1. Charlene1991's Avatar
    Just got my phone and Ive downloaded Nova Launcher. I launched it and now all my apps are gone etc. All the screen says is 'Tap to restore widget' when I click on it a random widget with place on the screen, its soo UGLY! Please does anyone know how to change it back to default ? How do i change it back? Also is Nova Launcher the best or is there any better alternatives?
    05-22-2013 01:33 PM
  2. Love Divine's Avatar
    Check out Adw. There are tons of alternatives. Nova is my personal favorite. Scroll to the bottom of Nova settings, and in choose default Homescreen, select touch wiz and always. Pay attention to the dialog box that pops up. You have to go into apps and clear defaults, or download home screen switcher or a similar app from the play store. Or change it through Nova like above.

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    05-22-2013 01:49 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    When you installed Nova, there should have been an option to import your existing desktop pages. Then everything would have looked almost identical to what you had before.

    What is SO ugly? Nova (like Touchwiz) looks like how you want it to look. You can put all your app icons on the homescreen(s) and arrange them any way you want (with a lot more options in Nova). Ditto for widgets. You can apply any wallpaper you want. It's only as ugly as you make it.

    What's the best launcher? No such thing. There are a number of popular ones, and some lesser known ones. Each offers certain features and options. What I think is best might not be best for you. You can look at these threads for some opinions and ideas:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mem...cher-here.html
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mem...2-edition.html

    A simple search will bring up many more: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sea...archid=3170566

    To change it back to the default: from any home page, tap the menu button, then Nova settings, then scroll down and tap "Select Default Home" and choose TouchWiz. My suggestion would then be to uninstall Nova, and re-install it, and this time pay attention to what it's doing, and tell it to import your existing home screens.
    05-22-2013 01:59 PM
  4. Charlene1991's Avatar
    When you installed Nova, there should have been an option to import your existing desktop pages. Then everything would have looked almost identical to what you had before.

    What is SO ugly? Nova (like Touchwiz) looks like how you want it to look. You can put all your app icons on the homescreen(s) and arrange them any way you want (with a lot more options in Nova). Ditto for widgets. You can apply any wallpaper you want. It's only as ugly as you make it.

    What's the best launcher? No such thing. There are a number of popular ones, and some lesser known ones. Each offers certain features and options. What I think is best might not be best for you. You can look at these threads for some opinions and ideas:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mem...cher-here.html
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mem...2-edition.html

    A simple search will bring up many more: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sea...archid=3170566

    To change it back to the default: from any home page, tap the menu button, then Nova settings, then scroll down and tap "Select Default Home" and choose TouchWiz. My suggestion would then be to uninstall Nova, and re-install it, and this time pay attention to what it's doing, and tell it to import your existing home screens.
    Thank you so much!
    Also, do you know whats the difference between the paid version and the free version for Nova launcher? is it worth paying?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Check out Adw. There are tons of alternatives. Nova is my personal favorite. Scroll to the bottom of Nova settings, and in choose default Homescreen, select touch wiz and always. Pay attention to the dialog box that pops up. You have to go into apps and clear defaults, or download home screen switcher or a similar app from the play store. Or change it through Nova like above.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Also, do you know whats the difference between the paid version and the free version for Nova launcher? is it worth paying?
    05-22-2013 02:04 PM

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