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Go Launcher EX guide


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  1. winterkater

    winterkater New Member

    I think if you uninstall it, you will get back the basic launcher.

    Is there any way to move the dock to the bottom of the screen in horizontal mode? Or is there any launcher which supports it? Thanks!

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  2. mxrider

    mxrider New Member

    Hi
    So this may not be possible, or it may be really simple and because I'm so new just don't have a clue. I have an icon pack (youeye zorsha design) that I love, but it's an mtz file for miui. Is there any way to convert it for Go Launcher Ex?
  3. Pixiefrogw

    Pixiefrogw Member

    They have changed the font settings and now most of the font packs I have don't show up anymore. It says to put 3rd party fonts in the /GOLauncher EX/fonts folder, how do you do this? I can't find where the third party fonts are, I've looked using both my pc and ASTRO. Can fonts that are phone only even be moved? I emailed the developer, no response. I have the HTC Droid Incredible running Gingerbread 2.3.4
  4. NSutherl

    NSutherl Well-Known Member

    I used Astro to do this, but you could do it with your phone mounted as a disk drive to your computer too.

    Copy and paste any fonts you want to use in GoLauncher into SDcard/GOLauncherEX/fonts folder (on your sd card). Then from your homescreen on your phone (if you are mounted as a disk drive, unmount first) do Menu > Preferences > Visual Settings > Font > Scan Font. This takes a minute. After it's done, hit Select Font and scroll to find the font you want. It changes the font of all text associated with GoLauncher (icon labels, menus, etc...)

    Hope this helps.
  5. sgosnell

    sgosnell Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to reorder the icons in a folder? I've tried, and haven't found a way. Now they are in the order they were added, and I want to order them alphabetically, or perhaps a custom order. I can't find any documentation on the Go Launcher site.
  6. NSutherl

    NSutherl Well-Known Member

    Open your app drawer, then

    Menu > Sorting > Alphabetical
  7. ryknow27

    ryknow27 New Member

    Quick question...Under Screen Settings/Dock Settings it doesn't give me the "Select Style" option. It just shows Dock Row and Loop Mode. I have a Nook Tablet rooted and it was there before when I first rooted it but after the OTA update I got the root back finally but now I can't make the Dock bar transparent like before. Any suggestions?:confused:
  8. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    If you are using the latest version of Go Launcher, dock backgrounds are in menu>preferences>visual settings>backgrounds
  9. John728

    John728 Active Member

    Here's a few more to add:

    Screen settings
    Desktop settings
    Grid size - the numbers refer to rows first and columns second, the opposite of what you would expect.
    4x4, 5x4, 5x5, and custom grids all stay the same when in landscape mode. For example, if you set it to 5 rows and 4 columns, it will have 5 rows and 4 columns in both portrait and landscape. This is pretty obnoxious because it squishes the icons together when I switch to landscape.

    App Drawer settings
    App drawer tab - the tab at the top of the app screen that shows "all", "recent", or "running"

    Grid size - the numbers refer to rows first and columns second, the opposite of what you would expect.
    4x4, 4x5, 5x4 switch to 3 rows and 6 columns when in landscape mode
    5x5 switches to 4 rows and 6 columns when in landscape mode
    Custom grids stay the same when in landscape mode. For example, if you set it to 5 rows and 4 columns, it will have 5 rows and 4 columns in both portrait and landscape.

    Effects
    App Drawer
    Enter transition - this is the transition when entering or exiting the app drawer.

    Operation Settings
    Screen Orientation
    Keep vertical (disable keyboard) - this keeps the home screen and app screen from rotating when you slide out a physical keyboard. It doesn't affect any other screens and it doesn't actually disable the keyboard.

    Notes
    Here's an important note. With the stock launcher, you press the "contacts" icon from the home screen and it takes you to the contacts, where the contacts menu is at the top ("Contacts", "Groups", "History", and "Activities"). Using Go Launcher EX, you hit the contacts icon from the home screen and it takes you to the screen but without this menu. If you hit "back", the menu appears. I almost uninstalled this software because I couldn't figure out how to get to my groups!

    In the app screen, when you hit the menu key, "settings" takes you to Go Launcher EX settings. In the home screen, when you hit the menu key, "preferences" takes you to Go Launcher EX settings. "Settings" takes you to phone settings. I must have hit the wrong key 50 times.
  10. UssjTrunks

    UssjTrunks Well-Known Member

    The question was referring to sorting apps in folders, not the app drawer, which to my knowledge cannot be done yet.
  11. masmidow

    masmidow New Member

    I found a great pack of 75 free fonts that you can use in GO Launcher.

    It's called Font SMS (Pro) by Starrlite.

    See it here on the Android Market:

    market.android.com/details?id=trendboards.fontsms.pro

    Hope this helps the people who couldn't find any fonts before.
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  12. PSR12

    PSR12 Member

  13. Skilover

    Skilover Member

    I don't have "theme settings". Running v 2.75 which is the latest on a Samsung 10.1 tab. Also, for the life of me, I cannot get the dock to rotate into landscape. There is nothing at all that controls this that I can find. THis would make the launcher useless, and I've used it on my phones for years. The one thing I will say, is it makes the tab much less Tab-like, and more phone like compared to ADW which has more of a true Tab version.
  14. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    They changed it again. Its now under "visual settings>backgrounds".

    Anyway, the dock doesn't really rotate into landscape. It stays there but the icons rotate.

    One thing I can say, the developers really read your suggestions. I suggest asking for a "tablet optimized" version for the dock. There was one time when I asked help for a specific bug for a certain Go app (note that there were no complaints about the bug in the market) and a week later they had a new update which addressed it. So I would suggest using the feedback option in the preferences menu. Personally, after handling my friend's new tablet, I prefer holding them in portrait, but that's relative.
  15. iamBluez

    iamBluez New Member

    Hi! I'm using an LG Optimus One and I just want to ask in case I want to switch back to my old home application, how will I do it?

    Thanks. :)
  16. golfnut

    golfnut Member

    i downloaded a few .ttf fonts to the fonts folder, but they don't show up in settings.......does it not recognize ttf fonts? what type of font does it need?
  17. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    What do you want to change, the system fonts? You don't just slap on fonts like that. They have to be installed into the system. You need an app for that.
  18. kavik

    kavik New Member

    I really need some help, trying to turn on the popup quick menu, because right now I just get the options to replace/rename/delete with a long press. I can't find the quick popup menu tab to enable it. It is supposed to be under the "operations" tab/folder, but I can't locate "operations" tab anywhere.

    Under preferences, the gesture settings are their own tab and not under operations. It's driving me crazy? What am I doing wrong??
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  19. UssjTrunks

    UssjTrunks Well-Known Member

    It only seems works with apps on your home screen, not in the app drawer.

    If you still don't see it, make sure that you are on the latest version of Go Launcher.
  20. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    This guide is very old, and truthfully not useful anymore since the menu isn't structured that way anymore.

    Now you were looking for these features right?
    That popup you are getting with replace/rename/delete IS the quick popup menu.

    1. Change icons: long press icon>replace. This will open another popup asking if you want to replace the icon with the default icon, a theme icon or a custom icon.
    2. Change displayed names: long press icon>rename
    3. Remove from homescreen: long press icon>delete
    4. Uninstall apps: On latest GO Launcher version, long press icon>uninstall
    5. Resize widgets: long press a widget>resize
    6. Remove a widget: long press a widget>delete

    The menu in preferences became redundant if they leave it there, because you can just long press everything and they have they're own quick pop up menu. Basically, you're already seeing the quick popup menu, but for some reason, I don't know why you did not understand that.
  21. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    I am having a problem with one of the go lock screens. I am using the one where you can slide to open texts. But it opens the stock messaging app. I don't use that. I use go sms. Does anyone know how to make it open the go sms app instead?
  22. Ambrose007

    Ambrose007 New Member

    I love this launcher it works great on my kindle fire but can somebody tell me can you create icons that link to websites like this forum for one?

    B.
  23. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Make bookmarks on your browser, then add them to the screen
  24. Ambrose007

    Ambrose007 New Member

    Hate to be the noob here but ummm how?
  25. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Assuming you are using the default browser:
    open a website>menu button>add bookmark>choose whatever selections you want for it>ok

    Then go to homescreen>longpress empty space>select shortcuts on the menu>bookmarks>choose the bookmark you want to put on homescreen.

    This works on ALL launchers.

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