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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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You need to remove the default setting for the Launcher application. Menu | Settings | Applications | Manage applications | "All" | Launcher | Clear defaults


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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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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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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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Go into your Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Find Launcher Pro and select it. Hit the button that says Clear Defaults.


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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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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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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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Espier Launcher might be the closest thing you can get to an "iOS experience". I gave it a test run, it does not have an app drawer... It's pretty much exactly like iOS.


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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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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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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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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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Drag the icon to the edge, not the corners. It can be a little finicky depending on the particular touchscreen hardware your phone has.


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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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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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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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If it's done like on the Galaxy Nexus, just open the folder, tap the text Unnamed folder and write your own label :)


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There should be no real "requirements" for launchers - as long as they could be downloaded to your phone they should work. Maybe one ore more functions could be slower on older devices if the hardware is not really new, but the base functions should just work...


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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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You should be able to go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications, find the launcher, and Clear Data for it. Hopefully that will restore it to default.


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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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