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    Default Galaxy S5: Don't like the folder icon

    Ok so I got the phone today and I really like it. I don't like the folder icons for when you make a folder on a home screen. They look like...a folder.. Big and blocky looking. Much prefer the round folder icons like on stock android. I know I can change the launcher but I love the stock Samsung Calendar and widget. I haven't been able to get that to work with 3rd party launchers.
    Everything else seems much much improved and I'm overall very happy with the progress Samsung as made!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-13-2014 at 03:46 PM.
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    Default Re: Don't like the folder icon

    Nova Launcher
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    You can use Nova Launcher and still keep/use all the samsung widgets
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    Ok so I got the phone today and I really like it. I don't like the folder icons for when you make a folder on a home screen. They look like...a folder.. Big and blocky looking. Much prefer the round folder icons like on stock android. I know I can change the launcher but I love the stock Samsung Calendar and widget. I haven't been able to get that to work with 3rd party launchers.
    Everything else seems much much improved and I'm overall very happy with the progress Samsung as made!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    Nova launcher! It's the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    I don't like the folder icons for when you make a folder on a home screen.
    In Soviet Russia, Galaxy S5 Folder Icons don't like YOU!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilofoxtrot View Post
    In Soviet Russia, Galaxy S5 Folder Icons don't like YOU!!
    It's time for WAR! Lol
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    I saw those folders in a video and was wondering if it made the final version. I also wish the dialpad and messaging was black but Samsung chose white again which disappoints me. No idea why they're using so many bright colors but I've always preferred darker.

    BTW - this is how folders look on a Note 3. So much cleaner.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    Holy crap, thank you! I hated the folders too. Nova launcher is so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy65 View Post
    Holy crap, thank you! I hated the folders too. Nova launcher is so much better.

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    I just can't understand why they would make everything else round and good looking and then those big square ugly folders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    You can use Nova Launcher and still keep/use all the samsung widgets
    I don't see how to get this Samsung Calendar widget from Nova launcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    I don't see how to get this Samsung Calendar widget from Nova launcherhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/13/agamynur.jpg
    I had to buy another calendar app because the nova widget was too small for the stock calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    I saw those folders in a video and was wondering if it made the final version. I also wish the dialpad and messaging was black but Samsung chose white again which disappoints me. No idea why they're using so many bright colors but I've always preferred darker.

    BTW - this is how folders look on a Note 3. So much cleaner.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    I also thought at first the block folder design icon on the S5 was not as nice as the KitKat version on the S4 or as you show the same on your note 3

    However after setting up several of them you realize you get up to 6 mini icons within the folder icon rather than the obscured tiled icons on a circular base and you can change the colour of the icon boarder
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    I use Pure Grid Calender . Sorry OP for the thread jacking . LOL
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    Ok, totally stupid question, but I am coming from iPhone 4S so this is a big change. I made a folder but now I want to delete it and can't. When I click and hold it all that comes up is "cancel" which doesn't delete the folder. How do I get rid of the stupid folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara Di View Post
    Ok, totally stupid question, but I am coming from iPhone 4S so this is a big change. I made a folder but now I want to delete it and can't. When I click and hold it all that comes up is "cancel" which doesn't delete the folder. How do I get rid of the stupid folder?
    Remove everything from the folder and than long press the folder. You'll see a remove option at the top now.

    Edit: are you referring to folders within the app drawer? If so, to delete these hit the menu button (long press the left recent apps button) and select edit. Now long press the folder and it will ask if you'd like to remove.

    *guessing on this menu button as I don't have my S5 yet. I know it works but for folders I'm not sure.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    Last edited by Eclipse2K; 04-14-2014 at 05:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    I don't see how to get this Samsung Calendar widget from Nova launcher]
    I second this. Long time Nova Launcher user here-- have never figured out a way to keep TouchWiz widgets in Nova. As others have recommended, you can use a 3rd party calendar app/widget (I like Business Calendar on my Moto G since it has no stock calendar widget.) However, if anyone knows a way to keep the Samsung one on Nova, that would be great..
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Don't like the folder icon

    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Remove everything from the folder and than long press the folder. You'll see a remove option at the top now.

    Edit: are you referring to folders within the app drawer? If so, to delete these hit the menu button (long press the left recent apps button) and select edit. Now long press the folder and it will ask if you'd like to remove.

    *guessing on this menu button as I don't have my S5 yet. I know it works but for folders I'm not sure.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    Thank you so much! Finally got that stupid folder off! You are my hero!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Coopgt View Post
    I use Pure Grid Calender . Sorry OP for the thread jacking . LOL
    No reason to be sorry. I'm using that calendar and like it pretty good. Just wondering now if there's a way to get "my magazine" to work on Nova

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