LauncherPro + Sense UI

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skwerl, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. skwerl

    skwerl Member
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    I have just installed and setup LauncherPro and LOVE IT!!!

    However, I have noticed that the Sense UI still loades on boot up.

    Is this OK? Is the Sense UI really "running" in the background? Can I Force Stop without a problem?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    i just checked my running services and i dont see sense running. when you press your home button, does it prompt you to choose sense or launcher pro? if so, check the box and choose launcher pro. reboot then see if sense is still running.
     
  3. bpcooper14

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    I was going to download and set up launcher pro and was curious for those who use it if there is any difference in battery life? Anyone's thoughts?
     
  4. DarkNeo

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    No difference, but people have reported a bit better battery life since they dont run the sense widgets anymore.
     
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  5. dgaf98

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    after install of launcher pro go to settings/applications/htc sense and select clear defaults. then press home button a list will pop up and ask if you want to use sense or launcher pro. before you choose launcher pro select the check mark at the bottom then click launcher pro and it wont ask to bring up sense ui. now if you want sense back just do the same thing but clear defaults on launcher pro instead.
     
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  6. skwerl

    skwerl Member
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    I have selected LauncherPro as the Default.

    After rebooting, I know longer show the HTC Sense service running.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  7. v01rider

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    agreed. maybe just a little bit of increase in battery life. but i stopped using those sense widgets as soon as i learned they drained the battery. sense is cool, but the battery isnt good enough to handle them for my use.
     
  8. freeza

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    You can no longer have the animated weather using a different launcher, correct?
     
  9. DarkNeo

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    Correct, though beautiful widgets has animed weather when you click on the weather.
     
  10. kevin_msu

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    this helped an issue my friend was having

    Thanks!
     
  11. rpd189

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    Yes you still can have Htc weather animations with Launcher pro. Just use widgetlocker and it will unlock HTC weather animations even with launcherpro.
     
  12. iondokk

    iondokk New Member
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    You can also use beautiful Home Weather as well ( love this App ) it will allow weather animations.
     
  13. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    I wondered about this, I bought Launcher Pro on my moment, and now I don't feel I need it on my Evo, but I did love the dock options and such. Maybe I'll go ahead and use it, I was afraid of battery life draining because of the different home launchers running. I don't really use the sense widgets anyway.

    I even made icons for my fave contacts and texting my bank for balance, in photoshop to use in the dock on LP. I was kind of bummed when I thought I didn't need it because of battery drain.
     
  14. WUESTSIDER

    WUESTSIDER Well-Known Member
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    Battery drain? I've been using LP since the day I got my Evo (about 3 1/2 months ago / 0003 Generation), and I have yet to experience battery drain due to LP. I currently have a 1750 battery, including some battery modifications (look up the "Battery" topic post by Slick10).

    I also got rid of all the battery level % apps, due to spending more time watching my % rate then the actual level indicated by the Evo's stock battery indicator located on the notification bar. Once I trained my self to ignore the % rate of the battery, I realized, I would go at least 36 hours of moderate to heavy use (which may very per each user) before placing my phone on a charger. Everytime I placed my phone on the charger its was always still in the green. Since I have had my phone I've had it go into the "Red" one time and that was when I hadn't charged it for about 3 days.

    Again, I had to ignore the numbers (%) and just enjoy my phone.

    I am currently rooted via UnrEVOked3. I am not running any Custom Roms nor have I changed any settings such as un-installing Sprint bloatware. I am just using the Root for free wireless tethering purposes. Besides I have no idea how to install a Custom Rom nor do I know how to uninstall Bloatware. Additionally, I was told I cant install custom roms with the UnrEVOked3 Root process anyways. However, I dont know if thats true or not.
     
  15. Wingzfan61

    Wingzfan61 Well-Known Member
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    Not true at all...
     
  16. WUESTSIDER

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    Really? Right on. Thanks.... your awesome.
     
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