1. Heavens1's Avatar
    Is there a disadvantage to not using the samsung launcher? I like using Apps Edge and i guess other launchers could simulate that, but what about other stuff, is there a disadvantage?

    (this is my first samsung device )
    10-18-2017 02:46 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    All Edge screen functions work on other launchers.
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    10-18-2017 02:53 AM
  3. pool_shark's Avatar
    The only major difference is you can't use any of the Samsung widgets.
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    10-18-2017 09:23 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    The only major difference is you can't use any of the Samsung widgets.
    Not really. Several Samsung widgets work with Nova.
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    10-18-2017 10:14 AM
  5. srgonu's Avatar
    Never tried other launchers on Note8 as am happy with Samsung launcher. But I remember limitation to pin action memo to screen on my note 5 if not using default launcher.
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    10-18-2017 12:02 PM
  6. terobaje's Avatar
    I used to be an Apex user when I had my Note 4. With Note 8, I have been happy with the default launcher. It is pretty fast and fluid. The only thing I wish for is the ability to hide the homescreen indicator.
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    10-18-2017 03:24 PM
  7. Heavens1's Avatar
    Thanks everyone, I'm quite satisfied with the samsung launcher at the moment, but wondered what it would mean to change launchers.
    10-18-2017 03:32 PM
  8. kirksucks's Avatar
    also you cant use the wallpaper "motion effect" static or live wallpapers only.
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    10-18-2017 03:55 PM
  9. Methos1979's Avatar
    I was an avid Nova launcher fan on my N3 but when I went to the N8 I decided to use TW exclusively to see how it did. It was pretty good with a few things that made it annoying. The Bixby slideout annoyed me as did the weird gap at the top of the pages. Also the inability to resize certain widgets and of course the loss of the gesture feature. So eventually I went back to Nova. The only thing I miss on Nova is that cool wallpaper 'motion' effect. That was pretty cool. But not worth staying with TW. Apps edge works fine with Nova, btw.
    10-18-2017 05:52 PM
  10. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I use the BlackBerry launchwr and suite of apps, the edge and most samsung widgets still work fine with my device.
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    10-18-2017 06:59 PM
  11. Heavens1's Avatar
    i use the bb apps, and currently with the samsung launcher. My first time away from bb since 2008, lol
    10-18-2017 07:37 PM
  12. SDTRMG's Avatar
    i use the bb apps, and currently with the samsung launcher. My first time away from bb since 2008, lol
    Good phone to make the switch from, it's definitely top of the line which helps when coming from BlackBerry.
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    10-24-2017 10:19 PM
  13. JREwing's Avatar
    Microsoft Launcher for me. Love it. Also like the BlackBerry Launcher. lots of good choices.
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    10-24-2017 10:30 PM
  14. Mandarita's Avatar
    I tried to use the stock launcher for about 3 days. I ended up going to Nova for the widget control and ability to use the whole screen. Also, I like the way I can make my folders be an actual icon instead of a square with itty bitty pictures in it for my app drawer. I don't notice any problems or missing features from my 3 days with stock.
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    10-25-2017 12:02 AM
  15. prissysox's Avatar
    I use Nova, empty my dock and keep my most used apps in the Edge screen. live the minimal look. Gestures to open Nova settings, Timely, pull down shade, etc all work great.
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    10-29-2017 07:39 PM
  16. Zello_Police's Avatar
    Throw up a screen shot of your setup brah
    11-05-2017 08:42 PM
  17. aldo82's Avatar
    one of the main reasons I used to end up on nova was the gesture to swipe down to get the notification pull down. now that is available on the Samsung launcher I've stuck with it and am perfectly happy. I also like that they ditched the button to open the app drawer which I always hated being stuck on the right of the dock
    11-06-2017 04:58 AM

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