Questions tagged [home-screen]

The home-screen is what you usually get to see first after unlocking your fresh started device, where your widgets etc. are placed, and where all activity usually starts.

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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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Disappearing Icons on Galaxy S2

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, sometimes all of the icons will disappear from the home screens except for the 4 built in icons (phone, messaging, web, applications). This sometimes happens at startup, and ...
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Disable swiping right on the home screen to Google news

I have a Samsung device running on Android 11. Swiping right on the home screen showing me some Google news propaganda. It is truly awful. It is just a bunch of hair-brained clickbait and lies. I ...
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Get homescreen icons back to normal size

My dad's phone (google pixel 4a, latest android version) seems to have changed the size of the icons on the home screen while in his pocket. Is it somehow possible to get this back to normal? We have ...
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Remove Samsung Daily screen

The Samsung Daily screen was automatically added to my home screens. It appears when I scroll one step extra to the left. That happens sometimes and I do not wish this information to come up. From ...
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How can I remove the default wallpaper of a custom ROM?

Each time in my AOSP custom ROM, I change the default wallpaper for home and lock screen into another one, they get reset after a reboot. How can I remove these wallpapers from the system, so they can'...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / "exploding" home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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How can access on an android device be restricted to applications or widgets on the home screen only?

This is a rooted Nexus 7 with 4.4.4 (factory image from Google). I'd like to restrict access to anything that's not on one of the home screens. Apps and widgets on one the home screens should be ...
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Facebook icon randomly changes size on homescreen

The facebook icon on the homescreen of my android tablet, version 4.2.2, keeps randomly changing size. Sometimes it's the same size as other icons, sometimes it appears much smaller than the rest, ...
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Reduce number of home screens to 1

The solution from this page: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/30484/43575 doesn't seem to work in Android 4.3 There's no home.apk. I found a Launcher2.apk file but it doesn't contain any integer....
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how to make Google cards always appear?

I really like the Google card thinghies but I don't like that they disappear. Is there any way to force them to stay on the home screen as widgets? I want the weather and the currency exchange one ...
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How to show the complete title of an app?

Some apps with a longer title show up on the launcher screen (trebuchet) with a shortened title. E.g. an application with the title "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" will be titled "abcdefghi..". The same ...
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Hide the Favorites Tray from a specific home screen

At the bottom of my main home screen, I have the Favorites Tray with the default icons (Call, Contacts, Messages and Menu). This Favorites Tray was only visible on my main home screen, but now it ...
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Home screen malfunctioned, unable to tap or open any app

Phone (Make, Model): Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro Android Version / ROM Name: Android 9 Root: No Unlocked Bootloader: No Issue: While I was browsing on Kiwi Browser as always and changing between apps, ...
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Download apps from Play Store to a designated folder on desktop

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to test a set of note-taking apps. In order to do this, I need to search and download them from Google Play. However, they will be hard to ...
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How can I configure the One UI Home app so that I can scroll down and up all the installed apps and have the first letter of the app on the right side

I use a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with Android 13 and One UI 5.1. On my iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15, I can scroll up and down through all the installed apps and have the first letter of each app ...
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Remove app icon from home screen on Redmi Note 10, MIUI 14

I want to remove the YouTube app icon but Android doesn't let me (apps in settings only mentioned uninstalling all updates) since it's a default app. I can only uninstall apps which I've downloaded. ...
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Wallpaper changer can no longer access/find home screen images on Samsung Galaxy A20/Android 11 to add to default album

Until recently, I was able to add one image at a time to the default album by (1) downloading image from Samsung Themes, (2) applying it to my home screen, (3) adding it to Wallpaper Changer's default ...
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I can't change my home app in lineageOS 14.1

I'm having problems with the home app in lineageOS. I usualy have the Nova Launcher Prime as home app in my phone but now I'm unable to use it because when I'm going to change doesn't appear a ...
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I am unable to unlock home screen on Android Pie

I've just updated my phone to Android Pie. While booting, I typed in my password PIN, and it unlocked to go to the home screen. There when I type the same password, a "Wrong Password" error is being ...
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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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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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scroll the background farther than half the picture

Is there a way to let android scroll 1080px through the wallpaper to show one of the pictures every page instead of half of the picture?(https://i.stack.imgur.com/QSW91.jpg) I want every page to be a ...
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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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Why setting a 1x1 pixel wallpaper fails on (a few) Android devices?

To set a black or solid color wallpaper on an Android device, one can use a tiny 1x1 pixel image with the pixel set to that color. This works on most Android devices (including Nexus devices and ...
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App folders on homescreen being removed automatically when a new app is installed

I have HTC Desire 820 running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I have folders with favorite apps on the home screen. But whenever a new app is installed, all those folders disappeared, and the home screen ...
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Homescreen appears to be on while it's off

I know it sounds weird, but when I turn off the screen using the power button I have the feeling that it doesn't turn off completely. I'll try to explain why. I press the power button, the home-...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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How do I label a page of the Galaxy S4 home screen?

The GS4 allows you to have multiple pages of the home screen. I'd like to use this as a kind of full-screen, more accessible folder (e.g. a "Utilities" page). How do I put a text label ("Utilities") ...
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How could I set the number of Android original desktops?

Android has 5 original desktop on my phone, I couldn't delete one of them. How could I set the number of desktop?
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Lower Menu shortcuts disappeared

I use a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 model phone with latest version of Gingerbread on it. I recently started to experience this problem. The shortcut menus on the lower bar have some how disappeared. ...
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How can I create a "shortcut" for the built in PDF viewer on Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 has a default PDF viewer, but it's a little hard to get to. How can I put an shortcut for it on my home screen? Note that the default program (Document Viewer) doesn't show up in the list ...
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Prevent Trebuchet from showing up in Recent Apps?

Here's the setup I have for my phone right now: I am running on a custom ROM that has Trebuchet for the home application. The custom ROM is ICS-based. I have somewhat successfully gotten Google Now (...
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Floating Icon on Home - What is this called?

My volume keys are dead because of some of my stupid mistakes. So I have downloaded a Volume button assist app, that always displays + and - buttons that simulate the volume button behaviour. I ...
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Can I create link to a page in the home screen?

I'd like to have several collections of apps but also widgets. Problem is widgets can't be in folders. But, could I just link to another page of the home screen? Thus each page would be my unit of ...
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Notification bar content and scroll down

When I swipe the notification bar down, I get a bunch of "items", roughly one for each notification (email, weather, news &c). How are these items called? How do I control their ...
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How can I disable app drawer in Android 12?

I’m on a Samsung S20 5G, Android 12 (just moved to this phone). On my old phone which ran android 8.1 (I don’t remember the exact model, but it was a phone from Huawei), In the Display settings I ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy A21s

On my new Samsung Galaxy A21s I am trying to get it to open on the homepage every time I switch it on. Presently, if I am on gmail and switch it off, and then turn it on it goes back to gmail. What I ...
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Firefox’s “Add to Home Screen”, but different profiles & privacy

I have Firefox 68.9.0 on Android 8.1.0. Some websites allow one to add them to the home screen, a part of HTML5's Progressive Web App, and the website can then be viewed as if it's a real app, without ...
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of home screen

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10. I am trying to find a way to go to my default home screen (the first page of home screens) every time I unlock my phone. I tried MacroDroid and AutomateIt.
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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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Removing white transparent space caused by Google Search Bar on the home screen after disabling Google app

I would like to know how to remove this artifact of the Google Search Bar after disabling the Google app. Possibly there is a search bar toggle in settings somewhere?
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How to go to the App Screen when "Swipe down for notification panel" is on?

On my Galaxy Note 10, how do I quickly go to the App screen when I enabled "Swipe down for notification panel" in the Settings Menue?
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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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Prevent homescreen/desktop from showing before my start-up app?

I have this bootup app that listens to the system boot up event and will launch on system start up (pardon the verbosity). Problem is, the system will stubbornly show the homescreen (or a static ...
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Why does Android 7 reset default Home app after boot?

Edit: I've got an app that was set as the HOME app that suddenly isn't set as the HOME app. My question is in two parts: Does Android 7 have the capacity to do that on its own? If it does, what ...
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Always open to Android Home Page?

On Android devices, is there a way to always default to the "home page" of apps when you open the phone? On the Android phone, the user can make multiple "app pages" that contain app shortcuts. There ...
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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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