1. veggie59's Avatar
    So I got the new update last night for my note 5. First thing I notice is the notification screen is too white and text is too small and annoying. Didn't have much time to play with it last night so I've been doing that today. I found out the theme that I love is not overly compatible so the hunt was on for a new one. Seems there aren't too many freebies that work very well. So I found one that's not too bad but the email section is all white the notifications are still white what's with all that? Oh yeah the email what the heck did they do to that? Too many steps now to permanently empty the trash. Don't care for the email at all. Oh my calendar ugh. I had to add the Google calendar app and that's better at least I can read things. The stock calendar app is hard to read with the background on the new theme I addedd. I tried so many themes. I did go in and enlarge my font larger and I have them on bold one anyways. It helps slightly. I'm not sure I like the layout of all the settings. Anyone else find a solution and a better way to use this thing? Thanks

    Just noticed the typo and in my thread question it won't let me edit it...oops...
    04-28-2017 06:37 PM
  2. underway99's Avatar
    I use a theme and a third-party launcher, and the only thing that I haven't been able to make darker is the notifications shade.

    Regarding your difficulty with the new settings, you may be able to switch back to the older settings layout if your carrier allows it. In SETTINGS, look for the three-dot menu on the upper right corner. Look for something that says SIMPLIFIED LIST or STANDARD LIST. Choose it and see which style you like.


    Aggravated by 7.0......white everywhere.-screenshot_20170428-191234.jpg Aggravated by 7.0......white everywhere.-screenshot_20170428-191245.jpg
    04-28-2017 07:34 PM
  3. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    This use of white is driving me crazy. One would assume that Google is getting the message and will eventually offer some different themes. Otherwise Nougat is a big nothing on my Verizon Note 5. And I'm waiting for the next iteration of the Note line.
    04-28-2017 07:47 PM
  4. AC321's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. Marshmallow, you could see what apps were giving you notifications instantly because of the large app icon that wasn't in a "sea of white." Now you have to look a couple times, or look more closely to see which apps are giving you notifications. Ridiculous. Wish I could change it back.
    05-23-2017 10:38 AM
  5. srgonu's Avatar
    Use material dark theme with samsung icons. I am loving nougat. Its damn smooth and awesome.
    05-23-2017 10:51 AM
  6. srgonu's Avatar
    Some screen shots here.
    Attached Thumbnails Aggravated by 7.0......white everywhere.-3844.jpg  
    05-23-2017 10:58 AM
  7. CraigS26's Avatar
    Use material dark theme with samsung icons. I am loving nougat. Its damn smooth and awesome.
    Where did you get Material Dark theme?
    I looked in Settings/ Wallpaper Theme Icons ....
    Just want various Settings category backgrounds to be Black
    05-23-2017 07:34 PM
  8. underway99's Avatar
    Look for themes in the Galaxy Apps app on the phone.
    05-23-2017 08:56 PM
  9. jlost's Avatar
    For me, I just look for dark themes and change the icons. My only gripe is you can't change the notification menu
    05-24-2017 06:55 AM
  10. CraigS26's Avatar
    Look for themes in the Galaxy Apps app on the phone.
    Thanks. I Updated Galaxy Apps, Parked the Icon next to Weather Channel, and it Disappeared.
    I DID discover via Settings/Themes & Installed sd-Black, and can testify that it IS black and Free.
    Changed back to Default Icons which are Bigger & more Colorful (in my case).
    05-25-2017 05:06 PM
  11. underway99's Avatar
    Good to hear it. Now if only Samsung would unlock the ability to allow themers to change the color of the notification shade...
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    05-25-2017 05:36 PM
  12. CraigS26's Avatar
    Good to hear it. Now if only Samsung would unlock the ability to allow themers to change the color of the notification shade...
    As it turned out ..... your screen pic up above shows Very Bright White Letters at about 30% Brightness yet my Home Pg 4 Dots Disappeared when set at the same Brightness and letters were Too faint for my taste. Brightness Eats My Battery Big Time so I had to change back.

    Will keep looking but at least I'm learning more about this phone. Black on white is a little boring but I CAN read things well. All the Best!
    jlost likes this.
    05-29-2017 06:30 AM

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