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  1. Ben Talbot's Avatar
    Brand new Moto X, and made sure all system updates are up-to-date. I only need 3 home screens, however it has five, and I can't figure out how to get rid of the excess screens. There are no icons on them, and it doesn't appear the google search launcher is removable. From my understanding, 4.4 Kit Kat should just auto remove excess blank home screens, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Also, I am unable to re-arrange my home screens. I thought I should just be able to tap and hold and then it will let me re-arrange my home screens, but instead it gives me options for changing my wallpaper.
    01-12-2014 03:31 PM
  2. cdmta's Avatar
    You would either need to install a third-party launcher or do what I did-install the google experience launcher. It will only add screens as you need them. It is standard only on the Nexus 5, but you can install on anything.
    01-12-2014 03:52 PM
  3. djr7572's Avatar
    Brand new Moto X, and made sure all system updates are up-to-date. I only need 3 home screens, however it has five, and I can't figure out how to get rid of the excess screens. There are no icons on them, and it doesn't appear the google search launcher is removable. From my understanding, 4.4 Kit Kat should just auto remove excess blank home screens, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Also, I am unable to re-arrange my home screens. I thought I should just be able to tap and hold and then it will let me re-arrange my home screens, but instead it gives me options for changing my wallpaper.
    Yeah, I find this really annoying as well. I don't know why they won't let you delete the extra home screens if you don't want/need them. This is a big reason I installed Nova Launcher. You can customize that part, and a lot more. But it's annoying that the stock launcher won't let you do it.
    mjhaviland likes this.
    01-12-2014 04:14 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I agree with adding Nova.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-12-2014 04:34 PM
  5. Ben Talbot's Avatar
    Ok, sounds good. I'll fiddle around with Nova. Thanks all.
    01-12-2014 06:08 PM
  6. slg1906's Avatar
    I concur with the suggestions to install Nova. It has worked like a charm for me. The individualization it offers is worth it. Go ahead and get the Prime version.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    01-12-2014 06:35 PM
  7. Paisley's Avatar
    To piggyback re: Nova, what setting do I use so that when moving from home page screen left or right, it doesn't look like a cube, but just slides over like the stock launcher?
    01-12-2014 06:52 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Nova settings>desktop>scroll effect.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Paisley likes this.
    01-12-2014 06:57 PM
  9. Paisley's Avatar
    Nova settings>desktop>scroll effect.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Other than deleting homescreens, what are some other very popular NL features/benefits?
    01-12-2014 07:00 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Other than deleting homescreens, what are some other very popular NL features/benefits?
    Color themes, grid layout in the desktop and app drawer, to name a few.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Paisley likes this.
    01-12-2014 07:25 PM
  11. snoking's Avatar
    I would like to fill one of my empty screens with a full screen calendar like my HTC Rezound had! Chris

    Sent from my A200 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-12-2014 08:45 PM
  12. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    I would like to fill one of my empty screens with a full screen calendar like my HTC Rezound had! Chris

    Sent from my A200 using AC Forums mobile app
    Business calendar has some good widgets of various sizes

    -Moto X-
    01-13-2014 10:30 AM
  13. Ccota08's Avatar
    Color themes, grid layout in the desktop and app drawer, to name a few.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    To add to this, you can also change the icon theme (there are tons of different icon packs in the Play Store) and even choose individual icons. Plus, there's gesture support for easy shortcuts to just about anything(though, I'm not sure how many of the gestures are available in the free version). I use the Swipe Down gesture for easy access to my notification shade.
    Paisley likes this.
    01-13-2014 07:01 PM
  14. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    I've currently got 5 launchers on my Moto X that I alternate between just for variety. Stock Home Launcher, Google Experience Launcher, Aviate, Nova Prime and Atom.
    01-13-2014 09:21 PM
  15. keilita's Avatar
    Hi, guys. I want to share something. You don't have to download anything. You can follow these steps:
    1-) Go to any panel, either the one with empty spaces or to the totally empty one.
    2-) Put two fingers separately, the drag them together the same way you want to zoom out a photo, a reading, etc.
    3-) Then you'll see which panel is empty and you can drag it to the trash can. That's it ;-)
    weksa and JSatch like this.
    01-01-2015 06:10 PM
  16. Narayanj's Avatar
    Great.. Your suggestion works. No need for other bloatware or apps.
    01-23-2015 10:16 AM
  17. hisense's Avatar
    Hi, guys. I want to share something. You don't have to download anything. You can follow these steps:
    1-) Go to any panel, either the one with empty spaces or to the totally empty one.
    2-) Put two fingers separately, the drag them together the same way you want to zoom out a photo, a reading, etc.
    3-) Then you'll see which panel is empty and you can drag it to the trash can. That's it ;-)
    Wow. Did know about this. I use Apex for its other features and to delete extra screens. But again very nice tip.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-23-2015 04:00 PM
  18. lambrosio's Avatar
    Are you sure this metod works!!?? I tried several times but it doesnt work...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-26-2015 07:11 AM
  19. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Are you sure this metod works!!?? I tried several times but it doesnt work...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I tried this with the stock launcher on my Moto X 2013 running 4.4.4 and it doesn't work for me either. But then, that's why I usually use either Google Now Launcher or Nova Launcher Prime.
    01-26-2015 10:26 AM
  20. Bikie Tau's Avatar
    1. From a home screen, pinch in on the screen.
    2. Select and hold the appropriate panel then drag and drop it on Remove (located at the top)

    It was failing for me too, but I guess I was doing it wrong at first, I think u hav to hold and drag at the top of the panel.

    Android 4.4 on Samsung Galaxy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-13-2015 03:22 PM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    1. From a home screen, pinch in on the screen.
    2. Select and hold the appropriate panel then drag and drop it on Remove (located at the top)

    It was failing for me too, but I guess I was doing it wrong at first, I think u hav to hold and drag at the top of the panel.

    Android 4.4 on Samsung Galaxy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    But...

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    02-14-2015 01:41 PM
  22. jaynyc's Avatar
    Hi, Moto X 4.4.4 on Verizon. When I try to pinch on any of the blank home screens it pops a wallpaper selection dialog box. How are others with Moto X 4.4.4. able to delete home screens without installing 3rd party launchers?

    Any info greatly appreciated.

    --jay
    05-03-2015 11:10 AM
  23. cindylike24's Avatar
    Hi, Moto X 4.4.4 on Verizon. When I try to pinch on any of the blank home screens it pops a wallpaper selection dialog box. How are others with Moto X 4.4.4. able to delete home screens without installing 3rd party launchers?

    Any info greatly appreciated.

    --jay
    I have the exact opposite issue as you do. I wanted to be able to add pages to mine because with my Samsung Galaxy S3, I was so used to having 7 pages to have my setup on that it was driving me nuts trying to get everything that I needed on 5 pages. The only way I could get my 7 pages for my setup was to install a 3rd party launcher (Nova Launcher). I'm able to get my widget setup just the way that I wanted it with that launcher.
    05-04-2015 09:02 AM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Hi, Moto X 4.4.4 on Verizon. When I try to pinch on any of the blank home screens it pops a wallpaper selection dialog box. How are others with Moto X 4.4.4. able to delete home screens without installing 3rd party launchers?

    Any info greatly appreciated.

    --jay
    I believe there to be misinformation in this thread. You can't get rid of the extra screens on the default launcher.
    05-06-2015 02:44 PM
  25. sh4rkbayte's Avatar
    Not sure about Moto X, but I noticed on my S5, I had to put an app/widget on the screen. If the screen was blank, it wouldn't move. After I dragged an icon to the screen, I was able to press and hold (one finger) and simply drag the whole screen to the trash can. I'm now down to 3 screens on stock 4.4.4.
    05-07-2015 12:39 PM
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