Android Studio | Emulator | App not appearing on (windows 8.1)

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Aug 4, 2016, 10:01:36 PM via Website

I was hoping for a little help. I've recently install android studio on my windows 8.1 without a problem. I created a new project and tried running the emulator.

The emulator runs, but the app I created doesn't appear (no or my phone).

I see no error messages on the android studio and just can't figure out why the app won't appear.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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Aug 4, 2016, 10:52:02 PM via Website

Hi Michael,
Write your class of Activity as launcher



    <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

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Aug 4, 2016, 11:23:49 PM via Website


I'm still lost.

I've built two identical applications, one on a windows 7 pc, the other on a windowsn8 pc.

The codes are identical - both PCs open the emulator successfully.

However, the windows 8 pc won't show the app. One import note is that I had to enable the VT before the windows 8 laptop would run the emulator.

Does anyone know why the app may not appear on my emulator? Is there a systematic way to figure out where the problem lies (is it android studio, the emulator, the laptop's setting?)

Any help would be very much appreciated.


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