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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marktobes, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. marktobes

    marktobes Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I had been experiencing occasional homescreen lag since the JB update (I also use the Lonely Tree LWP which could cause some lag). Decided to switch to Nova Launcher today and wow... lag completely gone. Highly recommend trying it out if JB is still acting lag for you.

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  2. ORD84

    ORD84 Well-Known Member

    I tried using a different launcer and every single one that I tried Go, and Nova had the same issue...either the launcher created it's own tray icons for me to use (GOlauncher) or it just removed ALL the tray icons Nova...

    this of course happened when I went to bed so I couldn't call in to work 30 minutes before to report tardy because the wifey decided to turn off my alarm...
  3. marktobes

    marktobes Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I used the import function in Nova to grab settings from the default launcher. Worked almost flawlessly, just had to re-add the widgets to the screen.
  4. ORD84

    ORD84 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I did that as well lemme know if your tray icons disappear please
  5. hansangb

    hansangb Android Enthusiast

    Nova imported mine just fine. Had place holders on the home pages for the widgets to add them back in as well. Couldn't recommend Nova any more.
  6. pegs520

    pegs520 Well-Known Member

    I got rid of the tray icons entirely, so I can't comment on that.

    But I do love everything else about Nova. It's so smooth, and very rarely does it get the jitters (as opposed to stock, which did every time you exit an app).

    I love the customization, too - overlapping widgets and icons, along with being able to change icons and grid size is so clutch.
  7. rankman

    rankman Well-Known Member

    Nova launcher works great guys thanks! Wish circle widgets would work though but I do have beautiful widgets which works just as well.
  8. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Android Enthusiast

    + 1 here for Nova as well. I use it with HD Widgets and some of the stock widgets as well. Very smooth and I love the cube transistions. I also like making folders that show four app icons in the folder cover. I never did like the circle folders with stacked app icons. I haven't played at all with re-sizing or overlapping widgets. I also really like the scrolling tray. I have yet to program or use any gestures though (I eventually upgraded to Nova Prime).
  9. vikingjunior

    vikingjunior Well-Known Member

    Its kind of sad you have to download 3rd party apps to solve the JB lag.
  10. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Nova smoother then Apex?
  11. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    To me Apex feels a little smoother than Nova, but Nova is faster in transition in default scroll speed setting. But if you set the minimum scrolling speed to 10 in Apex setting, Apex moves at incredibly fast speed. I am using Holo launcher HD now and it's very smooth. Feels even smoother than Apex and love tablet style transition.
  12. dhbuckley

    dhbuckley Well-Known Member

    What are "tray icons"?
  13. hansangb

    hansangb Android Enthusiast

    The icons at the bottom. The ones you see no matter what home screen you're one. Actually, in Nova, you can make the tray icons so that you can swipe it left or right to get more icons (independent of the home screen)

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