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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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 ...
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What is the Practical difference between the Home screen and the Launcher screen?

It seems that on my Nexus One, the home screen and launcher screen essentially serve the same purpose: Host application icons, allowing you to launch them. Are there any other differences, other than ...
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What is the “Launcher” application and why are there alternative apps?

Several questions have mentioned launcher. What is it responsible for, and what kinds of features do the alternative apps in the Market provide that the basic android launcher doesn't?
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What Launcher app lets me put the most on one screen?

I'm currently using LauncherPro which lets me have 4x5 icons and a bar at the bottom of my home screen. Are there any alternative Launcher apps that will let me cram more in?
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How do I reset the launcher app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more I've installed and set up LauncherPro as a ...
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Home Screen Takes a Long Time to Display After Removing Phone From Dock

When I remove my Motorola Droid from my docking station, my home screen is blank for a long time. It sometimes takes over 10 seconds for my app icons to display, and even longer for widgets to ...