Tips Home Screen Space Saver w/ Time & Weather

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kriskmk, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. kriskmk

    kriskmk Well-Known Member
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    I have always been a little uncomfortable with the HTC widget on the home screen that took a large 2x4 block (2 rows x 4 columns) out of the home screen to display the time and weather.. especially because I wanted a few more apps to be displayed on my home screen that I regularly use..

    So I removed the HTC clock widget that displayed the large 4x4 clock and weather and instead dropped the HTC clock widget that is 1x2 (5 of the 12 choices available in that widget).. and the HTC weather widget right next to it (or even below it).. which is also a 1x2 size..(choice 3 of 3 in that widget)..

    so I basically get the same information with regards to time and weather..and I also end up saving 1 row, which can be filled with 4 additional apps.

    Another tip: Instead of using the HTC favorites widget to peg your favorite people to call a touch away.. use the shortcut/add person to peg them on screen. The favorite widget takes a lot more space especially when you don't fill it up.

    Just thought I'll share this info.
     

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  2. sabrewings

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    I've done this for a while, but you lose the full screen animations which I happen to like.
     
  3. kriskmk

    kriskmk Well-Known Member
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    u are taking about the weather animation? that only happens when you wake up your display right? I always thought the weather animation got in my way of getting to my app or email (for which I was waking up the phone).
     
  4. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    As soon as I touch the screen the animation would disappear, so it isn't in the way... Like I said, I like it.
     
  5. kriskmk

    kriskmk Well-Known Member
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    good for you then. I don't like it as much.
     
  6. Nick The Great

    Nick The Great Well-Known Member
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    This is what I do on mine!
     
  7. Heelfan71

    Heelfan71 Well-Known Member
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    Or install Beautiful Widgets and use the "Smaller Home" widget.
     
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  8. thematrix

    thematrix Active Member
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    Good idea. Like having more things on the home screen so I dont have to flip back and forth. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. Damien

    Damien Active Member
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    I do this, coupled with beautiful weather...

    -Damien
     
  10. JonBlue3

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    I use the "Smaller Home" widget too AND but use Launch-X Pro pro as well...the paid version allows for a 2x12 widget!!! If you don't like the small icon size, it's adjustablel. You can also use widget configs where there's scrollable pages in the widget!

    Get Launch-X or Launch-X PRO if you want to save more space!!!
     
  11. labboypro

    labboypro Member
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    Excellent repurposing of space. Just did this on my Inc. Thanks for the tip!
     
  12. chigins

    chigins Well-Known Member
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    I use Multicon to get more on the home screen and still have my weather animation. I like the small icon size but it may not be for everyone. My wife doesn't like it.
     

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