Support Launcher keeps disappearing

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by s_special, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. s_special

    s_special Well-Known Member
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    I'm using apex Launcher
    So this started happening to me on a daily basis : I go into any particular app or perform a task and when I return to what it supposed to me the home screen I instead see just the wallpaper. The wallpaper still scrolls and if I tap in the areas I know the icons are supposed to be I can still access them. Please help, I don't know what is causing this and lately I'm having to reboot the system or force stop the launcher to get it back to normal. Anyone else experience this issue?
     

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  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member
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    I know this will be inconvenient, but go into your apps under the settings menu and click on Apex. Inside that menu force stop, clear data, clear cache, uninstall. Reboot the tablet. Re-download, install, and setup from scratch.

    If that doesn't work: Try a different launcher. I've been happy with Nova.
     
  3. s_special

    s_special Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, yeah that was going to be my last resort
     
  4. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    This used to happen to me with aftermarket and the stock launchers. I saw a post of some forum recently that blamed beautiful widgets. I uninstalled that and switched to fancy widgets a few days ago and it hasn't happened since.

    If you're using beautiful widgets, you might want to try uninstalling that. If not, I got nothing for you.
     
  5. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member
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    This has started happening to me this past few weeks. I'm just using the stock launcher. Only thing I can think of that I installed recently is Words with Friends and Classic Words Free (a scrabble game).
     
  6. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    If you're not using beautiful widgets (and to be honest, i'm not 100% sure that's the problem), the only thing I've seen be completely effective is to reflash. It's a pain, but it will fix the problem.
     
  7. 8Ball

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    At first I tried removing Beautiful Widgets on mine and that didn't work. Then I noticed that my bookmark widget was always the last to update on a screen refresh. I've removed the bookmark widget and launcher hasn't crashed since. Stock launcher or aftermarket. I've tried both.
     
  8. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    I never even used a bookmark widget. I honestly think there's some code gone awry in the Asus ROM. I finally rooted and put a Jelly Bean ROM on there, hopefully this will fix things once and for all.
     

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