Being able to customize your home screen is one of the greatest upsides to owning an Android device. One of the most popular launchers to use, Nova Launcher, has been one of the first launchers to incorporate new features from the Google Launcher amongst other features.
One of my favorite features of a launcher is being able to change the size of the icons. However, the problem that has always been is when you run into icons not being the same size across the board. So while your launcher attempts to re-size and mask the icons to be the same size, it doesn’t always work.
The latest beta from Nova Launcher aims to help alleviate that problem a bit. In this latest beta, Nova Launcher is calling the ability to literally make all of your icons appear to be the same size, “Normalize Icon Size”. Whether the size of the icon needs to be increased, or decreased.
Once enabled, your icons may appear to be smaller, but in reality, they have just been made to be uniform across all of them. Nova has also added a new grey-scale color option when selecting a persistent search bar at the top of your home screen.
In addition to adding “Normalize Icon Size”, Nova has added the following features in the latest version of Nova Launcher Beta:
- Nova 4.1.0-beta1 Sept 15, 2015
- Nova Settings – Look and Feel – Normalize icon size
- Marshmallow, and Marshmallow grayscale style search bar – Nova Settings – Desktop – Persistent Search Bar, or Long-press in empty space – Widgets – Nova Launcher – Quick Search Bar
- Runtime permissions on Marshmallow
- Optimizations and bug fixes
If you’re interested in trying out the new beta for Nova Launcher, and don’t have it already, head over to the Nova Launcher Beta Community, Become a Tester, then wait for the update to come to your Android device. Once the update has arrived, you will begin to see the regular updates from the folks behind Nova.
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