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Questions tagged [app-icons]

The icons, usually presented on the home screen(s), that represent the applications installed on the device.

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How can I create the launcher icons via console?

I want to automate the branding of a white-label Android app. One thing that requires manual work is taking a 512x512 px PNG image and creating the launcher icons: ├── ic_launcher-playstore.png └── ...
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Semi-negative appearance on 2 linked Android tablet's icons/widgets, why?

Using 2 (LINKED) Android Tablets (1-older & 1-new). Recently BOTH tablets have displayed The screen photo in a semi-negative appearance (appx 1/2 colored) & Widgets/icon buttons are nearly ...
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Hello can anyone tell me what app uses these message bubbles? [duplicate]

It's on a Samsung phone s20. Its not on my phone so i cant drop the notificationbar down to see.
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Why is there a blank space between app icons on App screen (launcher)?

There's a blank spot between my apps on the App screen of the Samsung Galaxy S23. I'm confused about it.
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What app does this icon belong to? [duplicate]

Just wondering which app this ican belongs to.
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How to make an invisible (transparent/blank) app icon in Nova Launcher?

In Nova Launcher Prime 6.x, how does one make an app's icon invisible (completely transparent / blank)? I can try to find (or create) an icon pack that contains a blank icon (preferably on F-Droid), ...
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Is there a way I can make squircle the permanent icon shape?

Android on my Nokia 6 sets circle as the default app icon shape. I discovered some time ago how to enable developer mode and switch to squircle, which gives a larger icon surface with more ...
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How do I add an icon for an installed application to one of the MIUI app icon screens?

My friend is using a device running MIUI 12.5.1. They have installed some app, and then some kind of magic happened, in which they were told by the device that it would be cleaning up / removing icons ...
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What does a small "two white rings inside orange circle" icon mean on an app icon?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Why do I have some apps doubled up such as Settings, Chrome, Android System Web View, and Google Play Services? They have a small orange icon with two circles.
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Change icon shape and display [Android 11 Go edition]

Just bought a new Nokia C01 which runs Android 11 Go Edition. Settings > About phone > Android version has these details: Android version = 11 Kernel version = 4.14.193+ Build number = ...
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How to remove app shortcut from home screen (modded trebuchet launcher) after installing as system app

This tablet is proprietary, so the launcher is custom (modded trebuchet) and very limited. It runs Android 8.1. I was able to get apex launcher installed, along with root access, but I'm trying to ...
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How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings

Question How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings I have rooted my mobiles and installed Nova launcher now on home screen i have categroized apps icons in circle folders. As ...
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How do I get back legacy non-adaptive icons?

I have a strong personal preference against adaptive icons. I hate how they make everything look the same and less distinctive. I know apps are required to have them, but most apps still also package ...
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What is this status bar symbol that looks like combined ♺ and ⇵? [duplicate]

Occasionally a symbol shows up in the status bar (top right) of my Samsung Galaxy S8+, but I can't figure out what's producing it or why. Any insight? Tapping it does nothing. Given the dashed "...
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What is this S icon inside white square? [duplicate]

Anybody who knows about this app please reply. Phone is Vivo
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Is there a way to make a short cut icon that executes a sh file in android?

I made a sh file for being executed in termux, i want to make an icon that opens termux and execute that sh file. Kind an apk icon, that when you mash it executes the program
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Cannot find apps

I have the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G. So far, it has been great, however, this morning, I noticed my "games" folder has disappeared from my homescreen. I assumed I had accidentally deleted it ...
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How to remove white circles around Android icons?

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the white circle that appears around all the freeform app icons? It seems like a terrible design aesthetic in this case where there is no other solid white in the ...
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Please tell me the icon shown below for samsung s8 plus? [duplicate]

I just wanna know what icon shown below?
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How can I have fewer, larger icons on the home screen?

I am helping an older relative transfer data to a replacement phone. Both the old and new phones are Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipses. Here's a screenshot I took of the original phone home screen. Note ...
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What is this bunny icon, next to my internet usage speed?

A weird bunny logo has been appearing next to my internet speed lately, and I have no clue what it is. Also, I don't use any kind of VPN. I have tried googeling, but there isn't anything like that. I ...
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What is this animated icon on the recent apps screen

I noticed this animated icon on some of my apps. Trying to understand what is its purpose. It appears to be clickable because when I touch it its background changes. Here is the image. If you know ...
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What android icon app is this? Please advise

not sure what this icon is but any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Changing icon shape - Samsung Galaxy J7

I would like to change my icon shape on my Android 9 Pie - Samsung Galaxy J7 from the default to the circle. How can I do that? (attach steps with images, if possible) Home screen screenshot: https://...
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Can't add icons to home screen

I have an ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M, model P027) and I can't add any shortcut icon from the app drawer to the home screen by pressing and dragging. I know I used to have this option, but now something ...
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Make home screen icons round again, after Huawei update

Yesterday I installed a suggested update on my Huawei nova3i, to EMUI version 9.1.0 There is one change which I don't like. Many apps installed from the app store used to have round icons, but now ...
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Restore folder of icons to home screen

My one year old was playing Balloon Pop on my Pixel 2 and accidentally removed a folder of icons from my Home screen. There happened to be 11 icons in that folder and I'm hoping I can easily get it ...
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How to reset the app icons? - They get substituted by a default icon

Sometimes, the app icons just "switch" to an android icon: For example in this screenshot, the Dropbox (center row in the left) icon is an android icon. This happens to me from time to time with many ...
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Has the setting to disable icon frames been removed on the Galaxy S10 lineup?

On previous versions of Samsung Galaxy phones I've owned, I had the option to enable/disable icon frames around the apps on my home screen. This setting could be found by navigating to Settings > ...
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Will "deleting" an icon from the home-screen only delete the icon, or also uninstall the app?

I want to remove the icon for McAfee Security, without uninstalling the application. I long-press and drag the McAfee icon, but there's only "delete" option at the top of the screen: Then, there's a ...
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Can I anyone tell me what these circle icons are? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what these circle icons are
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What are the tiny superscript numbers on home page buttons?

What is the number "2" in the button below that shows up on the home page? Opening up the Play Store and looking around does not show anything obvious as to what that number means. When this number ...
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Identify app icon that looks like a letter "b"

Anyone know what this one is? It was on a screen cap I received of a Galaxy S5.
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Trying to find out how to add the icons back on my home screen it is an Android phone

I accidentally delated the icons on my Android phone, how can I add them back.
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Reduce space between icons on home screen without changing icon size

I would like to reduce the space between the app-icons on my home screen without changing their size, so that I could fit more icons on one screen. The size of text or buttons in menus should not be ...
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What icons are these?

What icons are these? Not sure if these can be seen well enough.
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Remove badge (notification count) on home application icons

How is it possible to disable the "unread notifications count" on app icons, like the Facebook icon here? I have an Android 5.0.2 (not rooted) on a Samsung A3 2015. PS: I have already done this: ...
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Restore Firefox icon removed by mistake from the screen

I don't know how I did removed the firefox app icon from the main scren How can I restore it? My phone is using Android 5.1 and it is a TPLink Neffos C5 Edit: The icon is not present in the app ...
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Android is replacing some of my app icons with alternative ones. How do I stop this

Homtom HT30 The picture shows the icon for Google Maps. The programs seem to launch fine but the icons are changed.
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What does this icon indicate?

What does this icon indicate it is coming in my statusbar recently and its worrying me..
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How to avoid icon-within-icon when using "Add to Home screen"

With some apps like Chrome and the Google app it's possible to add shortcuts to content by using "Add to home screen". Unfortunately the icons created for these shortcuts have a small app icon placed ...
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What do the lines behind icons mean? How to remove?

On a LG G5, I see that the icons of apps are often shown with some added lined symbols behind it, which are not part of the icons design itself. There are squares, triangles, variants of mirrored ...
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How can I get rid of this anonymous app?

I have just found an app in my apps menu (pictured below), but it doesn't have a name or proper icon. I have looked in the app info menu in settings, but I can't see anything. My phone is a Sony ...
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What is this square chat bubble / balloon icon on the top left of a screen. It has a call out arrow on bottom left [duplicate]

There is a square chat balloon icon or chat bubble appearing on the notification panel on the top left of screen. What does that indicate ? It has a call out arrow on the bottom left.
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System default camera app not showing up

I am not able to find the system default camera app icon in menu on my GiONEE P5L handset (Android version 5.1). But the app is still on the phone and it's working as well. Able to take photos and ...
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How to create a link on website by long-pressing in Internet browser?

I want to create a desktop icon to a link on a website by long pressing it. However, long-pressing the link does not have the function "Add to Home Screen" (in Chrome) and Page > Add to Home Screen (...
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How to change the name of Firefox desktop shortcut icon to website?

I long press the icon but only delete action exists there of the icon. I press it but it goes to Firefox. I create another one but it does not allow me to rename the icon. OS: Oreo 8.0 Phone: ...
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How can I get rid of the small number near the YouTube desktop icon

What does the small white number on orange background in the upper right corner of the YouTube desktop icon mean? And how can I remove it?
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how to configure number of app-icons panels?

I just got a new Moto Z2 Play with Android 7.1.1 There's only two app-icons panels ( the panels that appear when you swipe the home screen left or right to view additional icons ). On my Moto Z Play ...
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How to change icon shape in Android Oreo 8.0

Recently updated my Google Pixel to Android Oreo 8.0. I can't find the "change icon shape" option. Where can I find it?
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