on my Dock; I must have deleted it. The app drawer icon lets you go to the app list, and the widget list. How do I ...
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Is it safe to install Launchers for Android which require quite a few permissions?

I have HTC One X with Sense on it. Sense is a bit slow. So I installed Apex Launcher. It was fast but it required quite a few permissions so I uninstalled it. I looked at other Launchers in Google ...
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is it possible to install infobar launcher in other android phones?

I find the Au KDDI infobar launcher really cool, and i was wondering if is it available to download anywhere and if is it possible to install it on other phones like galaxy nexus or nexus 4? ...
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Looking for a launcher similar to Launchy, Synapse or Kupfer (with type to find and launch app feature)

When using a normal computer I like to use a launcher to quickly launch applications and perform other tasks. Examples of such launchers are Quicksilver, Launchy, Gnome-Do and Kupfer (which I ...
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setting a default launcher

Ok so I rooted my samsung galaxy note 10.1 today. I immediately bought the full version of adw launcher and installed it. Now I have a bit of experience with Android and launchers so I have tried all ...
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on grid view, when updating an app, this one is taken at the end of the grid

In the app drawer, when an application is updated, its icon goes to the last page, in the last free place... Is that normal? Is there a way to make the application stay where I put it? I mean, I sort ...
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Launcher App Slow

I installed an unofficial build of Cyanogenmod 10.1 from here on my Droid 4 and the launcher app runs really slow. When I scroll through the screens or scroll in the app drawer it lags very bad. ...
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Prerequisites of Installing New Launcher

First of all, consider me noob in this launcher thing, as I have never installed any launcher on my Samsung Galaxy S2. But now, I'm thinking to take a plunge and download one, but have no idea what ...
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Missing edit icon on Galaxy S launcher

I am trying to change the 4 icons that are along the bottom of the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S. All the answers I have looked at say 'press menu and then select edit', but I don't have an edit ...
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How to remove unneeded icons from the menu?

I have a Samsung i9220 with Android 4.1.1. How can I remove the unneeded icons from the android phones menu?
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How can one move the position of the application inside the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I arrange the applications on each page of my app drawer? When I click on the launcher icon (shown on the bottom right corner of the LCD screen as illustrated by ...
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Restore SMS icon in default home lancher?

My home screen used to look like this: As you can see there's a GoSMS icon (3rd from left). For some reason it went away after I reboot: Anyone knows how can I restore it? BTW i'm on Froyo 2.2 ...
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Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?

On iOS, "Reset Home Screen Layout" auto-arranges your application icons. Is there an equivalent for this on my Nexus 7 Android tablet? Right now my icons across several screens.
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How can I get acube effect app drawer on ICS or JB?

This is how my CM7 running phone looks like (although I got the screenshot from somewhere): Is there a similar effect launcher for ICS or JB?
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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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In ICS 4.0.3 using ADWLauncher EX, how can I make only three home screens instead of five?

I just upgraded my android phone to ICS. When I had Gingerbread (2.3), I remember the option to change the number of home screens. I also had ADW launcher in 2.3 before. Now I can't find the option in ...
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Adding an extra tab in the ICS Launcher

I'm on Android 4.0.4. When I open my launcher, I see two tabs — Apps and Widgets. I'd like to add a third tab for Games. Is this possible? Since I have quite a few games, I'd like to keep them ...
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I deleted my only launcher

I deleted my only launcher and now I cannot open settings to set to debug mode in order to use ADB or similar to install a new launcher. I can't open the Play store, can't open anything except those ...
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Is it possible to add home screens to a Sony Xperia?

I've an Xperia Mini/Pro. I would like to add another home screen. At the moment there are 5 different home screen. Is it possible to add more to the Xperia launcher ? I don't want to change launcher, ...
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v6 Supercharger with Multitask Manager and Tag Home Launchers

I would like to make both launchers Hard To Kill. Tag Home takes way too long to load from cold start because it has to load ~200 app tags from a database into memory. However, it only occupies 8MB ...
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What launchers support Tasker's Go Home to a paticular page?

Tasker's Go Home action has a slider that lets you select which page of your launcher will be displayed. Trouble is, the launcher has to be written to support this feature (specifically, it needs to ...
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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only ...