Launchers on S4

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When you get a Launcher on an S4 can you delete it and go back to Touchwiz? Sorry for noob question.:-[(relatively new to android) Also, when you have a Launcher can you use those features like smart scroll and air view, and multi window, and stuff?
 

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When you get a Launcher on an S4 can you delete it and go back to Touchwiz? Sorry for noob question.:-[(relatively new to android) Also, when you have a Launcher can you use those features like smart scroll and air view, and multi window, and stuff?


Yes... you can always go back to Touchwiz. The second part of your question is that it depends upon what launcher you use. I recommend Apex or Nova.
 

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Yes the air gestures work on Nova, also Nova uses less ram than touchwiz, went from about 1gb everything closed to 700mb with everything closed.

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Launchers are far less invasive then most people [who have never used them before] assume.

When you install a new launcher, it does not delete/replace/remove Touchwiz Launcher...it simply changes the place your phones goes for "Home". When you first install a new launcher and press the Home button, you will get the standard app picker window asking which app to use. You will see Touchwiz and, for example, Nova, both show up there...you can press either one and it will take you to the home page for that launcher and you will not see any trace of the other.

I recommend you keep it like that for the first few hours or days, while you customize the new launcher the way you want. Once you are comfortable, you can then save one as the default and it will go there every time as if it was always your launcher. At any time, you can switch right back to Touchwiz if you want and the new launcher will just be there waiting. If you uninstall, it's like any other app, and it disappears and leaves no trace it was ever there.

It's really very simple and clean and safe...and EVERYONE should try it at least once. My recommendation is definitely Nova, but other launchers are excellent too. The customization options you get are absolutely awesome and powerful.
 

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Also you can download a app called homesmack where you can go back to touch wiz anytime you want while having Nova or whatever launcher set as default.

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Also you can download a app called homesmack where you can go back to touch wiz anytime you want while having Nova or whatever launcher set as default.

No need for that.

From one of your Nova Launcher home screens just press and hold. Choose Shortcuts / Activities / Touchwiz Home (press it to expand then pick the first one). You'll get a shortcut icon to Touchwiz on your screen that you could put anywhere...pressing it will bring you to the Touchwiz Launcher home...but your home button will continue to bring you to Nova Launcher home.
 

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Launchers are far less invasive then most people [who have never used them before] assume.

When you install a new launcher, it does not delete/replace/remove Touchwiz Launcher...it simply changes the place your phones goes for "Home". When you first install a new launcher and press the Home button, you will get the standard app picker window asking which app to use. You will see Touchwiz and, for example, Nova, both show up there...you can press either one and it will take you to the home page for that launcher and you will not see any trace of the other.

I recommend you keep it like that for the first few hours or days, while you customize the new launcher the way you want. Once you are comfortable, you can then save one as the default and it will go there every time as if it was always your launcher. At any time, you can switch right back to Touchwiz if you want and the new launcher will just be there waiting. If you uninstall, it's like any other app, and it disappears and leaves no trace it was ever there.

It's really very simple and clean and safe...and EVERYONE should try it at least once. My recommendation is definitely Nova, but other launchers are excellent too. The customization options you get are absolutely awesome and powerful.
Awesome.:)
 

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