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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rcyphermd, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
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    I have the pixel 3xl. Is there a way to use nova launcher to change the fonts without rooting?
    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    You can use Nova launcher without rooting on any phone. I use it on my unrooted Moto X4
     
  3. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    How do you change the fonts using nova?
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Hmmm... ...your right. I can't seem to find how to change the font. :thinking:
     
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  5. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Can't find fonts setting in my Nova Prime.
     
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  6. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

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  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Silly me, I use Nova mainly as is because I like it, but I knew there were a bunch of customizations. I just assumed font was one of them. :oops:
     
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  8. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Nope, I really do not like Novas interface, why they must make up different words for what they really mean?
     
  9. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Stock Nova might not have custom fonts setting, but you should try different Nova themes, they usually come with style customization and icons.
     
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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Since Nova is a launcher its themes can only change fonts on the desktop and app drawer, since those are the things that Nova provides. No launcher can change fonts system-wide (i.e. in Settings, other apps): if the ROM doesn't provide that (which a Pixel ROM won't) you cannot do it, or at least not without root.
     
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  11. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
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    I reached out to pixel support, and they said to get an app from the play store to do it. Any suggestions? Many have bad reviews with ads
     
  12. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    The only way you can truly accomplish this system wide is with root access. For example, on a rooted phone you can install a Magisk module that can change fonts system wide from many fonts to choose from.

    Some phones come stock with a few fonts to choose from. These are usually phones like LG that come with a very modified version of android. It would be under settings/display/font type.

    The Pixel comes with stock android. I believe stock android does not have extra fonts to choose from.
     
  13. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Try HTC Sense 8 launcher, I didn't use Sense launcher on other phones but on my HTC 10 I can change the fonts for one of the themes. I had lot of fun with it until I switch to Nova.
     
  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Launchers deal with themes so as stated above no system wide font changes. But I have used that non-rooting app.
    Let me check my notes...
     
  15. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
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    Thanks for checking if there is an app that is safe that does that :)
     
  16. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
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    I could not find that launcher. Do you have a link? Thanks!
     
  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    It was iFont (Expert of Fonts) but it had a lot of ads when using it.
    Not what you want.
     
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The actual HTC launcher will only work on a HTC device. I don't know whether anyone has tried to make a port which doesn't rely on the HTC Sense framework.
     
  19. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    OP: Said this about a few months ago too. Its alright though.
     
  20. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

  21. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    That was the way Sense launcher used to be, but I've read that from version 8 it will be a standalone app and will work across devices, only some special features actually require an HTC phone.
     
  22. Silvarro

    Silvarro Newbie

    Wait for Android 10/Q to come around. Rumor has it that might be adding the ability to change the font in that version.
     
  23. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    any idea when that is being released?
     
  24. Silvarro

    Silvarro Newbie

    I expect this to be around Q3 of this year. Google pretty much always releases a new version of Android around that time.
     
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