A new beta version of Nova Launcher has arrived, bringing with it a selection of tweaks to help further customize your home screen just to your liking. The latest update includes a new search bar skin and automatic icon size normalizing.
If you don’t like the new colorful search bar implemented by Google recently, you can now swap it out for a greyscale variant inspired by Android Marshmallow. Nova Launcher includes a selection of persistent search bar options, ranging from classic to modern designs. You can find them located under Desktop > Persistent Search Bar in the app’s options menu.
Nova users who love to mix and match their icons will probably also get some use out of the new “Normalize Icon Size” option, which is located under Look and Feel. This shrinks down any overly large icons to make them fit with the Material Design guidelines, which should help tie your theme together.
The latest beta version also includes a couple of under the hood tweaks. Runtime permission have been implemented for Android Marshmallow and there are a selection of optimizations and bug fixes for everyone.