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  1. Vinsanity93

    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    And its pretty ****in amazing. Any tips or tricks for a new launcher pro user?
    I've seen some pretty awesome themes with it.
     

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  2. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    1. Buy the plus for $2.99 SO WORTH IT

    2. Make sure you use 15 scrollable dock icons

    3.use the swipe gestures for the dock cons (makes for 30 total actions)

    Go to the launcher pro website and read the forums...... I got my dock background there.

    (popup is for plus users.....
     
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  3. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    Any docks somewhat look like the Sense one? I found LauncherPro, notwithstanding its customization options, to be a bit boring having gotten so used to Sense. I paid for Pro, used it for a few weeks, and went back to Sense. A month later tried it again, and it still felt like something what missing, so back to Sense I went. I think it's the overall look.

    Any tips to spice it up?
     
  4. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    What exactly does sense do that impressed you that launcher doesnt do.

    As for what launcher does that sense doesnt , here are some of my faves:

    1. scrolling dock. 15 spots that you can customize. I use app organizer folders for 5 of them.... I have every app I use frequently at my finger tips much closer.

    2. popups. New feature with a bookmark popup. Dont have to use an entire homescreen for bookmarks.

    3. Launcher widgets. Love the twitter/facebook one. Love the contacts one.

    4. dock backgrounds...... I use a football field one right now and most of my icons are droids with a small logo ont hem..... looks like a droid football team.... love it

    5. swipe gestures for dock icons. each ofthe 15 can have a different action when you swipe instead of touch. I use popus and such for these...... truly awesome.

    I cant think of anything I miss about the sense launcher experience. It was good, but Launcher Pro Plus is great.
     
  5. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    I guess other than the GPS widget, which appears irreplaceable, not a ton. I just like the look of the Sense bar at the bottom, even though it's rather useless except for Phone.

    I also felt like I was getting worse battery life and some random issues with LP. I use WidgetLocker for my lock screen, and with all these apps on top of Sense, something just felt "off."

    Agreed. I miss the dock. I just found its look a bit bland. I tried all the built in options, and none impressed me. Maybe I need to check out some dock backgrounds.

    As a big user of the HTC Bookmarks widget, I'll admit this sounds cool.

    Can you just have it display Twitter? I don't want my rather small Twitter feed (I use it for sports/tech news only) cluttered with my hundreds of useless Facebook status updates (I'm far less interested in what some guy I met 4 years ago is doing for lunch today).

    haha, I will have to explore this further.

    Do you accidentally swipe a lot, causing actions to occur you didn't want? Seems like it could be an issue, but perhaps not?

    I guess just the clean look and some of the widgets.
     
  6. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    I have fancy widgets (which I dont use) and honestly, it was the only widget I used from HTC. (wait, I used bookmarks too). I use Pure Messenger widget and with Launcher it is scrollable. I use it with K9 for all my email. LOVE IT TOO.
     
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  7. airjordan223

    airjordan223 Well-Known Member

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    I just started using LP as well, but being a cheapo I'm not really seeing any advantages without purchasing a bunch of things.
     
  8. Vinsanity93

    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Umm..how do I get the people, phone, etc icons back in the dock it only shows shortcuts
     
  9. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    I bought Beautiful Widgets to use with WidgetLocker, and must say, even with Sense, I still use it over the HTC Weather widget. It's much more customizable and fun to play with. Well worth the $2.

    Other than that, you don't really need to buy anything because LP has all the HTC widgets except the settings ones, but I use Quick Settings, which I happen to like even better than widgets. Hold the Search button for 2 seconds and a list of all your settings (also customizable) pops up from anywhere you are in Android. This one's free.
     
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    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    When you press the + it should bring up the menu and you can choose Shortcuts, no?
     
  11. TitanAlum

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    LauncherPro Plus definitely a 5 star app. I recommend an app called LauncherPro Icons in the market. It brings together many icons and docks for easy installation and quick customization.
     
  12. SeattleYanksFan

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    I got excited until I saw the price tag. I realize $2 is not much money, but icons should be free or close thereto.
     
  13. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    You dont NEED to buy anything else

    Id suggest buying launcher pro plus..... it IS worth it.


    Otherwise, if you read up and ask around, you can get anything you need mostly for free (and legally).

    Just as an idea, here is what I use for widgets and such:

    Retro Clock/Retro Date
    custom tasker widgets (not free)
    App Organizer folders
    Weatherbug widget
    mini info
    audio manager
    dazzle
    pure messenger (not free)
    Meridian widget for music player
    astrid tasks
    jorte calendar

    (pure messenger can be replaced by launcher widget)

    See, most everything I use is or could be free. My wallpaper is free, my dock background I got off LP forum free. Icons I found free.
     
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    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea but I mean where is my contact list? It only says person in the shortcuts not the whole list. The spot doesn't revert back to a plus sign so I just left it blank.
     
  15. detroitwhiteboy

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    I have been using Launcher Pro Plus for the last few days, and while I really like it, I have noticed a significant drop in battery performance. I realize that is this could be from several other things, so I am not complaining, simply asking if anyone else has had this problem and if there are any basic troubleshooting tips to fix it.
     
  16. SeattleYanksFan

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    Something I've heard, but don't know if it's true, is that if you leave your Sense widgets running, LP just runs on top of it, so they are still running and eating battery. I've never removed all my Sense widgets knowing that I might revert back, but it's worth considering to see if you notice a difference.
     
  17. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    Get home switcher.

    Swithc to sense.

    Save your scene.

    Change to blank scene.

    Then switch back to Launcher

    You should see battery life improve.
     
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    Home Switcher's description in market says not compatible with Froyo. Is this incorrect?
     
  19. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmm... good catch. I dont know because I havent used it since upgrade.
     
  20. detroitwhiteboy

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    The last comment that was left on the apps page said it is working fine for someone running froyo. Im gonna give it a try to see.....
     
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    Nice. Report back if you don't mind. Thanks!
     
  22. Vinsanity93

    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nvm I found out how to fix my problem..

    BTW home switcher does work on froyo that's how I got LP open
     
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    So if I make this transistion too LP will sense be running and taking memory still?

    THX
     
  24. Vinsanity93

    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Idk but it probably will run but I read somewhere that you should save your HTC sense scene then go to clean slate and then back to launcher pro.

    Btw does anybody know if there is a 1 touch on/off widget 4 wifi, gps, bluetooth, and hotspot like the ones in sense?
     
  25. sookster54

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    LP PLUS is definitely worth the buy, it's the first app I paid for on Android and I don't understand how someone would say it's boring and wants to go back to *yawn* boring Sense. Sense apps are nice, but LP plus sense are just as good and adds tons of customizations ontop of that, you don't have to buy the icons app, just go to LP's website and download icons and docks there and new ones get added everyday.
     

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