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  1. Make the homescreen previews larger / bigger

    There is a lot of unused screen space on the home screen preview page and the previews are MUCH smaller than they could be. On smaller phones you really can't see what's on each screen very well. Please use the current unused screen space to make them bigger. In Apex launcher the screen previews are much larger and more usable.

    You could even eliminate the (+) at 9 screens and could display 8 screens in a 2-3-3 layout such that the (+) doesn't get in the way. This part is just an idea of implementing though. Reducing the border size…

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    • Animate after an app completely loads

      Simply proposing a toggle that would allow an app to load past it's splash screen before actually transitioning into the app from the desktop/app drawer/folder/dock. This can be seen in some MIUI devices (don't quote me on that).

      Android apps do not follow any design rules when it comes to splash screen, hence by implementing this - it could just bring us closer to making our themed systems look more unified and/or to simply unsee unwanted or unfavourable splash screens.

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        • Note Edge

          Allow Custom Icons on the Edge Panel / Folders within the Edge Panel.

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          • Horizontal Scrolling in Folders

            We already have vertical scrolling in folders, so if possible, horizontal scrolling would be much appreciated.

            Thanks!

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            • Please add support for Gmail labels.

              I am using 2 mailaccounts in the Gmail app. One native Gmail account, one Exchange account. Tesla Unread can only show unread notifications on the Gmail icon in the drawer or on the homescreen. But i am using shortcuts to Gmail labels to start the Gmail app with the right account / inbox. Please add support for the Gmail shortcut / labels.

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              • Stop showing hidden apps in app search!!

                Every single hidden app, for ex. Samsung Hub (or things like that), is not hidden in app search.
                I type "s" and guess what I see? - Samsung Hub.
                I am going mad about it.
                Please add option to hide apps from app search.

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                • Custom grid size in folders.

                  Title is mostly self-explanatory, but the basic concept of the idea is to eliminate needless scrolling for people who have a folder with one app our of sight or those who need to scroll a lot.

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                  • Remove Soft Keys and Navigation Bar

                    Remove Soft Keys and Navigation Bar at the Bottom When Other Apps Enable Immersion Mode (Immersion Mode). Other apps have the ability to remove soft keys(Navigation bar; back, home, recent apps) and when they are activated Nova Launcher should adjust the app dock and other parts of the launcher such as the app drawer to compensate and move everything downward like on the Google Now Launcher and possibly other Launchers as well. The apps already work within in Nova Launcher, the only problem is Nova Launcher doesn't try to fit the screen to replace the empty space left behind by…

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                    • password protect of folders

                      I think there's no way to protect a folder to be opened, is there? So password or gesture protect folder would be very welcomed.

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                      • Buy Prime without Google Play

                        I am one of many users that don't have Google Play installed (I'm using a custom rom and I don't want Google Play on it)
                        It would be nice if I could purchase Nova Prime without the Play Store

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                        • Folder/App locker

                          Please add the ability to lock apps and/or group apps into folders and lock the folders please. I believe this would be very beneficial to a lot of people.

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                          • Setting colors and night mode

                            I sugest you insert more option to set the colors of setting nova menu... Why only Red? Why Red?
                            And also... in night mode can you preview a really black background?
                            We always speak about saving battery.... black is perfect for amoled screen!!!

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                            • kill all apps function

                              Have a button to kill all the apps running. Like a task manager

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                              • Flashlght toggle within the gesture options.

                                Allow the launcher to use the LED flash as a flashlight, preferably as a gesture.

                                Some OEM versions of Android *cough*Samsung pre-S6*cough* do not have it in the quick settings toggle menu and having it as a gesture is one less step of turning it on.

                                I'm aware of the widget within Samsung phones. It's just a bit awkward, untidy and sometimes to big for the home screen.

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                                • Adjust swipe sensitivity

                                  The swipe sensitivity of this launcher is questionable. What I mean is swiping between homescreens and dock screens. I have to swipe with big sweeping motions covering a huge chunk of the screen. With today's large phones it's getting harder and harder to swipe all the way across a screen. Small swipes in other launchers such as Go, Holo, and Apex are able to trigger swiping to the next screen.

                                  Unfortunately on Nova I find it trying to fling to the next screen but then jumping back because I didn't swipe far enough.

                                  Being able to customize this would be…

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                                  • Add Tesla unread count for nine email app

                                    Nine exchange is by far the best email app.. Just wish that it could show the unread count in Tesla.!

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                                    • Home Screen Preview AFTER latest update (May 2015)

                                      With the latest update, I am VERY disappointed with the change to the home screen previews feature. Before the update, the home screen preview brought up a single screen with each home screen shown, any one of which was just a single touch away. Now the preview is just a smaller replica of the normal horizontal scrolling home screens. Why would I bring up a preview to then scroll left or right to choose the home screen I want? No one would as it would be more efficient to just scroll left/right on the home screen. So you've completely defeated…

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                                      • Option to press home button to return to last app when on default homescreen

                                        Often I'll be in an app and want to check my homescreen for the weather or other widgets and quickly return to the app I was in. This proposed option would let me go from my music player, to checking the weather, and back to my music player in 2 taps of the home button.

                                        I assume this could be achieved by creating a Nova Launcher Action that returns you to the last foreground app and allowing this new action to be selected as an option for the home button action.

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                                        • Multiple Swipe Directions on Folders / Application Icon

                                          It would be amazing if I could select actions on folders based on swipe direction (this could be useful for some applications also). I have some folders with 4 important apps grouped. It would be great if I could swipe left, right, up and down to launch them. It would save opening the folder for the more essential applications.

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