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    Default Vibration low, Icon fonts, and Nova Launcher

    Week old S5 on Verizon. Works ok, with a couple exceptions. I've found workaround for most of the things I didn't like, but there are a couple.......

    1. My wife is using Easy mode on hers because on the "normal" S5, the icons are OK, but the font on the icons is miniscule. HOW do I increase the font size on the icons - NOT the system font or whatever, the font that's under each icon? If necessary the icon could get bigger, but the font needs to be larger for her.

    2. Vibration. Or rather non. Wife is coming from a Blackberry, which vibrated like crazy. At work she HAS to keep the phone on vibrate. No ringing, no beeping, no noisy notifications... She can't feel this thing vibrate. In the case, nope. In her pocket, nope. On the table in front of her, nope........ It DOES vibrate, but is there some set of settings we SHOULD be using? She has "Sound mode" set to Vibrate. "Vibration Intensity" is turned all the way up for everything. I can't ever tell when it's vibrating either, but I have sounds on and everything turned all the way up... It's not great, but I can usually hear it. So, is there some combination of settings that'll provide significantly more vibration than we're currently getting?

    3. Nova Launcher. I thought it might be possible to do more customization in Nova rather then the default launcher. Installed fine, but when I told it to import from another launcher, and selected Touchwiz, I lost almost ALL my home page icons. All that's left is settings, and apps on the bottom line. Everything else is gone. I also had groups to organize my apps, and all the groups are gone, as are all the apps I turned off, so I'm back to seeing 5 pages of apps... Is this the way Nova works - gets rid of all the home page stuff and restores all the pages of apps, or is there something I need to do differently?
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    Default Re: Vibration low, Icon fonts, and Nova Launcher

    Hm... Nothing. Time to go find a forum with more activity?
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    Default Re: Vibration low, Icon fonts, and Nova Launcher

    I thought I put in a big answer on this already..... must have been on the other forum?

    Yup, you are sowing your questions all over the planet.

    Wow, that is quite a list for one post:

    First of all, you MUST download Kies 3.0 and make backups of the phone before you start getting too wild at changes. Sounds like it is too late for some of the stuff you lost. You must use the USB 3.0 cable or it won't work.


    * Kies | SUPPORT | SAMSUNG


    My wife is using Easy mode on hers because on the "normal" S5, the icons are OK, but the font on the icons is miniscule. HOW do I increase the font size on the icons - NOT the system font or whatever, which appears to have no effect on the fonts of text under icons, but the font that's under each icon? If necessary the icon could get bigger, but the font needs to be larger for her.

    My first solution was to make sure that the names are ALL CAPS. Easy to do for Folders, doable for names sometimes. I had a font pak downloaded, but it disappeared.... maybe it would not do the icon names either and I got rid of it? Anyway, I have set the System Font to Huge. 72 y/o eyes ya know.



    Vibration. Or rather non. Wife is coming from a Blackberry, which vibrated like crazy.

    I set it for MAX, but it is a weak kitten.




    Nova Launcher.
    I tried KK Launcher, went back to TouchWiz because it lost all of my homepages.... luckily TouchWiz had them backed up.



    I've read a half dozen things on the Internet that INSIST the phone will answer if raised to the ear.
    I have not tried that, did not want it. I turned OFF all Motions & Gestures


    I grabbed a small, spare SD card (32GB) and stuck it in the phone, presuming I could move a BUNCH of stuff to the SD card...

    A file manager will move things to the SD card, but Kit Kat has severely crippled the ability of apps to store things on the SD card.

    I don't have one yet, debating if it is worth getting one.


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    Default Re: Vibration low, Icon fonts, and Nova Launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by dkperez View Post
    Week old S5 on Verizon. Works ok, with a couple exceptions. I've found workaround for most of the things I didn't like, but there are a couple.......

    HOW do I increase the font size on the icons - NOT the system font or whatever, the font that's under each icon? If necessary the icon could get bigger, but the font needs to be larger for her.
    I have an app downloaded and just tried it.
    Give it a whirl and you just might like it, see the screenshot here.

    This is DoublFont typeface, the app is HiFont

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xinmei365.font
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    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    Default Re: Vibration low, Icon fonts, and Nova Launcher

    Hadn't thought of trying a second places after no replies for 3 days as being all over the planet, but.......

    Yes, I read your replies over in the other forum, and just replies. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to get Hifont to do the icons. So far, I haven't gotten it right, but I'll go play.......

    Thanks for the replies (I'd hit the thanks button, but I can't find that either)...

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