1. Buddy1969's Avatar
    Hi guys

    When I swipe up from the lower edge of my phone (while on launcher), I get a white half circle with "Google" written on top. Moving my finger to google, I can start google now.
    That's nice and reminds me of the same kind of menubar I had on my WebOS devices (a Duarte thing).

    Question is: how do I configure this? I mean, Google Now is nice, but I get it swiping to the leftmost screen too, so I don't really need it in the menu. Can I replace it and/or add others apps or widgets?

    TIA and sorry if it's a dumb question with an obvious answer...
    09-10-2014 02:38 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, that's a built-in feature. That's how Google Now was originally designed to be brought up, and is still the way to do it on devices that don't use the Google Now Launcher.

    There are probably 3rd party launchers you can install that allow you to customize that gesture, along with other gestures. Try Nova or Apex Launcher.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, that's a built-in feature. That's how Google Now was originally designed to be brought up, and is still the way to do it on devices that don't use the Google Now Launcher.

    There are probably 3rd party launchers you can install that allow you to customize that gesture, along with other gestures. Try Nova or Apex Launcher.
    09-10-2014 02:56 AM
  4. Buddy1969's Avatar
    Thanks. I am actually quite happy with the stock launcher. And I don't need any additional gestures or so. It would just be nice to have a possibility to add / configure additional icons in that circle ...
    09-10-2014 05:54 AM
  5. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I installed an app that puts the screen to sleep when I swipe up but I often forget it's there. :-)
    09-10-2014 06:17 AM
  6. RizaHawkeye's Avatar
    I'm sure there are apps that allow you to change what the action brings up. I'm using "App Swap- the Smart Drawer". It opens a floating window with all of my apps. It's quite useful, since I don't use Google Now.
    09-10-2014 05:13 PM
  7. RizaHawkeye's Avatar
    There are probably other apps. Try looking for them.
    09-10-2014 05:14 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    I installed an app that puts the screen to sleep when I swipe up but I often forget it's there. :-)
    Nice. Which one? I can't find something like that in the store.
    09-10-2014 05:21 PM
  9. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Nice. Which one? I can't find something like that in the store.
    Screen Off and Lock. :-) I think there's one to "knock" the screen on too, but I'm not sure if both can be installed at the same time.
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    09-10-2014 05:25 PM
  10. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Oh there's another one called Gravity (something) that both turns the screen on and off using the proximity sensor. There's several new ones since last winter/spring.
    09-10-2014 05:48 PM
  11. RizaHawkeye's Avatar
    Awesome On/Off turns the screen on when you lift it. It's working well for me.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    09-11-2014 03:37 PM
  12. cribble2k's Avatar
    Hi guys

    When I swipe up from the lower edge of my phone (while on launcher), I get a white half circle with "Google" written on top. Moving my finger to google, I can start google now.
    That's nice and reminds me of the same kind of menubar I had on my WebOS devices (a Duarte thing).

    Question is: how do I configure this? I mean, Google Now is nice, but I get it swiping to the leftmost screen too, so I don't really need it in the menu. Can I replace it and/or add others apps or widgets?

    TIA and sorry if it's a dumb question with an obvious answer...
    If you're rooted, get xposed framework and the gravity box module.

    It let's you configure the quick launch circle (or disable it) on stock ROMs.

    Posted via Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013)
    Buddy1969 likes this.
    09-15-2014 01:18 AM
  13. ConTejas's Avatar
    If you're rooted, get xposed framework and the gravity box module.

    It let's you configure the quick launch circle (or disable it) on stock ROMs.

    Posted via Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013)
    Absolutely, not to mention the other million things you can change if you so desire. Haven't found a reason to flash a custom rom on my N5 (flash lots of other stuff...just because I like to). Flashed hundreds since the NS. This is from my old GNEX or N4 that I have handy on my PC. It's from a custom rom but looks and functions the same with Stock+Xposed+GB. 7 shortcuts on lockscreen, 5 I can do from any screen. Swipe up from lower edge of phone opens Google Now?-screenshot_2013-05-31-16-40-43-2-.pngSwipe up from lower edge of phone opens Google Now?-screenshot_2013-05-31-16-40-23.png
    mrsmumbles and Buddy1969 like this.
    09-16-2014 03:56 PM
  14. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^That's clever stuff!

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-16-2014 04:56 PM
  15. Buddy1969's Avatar
    @ConTejas: Thanks for the screenshots! Yes, that's what I thought of ... naaaissss ...
    I really wanted to refrain from rooting once ... Ever since my Treo times I leaned to the geek side of smartphone-ism ... I Jailbreaked my iPhonies .. I had the Dev Mode activated on my WebOS devices ... and now it looks like I have to root my trusty friend, the Nexus ...

    All right ... ... got me.
    ConTejas likes this.
    09-17-2014 12:13 AM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    Screen Off and Lock. :-) I think there's one to "knock" the screen on too, but I'm not sure if both can be installed at the same time.
    After a tip in another thread I'm using SideControl ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...works.sidecuts). Very good app. The free version is full of features and you can define different actions and places to lock the phone. Works great with Nova.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    09-22-2014 05:30 PM
  17. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    After a tip in another thread I'm using SideControl ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...works.sidecuts). Very good app. The free version is full of features and you can define different actions and places to lock the phone. Works great with Nova.
    Thank you for sharing, I'm gonna check that out.
    09-22-2014 08:47 PM

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