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How many widgets is too many?


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  1. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How many widgets do you have on your home screens... Im using ADW launcher now (just started) and im hoping it will run my 14 widgets on 5 screens :) Helix 2 couldnt handle the pressure :p

    How many do you guys have running at one time?
     

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  2. empyreandance

    empyreandance Well-Known Member

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    Hmm never thought of that, I have

    Screen 1: EnGadget, News Widget, Audio Manager, Scoreboard

    Screen 2: Beautiful Home Large, Earth Rotation Live Wallpaper (Not quite a widget, but it updates regularly like a widget so I'll include it)

    Screen 3: Power Toggle, SetCPU, CacheMate, Titanium Backup, Pure Messenger

    So, 11 on my end and my droid handles it smoothly, running at 900 MHz. Battery life is great too with profiles.
     
  3. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

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    Dang that's a lot of widgets. I only got 5 widgets haha. I'm also using ADW with the NexBeast V1.0. Let me know how it goes.
     
  4. droidftw

    droidftw Well-Known Member

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    12 on gde and runs very smooth at 1 ghz
     
  5. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member

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    Home - Beautiful Widgets (Beautiful Home)
    Left - Power control, TasKiller widget-(just to see available memory), BatteryLife, CacheMate, LEDs Hack and MotoTorch
    Right - Pandora, Music, YouTube
    Top - Calendar
    Bottom - Weather Channel, News and Weather Genie, 3Banana, and 9 RSS widgets.


    This setup is running smooth and fast for me:
    NexBeast V1.0
    P3Droid 1.2GHz
    Sweeter Home 2 - SweeterHome - Start - sweeterhome.com
     
  6. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    I'm using NexBeast OCed to 1.2GHz w/ Helix 2 and a custom live wallpaper. I have 14 widgets up and I experience no lag. Majority of those, however, are inactive widgets (such as toggles). If I go to "Manage Applications", there's only 6 using memory.
     
  7. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Well-Known Member

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    I have the clock, power, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Calendar, and maybe one or two others. Any more and I just wouldn't ever use 'em. The two screens on either end of my Inc are bare because frankly I don't like scrolling that much.
     
  8. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    113 would be too many. At least on the Inc ;)

    Mine:
    -3:Friend Stream
    -2:K-9 data killer, Battery Left, wifi,bt,mobile,gps,air,mylock
    -1: Agenda
    0: WB, Profiles, BW, Handcent
    1:none
    2:Bookmarks
    3:none

    So, 15 (ha,ha,ha) 15 widgets for me.
     
  9. Roze

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    -2: SMS Unread count, Gmail unread count, youtube, astrid tasks
    -1: My Days Mini
    0: all widgets: power control, info widget, smooth calendar, music (stock music player)
    1: none (game apps screen)
    2: Google search, FB

    So 11 widgets, running on HelixLauncher 2...which has some issues with maintaining widgets...FC a few times :( I only use 5...7 home screens are just way too many!! lol
     
  10. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends on the phone but 10 - 20 should run fine :D
     
  11. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol alot of you run the same as me lol

    HOME: Beautiful Widgets (Smaller home), Messenger Widget (love it) K9 Email widget, BW Vibrate, BW Silent

    NEWS: Engadget (worst widget known to man), News, Weather Channel, Titanium Backup, Set CPU

    OTHERS: Facebook, Music, Calender, Picture Frame

    Ive been running ADW on BBV1.0 OC to 1ghz and its running great
     
  12. blackvyper

    blackvyper Well-Known Member

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    I'm running 12 widgets on 3 screens with ADW... altogether I have 25 program shortcuts and widgets on these screens.
     
  13. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    On my Galaxy (running stock JC6 rom) I have:
    Left: No widgets, but 12 shortcuts to Apps Organiser categories (I almost never use the apps drawer).
    Home: CalWidget, JuicePlotter
    Right: stock Power Control, MomentFlash, Toggle APN from Juice Defender
    ... so 5 widgets (and 12 shortcuts) total, and my phone is lagging all over the place - not just in Home but in all apps, all the time (going back to Home easily inludes 5-10 seconds of black screen and maybe a Force Close notice). This ROM is getting replaced tomorrow, when I'm again near my USB cable!

    [Edit: It seems that JuicePlotter was the speed culprit. Once that was disabled, everything flowed nicely again.]
     

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