Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 16 of 16
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By PsychDoc
  • 1 Post By The Penguin
  • 1 Post By just1nsanity
  • 1 Post By petes03
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Why is random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen on S5?

    Hello,

    I've been using Nova Prime since getting my S5, and I love it. I keep getting a random "x" at the top of each Nova screen. It's not a button, it just appears and doesn't go away until I reboot.

    Happening to anyone else? See attached screenshots.



    Sent from my SM-G900T using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Why is random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen on S5?-1398947801371.jpg   Why is random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen on S5?-1398947816172.jpg  
  2. Best Answer

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    It shows up on each and every screen. See attached screenshots above.

    Posted via Android Central App
    a corrupted widget or icon somewhere is causing the X. you must find it and delete it. either that or start fresh.

  3. #2  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    delete the widget where the X is and recreate it.
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    There is no widget there. It shows up on each of my home panels in the exact same spot.

    Posted via Android Central App
  5. #4  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    How about on another screen? I deleted an old icon and my x went away. Mine was showing a little Android robot, deleted it and problem solved.

    Posted via Android Central App
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    It shows up on each and every screen. See attached screenshots above.

    Posted via Android Central App
  7. #6  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    It shows up on each and every screen. See attached screenshots above.

    Posted via Android Central App
    a corrupted widget or icon somewhere is causing the X. you must find it and delete it. either that or start fresh.
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    a corrupted widget or icon somewhere is causing the X. you must find it and delete it. either that or start fresh.
    Any way to pin point it to a certain icon, or is it a guessing game?

    Posted via Android Central App
  9. #8  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Looks to me like the "x" you see when you long hold an icon just prior to getting rid of it from that screen. Is there an app that you recently deleted that didn't completely delete maybe? Try deleting another app from one of your home screens and drag it up there to the "x" and see if it goes away.
  10. #9  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Best way is to open another new window, and move icons/widgets to it till it goes away. Then again is on all your screens, so it may be a theme or setting malfunction. Let us know what you find out.

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk
  11. #10  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    I had this going on with my S5 running the free version.

    I uninstalled Nova Launcher and reinstalled and it cured the problem.
  12. #11  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Hello. I actually ran into this problem last week. My solution is to long press an icon as if you were going to move or delete it, then let go of the icon. The X should disappear. Let me know if it works for you too.
    Thanked by:
    dswatson83 likes this.
  13. #12  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Nova does this on my GS4. The way i have gotten it to go away is Nova settings/Advanced at the bottom of the screen and restart Nova Launcher. The X is what shows up when removing a icon or widget.
  14. #13  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Edit: My issue was actually different, never mind.
  15. #14  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by just1nsanity View Post
    Hello. I actually ran into this problem last week. My solution is to long press an icon as if you were going to move or delete it, then let go of the icon. The X should disappear. Let me know if it works for you too.

    Same here,

    I noticed that if I Long Press in the screen anywhere, it will go away.
    I quit worrying about it after that.
    ____________________________________
    2 each, Verizon Galaxy S5, KK 4.4.4, ART
    MyPhoneExplorer allows file access if ur phone crashes.
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail, Qi wireless equipped
    MacroDroid extends your battery life.
    MacroDroid senses Screen off, turns Wifi & Data OFF
    OTA updates via WiFi only:
    my WiFi is permanently OFF until Verizon fixes 5.0

    Thanked by:
  16. #15  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Same here,

    I noticed that if I Long Press in the screen anywhere, it will go away.
    I quit worrying about it after that.
    Same here, long pressing on any icon clears the problem.

    Posted via Android Central App
    the panda has spoken
  17. #16  

    Default re: Random "X" appearing in Nova Launcher Screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    Hello,

    I've been using Nova Prime since getting my S5, and I love it. I keep getting a random "x" at the top of each Nova screen. It's not a button, it just appears and doesn't go away until I reboot.

    Happening to anyone else? See attached screenshots.



    Sent from my SM-G900T using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Just hold down an app/widget like you were going to delete it, move it around a little, then put the app/widget back. It should make the X go away, I had this problem too

    Posted via the Android Central App

Similar Threads

  1. 2 day old LG G3, bad screen?
    By LSG67 in forum LG G3
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-30-2014, 11:55 PM
  2. error on downloading apps
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-24-2014, 11:04 AM
  3. Why is my ANDROID SYSTEM draining the battery?
    By rockam92 in forum Batteries
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-24-2014, 09:53 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2014, 06:30 AM

Posting Permissions