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Old 10-30-2018, 01:31 PM   #181
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I can't figure out how to use this as a launcher. I don't want a file manager, but I thought you were able to use this as a launcher. I just got a Likebook Mars and wanted to try it again. In advanced options I have it set to use as a launcher when I tap the home button, but it still opens as a file manager. The advanced options also let it open as a launcher for the library button or shop button, but I don't see either of those buttons. I have work mode set to use advanced settings.
Does anyone know how to do this?

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Old 10-30-2018, 08:53 PM   #182
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I can't figure out how to use this as a launcher. I don't want a file manager, but I thought you were able to use this as a launcher. I just got a Likebook Mars and wanted to try it again. In advanced options I have it set to use as a launcher when I tap the home button, but it still opens as a file manager. The advanced options also let it open as a launcher for the library button or shop button, but I don't see either of those buttons. I have work mode set to use advanced settings.
Does anyone know how to do this?
I asked the same question back in post 122

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I'm a little confused. Is it possible to launch existing installed apps like Calibre Companion or Moon+Reader from this APK?
Of course it is possible.

The app can work in two modes:
- books manager only (picture 3)
- launcher and books manager (picture 1 and 2)

To have the bottom toolbar, where the app launcher, task manager, etc. functions are accessible you need to make your tablet use ReLaunchX as a launcher. Displaying the launcher toolbar all the time despite the work mode would be very confusing. When you have a different launcher active in the system you fall back to it whenever you press the device home button, exit from apps, etc.

For most devices it is as simple as to choose ReLaunchX when the device boots or when you press device home button after installing ReLaunchX, on other devices it may be tricky, possibly via device settings or eventually only through rooting.

ReLaunchX 2 as a launcher, default view
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ReLaunchX 2 as a launcher, icons view
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ReLaunchX 2 as a book manager only
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Thank you. I never noticed the bottom row before.
I attached what my setup looks like. The bottom center icon is All installed Apps, to the right of center is favorite apps and to the left of center are last used apps. You may have to go into settings to choose RelaunchX as your launcher.

By default it always starts to the file browser. This works for me since my main use is reading I use it to launch my books in Moon+ Reader Pro.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:23 PM   #183
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I attached what my setup looks like. The bottom center icon is All installed Apps, to the right of center is favorite apps and to the left of center are last used apps. You may have to go into settings to choose RelaunchX as your launcher.

By default it always starts to the file browser. This works for me since my main use is reading I use it to launch my books in Moon+ Reader Pro.
I don't have a bottom row of icons, and I thought I remembered something like that. What version are you using? I downloaded 2.1.2 from the first post.
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I don't have a bottom row of icons, and I thought I remembered something like that. What version are you using? I downloaded 2.1.2 from the first post.

Apparently you won't see the bottom row unless you open it as a launcher. If you are currently using Nova, go to android Settings - Apps, choose Nova and clear defaults, then press the home button or home icon. This should give you a choice of launchers to use from those installed.

FYI I have 2.1.0
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:20 AM   #185
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Apparently you won't see the bottom row unless you open it as a launcher. If you are currently using Nova, go to android Settings - Apps, choose Nova and clear defaults, then press the home button or home icon. This should give you a choice of launchers to use from those installed.

FYI I have 2.1.0
Thank you! I never would have figured that out. I was able to have Nova set as the default and use a home switcher app and change to relaunch.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:30 AM   #186
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I love this launcher and it's very useful as a file manager, but is there still no way to hide .sdr folders with it? It clutters my books folder, and I can't seem to find a way to get rid of them. I've tried adding a dot to the start of the file to make it hidden, but that only makes me lose the progress I had on the book. I've also looked on the file settings, but apparently you can only filter files, not folders.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:14 PM   #187
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I love this launcher and it's very useful as a file manager, but is there still no way to hide .sdr folders with it? It clutters my books folder, and I can't seem to find a way to get rid of them. I've tried adding a dot to the start of the file to make it hidden, but that only makes me lose the progress I had on the book. I've also looked on the file settings, but apparently you can only filter files, not folders.
Long-press "Upper level", un-tick "show hidden files" and everything starting with dot will disappear: files and folders. I don't see why you thought about changing the file names when the folder name already starts with dot so should be filtered out nicely.
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Note: I have more important/interesting things to do recently than developing any new features for ReLaunchX which already does all what I need When working with legacy code the most time consuming activity is testing. I think, however, that I can do as all big corporations do nowadays , release a beta with "quick" changes to let you test it. Once you test it well, please give your feedback.

beta version 2.2 candidate candidate_2.2.zip

Bug fixes:
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- Filter settings include "hide dir" filters. These works in the opposite sense than file filters, i.e. file filters include what matches, "hide dir" hide dirs which matches. Dir filters should be (and will be) a separate filter configuration settings but as a quick feature test it's combined with file filters.

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And as you probably already know, the builds which I include directly in the forum have different signature than the F-droid builds so the app can't be upgraded in place - export your ReLaunchX settings, uninstall, install the beta apk, import settings.

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Old 11-20-2018, 01:47 AM   #189
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Long-press "Upper level", un-tick "show hidden files" and everything starting with dot will disappear: files and folders. I don't see why you thought about changing the file names when the folder name already starts with dot so should be filtered out nicely.

It was never ticked in the first place. The folder ďoesnt start with a dot on my system. Thats odd.
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It was never ticked in the first place. The folder ďoesnt start with a dot on my system. Thats odd.
Than it's not .sdr but just sdr As usual try to be more specific to get better help from the community. Play with the beta version
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:35 PM   #191
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I am hoping Plusz might take pity on me and include the Onyx Boox Max Carta in the list of supported devices (distinct from the original Boox Max and the new Max2) for relaunchx. I have tried versions 2.1 and 2.2, ignoring the “device not supported” message, and there seems to be major issues. For one, there is a responsiveness problem. I tap on a selection, the box flashes a different grey background, and then nothing happens. It can take many taps before the intended action occurs.
I have assumed that the intent of the box showing the current path is to allow the user to tap on some level of that path to go to that level. I get a “SELECT COLUMNS” pop up menu instead. Help please.
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I am hoping Plusz might take pity on me and include the Onyx Boox Max Carta in the list of supported devices (distinct from the original Boox Max and the new Max2) for relaunchx. I have tried versions 2.1 and 2.2, ignoring the “device not supported” message, and there seems to be major issues. For one, there is a responsiveness problem. I tap on a selection, the box flashes a different grey background, and then nothing happens. It can take many taps before the intended action occurs.
I have assumed that the intent of the box showing the current path is to allow the user to tap on some level of that path to go to that level. I get a “SELECT COLUMNS” pop up menu instead. Help please.
Wait, so you say there is no responsiveness problem prior to version 2.1? In such case I should take a look at the framework version used before. In general the responsiveness problem tends to happen only right after app installation. It seems to be java thing, until the app gets precompiled upon first use it is soo slow that the events from UI are missed.

The path button was never designed to work that way, though it's a good idea as well.
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No, I have never tried versions older than 2.1. The unresponsiveness continues after multiple attempts to use the app.
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No, I have never tried versions older than 2.1. The unresponsiveness continues after multiple attempts to use the app.
The inherent problem of free software is that no money is involved in QA (quality assurance). I invested some of my time to keep the app usable but definitely I won't buy any additional hardware to test it. I'm sorry I can't help.
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Thank you a lot for this amazing work! It's working fine on my Nook GLowlight 3. Finally I can read some manga and small comics like Tex, Dylan Dog and Walking Dead. It even runs manga apps to read online via wifi or PerfectView.

Unfortunately, Kindle Comic Converter didn't work for me, so this was my only option.

I am just having trouble trying to include functions in Glowlight 3's physical buttons but with more research maybe I can do that.

Thanks again!

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