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midterm_2003

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Hi all
I can't live with any android phone without my Nova launcher
With oppo find X 3 ,has anyone noted a lag with Nova specially when using the swipe up gesture to go to home screen while any app is open it takes like 1/2 sec ?

Any one with Nova launcher can share his experience and the setup pls
 
Hi all
I can't live with any android phone without my Nova launcher
With oppo find X 3 ,has anyone noted a lag with Nova specially when using the swipe up gesture to go to home screen while any app is open it takes like 1/2 sec ?

Any one with Nova launcher can share his experience and the setup pls
Not having that experience. So it should also work for you.
Which setup/setting do you want to know about?
 

midterm_2003

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Jul 16, 2011
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Not having that experience. So it should also work for you.
Which setup/setting do you want to know about?
Do you use the gesture navigation or the button navigation as I don't see the issue with the button navigation
What are the home button settings you have for Nova ?
Any battery optimization setting you have for Nova , Animation speed or disable
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Do you use the gesture navigation or the button navigation as I don't see the issue with the button navigation
What are the home button settings you have for Nova ?
Any battery optimization setting you have for Nova , Animation speed or disabView attachment 5470979
I use the gesture navigation. I do not have any widgets in my homescreen (tried removing those?)

Note that Nova battery says Always ask, but when i click on it it says don't optimise (my actual choice)
 

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midterm_2003

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Thank you
I have contacted Nova launcher about this and I was shocked by the response below :

Thank you for contacting Nova Launcher support. Below is a lot of information that we encourage you to read completely as it will answer your questions or other questions you might have related to the full system gestures in Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and for the foreseeable future.

It doesn't matter what 3rd party launcher or version of any 3rd party launcher you use, it matters what your system/OEM does. If your system doesn't allow gesture navigation to work with 3rd party launchers, then no version of Nova will change that in any way. If it works inconsistently with 3rd party launchers, no version of Nova will change that either.

A great source of information can be found via this article https://www.xda-developers.com/third-party-launchers-animation-pixel-phones/. by Mishaal Rahman with input from Kevin Barry, the developer of Nova Launcher: Here's why Nova Launcher works better on Google Pixel phones (xda-developers.com)

Notable issues with gestures on third party launchers include, but not limited to:

• Close all/Clear app button not appearing(scroll all the way to verify it's not there)
• Not being able to tap icons for a short time after returning to the home screen
• Animations not being as fluid as expected
• Home screen icons flashing
• Home screen redraws

Please understand, there is absolutely nothing Nova can do to fix or change this in any way! Contact Google or your device OEM directly with these issues as Nova has absolutely no control over it whatsoever.

NOTE: These are system gestures only and are not related to Nova's personal gestures that you will find via Nova Settings -> Gestures & Inputs.

Use 3-Button Navigation

If you wish to avoid all of the above issues or any others that you might experience while using system gestures, we strongly urge and suggest that you use 3-button navigation that Android has had for years and that simply works. It allows you to use your favorite apps, especially any 3rd party launcher such as Nova, without issues like system gestures provide. Google has no plans to our knowledge to get rid of 3-button navigation in any way which means you can use your device like you have in the past without having to worry about the issues that system gestures provide.

As stated before, full system gestures are completely controlled by Android and are not something a launcher can just suddenly add support for or change in any way. When using gestures with Action Launcher, you'll quickly notice that the experience has just as many issues as it does with Nova or any other 3rd party launcher, reiterating the point that it is not something that any third party launcher can