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    Default Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Hey y'all,

    I'm in two minds as to whether to try out Nova Launcher on my N4. Main benefits for me would be to hide unused stock apps and reduce the number of home screens I have.

    Does anyone here use this on the Nexus 4? Any issues?

    Biggest concern for me is how much of a battery drain it is.

    Cheers all!

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Most of this thread below used Nova launcher (or similar) and they havent reported any issues at all

    Nexus 4 Screenshots: Share them here!
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    I use Nova on my N4. No considerable battery drain. No performance issues either... It's really smooth.
    Some times I even forget there's a launcher!

    The ability to hide apps and create folders within the application list is really handy.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    I'm using Nova Launcher no issues to report although i don't think you can hide stock apps unless i don't know how to do it, if anyone knows a way do tell.

    EDIT: just went through the settings and there is a way. COOL can't believe i didn't see this first. thanks for the post lol
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Yeah Nova works very well.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Awesome, thanks for the input guys. Will give the free version a go and make a decision on the paid version.

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lugz6002 View Post
    Hey y'all,

    I'm in two minds as to whether to try out Nova Launcher on my N4. Main benefits for me would be to hide unused stock apps and reduce the number of home screens I have.

    Does anyone here use this on the Nexus 4? Any issues?

    Biggest concern for me is how much of a battery drain it is.

    Cheers all!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    you can hide unused stock app by just disabling them. just letting you know.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Nova Launcher works perfectly well on my N4. No problems, and I much prefer it over stock only because it allows me to make minor tweaks.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    you can hide unused stock app by just disabling them. just letting you know.
    This. Can be done in the system settings
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by m3lover1 View Post
    This. Can be done in the system settings
    I'm not exactly sure but can't you just go hold it from the app drawer thing and then check the app info and disable it from there? I think I saw that.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    I'm not exactly sure but can't you just go hold it from the app drawer thing and then check the app info and disable it from there? I think I saw that.
    Same result. Yours though is probably faster. Lol
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    I'm not exactly sure but can't you just go hold it from the app drawer thing and then check the app info and disable it from there? I think I saw that.
    its all the same. you are doing it in a different way.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    So, as an example, I tap and hold the Google+ app, select disable and it tells me that other apps may misbehave if I disable it. It then asks me to install the factory version of it.

    Its not making it very easy to just hide the app. Am I doing something wrong?

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lugz6002 View Post
    So, as an example, I tap and hold the Google+ app, select disable and it tells me that other apps may misbehave if I disable it. It then asks me to install the factory version of it.

    Its not making it very easy to just hide the app. Am I doing something wrong?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    Love Nova. It's the fastest and lowest resource hog. IMO. I also have Apex installed but found it to be a bit slower. Love how you can use custom icons etc.

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lugz6002 View Post
    So, as an example, I tap and hold the Google+ app, select disable and it tells me that other apps may misbehave if I disable it. It then asks me to install the factory version of it.

    Its not making it very easy to just hide the app. Am I doing something wrong?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    that's one reason why i don't recommend disabling system apps
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    No issues. One screen. Rocks.


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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmudrick View Post
    No issues. One screen. Rocks.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/02/u4ejyqu6.jpg

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    Care to name all the apps/widgets you used for this set up?
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Zooper Widget Pro and Android Photo Widget.

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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Been using Nova on my SGS2 and now on the N4. No problems whatsoever. I actually prefer it. The latest update has added JB style widgets and a lot of other features.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    I had nova on my Nexus7 and installed it on my Nexus4 on day 1. It's smooth, fast, and REALLY stable. It's never once force closed on me. You can really go to town on the customization and the gesture controls are awesome! I run it with the beta updates enabled and even those are really stable. It is WELL worth getting the pro version, it gives you the unread count feature and helps support the dev.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    I'm trying out Nova on my new Nexus 7 before my 4 arrives today (HURRY UPS). It's a bit perplexing. I'm perplexed. But I'm sure the more time I spend with it, the more sense it will make. I hope.


    eta: I see that I need to use Go launcher to change the app icons. So is Nova launcher like a pizza crust, and Go launcher and similar are the toppings?
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by gtamhankar View Post
    I use Nova on my N4. No considerable battery drain. No performance issues either... It's really smooth.
    Some times I even forget there's a launcher!

    The ability to hide apps and create folders within the application list is really handy.
    Why not just disable them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugz6002 View Post
    So, as an example, I tap and hold the Google+ app, select disable and it tells me that other apps may misbehave if I disable it. It then asks me to install the factory version of it.

    Its not making it very easy to just hide the app. Am I doing something wrong?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    Nope, you're not doing it wrong. Do this:

    1. Uninstall updates to Google+ (i.e. go back to factory version)
    2. Disable it
    3. Force Stop it/Clear data/cache

    I disabled it (2-3 weeks ago) and have not had any problems.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lugz6002 View Post
    So, as an example, I tap and hold the Google+ app, select disable and it tells me that other apps may misbehave if I disable it.
    It's just a simple warning that the app is not completely stand-alone. In this case, when it says other apps may misbehave, it's probably talking about the photo upload feature and other minor options you can enable in G+. If you don't use it, don't worry about it.
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    Default Re: Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users?

    Been using the free Nova since i got the nexus 4. Love the tweaking you can do (one of the big draws for ditching iOS).

    You can change app icons with Nova (at least on the home screen) by long pressing and then hit Edit.
    Has the paid version ever been on sale? Was kinda holding out for one, but if it doesn't, I may just jump in at $4.
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