Launcher Pro vs Stock Home Screen

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  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member
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    I used Launcher Pro on my old Droid 1 and I am just trying to figure out whether I want to run it on my X. My question is, what does Launcher Pro offer over the stock home screen app that comes on the X? The stock one now offers a dock at the bottom and has 7 different screens. So, I am trying to figure out the real advantage now.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Airmaxx23

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    There are almost too many advantage to list, it is a big improvement over the stock launcher.
     
  3. nynvolt

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    Customization. Thats the only reason I use it.
     
  4. Doubledee90

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    that and speed. It is so much smoother than the stock blur launcher
     
  5. chrlswltrs

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    Seriously? You have been using it and don't know what it does?

    -Change grid size
    -change number of home screens
    -Dock that you can customize
    -3d app drawer where you can hide apps
    -nice widgets
    -resizeable widgets
    -swipe gesture pop ups....
     
  6. ekyle

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    1. Control the amount of screens you have. I like this because I won't have any blanks and I can always add more as I need them.
    2. It's really smooth
    3. New widgets if you upgrade to Plus
    4. Hide bloatware icons in app drawer
    5. Customization as nynvolt said, is the reason I use it as well
     
  7. bigbadwulff

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    Couldn't tell you. As soon as I turned my phone on when it was new I downloaded LP. I used the stock launcher.................once :)
     
  8. darkcyber

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    Yes, I used it on my Droid 1. I am trying to see the biggest difference people use LP over the new (2.2) stock one, because the new stock one does add several of the same features that LP has/had. Widget resizing, more than 3 home screens, a dock bar...etc.

    Several comment on LP being smooth. So far have I not noticed a problem with the stock one not being smooth.

    I am not trying to start a flame fest here. I have been using the stock one since I got my X and just trying to see what everyone sees as being the biggest pluses to using LP.

    Thanks everyone for your honest comments so far :)
     
  9. wxman2003

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    I would have to agree. I have tried it and not noticed any real difference in speed. I could care less about resizing the widgets, or customizing the widgets. The widgets that come with the phone are perfectly fine and so are the size. I know where everything is with the stock setup and am quite happy with it. Just my 2 cents.
     
  10. wxman2003

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    I would have to agree. I have tried it and did not noticed any real difference in speed. I could care less about resizing the widgets, or customizing the widgets. The widgets that come with the phone are perfectly fine and so are the size. I know where everything is with the stock setup and am quite happy with it. Just my 2 cents.
     
  11. chrlswltrs

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    -LP+ has additional widgets including the best Facebook widget (IMO) available for android.
    -With LP you can resize ANY widget.
    -I have a 5x8 layout (you can choose more or less) on my X which is great for the big screen instead on only 4x4.
    -The dock bar with LP is customizable, you can have 5 icons with gestures for additional apps, you can change the background and icons
    -You can adjust how many screens you have, not forced to use 7, I only use 3 and I don't like blank screens, you can choose which one is the default screen if you don't want to start on the middle screen

    I am not saying that this level of customization is for everyone, I was just pointing out the advantages over the stock launcher. I don't use it because of any smoothness problems, I never had a problem with the stock launcher.
     
  12. AZCliq

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    I totally agree with the LP+ user opinions in here. I actually have trouble using / settling for the stock version after fiddling with LP+ for a weekend.

    Give it a shot - you can always uninstall. If you like to tinker - it's a great running match with some serious customization capabilities.
     
  13. raqball

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    I go back and forth between LPP and stock... The stock setup is not that bad and as much as I hate to admit it, I kinda like it as well...

    As far as the LPP widgets go they are nice, but far better widgets are available in the market.... Pure Calendar and Pure Messenger blow the LPP widgets out of the water.... I am not slamming the LPP widgets as they are a nice add on, but there are better to be had IMHO...
     
  14. mxsjw

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    Please expand on this statement...I'd like to know why I should spend the 4 bucks. What is so much better about them than the LPP ones? What else will I get?
     
  15. raqball

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    Download them and try them out... If ya don't like them (doubtful) you can uninstall them within the 24 hour period and get a refund...
     
  16. Stealthman

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    I've found the exact opposite especially since froyo. Launcher pro was very, very laggy, I had to get rid of it, now back to stock and life is good again.
     
  17. mxsjw

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    I'd rather just have someone tell me, but you know how that goes...poop in one hand and hope in the other, which fills up faster?
     
  18. bgillyjcu

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    LPP all the way!
     
  19. jreed2560

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    Really? You didn't notice ANY difference in speed? Stock X launcher is sooo choppy. The app drawer fades in and out so slowly. You would have to be the only person that doesn't notice this.
     
  20. nofez

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    Among other things, Pure Messenger gives you (different sizes of) a scrollable widget that you can add any combination of emails, texts, facebook and twitter posts to.
     
  21. ArthurIhde

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    Customization is the best advantage [​IMG]
     
  22. Stealthman

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    He is not the only one, check out my post above. The stock launcher works perfectly smooth for me whereas LPP is extremely laggy since froyo.
     
  23. ekyle

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    Both are smooth for me. I just like the customization :)
     
  24. Flying_Hellfish

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    One thing to remember is LP is an overlay launcher. Make sure you clear your default launcher screens before moving to LP or use home switcher to go back and remove all the widgets/icons from the default launcher screens. I had a bit of app drawer chop and extra battery drain from widgets I forgot to remove before I cleared all the default screens. :D
     
  25. chrlswltrs

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    Or just delete the stock launcher like I did:D
     

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