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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 newly downloaded apps in the newly released Android Oreo. You won't find the setting in the Play Store anymore, nor is it in the Google app settings, or the ...


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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 internet access Open the Chrome browser Type in the URL you are trying to set a shortcut for Press enter and the browser will alert you that you are currently in an ...


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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 custom delay It worked for me.


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It's part of Samsung's multi window feature, and was added by a system update. To disable it, go to the main Settings app. In the Device group, click on Display. In the General group, there's a Multi window item. Uncheck this setting to turn off the sliding tray. If you want to use the multi window feature sometimes, but don't want the sliding tray there ...


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Have a play with SureLock in the Play store. It is pretty good at locking the home screen down.


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Are you sure you have the google-experience launcher? The one that comeswith the Nexus 5 and has integrated Google Now on the leftmost screen? It does not come with the Nexus 7 update, it is Nexus 5 exclusive. You CAN sideload it, but since you mention "Five Homescreens" you don't have it. You have the stock launcher. If you are using the Nexus 7 'stock' ...


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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 my MTK device running stock 4.2.1 as the testing ground. It has stock launcher (com.android.launcher). About that thing called factory home screen layout -- ...


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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" ...


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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 a widget which can be used to execute a script. Install that app, choose Term Shortcut widget in your current launcher. Corresponding to Arguments enter: sh ...


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Go to settings-->apps-->clear data& cache of launcher(I think it is trebuchet ).


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From Google Play Store application: Go into Settings Uncheck Auto-add shortcuts That will prevent Google play store from creating shortcuts to the home screen each time a new app is installed.


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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 but it's not the app the home button on the remote goes to. It has the option to make it so but that option stopped working android 5 something. To solve that ...


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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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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, which basically just involve disabling Nox Launcher by "removing" the app directly: Make sure you have an alternate launcher installed first! I don't know what ...


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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," which solves the problem of accidental moving/deletion of app icons. My relative who's not good with tech finds it easy to use (this was after she complained ...


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Note that my other answer is more of a workaround (but also something recommended by many even without problems) that is almost guranteed to fix the problem. This is a direct fix which will most likely work, but I can't say that with absolute certainty as I can't recreate the situation myself. After some googling, I've noticed that your icon (as you point ...


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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 this thread. Frozen screens just remember to use 2 fingers


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Try factory setting option in settings.If it doesnt work,try updating it to next version os and again root it if necessary.I would suggest to just root it again it may happen that rooting process is not been completely successfull.


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What you describe as "desktop", and the screenshot shows, is called by different names. Mostly it listens on the names Launcher and Homescreen, depending on the aspect referred to. And yes, it's an app that ships with its own .apk file, as all its "replacements" (e.g. Apex Launcher, GoLauncher, or Holo Launcher – to name some) do.


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Your best bet would probably be to backup using adb backup and restore it to the new device. The command you would use is: adb backup -all -f C:\backup.ab Or substitute the path of your choice in place of C:. The full process and entire list of options (which you could use to backup and restore specific apps and settings, like your homescreen) can ...


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Try Nova Launcher from the play store. You can import your old home screen pretty easily and it allows you to "infinite scroll". Press Menu on the home screen > Press Nova Settings > Press Desktop > Check Infinite Scroll


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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. Then, to add a digital clock widget, go to the app drawer and click Widgets, and find Digital clock in the list. Hold your finger on the digital clock to pick it ...


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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 periodically (e.g. from an RSS feed). You can set it to open a website when clicked, or launch an app of your choice (amongst other things). The app is called Showr, ...


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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 delete or maybe there is a button in the top right corner. Hope it will help.


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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 has some features to enable kiosk-mode-type applications, so it may be that some apps might come along in future to enable this kind of use. Slightly off the ...


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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 Samsung stock applications tend to be unoptimized for any Samsung device; especially in memory consumption. E.g. using Nova Launcher Prime you can remove the ...


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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 your apps, dive into their activities, and chose one to create a shortcut for. In your case, you would need to investigate the Settings app – and I'm pretty ...


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Custom launchers like Nova Launcher can rotate sideways. Unfortunately a stock launcher can't do that.


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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 as well, then you will have to download additional theme which are compatible with Go Launcher app. Similar case goes if you download other themes. The folder ...


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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 layout, but the stock launcher that Motorola uses doesn't have this functionality.


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