Widgit or Short Cut?

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  1. radioman42001

    radioman42001 Member
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    I am curious if it is better to use the widgit for an application, or the short cut to the application. For example, there is a widgit for market, and a shortcut for market. Same for Handcent and several others. They appear to take the same real estate, so I wondered if one is easier on the processor and battery than the other. Thanks in advance for your ideas.:thinking:
     

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  2. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member
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    If you don't want things running in the background as much, I would stick with the icon from the app tray or the custom shortcut. That said, if your phone runs fine with a couple of widgets, I would not worry about it. If your still using ADW on CM6, there are things you can check and uncheck when using a lot widgets, menu, settings, ADWLauncher, System Preferences
     
  3. Joehunni

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    Widgets that update themselves on a timed basis will use up more processor, battery, and network than just the shortcut itself.
     
  4. 00h2itr

    00h2itr Well-Known Member
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    For me, I'm looking for an Email Widget. Since I use it frequently, eliminating the step of clicking an icon to load it would be great.

    In other cases, as mentioned it's better to just have a shortcut.
     
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