So as of a couple days ago, something is different about my home screen(s). Where once the icons were evenly spread, now they're crammed to the left, leaving a bar of empty space in the right that just shows my wallpaper.

I could deal with this, but I can no longer swipe left from the right edge of the screen to get to my other home screens - it only works if I start the gesture on the part that has icons. How do I get the full width back?

  • can you share screenshot of your device? It will be more helpful..
    – Ash Ishh
    Sep 11, 2016 at 17:54
  • Sure: imgur.com/5J9P292 Sep 11, 2016 at 20:07
  • Do you use a custom Launcher? For example Nova allows you to specify the grid density allowing precision and placement. This allows for some shortcut concentration like on the left side, or intentional grid clearance like the right-side, in this fashion.
    – wbogacz
    Sep 11, 2016 at 22:08
  • Nope, vanilla configuration. Sep 12, 2016 at 4:42

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The only thing I can think of is clearing the cache and data for your android launcher. If you go to settings -> application manager and then to all apps, you should eventually find your launcher. I would recommend taking some screenshots of how your home screen is organised before doing this though; this will end up getting rid of your home screen layout.

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    – beeshyams
    Sep 11, 2016 at 17:18

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