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Blink Feed with 3rd party launchers - here is how

25th April 2013, 07:40 PM   |  #1  
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Figured out a way to use blink feed with 3rd party launchers (at least ADW, I assume others can as well)

Using ADW, i created a custom shortcut to an activity. That activity was the Sense 5 launcher. When I click the shortcut it takes me to blink feed.
I deleted all the sense 5 launcher pages except blink feed.

When I hit home it goes back to my ADW home.

Will post screen shots tonight.

Maybe this is common knowledge.....if so sorry.
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Figured out a way to use blink feed with 3rd party launchers (at least ADW, I assume others can as well)

Using ADW, i created a custom shortcut to an activity. That activity was the Sense 5 launcher. When I click the shortcut it takes me to blink feed.
I deleted all the sense 5 launcher pages except blink feed.

When I hit home it goes back to my ADW home.

Will post screen shots tonight.

Maybe this is common knowledge.....if so sorry.

i'm using Lightning launcher and i was able to do the same. thanks for sharing!
26th April 2013, 02:59 AM   |  #3  
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Figured out a way to use blink feed with 3rd party launchers (at least ADW, I assume others can as well)

Using ADW, i created a custom shortcut to an activity. That activity was the Sense 5 launcher. When I click the shortcut it takes me to blink feed.
I deleted all the sense 5 launcher pages except blink feed.

When I hit home it goes back to my ADW home.

Will post screen shots tonight.

Maybe this is common knowledge.....if so sorry.

Actually to clarify, it looks like the activity shortcut I was using is from the Apex launcher i also have on the phone.. It just shows as a choice in the ADW custom shortcut menu. I also notice an activity shortcut form Nova launcher in there too.
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Actually to clarify, it looks like the activity shortcut I was using is from the Apex launcher i also have on the phone.. It just shows as a choice in the ADW custom shortcut menu. I also notice an activity shortcut form Nova launcher in there too.

lol, which is exactly the same setup as my device ( i have Apex as a backup launcher). nonetheless, i like having access to blinkfeed (right now).
27th April 2013, 05:44 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks dude.. Was of gr8 help..

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Anyone confirm it works on Nova? Not on wifi so I can't download it.

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Anyone confirm it works on Nova? Not on wifi so I can't download it.

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Sure does.
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28th April 2013, 01:01 AM   |  #8  
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Thank you for this. Only real advantage to sense launcher is blink feed imo

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Thank you for this. Only real advantage to sense launcher is blink feed imo

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Agreed
28th April 2013, 05:28 PM   |  #10  
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So is it working as an app with the 3rd party launcher? Is that what your saying

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