1. J Boyd's Avatar
    I just want you to know that l am loving my new tablet. However, there are a few things I would like to customize. I have figured out how to make my keyboard smaller. Can everyone help me to change the size of my icons? And I would love to get rid of new "Magazine Home Screen".

    Thanks Guys, J

    JB Note PRO
    06-25-2014 01:53 PM
  2. muzzy996's Avatar
    Try a new launcher like Apex or Nova by searching for them in the Play Store. There are others as well.

    Custom launchers have advanced features that will allow you to change the grid size and icon size to show more icons on your home screens.

    Personally I like Nova a little better because of its advanced handling of widgets.

    Once you go to a custom launcher and set it as the default launcher you will no longer see the magazine home screens.
    06-25-2014 04:38 PM
  3. mickeylittle777's Avatar
    +1 for Nova launcher. It has a lot of simple menu customizations.
    06-25-2014 09:35 PM
  4. J Boyd's Avatar

    JB Note PRO
    06-27-2014 12:05 AM
  5. hawkeye680's Avatar
    Long time Nova Prime user here. Can't figure out how to get the icons in the app drawer to be smaller- anybody know what I could be missing?
    07-03-2014 11:59 AM
  6. muzzy996's Avatar
    Long press the desktop, tap the wrench to go into novas settings, look and feel, icon size.
    07-03-2014 12:45 PM
  7. hawkeye680's Avatar
    Yes I found that after I typed this up and had time to look through it. That was driving me crazy.
    07-08-2014 11:32 AM
  8. Lionel22's Avatar
    Thanks muzzy996 for the info, very helpful!!
    09-26-2014 10:47 AM
  9. John Ball1's Avatar
    Does Nova work well on the large GNP screen?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-28-2014 10:04 PM
  10. muzzy996's Avatar
    Works well on all my devices (Nexus 4 phone, Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Note 12.2).

    Fully customizable so size of the screen isn't an issue.

    What I love about Nova is gesture support and the ability to not only place widgets at the nearest half increment of grid size but also the ability to remove widget padding and scale the widgets. Widgets can be placed right up against each other or even overlapped if desired. This allows greater flexibility of setting up home screens than the stock launcher provides.

    Of course not all widgets are made to scale up so they'll display fine at their native sizes but may not scale up to larger ones. This is hit or miss here (mostly hit for the widgets I use) but it is something to note. The issue isn't a showstopper since the reality is the same behavior would exist for some widgets in any launcher as it's a factor of how the application developer programmed the widget rather than a function of the launcher itself.
    09-28-2014 10:28 PM
  11. goin_nil's Avatar
    Does Nova work well on the large GNP screen?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Absolutely yes. That's what I use.
    09-29-2014 11:38 AM
  12. 420benz's Avatar
    Does Nova give you the ability to change the look of an icon.
    11-22-2014 10:24 PM
  13. muzzy996's Avatar
    Does Nova give you the ability to change the look of an icon.
    Absolutely. Simply search the play store for icon packs. You can long press icons on home screens (not in the app drawer) and customize each individually as well. In addition you can assign a gesture (swipe up) on any icon on your home screens to do an action or launch another application. For example I set my texting application icon to start a direct text to my wife if I swipe up on it, otherwise if I tap the icon it just launches the texting app.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    11-23-2014 12:27 AM

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