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Questions tagged [nova-launcher]

An alternate "desktop" interface. Nova-Launcher has a different look and feel than the default launcher for Android.

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Customization beyond just the app drawer and home screen?

I have a Motorola E4 running Nougat, and I was wondering if there was a way to customize the colors (and fonts if possible) used in the GUI menus? I have Nova launcher installed, and while it is nice ...
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How to change spacing between home screen icons?

I don't see an option to reduce the amount of spacing there's between icons with the Nova Launcher Prime. In this screenshot you can see a lot spacing between icons that I don't want:
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How to change icons on EMUI

I want to change a few particular icons without giving up the look of the EMUI. I tried IconChanger, but it leaves a water mark on the new icon. I also tried NovaLauncher; however, it doesn't ...
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Main app's icons overlays in Nova Prime's widgets

I've been using Nova Prime for about 5 years, which includes doing at least 10-20 settings backup-and-restore on various devices. Today I made one another (on my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 ...
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Launchers and features analysis

I am using stock moto launcher on my device. And, the night drain is about 6%. So, I decided to use Nova launcher. Installed Nova launcher, and after that night drain is reduced to 3%. I need to know ...
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Moto Z2 Play shows much smaller icons in Nova Launcher

tl;dr: I have switched from Moto E4 (1080p) to Moto Z2 (1920p) and on second phone Nova Launcher draws icons and icons' captions very small, barely noticeable. Even though settings are quite similar / ...
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How to change search engine in Nova launcher?

All search bars in Nova Launcher use Google. Can I change this?
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Unable to change default launcher

I have Lenovo k5 smartphone with Lollipop 5.1.1. As stock "Lenovo Launcher" sucks, I installed Nova Launcher and set it as default. Unfortunatelly, after each restart (or even without restart, after ...
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Website shortcuts icons lost after a crash

I am using Nova launcher and after a crash, all shortcuts to websites on my home screen lost their icons. Right now, all of them look the same: with the default green android icon. They still work - ...
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Using TASKER to automatically change launcher/theme when launcher/theme is changed by other program

I am using a Huawei P9+ running on Android 7 (Nougat) and one of the annoying things with it is from time to time, the theme reverts back to the ugly Huawei Home theme, even though I use Nova Launcher ...
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LG E980 mostly unresponsive, only intermittently displays a default background image

After the launcher seemingly bugged out on my old faithful LG E980 (5.1.1 Lollipop) yesterday my phone has been unresponsive and acting very strange. To begin with I hadn't dropped my phone or had ...
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App installed from apk, but not in app drawer and in settings

I have installed an app fusing its apk. After installation, I clicked on 'Done'. Then, I checked app on app drawer and Settings->Apps, it was not found there. I am running Nova launcher, in Lineage ...
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Making an app into a full screen widget (no source code)

Is there any way to convert or declare in the main activity of an app without having access to the source code or using smali? I'd like to have an app as a full-screen widget in nova launcher.
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Nova launcher new app to homescreen

How do I specify to which home screen I want Nova to add my new apps to, it worked perfectly some time ago, but not anymore. Now it adds new apps to firs homescreen instead of second. Please help
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Xiaomi 5S keeps losing Nova Launcher as default launcher

I can set Nova Launcher as default launcher in Settings -> Installed Apps -> Defaults -> Launcher, but whenever I tap the home button, the device loads the system launcher. In the settings of Nova ...
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Apps to lock screen asks for password after locking

I have a Moto G4 Plus, with fingerprint scanner fingerprint reader that is able to unlock(physical button) the phone by just giving the fingerprint, no password is required. I'm trying to implement a "...
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Opening incognito tab in chrome when swiping on chrome icon?

As you all know that Nova Launcher allows assigning swipe actions to icons on home screen. For example I have attached the swipe action on the dialer to call home directly. Now I am trying to assign ...
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Do I need to keep an icon pack installed after using the icon in Nova Launcher?

I installed an icon pack Used on icon from the pack as folder icon in Nova Launcher All other icons in 20MB pack are useless Do I need to keep the icon pack installed on my phone in order to keep ...
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How to add a folder in a secondary tab?

I'm using Nova Launcher Prime v4.2.2 on my stock and rooted Android 6.0.1. I intend to create folders in secondary tabs under app drawer. Whenever I create a folder entry through Nova Settings → ...
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Nova Launcher: Lost the App Drawer Icon

I've installed Nova Launcher on an old phone (1st Gen MotoX). I'm trying to child-proof it by disabling most of the default apps and clearing the home screens with nothing that a child shouldn't be ...
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Nova Launcher -Google problem

I have a problem with Nova Launcher. When I go to Google and press "home" , it always asks me to choose between launchers. This happens only when I use Google, it's really annoying. Model: Alcatel ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

I'm using the Glim icon pack with Nova Launcher and everything displays correctly on my home screen and drawer. Though in my recent apps screen and notification screen, lock screen it shows a ...
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Different wallpaper for portrait and landscape

I used an iPad some years ago and it had an option to choose different images in portrait and landscape mode. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 with Cyanognmod and I also use a OnePlus 2. I am ...
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Settings shortcut widget in Galaxy Tab running Android 5.0.2?

I'm using Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 with Nova launcher. On widgets section, I don't have settings shortcut. Below is the screenshot. What I want is notifications log from that shortcut.
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800MB free RAM yet home screen redraws?

my lowest priority app-kill min-free level engages at 64MB. if I have 800MB of free RAM as reported in OSMonitor, why is the garbage collecting Nova Launcher assets? I can't even. BTW, I have ...
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Nova Launcher squashed app drawer on Nexus 10

I have a problem with the app drawer on my Nexus 10 being 'squashed' when in landscape mode. I'm not sure if it is supposed to look like this, but I do not get the same problem on my Nexus 7 or Galaxy ...
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how do i add a shortcut to homescreen in #materinova launcher?

I downloaded the latest nova launcher named #materinova.15 , in its previous versions I could add a shortcut by holding a blank space in the home screen and chose shortcuts, but in the latest release ...
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Widgets and Notifications on Android 5 (w/ HTC Sense and Nova Launcher)

On my HTC One (M8) I used HTC Sense UI and Nova Launcher. Until recently I was able to customize my lock screen, like adding widgets, and I could see all notification icons. Now Android has been ...
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Certain applications icons are missing in Nova Launcher

I have Nova Launcher (Prime version) installed on my Galaxy Nexus phone and I have noticed, that some of applications are missing in this launcher. In particular: Voice Search, and Sound Recorder I ...
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Setting a shortcut icon to switch to another home screen in Nova Launcher Prime

In Nova Launcher Prime, is there any way to set a shortcut icon to switch to another home screen? When going to the left or right home screen, I would prefer to tap on some icon rather than having to ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

I have an HTC One (M8) and downloaded Nova Launcher to customize my layout. I downloaded the Black Glass ADW Theme and it looks great. However, on my lock screen it is still showing the app icons from ...
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Customizing virtual home button's app launcher

I currently acquired a Motorola G and I'm wishing to add another application to the pop menu that appears when press-holding the home button besides the one that calls the search engine. I'm currently ...
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How do I add a widget to my lock screen? [duplicate]

I am running a fully stock Android 4.4.4 Nexus 5, with Nova (Premium) Launcher. Since I first bought this device, I have heard, read, and been told that adding widgets to the lock screen is possible, ...
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New icons do not display consistently

I just added Nova Launcher and an icon pack to my phone. The new icons appear for some of my apps, but not all; I can't spot a pattern that determines which is which. (See screenshot below.) I don't ...
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Nova launcher sometimes doesn't start

I installed the free version of the Nova Launcher about a week ago and it worked like a charm. But sometime later, after I close an app, the default TouchWiz UI appears instead of Nova. I usually open ...
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Lock screen launch bar not launching app, shows different icon too

This is an HTC One with Android 4.3 and Nova Launcher Prime (This may be a Nova issue, not sure yet) Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here is the pictures: Dragging an icon "up" from the lock ...
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Is there a way to find all apps in Nova Launcher which are NOT in folders (similar to Folder Organizer)?

I am contemplating getting a Nova Prime launcher, as opposed to my current combination of Nova free and Folder Organizer. The main feature of Folder Organizer that I see as a must-have and not sure ...