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Has the setting to disable icon frames been removed on the Galaxy S10 lineup?

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>...
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What are the tiny superscript numbers on home page buttons?

It is called a Notification Badge which is a feature that became available in Android 8.0: https://developer.android.com/training/notify-user/badges You should be able to manage each app's ...
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Has the setting to disable icon frames been removed on the Galaxy S10 lineup?

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 ...
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Why do My shortcut icons change to a robot?

For me this worked: deleting the shortcut and adding another back onto the homescreen. :)
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Can't see icon names on my android home screen?

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 ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue "A" in front) mean in the call log?

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 ...
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Icons are very pixelated with some icon packs

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 ...
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Is there a larger interface for older owners?

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 ...
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Is there a larger interface for older owners?

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 ...
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How to open Google PDF Viewer app?

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 ...
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Uninstalling versus disabling apps

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 ...
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Why aren't my app icons showing up after installed?

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 ...
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From which applications do these "S" symbol and balloon like notifications respectively belong to?

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 ...
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How to change icon shape in Android Oreo 8.0

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 ...
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Reduce space between icons on home screen without changing icon size

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 ...
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Will "deleting" an icon from the home-screen only delete the icon, or also uninstall the app?

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 ...
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How can I have fewer, larger icons on the home screen?

The answer is Easy Mode, accessible through Settings -> Display. I had assumed that Easy Mode meant "hide advanced settings" but it actually means "Make big icons and use a default ...
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Remove App icon background

I don't own a Xiaomi device, but on my Samsung J5 I have the option to remove those background at Settings > Displays > Icon frame. Check to see if there is something similar.
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Google Maps Navigation Icons

Although not exactly what I was after, I have found a way I can get hold of them for now. Stupidly, I didn't even think to have a play with desktop Maps. I followed the image URL for an icon when ...
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Why do My shortcut icons change to a robot?

Solved the problem. I opened ES Task Manager again, killed all apps and cleared the cache. Icons back to normal. I found the idea here: lcons Broken Thank you Rahul for assisting.
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Removing an icon on statusbar

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 ...
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Play Store icons and downloaded app icons, same or different

They're different. The app's icon on the device is a drawable or mipmap resource which comes from the app's APK file. The app can have several icons for different situations too: icons can be ...
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Play Store icons and downloaded app icons, same or different

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 ...
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How to clear erroneous unread sms indicator

Go to Settings -> Application manager. Find an application called "Badge Provider" and clear it's data. Then restart the phone. The (1) goes away.
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Remove unknown icon appeared on home screen after mounting SD card

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 ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

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 ...
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Internet browser icon changed to Lookout icon

In addition to CBA110's answer, try clearing cache on TW launcher and possibly SystemUI. Under Settings >> Application Manager >> All apps >> "TouchWiz home" >> Clear cache and ...
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Two Photo icons on Moto G following Lollipop upgrade

You need to disable and remove Google+, then reinstall it from the app store, I did this to mine this morning and now its fine.
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Can't see icon names on my android home screen?

Press and empty space on start screem, or go to settings and change font size on display to normal. Your fonts were too large.
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