The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of android customization is the launcher. There is no scarcity when it comes to android launchers in the Google Playstore. And Nova launcher is one of the most popular launchers and also the most useful one which has a lot of customization options. Now if you are among the users who use this android launcher there I am going to share with you some interesting tricks.
There is a hidden labs menu in the launcher which features some experimental features. To enable this the user have to press the volume button for a few seconds in the settings page of the launcher. After this, they can find the labs menu in the settings page. Users can check out various experimental features like upside down screen, big grid size, Gmail unread etc.
If the users want, they can also disable this labs menu by pressing volume button in the launcher’s settings page.
Weather info in Google search bar:
This is a pretty useful feature which saves a lot of space on your screen as you can just include the weather on your search bar. First of all, open the Nova settings page and then head to labs menu, then enable the option “allow weather in search bar”. Then open the Nova settings again and go to “Desktop” and then open “search bar style” option and then select “weather”. That is it once you are done with these settings you can find the weather right in your Google search bar.
Change icons of specific apps:
You may be very well aware of the fact that it is pretty easy to change the icons of the apps using icon packs, but it is not known to all that we can actually change the icons of specific apps that we need. All you need to do is just keep on pressing on the icon and then click on edit. Then tap on the icon of the app and now you can select from various built-in icon or icons from the various icon packs that you have installed or custom images from your gallery. Select the icon you want and then just tap on done.
Prevent any home screen changes:
Everyone has this concern about their home screen when they happened to give the phone to someone and they may mess up with their very well customized screen. Don’t worry there is a simple solution in Nova launcher where the users can lock the desktop using these simple steps.
Nova Settings>Desktop>Advanced>Lock Desktop
Instead of these amazingly useful features the Nova launcher prime users will have some more interesting features like swipe actions, hiding the apps, double tap to screen lock. Thus these are some of the interesting tricks that everyone must try.