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Android MX6 Kitkat (4.4) Icon Size / Update Launcher

Question asked by Bill Butler on Jan 13, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2016 by Gary Bisson



Mx6 - Kontron Board

Boundary Devices based on  boundary-kk4.4.2_1.0.0-ga / kk-nitrogen6x-20141007.img.gz

Screen Size 1280x800



I wanted to get some pointers the easiest way to increase the icon size on the home screens/Launcher -- my icons are very small and hard to touch.  I take it I need to change out or modify the launcher.  Kitkat is reported to have a "home" tab under settings, but this build DOES not have enabled..


I believe my choices are:

1) Create a new launcher and figure out how to install it

2) Modify default launcher (preferred)

3) ?


I have one group of developers that believes there is a "Tablet" vs "Phone" mode that can be "switched " in compile.. Does anyone know of said switch?




I discovered today Screen type is set to XLARGE and screen size is 12.09412...


It appears the "hardware " believes the screen size is MUCH larger than my 4.66 inch screen..I am not looking into where Xlarge and screen size is calculated.



Thanks for the help


Message was edited by: Bill Butler