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By ali_bobo, Junior Member on 28th January 2014, 11:43 AM
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Hi All

I am new here, recently rooted and installed the CM11 ROM

So far so good. Just wondering however.

The Icons and overall feel of the OS seems very large to me, and in some icons even pixalated (Instagram app)

Is this normal?

Also when I rotate the tab into landscape the text from the apps are cut off, its like it doesnt fit onto the page.

Do i need to install a launcher such as Apex?or GPE?

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28th January 2014, 01:37 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by ali_bobo

Hi All

I am new here, recently rooted and installed the CM11 ROM

So far so good. Just wondering however.

The Icons and overall feel of the OS seems very large to me, and in some icons even pixalated (Instagram app)

Is this normal?

Also when I rotate the tab into landscape the text from the apps are cut off, its like it doesnt fit onto the page.

Do i need to install a launcher such as Apex?or GPE?

Thanks

hi, when you rotate into landscape the letters are indeed cut off, this is a bug of cyanogen and i believe that they ll fix it sometime. If you want smaller icons long press on desktop screen, select settings and change the number of rows and columns. If you select bigger number the icons will become smaller and i managed to see the whole text of icons with a particular number of rows and columns.
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hi, when you rotate into landscape the letters are indeed cut off, this is a bug of cyanogen and i believe that they ll fix it sometime. If you want smaller icons long press on desktop screen, select settings and change the number of rows and columns. If you select bigger number the icons will become smaller and i managed to see the whole text of icons with a particular number of rows and columns.

Thanks for your help
Do you mind me asking which row and columns you have?

I installed KK launcher just to see if there would be a difference.
And there is a massive difference. The icons are much more crisp and smooth and smaller.

Not sure if its just my ROM.
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Do you mind me asking which row and columns you have?

I installed KK launcher just to see if there would be a difference.
And there is a massive difference. The icons are much more crisp and smooth and smaller.

Not sure if its just my ROM.

yeah I forgot to tell you to install a different launcher, cyanogen launcher is bugged, it's not just your rom. I use 7 rows and 6 columns and I use it mostly on portrait mode, if I put 8 rows then the icons look really messed up
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yeah I forgot to tell you to install a different launcher, cyanogen launcher is bugged, it's not just your rom. I use 7 rows and 6 columns and I use it mostly on portrait mode, if I put 8 rows then the icons look really messed up

Great thanks for this!

Any recommendations on a good Launcher?

Do I have to remove the current CM11 launcher or do they both run at the same time?

Cheers
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Great thanks for this!

Any recommendations on a good Launcher?

Do I have to remove the current CM11 launcher or do they both run at the same time?

Cheers

if you install a custom launcher it will replace the stock, no need to uninstall cyanogens launcher. Unfortunately i havent found much time to experiment with the launchers, although i want sometime to change cyanogen's launcher. The most popular launchers by far are go launcher ex and nova launcher. I want to try someday next launcher 3d, it's created from the development team of go launcher ex and it has some really cool 3d effects.
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if you are more technically inclined try changing ro.sf.lcd_density= in your build.prop to something lower like 270, I believe it's set at 320 or something like that ala nexus.
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in setting you can choose between launcher3 and the Google Experince Launcher (It's simply called launcher). the Google Experience Launcher works great.
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I installed nova launcher and the desktop looks way much better than in cyanogen's launcher. Nova launcher is a simple launcher though, with few options available for customise. But it works really great and it does the job.
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