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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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Force certain apps to use grayscale

I have a Google Pixel 6 with Android 14. Currently I have enabled: Settings > Accessibility > Color and motion > Color correction > Grayscale But I find myself wanting to disable Grayscale ...
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Configure Setup Wizard to not install Google TV Launcher

I'm configuring Android TV 11 for a tv box. There I use the standard setup wizard (com.google.android.tungsten.setupwraith, the recent version) and "Android TV Home launcher". The setup ...
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Website shortcuts on the homescreen are gone on Android 11 - how to restore them?

I lost all my website shortcuts on the homescreen on Android 11. I didn't know of this bug due to which all web shortcuts on Android can suddenly disappear at any time. How to get the shortcuts or the ...
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recents/overview screen swap for launcher swap

is it possible to swap the default recents screen / overview screen that show up when we click the recents button? the default view, I believe is an activity of the default launcher(Quickstep) after ...
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Why is there a blank space between app icons on App screen (launcher)?

There's a blank spot between my apps on the App screen of the Samsung Galaxy S23. I'm confused about it.
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Switching apps vs 3rd-party launchers on Android 12

Just bought a new phone with Android 12 and found this app switch failure: I press "square" button, see recent apps list, tap on one of them. So that app came to top for a moment and then ...
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Why did a grey bar with app shortcuts appear on my Lenovo tablet and how do I get rid of it?

What is this grey bar with app shortcuts at the bottom of my screen of my Lenovo Tablet? It appears over top of every single application, including the Nova launcher which is my default. When I switch ...
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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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No setting to set default home app on Doogee Y9 Plus

I have an old Android 9 (it's a Doogee Y9 Plus) device on which I would like to set Nova Launcher as the default home app, but there doesn't seem to be a way to set it through the device's settings. ...
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Typing other password to start other Android launcher

On an android 8 phone, I would like to be able to open a different launcher (or user session) depending on the password that I type (or the pattern that I draw). Example : when I type "...
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Remove unused/empty screens on Square Home launcher

I'm using the Square Home launcher and somehow, it creates additional home screens parallel to my main screen. I don't know what triggers this, but right now I have 23 home screens, and 22 of them are ...
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Cannot set my APK MainActivity as the Home Activity via ADB [closed]

I am using one these AndroidTV 11.0 S905W2 boxes from Amazon and I could not make my APK the Home Activity via ADB.exe I am using the following adb command via WiFi as connecting via a USB cable to my ...
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Issue in "apps overview" ( applications windows are white)

Redmi Note 10 Pro, Android 13, MIUI 14, Nova Launcher Prime. What happen: in the "recent app overview", suddenly, some applications are shown as white windows: What I tried to do: Clear ...
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How to troubleshoot Easy Launch not accessing SMS messages on Ulefone?

Adapting to a Ulephone and am using the built-in "Easy Launch" app for organizing the apps. The icon to launch the text messenger stopped functioning for no apparent reason. There's no ...
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Why aren't website shortcuts on home screen available across multiple launchers on Android?

On a Moto (G60) smartphone running Android (12), I have two launchers installed. The first is the default Motorola app that comes preinstalled, called Moto App Launcher (12), and the second is called ...
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Microsoft Launcher on Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S reports false data to Microsoft

I am using Microsoft Launcher to control time spend by my daughters with their mobile phones. On the mobile app side things seems to be working fine and dandy, as Microsoft Launcher correctly measures ...
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Why was my launcher setup reset after inserting a SIM card?

I have a new phone, and I started to "customize" it while still using my old one. When I felt the phone is ready for switch-over, I inserted the SIM card from the old phone. That worked, but ...
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How to make an invisible (transparent/blank) app icon in Nova Launcher?

In Nova Launcher Prime 6.x, how does one make an app's icon invisible (completely transparent / blank)? I can try to find (or create) an icon pack that contains a blank icon (preferably on F-Droid), ...
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Android hidden account

Is there any way to create hidden account in Android as it described in Cory Doctorow book "Little Brother"? When I enter pin code like 1234 this will open first account. When I enter 5678 ...
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Cannot group Apps into folders in my App drawer

Currently using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. I Smart-Switch'ed from a Samsung J7 prime with Android 8, a couple of months ago. I could group apps in my Android 8 by (as best as I remember): From ...
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Creating launcher icon to Google Play Store's "Manage apps & device" page (preferably in Nova launcher)

I had a home screen icon to the "Manage apps & device" page in Google Play Store. Specifically, I had this set up in Nova Launcher (Prime). I tried to recall how I accomplished this, ...
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Force resize widget smaller than allowed

The default launcher on Google Pixel Android 12 does not allow some widgets to be resized as small as they could be. Chronos fit+ for instance is a 2x2 sized widget, so even when configured as a small ...
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Default Launcher still running and using RAM. How can I stop it without root?

I am running a stock MIUI system launcher on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. Today, I changed my launcher to Nova Launcher, and set it as default. And, I tried to force stop the MIUI System Launcher, but ...
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No recent apps screen after disabling the launcher

My phone came with a launcher I didn't really like very much. So I installed Nova Launcher and disabled the in-built launcher. Now the recent apps screen won't come up. I looked up and most of the ...
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How to remove app shortcut from home screen (modded trebuchet launcher) after installing as system app

This tablet is proprietary, so the launcher is custom (modded trebuchet) and very limited. It runs Android 8.1. I was able to get apex launcher installed, along with root access, but I'm trying to ...
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How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings

Question How to lock home screen icons folders dragging deleting settings I have rooted my mobiles and installed Nova launcher now on home screen i have categroized apps icons in circle folders. As ...
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How do I get back legacy non-adaptive icons?

I have a strong personal preference against adaptive icons. I hate how they make everything look the same and less distinctive. I know apps are required to have them, but most apps still also package ...
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Default launcher on Android TV via ADB problem

After setting the new GoogleTV Launcher as default via ADB (using the command adb shell cmd package set-home-activity "com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx") on my Android TV Box, checking ...
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Any apps or ways to categories group apps folders in menu view

Question :- Any apps or ways to categories group apps folders in menu view Is there any apps or setting to categories group move apps installed icons in folders inside menu view. as there is jumble ...
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How to remove "Bing" sign from Microsoft Launcher?

I would like to have my home screen as clean as possible. Is there a way to remove the "Bing" icon from Microsoft Launcher (bottom right corner)? I've deleted the search widget, fixed the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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