Home button on nexus 5 kitkat usage

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Home button on nexus 5 kitkat usage

Postby Zohar » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:02 pm UTC

I just got myself a new Nexus 5 phone a few days ago. I'm really enjoying it, especially since our Internet isn't working well at home. I do wonder about the home button, though. A single click gets me to the home screen. If I press and hold I get a "wheel" which I can use to directly access Google Now. But I couldn't see if I can configure it to include other shortcuts. I'm using the native launcher, I didn't root my device and don't really want to now that pretty much everything's configured how I want it to be.
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Re: Home button on nexus 5 kitkat usage

Postby ahammel » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:36 pm UTC

Can't vouch for it myself, but it looks like there's a home button launcher app that will do that for you.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... iwKsxIGwBg
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Re: Home button on nexus 5 kitkat usage

Postby Zohar » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:02 pm UTC

I just tried it, it just replaces the Google Now link with a pop up of a menu where you can configure shortcut apps. Not particularly useful.

I just find it strange Google would include the long press button with just that one single shortcut...
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Re: Home button on nexus 5 kitkat usage

Postby eviloatmeal » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:41 am UTC

I use SwipeUp Utility, it replaces the whole Google Now thing with Wordfeud (or whatever less useful app you would like). So instead of the "wheel of Google Now", the home button is a home button, and also I can swipe across it. I haven't investigated any further options, as this one was satisfactory for me.
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