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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to remove ZERO launcher permanently?

My mobile is Qmobile i6. I already reset to factory setting, but it did nothing. How to remove it?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) But the official screenshots does not have that ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...