Update to Nova Launcher Beta Brings Normalized Icon Sizes and More

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  1. DroidModderX

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    The easiest and quickest way to bring a stock look and feel to an Android device with an OEM skin is to add the tried and true Nova Launcher. Many launchers came before and even after, but Nova has been the cream that has risen to the top. They have been able to stay relevant with updates bringing new features to their launcher all the time. The latest update rolling out to the beta version of the launcher brings quite a few new features. New features are listed below.

    • 4.1.0-beta1 Sept 15
    • Normalize Icon Size – Nova Settings – Look and Feel – Normalize icon size
    • Marshmallow, and Marshmallow grayscale style search bar – Nova Settings – Desktop – Persistent Search Bar, or Long-press in empty space – Widgets – Nova Launcher – Quick Search Bar
    • Runtime permissions on Marshmallow
    • Optimizations and bug fixes
    Head to the Play Store and grab the update now!

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    I thought this was only a beta update so far? Did I miss them making it official?
     
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    I had to join the beta on G+ . Has that changed?

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    No, that should be what you need. I just realized that this OP does say that it's the beta that has the features, so now I feel silly. I skimmed everything until I got to the bullets. Title makes it sound like this has come to the "stable" release of the app. My bad.
     
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    Any screenshots of the new beta features? I purchased Nova Prime years ago and like it but don't currently use it... It looks a bit dated to me, doesn't have as much polish as some of the others... My N6 is actually just using Google Now at the moment, as none of the other ones are really impressing me these days... The launcher world seems to have either stagnated, or they spend so much time with 100 pages of settings so that you can adjust every icon's DPI on the notification bar, that it just isn't for me...
     
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    With all the discussions in many different threads where Samsung TouchWiz is said to be such a hog, does switching to a custom launcher eliminate TouchWiz, or is still lurking underneath?
    @SquireSCA, I hear you. I played with free ones a couple years ago, and it was neat for a while, but after it becoming "normal" a few days later, the thrill was gone, so I quit using any.

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    Yeah, and the ones that are really cool with lots of eye candy, don't seem to work as well...
     
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