Question Task Bar with Nova Laucher

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cpufrost

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That's a great question! As a Nova launcher user here for over a decade I'd love to know as well because the task bar looks to be great for multi tasking on this device. A game changer, TBH.

If not, this may be the first time since like the SII, I use an Android device without Nova. Time will tell, I guess.

Nova could be updated to co-exist, but I wouldn't hold my breath now as they were bought out.
 

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That's a great question! As a Nova launcher user here for over a decade I'd love to know as well because the task bar looks to be great for multi tasking on this device. A game changer, TBH.

If not, this may be the first time since like the SII, I use an Android device without Nova. Time will tell, I guess.

Nova could be updated to co-exist, but I wouldn't hold my breath now as they were bought out.
The taskbar is really a game changer! Got the phone friday, and I use the taskbar far more than I thought I would.
 
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Fold 3 user here awaiting my Fold 4 this week. Have the same question as I use Nova on my F3. I'm sure I'd miss the Nova features if I fall back to stock launcher (starting with custom icons per app).

The F3 has a dock that can sit pinned along the right hand side of the screen (which I never use) which works with Nova -- I'm hoping the new 12L inspired bottom dock works the same way (e.g. launcher independent).
 
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it works but it take the icons from the touchwiz and they do not appear and disappear, they are always fixed, I will try tomorrow with mine
 

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It seems to be associated with the launcher set as default - it it isn't Samsung One UI Home - the taskbar doesn't show.

I'm using Lightning Launcher - and this is the behavior - so not per se associated with Nova.

Anyhow - I'm experimenting with it now - what I've settled on doing - as I'd like to use the taskbar - is:

- leave One UI set as default home
- write a script in Tasker to switch to Lightning Launcher immediately once the One UI home is activated

Alternatively - maybe we could find a remapper for the home-software-button press - which would switch to a desired app instead of bringing you to One UI. This might work.

I'll be investigating it. If anyone knows of a remapper along the lines mentioned above - please hint. Maybe this would be the easiest way...
 
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So it works with Tasker - if you create a Profile - select the OneUI Home activity there and choose to open the desired launcher - it's allright.

Most of the time then - when you press home, the OneUI home will flash briefly before Tasker switches it to - in my case Lightning Launcher. But it's bearable.

So in principle, Lightning is my home launcher now - via the above workaround, and the taskbar works with all the apps etc. - that's nice. :O)
 
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Tom-Helge

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So it works with Tasker - if you create a Profile - select the OneUI Home activity there and choose to open the desired launcher - it's allright.

Most of the time then - when you press home, the OneUI home will flash briefly before Tasker switches it to - in my case Lightning Launcher. But it's bearable.

So in principle, Lightning is my home launcher now - via the above workaround, and the taskbar works with all the apps etc. - that's nice. :O)
I'll guess this is not possible to do with 'Bixby Routines' or 'MacroDroid' ?
 

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    I've set up my ZF4 with stock launcher. Very challenging to erase all the muscle memory of 10 years of Nova just for the Taskbar...grrr
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    It semi-works with nova. Install Good lock and nav star. at the bottom of nav star, turn on "show task stack". It'll only show recently used apps, but the task bar will show consistently.

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    That's a great question! As a Nova launcher user here for over a decade I'd love to know as well because the task bar looks to be great for multi tasking on this device. A game changer, TBH.

    If not, this may be the first time since like the SII, I use an Android device without Nova. Time will tell, I guess.

    Nova could be updated to co-exist, but I wouldn't hold my breath now as they were bought out.
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    Been using Nova for Ages, but im trying to use OneUi on my fold 4 now. Its working alright, but boy do i miss the up/down swipes on apps. The rest is fine.
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    That's a great question! As a Nova launcher user here for over a decade I'd love to know as well because the task bar looks to be great for multi tasking on this device. A game changer, TBH.

    If not, this may be the first time since like the SII, I use an Android device without Nova. Time will tell, I guess.

    Nova could be updated to co-exist, but I wouldn't hold my breath now as they were bought out.
    The taskbar is really a game changer! Got the phone friday, and I use the taskbar far more than I thought I would.