ADW Launcher back to MotoBlur...


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  1. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    Morning all; and happy Friday...

    I installed the ADW Launcher on my Atrix. But can't seem to figure out how to switch back to the MotoBlur, if I wanted to.

    I remember on my Inspire, if I wanted to switch back to the Sense, I'd go to Settings \ Applications \ ADW Launcher, and select the button, "clear defaults".

    But, that trick doesn't seem to work here. Any ideas? I know I can uninstall ADW Launcher, and that reverts to MotoBlur. Obviously I'd rather not have to do that each time...

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  2. asuprice

    asuprice Well-Known Member

    Hold down the home button. Worked for me
  3. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    Hmm, holding down the home button takes me to 'recent'.

    Thanks for trying...
  4. asuprice

    asuprice Well-Known Member

    Then you touch home and it takes you back to motoblur
  5. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    ...just to be clear, I want to go from the ADW Launcher screen, back to this:

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  6. asuprice

    asuprice Well-Known Member

    Hold down the home button so the "recent" menu comes up. Within that menu touch the home icon. It will take you back to the motoblur home.
  7. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    ...ah, but, asuprice, within the 'recent' window, I have no 'home' icon.

    The plot gets thicker...
  8. asuprice

    asuprice Well-Known Member

    You can force stop in the applications menu in settings
  9. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    ...oddly enough, I tried that earlier, and that didn't help.

    I guess I need to figure out the 'true' name of the MotoBlur launcher, and then look for that in applications, then try the 'clear defaults' on that one, or even the 'force stop' option.

    Again, thanks for all your help\ideas.
  10. cegan09

    cegan09 Member

    The problem is that for some reason the other launchers are not getting set as the default. You can grab an app called homeswitcher, that will let you swap between them, but whenever you then hit the home button, you get thrown back to ADW, or launcherPro, or whatever you have installed. homeswitcher will tell you that no default has been set, and that is why clearing defaults will not help you.

    I haven't found a way around this, and it's kind of strange. I'm betting it has to do with how Blur is worked into the software.

    Edit: one thing you might try, but i haven't tried myself, is freezing ADW with titanium backup. Freezing it might make it so that blur works when you want it, then unfreeze to go back to ADW.

    Edit #2: the above method does in fact work.
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  11. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    ...thanks, cegan09
  12. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Well-Known Member

    Try this, in settings go to applications and find adw then when you select it should show you the option to uninstall but if you scroll down should have option to clear default or something of that nature it's at the bottom and then when you hit home it should give you 2 options of blur or adw and jus select one and if you like switching just don't make it as default
  13. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Yea an app like Home Switcher makes it easier for going back n forth between launchers.

    Since Froyo, Home Switcher wasnt able to keep defaults set and it always went back to the previous launcher. You need the 2.2 version of Home Switcher or try a few other ones.

    I use Home Switcher for Froyo, (yea its called Home Switcher for Froyo) Launcher Switcher or Home Smack. I havent decided which one I like best.
  14. naviwilliams

    naviwilliams Well-Known Member

    ...thanks for all the tips...
  15. Karl_Tx

    Karl_Tx Well-Known Member

    Delete ADW out of your apps list and you should be able to get blur going again.
  16. amagalla

    amagalla Member


    You have to have Titanium Backup to do this,and it seems that titanium backup requires that you root the phone. Is that correct?

    Tony
  17. kuj

    kuj Member

    Download Moto Home Fix from the Market.

    DESCRIPTION
    This is a fix for the default Home app on MotoBlur Phones (Droid X, Droid 2, etc) If you won't have a MotoBlur devices then this app is NOT for you. MotoBlur won't let you set the default Home app back to default as long as you have another Home replacement app like LauncherPro or ADW installed. This tiny utility lets you set the stock MotoBlur Home app back to default without having to uninstall all of your Home replacement apps.
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