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    Question How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    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.
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    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.
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Talbot View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    I agree with adding Nova.

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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Ok, sounds good. I'll fiddle around with Nova. Thanks all.
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    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.

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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    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?
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Nova settings>desktop>scroll effect.

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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Nova settings>desktop>scroll effect.

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    Other than deleting homescreens, what are some other very popular NL features/benefits?
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    I would like to fill one of my empty screens with a full screen calendar like my HTC Rezound had! Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoking View Post
    I would like to fill one of my empty screens with a full screen calendar like my HTC Rezound had! Chris

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    Business calendar has some good widgets of various sizes

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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Color themes, grid layout in the desktop and app drawer, to name a few.

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    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.
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    Default Re: How do I remove excess empty home screens on the Moto X running 4.4?

    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.

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