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General about your homescreens

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caesey, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. caesey

    caesey Well-Known Member
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    I've heard people using 7 homescreens, while I'm having trouble getting started with even 3. Please describe the layout of your homescreens & what apps & widget you are using. If you don't mind sharing, then screenshots would be best. Thx!
     

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  2. rynlpin

    rynlpin Well-Known Member
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    I only have one homescreen. I don't need background widgets consuming my data and hogging my CPU.
     
  3. beer-in-box

    beer-in-box Well-Known Member
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    I fell in love with your wallpaper :D
    I only use four home screens. If you don't need to see any online widgets which give you immediate informations about weather, stocks, your team's condition and your country's wikileaks documents, you don't need 7 or even 4. 1 would be enough.
     
  4. goyal.sanchit

    goyal.sanchit Well-Known Member
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    I am currently using 4 homescreens.

    The main one is for battery widget and important icons and shortcuts.

    2nd has beautiful widgets and some other shortcuts.

    3rd one has samsung "feeds and updates" widget. It takes the whole screen.

    4th one is most of the times blank but is used if I have to try a widget or post a note.
     
  5. ironman666

    ironman666 Well-Known Member
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  6. shooternz

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    I use one screen as Home

    1 as Useful apps ( Film Industry apps in fact)

    1 as general apps (email, gmail, calc, calendar)
    and the most handy..1 as Direct dial (with icons photos of nearest and dearest )

    4 in total. None live connected to anything.

    Battery lasts 2-3 days no problem with wireless always on.
     
  7. Howard Packer

    Howard Packer Well-Known Member
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    I go for a minimalist approach. I only use one home screen. Using Folder/Application Organizer and Launcher Pro, I can quickly scroll my dock to open any application I need while having a few key widgets on my home screen (Sundroid, Weather Channel, ICE, To Do and Calendar).

    Screen shot shows scrollable folders on bottom dock, then what happens using Folder/Application Organizer when I tap on any "folder" in the dock. It opens a folder for those types of apps. In this case, I have it set for this icon to open my media folder.

    Using Application/Folder Organizer Programs and Launcher Pro, I just don't see the need for more screens for my needs.
     

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  8. psionic11

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    I use all 7 home screens, and I'm a new user (about a month now). Eventually I may have to use folders to pack more stuff in per screen. Several screens have a large widget suited to the theme for that screen

    1) WIDGET: Program monitor || THEME: games (angry birds, pocket legends...)
    2) WIDGET: Facebook || THEME: social apps (Skype, Kindle, cardiotrainer...)
    3) WIDGET: google || THEME: utilities (ES file explorer, browsers, task mgrs...)
    4) WIDGET: youtube || THEME: multimedia (Pandora, T-mobile TV, Gallery...)
    5) WIDGET: agenda || THEME: productivity organizers (calendar, emails, alarm...)
    6) WIDGET: audio manager || THEME: musician apps (Chordbot, Electrum Drum...)
    7) WIDGET: battery || THEME: info (speedtest, wiki, Earth, US Constitution...)
     
  9. caesey

    caesey Well-Known Member
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    Can you pls let us know the widgets & apps you are using in each screen?
     
  10. emoshurchak

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    The home screens are like the computer desktop where you place your most frequently used applications. Too many shortcuts just clutter up the desktop and reduce efficiency. I would remove any shortcut that is not used daily (or at most weekly) and reduce the number of home screens accordingly. The use of folders to group shortcuts is a good organizational tool as well.
     
  11. angelamermaid

    angelamermaid New Member
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    What I can't figure out is how to remove a shortcut.
     
  12. rynlpin

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    Press and hold the shortcut you wish to remove and drag it into the trashcan at the bottom of your screen
     
  13. ironman666

    ironman666 Well-Known Member
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    Sorry im late, i forget this post :|

    i post a new picture that explains with text

    http://i55.tinypic.com/5orv3p.jpg


    also, right now, i have this cool live wallpaper as background.
    Its a a snow wallpaper, its pretty cool looking with the black amoled screen. I even bought the full version, where i can add a background image and make it snow :) And it doesnt seem to effect the battery or performance of the device any significent.

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    Its called Snowflakes Live Wallpaper.
     
  14. mattuhh

    mattuhh Well-Known Member
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    I use 4 screens at the moment. these are:
    Screen 1
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    Facebook>Twitter>Task manager widget.
    Camera>Video Player>Music player>Gallery.
    Data counter Widget>Battery widget>Internet>Market.
    Power control widget.

    Screen 2
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    Wifi widget.
    Navigation.
    Lightning bug sleep clock>No led widget.
    Color flashlight>Pocket legends>Angry birds>Angry birds seasons.

    Screen 3
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    Feeds and updates (so I don't have to go to facebook/twitter to update my status/tweet).

    Screen 4
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    Daily Briefing (mainly for the weather bit).
     

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