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    Default What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    Do you lose any functionality, specifically with the S-Pen, if you use a 3rd party launcher like Nova or Apex??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notrega View Post
    Do you lose any functionality, specifically with the S-Pen, if you use a 3rd party launcher like Nova or Apex??
    I haven't lost any S Pen features using Nova. Atleast not that I know of..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPowerstroke View Post
    I haven't lost any S Pen features using Nova. Atleast not that I know of..
    I have not had a Samsung device before - what else would I lose with Touchwhiz?
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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    I'm using nova prime and all I've noticed that I'm missing is a few Samsung widgets.... I have lost no other functionalities whatsoever.... All S Pen features are working without a glitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex346 View Post
    I'm using nova prime and all I've noticed that I'm missing is a few Samsung widgets.... I have lost no other functionalities whatsoever.... All S Pen features are working without a glitch

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    What about the hand waving gestures and finger hovering things. Do these touchwiz tricks still work with nova or with the other launchers?
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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    What is the advantage of Nova Launcher? I had Go Launcher with my Thunderbolt & liked that, but TW is better than most stock interfaces

    Thank in advance for any info, Cheers, Jon
    Quote Originally Posted by alex346 View Post
    I'm using nova prime and all I've noticed that I'm missing is a few Samsung widgets.... I have lost no other functionalities whatsoever.... All S Pen features are working without a glitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgreeson25 View Post
    What about the hand waving gestures and finger hovering things. Do these touchwiz tricks still work with nova or with the other launchers?
    Yes, they still work. Launchers only change your home screen and what you can do to it. Maybe the one thing that might not work is a long press on an app in the home screen and a wave of the hand over the screen to move the app between pages without having to drag it, but nobody uses that anyway.

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    The more appropriate question is what do you gain...

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    I think Touchwiz shows some shortcuts to useful apps in the notification tray when certain things happen (pen removed from silo, headphones attached, etc). These have not shown up since I switched to Nova. I switched a long time ago, so I might be misremembering some details, but I think that's correct.
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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    The more appropriate question is what do you gain...

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    Well as I never had a Samsung device that is the question - what do I lose running a 3rd party launcher or what do I gain keeping TW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgreeson25 View Post
    What about the hand waving gestures and finger hovering things. Do these touchwiz tricks still work with nova or with the other launchers?
    I just tested air gestures, air view, air command and motions and they all worked fine ... No glitches for me with them on nova
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMLK View Post
    I think Touchwiz shows some shortcuts to useful apps in the notification tray when certain things happen (pen removed from silo, headphones attached, etc). These have not shown up since I switched to Nova. I switched a long time ago, so I might be misremembering some details, but I think that's correct.
    The little pen remove and headphone symbols that show up in notification bar are also all working for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex346 View Post
    The little pen remove and headphone symbols that show up in notification bar are also all working for me
    I meant something else. I seem to remember that a row of application shortcuts would appear in the Notification tray. Not a single icon, but a whole line of icons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    The more appropriate question is what do you gain...

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    I use nova mostly for added customization, for example here's a pic of my current home screen .... With nova I was able to Hide notification bar, Set a double tap gesture to toggle the notification bar, change my homescreen grid to 8 x 6, use a different icon pack and although you can't see it in the pic I can swipe my dock right for another new app dock with other things I use allot set in it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMLK View Post
    I think Touchwiz shows some shortcuts to useful apps in the notification tray when certain things happen (pen removed from silo, headphones attached, etc). These have not shown up since I switched to Nova. I switched a long time ago, so I might be misremembering some details, but I think that's correct.
    They still show up in Apex, it's the same if not better than Nova

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notrega View Post
    Well as I never had a Samsung device that is the question - what do I lose running a 3rd party launcher or what do I gain keeping TW?
    Just that switching between pages when moving apps function...

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    Is it possible to switch back to Touchwiz if your not a fan of Nova? Any thoughts on ADWlauncher ex?
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    Is it possible to switch back to Touchwiz if your not a fan of Nova? Any thoughts on ADWlauncher ex?
    You can switch back to Touchwiz if you don't like Nova.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misparkle8shine View Post
    Is it possible to switch back to Touchwiz if your not a fan of Nova? Any thoughts on ADWlauncher ex?
    You can try them all and switch freely and easily with the"home switcher" app.

    And Adwex is my absolute favorite

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r+apk+download

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misparkle8shine View Post
    Is it possible to switch back to Touchwiz if your not a fan of Nova? Any thoughts on ADWlauncher ex?
    Yes, you can just uninstall the app

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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    I use Perfect Launcher on my Note 2; it's in the Play Store. I think it's awesome, but then I've never used Nova Launcher.
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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    Anybody try Go Launcher EX on the Note 3?

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    Default Re: What Functionality Do You Lose With A 3rd Party Launcher?

    I use Nova and besides some widgets not showing, I noticed the air view over a folder doesn't work like with TW. You know, when you hover over folder the contents animate out. Definitely recommend Nova to anyone, or any other 3rd party launcher for that matter.

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