01-18-2018 02:13 AM
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  1. kirksucks's Avatar
    Ok I just gave ML a few hours go. They do a nice job trying to copy the customization of Nova. It's still lacking. The vertical home screen is kind of neat. If I was connected in any significant way to Microsoft accounts I think I would consider using this full time but I'm not so I'm sticking with Nova.
    RHGOHEEN likes this.
    01-02-2018 04:57 PM
  2. RHGOHEEN's Avatar
    It is in Nova launcher called a persistent search bar. You also can customize the death bar there
    01-06-2018 08:44 PM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I think Samsung has definitely come a long way. I've been using the stock launcher and slowly setting up Nova on the side. I actually really like the Samsung launcher. I switched to Nova yesterday though and I don't think I can go back to stock. Too many thinks I use and appreciate from the multiple dock pages to gesters and adjusting the tiniest of details on home pages and down to icons. I use those things and didn't realize how much smoother my experience is with Nova.
    01-06-2018 11:16 PM
  4. gernerttl's Avatar
    I like ML but wanted folders!
    Um... Microsoft Launcher has folders. I've made several.
    01-06-2018 11:33 PM
  5. mysamsungs7e's Avatar
    Um... Microsoft Launcher has folders. I've made several.
    I found out that if I choose verticle scrolling the option goes away.
    01-07-2018 03:32 AM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    I found out that if I choose verticle scrolling the option goes away.
    Yes that's true. I'm not sure what vertical scrolling does. I turned it off and didn't see much of a difference.
    01-07-2018 11:26 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yes that's true. I'm not sure what vertical scrolling does. I turned it off and didn't see much of a difference.
    Vertical scrolling just allows you to hide your home screen (not dock) apps when you swipe up. Declutters the home screen if you want to simply see your wallpaper.
    It's finicky, though. I disabled it.
    01-07-2018 01:26 PM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    Vertical scrolling just allows you to hide your home screen (not dock) apps when you swipe up. Declutters the home screen if you want to simply see your wallpaper.
    It's finicky, though. I disabled it.
    Ok. I never noticed a difference. Even with it enabled, it didn't seem to change anything. When I swipe up it would open my apps locker.
    01-07-2018 10:32 PM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Ok. I never noticed a difference. Even with it enabled, it didn't seem to change anything. When I swipe up it would open my apps locker.
    It was nice when it worked... A swipe up would hide the home screen apps and just leave the dock. So inconsistent though. Failed more often than it worked. That's why I disabled it.
    gernerttl likes this.
    01-07-2018 10:52 PM
  10. gernerttl's Avatar
    It was nice when it worked... A swipe up would hide the home screen apps and just leave the dock. So inconsistent though. Failed more often than it worked. That's why I disabled it.
    That would be why I never noticed. It obviously wasn't working for me. I use ML on both my a Note 8 and Tab S2 and never once noticed it did anything.
    01-08-2018 01:09 AM
  11. dov1978's Avatar
    That would be why I never noticed. It obviously wasn't working for me. I use ML on both my a Note 8 and Tab S2 and never once noticed it did anything.
    This isn't how Vertical Scrolling works. When Veritcal Scrolling is turned on you swipe up and down between desktop app pages. When it's turned off you swipe left or right between desktop app pages the same as Nova and all other traditional Launchers.
    01-10-2018 06:59 AM
  12. gernerttl's Avatar
    This isn't how Vertical Scrolling works. When Veritcal Scrolling is turned on you swipe up and down between desktop app pages. When it's turned off you swipe left or right between desktop app pages the same as Nova and all other traditional Launchers.
    Ah ok. I understand now. I don't have more than one desktop page. That is why I never noticed a difference. Once I added another page, and enabled vertical scrolling, it worked.

    It's pretty cool, I'm not sure I'll use it though.

    Thanks!
    dov1978 likes this.
    01-11-2018 12:34 AM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    Btw, ML got an update today.
    01-11-2018 12:41 AM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    Here are the changes.Trying Nova Again-photostudio_1515649624226.jpg
    01-11-2018 12:48 AM
  15. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    i think less people are going to use Nova Launcher in the future, because TouchWiz is getting better every year.
    01-11-2018 04:58 PM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    i think less people are going to use Nova Launcher in the future, because TouchWiz is getting better every year.
    But TW isn't available to load on non Samsung devices.
    01-11-2018 05:38 PM
  17. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    well the topic is on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 page
    01-11-2018 06:57 PM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Here are the changes.Click image for larger version. 

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    Just got this update to 4.5Trying Nova Again-screenshot_20180111-192640_google-play-store.jpg
    01-11-2018 08:29 PM
  19. mary beth hale's Avatar
    This isn't how Vertical Scrolling works. When Veritcal Scrolling is turned on you swipe up and down between desktop app pages. When it's turned off you swipe left or right between desktop app pages the same as Nova and all other traditional Launchers.
    I only have one desktop page along with the feed page.
    When I enable vertical scrolling, it allows me to swipe up and hides my few desktop apps/widget. Swipe down and they're back again. I like it because it leaves a clean home screen when I don't wish to see the apps/widget. I'm a minimalist when it comes to home screens. That's why I love that second dock row which is hidden unless I swipe the dock.Trying Nova Again-screenshot_20180111-191808_microsoft-launcher.jpgTrying Nova Again-screenshot_20180111-191818_microsoft-launcher.jpg
    dov1978 likes this.
    01-11-2018 08:55 PM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Sorry for double pics. Don't know why it shows like this in the app when I do the post on my laptop.
    01-11-2018 08:59 PM
  21. gernerttl's Avatar
    Just got this update to 4.5Click image for larger version. 

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    Mine is still on 4.4. I checked and no update was available for me. Wierd...
    01-12-2018 01:00 AM
  22. scribe4food's Avatar
    I used Microsoft Launcher for a three week, now I'm going back to Nova. Nova had more customization that fitted my needs, than Microsoft Launcher did. Not saying ML is bad, because it's not, however, Nova fits me better.
    01-15-2018 07:04 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Mine is still on 4.4. I checked and no update was available for me. Wierd...
    Is there another version besides the Beta? That's what I'm on with the 4.5
    01-15-2018 08:25 PM
  24. gernerttl's Avatar
    Is there another version besides the Beta? That's what I'm on with the 4.5
    Ah. I'm not running the beta version. How do I get the beta?
    01-15-2018 09:13 PM
  25. dov1978's Avatar
    Ah. I'm not running the beta version. How do I get the beta?
    There should be an option to enroll when you go to Microsoft Launcher in the PlayStore and scroll down.
    gernerttl likes this.
    01-16-2018 06:57 AM
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