I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted).

If I long press in an empty area on my home screen, it automatically opens the widget which allows me to add/remove apps/widgets on the home screen. This is very inconvenient because I accidentally long press on the home screen few times a day & then without realizing the add/remove widget is on, I accidentally click on an icon or two which adds something I don't want to my home screen. Is it possible to either disable the long press on the home screen action or at least make it less sensitive?

I am not sure if this is a general Android thing or HTC Specific behaviour.

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    That is depending on the Launcher used. Are you using HTC's own ROM? – t0mm13b Jul 20 '13 at 18:42
  • @t0mm13b - I haven't changed anything since I got the phone - so I assume I am using whatever ROM the phone came with. – user93353 Jul 20 '13 at 18:49
  • More than likely related to the launcher used on HTC. Try an alternative launcher, there's a few on the Play Store. – t0mm13b Jul 20 '13 at 19:05
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    The launcher is your home screen - that is where you see the widgets and shortcuts, it also manages the app drawer, where you can see different apps installed. It might help to get a screenshot of it for those more familiar and in the know with HTC devices... – t0mm13b Jul 20 '13 at 19:15
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    This answer lists some launchers which have the “Lock Desktop” option. Launchers preinstalled in stock ROMs in most cases do not provide it. – Sergey Vlasov Jul 20 '13 at 20:31

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