!!!! Requires Root & Xposed Framework!!!!
!!!! Only for Google Now Launcher and Trebuchet !!!!

I don't understand why Google wants me to have this omnipresent search bar on every home screen if there obviously is Google Now / Google Search embedded into the launcher if you go to the left page. So after some searching I found a way to hide it. But it will show again if you go to the left screen; no functionality is lost. Of course digging through the code I found some more things which are customizable :)

++ Features ++

Hide:
- Google search bar / automatically show search bar on Google Now
- apps from the app drawer
- widgets
- page indicator
- app dock / auto hide
- all apps button
- icon labels

Icon Pack Support [XGELS Premium*]
- supports any icon pack
- automatically applies new icon packs
- dynamic calendar icon (free: unthemed, paid*: themed by icon pack)

Notification Badges [XGELS Premium*]
- using MissedIt!

Gestures: [unlock all gestures with XGELS Premium*]
- swipe down left, middle, right
- swipe up left, middle, right
-> Gesture actions
- pull down notification bar
- pull down quicksettings panel
- open app drawer
- open last app from recents
- open android settings
- go to sleep
- toggle hide/show app dock
- launch an app

Change grid:
- homescreen
- app drawer
- app dock
- homescreen margins

Customization:
- app drawer background
- folder colors (background, font, preview)
- text colors on homescreen and app drawer

Icons:
- resize icons
- resize icon texts
- hide shadows

System UI:
- hide clock on default homescreen
- open the app drawer when pressing the home button on default homescreen
- change the icon of the home button to an app drawer icon on default homescreen
- go to sleep when pressing back button on every screen or only on default homescreen
- change the icon of the back button to a power off button

Misc:
- rotate launcher
- all widgets are fully resizeable
- set your own default homescreen
- lock desktop
- continuous scroll (experimental)
- overscroll left or right to open the app drawer
- overscroll in app drawer goes back to homescreen
- close app drawer after launching an app
- disable wallpaper scrolling

Backup/Restore: [requires XGELS Premium*]
- backup / restore homescreen layout (icon and folders)

* XGELS Premium can be purchased through an InApp-Purchase

From version Xposed GEL Settings 3.0.1:

It's Google's annual 'We redesign the app drawer' time (starting with 5.11.*) and I'm finally almost done fixing it. Currently though the tab bar is not visible but you can use the app drawer gesture to swipe through tabs. I can't work on XGELS for the next 14 days so I figured I'll release it anyways.
Added:
* support for Google Search 5.11.27/34/35 and 5.12.30/33/34 and 5.13.26/28
Fixed:
* crash when new apps get installed

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Xposed GEL Settings 3.0
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