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  1. Add an option for vertical Home screen scrolling

    The Android home screen experience is all about swiping right and left. Now HTC introduced a vertical home screen news feed and I was wondering if there's something that could be done to imitate this on NOVA.

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      20 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Swipe left for Google Now

      I really like this app so so much. However, the one thing I think you guys should add is you know how when you swipe to the left screen on the Google now launcher, and it shows Google now? If you guys could include a feature like that in settings, that would be amazing.

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        28 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Chnage icons label font color and size

        Options to customize desktop icons label text font: color and size (including alpha).
        Also change spacing (decrease) between desktop icons and it own label.

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          69 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show new homescreen upon event (like headphones connected)

          This is a new feature from the Galaxy S3 TouchWiz (MotionWiz). When I connect my headphones a new homescreen appears which is a normal screen with own widgets (music player, FM radio, etc), but it is only available, when my headphones are connected.

          Some other options: show a noew screen, when I dock my phone, or I connect to a specific WiFi network, etc. Maybe it could be compatible with Tasker/Local, but it is an extra option.

          1,087 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Separate portrait and landscape grid sizes for the home screen as already available for the drawer

            The Drawer App Grid has settings for both landscape and Portrait, but the Desktop only offers a single grid size, resulting in a distorted layout on any rectangular display when rotated. This is both inconvenient and inconsistent.

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              49 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Vertical Dock

              Currently by default, we have a horizontal dock. Vertical docks have become quite a popular idea. It'd be good if we could see vertical docks implemented into Nova.

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                16 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add swipe to the left for Google Now (Kit kat feature)

                In Kit Kat, the user is able to swipe to the far left to bring up Google Now. It would be great if this new feature could be added to nova.

                518 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Pixel search bar - include weather information above the date

                  I've noticed with the new Google Pixel phone, on the right hand side, instead of just the date there is now weather information at the top, with the date at the bottom:

                  http://imgur.com/a/FLaFV

                  Any chance you can implement this?

                  Thanks!

                  411 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Blur Dock Background

                    As a graphic design, I applaud legibility. Make dock backgrounds colored or transparent help with those goals.

                    As much as I dislike Apple, their use of blurring background imagery improves legibility and offers a "third way" to make the Android launcher our own.

                    Please add dock background blur as a slider, allowing us as little or as much as we want.

                    370 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow folder names to be hidden

                      When you open a folder, the name of the folder is displayed. I'd like to be able to turn this off - I know which folder is which based on the icons. Right now, I simply set all my folder names to " " (a single space) so it doesn't say "Unnamed Folder", but the big blank space for the name is still there.

                      362 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Shortcut to drawer groups tab

                        Make a shortcut that will open a specific tab in the app drawer.

                        335 votes
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                          29 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Independently configurable grid size per home screen

                          Just installed Nova on my wife's phone and one thing she asked was if she could set different grid sizes per home screen. Told her no, but I thought it sounded like a great idea. She uses one home screen for all her direct call shortcuts and wanted to make the grid smaller so the icons could be bigger and spaced accordingly. Then on her main screen she wants a larger grid to fit more icons on it. I'm sure there are many other ways to utilize this option as well, this is just the one that she wanted it…

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                            12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add an option to increase dock height and show icon labels.

                            Basically, I'd like an option that will increase the size in height of the dock, and add icon labels. If possible to define it to add labels to folders only, that would be awesome as well. Thanks!

                            291 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Desktop screen preview grid

                              Can we please have the option to go back to the single-screen grid preview of all our desktop screens please?

                              The new ribbon is all very nice, but by the time I've scrolled through the little windows to get to the desktop screen that I want I may as well have just scrolled directly through the desktop screens themselves to it.

                              The old way with everything on one screen where you could just point directly at the screen you wanted to go to was much better. Can we have it back please (or if it's still in there somewhere can…

                              263 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Desktop - Independent layouts depending on rotation

                                There are a couple requests for independent grid dimensions for landscape Vs portrait. This would be a great start, however I think it would be much more valuable if along with this we can have a custom desktop 'layout' ( what widgets, widget placement, etc... ) when we rotate the device.

                                For instance, on my Transformer Prime in landscape I have lots of information displayed via widgets, because I'm usually docked when landscaped this works out pretty well most of the time. However when I undock and rotate to portrait I really only need a couple necessary widgets and the…

                                259 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow wallpaper change in Night Mode

                                  When Night Mode is set to Auto on it would be good if my wallpaper could also automatically change. I could for example have a bright wallpaper by day and a dark wallpaper after sunset.

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                                    6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Different wallpaper for each home page screen!

                                    Just like multipicture live app. The app doesn't work with your launcher :(

                                    195 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Icon names in dock

                                        Being able to show app names in dock, maybe more space in dock.

                                        165 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix the way a locked desktop is handled

                                          Right now, whenever you lock the desktop and long press on anything, a "pop-up" is displayed telling you the desktop is locked. What I suggest, is that when you long press, get rid of that box. Instead, have a "toast notification" saying my Desktop is locked; it's far less intrusive; this is an issue for me because sometimes my phone will lag a little, and a regular press will constitute as a long press, thus, triggering the dialog box. I know my desktop is locked--I'm the one who did it. I would also suggest offering a "Nova Action" for unlocking…

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                                            14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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