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  1. TabGuy's Avatar
    I use the hidden menu icons in Nova. I don't think there's a similar ability in the stock.
    05-11-2017 11:39 AM
  2. queenren's Avatar
    I've used Nova for several years now. I did not load it on my S8 and don't currently plan to. I do have some annoyances. I'd like the pull down gesture to bring down notifications. I'm getting used to not using that, and I have it set up where fingerprint sensor swipe does it. Still getting used the the feature where the up or down swipe brings up the app drawer. I wish there was an option to turn that feature off.

    Overall, I find it very modern looking. More modern than what I had been using on Nova. Though I'm sure I could have made my setup look better by this point.
    You can turn off the swipe up/down app drawer. Just two-finger pinch on your home screen. There should be a settings button at the bottom where you can go back to using the round icon drawer button instead of the swipe gesture.
    05-11-2017 02:45 PM
  3. jjinal's Avatar
    I just switched over to TouchWiz from Nova to see how a few themes looked. Switched back immediately. There's no way I could ever use TW.
    05-11-2017 04:11 PM
  4. scott_0's Avatar
    after posting in this thread, I tried TW for a day, omg, I missed Nova something fierce! not just the gestures, but the infinite scrolling, I missed all of it
    05-11-2017 04:30 PM
  5. tengtengvn's Avatar
    Same. I haven't installed Nova yet. Samsung did a good job with the launcher.
    05-11-2017 04:42 PM
  6. 1812dave's Avatar
    TouchWiz doesn't have notification badges for every app like Nova Launcher does
    05-11-2017 06:22 PM
  7. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Yep...i uninstalled nova. I do miss the Screen gestures though. I had the "screen off app" installed and used the double tap on screen to turn phone off.
    05-11-2017 06:48 PM
  8. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    You can turn off the swipe up/down app drawer. Just two-finger pinch on your home screen. There should be a settings button at the bottom where you can go back to using the round icon drawer button instead of the swipe gesture.
    I figured that would be the case, but it actually isn't. Turning on the setting that makes the Apps button stay on the screen does not turn off the swipe for app drawer feature. You have both options to open it.
    05-11-2017 11:58 PM
  9. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I just switched over to TouchWiz from Nova to see how a few themes looked. Switched back immediately. There's no way I could ever use TW.
    We all have our preferences which is good.

    Just to mention the s8 and s8+ do not have Touchwizz on them.

    They have the Samsung Experience on them.
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    05-12-2017 12:45 AM
  10. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I used TouchWiz for one day before I switched back to nova. I've gotten so used to using Nova. Trying to use TouchWiz was foreign to me. Like I had never used it before. Lol
    05-12-2017 12:53 AM
  11. jettie1767's Avatar
    I love the stock launcher but I switched to Nova for the badge app icons for Outlook, etc.
    05-12-2017 09:11 PM
  12. bembol's Avatar
    Interestingly I just uninstalled Nova and few other apps that's linked to it like Icon Packs and HD Widgets.
    05-12-2017 09:24 PM
  13. Gdwheel's Avatar
    We all have our preferences which is good.

    Just to mention the s8 and s8+ do not have Touchwizz on them.

    They have the Samsung Experience on them.
    Touchwiz Home is the name of the stock launcher.
    05-12-2017 09:47 PM
  14. jjinal's Avatar
    We all have our preferences which is good.

    Just to mention the s8 and s8+ do not have Touchwizz on them.

    They have the Samsung Experience on them.
    Oh really???

    05-12-2017 11:17 PM
  15. strikeIII's Avatar
    The only thing stock I don't like is the Messaging app. I hate the mini browser that it opens when you two in links. So I use Textra.
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    05-12-2017 11:21 PM
  16. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    The only thing stock I don't like is the Messaging app. I hate the mini browser that it opens when you two in links. So I use Textra.
    This annoys me as well. I feel like I'd seen an option to turn it off so that it would automatically go into the main browser, but I haven't found it.
    05-12-2017 11:55 PM
  17. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    I'm on stock launcher. But I stayed with Textra and never even opened the stock SMS app. On my S6 or S7, I once accidentally called a girl I was "talking to" at like 3 am. I was scrolling through previous texts. And in the main screen, I accidently swiped on her name. You could turn this feature off in the phone settings for contacts and/ or phone apps. But it didn't turn it off there. So I started using Textra and haven't looked back. Lol.
    05-13-2017 12:11 AM
  18. strikeIII's Avatar
    This annoys me as well. I feel like I'd seen an option to turn it off so that it would automatically go into the main browser, but I haven't found it.
    I wish. There is no such setting. Been this way for a while on their past devices. There used to be an option when viewing a page on that mini browser to open the page in chrome but now they even took that option out.
    05-13-2017 12:54 AM
  19. zipro's Avatar
    Used Nova on every phone for years, but now I'm also sticking with the Samsung launcher. Ist relatively fast and looks awesome
    05-13-2017 12:58 AM
  20. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    I wish. There is no such setting. Been this way for a while on their past devices. There used to be an option when viewing a page on that mini browser to open the page in chrome but now they even took that option out.
    The option is there for me to open in Samsung Internet from in the mini browser.
    Somehow this didn't really bug me as much on the S7E.
    05-13-2017 01:13 AM
  21. strikeIII's Avatar
    The option is there for me to open in Samsung Internet from in the mini browser.
    Somehow this didn't really bug me as much on the S7E.
    Yeah it also used to have a Chrome option or I believe whatever your default browser was.
    05-13-2017 01:16 AM
  22. nephi80's Avatar
    Actually, if you go to set your default launcher, it specifically states TouchWiz.
    07-31-2017 12:06 PM
  23. vwite's Avatar
    I prefer Nova launcher to Samsung's
    07-31-2017 12:29 PM
  24. Misterb's Avatar
    Long time Nova user, but with the S8+, TW is actually quite good. I've been sticking with it, because it not only is good, but I feel like I have a new phone now, instead of a stagnant looking OS that I used back when I had the Note 4, and then several phones after that.
    08-01-2017 12:26 PM
  25. doohsun's Avatar
    I would use if they allow users to use icons that are available at the playstore i don't like the ones they provide from Samsung hub. Which is the reason why i prefer to use Nova. Also i like the idea of locking my desktop I don't want too accidentally move or delete icons.
    08-01-2017 01:34 PM
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