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I'm using the newly updated Action Launcher
It's a feature that I should have prefaced. My bad!
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Sync version: 14.2
Sync flavor: pro
Model: Huawei Nexus 6P
I'm running Android 7.1.2 Beta
For what it's worth, Action Launcher 3 has a similar feature, the key difference being that the letter shortcuts are listed on the right side of a vertical app drawer, as seen here. You can tap on them to go straight to that letter, as you mentioned, and the launcher can be customized to a good degree. It's been my go to for years.
You can use an alternate launcher which has integrated the 'feature' such as Action Launcher or Nova Launcher .
This is a feature of Nougat in an attempt to have consistency across icons. Your only real option is a custom launcher. Some, like Action Launcher, allow you to just disable round icons. Others, you may need to use an icon pack.
I just got my s7 regular on Friday. Samsung has finally made a bomb ass phone.
I definitely recommend
Action launcher 3
Nova is awesome but there are just things that action launcher does better. Its the first thing I put on any device.
And good look on the galaxy apps store. So close to a nexus look on a Samsung phone! Who would have thought that Samsung would be the one to bring it to us.
I use Action Launcher 3 (or I guess it's called "Action Launcher: Pixel Edition" now). I haven't used the Pixel Launcher before but as I understand it AL3 is a lot like the Pixel Launcher, but a bit more customizable.
Acton Launcher 3, If you are like me and like a minimalist look and feel but wiith tons of function, AL3 doesn’t fall short. You can have widgets hidden but when you swipe up on an app it shows the widget. While this is a pro feature the base version has tons of functionality.
You can get a very similar effect using the Quickdrawer in Action Launcher.
I love these sidebar app drawers.
Action launcher 3 has a sidebar that puts all your apps in alphabetical order.
It won't make your phone much faster (if at all), but custom launchers definitely go far beyond just looks (though that is a big part). If you have Nova Prime (which is definitely recommended, it's one of the few paid apps I use on a regular basis), you can customize gestures that allow you to perform certain actions on the phone or open apps, and they can be really useful. For instance, I have a gesture to swipe down on the home screen to expand my notifications, which is useful when I'm handling my ~~6'~~ 6" monstrosity with one hand. I've also mapped a home button press to open the camera, so that I can single tap if I'm on the home screen or double tap elsewhere and jump straight into the camera.
You can also organize your app drawer with tabs, and hide apps that you don't need or don't want to see. Ultimately, it's most about changing the phone to behave the way you want it to. There are a huge number of custom launchers out there, but the two most highly regarded (at least among enthusiasts) are Action Launcher 3 and Nova Launcher. Both have super responsive developers that add new features really often (although admittedly Action Launcher does tend to get them first). I personally use Nova full time, but it's really down to personal preference. You should give both a try!
I installed Action 3 launcher & Zen is now gone... [link] / [link]
Yes, holding the home button brings up the Google Now Holo Menu..
It seems to be default.. I am using Action Launcher 3 and the capacitive home button brings up google now when held.
I'm using Action Launcher 3 which has a feature called "Shutters". Essentially, if I swipe up or down on those icons, it makes the widget that corresponds to that app appear :-)
I use Action Launcher 3, because I still think it's the best launcher out there. It has the customization aspects you'd find with something like Nova, but it also has some great value-add features you don't see other places (Quickdrawer, Quickslide, etc.)
Maybe I'm just jaded because I've been using custom Launchers since the Launcher Pro > ADW > Nova > Apex > Aviate (RIP) > Nova days... before settling on Action Launcher 3. But the Nova Launchers of the world out there are just better versions of the same AOSP launcher. AL3 has all that + some unique stuff, without all the crap that you see littering some of the other offerings in the store.
I like to keep things minimalist. The icons at the bottom can also be swiped open to show communication, social, media, internet and photo apps retrospectively left to right. The wallpaper also cycles through a collection of my favourite photos every half hour using the Wallpaper Changer app. It's a nice system I've had for about a year now which I've grown very used to :)
If you've somehow never heard of Action Launcher 3 I can thoroughly recommend it, the cover folders feature is very neat indeed.
To change your V10's look up a bit to make it cleaner and more functional, download Action Launcher 3.
I'm not trying to advertise the app because I have some vested interest in it, however I've seen how LG's software skin looks and I think there is better looking stuff on the Play Store.
Some highlights of Action Launcher include the fact that you can open up an app's widget just by swiping up on the app's icon on your home screen, you can quickly search and open apps using your keyboard and much better visual design.
It's paid, but I'd say it's worth it: [link]
Action launcher 3
Are popular options. You can switch launcher by going to Settings > Apps > gear in upper right corner > click home app, choose which installed launcher you want.
Both of these have a ton of options, long hold on the home screen to get to your launcher settings.
App Shortcuts with Action Launcher.
Oh that comes with Action Launcher 3 (you have to upgrade to Plus for $4.99)
Basically the Google Search Bar color changes based on the wallpaper color. And my wallpaper is Muzei, so every few hours the color scheme changes. Very neat!
I use action launcher and themeX to change my icons manually. I find it looks way better than any of LGs themes.
OP is using Action Launcher which has some nice color customization features that match your wallpaper automatically.
I prefer it over any other lauchers, but it takes some time getting used to.
Try out the free version! The unlock for PRO is an iap.
yup, exactly :)
I also have it on a quick setting tile (via AutoNotification), but most of the time I actually just use it by triple tapping home button (on Action Launcher), paying via Android Pay and triple tapping it again.
You can just make a profile where exiting the app triggers this task, too, if you want :)
Probably not the solution that you're looking for, but you may want to consider a third-party launcher until the Pixel launcher has gotten a couple more updates to iron out bugs. These two are quite popular:
Action Launcher: [link]
If you're still getting crashes and reboots, then you can at least eliminate the launcher as the source of the problem.
As I mentioned, I am not seeing this changelog in the play store. Please see the Action Launcher 3's playstore page. He probably removed that line from his changelog later, because technically it might be wrong?
Try Action Launcher 3 as a home replacement, it's great. Give it a couple days and get used to it. The "shutters" feature is really great and you can use custom icon packs. Just ditch the Samsung overlay and all is well.
You also could always download the Google Now Launcher, it'll feel just like home.
Anyway, Nova has issues with icon packs and is probably one of the worst Launchers to handle changing icons individually. Most icon packs work on it, but too often you get the odd ones (Polycon is one of those) that won't work. Currently I bought Action Launcher mostly for its superior icon-selecting implementation.
PS: You can apply the icon pack system wide or backup iconpack app as APK → change APK to ZIP → extract APK to get the icons as PNGs in your gallery. But that's too bothersome unless it is a really good icon & you can't depart from Nova.
For the Pixel look you'll need Action Launcher 3 with Pixel Icon Pack.
If you like tweaking your home screens, check out some launchers on the play store. My favorite right now is Action Launcher 3 [link]
Nova launcher is another very popular one.
Action launcher !
That is the one I use.
The "quickpage" (separate widget page) height is fixed though so you can't scroll it.
The launcher supports all the common gestures. It does also have a feature where you can setup an action on an icon (shutter) to swipe up and displays a popup widget or you can set folder as covers to open a specific app on tap and reveals folder content on swipe up,
I really love Action Launcher and used it for over an year now.
Speedy and smooth, the devs updates it quite fast and adds all the nice new Android/Pixel features so I'd say it's worth the buy, but you can try it for free, of course.
And if you want something simple and quick, go with Evie. It's quite a fantastic launcher!
Hey buddy, I'm using action launcher pro with voxel icon pack
I'm using Action Launcher with Neon Glow Rings icon pack. The wallpaper I made myself.
I'm using Action Launcher 3 with the Polycon icon pack.
It's not my favourite one, but Action Launcher is a refreshing, unique launcher that isn't as overboard as some of the 3d ones, but adds smart features to the stock one.
I so want to give nova a try but I'm addicted to the vertical app drawer of action launcher ([link]) I don't want to swipe pages and pages of installed apps when I know which one I wanna use and can just press the letter of alphabet it starts with to get (near) to it. If that gets implemented into nova I'm sold.
I use Action Launcher 3, I also really like Nova Launcher.
All the time or just on the home screen?
Action Launcher 3 has an option to hide the status bar on the home screen. You swipe down on a blank part of the home screen to get it back temporarily. The bar is not hidden when inside an app though.
It's a feature of action launcher 3. I usually prefer Nova, but if I want pretty colours, I go for action launcher. Here's a link: [link]
Here's the wallpaper, and I use Action Launcher 3 as the launcher. It's got some neat features, like changing the search bar, folder colors, etc.
As many are saying here, there is an LG theme store, but it's pretty shit.
My workaround? Different launcher. Personally, I've been using Action Launcher 3 (unlocked), and I really like a lot of the features it offers. Here's a shot of my homescreen, as a taste. That, along with Swyftkey or Google Keyboard (depending on how I'm feeling at the time), and my G4 doesn't look anything like stock. And I was able to do all this without a root (still a little nervous about doing that; one of these days)!
FYI, this is on an H811 T-Mobile variant, in the US. Not sure if that makes a difference (I really doubt it will), but it's good info to have.