Launcher Modular



  • @kazord :

    Please ignore my comment regarding the keyboard not appearing. After reboot this feature was there.



  • @UniSuperBox said in Launcher Modular:

    Hi,

    I installed launcher-modular on my phone. After setting it as the "default app" and replacing the standard dash, reverting these settings does nothing. I tried the default remove buttons as well as the link below the buttons.

    After uninstalling the app and restarting, I am no longer able to use the device. I am also unable to reinstall launcher-modular because the OpenStore is not on my Launcher hotbar and the Drawer cannot be opened.

    The following changes from default have been made in /usr/share/unity8/:

    $ diff -r unity8-notbroken/ unity8-broken/
    diff -r unity8-notbroken/Launcher/Launcher.qml unity8-broken/Launcher/Launcher.qml
    53a54,56
    > property bool launchermodular: true
    > readonly property string homeApp: "launchermodular.ubuntouchfr_launchermodular"
    > 
    186a190,195
    > shell.startApp(root.homeApp);
    > if(LauncherModel.search(root.homeApp) >= 0)
    > 	return;
    > else
    > 	root.launchermodular = false;
    > 
    375c384
    <         width: Math.min(root.width, units.gu(81))
    ---
    >         width: Math.min(root.width, units.gu(8))
    

    I had to reinstall Ubuntu Touch on my device to be able to use it again.

    Hi. Running OTA 12, and I am facing the same issue. I cannot revert back to standard dash. Any fixes?



  • What soft have you in your launch bar ?

    if you have terminal app : open it and do

    sudo mount -o remount,rw /
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install unity8 --reinstall -y
    

    if not
    open your webbrowser and visite open store reinstall launchermodular from
    https://open-store.io/app/launchermodular.ubuntouchfr

    and use the reinstall tool in LM "if you can not restore click here"

    --
    sorry for the inconvenience, i made some changes to avoid this but it didn't go to production yet 😞



  • @aviwad
    I guess switching to RC and back to stable channel will fix it.
    That's the easy blunt way 🙂



  • When booting my Oneplus 3T

    1. screen with fastboot/recovery options appears, then after < 5 sec ->
    2. Ubuntu boot screen (Ubuntu with horizontal dots underneath) loading ->
    3. showing blank scope with drawer on right side ->
    4. opens Launcher Modular

    There's no Ubuntu Circle with dots around it. Can't seem to get it in any way. The Circle app from the store does not function either.

    Does LM eliminate/overwrite the UT Circle lockscreen? If not, how to restore the UT lockscreen Circle without having to remove LM?



  • @3T_Ed said in Launcher Modular:

    Does LM eliminate/overwrite the UT Circle lockscreen?

    No.



  • @3T_Ed I myself have a Oneplus 3T, and I only have this problem when the phone starts, the problem disappears right after ... your ubuntu installation should not be good if you still have the problem.



  • You may be right. After installation it said it was successful (and everything works fine except for known camera issue)but I doubt it. Now after customizing the phone and loading it with contents all over, I don't know where to begin to re-install and this is not the right thread for that. Thank you for your help.



  • @3T_Ed said in Launcher Modular:

    When booting my Oneplus 3T

    1. screen with fastboot/recovery options appears, then after < 5 sec ->
    2. Ubuntu boot screen (Ubuntu with horizontal dots underneath) loading ->
    3. showing blank scope with drawer on right side ->
    4. opens Launcher Modular

    There's no Ubuntu Circle with dots around it. Can't seem to get it in any way. The Circle app from the store does not function either.

    Does LM eliminate/overwrite the UT Circle lockscreen? If not, how to restore the UT lockscreen Circle without having to remove LM?

    On my Nexus 5 I have to enable "Stats on welcome screen" in the "Security & Privacy" section to get the dotted circle.



  • @cliffcoggin said in Launcher Modular:

    On my Nexus 5 I have to enable "Stats on welcome screen" in the "Security & Privacy" section to get the dotted circle.

    That did the trick. Thank you very much!! 👍

    Activating the slider 'Setting Stats on welcome screen' and reboot did make Launcher Modular hang. After (hard)rebooting twice the Circle appeared. Jay!

    Installed Circle Message app and that works as well. Now all I need is the Circle to display the message(s) by default, the ones I entered in the Circle Message app and that would make the ICE workaround acceptable.

    Again, thanks for the tip @cliffcoggin



  • @3T_Ed said in Launcher Modular:

    Installed Circle Message app and that works as well. Now all I need is the Circle to display the message(s) by default, the ones I entered in the Circle Message app and that would make the ICE workaround acceptable.

    Agreed. I find the "you have taken three pictures today" type messages rather pointless, and they sometimes take priority over ones own message. I would like to get rid of them.



  • @cliffcoggin said in Launcher Modular:

    @3T_Ed said in Launcher Modular:

    Agreed. I find the "you have taken three pictures today" type messages rather pointless, and they sometimes take priority over ones own message. I would like to get rid of them.

    Yep, how much it is an intelligent lock screen that has been worked on with passion, I'd rather have a circle with assigned widgets which are save to show on the lock screen just to have instant access to very practical and non-privacy invasive features like:

    • ICE basic information
    • Weather(forecast)/temperature
    • RSS/News feed
    • Audio player
    • Instant camera
    • Voice recorder
    • uPower
    • Torch
    • pitch/dB meter
    • game (for kids)

    It would be a time saving circle without having to unlock the phone. It would be a great addition even for others to use your device without having to fear they'll open your device.



  • @3T_Ed @cliffcoggin
    Just to give an opposite point of view.
    What you like (or me) is not necessarily what the majority likes.

    I like the circle like this and find the data quite interesting to remember when some meeting took place or else...
    Of course something more customizable is always welcome : set priorities, toggle some info on/off, ...

    But as always with customization it takes time and it's not the priority of UBports over functionalities and stability.
    So this has to be a community effort.
    And as a project manager I can tell that the best course of action is to work one small step at a the time.



  • @AppLee said in Launcher Modular:

    @3T_Ed @cliffcoggin
    Just to give an opposite point of view.
    What you like (or me) is not necessarily what the majority likes.

    But of course. I was only commenting, not complaining. There are far more important matters to resolve before worrying about this sort of trivia.



  • For about four weeks or so, every time my Oneplus 3T has updated to the next release, after the automatic reboot Launcher Modular is trying to open automatically (as it's supposed to do and was normal process) yet keeps hanging - while the UT interface is just fully functional -. After rebooting manually again LM is working fine.

    Is this a known issue and a consequence of the latest update? Anyone else have the same experience?

    edit 29-07-'20:
    Happy to report that the issue seems to have been solved.



  • @3T_Ed
    Launcher modular hacks its way into the system, so it probably need to redo the work after each update and a reboot is required in order to apply the m"hack".

    Not sure if you're talking about the same thing I have in mind. But it certainly looks like it 🙂



  • @AppLee

    Thanks, that must be it. I'm not really bothered by it, just wanted to make sure it's not my phone or way of installing. Sounds like it's a generic issue every user experiences. The convenience of LM outweighs this minor issue



  • Launcher Modular is designed for last stable releases i guess, so if you're on RC or DEV, then it could hang because of that, yes.
    And even on stable, it has some bugs, i cannot use galery page on MX4, LM crashs when i try to set it.



  • Happy to report that the issue seems to have been solved. Launcher Modular does not hang anymore after UT updates. Since there has not been a LM update I guess it was (unintentionally?) fixed through the latest UT update.



  • On the Launcher Modular ‘Home page’ I did observe the following:

    • Last call: does not update
    • Last message: does not update
    • Favorite apps: Dekko 2 and camera app do not open when tapped, other apps like ‘indicator-upower’ and Morph browser can be opened.
    • Favorite contacts: When tapping a contact the avatar turns, SMS functioning, telephone doesn't


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