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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 the settings app for "Home." Changing the default launcher in Android Nougat Go into the Settings app Go to "Apps" Press the settings gear in the top-right (...


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Auto rotate Home screen was one of the top features of 2nd Android M Developer preview. I hate to burst the bubble, Auto rotate home screen feature was not incorporated in the final version of Android Marshmallow 6.0. We're disappointed to see that auto rotate support hasn't made it to the home screen, however. In the second developer preview, the ...


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In Android, a launcher is no different to any other kind of app. The launcher just has an extra intent filter that launches it when you press the home button. If you have more than one launcher app installed, you get a chooser dialog to select one, just like any other time you perform an action that more than one app can handle (such as sharing a photo). ...


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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 default name and icon in, but customize its appearance and behaviour nonetheless. If still unsure, verify the package ID using one of the methods listed in this ...


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Compared to Nexus 5, Lollipop stock launcher on Nexus 4 doesn't have transparency on the notification bar. Instead, the one with transparency is Google Now Launcher (originally known as Google Experience Launcher). After installing the launcher, you can switch between those two from Settings > Home. Lollipop stock launcher Lollipop Google Now ...


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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.permission.STATUS_BAR" granted="true" flags="0" /> <item name="android.permission.MANAGE_ACTIVITY_STACKS" granted="true" flags="0" /> When I rebooted back ...


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Based on reddit (and I have tested it myself), apparently it's a feature of Nova Launcher on Android 6.0 Marshmallow called "Dark icons". It seems it's enabled by default for existing users after updating the app (on my case, new installation will have to turn this setting on manually). The setting can be checked on Nova Settings - Look & feel - Dark ...


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That's not a bug, it's a feature. It's called the "Back Stack". The idea is that you perform a single task, like reading e-mail, and all Activities, that it's what "windows" are called on Android, are grouped together on the task's back stack. If you want IMDB "in a separate window", that is as activity of a new task with its own back stack, you can simply ...


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The Google Experience Launcher is actually built into the Google Search app along with Google Now. This is why it can listen for 'Okay Google' and have Google Now accessible via the left swipe. Ars Technica has a good article which goes into more details on this. There are some launchers that support gestures, which might be similar to the left swipe to ...


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Moto X (2014) by default uses Google Now Launcher as the default launcher. The Google quicksearchbox was recently updated to give a peek into upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow app drawer layout which has vertical scrolling for apps and widgets. So Uninstalling the updates for app named Google with package-name com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox (...


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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 "hamburger menu" (the menu that slides in from the left). Allow rotation is the bottom option in the settings. Source


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Perhaps not all, but you can get a pretty good idea using: dumpsys activity broadcasts |grep -iE ".+\.[0-9A-Z_\-]+:$" |sort The grep expression makes sure to only catch lines ending in the intent like format of ...blahblah.SOME_INTENT:. I then use sort to get it more readable. It may not catch all, but it's a good start. SIDESYNC.action....


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Some of the below is speculation, or given to me by sources I can't cite so take it as is. Some (many) of the OEMs (manufacturers) like LG and Samsung embed their propitiatory widgets within their own launcher. This (allegedly) is down to them not wanting you to emulate their own look and feel in someone else's launcher. Samsung, beside Android, have ...


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Touchwiz is not just the launcher, it is an entire framework they have built into Android. It controls the notifications, the settings, the whole OS is basically Touchwiz throughout. Samsung do not provide the stock launcher with the device (Like old HTC devices used to) so if you remove it you will just have no launcher, no way to open apps etc. You could ...


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Restarting the PC fixed the problem. I restarted the Bluestacks and also tried Restart option from the tray icon options menu. But restarting the PC fixed the issue and the fourth option Google Now Laucher is shown in the list. Wierd I dont know how this fixed it.(May be some registry or some other system reset changes required with restart.)


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You can find a launcher on the Google Play Store and remotely install it that way. Then reboot the phone after it installs. Once the phone reboots it should prompt you to pick a launcher and then you can go from there. So for instance if you want the Google Launcher. Then click on the Install button and select the device. As long as the device is online ...


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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 and drag to desired location. Use the new shortcut to launch Chrome with a new tab.


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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 order to set your launcher as default you just have to call the following adb shell cmd package set-home-activity "your.package/.YourLauncherActivity"


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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, those updates would not be integrated in the ROM, but go into user-space – "overlaying" the pre-installed version. This gives users the advantage of being able to "...


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No. The app drawer is part of the same app as the home screen itself: the launcher app. You can only replace both of them at once. Some launchers don't even have a separate app drawer: the list of apps is a seamless part of the home screen itself.


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There does not seem to be a way to do that in Trebuchet on CyanogenMod (when not on CyanogenMod you can do it in the Trebuchet Settings). As an alternative you could use nova launcher, it is free and the dock is removeable (even on CyanogenMod). There may be many more launcher providing this feature, but nova is tho only one I used on CyanogenMod.


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As with any app: look at the permissions it requests and think about whether the app legitimately needs those permissions. There's nothing inherently unsafe about using a custom launcher, but if it requests permissions that shouldn't be needed just to display a home screen, it may have hidden malicious functionality. (Or it may use them for legitimate ...


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You need to install the google search apk before the google now launcher


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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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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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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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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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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 right Choose "Settings" Under "Search", choose "Discover" Turn off "Discover: see stories related to your interests on the home tab of the app" Note that this ...


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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 option to create buttons for any activity (e.g. Nova and others) they don't currently have the option of setting additional arguments for the shortcuts such as ...


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