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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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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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Unable to set launcher Oreo

I am using a Huawei p20 it had a lot of Chinese so I installed a launcher. It worked for a few days but now the the launcher behaves like an app(I can exit out of it ) and now the default launcher tab ...
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Microsoft Launcher for Android - How to show my contacts in “People”

Until now I used Windows phones. Now I have an Android phone and I like to continue MS applications as much as possible - at least in the beginning. I installed Outlook with my user@live.com ...
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Apps vs Launcher App at Boot

I have been playing around with Tasker on my unlocked Nexus 6 to create a scene with various tasks that run on device boot. My question is why does it take a normal app a significant amount of time to ...
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MS for Android Launcher Feed Notes section

With Microsoft Launcher for Android, when you swipe right, one of the cards in the Feed is Notes. Question: are notes I create on my phone accessible from the web? and if they are, what is the url?
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Can't use different launcher than default (s905x tv box)

I have a tv box with s905x running android 7.1.2. When i try to use different launcher than default (droidlogic mbox launcher), it force close it. I searce the android log and i found that the error ...
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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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Real Pad launcher has stopped working - help

My real pads launcher has stopped. How do I fix it? I have tried loading a new one from the Play store and that does not seem to work. I have rebooted as well. I do not get the "Home" option when I go ...
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Why SIM Toolkit icon is duplicated (now tripled) in launcher?

Why does my SIM Toolkit icon is duplicated tripled? The second one appeared not so long ago, and it never happened before (I have the phone for more than a year and a half). There wasn't an OS ...
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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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Trebuchet Launcher on Yoga Tab 3 10"

Does anyone have a Yoga Tab3 10" and do they have any problems with the Trebuchet Launcher? Mine started resetting to the home screen and default wallpaper, annoying but it doesn't stop the running ...
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Changing my Android Launcher

I have an Android 7.1. The device is Evercoss winner Y star. Usually in my other phone I can just change it normally but in my Evercoss phone it can't, pls help me.
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Samsung galaxy s3 neo starts slowing down and freezes after selecting launcher

It started slowing down a couple days ago, while it was running just fine before. I tried restarting it, but it instantly slowed down again and completely froze. By now I've found out that not ...
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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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Changing DPI results in Lenovo ideatab A2107a-h Launcher crashing.Unable to use tablet

My lenovo ideatab A2107a-h (rooted).Tried changing the DPI of the tablet from 160 to 220 using textdroid dpi changer from Playstore. Upon on bootup,I get idea desktop(default) is not working.I can't ...
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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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How to show the recent apps in the Overview button?

On Android KitKat v4.4.2 that came with my phone the Overview button (the button that is not Home nor Back) is showing the home screen settings: How can I change the button behavior to show the list ...
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How to hide the clock from Android screen?

There is always a clock on the upper right corner of the screen? It is always visible, unless some app is running in full-screen mode. How to hide this clock, so that it appears only when the user ...
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Is the “Android taste test” only for certain models?

Is the #myandroid taste test only for certain models? I own a Pixel 5". Where do I find this info out?
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change the position of google search bar in Google Now Launcher

I am using Google now launcher on my Moto G3 phone. I have set up wallpapers on my home screen but the Google search bar(which is situated at top of my home screen), seems to be always overlapping the ...
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Naming a folder

I recently bought a coolpad note 5. In CoolUI when I made a custom folder, there was no option of naming it. Means other already made folder had naming in them but when I tried to made a folder by ...
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Google Now Launcher still exists inside launcher settings

I have used Google Now Launcher on my Redmi 1S that runs Lineage OS 14.1. And, now I am using Nova Launcher as home app(launcher). I have uninstalled Google Now Launcher, and also, its not present in ...
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Google widget got disappeared each time after reboot

I am using Google Now launcher as default launcher on my Lineage 14.1,Redmi 1s. After installing a nightly, or after reboot, I can see that Google widget is got disappeared. I cannot see any widget(...
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Changing device configuration to display non-circular launcher icons

According to this article, an Android device's "system framework decides whether or not to return either the regular icon or the round icon to the launcher." "When a launcher requests an app icon, ...
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Launcher Pro has Expired, and No Internet to Download the Update

I recently pulled out my old Android running Froyo 2.2(?). I have not used it in forever and wanted to play with it. After unlocking it, it takes me to the Launcher pro web page, while saying that ...
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Why do widgets disappear after running out of battery?

After phone shutting down by running out of battery, when I start it again all the widgets disappear. At first I thought that this is a problem of my launcher (Apex), but even the native one (...
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Keypad Freezing Up - think it's a Touch Wiz issue? (can I get around this with a Launcher?)

I would be grateful for some feedback/suggestions. In short, I have an ageing (badly) Android 4.4.4 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, AVG and some Avast Apps on the Virus Checker side, and Touch Wiz. ...
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Annoying issue with my Gionee P5L

My phone's model is Gionee P5L. For the few days I am facing this stupid and annoying problem. I don't know why and how but I have multiple copies of the same apps in my phone... For example I have 2 ...
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Customize interface for elder / older users

My father in law asked me if a "elder smartphone" is good for him, since he is having difficulties with an old iPhone his wife gave him. After digging a little bit I discovered that the "elder ...
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Xiaomi 5S keeps losing Nova Launcher as default launcher

I can set Nova Launcher as default launcher in Settings -> Installed Apps -> Defaults -> Launcher, but whenever I tap the home button, the device loads the system launcher. In the settings of Nova ...
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Easy switching languages?

A tablet will be used by someone who reads (only) Chinese (PRC). I only read English. In order to help her accomplish things, install apps, and generally maintain the tablet, I need to switch language ...
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I have deleted my system app launcher 3 and system ui my phone isnt starting up is there any way

I rooted my LAVA v2s and mistakenly deleted the system launcher. The system UI is starting up but not going to the home screen. It immediatly powers off and is stuck on the boot logo. Is there any way ...
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Some icons missing all-together

Below I discuss SuperSu as an example but I suspect there are more apps affected as well. I go to open SuperSu and discover that its nowhere to be found. I tried GoogleNow launcher I tried Nova ...
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Remote control widget [closed]

I am looking to develop a remote control widget on the Android platform which is similar in concept to the JustABlip remote control widget on iOS. So wanted to know whether the android architecture ...
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Android Launcher Loading Problem

I'm desperate, otherwise I wouldn't post this long type of post on this forum, cause whenever I have a problem, I just search it on Google and 99% of cases I find the solution, but this time, I'm ...
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Google Now Launcher doesn't list installed apps on MIUI8

I am using MIUI8 on my Mi4i. I have installed Google Now launcher, but the app drawer does not show the list of apps. See the picture: But searching from the search bar in home screen returns matched ...
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Is it possible to launch multiple applications in a specific sequence and respond to onscreen prompts?

We have a recent business case that involves a Android based tablet. The tablet needs to run a number of applications in a specific sequence: Open VPN application -> respond 'Yes' to prompt Open ...
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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 set home launcher in Android 7.0 Nougat and 8.0 Oreo

I could not find the way to set/change the default launcher in Android N (Nexus 6P). I think it is not there. Any help?