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Gunde

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Yes, that is correct.

One thing to keep in mind is that you are comparing apples to oranges and the funny thing about doing things differently is that they aren't done the same.

It's only been 10 days. Imagine what will happen in 20.
I'm not comparing anything. I just asked a question.
But what a difference a day makes. The new version is awesome.
Thanks.
 
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G Haschich

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Fisrt of all, I'm Loving this new version, thanks for your work

Now the bad part :v
I have this weird problem where most of the time the apps open in "multiwindow mode", like a small window inside the cover, I can move it and maximize it and all, but is to small to be usable.

Weirdest thing: In this "multiwindow" view I can even make the keyboard open by clicking in fields (which shouldn't even be possible right?)

(Also sent you a report inside the app, maybe the log helps)
 

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G Haschich

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Removing Lock is not accettable because i can't operate with a lot of apps that require fingerpint unlock , like BANK, etc..
Bixby + Finferprint unlock seem interesting! I must to set lateral button with bixby and after this?

It's something like this:
you just hold the power button to open bixby, let go then scan your fingerprint without hitting the button and bixby dissapears

Maybe you have to setup something in smart lock, or bixby itself, I really don't remember did this a long time ago, but then doing that just works, unlock that way (wont say it's unlocked) and then open an app (or open the app, get a black screen, do the process, and it will work)
 

G Haschich

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-Why can't i open any apps from cover screen? I touch youtube icon, for example, and i must to open the phone for use it!
-When I open any App, Samsprung doesn't respond. If i open and close the phone Samsprunng starts workin again.
I have tried to cancell all lock, i try with and without bixby!

Screen goes black when opening an app? Seems like the locked behaviour...
Youtube is one of the apps that works perfectly for me

In this reddit post they discuss how to use the bixby key to do the trick, its with the old "widget version" but the bixby trick stay the same
 
-Why can't i open any apps from cover screen? I touch youtube icon, for example, and i must to open the phone for use it!
-When I open any App, Samsprung doesn't respond. If i open and close the phone Samsprunng starts workin again.
I have tried to cancell all lock, i try with and without bixby!

You have a secure lock screen blocking the apps. As a matter of safety, this app cannot simply ignore a secure lock screen.
 
What "issue with the pop up window"?



Having to clear recents is not something that should be required
The issue described in post #545. The replicate.
1. Open an app and set it as a pop windows and minimize it.
2. Close screen and launch the same app from samsprung launcher.
3. See the same app launched as a pop up from cover screen.


Side note. Keyboard does work with this method. Could be something worth looking into.
 
Fisrt of all, I'm Loving this new version, thanks for your work

Now the bad part :v
I have this weird problem where most of the time the apps open in "multiwindow mode", like a small window inside the cover, I can move it and maximize it and all, but is to small to be usable.

Weirdest thing: In this "multiwindow" view I can even make the keyboard open by clicking in fields (which shouldn't even be possible right?)

(Also sent you a report inside the app, maybe the log helps)
@twistedumbrella
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    Welcome to the original Z Flip 3 launcher.
    A complete home experience on the cover screen.

    This is the next innovation in cover screen apps. After pioneering the widget launcher, this app has evolved into a full parallel launcher and continues to revolutionize the cover screen.

    This launcher adds cover screen support for full notifications with actions, apps, widgets, quick toggles, voice launch, custom screen timeouts, animated wallpapers, and more.

    TooUI began and remains the only cover screen app to fully integrate with the stock launcher, bypassing the limitations of the widget interface or attempting to replace the existing home functionality.



    The Android 12 version is backward compatible, but the widget is not compatible with Android 12


    Samsung Health replacement widget (Android 11) -


    Thanks @CarudiBu for discovering the workaround to load a custom widget.


    See the GitHub README for setup and usage information​




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    If a picture is worth 1000 words, it would take hundreds to match the code being written.


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    Samsung's launcher has been broken into the home screen, which is the clock selection, and widget pages. It's been further limited by only allowing certain widgets to be available on the widget pages.

    Being a system app signed by Samsung, they've gone a step further. The widgets allowed must system apps or signed by Samsung, as well. One loophole exists, which is Samsung Health. It does not need to be a system app, since you can install it from Google Play. It also doesn't need to be signed by Samsung for whatever reason. It does, however, still need to match up with the expected widget inside the expected app.

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    Like a normal Android screen, configuration changes are handled by the current activity being displayed. In this case, that would be whatever app is launched. The widget gets taken along for the ride. To minimize the impact of the launched app, the widget is designed to ignore any configuration changes, which would usually trigger the list to refresh.

    A few unique problems exist because of the cover screen being composed of widgets. One is that they do not follow the expected life cycle of a widget. They are not refreshed when they appear, which is why a swipe is sometimes needed to make list items clickable. Another is that they cannot perform any of the prep an activity provides, such as handling the lock screen. When an activity requests overriding the lock screen, it only extends to the activity and not to any it launched.

    This leaves us with what you see. A widget that exploits a bunch of loopholes within the limitations of the widget framework.
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