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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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 ...
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Holo on HTC Vivid

I recently got an HTC Vivid from AT&T. It came preinstalled with the Android 4.0 update that some HTC phones got, along with HTC Sense 3.6 as the default launcher. Now I read about Google's ...
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Will my Kindle Fire still work the same with GO Launcher?

I was thinking of getting GO Launcher on my Kindle Fire, since I want a new look on my Fire. But, I don't want to change it's defaults programs and functionality. If I get GO Launcher, will I still ...
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“Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped” error after 4.0.4 OTA Upgrade

This morning, I received the Android 4.0.4 Over The Air upgrade. After my phone rebooted, I saw the following error: Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped. [Report] [OK] If I pressed OK, I ...
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GO Launcher EX: widget lost after reboot

Whenever I reboot, widget get lost in GO Launcher EX. how can I fix this? NB: the widget is on the internal memory
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To add widgets from the app drawer, launchers need to be installed in /system. Why?

ICS' stock launcher, Apex, Nova and Trebuchet all support adding widgets by dragging them from the app drawer. However they can only do this if they are installed as a system app. One of them - I ...
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How can I replace the apps in the SGSII's stock launcher dock?

When I turn on my Galaxy S2, on the very bottom, there are the default icons for "phone", "email", "web", and "applications". On the Galaxy Tab (running Android 3.2), if I want to free up any of those ...
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Which downloadable launchers are based on the ICS stock launcher? [closed]

After upgrading to ICS, I'd like to use either the stock ICS launcher or an improved version based on it. What are my options?
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Are there any other launchers that display a folder's contents instead of the generic icon?

The Xperia Neo V stock launcher displays a 2x2 grid containing the first 4 apps that a folder contains instead of a simple icon. Is there any other launcher that does this or something similar?
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ICS App Drawers, how to give them a name?

I own a Samsung Nexus S and Yesterday I was able to upgrade to Android 4.0.4. When I upgraded, I saw that Google had created an app drawer full of Google apps, and it has the Word Google underneath ...
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How can I install the vanilla Gingerbread launcher?

Is there any way for me to install Gingerbread's vanilla launcher application? So far, I prefer the "stock" Sony Ericsson launcher but I do want to know what the actual Gingerbread launcher is like.
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What is launcher.ebproductions.android.launcher?

I've just removed GO Launcher and now when I click the home button I get offered a choice of two different Launcher com.android.launcher and launcher.ebproductions.android.launcher What is the ...
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Switching to TouchNooter home from Stock Home

So I have just rooted my Nook with TouchNooter. When I press the home button it asked me which I want to set as the default GO Launcher or Home. I chose Home as the default. Now, I can't figure out ...
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How to rename catalog of ADW Launcher EX?

In Setup Catalog option, I can only choose apps, but can't rename the catalog. Is there any way to rename a catalog?
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Rooting and unrooting Apex Launcher

I read the ApexLauncher FAQ and there is this line: Move the APK file to the /system/app directory manually. Make sure you set the file permission properly. Please reboot your device if the ...
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How can I set a new app as my default launcher on a Galaxy Ace?

I downloaded a launcher app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace (iPhone Locker; actually its a locker app but it pretends to be a launcher). Now when I press the Home button, the list of launcher apps pops up. ...
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How can I arrange the applications on each page of my app drawer?

I have recently bought a Samsung ACE S5830 smartphone and downloaded several applications like astrology, live wallpapers, games, and some daily usage applications. When I open my application drawer, ...
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Is there a free android app which can launch apps on a successful wifi connection?

Is there a free android aplication which can launch other pre-selected apps when it detects a successful wifi connection? Bonus, if it can kill the apps when the wifi connection is gone. I know ...
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Keep the home launcher from being killed

I have a Motorola Milestone, and I've come to learn that it has a relatively low memory (runtime memory, not storage capacity). The problem that comes with this is that whenever too many apps want to ...
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Why do single apps override launcher setting to not show statusbar and how to avoid this?

Using GO LAUNCHER EX I disabled statusbar, but when starting Firefox the statusbar shows up again, dolpin hd doesn't csuse this behavior. Is there any hack or app to generally not show the statusbar?
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How can I switch launchers on the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more I am trying to switch launchers on my new Samsung ...
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Do all android phones have to reload their home screen?

I have had my EVO 4G for coming on 2 years. Lately it has developed this ever so annoying habit of reloading the home screen for 60 seconds any time I return from a memory intensive app such as the ...
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Launcher without home screen?

Is there a launcher software for my Android device (in this case Galaxy S2) that doesn't have a home screen, but only the App drawer? If I can give example it would be an iOS; you unlock and you are ...
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Is there a Palm OS-style launcher (placing apps in categories)? [closed]

I am interested in a launcher/home screen application which behaves like the classic Palm OS (not WebOS) launcher. Specifically, every installed application is in exactly one category, and you can ...
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Change Launcher without starting it

I have installed GO Launcher and GO Locker. Now, when I updated them, they got an error. The problem is that, nothing shows up when I press unlock button (I have Nexus S). So, there's nothing I can ...
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Launcher with long middle dock button

One thing I miss about HTC Sense is that their launcher button had an elongated middle button for the dialer. Is there a launcher or dock that replicates this kind of UI? (I'm using CM 7.1 RC1 on an ...
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Why are the checkboxes different on different devices?

Why is there a difference in the look of the checkboxes between this device and this Samsung device? Is this affected by the launcher, in which case the reason is clear?
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Home screen bottom bar buttons

I don't understand why the Android 2.3 SDK docs show the home screen dock as beeing this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Google_Nexus_S_smartphone.jpg And I have this, unchanged ...
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Default launcher broken, causing infinite loop of force closes

I've just installed a custom rom and restored my apps from Titanium. However, now the default Launcher app is broken and I can't get out of the infinite loop of force closing. I can't press menu or ...
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Lost access to drawer icon for center button on CyanogenMod 7

I am running CyanogenMod 7 on my HTC Thunderbolt and somehow I inadvertently removed the function for the center button on my home screen between the phone and web browser icons. This middle button ...
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Is there any launcher app that behave like Iphone?

I've just switched from Iphone to Android (CM7), and I strongly prefer the Iphone way to manage apps. The separation between Home screen and App Drawer screen on Android is very awkward. Is there any ...
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Does moving apps to SD card make launcher load time longer?

I've been experiencing longer and longer times for the launcher to load when removing my phone (Moto Droid, 2.2.1) from the car dock or media dock, or when running the clock application for a long ...
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Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them?

Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them? Specifics: Droid X, 2.2 stock ROM, rooted. I'm perfectly fine with any approach, as long as it gets a guaranteed complete ...
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Are there cases where Android would start an app/service other than due to Intents or explicit user start?

I'm trying to understand how/why some of the processes that are running on my phone (DroidX, stock 2.2 ROM). It's obvious that 2 likely reasons for a process to start are: A direct action by the ...
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Droid X - is Blur home running when you use Launcher Pro?

Based on the process list in ATK, it appears that Blur home (including the widgets) are loaded and running - and can't be turned off in any way - when you are using Launcher Pro as your home ...
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How do you move an app shortcut between launcher screens?

So I have a few icons and folders on the leftmost launcher screen. I want to move them to the middle one. You'd think that you'd do it by dragging the icons to the dots on the lower left/ lower ...
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Default launcher app hangs at boot up. Unable to do anything with phone (NexusOne)

My NexusOne's builtin launcher is suddenly hanging at bootup. Since the main lock screen is hanging the screen touch is not working, soft buttons are not working -- I am just completely unable to do ...
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Can I replace the OS of a Samsung Galaxy S?

I was attracted by the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S. However, I don't like the default TouchWiz skin developed by Samsung. I'd prefer to use the native Android UI, as in the Nexus ...
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Launcher disappeared, how do I restore it?

I mistakenly dragged an icon on the home screen (Nexus One) to the bottom area ("Main dock") that contains 3 main icons (phone, launcher, browser). That icon replaced the launcher and now I can't ...
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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Is it possible to replace the dock (but just the dock)?

I have a HTC Desire HD and I like Sense (and the apps provided by HTC) a lot. But I really hate the default launcher (specifically the dock). The problem is that if I change my launcher, I will lose ...
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Homescreen is blank on 2.2 Droid

I have a Motorola Droid on Verizon, and a lot of times when I unlock it, my homescreen will be blank; no icons, no widgets. Nothing in my app tray, either. I have to wait for about a minute for ...
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Is there an iOS GUI skin/theme for Android?

Is there an iOS-like skin for Android and/or a launcher with an iOS theme?
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I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more

I installed ADW.Launcher on my Galaxy S running Froyo (2.2) to check it out. When it was installed, every time I pressed the 'home' button, I got a choice which launcher to start. In the end I found ...