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How do you change default home screen?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trinhbo, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Trinhbo

    Trinhbo Newbie
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    I have 3 home screens but when I press the "Home" button, it always goes to the 3rd (last) home screen. Is there a way to specify which home screen I want to return to when pressing the "Home" button?

     


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    Post #29 by happylily, Jul 6, 2015 (1 points)
  3. Terry S

    Terry S Member

    So far no one knows a way to specifically pick your home screen. But after some testing one poster did figure this out. If you have anywhere from 1-3 screens the "home key" screen will be the screen to the far right. If you have 4-7 screens it will be the 4th screen from the left. Odd I know but true. So the only way to have your "home key" Screen to be the middle screen is to have 7 screens which is what I now have.. 4 of which I am not even using. I am hoping this gets changed in an update so that you can actually select which screen you want to be your home screen.
     
  4. olieebur

    olieebur Newbie

    This is typical Android.... The Middle screen will always be your default screen. But if you use LauncherPro or ADW.Launcher in the Market, you can customize it anyway way you want. Even pick which homescreen and how many screens you want. Try it out. I recommend it better than the touchwiz ui
     
  5. Terry S

    Terry S Member

    This is not true.. I wish it were.. Read the post above.. The middle screen is not always your default screen.

    So if you use launcherpro does it just automatically replace the touchwiz?
     
  6. Pinetree09

    Pinetree09 Newbie

    You can change the default home screen if you use LauncherPro

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  7. olieebur

    olieebur Newbie

    Ah yeah, On touchwiz you would have to work around going from the right and left sides to pick on homescreen you want.

    Launcherpro will replace the homescreen touchwiz ui, everything else is still touchwiz. if you don't like launcherpro or any other 3rd party home launcher, install home switcher in market. you can easily switch between which launcher you want and set as default.
     
  8. fides7

    fides7 Lurker

    "if you don't like launcherpro or any other 3rd party home launcher, install home switcher in market. you can easily switch between which launcher you want and set as default."

    Thanks for the info, was looking for something exactly like Home Switcher!
     
  9. gflare

    gflare Member

    Since TouchWiz has a specific screen chosen at the 'home screen,' I just removed the far left and the far right screens to keep the home screen in the center. All you would need to do to get the default in the middle is delete the far left screen, and add a new one on the far right.
     
  10. nathanfooism

    nathanfooism Newbie

    I just hit the menu key >edit> and then you can toggle your screens left to right by holding down on one and then sliding it around the others. Whatever window you want to keep as your MAIN homescreen just toggle all the way to the left.
     
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  11. NISMOFO

    NISMOFO Newbie

    My home screen got messed up when removing a page. Went from 7 to 6 pages. Added the 7th page back...but still can't get it the screen where I want it.
     
  12. CASUAL

    CASUAL Well-Known Member

    I never knew this was a problem..
    try this..

    click the menu soft key---> and tap edit..and then scroll to where you want a new screen and tap add (the + sign) then scroll to the right or to the left to add a new blank page..
    depending on which direction you scroll... your home page should change position..if you mess around with this you will eventually get the hang of it...

    I find it easy..i only use two pages though lol not seven
     
  13. tamivroma

    tamivroma Member

    Probably posted elsewhere but this is the thread I found.

    On my Fascinate there is a cog wheel on each screen. If you press it allows you to choose which home screen you want.
     
  14. Mal Bourne

    Mal Bourne Lurker


    Hi,
    I found that by deleting all but one home screen, the default home screen gets reset to no1.
    If you plan on doing that, be sure to take screen shots of your home screens as you'll have to set them up again.
    How to take Screenshot on Galaxy s2 | CsHaReD

    Cheers,
    Mal
     
  15. Cmon its easy. Press home twice. Then all screens are visible. Move your special home screen to the center by pressing
    it until its movable then put it in the center.
     
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  16. Danielprosser

    Danielprosser Lurker

    Thank you RichChristian;

    Your solution worked.

    Dan
     
  17. ahautographs

    ahautographs Newbie

    Where did you get to the screen that says "homescreen settings? Is that something that displays when you use this launcherpro app? Thanks!!
     
  18. madaccountant

    madaccountant Lurker

    :DThis works like a charm with the galaxy s2
     
  19. freefynnp

    freefynnp Lurker

    my default home screen is kaspersky mobile security 9 ... will i be able to use go launcher or launcher pro without changing it to default home screen? for security reasons i need kaspersky to be my default home screen but i reallly wanna use the widgets on the go launcher or launcher pro? how can i use both?
     
  20. freefynnp

    freefynnp Lurker

    my default home screen is kaspersky mobile security 9 ... will i be able to use go launcher or launcher pro without changing it to default home screen? for security reasons i need kaspersky to be my default home screen but i reallly wanna use the widgets on the go launcher or launcher pro? how can i use both?
     
  21. aprilm30

    aprilm30 Newbie

    swipe your fingers to pull up all screens ... press menu .. click set home screen, select which one you want and then push done ... DONE .. THERE YA GO
     
  22. ezgene

    ezgene Lurker

    On my Android, when I am on my home page, I go to the menu and then press and hold Edit. When I have done this, all seven of my screen option will appear on my screen. The present home page will say "Home" underneath; the other six will say "Set Home." If I want to change my home from whichever I am using, I simply touch "Set Home" onteh cosen page and the "Set Home" will change to "Home" and my former "Home" will change to "Set Home."
     
  23. gnuorder

    gnuorder Lurker

    I use to get what Richchristian described but somehow my home screen changed the the order of screens shuffled for no reason and now the double tap of the home screen does nothing. I also dont have edit in my menu, at least on home.
    Is there a way to run the home screen edit another way? I also can edit the file manually if anyone knows where it is. I didn't see it in /etc.
     
  24. albertoueda

    albertoueda Lurker

    Hi,

    this was the best topic of Google Results to my problem, so I think that many people will come here with same problem than I.

    I've got the the solution and want to share with you all. (Sorry the bad English)

    My problem: my home button go to 1st Screen always, doesn't matter my fail tries to reorganize the screens. That happened because I removed the home screens until remains only one. After that, apparently the Android Launcher set something like "default home screen = 1" and I've never could change that.

    But, reading this topic I have an idea: clear the TwLauncher data (Config -> Applications -> TwLauncher -> Clear Data). That will reset the launcher to the factory default settings. It works for me.

    Tks guys!
     
  25. willypowwow

    willypowwow Lurker

    Touchwiz: Menu / Edit Page

    Long-press on whichever of the displayed home screens you want as 'default'.
     
  26. jayemm

    jayemm Lurker

    Go to "edit" using the menu or by pinching any home screen.

    You will see all your home screens. Above each one is an icon that looks like an arrow. It isn't. It's a house!

    Tap the icon (NOT the image of the screen). It will be highlighted. This screen now becomes your default home screen. :)
     
  27. happylily

    happylily Lurker

    I did what jaymm said by holding my finger on the screen until the we're light colored & on bottom is wallpaper / widgets /home screen setting. The arrow was at the top (it's actually a house) when you select it - that screen becomes the home screen. You can also drag the screens around to the order you wish.
     

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