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Android Q blocks third-party launchers working with gesture navigation

elvee68

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But...but...whyyyy!?

On Q I have full navigation and Action Launcher working just fine!
 

ptkelly

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I am using Nova and Android Q gestures. I do call the app drawer by double-tapping the home screen.
 

anon(10092459)

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On Q I have full navigation and Action Launcher working just fine!


I am using Nova and Android Q gestures. I do call the app drawer by double-tapping the home screen.

From what I read from that piece it looks like it's set for Beta 5, which should be launching in the coming days.

"We examined the SystemUI APK from Q beta 5 and confirmed that the NavigationModeController class has added a method to disable gesture controls when the default launcher is switched to a non-system app."
 

ptkelly

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I am using Nova and Android Q gestures. I do call the app drawer by double-tapping the home screen.

Now I'm running beta 5 and my Nova Launcher is working just like it did before. The gestures work and I've set Nova for a double-tap to call the App Drawer.
 

Kizzy Catwoman

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They need to allow icon packs with native pixel launcher. Then people might not want to change to another launcher.
 

elvee68

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It is pretty unusable now. Can't keep changing it back every 5 minutes. And it is that bad on my phone.
Hmm...since last night's OTA, I've only had to change it back once for AL. Does it revert back to three buttons on a restart?

Just checked. No it doesn't...
 

elvee68

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It is pretty unusable now. Can't keep changing it back every 5 minutes. And it is that bad on my phone.
I see what you mean now. It keep reverting back to Pixel Launcher within a few minutes of selecting Action Launcher. Pretty irritating..

It didn't start happening till after I did a restart this morning.
 

Kizzy Catwoman

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I see what you mean now. It keep reverting back to Pixel Launcher within a few minutes of selecting Action Launcher. Pretty irritating..

It didn't start happening till after I did a restart this morning.
I think they are completely blocking gestures in beta 6 so this halfway turning the buttons back on thing is probably designed to irritate us enough to stay with PL.
 

Armeniandave

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I know it's not the stock gestures but Vivid N.G. works really well with beta 5. Very much like OnePlus gestures and it's working great with Nova.