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The Facebook Home app doesn't really do much itself. It gets all its data from the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to access the Internet. Doing any action from the launcher uses an intent to launch the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to (say) access your location or take photos to make posts: only the main Facebook app does. To take another ...


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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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I figured this out only after months of being without most of my phone's functionality and taking it to a 3rd-party repair place that declared it "unrepairable". It is stupidly easy: Download an apk of your home launcher (I got one from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1125331.html ) E-mail it to yourself Use voice commands to send ...


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The problem was bad (or improperly upgraded?) saved data in the launcher app. Here's how I fixed it. At the dialog above, press "Report" When in the report screen, drag down the notification bar at the top of the screen. Press the settings button in the upper left of the notifications area. Tap "Apps", then "All", then find Launcher in the list. Tap ...


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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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Go to Settings->Apps, swipe to All, scroll and press Launcher, then select Clear data. Your home screen is as good as new :) UPDATE: As suggested by Chahk below, a good way to avoid cluttering your homescreen is by going to the Play Store then going to Menu -> Settings and un-checking the Auto-add widgets option.


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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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If you don't want use 3rd party apps: This requires decent computer skills and a rooted phone, but here are the steps for android 2.3 Gingerbread. Copy /system/home.apk from your phone to pc. Decompile home.apk using apktool. Goto [decompiled folder]/res/values/integer.xml Change <integer name="number_of_desktop_panes">5</integer>, to 7 or ...


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From the What's New page on the Play Store for the current version of the Facebook app (v3.1, April 18, 2013): Faster photo uploads Get chat heads to keep chatting while you're using other apps if you install Facebook Messenger New permissions to set up Facebook Messenger and Facebook Home, which you can install separately: http://www.facebookhome....


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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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It looks like the only way to do this would be to use a custom launcher. I've found three options that have this capability. Nova Launcher Prime ($4.00) Apex Launcher Pro ($3.99) Holo Launcher Plus ($3.99) There is also a free Holo Launcher, but I don't think it has the customizable tabs.


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Here are two things you can do: (1) Download the FREE AppDrawer app from Google Play. It gives you a shortcut to the app list. However, it does not give you the widget list. (2) Reset Trebuchet. NOTE: Use the procedure below at your own risk. It clears (or resets) the contents of your home screen. CM10.1 uses the Trebuchet launcher. From your homescreen,...


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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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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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If it's done like on the Galaxy Nexus, just open the folder, tap the text Unnamed folder and write your own label :)


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No. To move the app to /system/app directory your phone must be already rooted. You would want to install Apex Launcher as system app i.e. install in /system/app because of the following reason. NOTE: Due to limitations of the Android framework, you won't be able to add widgets from the drawer unless Apex Launcher is installed as a system app (root ...


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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 trashcan symbol next to it This will ...


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There should be no real "requirements" for launchers - as long as they could be downloaded to your phone they should work. Maybe one ore more functions could be slower on older devices if the hardware is not really new, but the base functions should just work...


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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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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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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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The only way I've found to do this is to edit the XML file that stores the name directly. It should be at /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs/APP_CATALOG_Index.xml: # cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs # ls ls APP_CATALOG_1.xml APP_CATALOG_Index.xml adw_ex_preferences.xml # ...


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When you are on home screen, press the Menu button, then Edit submenu and you will have all the panels displayed. A long press on one of it will select a panel, then you will be able to move it into the trash. You will be able to reduce the number of panels but no way to have more than 7 panels on a SGS2.


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Home screen has seven panels that you can customize. You can't change the number of home screen panels. The quoted part simply means that there are seven panels that can be customized to your liking e.g: add shortcuts, widgets. If you want to decrease that simply switch to a 3rd party launcher like Go launcher Ex.


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By menu, I'm assuming you are referring to the app drawer. I don't know if the stock Samsung launcher gives you the ability to hide apps, but several 3rd party launchers offer that functionality. Apex and Nova both give you the ability to hide and create custom app groups in the drawer. There are free versions of both in the market with each offering a paid ...


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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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