02-20-2016 10:48 PM
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  1. checksergio's Avatar
    So I have been a long time Nova user and I just bought the Moto X Pure to replace a Note 4 that was giving me headaches. First thing- its already just one day but I am already getting frustrated by what seems to be a bug with Nova and Marshmallow where I can't long press app folders to get edit options/constant crashes (there is an advisory from Nova about Marshmallow compatibility but it doesn't mention this particular problem leaving me wondering if its the phone itself)...Anyone else having the same issue?

    Also, coming from the Note, a much bigger phone and also loaded with unnecessary carrier bloatware- what in the world makes the Pure so slow to shut down and reboot?? Its almost as if there is no flash storage in this thing
    01-26-2016 12:31 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use Nova Launcher Prime on my Moto X Pure Edition, and I do not have that problem on my device. I installed Nova Launcher Prime on the day I got the device. I did not do a factory reset after getting the Marshmallow update, and Nova Launcher Prime kept working fine for me.
    01-26-2016 12:39 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    I've never seen that problem being reported before. When does the edit process crash? Right after the long press, when you tap any option on the edit popup or after that? Could you give us more details?
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    01-26-2016 08:10 AM
  4. checksergio's Avatar
    Right when I long press the folder icon. Also when I try to open the recent apps from the pulldown menu.
    01-26-2016 12:34 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    That's strange. When you say that Nova crashes, what do you mean? Do you get any specific error when this happens? But most important, this phone is not slow at all and it shouldn't reboot on its own as you said. Maybe you have a faulty unit that needs to be replaced.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2016 01:12 PM
  6. Dom12's Avatar
    I use Nova Launcher Prime on my Moto X Pure Edition, and I do not have that problem on my device. I installed Nova Launcher Prime on the day I got the device. I did not do a factory reset after getting the Marshmallow update, and Nova Launcher Prime kept working fine for me.
    Ditto. I've had zero problems with Nova on my MXPE. Just tested to be sure and long-press for folder editing and recent apps both work flawlessly.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2016 01:45 PM
  7. jamesnote's Avatar
    That's strange. When you say that Nova crashes, what do you mean? Do you get any specific error when this happens? But most important, this phone is not slow at all and it shouldn't reboot on its own as you said. Maybe you have a faulty unit that needs to be replaced.
    The phone is not necessarily slow in terms of opening/closing apps, and responsive. But I think I might have the same issue as the poster that is it seems like the phone takes exceptionally longer to turn off (right after you press Power Off). And this phone claims to have no bloatware. Turning it on is not that fast either, but not too painfully slow. Just meh..
    Javier P likes this.
    01-26-2016 06:18 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    The phone is not necessarily slow in terms of opening/closing apps, and responsive. But I think I might have the same issue as the poster that is it seems like the phone takes exceptionally longer to turn off (right after you press Power Off). And this phone claims to have no bloatware. Turning it on is not that fast either, but not too painfully slow. Just meh..
    Thanks James! Misread the OP first post and thought that he was having general crashes and reboots. So just the Nova issue then.

    You could try restarting Nova. Open the app settings - scroll down - tap on advanced and select Restart Nova launcher.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2016 07:23 PM
  9. David Rosen's Avatar
    Yea I don't have any slowness in the phones usage or experience... But turning it off takes a solid 30 seconds and on can take a couple minutes. It's kinda weird. But once it's on its great :-)
    01-27-2016 12:28 PM
  10. Dom12's Avatar
    Yea I don't have any slowness in the phones usage or experience... But turning it off takes a solid 30 seconds and on can take a couple minutes. It's kinda weird. But once it's on its great :-)
    Phone boot times seem doubly odd considering I can boot up my gaming PC in <10 seconds these days.
    01-27-2016 02:58 PM
  11. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Right when I long press the folder icon. Also when I try to open the recent apps from the pulldown menu.
    When I long press a folder, created using Nova Prime Launcher, on the home screen, I receive a popup with two choices; EDIT and REMOVE.
    How do you open recent apps from a pull down? I use the recent apps soft key on the navigation bar.
    01-27-2016 05:05 PM
  12. checksergio's Avatar
    Well that is my problem right there- if I click a folder I briefly view the EDIT/Remove options, then when I release my finger to touch either option, the option disappears in a flash! This behavior does not happen on an App by itself- the fact that it is not happening to you leads me to think that its not by design.
    01-27-2016 06:02 PM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    Well that is my problem right there- if I click a folder I briefly view the EDIT/Remove options, then when I release my finger to touch either option, the option disappears in a flash! This behavior does not happen on an App by itself- the fact that it is not happening to you leads me to think that its not by design.
    Have you already tried to restart Nova launcher as I mentioned before? Better if you reboot your phone after this. Also you could try switching lock desktop on & off in Nova settings - desktop.
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    01-27-2016 06:12 PM
  14. checksergio's Avatar
    Have you already tried to restart Nova launcher as I mentioned before? Better if you reboot your phone after this. Also you could try switching lock desktop on & off in Nova settings - desktop.
    Question: what happens if you try edit/remove your folders after a long press? I am beginning to wonder if this by design as when I go inside the folder, long press the app inside, the options work
    01-27-2016 11:18 PM
  15. Javier P's Avatar
    Question: what happens if you try edit/remove your folders after a long press? I am beginning to wonder if this by design as when I go inside the folder, long press the app inside, the options work
    I get the edit/remove menu. It works the same for any kind of home screen icon (app, folder or widget).
    01-28-2016 04:19 AM
  16. Dom12's Avatar
    I've done a bunch of editing, changing icons of both apps and folders, changing to "Swipe to open folder" behavior with secondary tap action, changed folder names etc. What you're seeing is definitely not how it's supposed to work. If the restart Javier suggested doesn't do the trick, you might try uninstalling & reinstalling Nova. Make sure you backup your layout 1st.
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    01-28-2016 09:11 AM
  17. Loiter's Avatar
    Question: what happens if you try edit/remove your folders after a long press? I am beginning to wonder if this by design as when I go inside the folder, long press the app inside, the options work
    I've been using Nova for a long time. Just checked it now and the same happens in my case too. If I long press a folder I get the menu and then it disappears and the folder moves. Didn't see it before to be honest.
    However you can always change the name of the folder by just opening the folder and typing inside the name field and of course you can delete the folder by dragging it to the big X.

    PS Restarting Nova doesn't change the behavior.
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    01-28-2016 11:20 AM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    I've been using Nova for a long time. Just checked it now and the same happens in my case too. If I long press a folder I get the menu and then it disappears and the folder moves. Didn't see it before to be honest.
    However you can always change the name of the folder by just opening the folder and typing inside the name field and of course you can delete the folder by dragging it to the big X.

    PS Restarting Nova doesn't change the behavior.
    Are you using a custom icon for your folders? You could try a couple of things.

    - Create a new folder and see if the problem persists. Also, drag one of the shortcuts outside and then check the long press for the folder again.

    - Clear the user cache in settings - storage & USB - internal storage - cached data and then reboot.

    - Wipe the cache partition on recovery.
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    01-28-2016 12:28 PM
  19. checksergio's Avatar
    I've been using Nova for a long time. Just checked it now and the same happens in my case too. If I long press a folder I get the menu and then it disappears and the folder moves. Didn't see it before to be honest.
    However you can always change the name of the folder by just opening the folder and typing inside the name field and of course you can delete the folder by dragging it to the big X.

    PS Restarting Nova doesn't change the behavior.
    Thank you! I thought I was going crazy lol
    01-28-2016 04:00 PM
  20. checksergio's Avatar
    Well the only thing left is to do a factory restore, I have reinstalled, wiped cache, rebooted- the works but its not such an important feature that I will miss- especially that it actually might be by design as Loiter has the same issue.
    01-28-2016 04:02 PM
  21. checksergio's Avatar
    I get the edit/remove menu. It works the same for any kind of home screen icon (app, folder or widget).
    Yes,..but what happens if you continue and select either option?
    01-28-2016 04:07 PM
  22. Loiter's Avatar
    Are you using a custom icon for your folders? You could try a couple of things.

    - Create a new folder and see if the problem persists. Also, drag one of the shortcuts outside and then check the long press for the folder again.

    - Clear the user cache in settings - storage & USB - internal storage - cached data and then reboot.

    - Wipe the cache partition on recovery.
    Do you mean custom icons for the apps? Yes, I use various icon packs from Google Play. Apart from that nothing else custom made.
    Thanks for the advice, but to be honest I don't find the problem so important. I wouldn't have found out if checksergio didn't open this topic.
    As I said you can still edit the folder name or delete it. I don't remember what else the "edit" option did.
    Just to be sure, checksergio says that he gets the menu (so do I), but you can't choose anything from it. I downgraded Nova but the same. I also imported a previous backup of my settings or did a reset of my settings but still the same.
    01-28-2016 05:21 PM
  23. zuben el genubi's Avatar
    I'm considering this phone. Right now I have an Oppo Find 7 which I really like. Since Color OS allowed. I replaced all Google apps with other - for instance Aquamail and disabled Gmail. I like Dolphin Browser and StartPage rather than Google search. I don't need maps, music or social apps. I also use Nova Launcher. I bought the premium version to all these.

    Can the phone be customized enough to to this? I see Nova works - how about Dolphin and Startpage and Aquamail?

    Can you turn off the voice apps and other conveniences? I really don't like AI talking at me. I prefer to read.

    I do want a phone that will open a birding book before the bird flies away. It has to have a decent night display for astronomy apps. I'm with TMO and they are messing with bands. The Oppo doesn't have the newer LTE bands on any phone.
    01-29-2016 05:41 PM
  24. lucverhoeven's Avatar
    Of course you can. Its an Android phone so you can customize it just like any other Android phone, and then some. And yes, you can turn off ALL Motorola's speech- and listen features if you wish. I only have chop to Flashlight and double twist to open camera turned on, and everything else turned off. Running Nova Prime, and battery life is actually pretty solid! And thats coming from a guy who's previous phone was an LG G2 (crazy good batt)
    Just keep the brightness around 10-20% (perfectly visible).
    I recommend this phone. Have fun.

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    01-30-2016 12:22 AM
  25. checksergio's Avatar
    Of course you can. Its an Android phone so you can customize it just like any other Android phone, and then some. And yes, you can turn off ALL Motorola's speech- and listen features if you wish. I only have chop to Flashlight and double twist to open camera turned on, and everything else turned off. Running Nova Prime, and battery life is actually pretty solid! And thats coming from a guy who's previous phone was an LG G2 (crazy good batt)
    Just keep the brightness around 10-20% (perfectly visible).
    I recommend this phone. Have fun.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-20% brightness??? you must have some very very good eyesight!
    01-30-2016 01:16 PM
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