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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Android Chrome shortcuts are grayed out after transfer with "Smart Switch". How come?

I recently bought a new phone and tried to transfer all my stuff from the old phone using Samsung's "Smart Switch" (both phones are identical Samsung S9s, Android V10). It basically worked, ...
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Hide original app badge icon [Pixel Android 11, root allowed]

I wanted to ask if there's any way (settings, adb, Magisk) to hide the app icon of the original app on a homescreen shortcut. When I e.g. create a shortcut to a webpage in Firefox, there's always the ...
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How do I create a shortcut on the home screen to change the time zone?

I want to be able to just tap a shortcut icon on the home screen and it would change the time to a predetermined time zone...instead of having to go to...Settings > Date & Time > Disable &...
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How to launch Tasker Task from app drawer? Can't move shortcut from home screen into app drawer

I have created a shortcut/widget to link to a Task in Tasker. This shortcut/widget appears on the home screen. I don't like the clutter and would like to move it into the app drawer. How can I do this?...
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Why won't my saved home screen shortcuts open?

Today, I turned on my Samsung Galaxy S8 and all the shortcuts I "saved to home page" won't open. The shortcuts are now gray on my home screen. When I click on one, an error pops up that says ...
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How do I create a shortcut where if I tap it, it changes the system time to a specific time/timezone?

Everytime I connect to a VPN, I have to go to Settings > Date & time > Select time zone...scroll through the list to pick the time zone of my VPN ip location. I want to be able to just tap ...
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How can I add a video camera shortcut to the home screen?

My Pixel 3 (standard size--why no tag?) had both camera and video shortcuts on the home screen. I must've pocked-edited it, because the video camera one is gone. I can't figure out how to add it back. ...
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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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Open Chrome URL home screen shortcut in incognito mode

I have a shortcut to a Google Form on my home screen. For a couple of reasons I would like for it to open in incognito mode (to prevent the option of editing the form, and so that once the Chrome app ...
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Create home screen shortcut to Office 365 Tasks "folder" in Gmail

I am using the Gmail app to access my Microsoft Office 365 account. Gmail has basic support for Outlook Tasks. I can create a home screen shortcut to a "label" in Gmail (the analogue of an ...
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Tablet Homescreen Widgets for Specific Webpages

I'm looking for a way to make a custom shortcut on the home screen to open a specific browser to a specific site. As a hypothetical example, I want to create a shortcut to birdwatch.com/watchnow with ...
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How to switch default home launcher at macrodroid

I use several home launcher apps. At my school, i use system launcher.And at my home or any other cases,i use nova launcher. And,ther are secret apps that i don't want to show my friend in nova home. ...
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Add Maps-URL to homescreen

How can I add a shortcut with this url to my Homescreen? https://maps.app.goo.gl/1234567 When I open this URL in Chrome, the Maps Application starts and shows the desired page/activity. But because of ...
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Android Chrome - shortcut icons shown on Chrome home page

there are up to 8 shortcuts on the android chrome homepage. How do I specify which web pages I want them to link to?
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Gogle finance desktop shortcut stuck in weird state

Siituation I got into very strange state after sync of my old phone (Pixel 2) to my new one (Pixel 5). The phone (or chrome) thinks that the Gogle Finance shortcut for the widget is on the desktop but ...
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Change "add to home screen" image

Is there an easy way to change the add to home screen image on Android devices? I know how to change the HTML manually but for example I would like to change it for the YouTube web app for example.
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Create a widget/shortcut to an app URL?

Whatsapp allows to send a message to any number if I browse to https://wa.me/. That displays a web page that has a button that navigates to 'whatsapp://send?phone='. I want to have a shortcut that ...
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Create link to custom URI-scheme on home-screen (eg. zoomus://zoom.us/...) to start app

Is there a way to create an app-icon-link to a non HTTP-url and place it on the home screen? I'm trying to add an icon to auto-join a zoom-meeting. https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/guides/guides/...
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Create a widget that displays an activity from any app

I want to create a widget that will display an activity from another app (not something I built). For example, I want to have a widget that shows the stopwatch activity from the clock app. I am not ...
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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

I'm using Chrome and Firefox on Android 10. I need to add a link to my home screen and I can't find a way to add the specific link. I know that I can do the following: Go to the URL Tap the overflow (...
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How do I add a Google Assistant command to a button on the homescreen?

I'd like to add a widget/shortcut/whatever to the home screen that would allow me to execute a google assistant command as if I had said it. For example, "Turn off the Livingroom TV". This would be ...
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How do I backup my website homescreen shortcuts?

I have many websites which I constantly access thru my phone, but they aren't bookmarked on Google, they're just added to my homescreen as a web shortcut. Of course Windows is something else ...
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Work account disable automatic home screen shortcuts

(LG v30+ android 8.0.0, app drawer enabled) I found out how to use work accounts to get another version of apps without needing app cloner (I don't need the fancy things it does and it's kinda shady). ...
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Join an existing Google Meet meeting from the home screen with an URL

This seems to be quite an edge case, as I can find no information on this. Context We have a regular "coffee chat" meeting in our group, and we use a Google Meet URL for this meeting, always ...
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Chrome shortcuts on long press

I added a shortcut to my home screen through Chrome by selecting the "Add to Home screen option", but unfortunately added a few that do not work (they come up with "page expired" when I tap the ...
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Desktop/homepage shortcut to send pre-built email in one click

I'm trying to set up a way to send a pre-defined gmail email to a pre-defined recipient with a single tap from the home screen. Essentially, I'm going to use emails to trigger macro events on another ...
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Shortcut to change value of the developer option

My case: during day to day phone (Samsung Galaxy S7) usage I have monochromatic color space turned on from developer options in 'Simulate color space'. But sometimes I would like to turn back to ...
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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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Home screen icons vanishing, and unable to restore some of them

My Alcatel Onetouch idol 3 currently runs Android 6.0.1, since Alcatel doesn't launches updates, as of this version. At the opposite, it often updates its own "over-layer", and I suspect this part to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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