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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by surgeon0214, May 27, 2010.


Favorite Launcher after trying ADW?

Poll closed Sep 4, 2010.
  1. ADW

    80 vote(s)
  2. LauncherPro

    78 vote(s)
  3. Sense

    21 vote(s)
  4. Home

    3 vote(s)
  5. Helix

    7 vote(s)
  6. Other

    5 vote(s)
  1. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys I came across this new launcher today called ADW and it is now pretty stable since it is free in the market place (was only available for rooters before). Its pretty similar to froyo

    UPDATE: After tweaking with some of the settings I have gotten the speed to be VERY close to that of LauncherPro Beta

    ***UPDATE***: Battery life seems MUCH better than LauncherPro. Mine was last unplugged 16 hours ago and I am at 75% with moderate txting and web browsing.

    EDIT: FOR PEOPLE HAVING TRUBLE WITH THE SETTINGS: I have found settings that work WELL for me. These settings make this thing FLY for me!
    Desktop Scrolling Speed: 374
    UnCheck Live Wallpaper SUpport
    Desktop Overshoot: 39
    Drawer Zoom Effect Speed: 401 (the only thing in the launcher that needs work.)
    Uncheck new drawer
    Check animated drawer
    Check fast drawer


    This is not as speedy as LauncherPro Beta but this is just starting out and should get faster!
    Check it out very cool! Oh and it has a setting to remove the labels from the icons!!!

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  2. coorsbear

    coorsbear Newbie

    I love playing with new launchers. I'm in!
  3. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yea i know me too! Tell me what you think of it
  4. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member

    cool! does it come with the sense clocks? cause that would be totally awesome if it did.

    just downloaded and it works great with live wallpapers!!!
  5. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No :( i just downloaded fancy widgets but hopefully some launcher will incorporate those
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  6. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member

    ok cool, fancy widgets is really what i needed cause i have to have sense clocks without having sense
  7. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    DONT LET THIS FALL down the list!! this needs to reach everyone! lol
  8. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    Why is it that everyone can make an app drawer that is faster than the HTC Sense one?

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
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  9. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Haha probably because these developers know simple code which equals faster. HTC knows complex code which equals slower.
    Just my guess..
  10. CycloneFever

    CycloneFever Member

    I tried this (and am still trying it), but I don't like the inability to put four apps in the bottom like you can with LauncherPro. I do like the horizontal scrolling app tray better though.
  11. tbonepitt

    tbonepitt Newbie

    How do you add the HTC weather widgets to the home screen?
  12. Papadroid

    Papadroid Android Expert

    You can't, HTC widgets will only work when using sense as your home launcher. There are other widgets in the market that offer sense like clocks, such as Beautiful widgets and Weather & Toggle widgets. I've used both and Beautiful widgets has a lot of different skins you can use.
  13. Papadroid

    Papadroid Android Expert

    I'm with you on this. Although I haven't used this version on the market I have used his version prior to this one and it is fast. As a matter of fact I couldn't tell any difference in speed between ADW and LauncherPro if you adjust the settings on ADW. I just didn't like the dock to get more than 2 apps, anytime I wanted to get to the launcher button it was a PITA to get your finger just right to slide the dock down and now that LauncherPro can be customized I'm all over it.
  14. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Found a cool feature, swipe up on the home/launcher drawer and a dock comes up and you can drag and drop icons into there.
  15. CycloneFever

    CycloneFever Member

    Good find. Looks like you can put several (5) apps down there. Wish either of these would support Unread Gmail widget though.
  16. jearl75

    jearl75 Well-Known Member

    Downloaded this launcher, like the look, it IS much like froyo as the op said. Willing to give it an honest try, but I REALLY like Launcher Pro!! No matter what though, this seems like another great home replacement, this and LP are the best by a mile. I'm glad we have these awesome devs out there!
  17. goomba

    goomba Newbie

    I freakin love this launcher! The fact that you can compress the icons to 6x6 by row and column is soooooo awesome. One thing that I love about Home++ is the ability to hide the status bar, and looooord I'm so glad ADW can do that too.

    The dockbar (6 extra apps visible when you swipe up on the dock) is kind of a hit or miss for me at the moment. I keep launching apps instead of closing it when I try to swipe down.

    Other than that, I think this is awesome.
  18. kbergou21

    kbergou21 Member

    I just downloaded and set up ADW... I'll give it a few days before I vote but I like it better than LauncherPro so far
  19. mhrebin

    mhrebin Well-Known Member

    I like the fact that you can hide the shortcut spots if I dont want anything in them. can you do this with LP? I was messing around with it but couldn't figure out how if there was a way.
  20. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Once you set either LAB or RAB how do you change them?

    I've looked around, can't figure out how, but I just woke up so, probably overlooking it. Also is there a way to make the app drawer scroll vertically?
  21. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just drag another icon onto them and it will change.
    And yes go into app drawer settings and uncheck the "new drawer: or something, in the description it says something about the Galaxy S.
  22. 3-fords1000

    3-fords1000 Newbie

    I'm a bit concerned here. It says it has access to "services that cost you money- directly call phone numbers." Does anyone know exactly why it needs that access to operate or if I should be concerned? Launcherpro says the same thing.
  23. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I dont think that anything will happen, Ive had soooooo many apps that say that and have never been charged for services that cost me money
  24. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Its probably because it has a donate button in the menu
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  25. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That makes sense also

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