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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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Change app name in Pixel Launcher

There are several apps that I would like to rename in the app launcher. For example, I have the Google "Calc" app, and another calculator app with more features that is named "Calc"...
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Smart Launcher - How do i change icon of an application on home screen

Smart launcher used to let me change icon of application shortcuts that are on home screen individually, by long pressing a shortcut. Now it doesnt work anymore. How can i do that?
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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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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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Completely change home screen on Android TV

I have Android TV (Sony KJ-65X8500D running on Android 5.1.1 Marshmallow if relevant). On the home screen, there are several ads and a wallpaper that I don't control. It's currently showing an ad for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them?

Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them? Specifics: Droid X, 2.2 stock ROM, rooted. I'm perfectly fine with any approach, as long as it gets a guaranteed complete ...
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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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Disable TouchWiz launcher on a rooted Samsung device

I used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Android 4.1.2) and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Android 4.4.2) for a product. I have been searching for ways to disable permanently the Launcher of Samsung's TouchWiz ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Android forgetting default launcher every few minutes

Starting last week, my HTC One running ARHD 31.5 keeps forgetting the default launcher. Every few minutes, it will forget the setting and ask me for a launcher when I hit the home button. So far, I ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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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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Lock screen launch bar not launching app, shows different icon too

This is an HTC One with Android 4.3 and Nova Launcher Prime (This may be a Nova issue, not sure yet) Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here is the pictures: Dragging an icon "up" from the lock ...
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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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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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How to reorder, add or delete home screens in the native Droid Maxx launcher?

When booting up the Droid Maxx and not using a custom launcher, there are five swipe screens by defualt. Is there a way to reorder, add or delete screens? Usual two finger pinching or twirling has no ...
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Change temperature unit on Total Launcher

I'm using Total Launcher, from the makers of ssLauncher. It has a weather widget that uses OpenWeatherMap. The default string is %4.1f° and the widget shows Celsius. I tried every letter in the ...
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How do I go back to my original settings after installing Hola Launcher?

I just installed Hola Launcher on my HTC One m8 and it changed everything from my display to content settings. I would like to switch back to exactly how my phone settings were before installing Hola ...
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How to delete Hola launcher on Intex phone?

I can't delete Hola launcher on my Intex smartphone. Once I deleted it from app setting, after some time it's automatically installed again. Another launcher named Launcher3 is on my phone with same ...
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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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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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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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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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How to not be asked every time whether to use TouchWiz Home or TouchWiz Easy Home?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2), as soon as I reboot the phone and enter my password to unlock the screen I get the following dialog box, asking me which home screen app I want to ...
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How to set a really wide home screen that scrolls

How do I set a really wide home screen as the home screen that as you swipe from page to page the background scrolls with it. I swear it used to do this or I'm imagining it did. Samsung Galaxy S6, ...
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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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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 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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