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 aren't my app icons showing up after installed?

I have Moto X Style phone having Android 6.0. Today I installed "Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52" app on my phone, but I am not able to open this app because there is no app launcher icon in the ...
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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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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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Pin application fullscreen, and allow call other apps(kiosk mode like)

Is there a way, or there exists a launcher that could lock an Application to fullscreen, and create a whitelist of allowed apps that this app could "chain"? Example. I'll lock my app and an end user ...
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Switch Launchers when Powering on and Powering off

So I have the BLU Advance 5.0 and its doesn't have a lot a storage only 4GB but 2GB are filled with other pre-installed stuff... And I moved all my application data to the SD card and, before the ...
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Black status bar icon on Marshmallow making it unreadable on dark wallpaper

Even though the title enunciates the problem, the question is about a solution or workaround to this behaviour. As I have found, Marshmallow normally colors the status bar icons (Wi-Fi, Battery, ...
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What happens if you manually remove every launcher from your phone?

Someone on G+ is asking for help, claiming they accidentally uninstalled every launcher from their phone. He said his phone is stuck at the "company logo" when he turns his phone on (sounds like a ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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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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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

I can read on various news websites that in Android 6 Marshmallow, it is possible to rotate the screen on the launcher. I can't find any setting about this on my Nexus 5 and when I activate automatic ...
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How can I exit “Quick Mode” on Acer Liquid smart phone?

The Acer Liquid 630 received a Lollipop update in December. I accidentally launched Quick Mode and now I am not able to exit. If I choose to end QM, the phone asks for confirmation but stays in Quick ...
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How do I enable a keyboard OTHER than Google Keyboard via ADB?

I have got 2 keyboards in my phone: Google Keyboard and AnySoftKeyboard. Google Keyboard is my primary keyboard. I want to enable AnySoftKeyboard as my primary keyboard via ADB (I use ADB because the ...
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Custom (or native Android 5) Notification Center on Android 5 device with ZenUI

My ZenPad S 8.0 comes with Android 5.0 and ZenUI launcher on top of it. I can replace the launcher and desktop environment with something like Nova Launcher that feels more native, but when it comes ...
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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How to set a really wide home screen that scrolls

How do I set a really wide home screen as the home screen that as you swipe from page to page the background scrolls with it. I swear it used to do this or I'm imagining it did. Samsung Galaxy S6, ...
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Change temperature unit on Total Launcher

I'm using Total Launcher, from the makers of ssLauncher. It has a weather widget that uses OpenWeatherMap. The default string is %4.1f° and the widget shows Celsius. I tried every letter in the ...
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Can't add shortcuts to home page on galaxy s4

Yesterday I upgraded my Galaxy s4 from KitKat to lollipop and since then I can't have shortcuts on my home page. By that I mean every time I create one at first everything is good but then a little ...
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Swipe from the side to activate a widget overlay?

Have looked in various places, googled, looked on the play store, etc., but so far I've been unable to find an app or other way to do what I'm looking for, which I'll describe here: I've been using ...
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Strange icons artefact on app launcher

I have QMobile Noir LT250 running Android KitKat. As you can see on the image, two applications have strange icons. I have uninstalled one app and reinstalled it again, but it didn't solve it. I have ...
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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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Disable Touchwiz launcher on a rooted Samsung Device

I used Samsung Tabs 3 and 4 for a product and have been searching for ways to disable permanently the Launcher of Samsung's Touchwiz application (leave the rest as it is). I've found only two ...
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How to determine what is 'crashing'

I have a new P8 (not the lite) and have put on the MS Arrow Launcher and the Next lock screen app The problem is something is "crashing" but I can't tell what (at least, I'm assuming the launcher or ...
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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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How can I set the EqualEyes Accessibility app as the launcher?

I've installed EqualEyes Accessibility on my device. I can open it in the normal fashion by tapping on the app icon. I have two queries related to this app: How can I use EqualEyes Accessibility ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 on Android 5.1 Lollipop. I found Google Now in settings and I decided to check what is it. Now settings interface has changed and I don't know how can I replace Google Now ...
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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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Nova Launcher -Google problem

I have a problem with Nova Launcher. When I go to Google and press "home" , it always asks me to choose between launchers. This happens only when I use Google, it's really annoying. Model: Alcatel ...
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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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Problem in turning on a phone without any launcher?

The only launcher of my phone which is a note 3 samsung china version was deleted and now it is turn off, how can I do with it?
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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, ...
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OTA update limitations with custom ROM?

I want to do some experimenting with an Android TV stick and want to ask some questions beforehand -- that I couldn't find answers to already here on SO. Any advice is appreciated! Is it possible ...
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Kindle Fire - Set 3rd Party Launchers' Wallpaper

I've had this issue for a while now. I've rooted my Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, installed a boot animation, a custom font, and made everything the way i want it. But, when I go and switch over to Apex ...
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Facebook Messenger Chat Shortcuts Losing Names/Faces

Facebook Messenger has a cool feature to save a chat group as a shortcut on the Android launcher. When you create it, the icon is a combination of profile pics from the friends you're speaking with ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to not be asked every time whether to use TouchWiz Home or TouchWiz Easy Home?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2), as soon as I reboot the phone and enter my password to unlock the screen I get the following dialog box, asking me which home screen app I want to ...
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How to delete Hola launcher on Intex phone?

I can't delete Hola launcher on my Intex smartphone. Once I deleted it from app setting, after some time it's automatically installed again. Another launcher named Launcher3 is on my phone with same ...
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How to remove the Google Now search bar from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has a useless and space-wasting Google Now search bar: QUESTION: How can I remove the Google bar? My rooted Nexus 5 runs stock Android 5.1.1, and I would rather get rid of Google Now if ...
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Recent apps window doesn't show up when using Google Now Launcher but works well for stock launcher

I have a Oppo Find 7 phone running Lollipop. Since I don't really like ColorOS launcher, I decided to download Google Now Launcher from Play Store and set it as default launcher. It works perfectly, ...
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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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Moto X app screen suddenly scrolls vertically

My Moto X, for as long as I've had it, has had the classic panes of apps in the all apps section (where you can just swipe horizontally to browse through the apps). However, now I have a vertical ...
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How to change home button functionality?

I have an Android 4.4.2 unit that has a custom application that needs to be launched on boot and when the user presses the home button. As it stands now, I can press the home button and get a list of ...
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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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Alphabetical app list on xperia Z1 compact

An earlier Lollipop ROM on my Xperia Z1 compact had the option to sort the apps alphabetically in a very nice way: Apps were put in a matrix with one row per letter, and the apps sorted alphabetically ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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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?
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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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Change app sub-menu/folder style to iPhone-style

On the "desktop" of my phone, I can move my apps into folders together by dragging one on top of the other. However, as opposed to the iPhone (where they form a reduced-sized grid), the apps gets ...
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How to turn on app notification badges in Aviate launcher?

I have a Galaxy S3, and I just installed the Aviate launcher. For the most part, I really like it, but I have one quibble - I can't work out how to turn on app notification badges. I've found this ...