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  1. villa1n

    villa1n Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Given that us Galaxy users are RAM strapped just wondering what your personal experiences with custom themes are ....

    In particular : GDE
    OpenHome
    aHome

    Interms of LAG being a major issue, and customizability. Watched several youtube vids of demo's but would like to have some first hand, not a G1, or a droids take on it.
     

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  2. smiley1960

    smiley1960 Active Member

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    I've tried GDE and don't like the lag as well as incompatibility with lots of apps.
     
  3. mikeh36

    mikeh36 Well-Known Member

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    I'm running OpenHome but I'm not sure if the lag is because of 1.6(JB2) or because of OpenHome.
     
  4. smiley1960

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    yeah. I'm also running 1.6 JB2 and can't tell if it's the firmware or otherwise.
     
  5. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

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    I used aHome Lite with the 1.5 firmwares and really liked it; it's not as fussy as the others, gave me extra home screens and customisations, and nothing else, which is exactly what I was looking for. Didn't notice any slowdown at all, apart from it taking a couple of seconds longer to load the Home screens.

    On 1.6, aHome Lite isn't available. I've yet to find a suitable replacement so I'm running with stock. Someone here recommended Advanced Launcher, but all I can seem to get that to do is give me an extra column (five rather than four) in the app drawer.

    If anyone knows of a free way of getting an extra home screen or two, like Spock I'm all ears.
     
  6. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    used to use custom themes for galaxo and galaxorecovery rather than use a home replacement.

    for 1.6.2 galaxo though there is no such thing as no one has tweeked them to work yet so im using this wicked app which is beta and free called home++ but its only for 1.6 and above.
    Introducing Home++ (Home++ by Intuitit)
    be aware that if you use this, the default behaviour of the app draw is to slow load to save on ram. you can change this in the settings
     
  7. Bomberman

    Bomberman Well-Known Member

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    OpenHome is fine for me, no noticeable lag.
     
  8. MichaelW

    MichaelW Well-Known Member

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    Hit menu key, click more, click extended. Home screen settings are there.
     
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    angeamon Well-Known Member

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    the Homee++ app is cool !! its different from the other apps i ve used bfore !! however it does take some getting used to :)
     
  10. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    its got a built in task killer aswell
     
  11. angeamon

    angeamon Well-Known Member

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    yeah, tats the best part of the app . . .

    btw, i tried finding these to change it, but couldnt !! pls, tell me where exactly its located in settings ????:confused:
     
  12. A Dave To Remember

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    i use 91pandahome and it seems to give me the least amount of lag.
    i also like 91pandahome's layout and.. accessory i guess, for lack of a better word.
    i recommend you at least try it out, you can always delete it you know! ;]

    -Davey
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    at the home screen press menu key and go to preferences>performance and untick Lazy load applications then reboot
     
  14. angeamon

    angeamon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Rastaman-FB

    :eek: Btw, i got too lazy and didnt read the instructions that popped up when i started it for the first time. Had to later reinstall bcoz of some force closes Then read the pop ups which had very clear instructions .

    Damn !! i am getting too lazy :)
     
  15. Cougar

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    Tried Home++ and didn't get on with it. Sluggish, and I wasn't keen on the taskbar replacement.

    Tried Advanced Launcher again with the advice above, and, spot on, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again.
     
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    Does Advanced Launcher work on 1.5 or is it 1.6 up? Can't get it going on mine :(
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    there is an advanced launcher on 1.5 and 1.6
     
  18. villa1n

    villa1n Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Will try some of these... Sound pretty good, what about battery drain vs stock , any major difference? IE do these engage the sleep bug?
     
  19. Rastaman-FB

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    the sleepbug is not to do with the homescreen
     

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