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  1. Jerseystepup

    Jerseystepup Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whats up everyone? Yet ANOTHER question from me.. Alot of people are talking about/advising Launcher Pro.. Ive talked to a few people on here, as well as read up on it. However I still really am unsure of what exactly it does as a whole and what the pros/cons are of it.. Is there a link that explains it all in simple terms for someone whos not so tech savy as myself? Or maybe someone wants to take the time out to explain it as simple aas possible :D

    Sorry for being a dummy, and thanks again everyone
     

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  2. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe anyone will sway you one way or the other, download it and see what YOU think, download home switcher too
     
  3. marefin

    marefin Well-Known Member

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    Like Andy said, I doubt anyone in their right minds will advise you against using Launcher Pro. I liked it enough to buy the full version. In my opinion, LP seems to be a smoother home screen. The full version gives you access to LP widgets, which are pretty awesome as well. Just download the free version and try it out. That's pretty much the best way to find out if you'll like it or not and how it works too. Here's an article that did a review on LP.

    Launcher Pro review - Know Your Cell
     
  4. Jerseystepup

    Jerseystepup Member This Topic's Starter

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    My main question was "what is it"
     
  5. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    It's a 3rd party launcher.

    When you turn your phone on and you tap the buttons that the launcher, the home screens, adding apps and widgets to the screen, that's all done with the launcher.

    Launcher pro is a different one. It has a few added features. If you download it as the others have suggested, you will see for yourself.
     
  6. marefin

    marefin Well-Known Member

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    Read the article if you're hesitant about getting it. It tells you what it is and the pros for it (there are no cons to it, no joke).
     
  7. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  8. dylo22

    dylo22 Well-Known Member

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    It's basically a homescreen replacement. You can add widgets, shortcuts, open apps etc just like you would with the homescreens that it came with the phone. The difference is, there are a lot more features and options for you to customize. For some, it's also more fluid than the stock homescreen (no lag). Like others have said, you should download it and see if you like it. You can also get rid of it and go back to your original homescreen if you decide that it's not for you.
     
  9. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    hi guys
    just trying this out for myself - tried it when i first got desire and found it a bit slow - but current version seems v good

    questions:
    1.cant seem to see the standard widgets for ringer volume wifi etc ?
    2.want to buy full version but cant find it in app store :/
    3.does it allow you to edit the standard apps folder? would be cool to rearranget the apps imo

    cheers
    dan
     
  10. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    hi - is this on the dev's web site or here ?

    thanks
    dan

    oops! sorry - just seen the link in thread here :)
     
  11. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    anyone know if it is possible to remove the animation when opening apps, to speed it up?

    also - how do you get to sense home to clear widgets etc without uninstalling LP?
    home switcher says it doesnt work with 2.2

    cheers
    dan
     
  12. gcobb

    gcobb Well-Known Member

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    I installed ADW.Launcher and Launcherpro. Both ran fine but LP will sometimes go black for 5-10 seconds when opening apps. The continual reminders to buy the full version are annoying. But I stuck with it. I just need to make sure it's worth the purchase and options are better before buying.
     
  13. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    yes ive had the black screen once when opening my task widget - generally seems a good app though
     
  14. jasonbohn9

    jasonbohn9 New Member

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    I've tried Launcher Pro twice now. For some reason I get A LOT of force close, and A LOT of "problem loading widget" messages.....

    can anyone help? Or is there a better app that will allow me to have multiple screens?
     
  15. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    If you look through the options you can turn off animations :)
     
  16. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    1. Download Dazzle. Power control. Extended Control. Beautiful Widgets. Some are free, some paid. They all should get you a version of what you want. I used dazzle before I bought a different one.

    2. LauncherPro buy it there then bookmark the site when updates come. Whenever you see an update, Fede posts info on it. Always good to read. The Launcher Widgets are very well done.

    3. You can hide apps in the app drawer. HOWEVER, with app organizer, I almost never use the app drawer now. 15 dock buttons PLUS swipe actions..... no need for app drawer and I have over 100 downloaded apps.


    Sense is excellent BUT LP plus is so worth it. Along with app organizer and tasker, my phone is sooo much better.
     
  17. Tiny Turtle

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    1. The widgets HTC made for their "Sense" launcher (i.e. what you're using as standard on a Desire) aren't "true" Android widgets so they don't work with any launcher except HTC Sense.
    2. Find the free version (called Launcher Pro) on Market and install it. Then pay the fee for the full version (called Launcher Pro Plus) to Fede (the guy behind LP) using PayPal and he will email you an unlocking code. Enter this one inside the Launcher Pro settings and it will unlock the Plus features. Whenever there's a new version released on the market you can update your Plus version with it.
    3. Like FramCire said
     
  18. Tiny Turtle

    Tiny Turtle Active Member

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    You don't have WidgetLocker installed on your phone, do you? If so, make sure to not use the "HomeHelper" app included with WL as it is known to cause FCs of LP.
     
  19. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    hi - im using LP with WL and iave got home helper enabled - havent had a force close as yet - fingers crossed :)

    cheers
     
  20. fkjr2

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    when I enable "show dock icon badge item count" for emails, sms, etc they don't show up - is this only in the paid version?
     
  21. eric12

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    I just started with this program and I'm using paid version. I notice I'm not getting those notifications either. I believe I have the settings correct.
     
  22. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    i was getting the sms count ok in free version - have uninstalled it now as annoying not to have 3g/wifi toggling
     
  23. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    There are at least 100 application that have that function so I have no idea why you did that.
     
  24. HoochieCoo

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    The dock and swipe actions are just awesome. When I first switched over from Sense, the dock eliminated the need for 7 screens for me. I'm back up to 7 now... but the dock is sweet.

    Coming from Sense, I had to get Beautiful Widgets to replace the Sense clock. But that was OK because BW is also very cool.

    I think LP is just as good as Sense (in terms of speed and smoothness) except in two places. Sometimes when I view the thumbnails of my screens, there is a slight hitch. The other place is when adding an app to a screen, there is sometimes a pause before it displays the app list. Otherwise, it's been perfect (and stable) for me.
     
  25. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    hi all still with out launcher pro at mo and not missing
    it yet. nice app for sure but sense is good too

    only bit I do miss is the extra doc buttons

    cheers
    dan
     

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