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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. :)
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Access image file from home screen

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 Add to Home screen
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Izzy opined it correctly here that the only sensible place for having factory home screen layout is the launcher's APK itself. Since I don't own a Lenovo device let alone your specific model I used ...
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Home screen icon for terminal program?

Is there a way to create an icon on the home screen that will launch one of these scripts? There is another way (other than this one) if you happen to use Terminal Emulator for Android app. It allows ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?

This is not an add-on app to a preexisting launcher but, there's a very thoughtfully designed, lightweight launcher called Smart Launcher that has an important feature called "Prevent Modifications," ...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

Problem can also be caused by airDroid. Go to settings accessibility and ensure AirDroid notifications are turned off. It took nearly 2 hours to find this one as I had done everything suggested in ...
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How to change analog clock widget on home screen to digital clock?

You can't make the widget change from analogue to digital, but you can replace the analogue one from a digital one. Hold your finger on the clock widget and drag it to the delete icon to remove it. ...
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How do I easily create an image/button on my Android home screen which links to a website?

When I wanted to do this, I found the available apps sorely lacking, so I wrote a home screen widget which can do this. The image can be a static one, or you can refresh it from the Internet ...
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How can I remove a blank homescreen page once I've moved all the apps off it

Go in your home sreen, push the settings button for 1-2 seconds or try to zoom, and then all your pages will appear, now you will be able to delete the pages you don't need anymore by clicking on ...
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Limited home screen

No, there's currently no way to do what you want with an app. You'd need to develop a custom ROM to suit your requirements (or pay someone to do it, of course). The new Lollipop version of Android ...
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How to place an link of "application manager" on the home screen?

That should be possible using a shortcut to the corresponding activity. Launchers like Apex have that feature built-in, for others you can use helpers like Activity Launcher. Both allow you to browse ...
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Removing the home screen number to have one more row of app shortcuts

This is not possible on Samsung's Stock Launcher but many alternative launchers have the possibility to display even more rows by shrinking them in height. Try a third-party launcher as nearly all ...
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How to set the home screen sideways

Custom launchers like Nova Launcher can rotate sideways. Unfortunately a stock launcher can't do that.
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Change app sub-menu/folder style to iPhone-style

You can achieve iPhone like sub folder view by downloading any launcher. Here is the link which you will find helpful GO Launcher -Theme. If you are interested in making it replicate iPhone's theme ...
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How do I migrate my home screen?

Unfortunately no, there's no way to migrate this between devices unless you're using the Google Now Launcher on the old phone, and the new phone ships with it as its default. It's designed to migrate ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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