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 ...
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 ...
There's no built-in functionality for this, but there are a handful of third-party launchers that support locking the desktop. Off the top of my head, I know that both Apex Launcher and ADW.Launcher do.
For Apex, simply double tap on an empty space on the home screen and then select "Lock Desktop" to prevent icons from being added or removed.
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.
You can add the Power Control widget to the home screen to control those functions. Open the app drawer, find the Power Control widget, long press and drag it to the home screen.
There are also many widgets in the market that offer expanded functionality when compared to the stock widget.
Sounds like you tapped into some spam trap. Certain apps place advertisements this way -- though the new playstore rules do no longer allow that. Others do the same in the notification area. Airpush is the best known evil source of such.
I suggest you scan your device for such apps. Try e.g. with TrustGo Ad Detector. Quoting from the apps description:
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 ...
For the "typical end user", the easiest ways probably are:
If the "rogue" was installed from Google Play:
On a computer, open the Play Store Website with your favorite web browser
Log in with your Google Account credentials
Hit the "My Android Apps" tab at the upper-right of the page
Look for your "rogue" app
Hit the ...
If they're on your home screen then long press them and drag them to the trash can on the screen. Depending on what phone you have and what version of Android it's running the trash can be in a different place. On the image below the trash can is at the bottom of the screen however I think on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean it's at the top.
If you want to ...
Not for a specific person -- but still a shortcut, which simply opens the "compose new mail" screen: Compose Mail Shortcut. There's also Send Mail Shortcut which, from the name, sounds to exactly fit your purpose -- but as it helds no description at all, it's hard to tell. Last but not least: Mail Linker even seems to fit right from its description.
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' ...
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 -- ...
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:
Home Button Pressed when in an app:
Most apps will save their state (any bit of data that would be needed to keep itself consistent when being resumed), and the device will switch to the launcher app.
Home Button Pressed when on the Home screens:
This is configurable by many 3rd party launchers; however a lot of them default to bringing you back to your "...
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 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 220.127.116.11, 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 ...
AFAIK the default Android launcher does NOT allow you to do this. However, there are some launchers available on Play Store which let you do this. Regina 3D Launcher is one of them.
The other option I see is what you are already doing, using a live wallpaper like MultiPicture Live Wallpaper.
(I have mentioned some popular apps to do this, there are ...
From the Homescreen, go to Menu, then Edit. This brings you to an overview of configured home screens. Long-press the one you want to remove, and drag it to the trashbin which appears. Continue until only 3 screens are left.
Similarly, if you want to add more screens, there's one "screen" with a plus-sign ("+") in the same place. Tap that one, and you'll ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
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.