1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I can't get the app shortcuts to work on Nova Launcher on my HTC U11. Is there anyway to activate this? I thought this was out of Beta and was in the full release.

    Thanks!
    06-13-2017 09:43 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Do you mean the pop up menu with different actions when you long press an icon? Do you have the Nova Prime version?
    Can't Get App Shortcuts on Nova Launcher-screenshot_20170613-115617.png
    06-13-2017 10:04 AM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Do you mean the pop up menu with different actions when you long press an icon? Do you have the Nova Prime version?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_20170613-115617.png 
Views:	43 
Size:	632.8 KB 
ID:	261894
    Yep, that's exactly what I was referring to. And I have Prime - I purchased that years ago.
    06-13-2017 10:08 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    I don't think you need to enable this feature in Nova settings. Maybe this problem is specific for your model, or HTC in general. Did you manage to use it in your previous phone?

    If you prefer I could moved your thread to the HTC U11 forum, where it should be easier getting feedback from other owners.
    06-13-2017 10:15 AM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I don't think you need to enable this feature in Nova settings. Maybe this problem is specific for your model, or HTC in general. Did you manage to use it in your previous phone?

    If you prefer I could moved your thread to the HTC U11 forum, where it should be easier getting feedback from other owners.
    I haven't used an Android phone since this feature became live, so I have no idea if it worked. The shortcuts work on Sense Home, so I doubt it's a phone issue. But the only options I get are "edit", "remove", and "app info".

    You can move it if you think it would help. Thanks!
    06-13-2017 10:18 AM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    Let's see if you can get help from other owners. In the meantime I'll search a bit for similar reports.

    Just to be sure, can't you get this menu even with Google apps like Keep, Maps or Photos?
    06-13-2017 10:28 AM
  7. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Let's see if you can get help from other owners. In the meantime I'll search a bit for similar reports.

    Just to be sure, can't you get this menu even with Google apps like Keep, Maps or Photos?
    Nope. Nothing pops up. Unless I use Sense Home - then it works.
    06-13-2017 10:42 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Nope. Nothing pops up. Unless I use Sense Home - then it works.
    Do you have the desktop locked in Nova settings?
    06-13-2017 10:54 AM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    Nope. Nothing pops up. Unless I use Sense Home - then it works.
    I'm using Nova prime on my U11 and works without issues.

    06-13-2017 10:54 AM
  10. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Do you have the desktop locked in Nova settings?
    No, I do not.
    06-13-2017 10:58 AM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm using Nova prime on my U11 and works without issues.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6017424ddc.jpg
    I guess I misspoke. Those options pop up. But not the options like 3D Touch in iOS. I don't have the option to open a new tab in Chrome, create a new note in Keep, etc.
    06-13-2017 10:59 AM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    I guess I misspoke. Those options pop up. But not the options like 3D Touch in iOS. I don't have the option to open a new tab in Chrome, create a new note in Keep, etc.
    Yeah they are available only on sense home.
    06-13-2017 11:03 AM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    That was my first thought. Running on 7.1 these shortcuts should be available for most apps unless HTC limited them only for Sense. Just in case you could try basic troubleshooting, like restarting Nova from the app settings or even clearing data after a backup, but not sure if it will work.
    06-13-2017 11:33 AM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Nova cache clear might be a good first step.
    06-13-2017 11:42 AM
  15. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yeah they are available only on sense home.
    Well that really sucks. I love Nova and really wanted to keep those shortcuts.
    06-13-2017 12:12 PM
  16. pjwk81's Avatar
    Some work on Nova but not all. I found the same on my Pixel C, many more apps have these shortcuts than do when you use Nova. Not sure why.
    06-14-2017 12:25 PM
  17. kkeene's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I can't get the app shortcuts to work on Nova Launcher on my HTC U11. Is there anyway to activate this? I thought this was out of Beta and was in the full release.

    Thanks!
    I have a Nexus 6p running Android 8 Beta and I cannot get Contact shortcuts on my home screen. Any help on this isue?
    08-28-2017 02:45 PM
  18. Quila467's Avatar
    I've been having the same issue. I can't add app shortcuts to Nova Launcher because when I long press on an app shortcut in the app drawer, a menu pops up for the app instead of adding the shortcut to Nova Launcher. Is there another way to add an app shortcut?
    08-30-2017 10:30 AM

Similar Threads

  1. why my hotspot is get off when I turn it on immediately
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-09-2017, 01:38 AM
  2. dual weather clocks on pixel home screen?
    By AC Question in forum Google Pixel & Pixel XL
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-17-2017, 07:17 AM
  3. 37% Discount on Mi 5!
    By Melissapeterson in forum Xiaomi Android Phones
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-13-2017, 09:39 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-13-2017, 09:05 AM
  5. Did you try to sell your apps?
    By ericmcleod in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-13-2017, 08:48 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD