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  1. mrisad's Avatar
    OMG the new BlackBerry Launcher update allows grid layout and icon size control! this was the ICING ON THE CAKE. No need to use third party launchers anymore, which means we can use the keyone's double physical keyboard shortcuts - the way the device was meant to be used! I've been waiting for this since the PRIV days! Using any other launcher other than blackberry launcher on keyone is a total waste IMHO. You lose the double shortcuts on the keys - what's the point of owning a K1 if you can't use double shortcuts on the PKB? Good news is, now you don't have to! BB Android launcher does it all.

    Update 1: This update to the launcher also fixes the google assistant trigger from the holding down the home button. You don't need to set the smallest width in developer mode to 476 anymore. It will work with any smallest width.

    Update 2: This does not allow you to change the number of dock icons. Mine shows 6 dock icons because my dpi is set to 332. To do this all you have to do is:
    a) Turn on developer options by going to settings > about phone > quick tap the build number field like 10 times. You should get a message saying that developer options is saved.
    b) Go back to settings and you should see a new menu called 'developer options', go into developer options and find the field 'smallest width', set it to 520.
    c) Restart your phone (important).

    This will change your dpi to 332 and it will make everything smaller, all apps will work just perfectly. Even google assistant will work via holding down home button.

    This is tested working with build AAN517 on Rogers Network in Canada. I'm not responsible if your phone explodes.

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    Last edited by mrisad; 08-27-17 at 01:44 AM.
    FF22, itsFirhan, steiale and 1 others like this.
    08-25-17 10:34 AM
  2. selimpusat's Avatar
    OMG BlackBerry Launcher new update allows grid layout and icon size control!!!!! this was the ICING ON THE CAKE. No need to use third party launchers anymore, which means we can use the keyone's double physical keyboard shortcuts - the way the device was meant to be used!!!! I'm just too excited, I've been waiting for this since Priv days!!!!
    Hey! I do not know why, but I can not scale the icons.
    08-25-17 10:37 AM
  3. mrisad's Avatar
    Hey! I do not know why, but I can not scale the icons.
    Go to BB launcher settings and click the "icon and layout" button then you can scale the icons highlighted in green below. You can change your grid size using the setting highlighted in red below. I have my 'smallest width' set to 520 in developers options so it looks a bit smaller, but that's the gist of it. See screenshots.

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    08-25-17 10:47 AM
  4. selimpusat's Avatar
    Go to BB launcher settings and click the "icon and layout" button then you can scale the icons highlighted in green below. You can change your grid size using the setting highlighted in red below. I have my 'smallest width' set to 520 in developers options so it looks a bit smaller, but that's the gist of it. See screenshots.

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    Ok. My OS buıld AAL093. You'r buıld?
    08-25-17 10:55 AM
  5. mrisad's Avatar
    Ok. My OS buıld AAL093. You'r buıld?
    AAN517, just got the update from Rogers (in Canada) few days ago I believe.
    08-25-17 10:56 AM
  6. undefinederror's Avatar
    nice!
    Good find!
    08-25-17 11:06 AM
  7. fixit1971's Avatar
    Searched and searched....I'm also on AAN517...cannot find BlackBerry Launcher.. I'm with Bell, does that make a difference. Thanks

    Posted using Z30 on CB
    08-25-17 11:08 AM
  8. IdBeats's Avatar
    Mine doesn't change, it won't save the settings. When I come back to the Icon Layout setting it's set back to default. Anyone encountered this problem?
    08-25-17 11:12 AM
  9. selimpusat's Avatar
    Mine doesn't change, it won't save the settings. When I come back to the Icon Layout setting it's set back to default. Anyone encountered this problem?
    Yes. My ıcon layout problem. My buıld AAL093. You'r?
    08-25-17 11:14 AM
  10. john_v's Avatar
    Now all we need is to be able to switch icons for a particular app.
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    08-25-17 11:17 AM
  11. mrisad's Avatar
    Searched and searched....I'm also on AAN517...cannot find BlackBerry Launcher.. I'm with Bell, does that make a difference. Thanks

    Posted using Z30 on CB
    that's so strange I'm on hub version 1.1.5.7538. I just got the update when I plugged into charger this morning on wifi, maybe try that?
    08-25-17 11:18 AM
  12. mrisad's Avatar
    Mine doesn't change, it won't save the settings. When I come back to the Icon Layout setting it's set back to default. Anyone encountered this problem?
    Try restarting your phone, everytime i change my smallest width I have to restart my phone.
    08-25-17 11:19 AM
  13. mrisad's Avatar
    Now all we need is to be able to switch icons for a particular app.
    Agreed, I use 'icon changer' app sometimes but it disables the pop up widget function and also it disables the notification red dot on top of the icon.
    08-25-17 11:22 AM
  14. anon(10268214)'s Avatar
    Cool! Hopefully these improvements will filter down to the Hub+ subscribers as well. Should help out folks with legibility on the K1, always thought the icons seemed a bit smallish on that screen.
    08-25-17 11:22 AM
  15. selimpusat's Avatar
    that's so strange I'm on hub version 1.1.5.7538. I just got the update when I plugged into charger this morning on wifi, maybe try that?
    Hi,
    Upgate hub no 1.5.5.13532
    08-25-17 11:24 AM
  16. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    Love resizing icons and changing Launcher Grid sizes. Very very cool!!! At this point, with smaller icons and or grids, we need the ability to expand the number of icons in the dock.
    FF22 likes this.
    08-25-17 11:25 AM
  17. mrisad's Avatar
    Hi,
    Upgate hub no 1.5.5.13532
    sorry i meant 1.1.5.7538 is my BB launcher version - not Hub. my mistake.
    08-25-17 11:26 AM
  18. selimpusat's Avatar
    OMG BlackBerry Launcher new update allows grid layout and icon size control!!!!! this was the ICING ON THE CAKE. No need to use third party launchers anymore, which means we can use the keyone's double physical keyboard shortcuts - the way the device was meant to be used!!!! I'm just too excited, I've been waiting for this since Priv days!!!!
    Launcher upgate no ?
    08-25-17 11:26 AM
  19. mrisad's Avatar
    Love resizing icons and changing Launcher Grid sizes. Very very cool!!! At this point, with smaller icons and or grids, we need the ability to expand the number of icons in the dock.
    Yes exactly. But I changed my smallest width to 520 in developer options so now there are 6 apps on my dock. 520 works nice with everything, assistant works just fine.
    08-25-17 11:26 AM
  20. MatthiasHannover's Avatar
    Hey, I tried that (got the launcher from the play store) but it does not save the settings. It returns always back to the default settings :-(

    Any hints?
    08-25-17 11:29 AM
  21. mrisad's Avatar
    Launcher upgate no ?
    I'm on BB launcher version 1.1.5.7538.
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    08-25-17 11:29 AM
  22. selimpusat's Avatar
    I'm on BB launcher version 1.1.5.7538.
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    Ok. Hub+ services no?
    08-25-17 11:31 AM
  23. mrisad's Avatar
    Ok. Hub+ services no?
    Hub+ Services version 1.5.5.46882
    OMG BlackBerry Launcher new update allows grid layout and icon size control!-screenshot_20170825-113248.png
    08-25-17 11:33 AM
  24. Brai7's Avatar
    AAN517, just got the update from Rogers (in Canada) few days ago I believe.
    I'm with Rogers and AAN517 and I don't have the Icon Layout
    08-25-17 11:35 AM
  25. mrisad's Avatar
    Hey, I tried that (got the launcher from the play store) but it does not save the settings. It returns always back to the default settings :-(

    Any hints?
    someone else had the same problem, not sure why. please check your 'smallest width' setting in developer options. I have mine set to 520. Set yours to 520 and then restart your phone see if it setting sticks.
    08-25-17 11:35 AM
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