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[XPOSED][GS5.13.28] Xposed GEL Settings [3.0.1]

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Alrighty! I don't understand why Google wants me to have this omnipresent search bar on every home screen if there obviously is Google Now / Google Search embedded into the launcher if you go to the left page. So after some searching I found a way to hide it. But it will show again if you go to the left screen; no functionality is lost. Of course digging through the code I found some more things which are customizable



  • Google search bar / automatically show search bar on Google Now
  • apps from the app drawer
  • widgets
  • page indicator
  • app dock / auto hide
  • all apps button
  • icon labels

Icon pack (Premium)
  • supports any icon pack
  • per app icon change
  • per shortcut icon change
  • automatically applies new icon packs
  • dynamic calendar icon
  • automatically hide icon packs from the app drawer

App drawer tabs and folders (Premium)

Notification badges (Premium)

Gestures (unlock all gestures with Premium)
  • swipe down left, middle, right
  • swipe up left, middle, right
  • Gesture actions
    • pull down notification bar
    • pull down quicksettings panel
    • open app drawer
    • open last app from recents
    • open recents
    • open android settings
    • go to sleep
    • toggle hide/show app dock
    • launch an app
Change grid
  • homescreen
  • app drawer
  • app dock
  • homescreen margins
  • unlimited folder size [Premium]
  • app drawer background
  • folder colors (background, font, preview)
  • text colors on homescreen and app drawer
  • resize icons
  • resize icon texts
  • hide shadows
System UI
  • hide clock on default homescreen
  • open the app drawer when pressing the home button on default homescreen
  • change the icon of the home button to an app drawer icon on default homescreen
  • go to sleep when pressing back button on every screen or only on default homescreen
  • change the icon of the back button to a power off button
Android Integration
  • make navigation/statusbar transparent (Android >= 4.4)
  • hide apps from app drawer from the app info
  • add quicksetting tile "Lock desktop" (Android >= 4.2)
  • enable L Launcher design
  • always show "Ok Google"
  • rotate launcher
  • overlapping widgets [Premium]
  • all widgets are fully resizeable
  • set your own default homescreen
  • lock desktop
  • continuous scroll (experimental)
  • overscroll left or right to open the app drawer
  • overscroll in app drawer goes back to homescreen
  • close app drawer after launching an app
  • open app drawer from last closed position
  • disable wallpaper scrolling
  • override GNL settings button to open XGELS
Backup/Restore (Premium)
  • backup / restore homescreen layout (icon and folders)


Quick overview of V1.5.3 by Armando Ferreira

Review of V1.2.1 by @italia0101 (Chris Nacca)

Review of V1.1 by TK

How to request a feature
Originally Posted by theknut

Since the feature requests are poping up like crazy and users are not making an effort to explain the features and say thank you after I implemented it, I decided to only accept feature requests if you follow the instructions below. But that doesn't imply that I will implement it. I want to see some effort because I will most certainly have it and remember it's all done in my free time. It's not that I do this for living

So if you post a feature request please include

  1. say "Thanks" and be grateful for what you already got
  2. think about your feature and whether it is useful for others, too
  3. properly explain what you really want
I never used Nova and such so I don't understand the request if you just name the setting you want.

I think this is only fair since I spent hours making this module and users don't even take a minute to properly explain what they want and even worse are not grateful for what they already got. For free.

Thanks to all who donated already.

  1. download the module and install it
  2. activate it in Xposed Installer → Modules
  3. reboot your device
  4. open Xposed GEL Settings
  5. make all the changes you want
  6. hit the restart button within the app to restart your launcher
  7. Celebrate!

Known issues
  • In some cases the Google Doodle will not be loaded
    How to resolve: pull down in GNow
    State: This seems to be a problem of the launcher. This error also occurs if the module isn't activated at all.
  • If the grid size or hotseat count is changed icons/widgets may disappear (especially if you decrease sizes)
    Severity: Keep it in mind
  • Resized icons or grid settings might lead to different sizes
    State: working on it for the next update
  • Some settings will lead to icons being cut on the left and the right side even though enough space is available
    State: working on it for the next update
  • If you've made changes to the launcher using apps like AppSettings (which is awesome by the way), you might encounter problems

Please report bugs if you find them! A good bug report includes repro steps and logcat and Xposed log file. You can paste them to Screenshots and screen recordings are very important, too. If you provide all of this when reporting a bug it will make it a lot easier for me to help you.
If you report any bug mentioned above and/or ask questions which could have been answered if you've read the OP, please allow me to ignore your post as you did mine.



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13th February 2014, 07:40 PM |#2  
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13th February 2014, 07:43 PM |#3  
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Your work is appreciated. Downloading now
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13th February 2014, 07:58 PM |#4  
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Installing now! I was waiting for this app. A nice feature could be the possibility of rename app in GEL
13th February 2014, 08:47 PM |#5  
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Superb start been waiting for a dedicated gel module.

How far can this be taken? Is functionality from custom launchers like Holo launcher possible? Such as gestures, animations, changing icons etc.

I do hope things like this aren't beyond the realms of possibility.

Looking forward to future developments.

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13th February 2014, 09:02 PM |#6  
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Excellent job, thank you.

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13th February 2014, 09:08 PM |#7  
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hotseat apps (icons above the navigation bar)

not to be a grammar nazi, but what you mean here is the dock, right?
13th February 2014, 09:18 PM |#8  
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Would there be a way to disable wallpaper scrolling?
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13th February 2014, 09:35 PM |#9  
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Looking forward to seeing this progress! I like GNL, but there are a few things keeping me on Nova launcher - swiping up on homescreen icons, category tabs in the app drawer (or at least folders), and the ability to remove labels and apply icon packs. Everything else I could take or leave.

Regardless of whether these features make it to your app, thanks for the effort and keep up the good work.
13th February 2014, 09:38 PM |#10  
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Is possible add support hotwork for all languages?

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13th February 2014, 09:53 PM |#11  
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Does hotword still work without the search bar there?

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