This seems to be a setting that started in Oreo related to Adaptive Icons. You now need specific themes to remove the border.
Per the following link:
If you don't want borders, go to settings>wallpaper and
themes>icons>download and find an icon pack with no borders.
It is called a Notification Badge which is a feature that became available in Android 8.0:
You should be able to manage each app's notification behavior under
Settings->Apps & Notification->[App Name]->App Notifications
Depending on the type of Home launcher, there are options to turn on/off icon labels. Check in Andorid Settings - Home, if not found, try long press on an empty part of the home screen, then check if you have options for Launcher settings (which are not the same as the Phone's settings). For Home Launchers like Go, L-Home, KK Launcher, and others, you can ...
The icon that displays a blue circle with diagonal line through it in the Phone app's Log tab appears when the user receives a call and manually rejects it with a swipe when the phone rings. As soon as the user swipes to reject the call, the caller will hear the tone of the phone call change from a ringing signal to a busy signal.
The icon that displays a ...
Yeah, that's by definition – and the reason why you should never move apps to SD if they provide widgets you want to use.
SDCard gets mounted after the boot_completed broadcast has been sent. So apps installed on the SDCard are not able to receive this broadcast, and thus cannot provide their services "in advance". Depending on how fast your "homescreen" ...
I read from many posts that the option shown above has been removed. Only solution I found is to download an icons set that was made without frames feature. I am using one called Zero made by MINU after seeing its link in another post about the same issue on this website.
This is not a bug with the Nexus 5. It seems like the Google Experience Launcher (aka Google Now Launcher) seems to handle app shortcuts a little differently than other launchers do. The cause of this has to do with the way the developer is updating their app. I have seen this problems specifically with Franco Kernel Updater on my Nexus 5 with GEL/GNL, ...
I don't know enough about Aviate to know for sure, but I can guess based on the way icons normally work in Android.
An app's icon has different versions for different screen DPIs, so there's no need to resize nor antialias icons. Note that antialiasing isn't the answer here: it works by blurring icons, so they still look wrong, just in a different way. The ...
When my mother first switched to a smart phone I made her a customized launcher with Lightning Launcher. Its free and has tons of customizations. Downfall is that it might take a bit to learn all the features but once you learn its really incredible. You can change icon size, text size, icon rotation, and even set it up with massive fonts so putting on ...
I've thought about this as well for my senior parents. There are really only two options:
Replace the stock launcher with something like BIG Launcher ($10) or Large Launcher Senior (free). The downside to these is that they feel more childish, and some older tech-savvy users might not appreciate that.
Increase the font size that Android displays text in. ...
Google PDF Viewer doesn't have app icon.
However, when you're trying to open a PDF file from other apps (e.g. Download, or any file manager like ES File Explorer), it will be listed as one of possible app inside App Chooser dialog.
In order to uninstall apps on touch-wiz, go to the apps folder then tap the left soft button. Now tap uninstall and touch the minus button for the app you want to remove. Finally, tap yes when it says "(App you chose) will be uninstalled". Here is a video showing how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYL6nYapr7I
Also, while I realize this might ...
Not all apps have explicit launchers (or app icon).
Take an example from Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52 app:
This application will not be visible in your phone's home screen. Access application settings via Smart Connect (LiveWare™ Manager), or via your phone's status bar.
As for Exchange Server (or Exchange Services on Nexus stock ROM), ...
The S shaped icon is Qihoo 360 Mobile Security application.
Here is the source to confirm : Qihoo 360 Security - Antivirus Boost (for Android)
The grey bubble like or hot air balloon notification is not very clear, but while I couldn't deduce from which app it comes from, I suspect its from a live wallpaper of some sort. Check related settings to confirm.
Since you did not mention the developer preview version. Assuming you are using dev preview 1.
The newly added menu that’s available on the second developer preview of Android O contains a “Change icon shape” option on the main Settings screen that’s located near the bottom of the interface, immediately above the “About” section.
Tapping that option prompts ...
Reducing the gap also reduces the sizes. If you are using the default launcher Trebuchet, you should also see Custom in the Grid Size settings. Clicking it allow to set the number of icons per columns and rows. Select a high number for colums and rows.
Confirm your choice, then go back to the Home screen and rearrange the icons. You will be able to fit as ...
Deleting an icon usually only removes the icon, not the app itself. However, if your launcher's home screen is merged with app drawer of the launcher, then it is likely it would delete the app. In the former case, launchers know that it is just the icon that is to be removed, so no user approval in the form of dialog is required.
I suggest you try to find ...
Since you are using Samsung and I presume you're on version 6.0, go to Settings > Notifications and toggle off All Apps. Now activate the notification for every app, one by one. This way you may find which one is responsible for the sun icon.
Icons are also provided by your icon theme. But for convenience both kept nearly similar.
Yes, it is possible to keep two different icons. But, that will create confusion to your user. I can cite you an example of an app. This app is SuperSu. It can change up to 7 icons ( including 1 invisible ) if a user opts.
You can also change app icons by using some ...
Looks like you have unmounted the SD card once. Behaviour might change on the implementation of launcher app, basically it should be solved by re-mounting the SD card. The icon with the mark is installed on the SD card.
Settings > Storage > SD Card > [Mount / Unmount]
Any icon pack (not themes like Cyanogen Mod themes for example) can only apply to launchers and apps not the Android system itself.
(Except that the system supports icon packs which is not common in official ROMs.)
And Nova Launcher (like most launchers if not all of them) only displays the home screen and the app drawer, anything other than that (like ...
Go to Settings > Buttons > Buttons and Layout > Restore Defaults > Click "OK" when you're asked "Delete current settings and restore the default layout?".
That should work. It worked for me on my Lollipop device.