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Nova Launcher’s ‘normalize icons’ feature comes to the public build in version 4.1.0


We told you about Nova Launcher’s new icon normalization features when they came to the beta build of the app a couple of weeks ago. If you’re not a fan of running potentially buggy beta software on your daily driver, though, you might be glad to hear that this feature — along with plenty of others in the latest version — has now made it to the public build in version 4.1.0…

Besides icon normalization, which makes the app icons on your home screen appear more uniform, the new version also packs Marshmallow style search bars in both color and grayscale, support for runtime permissions in Marshmallow, and optimizations and bug fixes all around. Here’s the full change log:


Normalize Icon Size [1], automatically shrink overly large icons to match Material guidelines
Marshmallow style search bars (Color and grayscale) [2]
Support runtime permissions on Marshmallow
Optimizations and bug fixes
[1] Nova Settings – Look and Feel – Normalize icon size, see coverage at
[2] Nova Settings – Desktop – Persistent Search Bar, or Long-press in empty space – Widgets – Nova Launcher – Quick Search Bar
You can of course grab Nova Launcher on the Play Store for free, but if you’re still waiting for 4.1.0 to hit your device, you can manually download the latest version over at APKMirror.

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