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  • crashVoodoo 6 Nov 2013 22:56:10 3,849 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    That go launcher plugin does nothing. Maybe its all put of date cos of KitKat, but it doesn't even work for mail.

    I have to unlock the phone and drag down, then scan the notification list. I can't just quickly glimpse at the icon. All pretty lame in my opinion.
    I don't get it tbh. Depending on what notification you have you get a specific icon showing it and you unlock for more information.

    If you have the badge method you still only know if you have an email or sms and have to unlock to view unless I'm missing something.

    There are apps that will show previews of messages on lockscreen. Maybe check one of those out?

    Eg. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samr.notificationWallpaper

    Or add a widget to your lockscreen?

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 23:14:09 06-11-2013

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  • FWB 6 Nov 2013 23:13:33 43,795 posts
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    Cheers. Doesn't work tho. Hoping its just cos KitKat is new, cos otherwise this sucks. Not getting any kind of notification from FB either now.
  • crashVoodoo 6 Nov 2013 23:16:40 3,849 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Cheers. Doesn't work tho. Hoping its just cos KitKat is new, cos otherwise this sucks. Not getting any kind of notification from FB either now.
    Dammit I don't like being beat, can someone with a N5 wade in and help as I'm stuck until my GS4 picks up 4.4

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  • FWB 6 Nov 2013 23:24:42 43,795 posts
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    I'm no android expert but have been using it for two years on two HTCs. This is all a bit shit. And googling offers no help.
  • SilentTristero 7 Nov 2013 03:50:04 291 posts
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    Picking up my LG G2 tomorrow, bar any sudden changes of heart overnight.

    4G, Unlimited stuff, 2GB Data, 35p/m, free handset... Decent offer?
  • Dougs 7 Nov 2013 06:41:59 66,589 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    I'm no android expert but have been using it for two years on two HTCs. This is all a bit shit. And googling offers no help.
    So you don't get any notifications at all, even when sync etc is on?
  • Tonka 7 Nov 2013 06:44:39 20,006 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Cheers. Doesn't work tho. Hoping its just cos KitKat is new, cos otherwise this sucks. Not getting any kind of notification from FB either now.
    I should read back a page before offering advice.

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  • Tonka 7 Nov 2013 06:54:47 20,006 posts
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    @FWB Are you on a Nexus 5 now?

    Try DashClock Widget and then fiddle about with sync settings for email.

    I managed to turn my email sync off because I was tired of getting my reading interrupted by angry emails from my contractor.

    (The emails are actually displayed in full, line by line, in the top bar when you revieve them)

    Anyhows, if dashclock widget doesn't work then it's a KitKat thing

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  • FWB 7 Nov 2013 08:27:14 43,795 posts
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    Aye, on the Nexus 5.

    I get notifications for email and hangout in the bar at the top, but no number badges on my icons nor any temporary ones on the dashboard alerting me to them. I'll take that that is how the plain launcher is designed, but even under Go Launcher (or Lightening), with its notification plugin, I'm not getting them. All were there on my HTC. I'm hoping that this is because they haven't updated the launchers yet for Kitkat.

    I don't get any FB notifications, bar or elsewhere. I've double checked they are all on.

    Resolved the missing "enter" key in hangouts. It's been replaced with an emoticon button (bloody yoof) and I have to press shift to find it.

    The phone itself is nice tho. :) What launchers do people all go for?
  • eleven63 7 Nov 2013 08:30:56 1,599 posts
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    On the N5 you only get the notification icon showing up in the top bar, pull down to see a preview of messages, email, Facebook, etc (you can do this from the lock screen also without unlocking the phone).

    As others have said dashclock widget, or other apps may work for lock screen previews etc.

    And the LED does flash.

    It may well be a KitKat thing, a couple of apps I use regularly took a couple of days to catch up.

    Is any off this helping? Still a bit unsure as to what notifications seem to be missing...

    Should this thread be renamed Nexus4/Nexus5 ?

    Edit: battery clock? Meant dash clock...

    Edited by eleven63 at 08:36:49 07-11-2013

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  • Dougs 7 Nov 2013 08:44:20 66,589 posts
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    I use Apex launcher on my S2, not sure that helps with the icons though.
  • Salaman 7 Nov 2013 08:57:43 18,839 posts
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    If you get lightflow, you can have the led tell you quite a lot about incoming sms, mail, facebook, etc.

    Different colour for each, additional colour for your significant other or parents or kids or people you'd want to know of separately + variations in blink speed can let you see quite a lot of what's happening before you even activate the screen.

    Not what you're initially after but i found it quite pleasant.

    Good news on my N5. Ordered on Tuesday, with an estimated delivery of 2/3 weeks but a notification came yesterday that it's sent.
  • THFourteen 7 Nov 2013 09:10:32 32,855 posts
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    Should get Touchwiz
  • DodgyPast 7 Nov 2013 09:18:18 8,414 posts
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    I use nova launcher ( paid version) which gets me the number of notifications on the icons on my S4.

    I use it together with the tersus icon pack.

    https://db.tt/3l5GINFw
  • eleven63 7 Nov 2013 10:20:16 1,599 posts
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    Oddly with the camera on the N5 you can't zoom if set to HDR mode which takes better photos than standard mode - unless I'm missing something...

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  • Tonka 7 Nov 2013 12:08:42 20,006 posts
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    @eleven63 Crop the image afterwards instead

    As for launchers I'm back on pure stock vanilla. Only thing I miss from Apex Launcher is the ability to change the Notification sound. Bet there's an app for that.

    Can't be arsed to fiddle around anymore. I just uninstalled Cover btw.

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  • eleven63 7 Nov 2013 12:17:45 1,599 posts
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    @Tonka ah, perfect thank you! And I'm with you, stock all the way now.

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  • Salaman 7 Nov 2013 12:31:20 18,839 posts
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    Yaaaaay! Ordered Tuesday, delivered Thursday! I'm impressed.
    Too bad it's over in Germany and I'm still here in Belgium. :-/

    My friend that ordered it for me just sent me a cheeky email saying:

    Bad news. They rang that the phone won't be delivered after all!
    Sorry! See you Saturday.


    This message was sent from my new google Nexus 5


    Excellent "your phone has now arrived" notification. :-)

    Edited by Salaman at 15:29:50 18-11-2013
  • Tonka 22 Nov 2013 23:59:56 20,006 posts
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    Just got kitkat but since it lacks the new launcher the update is almost invisible

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  • Razz 23 Nov 2013 00:08:03 60,742 posts
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    Got it too, I like that you can switch launchers easier now. Also, I'm giving Hangouts a go handling my sms. Seems cool so far.

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  • Tonka 23 Nov 2013 20:44:54 20,006 posts
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    Sorted out the Google Experience Launcher. Looks much cooler now. Wonder how long before they do an official release.

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  • Salaman 14 Jul 2014 12:18:48 18,839 posts
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    Forgot where all the gushing about Google's Auto Awesome feature took place, here or some other thread.

    They seem to have now replaced it with Google stories, which is shit. :-(

    I wish they added it to Picasa. Select photos and videos and then let it do is thing and edited as needed.
  • Tonka 14 Jul 2014 14:09:17 20,006 posts
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    They still do the occasional film and you can do your own. I just wish they released a desktop version of it.

    And some less Instagram inspired filters.

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