Launcher Modular



  • @syper have you talked to Dalton about that?
    @UniSuperBox what is the best way to integrate the launcher modular efforts into unity? Did I get it right (from our last discussion) that you like the "widget part" more than the app launching part?



  • @hummlbach
    Not yet but there is still time before Edge



  • @hummlbach

    I think if you swipe from left to right it should open instead of the app drawer and if you press the unity button the "normal" app drawer opens. I hope you understand what I mean. 😓



  • @makeixo said in Launcher Modular:

    I think if you swipe from left to right it should open instead of the app drawer and if you press the unity button the "normal" app drawer opens. I hope you understand what I mean.

    Yes I understand, it's a good idea! to see if this can be do



  • @syper Or you leave the app drawer like it is and swipe it up from the bottom. The bottom is "empty" anyway. This way it would be more like an extra feature and you dont have to decide one or another.

    Maybe thats easier to implement as well.

    edit: If I am thinking about it - I am travelling and a little bit bored 🙂 - I see for the bottom side 3 possible behaviors.

    1. it works like the top menu. You open it by swiping up and when move to one side or another you select the side/scope as well

    2. You swipe it up like a “normal” launcher. It could be appear more like a translucent overlay.

    3. You tap once or twice on the homescreen, then at the bottom the “scope“ symbol panel appeas at the bottom and by pressing it the "scope side" opens.

    Just to give a little input. Maybe you find something you like. 🙂



  • I'm thinking on a desktop-phone convergence and IMHO I like the drawer as is now, but it would make sense if launcher modular could be integrated in the drawer as the old scopes from Unity 7 was integrated.
    The other way it would be to find a way to integrate it on de desktop background working as a widget, It would fit correctly as a widget on a desktop?
    It is just an a Idea, since i'm not a developer i don't know if it could be done ^_^'



  • Thank you for your ideas I would look at what is possible to do.
    Thanks also for the donations.



  • This launcher is really good and with the round icons the launcher looks incredibly great. I also use it as my standard launcher and I hope it will be further developed in the future.
    Unfortunately some tabs like the news are not working for me.



  • @Invy Have you installed the SimplestRSS application to put your news in an rss feed?
    https://open-store.io/app/simplestrss.kazord

    The purpose of the launcher is to operate using data from other applications.



  • @syper Thanks for the advice. My mistake. With SimplestRSS the News-Tab is working fine now.



  • Just an idea:
    as the app drawer on Unity 8 is lightning fast and handy to slide in from the left - wouldn't it be more convenient to remove the app drawer from Launcher Modular and just leave the start page plus the rss and calendar pages - then the experience would be close to my all-time favourite meego on the Nokia N9 😉 plus a kind of 'widget page' so maybe we could get the best of three worlds 😉 and still an unique approach



  • @elastic
    We are looking to have more flecibility on the display of applications and therefore be able to hide them if the user wishes.
    that comes close to your idea.



  • Laucher that looks realy great, exactly what i searched, will wait for an update of it to use as it seems not quite compatible with my system (not able to add image scope to default one for me for exemple, launcher crash)

    Just one question, i still tested it and didn't managed to get this beautifull transparency working :
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    How can i do that? I tried the options but nothing get me there.

    EDIT : bon je viens de voir que t'es français (je m'en doutais un peu vu le nom/prénom), alors je te dis merci pour tes efforts, ton application est très jolie, j'espère pouvoir m'en servir rapidement pour remplacer ce fade launcher de base avec ses deux pov'scopes, encore pire que le launcher canonical lol.


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