08-22-2019 08:00 PM
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  1. ptkelly's Avatar
    Ah, gotcha. Sorry to hear that. Hey to each their own! I gave up the buttons when Android cube beta 1 launch. I was all on board fully with gestures to be honest with you. But if you love using Nova launcher go for it! To be honest with you though, when I used to have my Galaxy S8 I ran Nova launcher on it for a few months, until I found a side loadable APK file for the Pixel launcher. Then I never went back. Lol.
    Nova launcher aside, I'm not a big fan of gestures only. Right now I'm running the two-button option. I would consider running the Pixel Launcher if I were allowed to delete the Google Search widget.

    I was running beta 6 and using gestures for a few hours and then I was stopped and it defaulted to three-button. When I realized what happened I did a factory reset to start over with beta 6. The ban on Nova Launcher persisted. But, the worst was this morning. I woke up, turned my phone on, and was blinded by the bright light. My first project for this morning was to initiate the dark theme.

    All things considered, beta 6 is working fine and I rather enjoy Android Q.
    08-09-2019 08:52 AM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Nova launcher aside, I'm not a big fan of gestures only. Right now I'm running the two-button option. I would consider running the Pixel Launcher if I were allowed to delete the Google Search widget.

    I was running beta 6 and using gestures for a few hours and then I was stopped and it defaulted to three-button. When I realized what happened I did a factory reset to start over with beta 6. The ban on Nova Launcher persisted. But, the worst was this morning. I woke up, turned my phone on, and was blinded by the bright light. My first project for this morning was to initiate the dark theme.

    All things considered, beta 6 is working fine and I rather enjoy Android Q.
    Oh yeah I completely agree. I guess Android Q beta 6 is still not working with 3rd party launchers. Again, I'm sorry to hear that you're having an issue still. It's definitely important to report that to Google though no questions asked.
    08-09-2019 10:11 AM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    I guess Android Q beta 6 is still not working with 3rd party launchers.
    I use various 3rd party launchers and not having any issues. However to clarify I have a pixel 2. I also only utilize gestures provided by the 3rd party launcher. Further tho, I’m not a big gesture fan but googles pixel gestures that I do use work fine such as the drop down notifications and pulling up the app drawer.
    I think those with issues maybe use a P3? Really, really happy with my decision to not upgrade to a 3.
    From what I’ve been reading most people seem to favor the gestures over the buttons. But Google themselves stated that many of their users are not at all happy with the gestures and prefer the buttons. I hope by the time my P2 conks out google will have a solid choice option between buttons and gestures and that 3rd party launchers will be onboard. For me not being able to use 3rd party launchers drastically spoils the entire Android experience.
    08-09-2019 11:54 AM
  4. cbreze's Avatar
    Was kinda hoping for some more dark mode with the native apps. Specifically Gmail, Google and the boot screen. I wonder if those will be implemented by general release. The calendar looks great IMO but more to do. Is it that difficult?
    08-09-2019 01:32 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    All I've been seeing on the blogs for Android human and the gestures is people complaining about them non-stop. I know there's a learning cover with them in one and you don't have to use them, but they're not that hard to use and they are pretty intuitive. I also read with you and your other post, I really do wish Google would make native Google apps like Gmail as a prime example dark mode. It's too white in the Gmail inbox and if they're so serious about darkness for all core applications, then they should fix that immediately.
    08-09-2019 01:45 PM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    Have you been able to get force dark to work in Dev settings? It toggles for me but does nothing. Used to work a for me a few betas ago.
    08-09-2019 02:09 PM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    Yes sir I Have. That's the first thing I do is force enable dark mode in developer settings which turns most applications black and then turn my accent color to whatever I want it to be. If yours is not working for some reason, I would suggest rebooting the phone.
    08-09-2019 02:11 PM
  8. cbreze's Avatar
    Nah, that's not it. I reboot all the time.
    08-09-2019 03:41 PM
  9. ptkelly's Avatar
    Was kinda hoping for some more dark mode with the native apps. Specifically Gmail, Google and the boot screen. I wonder if those will be implemented by general release. The calendar looks great IMO but more to do. Is it that difficult?
    n

    The dark theme in Android Q makes my boot screen black. I did a factory restore last night and forgot to set the dark theme before I went to bed and when I powered on the phone it blinded me.
    08-09-2019 07:15 PM
  10. ptkelly's Avatar
    All I've been seeing on the blogs for Android human and the gestures is people complaining about them non-stop. I know there's a learning cover with them in one and you don't have to use them, but they're not that hard to use and they are pretty intuitive. I also read with you and your other post, I really do wish Google would make native Google apps like Gmail as a prime example dark mode. It's too white in the Gmail inbox and if they're so serious about darkness for all core applications, then they should fix that immediately.
    Now that I'm back to using buttons I've figured out why I don't like gestures. On Google Keep, if I muff the page back gesture it sends a list to the archive. I can get it back but it's a nuisance. If I muff a page back with GMail inbox I sent one or two messages to the trash. Again, if I notice I can recover but it's a nuisance. So, I'll stick with two-buttons as long as I have the option. I think Google is heading to nothing but gestures.
    08-09-2019 07:22 PM
  11. ptkelly's Avatar
    Yes sir I Have. That's the first thing I do is force enable dark mode in developer settings which turns most applications black and then turn my accent color to whatever I want it to be. If yours is not working for some reason, I would suggest rebooting the phone.
    Do you mean Dark Theme in Settings/Display? I set that and many of my apps also have a dark mode. Calendar, Messages, Keep, Contacts, Photos, and Google News are all dark mode now.
    08-09-2019 07:37 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Now that I'm back to using buttons I've figured out why I don't like gestures. On Google Keep, if I muff the page back gesture it sends a list to the archive. I can get it back but it's a nuisance. If I muff a page back with GMail inbox I sent one or two messages to the trash. Again, if I notice I can recover but it's a nuisance. So, I'll stick with two-buttons as long as I have the option. I think Google is heading to nothing but gestures.
    For that, I do understand what you mean. I've tried the back dresser and Google and the same thing happens to me too. however, I've just clicked on the hamburger menu in the top left of the application instead of swiping in from the left and it works just the same way. However, I do understand what you're talking about though.
    08-09-2019 08:55 PM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    Do you mean Dark Theme in Settings/Display? I set that and many of my apps also have a dark mode. Calendar, Messages, Keep, Contacts, Photos, and Google News are all dark mode now.
    Yeah, you're right The application itself has a dark mode, plus in developer settings for overriding forcing into dark mode works just the same way. It's interesting though, nothing makes the Gmail inbox go dark. That's the one thing Google sweet of applications.
    08-09-2019 08:56 PM
  14. ptkelly's Avatar
    Yeah, you're right The application itself has a dark mode, plus in developer settings for overriding forcing into dark mode works just the same way. It's interesting though, nothing makes the Gmail inbox go dark. That's the one thing Google sweet of applications.
    I power off when I go to sleep and back on in the morning. That has always reset the force-overide developer option and still does.
    08-10-2019 09:58 AM
  15. cbreze's Avatar
    Just noticed yesterday my yahoo mail app is now in dark mode. Looks awesome!
    I wish gmail would get onboard.
    FWIW my force dark mode toggle in dev settings always toggles off when I reboot as well. But since it does not work anyway, makes no diff.
    08-10-2019 10:57 AM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    Just noticed yesterday my yahoo mail app is now in dark mode. Looks awesome!
    I wish gmail would get onboard.
    FWIW my force dark mode toggle in dev settings always toggles off when I reboot as well. But since it does not work anyway, makes no diff.
    yeah, I don't know why I thought I was talking off when you reboot the phone, slightly annoying but it is what it is. I just wish Google would implement dark mode in the Gmail inbox finally!
    08-10-2019 12:49 PM
  17. o4liberty's Avatar
    Everything work well except screen freezes all the time.
    08-11-2019 09:34 AM
  18. ptkelly's Avatar
    I'd do a factory reset. I'm also curious what phone that's on. I haven't any any freezing with beta 1, 4, 5, or 6 on my Pixel 3.
    08-11-2019 07:11 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    I'd do a factory reset. I'm also curious what phone that's on. I haven't any any freezing with beta 1, 4, 5, or 6 on my Pixel 3.
    I repaired at a ball the issues I've had in Android cubed beta, including Android Auto, freezing up hasn't been one of them. I would recommend resetting your phone unfortunately. I know it sucks to reset up all your applications, you're settings, and all the application data, but it might solve the issue.
    08-11-2019 07:21 PM
  20. jaybotinc's Avatar
    Downloaded Beta 6. No glitchiness so far.

    Man, that Pixel Launcher is still as underwhelming and disappointing as ever.

    Back to Nova Prime and seems to be working perfectly so far.
    08-11-2019 11:27 PM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    I love that pixel launcher. Granted there's no icon packed support, but I got over that I just love stock vanilla Android. That's why I have a pixel phone after all hahaha.
    08-12-2019 06:22 AM
  22. ptkelly's Avatar
    I love that pixel launcher. Granted there's no icon packed support, but I got over that I just love stock vanilla Android. That's why I have a pixel phone after all hahaha.
    Is there a way to eliminate the Google Search widget in the Pixel Launcher now or do you love that, too?

    I love the "vanilla" Android experience but I didn't let that stop me from adding two dictionaries, Kindle app, Fox News, and Amazon. And, I know it's bizarre but I don't have the original wallpaper, either.
    08-12-2019 06:48 AM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    Is there a way to eliminate the Google Search widget in the Pixel Launcher now or do you love that, too?
    No, I'm sorry. Google search bar widget stays on the bottom permanently in pixel launcher. I mean, since Android is so customizable, I can understand if you want to use Nova prime launcher or some other launcher to delete that or make it your own. Like I say, to each their own!
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    08-12-2019 06:53 AM
  24. anthonium's Avatar
    I wonder how many people actually use that search bar widget. I never search with it.

    Regardless I've stuck with the Pixel Launcher for a while now despite having paid for Nova Launcher a long time ago.
    08-12-2019 11:11 AM
  25. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Thanks, Eric.

    I apparently have to choose to either use gestures and run Pixel launcher or use buttons and run Nova launcher. I guess it's buttons.
    I am using the old pie gestures with Action Launcher. It is just the full gestures that are unavailable.
    08-12-2019 12:32 PM
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