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    Default Blink feed + nova launcher

    Can I still have blink feed if I use nova launcher?

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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    Yes. You make a Nova widget that points to Sense. After that, tap on it and delete all your other homescreens. You now have a shortcut to Blinkfeed.
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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Kenyon View Post
    Yes. You make a Nova widget that points to Sense. After that, tap on it and delete all your other homescreens. You now have a shortcut to Blinkfeed.
    Or a shortcut that points to HTC Sense activity if I'm not mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajua View Post
    Or a shortcut that points to HTC Sense activity if I'm not mistaken.
    That's what I meant, but the shortcut is under widgets for whatever reason. I use Action Launcher, but since it doesn't support activity shortcuts I have Nova installed just for the widget.
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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Kenyon View Post
    That's what I meant, but the shortcut is under widgets for whatever reason. I use Action Launcher, but since it doesn't support activity shortcuts I have Nova installed just for the widget.
    You can double tap on empty space on a home screen, select shortcuts and then explore activities to find HTC Sense. Shortcuts and Widgets are separate entries on Nova long-tap-on-screen menu. I think the OP already figured it with our instructions, though.
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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Higgs View Post
    Can I still have blink feed if I use nova launcher?

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    Here you go:

    Blinkfeed with Action Launcher
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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    @OP, yes it works great with Nova. It's exactly the setup I have. Here is a (customized for Nova) step by step and a link at the bottom to the original thread. (Note: it says "Action Launcher" on the thread, but these instructions give instructions for Nova and most launchers.


    1. Clear the defaults of the current default homescreen launcher.
      • Go to Settings / Apps
      • Scroll down and select "Nova Launcher"
      • Scroll down and select the "Clear defaults" button
      • Press the home key. You should now have a choice of which launcher to use. Select HTC Sense and choose "One Time Only".

    2. Delete all home screens except Blinkfeed. (Do this under the normal HTC home screen configuration settings.)
    3. Optional: Clear the apps out of the dock. You can keep the homescreens and icons in the dock if you wish, but deleting them makes a clean Blinkfeed-only setup.
    4. Press Home. This time choose you Nova launcher and select "Always". This should take you to your Nova home screen.
    5. Create a custom shortcut:
      • Press the homescreen and choose Shortcuts from the "Add to Home Screen" menu.
      • Select "Activities" at the top of the next popup menu
      • Scroll to HTC Sense and select it

    6. You now have a shortcut icon that will take you to Blinkfeed.
    7. Clicking the icon will open Blinkfeed. Clicking home again returns you to your preferred launcher homescreen.


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    Using Blinkfeed with another launcher
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    Default Re: Blink feed + nova launcher

    So, how i can i switch back to my stock launcher? I cant get to the menu to add pages back in. Thanks.
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    Its all good. I just uninstalled updates and reset it back to stock.

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