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Apex launcher: set default home screen?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Seanette, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I cannot remember how I did it, but I do have a default home screen selected. Problem is it isn't the one I want to have set, and I cannot figure out getting it back to the one I do want.

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  2. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

    Settings - Apps - whatever launcher is currently the default - "Clear Defaults"

    That'll clear out your default selection and when you hit your home button, it'll bring up a list of the installed launchers.
  3. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I think you misunderstood the question :).

    Apex IS the default launcher (in fact, I uninstalled the one that came with my ROM). My problem is that of the three home screens, the one that it defaults to when I hit the Home button is not the one I want it to, and wading through the launcher's settings hasn't helped. The developer's website is spectacularly unhelpful as well.
  4. bruce73

    bruce73 Android Enthusiast

    I'm not using Apex at the moment, but can't you set it from the preview screen?
  5. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    Apex settings, Home screen settings, Manage screens. There you simply drag the yellow star to the screen you want to use as default home screen.
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  6. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That did it. I had not realized the star was draggable. Thanks!
  7. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not that I could figure out. :D :eek:
  8. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh, ok, yeah, do what vosg said. :D
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    You're not alone. I just discovered that a few days ago, and I've been using Apex for ages lol.
  10. RicardoW

    RicardoW Lurker

    On the same topic - when I turn on the phone it comes up with the last screen opened. How do I start on the home screen?
  11. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    That's a different topic, but OK. I guess you can't do that without something like Tasker. If you have Tasker, make a new profile for the Display On event. In that profile, create a new taks in the App category and select Go Home.
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  12. RicardoW

    RicardoW Lurker

    Thanks vosg.

    Tried the trial and somehow it doesn't work.
  13. Brad7

    Brad7 Lurker

    I know this is a very old thread, but it still came up at the top of my Google search.
    I've been trying to do this, and finally figured it out: in the Screen Manager, you can long press to configure screens, as well as dragging to reorder, you can also drag up to "Set as default"

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