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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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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Switch “Google page” off on Android

I got Huawei P30 lite with Android 9. There is a page on the main screen (if you swipe right from Home) which looks like combination of Google assistant, search, news, weather etc.. What is it ...
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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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Possible way to hide widgets at specific times

I want to to be able to have a widget which displays my work calendar at the home screen but have it only visible between 06:00 and 18:00 at workdays. The widget itself is not the problem. I have ...
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How to close apps when I lock the phone [duplicate]

My Problem: When I unlock my phone, the app that I used last is open (I mean in the foreground). This is probably so by design. But I would like to change that because I think it very often distracts ...
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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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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 (“Pie”)

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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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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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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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

Most of the apps will rotate when I turn my device. So does the screen on my tablet. However, on the phone (Galaxy 9), that doesn't happen, making usage in horizontal mode a bit awkward. Is it ...
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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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Android Lollipop “Show All Apps” button showing recent apps instead

The title says it all. I tried configuring the home menu by holding the background of ther menu, but it also just showed recent apps.
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How to check which app changes home background image

The background of my homescreen keeps changing and I do not know what causes it. I can change the background manually, but after a certain moment of time it just changes automatically to another ...
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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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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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Why are homescreen icons bouncing?

My wife and I just got new Essential phones running Android 9 (Pie.) On my wife's phone, the docked toolbar icons at the bottom of the homescreen bounce every few seconds, as if they're asking for ...
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I lost the temperature display on my home screen

My phone is an Samsung Android ZTE. I am not finding a weather widget.
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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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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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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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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://imgur.com/Jg6fNQ1) I want every page to be a different ...
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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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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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Stop Adding Home Screens on App Install

I do not want to turn off new icons being added to the Home Screen. Instead there is a problem where my tablet will keep adding new Home Screens. It's curious, because there is plenty of space for ...
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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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My Aristo Android 7.0 does not have a clock widget

I've followed every link I could find in the last 75 minutes. Nobody addresses the real issue I am having. Every one of them tells me how to get to the widgets list, that I should select the clock ...
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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 do you disable “add icon to home screen” on Android Oreo?

On Android Oreo, the option for "add icon to home screen" is no longer in the Play Store settings. How do you disable the option?
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

In Nox (3.8.1.1) running Android 4.4.2, I'd like to change the launcher from Nox Launcher to Smart Launcher. I set the default home app through settings, but every time I restart Android in Nox (or ...
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removing an Icon from home screen but not uninstalling them,

I want to remove an icon shortcut from home screen. But not uninstalling them. OS is Lollipop and rooted. Is any way to hide an icon from home screen by terminal emulator. I don't want to change to ...
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How to put a big message on my home and lock screen?

I want to put a big message on my home and lock screen. Something like "don't screw up your diet". You get the idea. How can I do that?
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Retrieving app messages

Is there a way to (offline) retrieve app messages (messages that appear with on the top right on the home screen with a small icon of the app) Without opening the app itself? (or when the app doesn'...
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Messages app stuck notification bubble

I have had an odd problem where the Android Messages app had a notification bubble with a number of 1 or higher. That is, the app acts as if there is one unread message. Looks kinda like this: But ...
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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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Lost weather “widget” after factory reset

I was having some hardware trouble with my Pixel (not resolved, but that's another issue). I ended up doing a factory reset. Now, however, my home screen time/weather information. Instead of the date,...
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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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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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Remove Google widget [duplicate]

How do I remove the chunky, waste-of-space Google search widget at the top of every home screen? And if I do, can I put apps there instead? I know I can add and remove Google widgets on the main home ...
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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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Home screen doesn't use the full screen width

So as of a couple days ago, something is different about my home screen(s). Where once the icons were evenly spread, now they're crammed to the left, leaving a bar of empty space in the right that ...
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unfortunately home screen has stopped

I'm user of huawei G610.since last 3days I'm having an issue that whenever I power On my phone it shows a message that Unfortunately huawei home has stopped.I have already reset my phone. So kindly ...
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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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Removing extra screen on TouchWiz launcher

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-S820L) on Android 4.4.4, and I'm using TouchWiz launcher. How do I remove the extra home screens?
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Where is the layout file for the Sony Xperia launcher?

Due to unrelated reasons my homescreen may reset sometimes. I do not seek help with that, and in fact I am already sure it cannot be fixed right now. However it is annoying to put everything back all ...
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Remove unknown icon appeared on home screen after mounting SD card

How to remove this icon from home screen of Xperia M2 Dual? (Click image to enlarge)
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Disable homescreen auto rotation on rooted stock Xperia Z2?

My rooted Xperia Z2 has the latest stock firmware(23.4.A.1.232) and the Xposed framework. I don't know how or where, but now the homescreen also rotates when tilting the phone and I've not found any ...
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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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How to set default home screen on Android 4.4.4

I am using AOKP with Android 4.4.4. I figured out how to add additional home screens, but I can only add them to the right, and the default home screen (the one that I get taken to when I press the "...
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How to access home screen settings with Galaxy S5 Neo?

I just bought the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo that has Android 5.1.1 as the default OS OOTB. First thing I noticed is that the home screen transition effects are gone (3D rotation/card stack) so I ...