1. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    So I just got the Nova Launcher Prime and I can't seem to find a way to change the folder color, it stays black. On my home screen I have a bunch of folders containing a apps. When looking at the home screen I can see the app thumbnails but the background is black. I realize I can change the background color once the folder is open but is there a way to change it when looking at all of the folders on the home screen? Is it based on the wallpaper I'm using? As advanced as Nova Launcher Prime is I'm surprised this isn't an easy thing to find. Here is a screen shot.
    How to change Nova Launcher Prime folder colors?-home-screen.jpg
    04-26-2016 12:24 PM
  2. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    Yep, it seems like you can't do it.

    The easiest way I can see is making your own icon and loading it into Nova.
    04-26-2016 12:36 PM
  3. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    mstrblueskys, thanks. I just thought of trying that since you can do a custom folder icon, I have photoshop I can easily make different color swatches... odd that you can't do it within Nova though. Thanks again!
    04-26-2016 01:04 PM
  4. beagle82's Avatar
    It is possible with nova. Look in Nova settings_folders_window_background.
    04-26-2016 01:09 PM
  5. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    beagle82 I did try that but you only notice the color change when you open the folder to see all the apps within it, you do not see the color change on the home screen like the screen grab I posted above.
    04-26-2016 02:54 PM
  6. TJA3500's Avatar
    Like this?
    04-26-2016 06:02 PM
  7. TJA3500's Avatar
    Like this blue backround?
    Install Nova beta. http://novalauncher.com/beta/
    Go to Nova settings > Folders > Folder background > Custom. You can pick an image from your gallery or even use an icon as a background. For a solid color, download a solid background image from the web.
    Attached Thumbnails How to change Nova Launcher Prime folder colors?-1461711777617.jpg  
    04-26-2016 06:03 PM
  8. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    Beats me. I'm running Nova prime and mine won't do that either. The folder icons stay black

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2016 06:17 PM
  9. TJA3500's Avatar
    Icon as background
    Attached Thumbnails How to change Nova Launcher Prime folder colors?-1461713000853.jpg  
    04-26-2016 06:23 PM
  10. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Like this blue backround?
    Install Nova beta. Nova Launcher Beta
    Go to Nova settings > Folders > Folder background > Custom. You can pick an image from your gallery or even use an icon as a background. For a solid color, download a solid background image from the web.
    TJA3500, yes like that. I made one with Photoshop and added it to my image gallery and then went into Nova Prime and selected the custom option and then selected the one I created. I guess I was just kind of surprised that it's not a setting within Nova Prime itself as there are so many other options in there. At least there is a work around.
    04-27-2016 12:33 PM
  11. beagle82's Avatar
    TJA3500, yes like that. I made one with Photoshop and added it to my image gallery and then went into Nova Prime and selected the custom option and then selected the one I created. I guess I was just kind of surprised that it's not a setting within Nova Prime itself as there are so many other options in there. At least there is a work around.

    Is this what you are trying to do. I made my two folders red. I did it all with the nova settings. But it is nova prime beta. Also, if you have the option for night mode, make sure that you untick the folders option or it will stay black.
    04-27-2016 02:44 PM
  12. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...c07285a61d.jpg
    Is this what you are trying to do. I made my two folders red. I did it all with the nova settings. But it is nova prime beta. Also, if you have the option for night mode, make sure that you untick the folders option or it will stay black.
    beagle82, yes the red portion is what I was referring to. I'm not on the beta, just Prime from the app store. I don't see an option for the night mode in the folders area, must be the beta version only. Thanks for the follow up.
    04-27-2016 04:53 PM
  13. TJA3500's Avatar
    If you would like the beta version, here is the link. http://novalauncher.com/beta/
    04-27-2016 07:02 PM

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