9 Hidden Nova Launcher Tricks – Nova Launcher is one of the most popular Android launchers with more than 10 million downloads and an average score of 4.6 stars on Google Play. Even now, with the maturity in terms of Android optimization and custom interfaces manufacturers, a lot of users are betting on this application.
we will get deeper into this launcher and show nova launcher tricks that are more hidden in the settings so you can further customize your smartphone.
Activates and deactivates the ‘Lab’ menu
1st Nova Launcher Trick – The ‘Lab’ menu has few options that are hidden, but for this you have to make it visible. It’s really easy to enable this menu, you just have to go to the Nova settings and press the volume down button. If you want to hide it again, you have to press and hold the volume up button.
Weather information in the Google search bar
2nd Nova Launcher Trick – If you do not want to install a weather widget and the launcher itself does not let you use the native widgets of your mobile, you can activate in Nova Launcher using this trick. To do this, in the Nova settings, enter ‘Lab’, and enable the switch that says ‘Allow weather in search bar’ . If you have the Google bar on the desktop, it will also show you the weather information.
Sliding Application Actions (Premium)
3rd Nova Launcher Trick – You may want to open an application over an application that is different. To do this click on the icon of the app, in the menu that is shown click on ‘Options of the icon’, then in ‘Edit’ and, in the box that shows, in ‘Action when sliding’ . Choose the action you want it to do between the three tabs and exit the panel.
Change application icons
4th Nova Launcher Trick – You may not like the default icon of the application , but do not worry, because you can easily change it. Click on the icon, touch ‘Icon Options’ or, if it does not appear, Click on ‘Edit’, then click on the image of the app and choose the one you like. If you have packages of themes installed, it will also let you choose from that icons.
Create hidden folders (Premium)
5th Nova Launcher Trick – Do you want any of your folders to only display one icon and leave the rest hidden? If yes, click on a folder and choose the ‘Slide to open folder’ option . From now on, if you click , the application that you have configured in ‘Action to click’ will open , whereas if you slide, you will see the apps that the folder contains.
Create tabs in the app drawer
6th Nova Launcher Trick – If you really want to have your application drawer well organized, Nova Launcher allows you to do it. In the launcher settings enter ‘Applications’ and change the ‘Tab bar’ switch. Then scroll down until you find the ‘Drawer Groups’ option and click the plus symbol in the new tab menu. Choose the apps you want to appear in the new tab and enjoy.
Create folders in the application drawer
7th Nova Launcher Trick – If you just want to organize your application drawer by folders, it’s easy. Simply follow the path marked in the previous section, but when you enter ‘Drawer Groups’, in the tabs , click on ‘Folders’ . Add folders by clicking the upper right icon, name each folder and it will instantly appear in your apps drawer.
Lock home screen
8th Nova Launcher Trick – In case you are going to lend the mobile to someone, or just as a precaution, you can block the home screen so that nobody modifies it without your permission. To do this, in the Nova settings, go down to ‘Advanced’ and, in the new menu that is displayed, change the ‘Lock desktop’ switch .
To unlock it you must click on the padlock that will appear when you want to change something on the home screen. In addition, you can choose whether you want to automatically lock it again every time you leave Nova Launcher or turn off the screen.
9th Nova Launcher Trick – If it bothers you that the folders shows your background, you can make them transparent very easily. Just go to the Nova settings, enter ‘Folders’ and where you put ‘Wallpaper’ change the transparency to 100% in the bottom bar. This way you will only see the application icons.
These Nova launcher tricks will make your use of the most popular Android launcher more personal, making it practically different from the configuration of another user with Nova. Feel free to share some hidden Nova launcher options that we have not mentioned here.
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