1. recDNA's Avatar
    For years I hit the home button and up on the top of the home page a window shade came down showing recently used apps and most used apps.

    Now it is gone!

    I don't know what it was called so I don't know how to get it back.

    I use Nova Launcher but it always worked before anyway.

    Can someone help me out?
    05-13-2021 04:30 PM
  2. sonnnet's Avatar
    For years I hit the home button and up on the top of the home page a window shade came down showing recently used apps and most used apps.

    Now it is gone!

    I don't know what it was called so I don't know how to get it back.

    I use Nova Launcher but it always worked before anyway.

    Can someone help me out?
    Nova Settings/ App Drawer/Frequently Used Apps Toggle On
    05-14-2021 08:34 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Also, open Nova settings - Gestures & Inputs and select that option for 'Home button'.
    05-14-2021 08:44 AM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    Nova Settings/ App Drawer/Frequently Used Apps Toggle On[IMG=270x551]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210514/7650655fd14410bf41a0db5634321f10.jpg[/url]
    Already had that set just as you show.
    05-14-2021 08:48 AM
  5. sonnnet's Avatar
    Does this work for you? Further down the next page...
    05-14-2021 08:52 AM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    Also, open Nova settings - Gestures & Inputs and select that option for 'Home button'.
    What option for home button? If I choose recent apps it opens the same thing as the recent apps button on the bottom of the phone?

    I'm pretty sure this is a Samsung feature I'm missing?

    05-14-2021 08:55 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    Does this work for you? Further down the next page...[IMG=270x551]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210514/cb79e2cc5970a8f55ea56fdbbd2adf77.jpg[/url]
    No what I'm describing does NOT open the app drawer at all. It is a box about 1 inch vertically and horizontally spreads across top of page. Most of my home page is still visible. I don't believe it is a Nova thing. It is a Samsung thing. If it is Nova it's not the app drawer.
    05-14-2021 09:00 AM
  8. sonnnet's Avatar
    So it's not this then? Sounds similar.
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    05-14-2021 09:04 AM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes you were right it IS the Nova Search bar. Now I got it to open with two fingers pull down but how do I get the search to open from home button and only the search without the app draw? It should look like this. Note that is my home screen.

    I got it. Home button to app search. I had it on home button to search. What messed it up was earlier choosing show icon to pull app drawer. I forgot that change.

    Thanks for your patience! Funny I was so used to it I thought it was by Samsung. LOL
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    05-14-2021 09:13 AM
  10. sonnnet's Avatar
    Yes you were right it IS the Nova Search bar. Now I got it to open with two fingers pull down but how do I get the search to open from home button and only the search without the app draw? It should look like this. Note that is my home screen.

    I got it. Home button to app search. I had it on home button to search. What messed it up was earlier choosing show icon to pull app drawer. I forgot that change.

    Thanks for your patience! Funny I was so used to it I thought it was by Samsung. LOL
    Cool. Glad you sorted it. I might try that configuration myself (search without the app drawer).
    05-14-2021 09:23 AM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Cool. Glad you sorted it. I might try that configuration myself (search without the app drawer).
    Once addicted hard to do without. I almost never open the full app draw. Too many apps!
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    05-14-2021 09:25 AM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Yes you were right it IS the Nova Search bar. Now I got it to open with two fingers pull down but how do I get the search to open from home button and only the search without the app draw? It should look like this. Note that is my home screen.

    I got it. Home button to app search. I had it on home button to search. What messed it up was earlier choosing show icon to pull app drawer. I forgot that change.

    Thanks for your patience! Funny I was so used to it I thought it was by Samsung. LOL
    Exactly, App search for Home button. Glad it worked.
    05-14-2021 09:33 AM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Exactly, App search for Home button. Glad it worked.
    Ya I chose search instead of app search duh
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    05-14-2021 09:36 AM
  14. sonnnet's Avatar
    Once addicted hard to do without. I almost never open the full app draw. Too many apps!
    Yep. I'm a convert. So much faster to flick, type 2 letters of app and tap than it is to open drawer and scroll and find. Much prefer it. Top tip
    05-14-2021 03:01 PM
  15. Javier P's Avatar
    You guys could try Sesame shortcuts. It's works great and the integration with Nova is perfect.
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    05-14-2021 03:03 PM
  16. sonnnet's Avatar
    You guys could try Sesame shortcuts. It's works great and the integration with Nova is perfect.
    Yeah, I have it. Pretty cool. I like the long press actions so I have a few favourite websites set for long pressing chrome for instance. The 'omnibox' style search bar integration is pretty sweet, too. Totally love what you can do with Nova. I know Sense UI Home is catching up but I won't be switching from Nova for a long time yet. Especially as you can mix and match and have UI task changer, one hand operation etc AND still have Nova. Makes the N20U an absolute powerhouse.
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    05-14-2021 03:47 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Now if I could only figure out all the features of Good Lock from Samsung! LOL
    05-14-2021 03:59 PM
  18. sonnnet's Avatar
    Now if I could only figure out all the features of Good Lock from Samsung! LOL
    Lol. Goodlock rocks. Have you tried Keys Cafe in the family tab yet? Unbelievable keyboard customisation. Another thing just updated is Bixby Routines+. You can now remap all hardware keys (vol up, down and side keys) for double press or long press. So for driving I now have hardware keys for Spotify, Maps, Home, and TomTom overlay. So much safer and convenient than swiping while driving. Totally tactile and you don't have to take your eyes off the road. Another brilliant addition by Samsung for insane customisation possibilities
    05-14-2021 04:17 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    I use notistar & lock screen customization. The only change I'd make to keyboard is to make long press characters bigger so I can tell : from ; etc
    05-14-2021 04:21 PM
  20. sonnnet's Avatar
    I use notistar & lock screen customization. The only change I'd make to keyboard is to make long press characters bigger so I can tell : from ; etc
    Fair point. You can't change that but you can do lots of other awesome stuff
    05-14-2021 04:55 PM

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