1. stevekat's Avatar
    Is it possible to have an empty Home Screen page?

    I recall having to delete empty home screen pages. Now, when the last icon is removed on a home screen page it goes away. I'd like to have buffer pages with no icons on them, between home screens I use.
    12-11-2014 03:49 PM
  2. dannywalls76's Avatar
    Can you not use something like Zooper to create a blank widget. That would keep the home page there, but there would be nothing on it.

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    12-11-2014 03:52 PM
  3. stevekat's Avatar
    Thanks! The idea of a transparent icon that had no function had crossed my mind, but I had no idea how one might go about creating one. Zooper did it effortlessly.
    12-11-2014 10:35 PM
  4. radicchio's Avatar
    Can you not use something like Zooper to create a blank widget. That would keep the home page there, but there would be nothing on it.

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    Good thinking. I'll have to remember that.
    12-12-2014 12:04 AM
  5. ODog2323's Avatar
    If you're not married to the Google Now launcher, you can also do it with many third party launchers like Nova.

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    12-12-2014 08:51 AM
  6. stevekat's Avatar
    Zooper empty icon worked great. Wanted to keep the stock launcher because I understand the new Tap N Go new phone set up can pull your screen set ups (icon configuration, home screens, folders, etc.) from a source phone, and I am hoping the standard Android back up via Google does the same thing. It was not clear to me if using other launchers would provide this feature.
    12-13-2014 04:25 AM
  7. gmermel's Avatar
    Once you use a 3rd party launcher you will likely never go back. They increase your customization options by an order of magnitude. Grid layout, icon size, number of screens (empty or not), all sorts of things.

    With Apex, I can backup my home settings and restore or migrate them as needed. I'm sure all the big ones (Nova, Go, etc), have the same functionality.

    It's easy, too. In Settings, you backup both your Apex settings and desktop settings. This file gets stored in Android>data>Apex launcher. Save the Apex folder to somewhere like Gdrive, so if you do a reset you've still have it. When you rebuild your device, backup again so that you generate the Apex folder, and then replace it with the saved folder.

    I can't stand even #s of rows/columns because if you have an odd number of icons they cannot be layed out symmetrically. It's what got me in to launchers 6 years ago on my first Droid. And no, I'm not OCD
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    12-14-2014 10:38 AM

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