Questions tagged [launcher]

The launcher consists of the home screen and the app menu. As the name suggests, a launcher is the component responsible for launching apps. You can easily exchange the launcher of your android phone with another.

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App launcher for Disabled apps?

I'd like to install lot's of apps as if it would be a web page (e.g. entering new cafe - they have an app, after couple month I have 500-600 apps easily). I'd like to keep most of the apps disabled (...
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in android os,,, does computer launcher is safe..?

I am installed this computer launcher and using but it shows some apps are running in background especially message application sometimes GPS is ON automatically .I thought this application is not ...
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Remove Google Search Bar from LG W10 Alpha running Android 9

I have a LG W10 Alpha running Android 9. I think it's close to stock Android. I tried various suggested ways to remove the search bar on the home screen but none of them seem to work. Go to Apps ->...
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Disable web search in Microsoft Launcher

Recently, Microsoft launcher has started to give web search suggestions when I click on my home button and search for an app. I only want to find apps, but in addition to installed app results the ...
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Android TV 6.0.1 Remote IR cannot change home launcher

I have problem binding button home for remote IR, it cannot open the custom launcher. When I install new launcher and push the home button it ask to select default launcher, then I set the new ...
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App Switcher on Android 10 constantly crashes after minor update on Moto Z4

Motorola MotoZ4 was running Android 10 and it worked fine, then an update was forced, qdfs30.130-42-1-2, with constant daily prompts to restart stating that it would restart on its own if I did not do ...
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Add multiple identical homescreen widgets

On my old phone (android 8) I used home screen widgets to take notes on the screen, it’s very convenient. But on my new phone (Android 10, Realme 6 pro) I get the error message “widget added”. It is ...
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Best way to back up home screen layout on Android?

I have a Motorola Android phone in which I have around 400 apps that I have put into folders and carefully chosen a layout which has taken me a long time. I want a way to back up this layout and ...
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Add URL to homescreen

Can I somehow place a link to an URL to the homescreen without having to open it first? I would like to place a threema:// URL to the launcher -- of course, my browser won't show it long enough for ...
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Constantly changing app “shortlist”

I have a shortlist of five app icons at the bottom of my home screen, usually Phone, Messaging, Chrome, Google and Camera. These tend to remain constant (I've not seem them change). When I swipe up ...
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Microsoft Launcher + Samsung S10: Unable to add blank page with app specific widgets

Since a few weeks I'm unable to add app specific widgets to blank pages. I used to be able to add an Outlook Calendar widget, a Microsoft ToDo task widget, a Weather.com weather widget etcetera. ...
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can my girlfriend use android launcher 3 to unlock or get into my phones?

i left my 2 phones in my girlfriends car and when i checked my google activity com.android.launcher3 shows up several times as well as other activity such as facebook, text now and other apps from my ...
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Can I create new home screen panel to the left of the “main” panel in Android 10?

I have Pixel 3a running Android 10. I can create new home screen panel by moving application shortcuts to the right of rightmost existing panel. However, I can't move them to the left of the "main" ...
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Trebuchet 10 keeps stopping

So hi. Recently installed the Lineage 17 on my Mi 9T Pro (Raphael). Today my launcher started going crazy and ultimately keeps stopping. Device is rooted. Tried to use Pixel Launcher but it stops ...
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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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Add icons to Glass Launcher

Is it possible to add app shortcuts to the Glass Launcher on the Google Glass (Glass Enterprise Edition 2 in my case)? If so, how? To be clear, I mean I've developed an app and I'd like to add its ...
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How can I launch a system app that doesn't appear in the app drawer?

Just for context, I have an unrooted OnePlus 6. There's a system app called "Zen Mode" (not in the play store) that gives you notifications when you use your phone for 2 hours. I tapped on the ...
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Launcher preference not persistent between reboots

I recently purchased the BLU Vivo One Plus 2019, which runs Android Oreo (8.1). After installing kiss launcher and setting as my default launcher, I rebooted my device and the launcher reset back to ...
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Pixel Launcher crashing due to missing STATUS_BAR and MANAGE_ACTIVITY_STACKS permissions

I'm running LineageOS 16 on a OnePlus 3T. Whenever I try to open the Pixel Launcher, it crashes. In adb logcat, I saw the following lines that looked relevant: 05-25 16:13:31.293 16356 16356 W ...
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S10 page indicator buttons not functioning

After the latest update to my Samsung Galaxy S10, my page indicator buttons stopped changing when I swipe to a new page. This is incredibly annoying. I rebooted the phone several times, changed ...
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Access Google Now launcher

Google closed their Google now launcher and all devices shows incompatible on Google play store. But I can find its apk on internet. After installing app it won't show up in my settings for default ...
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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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How to detect the name of my current launcher?

My phone is Galaxy A5 2017 The Android updated automatically to version 8.0.0 My launcher app has some problems - I can't find the Skype icon and I really need it. I have to enter Google Play, to ...
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How to reset the app icons? - They get substituted by a default icon

Sometimes, the app icons just "switch" to an android icon: For example in this screenshot, the Dropbox (center row in the left) icon is an android icon. This happens to me from time to time with many ...
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Launchers and features analysis

I am using stock moto launcher on my device. And, the night drain is about 6%. So, I decided to use Nova launcher. Installed Nova launcher, and after that night drain is reduced to 3%. I need to know ...
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How can i authorize my PC to my phone that doesn't work properly?

So yesterday I accidentally changed my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C) dpi from 640 to 140 using Nomone Resolution changer that uses root and that screwed up my whole phone because now it ...
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Hide apps in Evie Launcher app drawer

I'm in love with the Evie Launcher however one complaint I have is that there seems no way to hide apps in the app drawer. According to this article the Nova launcher has this feature but i like Evie ...
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Where it's marked that a “/data/app/i” have to appear in launcher?

I have some apps who have important data in it. And now they don't appear in the launcher, but they still in /data/app. Do you know what to do to make appear an app from /data/app in the launcher ? ...
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How do I install Google Pixel Launcher on HTC U Ultra?

I used to be able to use the Google Now Launcher on my old HTC U Ultra device. Now I got a new device with Android 8.0.0 and here I cannot install the program anymore. How can I fix that? Edit: I ...
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Remove app notification when app opens from launcher

I have looked all over the place and cannot seem to find a way to automatically remove an app's respective notification upon the app opening from the app launcher. In iOS this behavior was just a ...
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Crash when switching apps with non default launchers

I just updated a Nokia 6.1 (TA-1054) to Android P and when I change the launcher from the default launcher3 to anything else it keeps opening launcher3 when I try to switch apps and crashes. I tried ...
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Consequences of removing Launcher3's APK (com.android.launcher3)

I have a rooted tablet with my own custom launcher which is already the default launcher. Are their any side effects if I delete the Launcher3's APK (com.android.launcher3) which is stored in /system/...
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Swipe down to search in the Google launcher?

My phone runs a Pixel Experience ROM which has a stock Google Launcher that I like a lot. I do not wish to change launcher. I used to have a Huawei device, and it had a feature that you could swipe ...
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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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Launcher 3 and it Purpose

What does a launcher3 do? and why would you want to Launch another one on your phone? and what does it mean that on Google when it states that you have used launcher 3?
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option to creat folder in touchwiz gone

hi i have touchwiz installed on my android and i can create folders but when i flash a custom rom and install touchwiz from the app store the option to create folders in the app drawer is missing does ...
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Why SIM Toolkit icon is duplicated (now tripled) in launcher?

UPDATE: It stopped happening after the latest OS (and launcher) update - to Android 8 Why does my SIM Toolkit icon is duplicated tripled? The second one appeared not so long ago, and it never ...
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Unable to change default launcher

I have Lenovo k5 smartphone with Lollipop 5.1.1. As stock "Lenovo Launcher" sucks, I installed Nova Launcher and set it as default. Unfortunatelly, after each restart (or even without restart, after ...
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Android - how to keep launcher setting after reboot

Instead of the preinstalled "Launcher3" I'd like to use "Microsoft Launcher" – but when I choose it as default, it only lasts until reboot. After reboot "Launcher3" is again set as default. How to ...
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How to solve “Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped.” Galaxy Note 4?

I'm receiving this error after enabling ultra power saving mode: "Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped." Its dialog only has the option "OK". Restarting doesn't work. Clearing cache partition ...
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Can applications predinstalled in system/priv-app be updated via Play Store?

we're trying to make our custom launcher default one in our phone. Since it needs system level permissions (placing widgets) we placed it in system/priv-app, and it finally works ok. Problem is that ...
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How is the default launcher set after a factory reset

I would like to know how is the default launcher set after a factory reset. What files are in charge of telling the OS, for example, that the Touchwiz app is the default launcher for Samsung devices. ...
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What is 'Launcher3' in Android Nougat?

I was recently trying Microsoft's Arrow launcher and it was then I saw that the default launcher on my phone is called 'Launcher3'. Its icon resembles 16-bit icon. From what I read, it is the name ...
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Disable News Feeds in Google Launcher

I'm using the Google launcher on my Huawei P9. Recently it's been updated so there is a Google feed of some sort when I swipe right from the home screen. I've been through my settings and turned off ...
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Fix Broken Launcher on Soft-Bricked Device

I recently tried to remove the Google search bar on my homescreen using this tutorial by disabling the Google Search app in settings. It turns out I was using the Google Now launcher, and so when I ...
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six-dot icon on home screen shows app icons, not app names

Something on my phone changed. I don't know what or how, but now when I press the 6-dot icon in the middle of the bottom row of my home screen, I get pages of app icons without any names. How can I ...
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How can I copy *everything* from one phone to another?

I have a Galaxy S7. I bought a Galaxy S8. I prefer answers that are more general, but I will accept answers specific to copying the experience between these two phones. I have tried a few options to "...
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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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Using TASKER to automatically change launcher/theme when launcher/theme is changed by other program

I am using a Huawei P9+ running on Android 7 (Nougat) and one of the annoying things with it is from time to time, the theme reverts back to the ugly Huawei Home theme, even though I use Nova Launcher ...
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How to uninstall or replace Joy Launcher?

This morning my Android mobile started asking for permissions for a "Joy Launcher" app that I've never seen (or at least noticed before). This appears to be an official app from the manufacturer. ...

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