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    Default How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Hello,

    I got an apk file of the new Google Now Launcher which is an official launcher by Google and I couldn't find how to hide useless apps which cannot be uninstalled.

    Is there a way to hide them? I thought I should post here if the Nexus 5 users know how to do it.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105.
    It's not rooted and I never will.

    Sent from my GT-I9105 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    No, you can't hide apps with the Google Now Launcher. That's a feature found in TouchWiz and probably some other manufacturer skins.
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Yeah, like B. Diddy said, it's a custom feature. You can do it in alternative/third-party Launchers like Nova Launcher, however, which may be a good alternative to the Google Now Launcher if you do want that stock-ish look.

    But the actual App Drawer is different on Nova vs the Google Now Launcher =\
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Muqaddas View Post
    Hello,

    I got an apk file of the new Google Now Launcher which is an official launcher by Google and I couldn't find how to hide useless apps which cannot be uninstalled.

    Is there a way to hide them? I thought I should post here if the Nexus 5 users know how to do it.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105.
    It's not rooted and I never will.

    Sent from my GT-I9105 using Tapatalk
    Hide them from where? Your home screen or also the app drawer? You can remove icons on the home screen by long pressing them and dragging to "remove".
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by raichur0xx0rz View Post
    Yeah, like B. Diddy said, it's a custom feature. You can do it in alternative/third-party Launchers like Nova Launcher, however, which may be a good alternative to the Google Now Launcher if you do want that stock-ish look.

    But the actual App Drawer is different on Nova vs the Google Now Launcher =\
    Are there any app drawer applications available?

    Sent from my GT-I9105 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Muqaddas View Post
    Hello,

    I got an apk file of the new Google Now Launcher which is an official launcher by Google and I couldn't find how to hide useless apps which cannot be uninstalled.

    Is there a way to hide them? I thought I should post here if the Nexus 5 users know how to do it.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105.
    It's not rooted and I never will.

    Sent from my GT-I9105 using Tapatalk
    If it's an app you definitely wont use at all you can disable it, which will prevent it from showing up in the app drawer.
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Muqaddas View Post
    Are there any app drawer applications available?

    Sent from my GT-I9105 using Tapatalk
    As far as I can tell, the App Drawer is part of the Launcher. I don't think you can separate the two.
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    If any still wants to know you could disable the app (Go into Settings - Apps - All and there is a "Disable" option within each App) which also removes it from the GEL App Drawer.
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    Default Re: How can I hide apps from the app drawer in Google Now Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedbatty View Post
    Hello,

    I got an apk file of the new Google Now Launcher which is an official launcher by Google and I couldn't find how to hide useless apps which cannot be uninstalled.

    Is there a way to hide them? I thought I should post here if the Nexus 5 users know how to do it.
    GEL is incredibly limited in what you can do with it. Thats why I still use Nova Launcher. Google is like Apple in that they have a specific way they want you to use their services, and do not want to give you options outside of that experience.

    I agree it is annoying. Fortunately, unlike Apple, Google gives us the option to use alternative products.
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