Home
%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721545%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EMicrosoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721545%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20everyone%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMicrosoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available.%20We'd%20like%20to%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20what's%20new%20and%20install%20the%20beta%20build%20and%20send%20your%20feedback%20our%20way!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhat's%20New%3C%2FP%3E%3CDIV%3E%3CUL%3E%3CLI%3EAdaptive%20icons%20support%20-%20Now%20you%20can%20have%20the%20same%20look%20for%20your%20app%20icons%20with%20multiple%20choices%20for%20shapes.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EYou%20are%20able%20to%20join%20Microsoft%20Teams%20meeting%20in%20Calendar%20card%20in%20your%20Feed.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EYou%20can%20see%20your%20flagged%20emails%20from%20your%20Microsoft%20Account%20or%20work%2Fschool%20account%20in%20Tasks%20card.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3ELauncher%20settings%20experience%20has%20been%20optimized%20so%20you%20can%20discover%20and%20find%20what%20you're%20looking%20for%20quickly.%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FUL%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3ETo%20become%20a%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20Beta%20tester%3A%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CEM%3E%E2%80%A2%26nbsp%3B%20Go%20to%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fapps%2Ftesting%2Fcom.microsoft.launcher%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fapps%2Ftesting%2Fcom.microsoft.launcher%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FEM%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CEM%3E%E2%80%A2%26nbsp%3B%20Click%20%22Become%20a%20tester%22.%20You'll%20see%20a%20confirmation%20%22You%20are%20now%20a%20tester.%22%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FEM%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EMoving%20forward%2C%20you'll%20always%20get%20the%20latest%20Beta%20build%20when%20it's%20available%2C%20as%20long%20as%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20is%20running.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EThe%20beta%20build%20may%20need%20a%20couple%20of%20hours%20or%20a%20day%20to%20propagate%20before%20you%20will%20see%20it%20in%20your%20Google%20Play%20download%20link%2C%20depending%20on%20Google%20Play%20rollout%20progress%2C%20and%20please%20keep%20the%20feedback%20coming!%20As%20always%2C%20we%20thank%20you%20for%20your%20support.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EMicrosoft%20Launcher%20Team%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FDIV%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721608%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721608%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E5.6%20arrived%20last%20night%20-%20and%20within%20ten%20minutes%20I%20changed%20over%20to%20Nova%20Launcher.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThe%20setting%20in%20Folder%20Appearance%20to%20set%20the%20folder%20background%20to%20Light%20or%20Dark%20-%20independent%20of%20the%20overall%20Theme%20selected%20-%20has%20gone.%20I%20had%20it%20set%20to%20Light%20in%205.5%20and%20earlier%2C%20while%20I%20had%20the%20Transparent%20overall%20theme%20selected.%20In%205.6%20my%20folder%20background%20had%20changed%20to%20Dark%2C%20there%20was%20no%20longer%20the%20setting%20to%20change%20it%20back%2C%20and%20it%20looks%20so%20bad%20on%20my%20chosen%20wallpaper%20I%20just%20had%20to%20change%20to%20another%20launcher.%20No%2C%20I'm%20not%20changing%20wallpaper.%20And%20no%20I'm%20not%20changing%20to%20the%20Light%20overall%20theme%2C%20currently%20the%20only%20way%20to%20get%20my%20folders%20back%20as%20they%20were%2C%20as%20I%20don't%20like%20it%20in%20the%20feed%20and%20settings.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIf%20you%20restore%20that%20folder%20appearance%20setting%2C%20I'll%20change%20back%20to%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20...%20if%20I%20haven't%20got%20so%20used%20to%20Nova%20launcher%20by%20then%20I've%20stopped%20checking%20the%20ML%20updates.%20Otherwise%20you've%20lost%20me.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIt's%20funny.%20For%20months%20I've%20been%20tempted%20to%20change%20launcher%20every%20day%20because%20of%20the%20flakiness%20of%20ML's%20response%20to%20taps%2C%20presses%20and%20swipes%2C%20but%20have%20resisted%20and%20stuck%20with%20ML.%20Here%2C%20with%20one%20update%2C%20you've%20made%20me%20actually%20change%20due%20to%20something%20completely%20different.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EPlease%20tell%20me%20this%20lost%20setting%20is%20just%20a%20bug%20you'll%20fix%20quickly%2C%20not%20an%20intentional%20'feature'%20change.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721619%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721619%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EOh%2C%20and%20the%20one%20other%20thing%20I%20had%20time%20to%20notice%20before%20changing%20to%20the%20other%20Launcher.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20said%20before%20that%20while%20I%20would%20have%20liked%20adaptive%20icons%20in%20theory%2C%20the%20problem%20with%20the%20way%20you've%20done%20it%20is%20that%20it%20picked%20a%20few%20truly%20horrible%20colours%20for%20the%20background%20colours%20of%20a%20few%20of%20the%20icons.%20I%20suggested%20you%20provide%20an%20option%20for%20the%20user%20to%20pick%20a%20background%20colour%20to%20be%20used%20for%20all%20the%20adaptive%20icons%2C%20or%20just%20offer%20an%20option%20of%20white%20for%20all.%20My%20one%20quick%20check%20showed%20that%20in%205.6%20you've%20made%20it%20WORSE.%20Far%20MORE%20icons%20now%20have%20horrible%20colour%20backgrounds.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EBut%20this%20is%20all%20academic%20for%20me%20if%20you%20don't%20restore%20the%20folder%20appearance%20Light%2FDark%20option.%20Unless%2Funtil%20you%20do%2C%20I%20won't%20be%20running%20ML%20again%20whatever%20you%20do%20or%20don't%20do%20to%20the%20adaptive%20icon%20option.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721824%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721824%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EIntroduced%20more%20bugs%20than%20ever%20%3A%201)Sometimes%20turning%20the%20option%20to%20show%20app%20names%20on%20homescreen%20on%20and%20off%20has%20no%20effect.%202)%20changing%20padding%20option%20on%20%2F%20off%20make%20dock%20buggy.%20Sometimes%20dock%20lose%20the%20third%20row%2C%20sometimes%20dont%20pull%20up%20etc%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721832%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721832%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EStill%20the%20existing%20bugs%20haven't%20been%20solved%201)%20swiping%20up%20on%20the%20dock%20to%20pull%20the%20dock%20up%2C%20moves%20apps%20and%20other%20shortcuts%20(on%20the%20first%20row%20of%20dock)%20out%20of%20the%20dock%202)%20long%20pressing%20icon%20on%20home%20screen%20thinks%20i'm%20trying%20to%20swipe%20left%20or%20right%20to%20other%20homescreen%20pages%20and%20thus%20have%20no%20long%20press%20action%20appear%203)%20i%20put%20app%20drawer%20shortcut%20on%20the%20dock.%20Clicking%20on%20it%20to%20open%20app%20drawer%20does%20not%20work%20many%20times%20and%20it%20thinks%20i'm%20trying%20to%20pull%20up%20the%20dock.%20And%20thus%20it%20pulls%20the%20dock%20up.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721838%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721838%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBasically%20what%20i%20mean%20is%20ML%20is%20having%20touch%20sensitivity%20issues%20since%20a%20long%20time.%20And%20you%20guys%20haven't%20been%20able%20to%20solve%20them..%20Instead%20of%20introducing%20least%20requested%20new%20features%2C%20kindly%20fix%20the%20touch%20sensitivity%20related%20bugs.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-721865%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-721865%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThe%20new%20update%20to%205.6.0.52856%20has%20not%20restored%20the%20Folder%20appearance%20setting%20to%20be%20able%20to%20set%20the%20folders%20to%20Light%20irrespective%20of%20overall%20theme%2C%20so%20I%20remain%20using%20Nova%20Launcher%20instead.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20would%20really%20appreciate%20an%20official%20comment%20as%20to%20whether%20that%20setting%20is%20gone%20for%20good%20or%20liable%20to%20be%20restored%20very%20soon.%20My%20one%20and%20only%20issue%20with%20Nova%20Launcher%20is%20that%20every%20time%20I%20switch%20back%20to%20it%2C%20the%20Google%20Discover%20as%20feed%20will%20have%20stopped%20working%20and%20is%20difficult%20to%20get%20going%20again.%20Which%20means%20that%20I%20am%20going%20to%20rapidly%20get%20fed%20up%20with%20switching%20to%20a%20new%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20just%20to%20see%20if%20that%20folder%20appearance%20Light%20option%20is%20back%2C%20then%20switching%20back%20to%20Nova%20and%20fighting%20to%20get%20the%20Discover%20feed%20back%20when%20it%20isn't.%20If%20I%20don't%20know%20you%20definitely%20are%20going%20to%20restore%20the%20Folder%20appearance%20Light%2FDark%20option%2C%20I'm%20going%20to%20be%20just%20sticking%20with%20Nova%20and%20not%20going%20through%20the%20hassle%20of%20checking%20ML%20new%20betas%20very%20soon.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-722438%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-722438%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F310854%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40DavidGB%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%20We%20are%20sorry%20to%20hear%20about%20the%20issues.%20Our%20team%20is%20aware%20of%20several%20issues%20related%20to%20folder%20appearance%20and%20fixes%20are%20rolling%20out%20in%20the%20next%20update%20for%20so.%26nbsp%3B%20Please%20stay%20tuned%20and%20please%20let%20us%20know%20if%20the%20issue%20isn't%20fixed%20for%20you%20in%20the%20next%20update.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-723087%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-723087%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks%20for%20the%20update!%20No%20issues%20here%20so%20far!%20Loving%20all%20the%20new%20features%20with%20each%20update!%20I%20especially%20like%20the%20new%20folder%20shapes%20as%20well%20as%20the%20adaptive%20icons%20(though%20personally%20I%20just%20use%20an%20icon%20pack)%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERuns%20great%20on%20my%20Galaxy%20S8%2B%20running%20the%20Pie%2BOne%20UI%20Update.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-730063%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-730063%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWould%20like%20to%20know%20if%20Launcher%20team%20has%20a%20target%20device%20in%20mind%20for%20Launcher.%26nbsp%3B%20What%20are%20ideal%20specs%20%3F%26nbsp%3B%20Perhaps%20older%20devices%20should%20not%20use%20the%20later%20launcher%20%3F%20%26nbsp%3B%20What%20mobile%20processors%20or%20graphics%20chips%20are%20affected%20%3F%26nbsp%3B%20Maybe%20there%20are%20similar%20issues%20as%20encountered%20on%20PC%20where%20resources%20of%20device%20or%20the%20manufacturer%20chipset%20choice%20limits%20performance%20%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-730378%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-730378%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3Eon%20an%20android4work%20configured%20phone%20%3A%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3Efrom%20homescreen%20calendar%20appointment%20(work%20account)%20always%20starts%20the%20personal%20app%20(outlook.%20Same%20for%20last%20documents%2C%20onenote%20etc.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ESo%20homescreen%20apps%20never%20start%20the%20proper%20work%20account%20app%20but%20always%20the%20personal%20app.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ECan%20this%20be%20fixed.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-731463%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-731463%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWould%20like%20to%20suggest%20that%20contributors%20state%20the%20device%20that%20they%20are%20having%20issues%20with.%20It%20would%20help%20to%20understand%20the%20problem%20and%20make%20it%20easier%20to%20give%20them%20help.%20%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-731516%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-731516%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EAlcatel%203V%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ECurrent%20main%20issues%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E1%20Folder%20background%20is%20'Dark'%20when%20theme%20is%20Transparent%2C%20lost%20setting%20to%20set%20the%20folders%20to%20'light'%2C%20has%20me%20using%20Nova%20Launcher%20until%20this%20is%20fixed.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E2%20ML%20on%20my%20phone%20is%20missing%20the%20option%20to%20have%20home%20screen%20icons%20created%20automatically%20for%20new%20apps.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E3%20Poor%20response%20to%20tap%2C%20swipe%2C%20press%20in%20a%20number%20of%20areas%2C%20especially%3A%20(i)%20taps%20to%20open%20apps%20in%20the%20dock%20often%20cause%20the%20dock%20to%20expand%20instead%20of%20launching%20the%20tapped%20app%2C%20with%20the%20app%20icon%20I%20tapped%20very%20often%20'sticking'%20to%20my%20finger%20as%20the%20dock%20shoots%20open%20'beneath'%20it%2C%20rearranging%20the%20dock%20icons%2C%20so%20I%20then%20have%20to%20put%20the%20icons%20back%20where%20they%20should%20be%20before%20trying%20to%20open%20the%20app%20again%3B%20(ii)%20the%20'back'%20arrow%2C%20top%20left%20corner%20in%20e.g.%20news%20stories%20opened%20in%20the%20feed%20and%20submenus%20in%20the%20ML%20settings%20mostly%20don't%20react%20to%20taps%20and%20I%20end%20up%20having%20to%20tap%203%2C%204%2C%205%206%20times%20before%20the%20page%20responds%20and%20actually%20goes%20back%20to%20the%20level%20'above'.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThere%20are%20some%20new%20things%20I%20would%20like%20to%20see%2C%20but%20fixing%20these%20issues%20first%20is%20far%20more%20important%20than%20any%20new%20features.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-731796%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-731796%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%20should%20perhaps%20add%20that%2C%20while%20the%20Alcatel%203V%20is%20at%20the%20cheap%20end%20of%20the%20market%20(although%20like%20many%20Alcatels%20very%20surprisingly%20full%20featured%20for%20the%20price%20point%2C%20if%20with%20some%20compromises)%2C%20I%20can't%20see%20that%20the%20phone's%20spec%20is%20to%20blame%20for%20the%20poor%20touch%20responses%20I%20described%20as%20I%20get%20absolutely%20no%20touch%20response%20problems%20whatsoever%20with%20the%20native%20Alacatel%20Joy%20Launcher%2C%20or%20with%20Nova%20Launcher%20with%20Google-Discover-as-feed%2C%20or%20with%20%3CEM%3Eany%3C%2FEM%3E%20of%20the%20121%20apps%20-%20none%20games%20-%20I%20have%20installed%20alongside%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20(at%20least%20the%20total%20is%20122%20apps%20installed%20according%20to%20the%20App%20Info%20line%20on%20the%20Apps%20page%20in%20Settings%20-%20not%20sure%20if%20that%20number%20includes%20the%20Apps%20that%20came%20built%20in).%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20is%20the%20ONLY%20app%20of%20any%20kind%20I%20have%20tap%2Fpress%2Fdrag%20response%20trouble%20with%2C%20which%20convinces%20me%20that%20it%20is%20not%20this%20particular%20phone%20...%20or%20me%20and%20my%20way%20of%20making%20the%20gestures.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EFollowing%20the%20update%20before%20last%20of%20ML%2C%20I%20DID%20see%20a%20very%20noticeable%20improvement%20in%20the%20trouble%20I%20was%20also%20having%20with%20the%20non-dock%20home%20screen%20icons%20...%20although%2C%20oddly%2C%20only%20after%20I%20turned%20the%20High%20Performance%20mode%20off%20(I%20usually%20have%20it%20set%20on)%2C%20but%20the%20improvement%20continued%20when%20I%20turned%20it%20back%20on%20again.%20I%20had%20been%20plagued%20by%20taps%20on%20non-dock%20home%20screen%20icons%20causing%20the%20home%20screen%20to%20jump%20one%20page%20left%20(including%20from%20the%20first%20page%20to%20the%20feed)%20instead%20of%20opening%20the%20app%2C%20and%20presses%20on%20those%20icons%20to%20get%20the%20menus%20or%20drag%20the%20app%20icon%20instead%20either%20(i)%20doing%20nothing%2C%20or%20(ii)%20doing%20nothing%20until%20I%20let%20go%2C%20at%20which%20point%20it%20would%20open%20the%20app%20instead%20of%20the%20menu%20or%20starting%20a%20drag%2C%20even%20if%20I%20had%20been%20holding%20the%20press%20for%20several%20seconds.%20All%20of%20this%20got%20MUCH%20better%20after%20the%20update%20before%20last%20(plus%20the%20switching%20out%20of%20high%20performance%20mode%2C%20even%20though%20later%20turning%20that%20back%20on%20again).%20Not%20absolutely%20perfect%2C%20but%20most%20responses%20to%20trying%20to%20tap%2C%20press%20or%20drag%20are%20now%20right%20for%20me%2C%20rather%20than%20most%20failing%20as%20before%2C%20which%20makes%20it%20much%20more%20useable%2C%20and%20reduces%20the%20number%20of%20times%20I%20consider%20changing%20Launcher.%20If%20the%20team%20could%20bring%20the%20same%20degree%20of%20improvement%20to%20the%20dock%20icon%20responses%20and%20the%20top-left-back-arrows%20as%20they%20did%20to%20the%20non-dock%20app%20icon%20responses%2C%20I%20would%20be%20very%20happy.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-733734%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-733734%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3ESo%20why%20was%20a%205.6.0%20update%20pushed%20out%20over%20top%20of%205.6.1%3F%26nbsp%3B%20That%20is%20my%20question%20as%20it%20reset%20the%20launcher%20on%20me%20and%20I%20had%20to%20restore%20then%20fix%20some%20things.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-734364%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-734364%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F280275%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Anusha_Bhatnagar%3C%2FA%3E%20I'm%20very%20disappointed%20to%20see%20that%20today's%20update%20(to%205.6.0.52867)%20has%20done%20nothing%20to%20fix%20the%20issue%20that%20has%20driven%20me%20to%20using%20Nova%20Launcher.%20With%20the%20theme%20set%20to%20transparent%20(which%20I%20really%20want%20for%20the%20feed%20pages)%2C%20I%20still%20get%20what%20was%20the%20Dark%20theme%20for%20the%20Folder%20background%2C%20which%20is%20terrible%20on%20my%20wallpaper%3B%20and%20the%20option%20to%20set%20the%20Folder%20background%20to%20Light%20or%20Dark%20that%20was%20under%20the%20launcher%20setting%20Personalisation%26gt%3BHome%20screen%26gt%3BFolder%20appearance%20is%20still%20missing%20in%20the%20new%20launcher%20setting%26gt%3BHome%20Screen%26gt%3Bfolder%20appearance%2C%20so%20I%20cannot%20set%20the%20folder%20backgrounds%20to%20light%20while%20still%20keeping%20the%20transparent%20overall%20theme.%20And%20unlike%20my%20other%20main%20problems%20with%20ML%20I%20listed%20in%20posts%20above%2C%20which%20are%20irritations%20I%20manage%20to%20put%20up%20with%2C%20this%20one%20is%20a%20deal%20breaker%20and%20has%20me%20using%20Nova%20Launcher%20instead.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E(As%20a%20comparison%2C%20in%20Nova%20Launcher%20I%20can%20set%20the%20folder%20background%20to%20any%20out%20of%20(i)%20follow%20overall%20theme%20light%20or%20dark%2C%20(ii)%20specify%20the%20light%20or%20dark%20version%20for%20the%20folder%20background%20separately%20from%20the%20overall%20light%2Fdark%20setting%2C%20or%20(iii)%20specify%20the%20folder%20background%20as%20absolutely%20any%20colour%20I%20choose%20via%20RGB%2C%20HSV%20or%20a%20colour%20picker%20along%20with%20any%20transparency%20level.%20I%20don't%20actually%20need%20the%20latter%20option%20in%20Microsoft%20Launcher%2C%20as%20in%20Nova%20Launcher%2C%20on%20the%20same%20wallpaper%2C%20despite%20being%20able%20to%20pick%20any%20colour%20or%20transparency%2C%20I%20actually%20have%20it%20set%20to%20produce%20the%20same%20background%20as%20the%20Light%20folder%20background%20in%20Microsoft%20Launcher.)%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EPLEASE%20return%20the%20option%20to%20pick%20light%20or%20dark%20background%20for%20the%20folders%20independent%20of%20over%20all%20Theme%20ASAP.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-738004%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-738004%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F280275%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Anusha_Bhatnagar%3C%2FA%3E%20You%20said%20%22please%20let%20us%20know%20if%20the%20issue%20isn't%20fixed%20for%20you%20in%20the%20next%20update%22.%20Just%20had%20the%20SECOND%20update%20since%2C%20and%205.6.0.52873%20STILL%20does%20not%20address%20the%20issue.%20There's%20still%20no%20sign%20of%20the%20option%20under%20Settings%26gt%3BHome%20screen%26gt%3BFolder%20appearance%20to%20select%20Light%20(or%20anything%20other%20than%20shape)%20for%20the%20folder%20background)%2C%20which%20disappeared%20in%20the%20new%20settings.%20As%20before%20I%20want%20and%20have%20transparent%20as%20the%20Theme%2C%20but%20am%20getting%20the%20Dark%20folder%20background%20which%20is%20useless%20on%20my%20wallpaper%2C%20I%20need%20to%20be%20able%20to%20set%20the%20folder%20background%20separately%20to%20Light%2C%20which%20we%20could%20before%20but%20can't%20now.%20So%20I%20am%20continuing%20to%20have%20to%20use%20the%20Nova%20Launcher%20instead.%20The%20urge%20to%20pay%20for%20the%20Pro%20version%20of%20Nova%20Launcher%20is%20getting%20stronger%20and%20stronger%2C%20and%20once%20I%20do%20that%20it'll%20be%20the%20end%20of%20me%20using%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20whatever%20you%20may%20or%20may%20not%20do%20to%20it%20in%20the%20future.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-738994%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-738994%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3Eit's%20not%20possible%20to%20create%20shortcuts%20for%20android4work%20work%20apps.%20the%20shortcut%20always%20directs%20to%20the%20personal%20app.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-739465%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-739465%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F280275%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Anusha_Bhatnagar%3C%2FA%3E%20STILL%20no%20ability%20to%20set%20the%20folder%20background%20to%20light%20when%20the%20theme%20is%20transparent%20in%2052880.%20When%20you%20asked%20me%20to%20let%20you%20know%20if%20the%20problem%20was%20still%20there%20in%20the%20next%20build%20I%20took%20that%20to%20mean%20the%20loss%20of%20the%20light%2Fdark%20folder%20background%20option%20was%20a%20bug%20you%20were%20working%20on%20right%20away.%20This%20is%20the%20THIRD%20release%20with%20no%20change%20with%20regard%20to%20this%20issue.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ESo%2C%20back%20to%20Nova%20again.%20I'm%20going%20to%20stop%20checking%20back%20soon.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-740834%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-740834%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EYay%2C%20thank%20you%20for%20adding%20the%20option%20to%20turn%20on%2Foff%20%22Show%20home%20screen%20padding%22!!%20My%20Outlook%20calendar%20widget%20and%20Todo%20widgets%20look%20way%20better%20with%20the%20extra%20screen%20real%20estate.%26nbsp%3BI%20also%20like%20the%20option%20to%20turn%20on%2Foff%20%22Show%20background%22%20on%20the%20dock.%20I%20love%20my%20wallpaper%2C%20and%20this%20lets%20me%20see%20more%20of%20it!%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%2C%20too%2C%20still%20experience%20some%20issues%20with%20moving%20icons%20around.%20You%20guys%20know%20its%20an%20issue%2C%20so%20please%20just%20keep%20working%20on%20it.%20I'm%20really%20quite%20happy%20with%20the%20update%20though%2C%20it's%20clear%20you%20guys%20put%20a%20ton%20of%20time%20into%20it!%26nbsp%3BWhen%20I%20first%20got%20the%205.6%20update%2C%20I%20noticed%20clicking%20on%20the%20search%20bar%20still%20showed%20home%20screen%20icons%20in%20the%20background%20which%20was%20really%20distracting.%20But%20you've%20already%20fixed%20this%2C%20so%20that's%20great!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThe%20latest%20thing%20that's%20started%20bugging%20me%20(as%20you%20fix%20more%20things%2C%20people%20just%20have%20more%20requests%20I'm%20sure%20lol)%20comes%20up%20when%20I%20open%20an%20article%20from%20the%20News%20Feed.%20I'll%20be%20halfway%20through%20the%20article%2C%20then%20someone%20will%20text%20me%20and%20I'll%20click%20the%20notification%20to%20open%20the%20app%20and%20respond.%20But%20then%20I%20have%20trouble%20getting%20back%20to%20my%20article%20because%20my%20default%20is%20to%20click%20the%20%22Recents%22%20button%20to%20switch%20to%20the%20news%20window%20--%20but%20it's%20not%20here.%20My%20next%20instinct%20is%20to%20hit%20the%20%22Home%22%20button.%20But%20this%20jumps%20back%20to%20the%20list%20of%20news%20articles%2C%20not%20the%20article%20I%20was%20reading.%20Recently%20I've%20discovered%20if%20I%20suppress%20the%20urge%20to%20hit%20the%20%22Home%22%20button%20and%20instead%20hit%20%22Back%22%20through%20however%20many%20screens%20it%20takes%2C%20eventually%20the%20half-read%20article%20reappears.%20But%20if%20I%20ever%20accidentally%20hit%20%22Home%22%2C%20it's%20gone%20and%20I%20have%20to%20manually%20re-open%20that%20article%20from%20the%20news%20feed%20(assuming%20the%20news%20feed%20hasn't%20refreshed%20and%20made%20the%20article%20disappear%20already).%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-740916%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-740916%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EIs%20there%20any%20possible%20way%20to%20be%20able%20to%20sync%20Photos%20with%20One%20drive%20backup%20like%20how%20it%20worked%20on%20Windows%20Phone%3F%20What%20I%20liked%20about%20it%20was%20you%20could%20delete%20a%20picture%20on%20your%20phone%20have%20it%20set%20up%20where%20it'd%20also%20delete%20it%20from%20One%20Drive....%20Or%20is%20that%20strictly%20an%20OS%20level%20thing%20and%20impossible%20to%20do%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-740929%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-740929%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F370266%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Cjf7911%3C%2FA%3EInstall%20the%20OneDrive%20app%20and%20turn%20on%20its%20Camera%20Upload%20setting.%20I%20don't%20know%20of%20a%20way%20to%20delete%20a%20picture%20on%20the%20phone%20and%20have%20it%20automatically%20delete%20from%20OneDrive%20as%20well%20(though%2C%20if%20you%20delete%20it%20on%20your%20phone%20before%20it%20has%20a%20chance%20to%20sync%20then%20it%20will%20never%20get%20to%20OneDrive).%20The%20app%20does%20periodically%20pop%20up%20a%20notification%20that%20lets%20remove%20pictures%20from%20your%20phone%20that%20have%20already%20been%20synced%20into%20OneDrive.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CUL%3E%3CLI%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-us%2Farticle%2FUpload-files-or-photos-to-OneDrive-in-Android-3ced081c-8ea8-40ab-b744-052dffe48590%22%20target%3D%22_self%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-us%2Farticle%2FUpload-files-or-photos-to-OneDrive-in-Android-3ced081c-8ea8-40ab-b744-052dffe48590%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-gb%2Farticle%2FClear-space-on-your-device-with-OneDrive-cabb88ce-2859-4e2c-9436-a7d92f29c97e%22%20target%3D%22_self%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-gb%2Farticle%2FClear-space-on-your-device-with-OneDrive-cabb88ce-2859-4e2c-9436-a7d92f29c97e%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FUL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-745015%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-745015%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F280275%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Anusha_Bhatnagar%3C%2FA%3EMy%20issue%20still%20has%20not%20been%20fixed%20in%20the%2052883%20version%20that%20appeared%20today%3A%20with%20the%20transparent%20theme%20all%20the%20folder%20icon%20backgrounds%20on%20the%20home%20screen%20are%20the%20Dark%20version%2C%20and%20the%20option%20in%20Folder%20appearance%20in%20settings%20to%20specify%20dark%20or%20light%20folder%20icon%20background%20independently%20which%20we%20had%20before%205.6%20is%20still%20missing.%20Which%2C%20on%20my%20wallpaper%2C%20makes%20the%20home%20screen%20terrible%20to%20look%20at.%20I%20am%20not%20changing%20theme%20to%20light%20(bad%20feed%20pages%20and%20settings%20pages)%20and%20I%20am%20not%20changing%20my%20wallpaper%2C%20so%20back%20to%20Nova.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20am%20now%20seeing%20that%20this%20is%20actually%20not%20just%20a%20choice%20between%20launchers%2C%20but%20a%20broader%20choice%20between%20ecosystems.%20Do%20I%20use%20Microsoft%20Launcher%2C%20and%20with%20it%20Sticky%20notes%2C%20To-Do%2C%20OneNote%20and%20OneDrive%20on%20phone%20and%20Windows%2010%20PC%2C%20and%20Calendar%20and%20People%20on%20the%20PC%20and%20Outlook.com%3B%20or%20do%20I%20use%20Nova%20Launcher%2C%20and%20with%20it%20Google%20Keep%20and%20Tasks%20and%20Calendar%20and%20Contacts%20and%20Drive%20on%20the%20phone%2C%20and%20the%20Gmail%20web%20versions%20in%20Firefox%20on%20the%20Windows%2010%20laptop%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20had%20hoped%20that%20the%20loss%20of%20the%20folder%20icon%20background%20light%2Fdark%20settling%20was%20an%20accident%2C%20with%20some%20little%20bit%20of%20code%20getting%20broken%20when%20changing%20to%20the%20new%20settings%20layout%2C%20which%20would%20be%20quickly%20fixed.%20After%20this%20much%20time%20and%20this%20many%20new%205.6%20builds%2C%20I%20am%20now%20starting%20to%20think%20it%20was%20a%20deliberate%20decision%20to%20remove%20the%20option.%20If%20it%20was%2C%20then%20both%20for%20the%20specific%20case%20(you've%20made%20the%20home%20screen%20unusable%20for%20me)%20and%20the%20general%20(you%20are%20removing%20options%20rather%20than%20expanding%20them)%2C%20maybe%20I'd%20be%20better%20off%20committing%20to%20Nova%20and%20Google%20for%20the%20phone%20and%20linking%20phone%20and%20laptop.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-747011%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-747011%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F338013%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40rob_de_rijk%3C%2FA%3EHi%2C%20have%20you%20followed%20the%20right%20steps%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3COL%20type%3D%221%22%20style%3D%22margin-left%3A%20.375in%3B%20direction%3A%20ltr%3B%20unicode-bidi%3A%20embed%3B%20margin-top%3A%200in%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200in%3B%20font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%20font-weight%3A%20normal%3B%20font-style%3A%20normal%3B%22%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%20value%3D%221%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%20font-weight%3A%20normal%3B%20font-style%3A%20normal%3B%22%3ELogin%20your%20work%20account%20in%20Company%20Portal%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3EFollow%20the%20prompt%20to%20continue%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3ETap%20%22Agree%22%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3ETap%20on%20%22SET%20UP%22%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3EKeep%20following%20the%20prompt%20to%20continue%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3EYou're%20all%20set!%20Tap%20on%20%22Done%22%20%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22margin-top%3A%200%3B%20margin-bottom%3A%200%3B%20vertical-align%3A%20middle%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3EBack%20to%20your%20home%20screen%20and%20you%20will%20find%20your%20work%20profile%20there.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%20style%3D%22font-family%3A%20Calibri%3B%20font-size%3A%2011.0pt%3B%22%3ELet's%20know%20if%20you%20have%20any%20further%20quereis%2C%20thanks!%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3C%2FOL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-747030%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-747030%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F329244%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Nukmicah%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%20Hi%2C%20thanks%20for%20your%20feedback!%20Well%20noted%20about%20your%20issue.%20We%20will%20try%20to%20improve%20it.%20Please%20stay%20in%20tune%2C%20thanks!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-747056%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-747056%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F271757%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Ann_Yao_680%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThanks%20for%20youre%20update%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ENot%20sure%20what%20you%20mean%20by%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EHi%2C%20have%20you%20followed%20the%20right%20steps%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3COL%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3ELogin%20your%20work%20account%20in%20Company%20Portal%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3EFollow%20the%20prompt%20to%20continue%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3ETap%20%22Agree%22%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3ETap%20on%20%22SET%20UP%22%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3EKeep%20following%20the%20prompt%20to%20continue%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3EYou're%20all%20set!%20Tap%20on%20%22Done%22%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3EBack%20to%20your%20home%20screen%20and%20you%20will%20find%20your%20work%20profile%20there.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3ELet's%20know%20if%20you%20have%20any%20further%20quereis%2C%20thanks!%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FOL%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3EI%20installed%20launcher%20in%20from%20the%20personal%20app%20store.%20Configured%20microsoft%20launcher%20with%20my%20personal%20microsoft%20account.%20Added%20my%20work%20account.%20Calendar%20from%20my%20work%20account%20is%20visable.%20When%20i%20click%20on%20a%20work%20agenda%20item%20it%20opens%20my%20personal%20calender.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3EIn%20documents%20i%20cannot%20open%20documents%20made%20in%20my%20working%20environment%20(stored%20in%20onddive%20for%20business.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3EOther%20issue%20when%20i%20try%20to%20create%20a%20shortcut%20from%20my%20outlook%20work%20app%20the%20shortlink%20redirect%20me%20to%20my%20personal%20outlook%20app.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3Ekind%20regards%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3ERob%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CBLOCKQUOTE%3E%3CHR%20%2F%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F266495%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40weizhong_xue%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bwrote%3A%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CP%3EHi%20everyone%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMicrosoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available.%20We'd%20like%20to%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20what's%20new%20and%20install%20the%20beta%20build%20and%20send%20your%20feedback%20our%20way!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhat's%20New%3C%2FP%3E%3CDIV%3E%3CUL%3E%3CLI%3EAdaptive%20icons%20support%20-%20Now%20you%20can%20have%20the%20same%20look%20for%20your%20app%20icons%20with%20multiple%20choices%20for%20shapes.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EYou%20are%20able%20to%20join%20Microsoft%20Teams%20meeting%20in%20Calendar%20card%20in%20your%20Feed.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EYou%20can%20see%20your%20flagged%20emails%20from%20your%20Microsoft%20Account%20or%20work%2Fschool%20account%20in%20Tasks%20card.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3ELauncher%20settings%20experience%20has%20been%20optimized%20so%20you%20can%20discover%20and%20find%20what%20you're%20looking%20for%20quickly.%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FUL%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3ETo%20become%20a%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20Beta%20tester%3A%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CEM%3E%E2%80%A2%26nbsp%3B%20Go%20to%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fapps%2Ftesting%2Fcom.microsoft.launcher%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fapps%2Ftesting%2Fcom.microsoft.launcher%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FEM%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CEM%3E%E2%80%A2%26nbsp%3B%20Click%20%22Become%20a%20tester%22.%20You'll%20see%20a%20confirmation%20%22You%20are%20now%20a%20tester.%22%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FEM%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EMoving%20forward%2C%20you'll%20always%20get%20the%20latest%20Beta%20build%20when%20it's%20available%2C%20as%20long%20as%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20is%20running.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EThe%20beta%20build%20may%20need%20a%20couple%20of%20hours%20or%20a%20day%20to%20propagate%20before%20you%20will%20see%20it%20in%20your%20Google%20Play%20download%20link%2C%20depending%20on%20Google%20Play%20rollout%20progress%2C%20and%20please%20keep%20the%20feedback%20coming!%20As%20always%2C%20we%20thank%20you%20for%20your%20support.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CSPAN%3EMicrosoft%20Launcher%20Team%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FDIV%3E%3CHR%20%2F%3E%3C%2FBLOCKQUOTE%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-745847%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-745847%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F310854%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40DavidGB%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20would%26nbsp%3Blike%20the%20option%20to%20choose%20between%20light%20and%20dark%20was%20restored%20too%2C%20but%20there%20is%20a%20way%20to%20fix%20it.%20When%20you%20choose%20a%20theme%20or%20an%20icon%20pack%2C%20ML%20does%20not%20change%20those%20folders%2Ficons%20previously%20individually%20edited.%20So%2C%20follow%20these%20steps%20to%20have%20light%20background%20folders%20with%20transparent%20theme%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E1-%20Choose%20light%20theme%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E2-%20Edit%20each%20folder%20(in%20homescreen%20and%2For%20drawer)%2C%20choose%20the%20left%20icon%2C%20and%20press%20%22apply%22.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E3-%20Choose%20transparent%20theme%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAnd%20there%20you%20have%2C%20all%20folders%20backgrounds%20will%20keep%20light%20with%20the%20transparent%20theme%20%3B)%3C%2Fimg%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-747436%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-747436%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F271757%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Ann_Yao_680%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BHi%20same%20issues%20are%20reported%20with%20earlier%20versions%20(5.3.0)%20.%20Seems%20those%20issues%20are%20not%20fixed%20yet.%20Really%20hope%20soon%20Microsoft%20launcher%20will%20integrate%20with%20Android%20for%20Work%20too.%20Kind%20regards%20Rob%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-757410%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Microsoft%20Launcher%205.6%20Beta%20is%20now%20available!%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-757410%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWell%20I%20suppose%20I%20should%20say%20thank%20you%26nbsp%3B%20for%20finally%20doing%20something%20about%20the%20folder%20icon%20backgrounds%20when%20the%20transparent%20theme%20is%20selected%20in%20today's%20update%20(5.6.0.52888)%3B%20although%20while%20it%20is%20a%20bit%20better%20-%20enough%20that%20I%20can%20maybe%20put%20up%20with%20it%20for%20a%20short%20while%20-%20'better'%20is%20not%20'good'.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EYou%20have%20still%20left%20the%20folder%20icon%20backgrounds%20for%20the%20transparent%20theme%20as%20just%20the%20same%20icon%20backgrounds%20as%20the%20dark%20theme%3A%20you%20have%20just%20made%20them%20lighter%20and%20more%20transparent%20whether%20Dark%20or%20Transparent%20theme%20is%20selected.%20Not%20only%20can%20I%20imagine%20actual%20Dark%20Theme%20users%20being%20upset%20with%20the%20new%20look%20not%20fitting%20well%20with%20their%20wallpapers%2C%20for%20ME%20they%20are%20now%20TOO%20transparent%20and%20I%20can%20barely%20see%20there%20is%20a%20folder%20icon%20background%20at%20all%20over%20my%20wallpaper.%20And%20the%20folder%20icon%20background%20transparency%20does%20not%20respond%20to%20the%20transparency%20slider%20in%20Settings%26gt%3BThemes%2C%20either.%20Not%20that%20I%20think%20that%20would%20help%20me%20if%20it%20did%2C%20as%20I%20think%20i%20would%20want%20much%20less%20transparency%20for%20the%20folder%20icon%20backgrounds%20than%20the%20other%20things%20(like%20the%20feed)%20affected%20by%20the%20theme.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhat%20is%20SO%20frustrating%20is%20that%20the%20way%20it%20used%20to%20work%20-%20being%20able%20to%20choose%20the%20Light%20or%20Dark%20theme%20folder%20icon%20background%20for%20the%20folder%20appearance%20separately%20from%20the%20overall%20theme%20-%20gave%20me%2C%20and%20would%20still%20give%20me%20if%20I%20could%20still%20set%20it%2C%20exactly%20what%20I%20want%20and%20looks%20best%20to%20me%20on%20my%20phone%20screen%3A%20the%20Light%20folder%20icon%20background%20but%20otherwise%20the%20Transparent%20theme.%20To%20me%20that%20is%20so%20'right'%20that%20in%20Nova%20Launcher%2C%20same%20wallpaper%2C%20where%20I%20have%20THREE%20choices%20for%20folder%20icon%20background%20-%20(i)%20Light%20or%20Dark%20auto-changing%20along%20with%20the%20overall%20theme%3B%20(ii)%20Light%20or%20Dark%20irrespective%20of%20the%20overall%20theme%2C%20(iii)%20ANY%20colour%20I%20like%20at%20ANY%20transparency%20I%20like%20-%20I%20have%20the%20folder%20icon%20background%20just%20set%20to%20the%20same%20Light%20background%20as%20In%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20despite%20all%20the%20possibilities%20in%20that%20third%20option.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhy%20did%20you%20take%20away%20the%20option%20in%20Settings%26gt%3BHome%20Screen%26gt%3BFolder%20Appearance%20to%20set%20the%20folder%20icon%20background%20to%20Light%20or%20Dark%20independently%20of%20the%20main%20Theme%3F%20One%20change%20that's%20simply%20wrecked%20the%20Home%20screen%20appearance%20of%20this%20Launcher%20for%20me.%20Please%20PLEASE%20just%20put%20that%20option%20back.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EOn%20a%20different%20matter%2C%20and%20not%20having%20used%20the%20Launcher%20for%20the%20last%20few%20versions%20due%20to%20the%20previous%20folder%20icon%20background%20appearance%2C%20I%20have%20found%20something%20interesting%20about%20the%20previously%20reported%20gesture%20response%20trouble%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20previously%20reported%20a%20number%20of%20times%20about%20all%20the%20trouble%20I%20was%20having%20with%20the%20responses%20to%20taps%2C%20presses%20and%20drags%20on%20the%20home%20screen%20app%20and%20folder%20icons%20-%20especially%20that%20many%20times%20every%20day%20(though%20not%20every%20time)%20when%20I%20tap%20on%20an%20app%20to%20run%20it%20or%20a%20folder%20to%20open%20it%2C%20instead%20I'd%20just%20get%20the%20home%20screen%20jumping%20to%20the%20page%20to%20the%20left%20(including%20jumping%20into%20the%20feed%20from%20the%20first%20home%20screen%20page)%20with%20no%20app%20running%20or%20folder%20opening%3B%20and%20pressing%20on%20an%20icon%20to%20open%20the%20menu%20or%20start%20a%20drag%20did%20nothing%20while%20I%20held%20it%20but%20just%20caused%20it%20to%20launch%20as%20if%20I%20tapped%20it%20when%20I%20let%20go.%20I%20now%20have%20a%20repeated%20development.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EOriginally%20I%20had%20the%20Launcher%20with%20'High-performance%20mode'%20switched%20on%20(and%20had%20forgotten%20about%20it).%20A%20few%20versions%20ago%2C%20I%20tried%20switching%20that%20setting%20off%20-%20and%20all%20the%20trouble%20with%20tap%2Fhold%2Fdrag%20responses%20immediately%20disappeared%20and%20it%20started%20working%20as%20well%20as%20other%20apps.%20But%20when%20I%20then%20tried%20changing%20the%20'High-performance%20mode'%20back%20to%20ON%2C%20it%20carried%20on%20working%20fine%2C%20without%20all%20the%20previous%20problems.%20Trying%20out%20Microsoft%20Launcher%20today%20after%20only%20using%20it%20for%20the%20previous%20few%20versions%20just%20long%20enough%20to%20find%20you%20hadn't%20done%20anything%20to%20improve%20the%20folder%20icon%20background%2C%20today%20I%20found%20that%20all%20the%20problems%20with%20home%20screen%20clicks%2C%20presses%20and%20drags%20were%20back.%20But%20I%20still%20had%20'High-performance%20mode'%20on%20from%20before%2C%20and%20turning%20it%20OFF%20again%20cleared%20all%20the%20gesture%20response%20problems%20again%20...%20and%20having%20done%20that%2C%20going%20back%20to%20'High-performance%20mode'%20ON%20again%20was%20still%20fine.%20So%20at%20least%20for%20me%20the%20bad%20gesture%20response%20on%20the%20home%20screen%20is%20somehow%20tied%20to%20the%20'High-performance%20mode'.%20I%20don't%20have%20the%20evidence%20to%20be%20certain%20what%20triggers%20the%20problems%20-%20possible%20updating%20while%20'High-performance%20mode'%20is%20on%20-%20but%20that's%20twice%20now%20I've%20had%20all%20the%20gesture%20response%20trouble%20when%20'High-performance%20mode'%20was%20on%2C%20and%20simply%20turning%20it%20off%20has%20fixed%20the%20problems%2C%20even%20if%20I%20then%20turn%20it%20on%20again.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ENote%20that%20this%20is%20ONLY%20the%20gesture%20responses%20of%20the%20app%20and%20folder%20icons%20on%20the%20actual%20Home%20screen%20pages.%20I%20continue%20to%20have%20all%20the%20previous%20trouble%20with%20the%20icons%20in%20the%20dock%20-%20e.g.%20tapping%20to%20launch%20an%20app%20in%20the%20dock%2C%26nbsp%3B%20but%20instead%20the%20dock%20expanding%20(and%20often%20causing%20the%20app%20icon%20I%20was%20tapping%20to%20drag%20down%20to%20a%20lower%20row%2C%20causing%20me%20to%20have%20to%20spend%20time%20putting%20the%20dock%20icons%20back%20where%20I%20want%20them%20before%20trying%20again)%3B%20and%20I%20also%20still%20have%20the%20problem%20of%20the%20top%20left%20corner%20'back'%20arrow%20on%20settings%20pages%20and%20news%20stories%20opened%20from%20the%20News%20feed%20simply%20ignoring%20taps%20and%20it%20often%20taking%205%20or%206%20taps%20before%20they%20finally%20notice%20and%20actually%20navigate%20back.%20As%20something%20you%20changed%20allowed%20the%20home%20screen%20gesture%20response%20to%20massively%20improve%20when%20I%20switched%20'High-performance%20mode'%20off%2C%20I%20hope%20you%20can%20do%20something%20similar%20to%20the%20gesture%20response%20of%20the%20dock%20and%20those%20back%20arrows.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EOh%2C%20and%20again%20-%20I%20STILL%20do%20not%20have%20the%20option%20in%20settings%20to%20auto%20create%20a%20home%20screen%20icon%20for%20a%20newly%20installed%20app.%20Why%3F%20What%20possible%20reason%20is%20there%20to%20put%20that%20in%20some%20users'%20versions%20but%20not%20others%2C%20when%20it%20is%20a%20feature%20(usually%20on%20by%20default%2C%20and%20often%20just%20on%20with%20no%20option%20at%20all)%20in%20every%20other%20launcher%20I%20have%20ever%20tried%2C%20default%20in%20the%20phone%20or%20installed%20from%20the%20app%20store%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Occasional Contributor

Hi everyone,

 

Microsoft Launcher 5.6 Beta is now available. We'd like to invite you to check out what's new and install the beta build and send your feedback our way!

 

What's New

  • Adaptive icons support - Now you can have the same look for your app icons with multiple choices for shapes.
  • You are able to join Microsoft Teams meeting in Calendar card in your Feed.
  • You can see your flagged emails from your Microsoft Account or work/school account in Tasks card.
  • Launcher settings experience has been optimized so you can discover and find what you're looking for quickly.

To become a Microsoft Launcher Beta tester:
•  Go to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.microsoft.launcher
•  Click "Become a tester". You'll see a confirmation "You are now a tester." 
Moving forward, you'll always get the latest Beta build when it's available, as long as Microsoft Launcher is running.
 
The beta build may need a couple of hours or a day to propagate before you will see it in your Google Play download link, depending on Google Play rollout progress, and please keep the feedback coming! As always, we thank you for your support.
 
Microsoft Launcher Team

28 Comments
Frequent Contributor

5.6 arrived last night - and within ten minutes I changed over to Nova Launcher.

 

The setting in Folder Appearance to set the folder background to Light or Dark - independent of the overall Theme selected - has gone. I had it set to Light in 5.5 and earlier, while I had the Transparent overall theme selected. In 5.6 my folder background had changed to Dark, there was no longer the setting to change it back, and it looks so bad on my chosen wallpaper I just had to change to another launcher. No, I'm not changing wallpaper. And no I'm not changing to the Light overall theme, currently the only way to get my folders back as they were, as I don't like it in the feed and settings.

 

If you restore that folder appearance setting, I'll change back to Microsoft Launcher ... if I haven't got so used to Nova launcher by then I've stopped checking the ML updates. Otherwise you've lost me.

 

It's funny. For months I've been tempted to change launcher every day because of the flakiness of ML's response to taps, presses and swipes, but have resisted and stuck with ML. Here, with one update, you've made me actually change due to something completely different.

 

Please tell me this lost setting is just a bug you'll fix quickly, not an intentional 'feature' change.

Frequent Contributor

Oh, and the one other thing I had time to notice before changing to the other Launcher.

 

I said before that while I would have liked adaptive icons in theory, the problem with the way you've done it is that it picked a few truly horrible colours for the background colours of a few of the icons. I suggested you provide an option for the user to pick a background colour to be used for all the adaptive icons, or just offer an option of white for all. My one quick check showed that in 5.6 you've made it WORSE. Far MORE icons now have horrible colour backgrounds.

 

 

But this is all academic for me if you don't restore the folder appearance Light/Dark option. Unless/until you do, I won't be running ML again whatever you do or don't do to the adaptive icon option.

 

Frequent Visitor
Introduced more bugs than ever : 1)Sometimes turning the option to show app names on homescreen on and off has no effect. 2) changing padding option on / off make dock buggy. Sometimes dock lose the third row, sometimes dont pull up etc
Frequent Visitor
Still the existing bugs haven't been solved 1) swiping up on the dock to pull the dock up, moves apps and other shortcuts (on the first row of dock) out of the dock 2) long pressing icon on home screen thinks i'm trying to swipe left or right to other homescreen pages and thus have no long press action appear 3) i put app drawer shortcut on the dock. Clicking on it to open app drawer does not work many times and it thinks i'm trying to pull up the dock. And thus it pulls the dock up.
Frequent Visitor
Basically what i mean is ML is having touch sensitivity issues since a long time. And you guys haven't been able to solve them.. Instead of introducing least requested new features, kindly fix the touch sensitivity related bugs.
Frequent Contributor

The new update to 5.6.0.52856 has not restored the Folder appearance setting to be able to set the folders to Light irrespective of overall theme, so I remain using Nova Launcher instead.

 

I would really appreciate an official comment as to whether that setting is gone for good or liable to be restored very soon. My one and only issue with Nova Launcher is that every time I switch back to it, the Google Discover as feed will have stopped working and is difficult to get going again. Which means that I am going to rapidly get fed up with switching to a new Microsoft Launcher just to see if that folder appearance Light option is back, then switching back to Nova and fighting to get the Discover feed back when it isn't. If I don't know you definitely are going to restore the Folder appearance Light/Dark option, I'm going to be just sticking with Nova and not going through the hassle of checking ML new betas very soon.

@DavidGB  We are sorry to hear about the issues. Our team is aware of several issues related to folder appearance and fixes are rolling out in the next update for so.  Please stay tuned and please let us know if the issue isn't fixed for you in the next update. 

Contributor

Thanks for the update! No issues here so far! Loving all the new features with each update! I especially like the new folder shapes as well as the adaptive icons (though personally I just use an icon pack)

Runs great on my Galaxy S8+ running the Pie+One UI Update. 

Occasional Contributor

Would like to know if Launcher team has a target device in mind for Launcher.  What are ideal specs ?  Perhaps older devices should not use the later launcher ?   What mobile processors or graphics chips are affected ?  Maybe there are similar issues as encountered on PC where resources of device or the manufacturer chipset choice limits performance ? 

Occasional Contributor

on an android4work configured phone : 

from homescreen calendar appointment (work account) always starts the personal app (outlook. Same for last documents, onenote etc.

 

So homescreen apps never start the proper work account app but always the personal app.

 

Can this be fixed. 

Occasional Contributor

Would like to suggest that contributors state the device that they are having issues with. It would help to understand the problem and make it easier to give them help.  

Frequent Contributor

Alcatel 3V

 

Current main issues:

 

1 Folder background is 'Dark' when theme is Transparent, lost setting to set the folders to 'light', has me using Nova Launcher until this is fixed.

 

2 ML on my phone is missing the option to have home screen icons created automatically for new apps.

 

3 Poor response to tap, swipe, press in a number of areas, especially: (i) taps to open apps in the dock often cause the dock to expand instead of launching the tapped app, with the app icon I tapped very often 'sticking' to my finger as the dock shoots open 'beneath' it, rearranging the dock icons, so I then have to put the icons back where they should be before trying to open the app again; (ii) the 'back' arrow, top left corner in e.g. news stories opened in the feed and submenus in the ML settings mostly don't react to taps and I end up having to tap 3, 4, 5 6 times before the page responds and actually goes back to the level 'above'.

 

There are some new things I would like to see, but fixing these issues first is far more important than any new features.

Frequent Contributor

I should perhaps add that, while the Alcatel 3V is at the cheap end of the market (although like many Alcatels very surprisingly full featured for the price point, if with some compromises), I can't see that the phone's spec is to blame for the poor touch responses I described as I get absolutely no touch response problems whatsoever with the native Alacatel Joy Launcher, or with Nova Launcher with Google-Discover-as-feed, or with any of the 121 apps - none games - I have installed alongside Microsoft Launcher (at least the total is 122 apps installed according to the App Info line on the Apps page in Settings - not sure if that number includes the Apps that came built in). Microsoft Launcher is the ONLY app of any kind I have tap/press/drag response trouble with, which convinces me that it is not this particular phone ... or me and my way of making the gestures.

 

Following the update before last of ML, I DID see a very noticeable improvement in the trouble I was also having with the non-dock home screen icons ... although, oddly, only after I turned the High Performance mode off (I usually have it set on), but the improvement continued when I turned it back on again. I had been plagued by taps on non-dock home screen icons causing the home screen to jump one page left (including from the first page to the feed) instead of opening the app, and presses on those icons to get the menus or drag the app icon instead either (i) doing nothing, or (ii) doing nothing until I let go, at which point it would open the app instead of the menu or starting a drag, even if I had been holding the press for several seconds. All of this got MUCH better after the update before last (plus the switching out of high performance mode, even though later turning that back on again). Not absolutely perfect, but most responses to trying to tap, press or drag are now right for me, rather than most failing as before, which makes it much more useable, and reduces the number of times I consider changing Launcher. If the team could bring the same degree of improvement to the dock icon responses and the top-left-back-arrows as they did to the non-dock app icon responses, I would be very happy.

Contributor

So why was a 5.6.0 update pushed out over top of 5.6.1?  That is my question as it reset the launcher on me and I had to restore then fix some things. 

Frequent Contributor

@Anusha_Bhatnagar I'm very disappointed to see that today's update (to 5.6.0.52867) has done nothing to fix the issue that has driven me to using Nova Launcher. With the theme set to transparent (which I really want for the feed pages), I still get what was the Dark theme for the Folder background, which is terrible on my wallpaper; and the option to set the Folder background to Light or Dark that was under the launcher setting Personalisation>Home screen>Folder appearance is still missing in the new launcher setting>Home Screen>folder appearance, so I cannot set the folder backgrounds to light while still keeping the transparent overall theme. And unlike my other main problems with ML I listed in posts above, which are irritations I manage to put up with, this one is a deal breaker and has me using Nova Launcher instead.

 

(As a comparison, in Nova Launcher I can set the folder background to any out of (i) follow overall theme light or dark, (ii) specify the light or dark version for the folder background separately from the overall light/dark setting, or (iii) specify the folder background as absolutely any colour I choose via RGB, HSV or a colour picker along with any transparency level. I don't actually need the latter option in Microsoft Launcher, as in Nova Launcher, on the same wallpaper, despite being able to pick any colour or transparency, I actually have it set to produce the same background as the Light folder background in Microsoft Launcher.)

 

PLEASE return the option to pick light or dark background for the folders independent of over all Theme ASAP.

Frequent Contributor

@Anusha_Bhatnagar You said "please let us know if the issue isn't fixed for you in the next update". Just had the SECOND update since, and 5.6.0.52873 STILL does not address the issue. There's still no sign of the option under Settings>Home screen>Folder appearance to select Light (or anything other than shape) for the folder background), which disappeared in the new settings. As before I want and have transparent as the Theme, but am getting the Dark folder background which is useless on my wallpaper, I need to be able to set the folder background separately to Light, which we could before but can't now. So I am continuing to have to use the Nova Launcher instead. The urge to pay for the Pro version of Nova Launcher is getting stronger and stronger, and once I do that it'll be the end of me using Microsoft Launcher whatever you may or may not do to it in the future.

Occasional Contributor

it's not possible to create shortcuts for android4work work apps. the shortcut always directs to the personal app.

Frequent Contributor

@Anusha_Bhatnagar STILL no ability to set the folder background to light when the theme is transparent in 52880. When you asked me to let you know if the problem was still there in the next build I took that to mean the loss of the light/dark folder background option was a bug you were working on right away. This is the THIRD release with no change with regard to this issue.

 

So, back to Nova again. I'm going to stop checking back soon.

New Contributor

Yay, thank you for adding the option to turn on/off "Show home screen padding"!! My Outlook calendar widget and Todo widgets look way better with the extra screen real estate. I also like the option to turn on/off "Show background" on the dock. I love my wallpaper, and this lets me see more of it! 

 

I, too, still experience some issues with moving icons around. You guys know its an issue, so please just keep working on it. I'm really quite happy with the update though, it's clear you guys put a ton of time into it! When I first got the 5.6 update, I noticed clicking on the search bar still showed home screen icons in the background which was really distracting. But you've already fixed this, so that's great!

 

The latest thing that's started bugging me (as you fix more things, people just have more requests I'm sure lol) comes up when I open an article from the News Feed. I'll be halfway through the article, then someone will text me and I'll click the notification to open the app and respond. But then I have trouble getting back to my article because my default is to click the "Recents" button to switch to the news window -- but it's not here. My next instinct is to hit the "Home" button. But this jumps back to the list of news articles, not the article I was reading. Recently I've discovered if I suppress the urge to hit the "Home" button and instead hit "Back" through however many screens it takes, eventually the half-read article reappears. But if I ever accidentally hit "Home", it's gone and I have to manually re-open that article from the news feed (assuming the news feed hasn't refreshed and made the article disappear already).

Occasional Visitor

Is there any possible way to be able to sync Photos with One drive backup like how it worked on Windows Phone? What I liked about it was you could delete a picture on your phone have it set up where it'd also delete it from One Drive.... Or is that strictly an OS level thing and impossible to do? 

New Contributor

@Cjf7911Install the OneDrive app and turn on its Camera Upload setting. I don't know of a way to delete a picture on the phone and have it automatically delete from OneDrive as well (though, if you delete it on your phone before it has a chance to sync then it will never get to OneDrive). The app does periodically pop up a notification that lets remove pictures from your phone that have already been synced into OneDrive. 

 

Frequent Contributor

@Anusha_Bhatnagar My issue still has not been fixed in the 52883 version that appeared today: with the transparent theme all the folder icon backgrounds on the home screen are the Dark version, and the option in Folder appearance in settings to specify dark or light folder icon background independently which we had before 5.6 is still missing. Which, on my wallpaper, makes the home screen terrible to look at. I am not changing theme to light (bad feed pages and settings pages) and I am not changing my wallpaper, so back to Nova.

 

I am now seeing that this is actually not just a choice between launchers, but a broader choice between ecosystems. Do I use Microsoft Launcher, and with it Sticky notes, To-Do, OneNote and OneDrive on phone and Windows 10 PC, and Calendar and People on the PC and Outlook.com; or do I use Nova Launcher, and with it Google Keep and Tasks and Calendar and Contacts and Drive on the phone, and the Gmail web versions in Firefox on the Windows 10 laptop?

 

I had hoped that the loss of the folder icon background light/dark settling was an accident, with some little bit of code getting broken when changing to the new settings layout, which would be quickly fixed. After this much time and this many new 5.6 builds, I am now starting to think it was a deliberate decision to remove the option. If it was, then both for the specific case (you've made the home screen unusable for me) and the general (you are removing options rather than expanding them), maybe I'd be better off committing to Nova and Google for the phone and linking phone and laptop.

Senior Member

@DavidGB I would like the option to choose between light and dark was restored too, but there is a way to fix it. When you choose a theme or an icon pack, ML does not change those folders/icons previously individually edited. So, follow these steps to have light background folders with transparent theme:

 

1- Choose light theme

2- Edit each folder (in homescreen and/or drawer), choose the left icon, and press "apply".

3- Choose transparent theme

 

And there you have, all folders backgrounds will keep light with the transparent theme ;)

Microsoft

@rob_de_rijk Hi, have you followed the right steps? 

  1. Login your work account in Company Portal
  2. Follow the prompt to continue
  3. Tap "Agree"
  4. Tap on "SET UP"
  5. Keep following the prompt to continue
  6. You're all set! Tap on "Done"
  7. Back to your home screen and you will find your work profile there.Let's know if you have any further quereis, thanks!
Microsoft

@Nukmicah  Hi, thanks for your feedback! Well noted about your issue. We will try to improve it. Please stay in tune, thanks!

Occasional Contributor

@Ann_Yao_680 Thanks for youre update

 

Not sure what you mean by

 

Hi, have you followed the right steps? 

  1. Login your work account in Company Portal
  2. Follow the prompt to continue
  3. Tap "Agree"
  4. Tap on "SET UP"
  5. Keep following the prompt to continue
  6. You're all set! Tap on "Done"
  7. Back to your home screen and you will find your work profile there.Let's know if you have any further quereis, thanks!

I installed launcher in from the personal app store. Configured microsoft launcher with my personal microsoft account. Added my work account. Calendar from my work account is visable. When i click on a work agenda item it opens my personal calender.

In documents i cannot open documents made in my working environment (stored in onddive for business.

 

Other issue when i try to create a shortcut from my outlook work app the shortlink redirect me to my personal outlook app.

 

kind regards

 

Rob


@weizhong_xue wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Microsoft Launcher 5.6 Beta is now available. We'd like to invite you to check out what's new and install the beta build and send your feedback our way!

 

What's New

  • Adaptive icons support - Now you can have the same look for your app icons with multiple choices for shapes.
  • You are able to join Microsoft Teams meeting in Calendar card in your Feed.
  • You can see your flagged emails from your Microsoft Account or work/school account in Tasks card.
  • Launcher settings experience has been optimized so you can discover and find what you're looking for quickly.

To become a Microsoft Launcher Beta tester:
•  Go to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.microsoft.launcher
•  Click "Become a tester". You'll see a confirmation "You are now a tester." 
Moving forward, you'll always get the latest Beta build when it's available, as long as Microsoft Launcher is running.
 
The beta build may need a couple of hours or a day to propagate before you will see it in your Google Play download link, depending on Google Play rollout progress, and please keep the feedback coming! As always, we thank you for your support.
 
Microsoft Launcher Team


 

 

Occasional Contributor

@Ann_Yao_680 Hi same issues are reported with earlier versions (5.3.0) . Seems those issues are not fixed yet. Really hope soon Microsoft launcher will integrate with Android for Work too. Kind regards Rob

Frequent Contributor

Well I suppose I should say thank you  for finally doing something about the folder icon backgrounds when the transparent theme is selected in today's update (5.6.0.52888); although while it is a bit better - enough that I can maybe put up with it for a short while - 'better' is not 'good'.

 

You have still left the folder icon backgrounds for the transparent theme as just the same icon backgrounds as the dark theme: you have just made them lighter and more transparent whether Dark or Transparent theme is selected. Not only can I imagine actual Dark Theme users being upset with the new look not fitting well with their wallpapers, for ME they are now TOO transparent and I can barely see there is a folder icon background at all over my wallpaper. And the folder icon background transparency does not respond to the transparency slider in Settings>Themes, either. Not that I think that would help me if it did, as I think i would want much less transparency for the folder icon backgrounds than the other things (like the feed) affected by the theme.

 

What is SO frustrating is that the way it used to work - being able to choose the Light or Dark theme folder icon background for the folder appearance separately from the overall theme - gave me, and would still give me if I could still set it, exactly what I want and looks best to me on my phone screen: the Light folder icon background but otherwise the Transparent theme. To me that is so 'right' that in Nova Launcher, same wallpaper, where I have THREE choices for folder icon background - (i) Light or Dark auto-changing along with the overall theme; (ii) Light or Dark irrespective of the overall theme, (iii) ANY colour I like at ANY transparency I like - I have the folder icon background just set to the same Light background as In Microsoft Launcher despite all the possibilities in that third option.

 

Why did you take away the option in Settings>Home Screen>Folder Appearance to set the folder icon background to Light or Dark independently of the main Theme? One change that's simply wrecked the Home screen appearance of this Launcher for me. Please PLEASE just put that option back.

 

On a different matter, and not having used the Launcher for the last few versions due to the previous folder icon background appearance, I have found something interesting about the previously reported gesture response trouble:

 

I previously reported a number of times about all the trouble I was having with the responses to taps, presses and drags on the home screen app and folder icons - especially that many times every day (though not every time) when I tap on an app to run it or a folder to open it, instead I'd just get the home screen jumping to the page to the left (including jumping into the feed from the first home screen page) with no app running or folder opening; and pressing on an icon to open the menu or start a drag did nothing while I held it but just caused it to launch as if I tapped it when I let go. I now have a repeated development.

 

Originally I had the Launcher with 'High-performance mode' switched on (and had forgotten about it). A few versions ago, I tried switching that setting off - and all the trouble with tap/hold/drag responses immediately disappeared and it started working as well as other apps. But when I then tried changing the 'High-performance mode' back to ON, it carried on working fine, without all the previous problems. Trying out Microsoft Launcher today after only using it for the previous few versions just long enough to find you hadn't done anything to improve the folder icon background, today I found that all the problems with home screen clicks, presses and drags were back. But I still had 'High-performance mode' on from before, and turning it OFF again cleared all the gesture response problems again ... and having done that, going back to 'High-performance mode' ON again was still fine. So at least for me the bad gesture response on the home screen is somehow tied to the 'High-performance mode'. I don't have the evidence to be certain what triggers the problems - possible updating while 'High-performance mode' is on - but that's twice now I've had all the gesture response trouble when 'High-performance mode' was on, and simply turning it off has fixed the problems, even if I then turn it on again.

 

Note that this is ONLY the gesture responses of the app and folder icons on the actual Home screen pages. I continue to have all the previous trouble with the icons in the dock - e.g. tapping to launch an app in the dock,  but instead the dock expanding (and often causing the app icon I was tapping to drag down to a lower row, causing me to have to spend time putting the dock icons back where I want them before trying again); and I also still have the problem of the top left corner 'back' arrow on settings pages and news stories opened from the News feed simply ignoring taps and it often taking 5 or 6 taps before they finally notice and actually navigate back. As something you changed allowed the home screen gesture response to massively improve when I switched 'High-performance mode' off, I hope you can do something similar to the gesture response of the dock and those back arrows.

 

Oh, and again - I STILL do not have the option in settings to auto create a home screen icon for a newly installed app. Why? What possible reason is there to put that in some users' versions but not others, when it is a feature (usually on by default, and often just on with no option at all) in every other launcher I have ever tried, default in the phone or installed from the app store?