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40 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

You can do the page thing 'sort of' by making your own category, and drag things into that.

However items are placed list style in the worst possible way for one handed right handed usage, as they are displayed book-style, starting top left, where they are hardest to reach.

It would be nice if they offered a setting to allow the lines of icons to 'sink' to the bottom, so any empty lines would be at the top.

I would also prefer that.
Currently if this is important to you, you could move the category column to the left and change between them by swiping (which is not that nice, but it works).
You would still have all the power of launchtime if needed, but can also use it one handed.

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1 minute ago, Doktor Oswaldo said:

I would also prefer that.
Currently if this is important to you, you could move the category column to the left and change between them by swiping (which is not that nice, but it works).
You would still have all the power of launchtime if needed, but can also use it one handed.

Thanks I'm almost ambidextrous, so hold it in the left hand, and operate either by right index or by left thumb. So mostly an issue of top/down more than right/left.

If filled from below, it would allow me to make a group with say a dozen of the most frequently used apps.

Another option would be to make the bar multi-line (MUCH better than scrolling!), but that would waste space when I'm not interested in the most frequent.

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12 minutes ago, EvilDragon said:

I'm using Total Launcher, as you set up different layouts and even widgets for Landscape and Portrait 🙂

It is surely a better way to do it than, stretching and squeezing. I will have to test that one more, Thanks!!

Would be nice if there is an option somewhere so when you add an app or action for one direction, it was 'thrown in' in the other direction, so you just had to move it. I would claim that most would have the same set of apps in portrait and landscape.

(Though off course some might want to rigorously put all their landscape apps (like video) in landscape only and others that do only do portrait in portrait only, so they turn the device before selecting the app to launch - but I bet that would be a minority)

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35 minutes ago, EvilDragon said:

I'm using Total Launcher, as you set up different layouts and even widgets for Landscape and Portrait 🙂

Sounds interesting will put that on my list 🙂

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I really should read this thread more slowly. For a brief moment I was trying to figure out if launching lawnchairs was a traditional cultural activity or a new sport of bored rednecks. At some point one does grow bored with launching pumpkins, after all.....LOL!

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6 hours ago, silversolver said:

I really should read this thread more slowly. For a brief moment I was trying to figure out if launching lawnchairs was a traditional cultural activity or a new sport of bored rednecks. At some point one does grow bored with launching pumpkins, after all.....LOL!

Try rolling cheese 😄

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On 1/22/2020 at 11:04 AM, Doktor Oswaldo said:

You can just correct all of this you know? Move apps to other categories, add new categories (long click on any category for that) and so on.

Well, I didn't know that (and didn't manage to find it out by myself. But just wanted to point out that I find the way launchtime categorizes the apps very strange. It is good thing it can be modified, but still I think they [developers] could do it better. Anyway I switched to lawnchair, and it's pretty much what I have been looking for. I love the way it has to freely resize widgets and to extend them to the side edges of the screen.

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26 minutes ago, auvo.salmi said:

Well, I didn't know that (and didn't manage to find it out by myself. But just wanted to point out that I find the way launchtime categorizes the apps very strange. It is good thing it can be modified, but still I think they [developers] could do it better. Anyway I switched to lawnchair, and it's pretty much what I have been looking for. I love the way it has to freely resize widgets and to extend them to the side edges of the screen.

Yep it is strange. However this may not be the fault of the developers but the one of the apps. I suppose Launchtime does just have a look at the app-tags in the store. However auto-categorizing can be turned off and it is a good thing 😄 Glad you are happy with lawnchair!

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31 minutes ago, Doktor Oswaldo said:

Yep it is strange. However this may not be the fault of the developers but the one of the apps. I suppose Launchtime does just have a look at the app-tags in the store. However auto-categorizing can be turned off and it is a good thing 😄 Glad you are happy with lawnchair!

You can actually report back, so I assume they use that, and have a database on where the most common apps belong

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5 hours ago, _DW_ said:

Try rolling cheese 😄

Rolling cheese and launching chairs both have the advantage over pumpkins of launching objects which are readily available year-round. Whole pumpkins are hard to find 10 months of the year. LOL!

We should organize some Pro1 "Cheese and Chair Chucking" competitions. :P

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I've tried Nova Launcher. But had to uninstall it as it really fudged up the widgets when you went from portrait to landscape.
Might give that Total Launcher a looksee though.

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4 hours ago, silversolver said:

Rolling cheese and launching chairs both have the advantage over pumpkins of launching objects which are readily available year-round. Whole pumpkins are hard to find 10 months of the year. LOL!

We should organize some Pro1 "Cheese and Chair Chucking" competitions. 😛

There was an app for the N900, called Launch900, I think. What you had to do was start the app and then throw your N900 in the air to see how high you could throw it. They even had a league table on Talk Maemo.😂🤣😂

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Smart launcher 5 works pretty well for me except that the switching between landscape and portrait takes annoyingly long.

It does handle the different orientations well and navigation with the keyboard works too.

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@Waxberry: Did you (fxtec) program the stock launcher? If so, could you open-source it? That might allow users to improve it or install it on LineageOS and such.

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47 minutes ago, Gigadoc2 said:

@Waxberry: Did you (fxtec) program the stock launcher? If so, could you open-source it? That might allow users to improve it or install it on LineageOS and such.

It is clearly based on the AOSP launcher.

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I like the way that Total Launcher handles the different orientations but every time I open or close the keyboard it shows the pages overview. Is there any way to prevent that?

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I'm an Action Launcher fan and I've continued using it. It does okay in landscape as far as icons are concerned, widgets get stretched an flattened which is not as nice (although in my case, mostly useable). I'm addicted to the left side app drawer, which works great in landscape.

Oh, and I also like that typing on the physical keyboard while on the home screen invokes search.

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39 minutes ago, Flo said:

I like the way that Total Launcher handles the different orientations but every time I open or close the keyboard it shows the pages overview. Is there any way to prevent that?

Yes really odd. Only tried out the most basic of the launcher, not open&close.

For some reason F(x)tec have chosen the 'keys' to be sent at close&open as F5 & F6, so at first I thought if total Launcher reacts to those, but that is NOT it. If I fake the keys by
 one of these

adb shell input keyevent 135
adb shell input keyevent 136

The bug does not follow.

So the slide open/close does more than just sending those - that was new to me.... Interesting...

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I have been using the stock launcher coupled with side menu app. This has made it easier getting to settings and apps etc in landscape and portrait mode.

Side Bar Lite FREE with upgrades

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mohammad.adib.sidebar.lite

Offers shortcuts and great app draw to scroll through.

 

Everywhere Launcher FREE with upgrades

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appindustry.everywherelauncher

Offers shortcuts, widgets and nearly everything in your phone.

A bit more involved in setting up to look great, every item is customisable

BOTH CAN BE USED AT THE SAME TIME. I PREFER SIDEBAR LITE FOR APP DRAWER AND EVERYWHERE LAUNCHER FOR WIDGETS AND APPS.

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Microsoft have version 6 of their launcher in preview, this one supports landscape mode!! 🙂not tested yet as got sailfish installed still.

(It's a separate install from the main one and is available in play store)

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1 hour ago, _DW_ said:

Microsoft have version 6 of their launcher in preview, this one supports landscape mode!! 🙂not tested yet as got sailfish installed still.

(It's a separate install from the main one and is available in play store)

Quite a number of launchers do support landscape mode, but most often just be stretching and squeezing the grid from portrait...

Until now the only one I have seen with the two block approach (one over the other or side by side) is the one that comes with the Pro1.

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