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How to set home launcher in Android 7.0 Nougat and 8.0 Oreo

Changing the default launcher in Android O (as of 8.0 DP 1) Go into the Settings app Go to "Apps & Notifications" Go to "Default apps" Press "Home app" Alternatively, you can just search inside ...
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What is 'Launcher3' in Android Nougat?

Launcher3 is the default launcher in AOSP Android, and is the base behind many customized launchers - even Google's own Now Launcher (obsolete) and Pixel Launcher. Some manufacturers would leave the ...
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Pixel Launcher crashing due to missing STATUS_BAR and MANAGE_ACTIVITY_STACKS permissions

I rebooted into TWRP and edited /data/system/packages.xml. Under <package name="com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher" and <perms>, I added the following lines: <item name="android....
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Setting Default applications through ADB

It is not necessary to uninstall the default launcher, you must know it's package name before of doing so, which if you don't know you must get with adb shell cmd shortcut get-default-launcher. In ...
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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

The latest version of Google Now added a home screen rotation option in its settings. To access the home screen settings, either long-tap on the home screen or choose Settings from the Google Now "...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Solution for Android 7.1 (API level 25) and higher If you're using a launcher which supports App Shortcuts you can: Long-press the Chrome icon to bring up shortcuts. Long-press the New tab shortcut ...
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Disable news feeds on Google Launcher

Android 9, Pixel 2 You can disable the Discover feature (the one that shows news items on the left-most screen of the launcher) by: Go to that screen Select three dots on that screen on the top ...
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Can applications predinstalled in system/priv-app be updated via Play Store?

If the "pre-installed app" uses the same signature as the one on Google Play, it of course can be updated that way – same as e.g. Google Maps and other pre-installed stuff is. Note that, however, ...
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Force resize widget smaller than allowed

This post found a workaround where you change the Display Size option in Android settings to Small, resize the widget, and then change back your display size.
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How to show the recent apps in the Overview button?

My old android 4.4 phone had me press and hold the home button, while that third button would pull up a menu. I believe that was how things worked in Android 4.4 days.
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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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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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Change temperature unit on Total Launcher

Go to the Total Launcher Options screen, then select Behavior. Towards the bottom is a checkbox to Use US customary units.
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How to create a home screen shortcut for a live streaming URL?

Stock android does not offer the possibility of creating custom desktop shortcuts since that's something handled by the launcher which is just an app like any other. While some launchers do offer to ...
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How do I install Google Pixel Launcher on HTC U Ultra?

Google Now Launcher was Google's first public launcher, and it was shipped on Nexus phones as well as millions of other devices, which was a simpler launcher for Android Ecosystem. The Google Now ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

If you're on 5.1, it could be: System Settings --> Default Applications --> Home. Select touchwiz and press the home key. Hope this helps.
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I know this is not the answer of the asked question, anyways this may helps someone regarding setting default app links (deep-links): Android 12+ (since API 31) adb shell pm set-app-links --package [...
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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

It works perfect if you follow the directions. Simply put, touch the google icon, once it pops up push the hamburger menu, find settings, scroll all the way down, last item on the list "allow ...
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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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How to uninstall or replace Joy Launcher?

I ended up disabling Joy Launcher and installing another launcher of my choice. Joy Launcher can be removed from the startup items using any startup manager. I very recently switched to the All-In-...
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Easy switching languages?

I found this app to be very easy to use and basically works with just two taps. It's called Change Lanuage and can be found officially from the play store. Then only setback is that you'll only be ...
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Add app shortcut to homescreen in Lenovo A7000

Go to your app drawer, long tap on Crome icon then you'll be able to place it on home screen.
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Disable news feeds on Google Launcher

The option wasn't there before, but it works now. Either swipe right from the home screen or press and hold in a blank area. Select 'Settings' In the 'Search' category, select 'Your feed'. Switch the ...
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How to create a home screen shortcut for a live streaming URL?

If you have a file manager (I use ES File Manager version 4.1.5.5) that can create shortcuts to the desktop, then it is possible to do what you ask. From ES File Manager, press the file, select More. ...
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How do I install Google Pixel Launcher on HTC U Ultra?

If I'm getting correct, here is the direct download link of it through apkmirror, you only need to confirm it when pop up comes from your download manager. Above one is latest version of Google Now ...
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Hide apps in Evie Launcher app drawer

At your homescreen longpress on a blank space and choose Settings. Under Customization header you would find the option "Hide Apps".
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How can I launch a system app that doesn't appear in the app drawer?

Since you have Nova Launcher installed, try adding an Activities widget and flip through the available activities list to see if one of the activities is what you're looking for.
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Add URL to homescreen

For anyone searching: Fennec Fdroid can do that with a little detour. Create a bookmark for any page and then edit that bookmark -- you can then enter any URL you like. For the bookmark, you can ...
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How to make an invisible (transparent/blank) app icon in Nova Launcher?

Took me a bit, but I figured it out: Download and install Pocket Paint from F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.catrobat.paintroid/ Create a completely empty (and transparent) .png file, ...
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