10-10-2016 12:55 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    Basic for now.

    08-25-2016 01:15 PM
  2. Connert's Avatar
    This is normally a very busy thread on the forums. I always enjoy seeing ideas from other users. I always seem to pick up on a good idea or two. So, I'm posting mine to bump this and maybe others will join in and share. Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-1474196452736.jpg
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    09-18-2016 06:00 AM
  3. benjamminh's Avatar
    Come on now, if you're going to post, one should indicate the launcher, the name of the icon pack, and the names of any widgets being used.
    09-18-2016 06:09 AM
  4. Connert's Avatar
    Come on now, if you're going to post, one should indicate the launcher, the name of the icon pack, and the names of any widgets being used.
    You're right, I wasn't thinking clearly (still on the first cup of coffee). I'm a big fan of Nova Prime due to all the options that just make things more efficient. The icons are "Smoke and Glass" and the clock is "My Alarm Clock Pro". The desktop is from Zedge.
    09-18-2016 06:41 AM
  5. leetrevor81's Avatar
    Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-motoz.jpg

    I usually keep my phones with a stock look I have used google widgets, and the google now launcher. I couldn't tell you the exact site I found my wallpaper but I found it by googling 'google earth wallpapers'

    I love google earth wallpapers
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    09-18-2016 09:16 AM
  6. YAYTech's Avatar
    I installed the new Google Pixel Launcher and wallpaper selector on my Z Force. I'm digging the new wallpaper selector, which lets you choose from a few category of wallpaper feeds that update the wallpaper a couple times a day (with a setting to only let it do so on WiFi). They have some beautiful wallpapers.

    Unfortunately I didn't find any way to set the Pixel launcher to do 5x5 icon grid on the home screen, so I went back to Nova Prime. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the wallpaper feed I'd chosen was still working! I have to switch back to the Pixel launcher temporarily any time I want to adjust the wallpaper settings, but I'm really enjoying some fresh photos a couple times a day.

    I like to fit all my icons onto one desktop in folders that make sense to me.

    Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-phone-desktop.jpg
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    09-19-2016 10:49 AM
  7. YAYTech's Avatar
    A few comments on things I have on my desktop above (ran out of time when posting before).
    - I like to keep my common use apps out of folders. This includes Play Music (I always bluetooth stream while driving, and fairly often play via ChromeCast at home), Quicken (love putting in receipts for eating out, etc, right away so I don't have to put them in later), LastPass (love using this on my laptop & desktop with fingerprint scanners, and love it much more on the phone now that I have a fingerprint scanner), and Fuelio (fuel economy & car maintenance tracking).
    - I have a few common use apps that are in folders, because I usually open them via notifications, such as Facebook.
    - Memrise (learning Spanish) just didn't really fit in a folder category. It might get stuck in a folder if I have something else I want 1-click access to later
    - Love some of the widgets, including the Verizon data remaining widget (bottom left), Google Docs scanning, quick call for my wife, and our shared shopping list Google Doc. I also really like the reminder widgets for Inbox, but for lack of space put them (one for biz email account, one for personal) in the email folder
    - Clicking the Google search bar gets me into Google Now. I kinda miss swiping over to it, but for the extra row & columb I was willing to give that up from the Google Now launcher in favor of Nova Prime.
    - If it wasn't for Moto's twist to launch, I wouldn't have the camera app in a folder, but found I rarely open it with the app icon, so I stuck the Google Cardboard Camera icon with the regular camera icon.
    09-19-2016 03:16 PM
  8. heath patrick's Avatar
    I keep it simple
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    09-19-2016 06:20 PM
  9. ezekielguy86's Avatar


    Nova Launcher Prime
    09-19-2016 07:59 PM
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    09-19-2016 08:01 PM
  11. daisyd1224's Avatar
    You're right, I wasn't thinking clearly (still on the first cup of coffee). I'm a big fan of Nova Prime due to all the options that just make things more efficient. The icons are "Smoke and Glass" and the clock is "My Alarm Clock Pro". The desktop is from Zedge.
    . I ended up getting the smoke and glass icons after I saw them on your screen. Love them!
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    09-22-2016 04:25 AM
  12. Connert's Avatar
    . I ended up getting the smoke and glass icons after I saw them on your screen. Love them!
    Awesome, so now show off that screen.
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    09-22-2016 04:41 AM
  13. daisyd1224's Avatar
    Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-image.jpg
    I have no idea if I did this right. Lol. I'm relearning a lot of things. I was with Samsung for over 5 years and it's amazing how different android phones can be. Still playing with nova to get a look I want.
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    09-22-2016 05:39 AM
  14. daisyd1224's Avatar
    I'm also trying to figure all the launcher language like drawers, paddings, card background, ect. I'll get there. Just a different experience from what I had gotten used to. But loving this phone!
    benjamminh and YAYTech like this.
    09-22-2016 05:43 AM
  15. leetrevor81's Avatar
    Loving the pixel launcher wallpapers and the ability to set them to change daily!
    YAYTech likes this.
    09-22-2016 08:49 AM
  16. mobrules's Avatar
    Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-1474588268296.jpg Action Launcher 3. Using material dark theme. Never liked pictures or images as a background so dark suits me.
    I added settings and lock/unlock homescreen in the top task bar menu.

    Got rid of the Google image in the launch bar and added a shortcut to text messages. Each icon at the bottom has about 4-10 app short cuts that I can access swiping up or quick double tap.

    I also made the screen 6x5 for the grid and the dock 6 across the bottom.
    09-22-2016 06:52 PM
  17. MartinMPL's Avatar
    In case anyone didn't know Google's System UI tuner is available on this phone.

    Simply hold down the settings cog until it spins and let it go. There should then be a little spanner next to it.

    Go into settings menu and System UI Tuner should be right at the bottom. You can rearrange quick settings or make your own quick settings.

    It's not the most useful feature but it is a setting I expected to be removed.
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    09-23-2016 03:30 PM
  18. Connert's Avatar
    I always enjoy the darker screens, mostly for battery life. So having a new leather style shell I was looking for something to match. Couldn't find anything I really liked so I used my leather back and made my own. Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-1475929986349.jpg
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    10-08-2016 07:33 AM
  19. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I always enjoy the darker screens, mostly for battery life. So having a new leather style shell I was looking for something to match. Couldn't find anything I really liked so I used my leather back and made my own. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice! What weather app are you using?

    Thanks
    10-08-2016 09:50 PM
  20. Connert's Avatar
    Nice! What weather app are you using?

    Thanks
    Beweather Pro, I think it's on sale for $1.99 right now. Not only do I enjoy the home screen widget, I really like how well the app is designed. Also the ability to change the default radar view.

    Edit: Also, if I tap the time it opens my alarm app and tapping the weather (clouds here) opens the actual weather app. All of which can be changed by tapping on the location which opens the widget settings.
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    10-09-2016 04:43 AM
  21. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Beweather Pro, I think it's on sale for $1.99 right now. Not only do I enjoy the home screen widget, I really like how well the app is designed. Also the ability to change the default radar view.

    Edit: Also, if I tap the time it opens my alarm app and tapping the weather (clouds here) opens the actual weather app. All of which can be changed by tapping on the location which opens the widget settings.
    Thanks for responding. I had Beweather Pro when they used to make apps for Blackberry BBOS. Their most popular was BeBuzz. I like the nice & clean look. I just picked up the Moto Z & looking for a really good weather & clock widget is hard. I'm used to the weather & clock widget on my Samsung.

    BTW, how did you get the battery percentage working? I've enabled system tuner but the battery percentage is inside the battery and it's barely visible.

    Thanks for your help.
    10-09-2016 06:24 AM
  22. Connert's Avatar
    Thanks for responding. I had Beweather Pro when they used to make apps for Blackberry BBOS. Their most popular was BeBuzz. I like the nice & clean look. I just picked up the Moto Z & looking for a really good weather & clock widget is hard. I'm used to the weather & clock widget on my Samsung.

    BTW, how did you get the battery percentage working? I've enabled system tuner but the battery percentage is inside the battery and it's barely visible.

    Thanks for your help.
    Turned it on in System UI Tuner but I'm also using Nova Prime. That may be the difference, I'm not sure. Prime is one of the first things I install and can't remember if it was there before Nova. Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-1476014977602.jpg
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    10-09-2016 07:09 AM
  23. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Turned it on in System UI Tuner but I'm also using Nova Prime. That may be the difference, I'm not sure. Prime is one of the first things I install and can't remember if it was there before Nova. Click image for larger version. 

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    I bought Nova years ago but rarely used it because I've been using Samsung phones for many years now & I'm happy with their launcher. I'll try Nova and see if that makes a difference.
    Thanks again for your help.
    10-09-2016 08:34 AM
  24. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Still no Google Now on the left with Nova, is that right?
    10-09-2016 01:04 PM
  25. Connert's Avatar
    Still no Google Now on the left with Nova, is that right?
    I use the Google now widget and put it anywhere I want it. Also make a one finger swipe gesture open Google search. Moto Z/Moto Z Force: What's your home screen looking like?-1476038312239.jpg
    10-09-2016 01:38 PM
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