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  1. 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.

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      20 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bug Report: I just updated my Vzw Galaxy S5 to Lollipop and using an gesture to pull down the notification bar no longer works

      I just updated my Vzw Galaxy S5 to Lollipop and using an gesture to pull down the notification bar no longer works.

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      • Gestures

        More Gestures for Screen Capture and Power Off Menu.

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        • Please add more options to Folder background.

          I'll really appreciate if you would be able to change the folder's icon background color and transparency instead of the current black color. Also the ability to customize the shape with more options (i.e: the square folder type like in xperia phones, LG, samsung etc)

          351 votes
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            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inception Folders (Folders in Folders)

            Allow folders within folders.

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            • Night Mode: Complete Black-Option

              - Amoled battery-save
              - Better contrast

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              • Shortcut to drawer groups tab

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

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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…

                  332 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Kids Mode & Guest Mode

                    Turned ON by taping the shortcut.
                    Turn OFF by taping icon and enter the password.
                    Option to make Kids Mode or Guest Mode default when device is turned on.

                    Few desktops for icons & widgets, different wallpaper.
                    Everything else especially settings is hidden.
                    Option to lock appearance (that child can't move anything)

                    326 votes
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                      • Individual Profiles - switchable work/home/outdoors.

                        Would it be at all possible to have individual profiles and be able to switch between 'profiles' for example with a home profile you have say TV guide widget, photo album widget, certain wallpaper etc and on the work profile you might have say Calendar Widget, Email widget, alternative wallpaper etc so basically it switches between two backups according to which profile is chosen.

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                          16 comments  ·  General  ·  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 →
                          • App & Widget sorting

                            The ability to sort apps & widgets in the drawer (alphabetical, install time).

                            [edit]
                            The original posting had 4 different feature requests in one posting. I've edit it to only the only mentioned in the title (sorting). You are welcome to create separate requests for, Folders in drawer, Hiding apps from the drawer, and disabling swiping between apps and widgets.
                            -Kevin
                            [/edit]

                            280 votes
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                            • Disable App Drawer Button Feedback

                              Please add an option to disable the vibration that happens when we press the app drawer button.

                              271 votes
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                              • Allow long-press in drawer for uninstall, group or app information when the desktop is locked.

                                When the desktop is locked, long-pressing apps in the drawer does nothing. It would be convenient to have the usual feature available so that uninstalling apps or killing apps is easier.

                                264 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  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 →
                                  • Allow Lock Screen function to be unlocked by fingerprint

                                    On the Nexus 6P, using a gesture assigned to Screen Lock makes it so that the lock screen can only be unlocked by the primary method, such as a pattern or PIN. It would be very helpful if it could also be unlocked by fingerprint (if the device has it enabled)

                                    260 votes
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                                    • Gestures

                                      More Gestures for Screen Capture and Power Off Menu.

                                      Thanks,

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                                      • 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 →
                                        • More Gestures

                                          More Gestures for Screen Capture and Power Off Menu

                                          258 votes
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