Samsung finally allow you to change app grid size

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    #1
    Finally

    Just seen that S6 allows this. Now this is the main reason why I use nova to he honest

    They now allow you to use 4 x 5 and 5 x 5 instead of just 4 x 4

    Good job Samsung. Looking forward to note 5 already
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    #2
    Its banjaxed however.

    Seriously its a bad implementation in its current form.

    1. It physically scales content which gives icons a soft look and worse still it scales widgets. Making them look disproportionate and narrow. It breaks some widgets because of this scaling issue.

    2. It doesn't affect App drawer meaning you go from one ratio to another when opening app drawer and it looks messy.

    Comparing it to Nova is actually doing Nova a disservice. Indeed it seems to me Samsung have scaling issues on the launcher in general. Icons are too big naturally and too small when using 5x5. Its like they are messing with DPI settings and its fudged a little. Even in standard 4×4 layout widgets like Google Play Music in 4×1 layout are broken.

    Switch to Nova or even Google Now launcher and they work perfectly, so its definitely a DPI scaler issue in the new TW launcher.
     
  3. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    People don't use launchers? I am always surprised at this after having used one for so long.
     
  4. Technarchy macrumors 603

    Technarchy

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    Rolling with 5x5 currently. I really like this feature being added directly to TW.
     

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