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  1. Add option to change font and font size

    It would be great if users could use their own fonts. Also, ability to change font size is a must.

    Basically this and not being able to rearrange apps in drawer are the only two reasons why I'm still not buying the Prime version.

    The moment this is implemented in an update, I will immediately buy what will undoubtedly become THE best launcher available in Play Store.

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option for automatically hide apps in the drawer if they used on the start screen

      Would be a nice feature if all apps in the drawer are hidden automatically if they have a link on one of the start screens. In fact i do this all the time manually to keep the overview of all of my apps,.

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        7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let us change to the look of the old Nova without downloading v3.3.

        I don't really care all that much for Material Design, and I'm considering changing to Apex. I think we should also have more settings, because it seems like some are missing (height/width margin, tablet UI mode, etc.)

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          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Gaussian blur to app drawer background

          I have the transparent navigation buttons on my nexus 4 and instead I blur the wallpaper here to make it look nicer, be awesome to see the same blur applied to the background of the app drawer like background in ios7's folders. :)

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            4 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatic theme based on android's palette api.

            Now that we have palette api it would be cool for nova launcher to use it for automatic theming of folder/drawer backgrounds and overscroll effects.

            It is a very simple feature that provides such a big UI refresh(also, it is insanely-easy to implement!) :D

            No more boring white folders!

            177 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Custom sorting in App Drawer

              please make alphabet and custom sorting!!

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                7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 177 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More logical animations in the Nova UI

                  Dear Developer!

                  Your Nova Launcher Prime is my favorite launcher.
                  Congratulations!

                  I have a suggestion. May I?

                  In the "Nova actions" section, replace the "show previews" action animation from "zoom in" to "ZOOM OUT" please!
                  And the nova action - open app drawer effect meant to be a "zoom in".
                  It is the only one frustrating thing in Nova Launcher Prime for me.
                  Can you replace it please?

                  In my opinion, animations in the UI are not just because to be fancy or cool looking.
                  Thay have a psychological part to!
                  They can show the brain that "where am I…

                  174 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Effects and Animations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New Transitions for the home screen/app drawer

                    I would like to see new animations based on those of popular OEM UI's. The best and most intuitive (In my opinion) are those from Cm 10.1's Trebuchet launcher and the effects from Lg's UI 3.0. Many people look to Nova to recreate stock experiences, and these animations would certainly boost an already robust selection.

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                      1 comment  ·  Effects and Animations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dock icon reflection

                      Kinda like ADW Ex, where the dock icons have a slight reflection under them. Would look awesome with reflection soft keys for those who use them

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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Disable overscroll

                        Ability to disable the glowing overscroll-effect when reaching the last homescreen.

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                          5 comments  ·  Effects and Animations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add elastic scrolling and speed scrolling

                          Add an option for elastic scrolling and option for speed scrolling.

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                            9 comments  ·  Effects and Animations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Icon names in dock

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

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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…

                              156 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a shutters like popup widget feature.

                                  The ability to swipe up from an icon and a widget opens up in a window, similar to popup widget and shutters feature in action launcher. Great feature that Nova Launcher should have IMHO.

                                  144 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix fingerprint compability

                                    It's not an idea, it's a bug. Ever since the the latest Samsung firmware update, the fingerprint scanner doesn't work anymore when locking the device with a Nova Launcher gesture.

                                    Example: I lock my phone by swiping up from the home screen (that's a Nova Laucher gesture). When trying to unlock the phone, it prompts you to either enter the passcode or the password you've set. The fingerprint doesn't work anymore.

                                    When locking the device with the physical lock button there are no issues, the unlock via fingerprint works as a charm.

                                    I've read of several people on Reddit that…

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                                      9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Intercept actions like "double tap homebutton", "tap homebutton and then quickly back-button" etc. for custom shortcuts

                                      This would provide functionality like this app does: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eikatou0.appspot.home2shortcut

                                      I think it would be a great unique selling point if this was integrated in the launcher.

                                      Usage scenarios / examples:
                                      1. Launch Google Now voice search via homebutton double tap (useful for devices which do not have this feature by default).
                                      2. Launch a floating app like AirCalc (calculator) from within any other app by pressing homebutton -> menubutton (quickly). This can be very handy.

                                      It would not require an additional app running in the background as Android's "default home app" (this is the case when using "Home2 shortcut" mentioned…

                                      143 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • show previews animation

                                        This is a little hard to explain but I'll do my best.

                                        Change the animation of the show previews function to fit better with the pinch gesture.

                                        At the moment the current screen fades out and the smaller screen previews zoom in.

                                        The current screen should instead zoom out (since its a pinch gesture) with a smoother transition to the preview screens

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                                          9 comments  ·  Effects and Animations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • … to add the ability to bind desktop icons not to grid, but to the physical orientation of screen.

                                          Yes, you're right: two differend kinds of settings to one desktop screen is bad for UXp. But there is no actual need in such cardinal modification.

                                          Just provide in desktop settings a checkbox for attaching desktop icons not to a regular desktop grid, but to physical orientation of screen.

                                          I'll try to make myself more clear.

                                          Portrait and landscape layouts on smartphones are not equal: portrait generally is much more convenient. I'm not talking about tablets today.
                                          So, if you have 12 icons on desktop with 3×4 / 4×3 grid, you have them arranged like:
                                          |123|
                                          |456|
                                          |789|
                                          |ABC|
                                          (portrait)…

                                          142 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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