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    Hey guys! I just switched from a Galaxy Nexus to a Nexus 5 and was wondering if there's a way to set what home screen I access when I press the home button? It keeps shooting me to my left-most screen while on my Galaxy Nexus it was in the middle of my 5 screens and I'd like to re-enable that if possible. If I can't I'll just try and get used to it. Thanks!
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    You cannot. KitKat changed all that. You have one home screen until you fill it up. Then, KitKat adds a new one to the right until you fill that up... and so on... and so on.... no limits that I am aware of. So, the solution is to put all the shortcuts that you want to always see on the first screen.
    Pat
    Nook Color - CM10.1 ( Jelly Bean 4.2.2) on eMMC
    Google Galaxy Nexus - stock Jelly Bean 4.3
    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
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    You can rearrange the sequence of your home screens.
    Long press in an empty area of one screen.
    The display will change to small images of the home screens.
    Press & drag to rearrange the order of the screens.
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    You can rearrange the pages of the UI, not the home screen, of which there is only one. The OP just wanted to know if he could change the default page(home screen) the phone went to when pushing the home button. In Kit Kat it wall always be the furthest left page, excluding Google now. Just set the left page up the same way you would have setup the center page on a touchwiz device.

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    cool, thanks for the heads up guys!
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    Welcome to Android Central! An alternative would be to install a 3rd party launcher like , which gives you that kind of flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reploid View Post
    I just switched from a Galaxy Nexus to a Nexus 5 and was wondering if there's a way to set what home screen I access when I press the home button? It keeps shooting me to my left-most screen while on my Galaxy Nexus it was in the middle of my 5 screens and I'd like to re-enable that if possible. If I can't I'll just try and get used to it.
    Mine doesn't do that? If I am on home screen 2 and press an app then pressing home takes me back to home screen 2. It takes a second press to go back to home screen 0. Is your phone updated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletmark View Post
    Mine doesn't do that? If I am on home screen 2 and press an app then pressing home takes me back to home screen 2. It takes a second press to go back to home screen 0. Is your phone updated?
    Yes, but that only works if that was the home screen you came from. I believe the original poster wants to change the default so that he always goes straight to a specific screen.
    Pat
    Nook Color - CM10.1 ( Jelly Bean 4.2.2) on eMMC
    Google Galaxy Nexus - stock Jelly Bean 4.3
    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.2
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Yes, but that only works if that was the home screen you came from. I believe the original poster wants to change the default so that he always goes straight to a specific screen.
    You can place any apps or widgets on the default home screen however you like, so that request would not make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    You cannot. KitKat changed all that. You have one home screen until you fill it up. Then, KitKat adds a new one to the right until you fill that up... and so on... and so on.....
    Not exactly. You don't need to fill a screen before adding another. Just drag an icon from any home screen to the right edge of the screen and hold until a blank page appears.

    In practice, you can create a hundred pages with only one icon each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletmark View Post
    You can place any apps or widgets on the default home screen however you like, so that request would not make sense.
    Well, in my case, I want to have my home screen to include only the specific apps I use most frequently. I'd like to put a page of organized, foldered apps to the screen to the left of my home screen. To the right of my home screen, I want to set up pages that are dedicated media pages, one for music with quick access to my play music page, and another page to the right of it to be my dedicated video page, etc...

    Google Now (-2), Foldered apps (-1), Home screen (0), Music screen (+1), Video screen (+2)

    When I hit the home button, I want to go to the Home screen which is in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodkitty
    When I hit the home button, I want to go to the Home screen which is in the middle.
    Well what you are really asking for is the ability to swipe both left and right from the main home screen which is something else. That is how Android used to be. Unfortunately Google decided to change Android from 4.4 so that you can only swipe right to other home screens, swiping left brings up Google now. I don't like it either because Google Now was, and still is, available more quickly from a vertical swipe on any home screen so the change doesn't make sense to me.
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    Thanks Bullet, it's disappointing to hear, but maybe they'll revert it - although it was probably a big initiative to have more easy entry points to Google Now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletmark View Post
    Well what you are really asking for is the ability to swipe both left and right from the main home screen which is something else. That is how Android used to be. Unfortunately Google decided to change Android from 4.4 so that you can only swipe right to other home screens, swiping left brings up Google now. I don't like it either because Google Now was, and still is, available more quickly from a vertical swipe on any home screen so the change doesn't make sense to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodkitty View Post
    Thanks Bullet, it's disappointing to hear, but maybe they'll revert it - although it was probably a big initiative to have more easy entry points to Google Now.
    Just wanted to say that the launcher on the N5 was the first thing I had to kick to the curb. For one I like my wallpaper too much to only see a small part of it. And "only" being able to access Google Now from a swipe up from the bottom of the screen is something I can definitely live with. I've been using Nova Launcher Prime from day one and I seriously doubt if google ever reverts the launcher back to the way it was before 4.4+. Also Nova Launcher works without having to have root but my N5 is rooted, running stock 4.4.2 with Xposed modules. Here's some screenshots.

    Nexus 5 Home Screen-screenshot_2014-02-07-23-02-24.jpg Nexus 5 Home Screen-screenshot_2014-02-07-23-02-33.jpg Nexus 5 Home Screen-screenshot_2014-02-07-23-02-44.jpg
    "Don't confuse me with facts, I've already made up my mind!"
    AT&T HTC One X 4.2.2 CleanROM-odexed/Xposed/ ElementalX, Nexus 5 32GB, Nexus 7 32GB (2013)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe View Post
    ... For one I like my wallpaper too much to only see a small part of it. ...
    I an going to say again, with the stock launcher you do not need to fill the home screen (or any other) before adding a new screen.

    Drop an icon on any available empty spot. Now press and hold that icon and drag it off the right edge of the screen. Keep dragging it until a new empty screen appears and drop it there. Voilà.

    You can easily create dozens of screens with just a few icons each if that is what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    I an going to say again, with the stock launcher you do not need to fill the home screen (or any other) before adding a new screen.
    Drop an icon on any available empty spot. Now press and hold that icon and drag it off the right edge of the screen. Keep dragging it until a new empty screen appears and drop it there. Voilà.
    You can easily create dozens of screens with just a few icons each if that is what you want.
    Perfectly aware of that! You're missing the point! I don't want to have one icon on any screen just to have more than one home screen. I want, like and insist that my Main home screen be in the middle of All my home screens AND in the middle of my wallpaper like it's been for years before kitkat came out! And... I also want 5 home screens or more, even if some might be Empty! Far left screen shows North and South America and the far right screen shows eastern Europe and Asia with the main home screen centered over the Atlantic. For years I've had the ability to do exactly that and I still do, regardless of what google thought I would or should like now!

    Nexus 5 Home Screen-screenshot_2014-02-08-22-52-02.jpg
    "Don't confuse me with facts, I've already made up my mind!"
    AT&T HTC One X 4.2.2 CleanROM-odexed/Xposed/ ElementalX, Nexus 5 32GB, Nexus 7 32GB (2013)
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    The truth of the matter is if you're on a Nexus 5 you're using the Google Now launcher by default.

    The Google Now launcher doesn't provide any options to have a screen between the default home screen (leftmost) and Google now.

    As others in this thread have mentioned the only way to replicate this functionality on a nexus 5 is to use a custom launcher as I've already stated the Google now launcher is incapable of this.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app

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