OnePlus Launcher 4.4.2 tweaks recent apps by removing buttons and adding an icon carousel
Early last month, OnePlus rolled out version 4.3.3 of the OnePlus Launcher featuring two new features — support for hiding icon labels and an AMOLED black theme for OnePlus Shelf. Now, the company is rolling out version 4.4.2 of the launcher which brings tweaks to the recent apps screen. As you can see in the screenshots below, the latest version of the OnePlus Launcher moves the app icon from the top of the preview card in the recent apps screen to the bottom, giving users access to a new icon carousel that can be used to quickly switch between recent apps.
Since the app icon has now been moved to the bottom of the preview card, the app name has been centered above the preview card for a cleaner, more symmetrical look. Along with the aforementioned changes, the OnePlus Launcher update also removes the three-dot context menu button from the recent apps menu. Since the menu button has been removed, users will now have to long-press on the app card to access the contextual menu options. As this change in functionality isn’t quite evident, the launcher will display a prompt following the update which states, “Long press the app card to access the menu options.”
For these new changes to take effect, you’ll need to update the OnePlus Launcher to version 4.4.2. However, the update isn’t available on the Play Store yet. In case you don’t wish to wait for the Play Store release, you can download the latest APK from APK Mirror by following the link below.
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