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home button swipe function: anyway to add that back without replacing the hold home button function?

Here's the one I'm talking about https://winaero.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/google-now-no-swipe-action.png Reason I want it back is so I'll have an extra key shortcut available to use . I'm ...
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Is there a way to enter recovery mode without using home and volume keys?

I have a Samsung device and i need to use the Android recovery mode for some reason.As for Samsung, i have to use the volume-down and home key to enter recovery mode But the problem is, my home key ...
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Forgot password + broken home button

a friend of mine forgot her Unlock Pattern of her Galaxy A5 (2015). Apperantly the latest stock android version that runs on it is Marshmallow. My idea was to simply put it in recovery to just wipe ...
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Can I redirect the recent apps button/action to the app launcher?

In short, I wondered if there was a way of configuring the home/recent apps button to go to the app launcher instead? (Perhaps it is a software recommendations/tweaks question.) EDIT: This lost its ...
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No home button (ViperOS for Motorola Moto G5)

I just installed ViperOS on my Moto G5 – and I cannot find the bottom bar with home, back and the other button. It is just not displayed. And I have not found anything on the Internet on how to solve ...
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How to set default Home screen on Nougat/7.1.1?

It's driving me crazy. On a Moto G5s Plus (with Android 7.1.1) how do I set the screen I want as the default one, so that is shown when I press the Home button? At the moment the left-most screen (...
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Home button, recent button, notifications, pull down menu all stopped working

I have a Nexus 9 running Android 7.1.1, and the home button, recent button, all notifications, and the top pull-down menu all stopped working. The home and recent buttons respond to being tapped in ...
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Allow enabling of screen after timeout

I want to allow waking up of the screen either through using the home button or from a screen swipe or a tap on the screen BUT the screen should only wake up after a delay of say 5 seconds. For ...
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How to answer whatsapp calls by pressing the home button?

Its just for accessibility, as android supports answering phone calls using home button, I want to do this with whatsapp calls too.
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Getting albums on home screen

Now to go to albums I need to open camera, then click the last saved image, then click the photos icon, then click the albums icon. Can I just have the icon on my home scrern to go to albums instead? ...
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How do I assign an action to long pressing the home button?

I want to fix it so the home button long press kills a particular app. I can't see the option for home long press in Tasker or Macrodroid. Galaxy S5, rooted, CM Marshmallow, Xposed installed.
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Home button camera

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 if I press two times the home button the camera will open. How can I disable this function? Where I've to go in settings?
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Trigger task by pressing home button when on home screen

I am trying to create a profile where I can add an extra function to my home button when on the home screen. But I can't get Tasker to react to home button press. I have tried both AutoInput and ...
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What buttons are required on android device?

Typically there are three buttons on the device a back button home button and an overview button. Which of these buttons are required by the standard or de facto standard?
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2 buttons in android bar

Now I would like to have as few buttons in the android bar at the bottom as possible but I'm pretty sure both the back and home buttons are required. I believe this is true. Could I assign the home ...
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How to disable the assist input when the home button is long pressed?

I have removed Google Now in order to assign long press on home button to open another app. But recently it comes back with a different interface I'm familiar with. I guess the phone just has updated ...
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My apps close when I try to minimise them. How can I fix it?

I have xperia xz (F8331) with 6.0.1 system. Phone is not rooted and developer options are active. When I press the sauare button on the bottom of my screen as shown And I go to another app This app ...
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How to remove “Recent apps” when pressing Home?

When pressing "Home" button on my Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (Android 4.2.2, not rooted), I always get this "Recent apps" view, which I don't want. How to have the real home instead (i.e. desktop with ...
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Set Home button to reject calls

I had an android where i could reject calls with the home button. Default behavior in lock mode with unanswered call. With my new phone that doesnt work anymore. I can see the option to set Answering ...
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Mapping a key for calling the recent apps list

I have a new Nubia phone. After I installed Google Now, it overwrote the middle key long tap so that it shows the Now screen but I became unable to switch between recent apps. Moreover, the apps like ...
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Launch google now into listen mode by holding home button like in iOS

I just switched from iOS to android 5.0. With Siri, you are able to hold the home button (from the lock screen or otherwise) and it will immediately start listening for a command. I would like this ...
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How to disable or remove the predefined setting for long press Home button in Samsung Galaxy S4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0 update. The phone's OS has designated the long Home button function (hold it down) to access the task manager. I want to disable, remove or change ...
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Modifying Xperia Z3 Home button quick-launch?

I recently purchased an Xperia Z3 Model #: 6603: Prior to now, the quick-launch-from-home utility (swipe up from home) has only contained quick access to Google. I really liked this, however in an ...
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Prevent Apps from Hiding Navigation Bar

I am using CyanogenMod 12 (Lollipop) and I have Expanded Desktop disabled for all apps. However, there are some apps that either "minimize" my Navigation Bar, turning the buttons into small dots and ...
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Galaxy S5 Active home button - weird long press behavior

I've got an S5 Active on AT&T. After the latest update, my home button started registering almost any press as a "long press." Does anyone have an idea of how to fix or mitigate this problem? Also,...
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Lock screen timeout on Samsung Note 4

I click the home button to activate the phone. If I don't swipe within two seconds, it goes black and I have to hit Home again. This is frustrating when I want to just view the time and weather on ...
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Impact of removing the launcher from Android device

I have two Samsung rooted devices and I'm thinking of removing the TouchWiz. What would be the implications of leaving the device without a Launcher? If I install a new app that acts as Home/Launcher ...
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Customizing virtual home button's app launcher

I currently acquired a Motorola G and I'm wishing to add another application to the pop menu that appears when press-holding the home button besides the one that calls the search engine. I'm currently ...
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Is there a way to speed up the delay when pressing the home button?

My guess is that the reason there's a delay when pressing the home button is due to the fact that it could be re-purposed into launching "Google Now" or "S Voice" by pressing it twice. So it has to ...
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Home button takes me to the Default Android Home on HTC Desire X

The home button on my HTC Desire X used to take me to the HTC sense home. But once I stopped HTC sense from settings-apps & from then on, it takes me to the default android Home (the one with the ...
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Home, Menu, Back Buttons are not clickable in android emulator

I have noticed that in some of emulators mainnavigation buttons (Home, Back, Menu) buttons are not clickable. If the emulator's device is something which has a higher resolution this is mostly ...
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Add shortcuts to home button long press menu

Is there a way to add app launchers to the stock android's home button long press menu? I know you're able to do this in CM, but there must be some Xposed module, right?
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Xposed module for home key configuration while phone is locked [closed]

Is there an Xposed module for configuring the home key behavior (and maybe other hw keys) while the phone is locked or in sleep state, and will it also affect the home button default unlocked ...
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changing the default home & power buttons behaviours on Note 3

Is there a way that I can configure the following? double press on the home button shows the recently opened apps. (by default, a double press does that) long press on the home button triggers the ...
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How do you close apps in Android so they aren't taking up resources? [duplicate]

This may sound silly but it's a good point. In apps such as web browsers pressing the back key only navigates the browser back to the previous page. Pressing the home key makes an app disappear, but ...
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Change layout of software buttons on home screen

I have a China-branded tablet running Android 4.2. The tablet has the "new" Jellybean 4.2 home screen button layout where the software buttons are centered on the screen, rather than aligned left as ...
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How to launch LMT pie controls with home button

I have an acer iconia tab a100 running a custom ROM based on CM10.1. The tab has one hardware button, the home button. I'd prefer to use LMT pie controls rather than the navigation bar to save screen ...
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Home button or back button to leave an app?

Is there a difference between leaving an app by pressing the "back" button vs. pressing the "home" button? I've got an app which includes a countdown timer. The app says it will notify me when the ...
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Android Tablet (4.0.3) home icon (lower left corner of the action bar) does not work when clicked

Alright, so I am having trouble with my brandless tablet. It's running on Android 4.0.3. When I click the home button in the lower-left part of the screen, action bar, nothing happens. The button ...
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Add more functions to the home button circle shortcut

When you swipe up from the home button in Jelly Bean you get a cute semicircle with a Google Now shortcut on top. This circle shape makes it perfect for adding other shortcuts. For instance, you ...
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On Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean, how can I make long-pressing the home button activate Google Voice Search?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean on it. What I want is to long-press the Home button and hear a beep to prompt me to provide a voice command. I had it set up this way before I installed ...
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Forcing home/back/recent apps bar to rotate

I have a Nexus 4, running Android 4.2.1. There is a bar on the bottom of stock Android with the buttons for navigation. Is there a way to force the bar to rotate with the rest of the screen, like on ...
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What happens when the Home button on Android phone is pressed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to a running program when “home” button is pressed in Android phone? My friend raised a concern that pressing the home button is not advisable and it drains ...
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Changing menu button positions

After my Samsung Tab 2 7.0 got upgraded to 4.1.1 the main buttons changed place. Back used to be to the far left, now it's the second to the right, for example. This is amazingly annoying. When it ...
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How to simulate long press home button?

I'm running ICS on HTC Desire. Long pressing the home button brings the list of recently opened apps. Is there a way I can launch this without using the home button? Please note that I want to do ...