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  1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    Is there a way in touchwiz to:

    1. Eliminate the padding on icons and widgets
    2. Reposition the app draw icon to the middle of the dock
    3. Eliminate the page marker/line separation between the homescreen and the dock?


    I wanted to try stock Touchwiz on my Note 4, but I've found I cannot live without being able to modify these 3 particular features.
    sicunder36 likes this.
    11-23-2014 10:48 AM
  2. tech_fan's Avatar
    Not that I know of unless you want to root the device to maybe open up other options. Nova Launcher gives you way more customization options than TouchWiz does.
    Golfdriver97 and ejohnnyk like this.
    11-23-2014 10:59 AM
  3. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    Yeah, I really enjoyed Nova on my s5...just kind of felt guilty not even giving touchwiz a chance on the Note 4
    11-23-2014 11:02 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    1. I doubt it.
    2. No.
    3. No.

    Nova is so much better than the TW launcher.
    11-23-2014 11:06 AM
  5. 1812dave's Avatar
    good god, just use Nova Launcher Prime! It's the bomb.
    11-23-2014 12:08 PM
  6. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    good god, just use Nova Launcher Prime! It's the bomb.
    Specifically because the use of Nova prevents the use of some stock features like the "My Places" widget and the ability to place a "sticky note" on my home screen....and who knows what else.
    bassplayrguy and ozgurs like this.
    11-23-2014 01:00 PM
  7. Preach2k's Avatar
    Nova is so much better than TouchWiz.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    11-23-2014 01:12 PM
  8. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I have nova it's great with customization. But after a while I alway end up with Touchwiz. Touchwiz is okay not too bad.

    Posted Verizon Note 4
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    11-23-2014 01:24 PM
  9. akutch34's Avatar
    Specifically because the use of Nova prevents the use of some stock features like the "My Places" widget and the ability to place a "sticky note" on my home screen....and who knows what else.
    I understand this problem too. I REALLY like the stock Samsung clock widget (with the image in the background that changes depending on weather and time of day) it really bothers me that I cannot use it while I use Nova. But, it's all about what you get in exchange. I choose to deal with that since I can make my pages look so much cleaner and organized with Nova.
    11-23-2014 01:26 PM
  10. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    I understand this problem too. I REALLY like the stock Samsung clock widget (with the image in the background that changes depending on weather and time of day) it really bothers me that I cannot use it while I use Nova. But, it's all about what you get in exchange. I choose to deal with that since I can make my pages look so much cleaner and organized with Nova.
    Agreed, without the ability to alter #1 & #3 you're basically giving up 1/3rd of each screen in dead space.
    akutch34 likes this.
    11-23-2014 01:28 PM
  11. Preach2k's Avatar
    I understand this problem too. I REALLY like the stock Samsung clock widget (with the image in the background that changes depending on weather and time of day) it really bothers me that I cannot use it while I use Nova. But, it's all about what you get in exchange. I choose to deal with that since I can make my pages look so much cleaner and organized with Nova.
    Have you tried Beautiful Widgets? I like it so much better then the stock weather and clock widget.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    Phantasmal Images likes this.
    11-23-2014 01:34 PM
  12. akutch34's Avatar
    Have you tried Beautiful Widgets? I like it so much better then the stock weather and clock widget.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    Yes, I used BW for a few weeks after their last update... They're nice, but just not the same as the Samsung one I've grown to love. On my Galaxy S/S2/S3 I didn't know about launchers, so those three were all stock and I always had that clock. My S5 was the first Samsung I had where I used a launcher and it was a big adjustment.
    11-23-2014 01:45 PM
  13. sbhatia1981's Avatar
    With Nova I have option to add pedometer 1×1 widget which is cool but with touchwiz this option is not more only 4×1, any one have this issue?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Harlemknight likes this.
    11-23-2014 02:28 PM
  14. Trigati's Avatar
    I don't really know how tied in the samsung clock and 'my places' are with TouchWiz. I wonder if the Nova programmers have tried to get those widgets to show on Nova or haven't even thought about it (because no one has requested them or they don't have a samsung phone to test with).

    Maybe someone can ask/make a request and we can find out?
    akutch34 and sicunder36 like this.
    11-23-2014 03:10 PM
  15. scallawag's Avatar
    I use Nova Prime and on my Droid Turbo I can use the stock widgets that come with the Turbo...so I would assume that the Nova Programers have thought of this and Samsung is blocking it. I say Samsung is blocking it because I use the same carrier on both phones (Turbo and N4) so if Verizon was blocking it I could not use it on either phone. I can find plenty of widgets I like better then the stock ones.
    sicunder36 likes this.
    11-23-2014 04:34 PM
  16. muzzy996's Avatar
    Most likely the code is proprietary so don't hold your breath... The issue of losing stock widgets when switching to a third party launcher is not new. If it's been this way on skinned stock roms like samsung devices for years its not going to change.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    sicunder36 likes this.
    11-23-2014 07:27 PM
  17. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I understand this problem too. I REALLY like the stock Samsung clock widget (with the image in the background that changes depending on weather and time of day) it really bothers me that I cannot use it while I use Nova. But, it's all about what you get in exchange. I choose to deal with that since I can make my pages look so much cleaner and organized with Nova.
    I decided long ago that even though it sucks to lose TW features, none of those features do me a bit of good when i've positioned my head under a car tire because I just can't handle parts of TW anymore. And I normally get on people pretty hard who rag on TW because there is a lot I like. But Samsung at this point is just being stubborn with this whole mess.
    sicunder36 likes this.
    11-24-2014 05:56 PM
  18. godzillinois's Avatar
    I'm loving Nova so far, it's reminding me what I missed when I left Android awhile back!
    Does Nova Launcher provide any non-aesthetic benefits? I'm trying to figure out if I'm imagining things or if it's actually making everything smoother and/or faster?
    11-25-2014 12:19 AM
  19. micktwo's Avatar
    Nova launcher is definitely the way to go!
    11-25-2014 03:45 AM
  20. blaidan's Avatar
    I just switched over to Nova yesterday. I had been reluctant to do so for a very long time for really no good reason. Now, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. I really like the configurability of Nova.

    One question, if you use a launcher other than TW, do you need to do anything special when an OS update comes out (ex - Lollipop)?

    Thanks!
    11-25-2014 09:27 AM
  21. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    I just switched over to Nova yesterday. I had been reluctant to do so for a very long time for really no good reason. Now, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. I really like the configurability of Nova.

    One question, if you use a launcher other than TW, do you need to do anything special when an OS update comes out (ex - Lollipop)?

    Thanks!
    No, I dont think you do. What I would suggest is go into the Nova settings back up all you're customizations to be safe. After the update you may have to make Nova Launcher the default launcher again. But I'm pretty sure that is the extent of your inconvenience regarding 3rd party launchers after an OTA.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ejohnnyk likes this.
    11-25-2014 09:39 AM
  22. tsells's Avatar
    No, I dont think you do. What I would suggest is go into the Nova settings back up all you're customizations to be safe. After the update you may have to make Nova Launcher the default launcher again. But I'm pretty sure that is the extent of your inconvenience regarding 3rd party launchers after an OTA.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You are correct. You will get the OS update as normal while using Nova. In fact, the launcher will be returned as the default one after the OS update.
    And you should always back-up the Nova launcher, just in case.
    ejohnnyk likes this.
    11-25-2014 09:57 AM
  23. blaidan's Avatar
    Perfect! Thanks to you both for the answers.
    11-25-2014 11:09 AM
  24. ejohnnyk's Avatar
    Love Nova Launcher. Thanks for the suggestion. I paid for the upgrade. It's very clean and customizable. Haven't noticed any TW-specific items that I miss so far.
    1812dave likes this.
    11-26-2014 06:02 PM
  25. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    It's funny, I ended up using Nova because Touchwiz would unexpectedly "stop" on my S3 and 4. So far with my Note 4 I am using TW and not having any issues with it!
    11-27-2014 05:49 PM
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