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    Default Change which page is the "home" screen on the S5?

    I searched for this but didn't find anything so I'm posting this new thread.

    This morning I took my phone out of my pocket to make a call and after I unlocked the phone the phone was doing a bunch of stuff by itself. It was as if someone was pressing buttons and the phone was switching screens, doing a search on Chrome, etc. I have the Otterbox Commuter case and my first thought was that somehow one of the buttons was being held down inadvertently. I tried locking and unlocking it again and then just kept pressing the home screen before the phone went back to normal. Nothing appeared to have changed, but after I used the phone, checked e-mail and texts, I pressed the button to go back to the home screen and it went to the second page. I pressed it again and it was still on the second page. That's when I noticed that the the Home icon was not on the first dot, it was on the second dot! So now my Home screen is the second screen, not the first screen.

    Anyone experience this and/or know how to set which screen is the Home screen?
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    Thanks for the quick replies! I actually found this in the manual: This is from the Verizon User Manual, page 22:

    Manage Home Screens

    Your phone comes with four home screens by default, and
    you can add more, up to a total of seven. You can also
    rearrange the home screens in a different order.
    1. From the Home screen, pinch the screen.
    – or –
    Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.
    2. Use these options to manage screens:
    • Add a screen: Scroll to the end of the screens, and then tap
    on a screen to add it.
    • Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a screen, and then
    drag it to the Remove icon.
    Set a screen as the main home screen: Tap at the
    top of a screen. This screen displays when you press the
    Home Key.

    • Change the order of screens: Touch and hold on a screen,
    and then drag to a new position

    This is actually kind of a neat feature, being able to change your home screen. You could have one screen set as your home screen for personal stuff, then set it to a different screen for work, or set it to yet another screen when traveling to access your travel apps faster.

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    Hold down on the page you want as the Home page (Until it gets to the point that you can remove apps/short cuts and move them). There is a transparent icon the looks like an Arrow pointing up towards the top of the screen, it is actually a "Home" icon. Touch on the House button and it should fill in with white lines, it will now be your Home page again.

    Hope this helps!
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    When you long press a blank area, you can actually move the page by dragging. . You have to mess with it a bit, but I have mine set up so that the Home icon is in the middle, and there are 2 pages to the left, and 2 pages to the right of the home screen.
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    Default Re: Home screen moved to second page!

    Thanks for the quick replies! I actually found this in the manual: This is from the Verizon User Manual, page 22:

    Manage Home Screens

    Your phone comes with four home screens by default, and
    you can add more, up to a total of seven. You can also
    rearrange the home screens in a different order.
    1. From the Home screen, pinch the screen.
    – or –
    Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.
    2. Use these options to manage screens:
    • Add a screen: Scroll to the end of the screens, and then tap
    on a screen to add it.
    • Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a screen, and then
    drag it to the Remove icon.
    Set a screen as the main home screen: Tap at the
    top of a screen. This screen displays when you press the
    Home Key.

    • Change the order of screens: Touch and hold on a screen,
    and then drag to a new position

    This is actually kind of a neat feature, being able to change your home screen. You could have one screen set as your home screen for personal stuff, then set it to a different screen for work, or set it to yet another screen when traveling to access your travel apps faster.
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    Default Re: Home screen moved to second page!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Abbott View Post
    When you long press a blank area, you can actually move the page by dragging. . You have to mess with it a bit, but I have mine set up so that the Home icon is in the middle, and there are 2 pages to the left, and 2 pages to the right of the home screen.
    Had I known about this when I first got the phone, I probably would have made the middle button the home button just like all of my previous Android phones!
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    I think I've got it now. First pinch on a screen to get it mobile. Then do a long press to be able to move it. Then, if you want it as the primary home screen, tap the house symbol on top. To add home screens, just press the plus symbol if shown on a blank screen. To get rid of a home screen, move it up to the garbage icon.
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    What I really wish I could figure out is how to wrap/scroll around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear8 View Post
    What I really wish I could figure out is how to wrap/scroll around.
    You will probably need to use a different launcher to achieve this. I know Nova Launcher does it.
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    thank you. that fixed mine
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    Mine keeps doing the same thing when in my pocket. I know how to fix it but why is it doing it. While in my pocket it unlocks just by rubbing up against my pants. Try it. Wake your phone and then rub it up against your pants or shirt and the screen will wake. No finger needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byeblackberry View Post
    Mine keeps doing the same thing when in my pocket. I know how to fix it but why is it doing it. While in my pocket it unlocks just by rubbing up against my pants. Try it. Wake your phone and then rub it up against your pants or shirt and the screen will wake. No finger needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byeblackberry View Post
    Mine keeps doing the same thing when in my pocket. I know how to fix it but why is it doing it. While in my pocket it unlocks just by rubbing up against my pants. Try it. Wake your phone and then rub it up against your pants or shirt and the screen will wake. No finger needed.

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    Turn OFF Motions and Gestures.


    The Home Key Button will awake the phone. I use a Draw the Pattern screen lock to prevent it from activating anything.
    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day using ART

    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail
    MacroDroid > Scrn off=Wifi Data OFF > Scrn on=WiFi Data ON
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    Default Re: Home screen moved to second page!

    That worked for me. Thanks!
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    This worked perfectly, thank you.
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    Buttt-dialing or unwanted changes? Happens when I work out. Prevent by setting a lock screen so you have to swipe side-to-side: Menu / Settings / My phone / Lock screen / Screen lock / Swipe

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