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It sounds like the lock screen icons are configured separately from the home screen icons. If the lock screen shortcut is pointing to an app that's no longer installed, I'd expect it to show the icon you're seeing (the default app icon). Try going into the lock screen's settings and setting the shortcut to the new app you want.
I'm having the same issue likewise on Nexus 4 and on Nexus 7 (2012), with Android 4.3 and persistent after updating to Android 4.4. As I don't have rooted devices, the only 'solution' I've seen was deinstalling the nova launcher. Nova launcher was the only alternative launcher I've had installed and with only the default launcher left, the dialog is gone. A ...
It is convenient to have the Google Now screen as the left-most screen because it is largely occupied by cards that slide-out to the right. Would make scrolling further to a left screen complicated. As an aside, careful with the fast right swipes to move across many screens. You might tend to slide out a card from the Now screen. Nothing to worry though, ...
Well... it seems the best features (at least for me) will be exclusive to the Nexus 5: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/22/psa-what-some-device-owners-wont-see-in-their-kit-kat-update/ From that list: Google Experience Launcher Translucent Nav Bar and Notification Bar Smart Dialer That's really a shame!
It's still unclear what is causing this to happen and I have found only one other mention of the problem so far. In the end I simply disabled the stock launcher by freezing it using Titanium Backup and also disabled all other custom launchers. Soon as only one launcher is available, the dialog goes away. More of a workaround then a solution, so if anyone has ...
My just-released TinyLaunch is a tiny PalmOS-style launcher that just shows a (categorizable) list of apps.
If the launcher icon is not visible in the application drawer, go to System Settings > Apps > Running select the launcher. From there you can perform your fix.
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). ...
You can try different launchers without worrying about "junk being left behind" or any kind of "permanent" damage. If you uninstall an app it and all its data are gone. I will not comment on the specific launchers you mentioned, since this is a very subjective and sometimes even heated subject. I suggest you try them out. If you don't like them uninstalling ...
It's not possible with the Google launcher, but it's fully possible in 4.4 in general, you just need to stop using Google's launcher. The "regular" launcher is still included so you can switch to that.
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