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  1. Money_Mark

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    How is everyone using their edge panel? What are some if the functions they have been enjoying with it? Any pros/cons of it so far?

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    I got my phone 2 days ago, and is currently on 2 weeks leave from work so I still haven't really taken it through its paces. Although I do have the tools edge up, since I do use a ruler and pen light/torch a lot, so those may get some usage. Then I have apps edge with a few quick reference apps in there (qx calculate, pedz and quick lab ref, will add more as needed). Then I have quick contacts, S Planner and My Places. So far though, haven't put the edge panels through its paces yet for real world usability.
     
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    I only use it to launch some recently used apps, when i'm already in another app, which you can't do from the dock or homepage unless you go back to the homepage. So I guess i'm using it in place of the old quick launch toolbox. It's a bit gimmicky to be honest. I do like the edge lighting for favourite contacts though.
     
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    I dont even use the edge panel. Only reason I got the edge version was because it was bigger. Coming from the Note 3, it was less smaller than the normal S7 version and I didn't want this new phone to feel "tiny".
     
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    i really use the edge panel and im coming from from a lumia 950 and before that lumias so for me its all new and good. i just have the most used apps on the panel and i have the transparency of the icon of the edge that you need to swipe nearly invisable so its quite hidden too.
    i have browser/ emails/my cctv cameras/ excel/ memo/photo gallery /waze/ whatsapp/calculator.
    these are all apps i use most and dont have them in the apps folders. i like a miminal home screen aswell and even within the folder not masses of apps. i think its really useful and love it, i have the edge screen icon low on the bottom right so easy to swipe with my thumb.

    noticed i cant get the custom icons to work on the edge panel though, is that the same with all the themes?
     

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    Custom icons from Samsung themes work on my edge panel
     
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    did you have to do anything to get them to work, ive tried several icon packs and they are not working.
     
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    Icon packs from Play Store won't work. Only icons that come with the themes from the Galaxy Apps store, or the ones you get when you go to settings>themes>download
     
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    He means if you apply a theme from the Samsung theme store, the icons in that theme will work. Another icon pack for a launcher will not.
     
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    Icons work in the apps edge though, if you add your own shortcuts.
     

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge launched in 2016 and was one of two of Samsung's flagship devices. The S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 323GB of storage, and 12MP main camera sensor.

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