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  Reply # 1104833 8-Aug-2014 12:47
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I would use it if it wasn't the weird Metservice widget alignment problem. Sticking with HTC Sense for now.

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  Reply # 1104869 8-Aug-2014 13:45

Dairyxox: Some of those touchwiz features are more gimmicks (like infinite scrolling). But thanks, its niceto know what im missing out on.

My question still stands though. Long pressing the home screen brings up settings. But the same does not work for the app draw, which I believe has different "options" to the home screen when the options button is pressed.

Interesting take - Infinite scrolling is essential to my use-case & workflow. I have three information-dense homescreens & find significant value in being able to access either of the other two with a single swipe from whichever I happen to be on. This as opposed to, for example, a five-screen setup on the Google Now launcher requiring four swipes to get to the last screen instead of one swipe in the other direction.

There are no settings for the Google Now launcher's app drawer. That's another place where infinite scroll would be useful - I was quickly frustrated by having to swipe, swipe, swipe to find the app I wanted to add to my homescreens, then swipe, swipe, swipe to find the next as the app drawer had reset to the first page.

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  Reply # 1109419 16-Aug-2014 10:26
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ive been using this launcher for about 2-3 weeks, i quite like it, clean, simple, no battery drain.

1 glitch thatscome up though, if i turn my phone off then back on later, certain apps have disappeared from my various home screens, this has happened about 4-5 times now.
I suspect its something to do with some apps being stored on my SD card & not in the phone memory - but it shouldnt do this, no other launcher ive tested has done this. Might be something they'll fix in an update.

other than that, its a nice launcher. I dont use Google Now near enough, but the fact that its always there, makes me opt to use it.

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  Reply # 1109461 16-Aug-2014 12:56
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One thing i dislike with Google launcher is its inability to change grid and icon size etc but easily rectified by using KK Launcher, it never seems to get any press but is basically a customizable version of Google launcher. With KK you can configure to left swipe google now to infinite scrolling/ long press home button to google now

If you like Google launcher in concept but require more tweak-ability then KK launcher will keep you happy

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