Questions tagged [home-screen-shortcuts]

A shortcut usually is an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.

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Make an android app keep its spot on the home screen on uninstall/reinstall

When developing android apps, I will often end up reinstalling the app I'm working on (deliberately after uninstalling it, or when the build signatures are different). It's bothersome to always put ...
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save to homescreen is not working

Android Nougat 7.0 on Motox Pure 2015 -- rooted I can't save shortcuts to home-screen anymore. None of the installed browsers save to home-screen. Google maps doesn't save to home-screen. I just ...
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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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How to copy folder and website shortcuts from device to device (on many devices)

I work for a company that purchases 100+ customized tablets, that are then given to a client when he buys a product. Instead of a brochure, the client walks away with this customized (cheap) tablet, ...
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How to save a PWA page to the home screen?

I use Home Assistant which when set up properly is a PWA (Progressive Web Application). I saved the web page opened in Chrome to my home screen and it was acting like an application. Then I deleted ...
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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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On an Android phone, how to create a shortcut to read new Gmail emails with a specific tag?

On my Android phone, to be specific a Google Pixel 2 XL, where I use Gmail app to receive and read emails, I'd like to have a shortcut to read new emails tagged with a specific tag. How to do it?
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Easily scroll to last page of apps

I have to scroll right 63 times from the home screen to get to the page where icons are placed for new apps installed on my phone. Is there some shortcut to get there? Some gesture I can enable or ...
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Help Translating Android Shortcut Code into Send Intent Tasker Action

I want to launch an app's (Join) built in shortcut (Remote SMS) using Tasker. I could do it using a 3rd party plug-in but for my purposes need to do it directly in Tasker using the Send Intent task. ...
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Adding data URI to home screen gives “app isn't installed”

For formatting notes and information that doesn't frequently change, I use HTML encoded as data: URIs. For quicker access, I attempted to add them to my home screen from Chrome. A shortcut is ...
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How to create app-like Chrome shortcuts?

I have a Chrome application which, at some point, I added to my home screen and it was behaving like a real application: there was no Chrome toolbar (for the URL and other settings). The icon was also ...
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Galaxy S9 home screen folders: Can I enlarge app icon size within a folder?

I took home a new Samsung Galaxy S9 last weekend. As I usually do with new phones, I placed a bunch of my app shortcuts on the home screen, then grouped similar types of shortcuts together in "folders"...
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Convert Progressive Web App to URL link

I have just switched to Android Pie (Resurrection Remix, based on LineageOS). I wanted to add a shortcut to a newspaper I read regularly. For this I opened Chrome, went to the corresponding web page ...
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How to create custom shortcut on homescreen with extras parameters?

I would like you create custom separate shortcuts to MPV player for each of my IP cameras around the house. I can launch MPV to directly play the camera stream using adb adb shell am start -n is.xyz....
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Will “deleting” an icon from the home-screen uninstall the app, or will “deleting” an icon only delete the icon?

Will "deleting" an icon from the home-screen uninstall the associated app? I am not getting separate options: - remove icon - uninstall app I want to remove the icon for McAfee Security, without ...
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Input Tap to swipe on android

Is it possible that android can use shortcut but for swiping? In my case i want to tap to swipe, what i mean is i want to input swipe command by just tapping Like on computer android emulator Is ...
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Shortcut directly to specific screen

There are some apps I that I only ever access for one specific purpose. I’d like to create a shortcut into a specific screen in the app - for example, open the app and navigate to charge history. ...
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How to create a home screen shortcut for a live streaming URL?

Is it possible to create create a launcher icon that will start a certain streaming video URL in an app registered to the specific media type? (or offer the app chooser menu, in case there are ...
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How to change the browser of a web-shortcut?

An incompatibility between F-Droid's current version of IceCat and Android 8, makes it that I can't Add to home screen from IceCat (well, I can, but it doesn't do anything other than jump back to ...
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How to add app shortcuts to home screen on the Note 9

Whenever I go to my app drawer I tap "add to home screen" to a specific app. Instead of adding to my home screen it creates a new page. Now I have a home screen and an extra page with only one app ...
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How to “Add to Home screen” a shorcut with a dynamic URL?

I have a Google Form that I use for daily tracking and I would like to have a shortcut to this form on my home screen. One field of this form is for the date and I would like to have it pre-filled ...
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Galaxy S7 Android 8 Oreo; keyboard shortcuts/settings/dictionary backup possible…?

Is it possible to backup Samsung keyboard shortcuts, settings and any additions you make to the dictionary on the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 8 Oreo? TIA, Ivan.
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android how to remove white square shortcut icon from screen

I am using phone with android 4.4.4 version. yesterday suddenly one white square appeared on my screen which looks like shortcuts for keys. It is very much annoying as it appears in all screens, no ...
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Unable to open Progressive Web App after adding to home screen

I'm running in to some very strange behavior when trying to use Progressive Web Apps (PWA) after saving them to my home screen. Every time I try to open on, the OS prompts me to install Chrome (which ...
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Website shortcuts icons lost after a crash

I am using Nova launcher and after a crash, all shortcuts to websites on my home screen lost their icons. Right now, all of them look the same: with the default green android icon. They still work - ...
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Create 'Add to Home Screen' shortcut for local offline HTML page

I have developed a web-based HTML and Javascript app which is distributed to company mobile phones via email or USB transfer as a zip file, which I would like to set up on people's devices with a ...
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AutoHotKey equivalent? (paste timestamp, open app, external keyboard, etc.) [closed]

Desktop PCs have AutoHotKey, AutoKey, IronKey, etc. . But as far as known, nothing compareable for mobile phones. I would like to be able to do things like: Instantly pasting timestamp in preferred ...
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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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How can one create a file shortcut inside the Android file system?

I don't want to create a file shortcut on the desktop, I want to create a shortcut inside the Pictures folder to the DCIM folder. My mom is able to handle tech stuff, she used to work for HP. But she'...
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Shortcut to a specific folder

I have an app icon on desktop for "My files" app. But how is it possible to create a shortcut for SD card\books\ on desktop? I have a Samsung a3 non rooted with android 5
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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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Newly installed apps creates multiple app icons

My phone is Panasonic P66 Mega with android lollipop version. When I install a new app from play store or connect to an app with an email, multiple app icons are being created on the screen, which ...
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Automatically add installed app icon to first screen with space

I have 5 home screen pages in my Note 5. When a new app is installed, its icon is added to the last page and not the first one, even though there is space in the first page. Anyone know how to fix ...
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Move Internet Shortcuts From Home Screen to USB

I am attempting to move several Internet shortcuts from my Android Home Screen to a USB memory stick. I am able to move images and music to and from my USB. But I am unable to find to path to Home ...
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How to Customize Lock Screen Shortcuts on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

I have installed a new camera app that I'd like to use by default. I set it as the default app in the settings, but that didn't make it the target app for the lock screen shortcut or the O gesture.
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Create an app shortcut to open it with restricted permissions

Is there a way to create a specific shortcut for an app that would open it with limited permissions that I specify? For example, I want to create a shortcut to open Snapchat (an app which uses ...
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How do I add a desktop link to a youtube video?

Normally I can add a desktop link from Chrome by using "Add to Home screen". However, when I click on a YouTube video, it automatically opens that video in my YouTube app rather than in Chrome. Thus ...
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Run app shortcuts from adb?

How do I run app shortcuts from a computer via adb am? I do know this can be achieved but don't know the syntex of the command.. The Intent task (a tasker plugin) shows some command related text which ...
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How do I add an app-specific (i.e. Trello) URL to my home screen?

I've got an app-specific URL that opens in a particular app, rather than my webbrowser. In this case Trello, for example someone sends me a link to a Trello card, like https://trello.com/c/xyz123abc/...
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Quickly switch my phone between locked and unlocked without going through the menus?

I want to be able to quickly disable and enable Screen Lock, without having to manually go through Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock every time. Is there a way to create a button on your ...
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create a home screen shortcut that opens as “web app” rather than in the browser

What I would like to achieve is described, in this article, i.e. to create a shortcut to a web page on my home screen, that opens in a separate window rather than as a tab in chrome: The icon will ...
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Android 6 Home screen sweep right (stock)

(in stock Android, no any UI gadgets installed) At home screen I can sweep to right direction (screens right of home screen) and more screens appear to put my icons... In old versions of Android I ...
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Chrome bookmark on home screen to BBC News opens as webapp [duplicate]

Using my Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.1 (4.4.2) I have just started using Chrome as the default browser instead of the built in "Internet". I have recreated many of the bookmark links on the home screen ...
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2X Parallels Client App - Too Many Shortcuts!

Without going into too much painstaking detail, I'm connecting to a 2X server setup remotely on my Android phone (LG Nexus 5X) using the official Parallels 2X client app from the Google Play store. ...
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I want to have a bookmark shortcut on my Home screen to launch a web app I use regularly. The only way I found to achieve this is using the Add to Home screen from the Chrome browser menu when I'm on ...
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How to move google search bar to bottom of home screen?

I have moto g4 plus rooted phone with Xposed installed. Google search bar is at the top of screen and it is inconvenient to reach it every time to search for apps. Is there a way to move it to the ...
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Toggling SIM2 on and off

Is there any widgets available for toggling the SIM2 turn on and off. I have Samsung J7 dual sim phone and for internet/data, I use SIM2. For getting maximum battery life, I would like to turn off the ...
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Add app shortcut to homescreen in Lenovo A7000

I have Lenovo A7000 with Android 5.0 I've accidentally removed Chrome shortcut from my homescreen. How can I put it back? I don't mean shortcut to a certain webpage, I really mean just shortcut for ...
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How to see which app created shortcuts on my home screen?

I have a Samsung S7, and lately some apps or virus started to create shortcuts to ads on my homescreen that look like app icons. I removed a lot of new apps but the phenomenon sticks. Usually the thug ...