Pixel Launcher Mods update adds clock hiding on home screen, auto-dark theme, and more

Pixel Launcher Mods update adds clock hiding on home screen, auto-dark theme, and more

The Google Pixel Launcher is subject to many modifications and recreations on our forums. Pixel Launcher Mods by XDA Recognised Developer/Recognised Contributor Quinny899 is one of these modified versions of Google’s launcher. You can add icons and more to your stock launcher simply with root access! It can even modify some Launcher3-based launchers including Lawnchair, though that isn’t recommended. It has been updated with a number of features including the ability to hide the clock on your home screen and the introduction of an automated dark theme (which requires Android P to enable it system-wide). You can check out the full changelog below complete with screenshots as well.


Pixel Launcher Mods v1.2 Changelog

  • Hide clock on home screen (requires accessibility service)
  • Double tap to sleep via widget (read instructions on “Tweaks” page of app)
  • Automatic dark theme for SystemUI and launcher during Night Light/Battery Saver (requires Android P)
  • New app theme, inspired by “Material 2”. Will use Product Sans if it’s installed to the system (/system/fonts/GoogleSans-Regular.ttf)
  • Dark theme for app (can automatically switch on Android P based on system setting)
  • Adaptive icon where available
  • Option to launch System UI Tuner on Android P as it’s not in the settings anymore
  • Option to reset icon and label to those used by the system rather than stored by the app

Not only can you now hide the clock and automate the dark theme, but a number of other features were added too. There’s a double tap to sleep option added through a widget, adaptive icon support, and the option to launch the System UI Tuner on Android P. It’s a pretty big update and adds enough features to make the stock Pixel Launcher a contender to the likes of Lawnchair and Nova Launcher.

Users wanting to use Pixel Launcher Mods will need root access, which you can get by flashing Magisk. Pixel Launcher Mods also works with Launcher3-based launchers as well so you can use it with quite a few different launchers. You can check out this link for the XDA forum thread. The XDA Labs link to download it is down below.

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