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    Default Does my home screen look too busy?

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    Just curious what you guys think.....I know you won't hold back...Bwaa haaa haaa
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    Default Re: Does my home screen look too busy?

    K.I.S.S.

    Are you running Prime, why not use Gestures to launch apps.

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    If it were me, I would start making use of folders. I can attach a screenshot of my setup if you would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    K.I.S.S.

    Are you running Prime, why not use Gestures to launch apps.

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    Ummm you mean the paid version of Nova? Yes....and....I don't know how to use gestures or exactly what that means.......I think I need a Nova tutorial lol.....I went into settings (Nova) and seriously....everything looks alien to me....not sure how to customize or anything....

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    If it were me, I would start making use of folders. I can attach a screenshot of my setup if you would like.
    please do...I have zero and I mean zero clue as to what I am doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Ummm you mean the paid version of Nova? Yes....and....I don't know how to use gestures or exactly what that means.......I think I need a Nova tutorial lol.....I went into settings (Nova) and seriously....everything looks alien to me....not sure how to customize or anything....

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    please do...I have zero and I mean zero clue as to what I am doing.
    Ok. Hang on a second. Here is a guide on Nova though: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-launcher.html

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    Screenshot as promised. I made folders for AC, most of Google services I use, a tools folder for the Clock, calculator, calendar, etc, music players. Any questions on my setup I will answer to the best of my ability.

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    I was going to say I feel like such a noob and then I realized...I AM SUCH A NOOB!!

    I obviously need to study this Nova stuff haha....the folder idea looks cool....the gesture thing I don't know anything about....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    I was going to say I feel like such a noob and then I realized...I AM SUCH A NOOB!!

    I obviously need to study this Nova stuff haha....the folder idea looks cool....the gesture thing I don't know anything about....
    I think you need the paid version of Nova for gestures, which I do not have. However, folders can be done in the free version, and folders can be placed in the dock too.

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    Its busy but so what its functional right? Here's mine with nova, I use beautiful widgets with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uselessbass View Post
    Its busy but so what its functional right? Here's mine with nova, I use beautiful widgets with it.

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    Nice, I like it. I'm playing around with gestures.....it's kinda cool, but only if I remember to associate the right gesture with the app/command etc...lol...which will take some time...who knows, maybe I can clean it up a bit, but I do like the way it looks with all my fave apps right there.....Nova Prime seems pretty comprehensive and there's a lot to learn here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Nice, I like it. I'm playing around with gestures.....it's kinda cool, but only if I remember to associate the right gesture with the app/command etc...lol...which will take some time...who knows, maybe I can clean it up a bit, but I do like the way it looks with all my fave apps right there.....Nova Prime seems pretty comprehensive and there's a lot to learn here.
    Yea nova prime rocks, it really offers a lot of customization. I'm not really into gestures myself, to much to remember in my brain already lol. But I just love the visual look it brings compared to stock touchwiz; which I used to long, just got bored with the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Nice, I like it. I'm playing around with gestures.....it's kinda cool, but only if I remember to associate the right gesture with the app/command etc...lol...which will take some time...who knows, maybe I can clean it up a bit, but I do like the way it looks with all my fave apps right there.....Nova Prime seems pretty comprehensive and there's a lot to learn here.
    Just making sure, you saw the link to the guide for Nova?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Just making sure, you saw the link to the guide for Nova?
    Yes sir I did....I read up on it and now I have gained some knowledge of gestures and incorporated 4 of them....

    Appreciate the link, it's a good read and I am finding a few other good sources....plus I plan to watch some youtube on someone using it, customizing and a general walk through.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Yes sir I did....I read up on it and now I have gained some knowledge of gestures and incorporated 4 of them....

    Appreciate the link, it's a good read and I am finding a few other good sources....plus I plan to watch some youtube on someone using it, customizing and a general walk through.....
    Cool. Let us know how everything works out.

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    Didn't like touch wiz too much, switched to Google now experience long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Yes sir I did....I read up on it and now I have gained some knowledge of gestures and incorporated 4 of them....

    Appreciate the link, it's a good read and I am finding a few other good sources....plus I plan to watch some youtube on someone using it, customizing and a general walk through.....
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    Didn't like touch wiz too much, switched to Google now experience long ago.

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    This may sound stupid..... But how to you create a folder? In setting I see folder, and ways to customize etc..... But maybe the option isn't there because my home screen is full? Or do you just drag an icon over another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    This may sound stupid..... But how to you create a folder? In setting I see folder, and ways to customize etc..... But maybe the option isn't there because my home screen is full? Or do you just drag an icon over another?

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    Quickly drag one icon over another. Otherwise the ui will think you want to change places.

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    Okay makes sense. Thanks. This is pretty darn cool

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    To add you can even edit that folder to any icon or picture you want so you don't have a stack of icons.

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    I like your screen
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    Lol u gotta make use of folders Bro! Wish I could help ya... I always think it's good to keep ur HS clean and use a second page for apps





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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Lol u gotta make use of folders Bro! Wish I could help ya... I always think it's good to keep ur HS clean and use a second page for apps

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    Lol I actually like your home screen

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    Default Re: Does my home screen look too busy?

    I can't stand having a screen full of icons....my #1 complaint with iPhone. But go with whatever works for you. I keep mine very minimal but still functional.

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    The widget has 5 hotspots that link to my alarm clock, calendar, Google Keep, Music app and Voice search. I also use SwipePad which gives me hotspots on the edge of the screen to access my most used apps, there's a simple weather widget at the bottom and a double tap on the screen opens the app drawer.
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