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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I havent been able to find an intuitive way to modify a desktop shortcut's URL, but I have found a workaround for the problem. Put your phone in airplane mode and disable WiFi to turn off all ...
axelderhund's user avatar
46 votes
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How do you disable "add icon to home screen" on Android Oreo?

I've been looking all over the internet for an answer to this for a while. In hopes of alleviating other people's headache's, here's how to enable/disable automatically adding home screen icons of ...
Aaron's user avatar
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11 votes

Access image file from home screen

Using Google Drive: Upload the photo to Google Drive Open the Drive app and open the photo Open the triple dots menu in the top right Scroll down Select "Add to Home screen" Optionally, ...
Carl Walsh's user avatar
7 votes

Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?

To prevent deleting or moving your home screen Icons accidentally On your Android version 7 or up. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch and hold delay. Now Select Short, Medium, or Long or ...
SPS's user avatar
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Access image file from home screen

If you have a Samsung device, go to Files and find the picture. Then long press to select it, click "More" on the bottom, then click "Add to home screen".
Brittany's user avatar
5 votes
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"Add widget" option not appearing on home screen

Your phone Motorola Moto E6i is running Android 10 Go. On Android Go the default launcher has no widget support. This is the reason this option is missing. I am not sure if different launcher apps ...
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4 votes
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Change search engine in search bar on home screen on Android 11?

One of the answer from this question on the Fairphone forum about the same issue indicates that you must reset either reset the phone. It reflects the response from Fairphone support: Support ...
Reddy Lutonadio's user avatar
3 votes

Completely change home screen on Android TV

So this is how I solved it for my particular TV (A Bravia KJ-65X8500D running Android 5.1.1) First off I found a 3rd party homescreen program called HAL Launcher which I installed. It works as an app ...
gman's user avatar
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

Inspired by the airplane mode by @axelderhund, the following is my way. Add any URL you like to home screen Turn on airplane mode, type in your desired URL in your browser, and add to home screen. In ...
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3 votes
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

I found the answer in the video beeshyams posted in a comment. There's actually a much more concise video here. I've confirmed that it works correctly in Nox 3.8.1.1, so here are the instructions, ...
Jason C's user avatar
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How to put a big message on my home and lock screen?

One way is to just make an image of your wallpaper with the words printed on it and then select the new image as your wallpaper. Like this:
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What's the difference between two-layer and one-layer mode on Asus Zenfone home screen?

The Asus' FAQ [ZenFone] Change Home screen layout explains the difference. In two-layer mode all apps screen aka app drawer screen is accessed by performing swipe up gesture on the home screen. There ...
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Retrieving app messages

Notification History records notifications, toasts, Dialog message and many more. You can configure it store these either for 30 days or 300 Notifications and view off line From app description: (...
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2 votes
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Lost weather "widget" after factory reset

Have you tried the steps from Scrapshark's reddit post? Also, I'm reading that this problem could be the result of the Pixel launcher losing its location permission, so you should check if it still ...
famdekk's user avatar
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2 votes

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 ...
Reddy Lutonadio's user avatar
2 votes

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 ...
Firelord's user avatar
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2 votes
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

I am currently using a Galaxy S10+, and I was using a Galaxy Note 8 before that. Both phones support rotating the homescreen to landscape in their native launcher, but it is disabled by default. I am ...
Alex Myers's user avatar
2 votes
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

It seems that the only way to get this without automation is having the habit of pressing "show desktop" before locking. In case, you are not against automation, you can accomplish your request with ...
Reddy Lutonadio's user avatar
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Switch "Google page" off on Android

Here are the instruction from Huaweihub on how to disable Google Feed on the P30 Lite Hold your finger on an area of blank space on the Homescreen. Select Homescreen Settings. Locate Google Feed, ...
x1ras's user avatar
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2 votes
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How do I automatically add all existing apps to my home screen?

Android launcher(s) is a dedicated app that serves as an UI to the underlying OS. There are tons of launchers available with features catering to the tastes of needs of users. If one needs features to ...
beeshyams's user avatar
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2 votes
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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 ...
Eric Grunzke's user avatar
2 votes
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How can I stop the status bar from hiding?

Nova Launcher has dozens of settings for its Home Screen layout and personalization. Included is a Notification bar setting, which allows the device owner to hide it on the Home Screen. It can be ...
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2 votes
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Add Maps-URL to homescreen

Found a solution. I use the App "Url Shortcut" and add a shortcut to open Chrome to navigate and redirect to Maps. For this the URL needs to be changed: googlechrome://navigate?url=https://...
xcy7e's user avatar
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How to set Android home screen grid size to 6x6?

You can try using another launcher. Nova Launcher for example allows to set 6x6 grid. After installing, long-press on the home screen, select settings. When the settings open, click Home Screen -> ...
Reddy Lutonadio's user avatar
2 votes
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Place all app icons on one home screen instead of two on Redmi Note 10 (MIUI)

Turns out you can long press those elements to get rid of them, then move the icons to the 1st screen and it will collapse to 1 screen.
Display name's user avatar
1 vote

Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

Quoted from an earlier answer of mine: Ultimate Rotation Control forces any app - even those that don't support a certain orientation - into any orientation. It also supports setting on a per-...
Andy Yan's user avatar
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

I'm not sure regarding the default UI settings as I use Nova Launcher myself (on a stock Samsung Note 8). For Nova Launcher though -- root not required -- you would go into Nova Settings > Look & ...
Arctiic's user avatar
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1 vote
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How to check which app changes home background image

An app must have the permission android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER to change wallpaper. I suggest you find out which apps have that permission and than try to disable or remove some of those app one by ...
Firelord's user avatar
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Why are homescreen icons bouncing?

I went back into settings, system, gestures, and toggled "swipe up on home button" off then back on.
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