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Simple trick to remove lag on Home screen after exiting an app, using Nova launcher

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eggman89

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Apr 15, 2012
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I think this issue started only after Jelly Bean.I'm not sure though.
THE LAG:

-> After exiting an heavy app using Home button, such as Facebook if you swipe left or right there is a minor shutter for 2-3 swipes.
After that the UI becomes fluid.

-> If you are updating/installing many apps and your notification bar is constantly being updated, navigating in home screen is very laggy.

-> If you get a message like "Wifi Connected" or "Message delivered to XYZ", during that brief moment the UI lags.

THE SOLUTION (Using Nova Launcher):

1) Enable Labs in Nova launcher.
How: While in Nova's settings menu, hold volume down for 2-3 seconds. You'll see a toast notification letting you know that Labs was successfully enabled. Similarly, if you wish to disable the new menu for any reason, just hold volume up for 2-3 seconds.

2) Go to labs.

Tick the following two settings:

a. UI Lock
b. Widget Image Cache

That's it. Enjoy the UI smoothness like iOS.

I've tried it for whole day and the battery isn't affected at all. No sacrifice in performance either.
 

mrm43

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May 28, 2012
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If you are on nova launcher prime goto advance settings in nova and click on aggressive desktop. No more lags.

Note : nova version should be 2.0 for this

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 
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henrybravo

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Mar 31, 2011
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I'm running the brand new Nova beta (2.0.1 beta 1). UI Lock and Widget Image Cache were already ticked/enabled. So it looks like these might be enabled by default in future builds.
 

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    I think this issue started only after Jelly Bean.I'm not sure though.
    THE LAG:

    -> After exiting an heavy app using Home button, such as Facebook if you swipe left or right there is a minor shutter for 2-3 swipes.
    After that the UI becomes fluid.

    -> If you are updating/installing many apps and your notification bar is constantly being updated, navigating in home screen is very laggy.

    -> If you get a message like "Wifi Connected" or "Message delivered to XYZ", during that brief moment the UI lags.

    THE SOLUTION (Using Nova Launcher):

    1) Enable Labs in Nova launcher.
    How: While in Nova's settings menu, hold volume down for 2-3 seconds. You'll see a toast notification letting you know that Labs was successfully enabled. Similarly, if you wish to disable the new menu for any reason, just hold volume up for 2-3 seconds.

    2) Go to labs.

    Tick the following two settings:

    a. UI Lock
    b. Widget Image Cache

    That's it. Enjoy the UI smoothness like iOS.

    I've tried it for whole day and the battery isn't affected at all. No sacrifice in performance either.
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    If you are on nova launcher prime goto advance settings in nova and click on aggressive desktop. No more lags.

    Note : nova version should be 2.0 for this

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2