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The Facebook Home app doesn't really do much itself. It gets all its data from the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to access the Internet. Doing any action from the launcher uses an intent to launch the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to (say) access your location or take photos to make posts: only the main Facebook app does. To take another ...


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Start your device in SAFE MODE and then uninstall the app that's causing problems. Rebooting will exit from Safe Mode. Here's how to access SAFE MODE in a few popular devices. HTC devices with physical buttons: Turn off your Android phone. Press the Menu button on your phone. While holding down the Menu button, turn on your device and keep pressing the ...


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Not a launcher app itself, but MultIcon (review link) lets you cram multiple icons into a teeny tiny space. Also available via cyrket. Now, that unconfigured screnshot is the extreme example -- but the density ranges from 4 incons in the space of 1 on down. It's pretty handy -- plus it comes with its own shortcuts widgets to a few things. Can't have icons ...


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The problem was bad (or improperly upgraded?) saved data in the launcher app. Here's how I fixed it. At the dialog above, press "Report" When in the report screen, drag down the notification bar at the top of the screen. Press the settings button in the upper left of the notifications area. Tap "Apps", then "All", then find Launcher in the list. Tap ...


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Go to Settings->Apps, swipe to All, scroll and press Launcher, then select Clear data. Your home screen is as good as new :) UPDATE: As suggested by Chahk below, a good way to avoid cluttering your homescreen is by going to the Play Store then going to Menu -> Settings and un-checking the Auto-add widgets option.


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In Android, a launcher is no different to any other kind of app. The launcher just has an extra intent filter that launches it when you press the home button. If you have more than one launcher app installed, you get a chooser dialog to select one, just like any other time you perform an action that more than one app can handle (such as sharing a photo). ...


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If you don't want use 3rd party apps: This requires decent computer skills and a rooted phone, but here are the steps for android 2.3 Gingerbread. Copy /system/home.apk from your phone to pc. Decompile home.apk using apktool. Goto [decompiled folder]/res/values/integer.xml Change <integer name="number_of_desktop_panes">5</integer>, to 7 or ...


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It sounds like you just dragged the tray shortcut off the action bar accidentally. Try doing the following: Long press on an empty space on any home screen Select "Launcher Actions" from the menu that appears Select "Open/Close App Drawer" Drag the new shortcut back onto middle button of the Action Bar


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Unfortunately, No. The "dock" is part of the entire launcher and "home screens". They are, all the "same application". But there are widgets like most of the widgets that HTC Sense has. If you really don't like it that much, you should be able to find replacement widgets for the ones you like that work with other launchers like Launcher Pro, GO Launcher, or ...


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I figured this out only after months of being without most of my phone's functionality and taking it to a 3rd-party repair place that declared it "unrepairable". It is stupidly easy: Download an apk of your home launcher (I got one from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1125331.html ) E-mail it to yourself Use voice commands to ...


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Launcher is a replacement for the Home application (the app that your phone switches to when you press the Home button). It is basically the application that lets you switch screens, launch apps, view widgets, etc. Other apps offer more home screens than the default, or different toolbars at the bottom of the screen offering different ways to quickly ...


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To create such malicious Launcher it will need to: Disable Settings > Applications > Manage Applications Disable Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging Disable Market (to prevent you from downloading Home Switcher apps) Prevent all other Launcher-type application from opening (otherwise you can just start the other Launcher and go to ...


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There is an app on the market called Home Switcher (or if your on Froyo 2.2). It allows you to easily switch or launch another Launcher.


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Yes, flashing a custom ROM will void your warranty. However, it is very simple to revert to the stock ROM with a Galaxy S for warranty purposes. Rooting will also void your warranty, but the method below does not require root. The easiest way to a get a new OS for a Galaxy S is to use Odin for Windows (download here. Search for "Heimdall" if you want to ...


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Since you've already rooted and flashed your ROM, you can give the MIUI rom a go, see http://en.miui.com/ I feel that is sort of the iPhone feel ROM for Android... no app drawer, newly installed apps get put onto the next available space on your screens. Folders to organise etc. Even the settings look iPhone-ish.


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No not every android phone does this but it is done in many HTC phones. The reason is simple: memory usage. Here is the breakdown: When the system is running out of memory, the inbuilt task killer of the system automatically kicks in and checks to see if it can stop an application and recover some RAM. HTC Sense devices employ a launcher that is "heavy" ...


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From the What's New page on the Play Store for the current version of the Facebook app (v3.1, April 18, 2013): Faster photo uploads Get chat heads to keep chatting while you're using other apps if you install Facebook Messenger New permissions to set up Facebook Messenger and Facebook Home, which you can install separately: ...


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You can try installing a different launcher app via the Android Market web interface. On your PC go to Play Store and sign in with the same Google account as on your phone. Find any Home replacement app. Click on the Install button to send the app directly to your phone (if you have several Android devices you will need to select the phone.) After a few ...


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I'm not familiar with the Samsung Galaxy, but in general if you want to install an aftermarket OS you need to root your phone and in general rooting your phone will void the warranty. Do you have other reasons for wanting to change the OS or is it really just TouchWiz? According to this XDA post, the only TouchWiz-free ROM is CyanogenMod. It's very ...


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It looks like the only way to do this would be to use a custom launcher. I've found three options that have this capability. Nova Launcher Prime ($4.00) Apex Launcher Pro ($3.99) Holo Launcher Plus ($3.99) There is also a free Holo Launcher, but I don't think it has the customizable tabs.


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No. To move the app to /system/app directory your phone must be already rooted. You would want to install Apex Launcher as system app i.e. install in /system/app because of the following reason. NOTE: Due to limitations of the Android framework, you won't be able to add widgets from the drawer unless Apex Launcher is installed as a system app (root ...


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That's not a bug, it's a feature. It's called the "Back Stack". The idea is that you perform a single task, like reading e-mail, and all Activities, that it's what "windows" are called on Android, are grouped together on the task's back stack. If you want IMDB "in a separate window", that is as activity of a new task with its own back stack, you can simply ...


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The main difference is that the launcher screen contains all installed apps on your system. You cannot order it nor do anything but using the icons to access any application. In the main screen you can: Add shortcuts to applications (icons like the ones in the launcher screen), you can place each icon in the place you want. Add widgets that provide rich ...


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Basically, yes. That's Samsung's UI/framework, TouchWiz. Other manufacturers have their own UIs as well, including HTC's Sense and Motorola's Motoblur. The Nexus S has the "stock" Android UI.


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I think ADW Launcher has a setting that should keep the application in memory. Also, CM has a setting to force the OS to keep the launcher in memory. I dont remember where it is at in CM6, but in CM7 it is in Settings -> CyanogenMod Settings -> Performance and it is called "Lock Home in Memory". I don't remember if it was in the same place or if it was ...


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The only way I've found to do this is to edit the XML file that stores the name directly. It should be at /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs/APP_CATALOG_Index.xml: # cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs # ls ls APP_CATALOG_1.xml APP_CATALOG_Index.xml adw_ex_preferences.xml # ...


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When you are on home screen, press the Menu button, then Edit submenu and you will have all the panels displayed. A long press on one of it will select a panel, then you will be able to move it into the trash. You will be able to reduce the number of panels but no way to have more than 7 panels on a SGS2.


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Home screen has seven panels that you can customize. You can't change the number of home screen panels. The quoted part simply means that there are seven panels that can be customized to your liking e.g: add shortcuts, widgets. If you want to decrease that simply switch to a 3rd party launcher like Go launcher Ex.


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By menu, I'm assuming you are referring to the app drawer. I don't know if the stock Samsung launcher gives you the ability to hide apps, but several 3rd party launchers offer that functionality. Apex and Nova both give you the ability to hide and create custom app groups in the drawer. There are free versions of both in the market with each offering a paid ...


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The Google Experience Launcher is actually built into the Google Search app along with Google Now. This is why it can listen for 'Okay Google' and have Google Now accessible via the left swipe. Ars Technica has a good article which goes into more details on this. There are some launchers that support gestures, which might be similar to the left swipe to ...



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