01-14-2013 12:21 AM
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  1. badbrad17's Avatar
    I'd like to start using Nova as well, but I've delayed it because I've already become so habituated to starting Google Now by sliding up from the home button. Does anyone know how to launch Google Now with Nova? And can you set it to copy the stock approach?
    you can still just hold down the home button then slide up to select Google Now. This stays the same in Apex and Nova

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    01-10-2013 11:17 AM
  2. badbrad17's Avatar
    I think you need a 3rd party app for it. Download multipicture live wallpaper from app store. I used that for a while
    I tried this app but I couldn't get it to work. I'm also having trouble changing my lock screen image to something different. That app is supposed to work for that too but it is not working.

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    01-10-2013 11:19 AM
  3. Michael Rodgers's Avatar
    you can still just hold down the home button then slide up to select Google Now. This stays the same in Apex and Nova

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    Perfect, thanks!
    01-10-2013 11:40 AM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    I'd like to start using Nova as well, but I've delayed it because I've already become so habituated to starting Google Now by sliding up from the home button. Does anyone know how to launch Google Now with Nova? And can you set it to copy the stock approach?
    You don't have to do anything special , that gesture works normally with Nova as well.
    01-10-2013 01:28 PM
  5. mzanette's Avatar
    I'd like to start using Nova as well, but I've delayed it because I've already become so habituated to starting Google Now by sliding up from the home button. Does anyone know how to launch Google Now with Nova? And can you set it to copy the stock approach?
    Swiping up from the home button launches Google Now in both Nova and Apex. For the record, they seem very similar to me (at least the free versions). I haven't decided which to use for full app, Apex or Nova.
    01-11-2013 09:56 AM
  6. badbrad17's Avatar
    Swiping up from the home button launches Google Now in both Nova and Apex. For the record, they seem very similar to me (at least the free versions). I haven't decided which to use for full app, Apex or Nova.
    The biggest thing for me is Nova allows multiple app selection and has better backup.

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    01-12-2013 04:37 AM
  7. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Potayto pohtahto

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    tomayto tohmahto
    01-12-2013 04:35 PM
  8. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Which is a better launchers for the N4? Apex or Nova? I already have the full paid version of Apex but wanted to know if Nova was worth another 4 bucks. Or maybe other launchers anyone might like on the N4?
    they are almost exactly the same, i just find nova to be a little more fluid and its backup/restore feature is better than apex's.
    01-12-2013 04:36 PM
  9. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I tried this app but I couldn't get it to work. I'm also having trouble changing my lock screen image to something different. That app is supposed to work for that too but it is not working.

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    did you see that video i link'd in the other thread?
    01-12-2013 04:37 PM
  10. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I can't guarantee that it sucks more battery but I just noticed that it got better after I uninstalled it. Could be totally unrelated. Both launchers are good but, there are a couple of things I like better about Nova.

    1. You can multi select icons when adding to your screens.

    2. You can have multiple backups.

    There is another thread where these things were discussed in more detail. Nova Launcher on Nexus 4 - Any users? - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

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    you "can" do multiple backups with apex, it just takes a bit of extra work. you still can't restore widgets though. i discussed it here: Nexus 4 Screenshots: Share them here!
    01-12-2013 04:40 PM
  11. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Interesting. How does that work in practice?

    Edit: from reading the other thread you linked looks like the two significant differences between Apex and Nova are the multi-select for icons and more than one backup (just one backup for Apex). Also looks like the ADW is more feature rich than both when it comes to actual customization options.
    ADW is not more feature rich, where did you get that? Read the thread I linked above on how to do multiple backups with apex.
    01-12-2013 04:42 PM
  12. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Personally I choose Nova Prime but only because it's the sole Launcher I've found that supports GLOBAL Badge Notification (SMS, GMail, Calls aren't enough). Here's how--> [HOW-TO] Guide to Global Badge Notifications
    If not for that feature, it'd be a toss-up between Nova & Apex.

    Also works independently if you use WidgetLocker as your Lockscreen & want a different Launcher.

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    apex has this feature too

    Edit: it has it for SMS, Gmail, Calls and an option for "External notifiers" (for other applications, idk which though)
    01-12-2013 04:53 PM
  13. Lanhoj's Avatar
    apex has this feature too

    Edit: it has it for SMS, Gmail, Calls and an option for "External notifiers" (for other applications, idk which though)
    Doesn't actually work currently though.
    The option has been there almost 6mos and still isn't working.
    I've contacted the Dev & all I get as a reply is they point me to a poll I need to vote on to get Global Badge Notifications as a feature before they actually work on making it functional- No thanks.

    It currently already works with Nova so that's the Launcher I use.

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    01-12-2013 05:25 PM
  14. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Doesn't actually work currently though.
    The option has been there almost 6mos and still isn't working.
    I've contacted the Dev & all I get as a reply is they point me to a poll I need to vote on to get Global Badge Notifications as a feature before they actually work on making it functional- No thanks.

    It currently already works with Nova so that's the Launcher I use.

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    i see. thanks for informing. i contacted apex dev about adding a widget restore feature and got pointed to that poll as well.
    01-12-2013 07:03 PM
  15. mth785's Avatar
    I've tried them both but Apex just works better for me.
    01-12-2013 07:36 PM
  16. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    OP, sslauncher is pretty interesting as well. there is no grid, so you have a lot of freedom.
    01-12-2013 08:03 PM
  17. badbrad17's Avatar
    did you see that video i link'd in the other thread?
    Yes thanks. I figured it out. I was using images that were too wide or something. It's all good.

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    01-13-2013 02:26 AM
  18. Peacen1k's Avatar
    I'm checking out Nova and having a little problem with it recognizing the system setting for Touch and Hold delay (it's in the Accessibility settings). Being pretty clumsy I have it set to 'long' to avoid accidentally moving the icons on the screen; however Nova's default setting for this is pretty fast. Does anyone know where in the Nova settings I change this?
    01-13-2013 05:48 PM
  19. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    Next launcher by the the go dev team is 10 times better than any of the others!

    Mosquitoes Refuse To Bite Me
    01-13-2013 06:41 PM
  20. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Next launcher by the the go dev team is 10 times better than any of the others!

    Mosquitoes Refuse To Bite Me
    ive never heard of that, what makes it 10 times better?
    01-13-2013 07:26 PM
  21. mtech5's Avatar
    I like Holo. It's very customizable and very fluid.

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    01-13-2013 07:56 PM
  22. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I like Holo. It's very customizable and very fluid.

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    ive seen that, was actually an inch away from downloading but i already have 8 launchers so i thought ehhh....
    01-14-2013 12:21 AM
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