[App] [7.0+] Ruthless Launcher (2020) - simple yet feature rich.

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chanh2018

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Jan 19, 2018
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hello, is just me or there's no option to hide the search bar in the latest version? I checked the FAQ and it says that the option should be in "Dock -> Show Search Bar" but I don't have that option, I just can change the widget type and the search provider but not disable it.
I still have that option...try to uninstall and reinstall and see if it can help.
 
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you mentioned about other custom feeds other than Google's news feed.. what are they and where can we download them??
I am getting kind of bored with Google feed 😅
 
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Read apache license yourself, I can legally ship the app without open sourcing it and it's not a violation of license.

According to the license I just have to mention what modification I have made and ship the product.

It is correct that you do not need to ship the source code of your derivative work. (Source.)

with app being free and no advertisement I don't make anything either way, but i absolutely don't want paid copy of my work and hence I don't open source my years of hard work, got a problem with it? Just don't use my app and first do proper research next time before spreading misinformation.

There exists a Stack Exchange thread which discusses the issue of paid forks. It also discusses some possible ways to discourage the creation of paid forks, while still keeping your source code free and open.

I wonder if you have considered the idea of releasing Ruthless Launcher under the more-onerous combined requirements of Apache2 plus GPLv3 at the same time. I believe this is legally allowed; please see this source.

This isn't completely guaranteed to prevent lazy opportunists from making paid forks of your launcher. However, it may strongly discourage them from trying to do so. (Source.)
 

chanh2018

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After update to Android 12, it doesn't work anymore. The installation went through but the app didn't work. Hope the new fix comes out soon.
Edit: Need to set as default launcher in app setting. It's working now.
 
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Livio78

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It is possible in the next update to make these 3 additions:
1) To be able to edit / delete app categories.
2) On the At Glance Widget, in addition to the date, you can also view the time and maybe even the next alarm.
3) To be able to set the app drawer horizontally to be able to move in the app pages from left to right and vice versa as well as from top to bottom.
 

TomTran1408

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Awesome launcher, bring Android 12 looks to Android 7. Are you thinking about Lawnchair 12, they don't even mind extending compatibility for Android 7. Btw, please add Uninstall for Pop-up menu
 

levone1

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I can't get the news feed feature to work. I downloaded & installed the AIDL Bridge apk, set it as my "news feed" in settings. Yet when I swipe right, nothing. Doesn't even turn to the next page. Dunno what I am doing wrong. :(
@shubby - same for me. I restarted Aidl and Ruthless, but no change.. Any ideas?
AOSP 11...
Besides that, everything good, thanks

Update - oops nvm... I forgot AOSP doesn't have Google app installed by default...
 
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PYCON

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Hi all,
kindly there's a way to disable the swipe up for opening apps drawer? I use many gestures from the right / left / bottom side and if I swipe a couple of mm up or down, my devices open Ruthless app drawer or my apps organizer or other. I surfed in the settings and there're some parameters for swipe down etc but not for swipe up...
 

Gborg3

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Hi all,
kindly there's a way to disable the swipe up for opening apps drawer? I use many gestures from the right / left / bottom side and if I swipe a couple of mm up or down, my devices open Ruthless app drawer or my apps organizer or other. I surfed in the settings and there're some parameters for swipe down etc but not for swipe up...
It is under the home screen settings in Ruthless Launcher settings. I had to look for it but it did not hide too long.
 

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Davy49

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Hi,
I'm evaluating this launcher on my lg velvet 5g android phone that's currently running version 12 of the android o.s. . So far the biggest issue I'm having is getting the app icon labels to display properly. In making this comment I've already tried the following: changed the app icon size in hoping that the icon label would display correctly, I've already got the two line label setting enabled so as to give additional space for longer label names, I decreased the label font size hoping by doing so the entire label name would display properly. I would hate to have to consider using a different launcher just because of this one issue.
David
 

urbanman2004

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Currently using Android 11 at the moment, but for whatever reason lately, as in the last 2 days, each time I tap the home button, I'm being prompted by the OS asking if I would like to use Ruthless Home Launcher "Just once" or "Always" and this happens every time I tap the home button even after selecting "Always". Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

Since I was using an outdated version which I obtained from this post over a year ago, I opted to update it by downloading the official Google Play Store version which is Ruthless Launcher version 2022-04-11 and it seems the redundant prompts have ceased to appear again.
 
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    Ruthless Launcher is a lightweight, yet feature-rich launcher based Amir Zaidi's Shade Launcher.



    Features:

    Parity with the latest Play Store release of Shade. Everything, including Grids, Accent Colors and Smart Unread are all included.



    Supports Adaptive Icons Packs

    Choose from the thousands of icon packs to customize your Home Screen. Make it truly yours.



    A smarter way to display your most important notification

    Smart Unread displays your topmost notification right in the Glance widget. It also displays weather information as well as music track information and you can skip tracks by double tapping the track



    Customisations? Fam, we got you covered

    Change everything from fonts, icon shapes and sizes, app launch animations, custom grids, swipe gestures and more.
    Oh, you live for that minimal aesthetic? Disable whatever components you don't need and enjoy that awesome wallpaper.
    Absolutely love your setup and want to share it around? Backups, what's not to love about them.



    Love News Feeds? We do as well

    A simple swipe to the right and BAM! For Google's Feed you'll need the Pixel Bridge add-on: https://telegra.ph/Googles-News-Feed-Addon-08-02
    Also, other custom News Feed apps like Homefeeder are supported too.


    Have prying eyes snooping around? ?

    You can hide apps by long pressing an app's icon in the app drawer and by dragging over to the top right corner.
    Want to quickly access your hidden apps?
    Just type in the word 'HIDDEN' et voila!
    Still want more? Secured Vault allows you to lock sensitive apps with your on-device biometrics. (Hardware compatibility varies between devices)

    Don't like ads?

    We got you covered, this free app contains no ads and no feature is hidden behind any sort of pay wall.

    Get Ruthless Launcher from here:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=shubh.ruthless
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    Is this app open source? I thought it should be as it's based on Shade, which is open source.
    Its not open source and it's not a requirement either. I don't open source it cuz I don't want paid copies of my work. Its a thing where people make paid apps from other people's work. I don't charge anything for my app and keep it ad free also.
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    From your description:


    Shade launcher is Apache licensed. You may freely make modifications to it, but, if you distribute the modified product, you must distribute the modified source.


    You don't make this code open source - it is open source. You are just in violation of the license. You may feel that the justification of the apache license is to prevent people from making paid apps from other people's work (which the license doesn't preclude), but that is not what the license says. Look at Paragraph 4 of the NOTICE file that is distributed with Shade launcher.

    No skin off my back, as I've moved on, but you ought not misrepresent what you are doing.
    Read apache license yourself, I can legally ship the app without open sourcing it and it's not a violation of license.

    According to the license I just have to mention what modification I have made and ship the product.

    If you want to act smart, do a proper research or don't spread your misinformation

    Hyperion and nova launcher along side shade and others are also based on launcher 3, which is Apache 2.0. Tell me where is the source code of those? Are your saying they too are violating license? I know your would say yes cuz you haven't read the license yet.

    Here is a information on the same from fossa.com

    Apache License 2.0 vs. the MIT License​

    These two OSS licenses are extremely similar. One exception is that Apache 2.0 requires users to state any significant changes they make to the original code. They don’t need to reveal their source code, but must include modification notifications.



    Legally, the main difference between the two is the express patent license. While there is some ambiguity about whether a non-explicit patent license exists under MIT, there is none when it comes to the Apache License 2.0. The language of the license makes the grant of patent rights extremely clear.

    well detailed link :- https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/top-10-apache-license-questions-answered



    Also, got more issues? Ask developer of shade launcher, he will probably ignore you though. I am doing everything legal and that explanation was something which I made so you and other users can understand, with app being free and no advertisement I don't make anything either way, but i absolutely don't want paid copy of my work and hence I don't open source my years of hard work, got a problem with it? Just don't use my app and first do proper research next time before spreading misinformation.
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    Congratulations on your work, great launcher! It worked on my A-307GT.
    Good Luck :cowboy::cowboy:
    Please give 5 star ratings on play store if you like the app :)
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    hello, is just me or there's no option to hide the search bar in the latest version? I checked the FAQ and it says that the option should be in "Dock -> Show Search Bar" but I don't have that option, I just can change the widget type and the search provider but not disable it.
    I still have that option...try to uninstall and reinstall and see if it can help.