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  1. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    Just wondering if anyone knows if it's possible?

    Thing is, I have the windy weather live wallpaper taken from a Galaxy S3 and although it's great, I would rather it didn't scroll when sliding home screens (it doesn't on the S3).

    I would rather not use a launcher app to do this as it seems overkill but I have tried Nova and Apex but they both have big issues on the N7 (Nova has a strange wire frame box thing when scrolling and Apex has a honeycomb/tablet style persistent search bar that I can't change).

  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    In apex, you need to go to: Apex Settings >> Homescreen Settings >> Hide Element >> Show Persistant Search Bar. You won't be able to remove it like you would a normal widget.
  3. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    Yea but I want the persistent search bar, just that I want the Jelly Bean style one like stock N7 instead of the weird one :)

    if I disable it and add the widget it's just no the same. Not that I'm OCD or anything...
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I see what you mean.

    Well, I don't have my Nexus 7 yet :)(), but the apex one looks pretty darn identical to the Jellybean one to me. You can switch between the ICS and Jellybean style search bars though, so if yours is set to ICS that might explain why it looks different. The option to switch styles is just below the one I mentioned in my last post.
  5. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    The screenshots look identical and most of it does once running, just that weird search bar.
    The option to change search bars only applies to the widget you can add, not the persistent one.

    Nova launcher looks identical to Jelly Bean and has the "proper" search bar but the wire frame box thing seems to affect a few Nexus 7 users otherwise I would go for that.
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Sorry, I don't think I follow. This is apex running on my phone (left) compared to a screenshot taken from the homescreen thread:


    Do you mean they behave differently when you actually click on them to use them?
  7. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    Yes, that looks how it SHOULD look but it's not how it looks on the nexus. I can only assume it is running differently on the nexus because it's a tablet, I dunno.

    I've added a screenshot:
  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Right, gotcha. Yeah, you're right, it must be acting differently because it knows it's on a tablet. That's a shame.

    Unfortunately I'm all out of ideas then. I don't think you'll have much luck trying to get the stock launhcer to do what you want if it doesn't have the option already built in.

    Maybe it would be worth shooting the Apex or Nova devs an email about your issues. I imagine nova would work out a fix if that graphical issue is widespread.
  9. jds4000

    jds4000 Well-Known Member

    Purchase Nova Launcher Prime for $4. All of your customization issues will be solved! A few features include disable wallpaper scrolling, change the grid layout, auto rotate the home screen, BLACK persistent search bar and so on and so forth. The app is a MUST buy.
  10. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    Nova IS brilliant but for the wireframe box. It has been mentioned in an xda thread that it is a bug so it's unlikely paying for the full version would solve it.
  11. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    You'll be glad to hear that the beta version of the new update has the Apex loading the phone UI (with the search bar style you want) on the N7.

    [APP] Apex Launcher Beta (Android 4.0+) - xda-developers

    It lets you fix the wallpaper in place too, although I didn't try a live wallpaper.
  12. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member

    Yes I read something to that effect but glad to have it confirmed.
    I will be giving it another go :)
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Yeah, I just installed it and it works :)

    Unfortunately for me, I preferred it the old way, but oh well :p

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