1. recDNA's Avatar
    I love nova but I usually leave my phone on kickstand in landscape view and it looks terrible. Looks fine in portrait view. Is there a browser that literally allows a totally different setup for my homescreen I landscape.view than in portrait view? I cannot design specifically for landscape because in car I use portrait view so I really want both views to look good.
    10-30-2014 02:23 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I think you mean launcher, not browser (Nova, TouchWiz = Launchers. Chrome,Firefox = Browsers).
    10-30-2014 02:32 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes I do. Do any launchers allow separate setups for portrait and landscape?
    10-30-2014 02:33 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Found this in another forum. I've not used it, I can't vouch that it does, but the forum user said that it did just that.
    SweeterHome - Start - sweeterhome.com

    And I also found this one. This one is not a beta and it's in the Play Store, so it might be a bit more stable at least.
    10-30-2014 02:47 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    Thanks but developer admits it is buggy and I don't want a launcher that connects itself to an external server to download themes nor any other reason.

    I want something safe and stable from the playstore. At least somebody is thinking about the idea....but I need a launcher that solves it w/o being a security risk.
    10-30-2014 02:52 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Thanks but developer admits it is buggy and I don't want a launcher that connects itself to an external server to download themes nor any other reason.

    I want something safe and stable from the playstore. At least somebody is thinking about the idea....but I need a launcher that solves it w/o being a security risk.
    Check the second link. I added it later.
    10-30-2014 02:57 PM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    I looked in playstore but saw nothing in description about totally different setup for portrait and landscape view. In other words I want totally different widgets and apps on landscape homescreen as opposed to portrait homescreen.
    10-30-2014 02:59 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    * Features
    - Set different background image for each page
    - Compose different layouts for the screen orientation
    10-30-2014 03:05 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    Ah, well I watched the video and it looks way too complicated. When I add a widget or an app I don't want to be asked a million questions. I also saw nothing about that in the video...he just goes on and on about shortcuts. He even warns this is nothing like nova. Ideally I want something just like nova but allowing different setups on orientations of home page.

    I also use live wallpaper and folders and he mentioned neither. This launcher is for someone more creative than I am really or someone who wants to make an Android phone look like a Windows phone.

    I still want my portrait homescreen to look like the screenshot I attached although I often change the live wallpaper I always use live wallpaper. On landscape view I would only include the folders and one widget above them so they look big enough to use.

    10-30-2014 03:11 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Then I'm sorry, those are the two only options I've found.

    Again, I haven't used neither. But maybe you could at least give them a shot. The video might make it look more complicated than it is.

    You could also e-mail Nova's devs and let them know this is a feature that would interest you. If they get enough requests, they might consider adding it, I'm sure.

    What you could do is 'design' two different homepages in Nova. I know, not ideal, but at least a workaround. One homescreen designed for portrait and then one homescreen designed for landscape. When you change orientations, just swipe to the homescreen you want.
    10-30-2014 03:18 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Maybe on a snowy day. I'm working on creating one screen that looks good in Nova on landscape and just switching to it manually when I am in landscape view.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    10-30-2014 03:20 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    Well no way to make a nice landscape mode in Nova without changing settings in a way that ruins portrait view so I'm still on the lookout. Maybe some developer will add this option to an otherwise normal launcher.
    10-30-2014 03:57 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I thought Nova had the option to change grid size for different orientation... at least that's what I read, I don't use Nova.
    10-30-2014 04:29 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    I have nova prime but I can't find that setting?
    10-30-2014 04:33 PM
  15. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well, at least now you know Nova will not support what you want
    10-30-2014 05:14 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes, no way to make landscape look good without making portrait look bad. I also tried making icons bigger which is a setting but they only get bigger in portrait view and in dock. For some reason icons retain their size in the dock in landscape view but become tiny on the rest of the screen. All I really need is a different grid size on each page. That other launcher does allow that but just too much work learning it and setting it up. I was kind of hoping it would be a simple solution that just hadn't occured to me. Thanks for all the time you have put in on this. I often find my questions are ignored in other forums.
    10-30-2014 05:19 PM
  17. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not a problem. We try to answer as much as we can or try to help as far as we can. Unfortunately sometimes the answer is just 'it can't be done right now'

    It seems the available solutions out there are not suitable for your particular needs. Hopefully a dev will come out and do this. It seems like such a simple, useful feature... I wonder if it's too hard to code like the Nova guy said.
    10-30-2014 05:54 PM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    A different grid size on each page would at least allow setting up one page to switch to for extended landscape view.
    10-30-2014 05:56 PM
  19. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I don't remember if Nova allows this or not, but you could try allowing overlapping widgets. That way they'll overlap on portrait but should look fine on landscape, and not care about the gridsize.
    10-30-2014 06:07 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    It is allowed but you simply cannot make icons LOOK bigger in landscape mode even if you resize them they look the same.
    10-30-2014 06:11 PM
  21. RedHottG2's Avatar
    RecDNA what weather widget is that your using please ?
    10-30-2014 08:13 PM
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    10-30-2014 08:13 PM

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