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Am the only EPIC user that actually likes TouchWiz?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FreakyLocz14, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    I hate the fact that updates are slow as much as you do, but I'm running DK28 anyway and it works fine for me.

    I like TouchWiz because it adds a lot of functionality and cutomization options not found on stock Android. I like the fact that it has a built-in Task Manager. I also love the TW social networking widget. The one on Sense doesn't sync with MySpace, and I still use Myspace. I absolutely love how TW adds more functionality to the Notifications bar (the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Silencer, and 4G buttons).

    I know I can set my phone to launch stock Android, but I really don't think that's going to help me out in anyway.
     

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  2. BrianFX

    BrianFX Member

    Running stock and love TW.

    Would like to try out these custom roms/kernels one day, but mainly for the overclocking feature. Did they ever get anything >1.2Ghz stable (1.3 - 1.4)?
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Fwiw, I prefer TW over Sense, Blur and Vanilla.
     
  4. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast

    I like TW as well.

    It's smooth and subtle. It stays out of the way, but enhances android.

    -SF
     
  5. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    i like TW a lot too. i know some have recommended using launcher pro and i just might but TW works for me right now. once i'm a little more comfortable with things i will download launcher pro. someone recommended using launcher pro icons and desktop visualizer too.



     
  6. mysticmead

    mysticmead Android Expert

    the task manager isn't a TW thing. I run ADW and still have the task manager in my app drawer. as far as the settings in the notification drop down. not a TW thing either. I had those on my Hero running 2.2 as well as on my Epic running DK28. TW has some nice offerings for widgets. I like the accuweather clock widget but even that can be found as a separate widget.

    all that said. the beauty of Android is making the phone look and feel how YOU want it to look and feel. If TW is what makes you happy then I'm all for that.. I even switch back and forth between ADW and TW just because I like to have options.
     
  7. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Touchwiz is not just a launcher. It's all the tweaks they do over stock android. same with Sense. It extends beyond the launcher. For me, the toggles in the dropdown menu are a huge plus for me and one of the first things I noticed lacking on the shift. It's very reminiscent of webOS functionality. The task manager integrated into the home screen is also nice though I do a lot less killing in 2.2 than I did on 2.1. That's about it. Don't like their tweaked launcher and use launcher pro.
     
  8. PhonerSapien

    PhonerSapien Member

    I read somewhere that the application icons appearing in a matrix, as opposed to in a vertical list, is from TouchWiz and not part of stock Android. If that's true, you wonder why such cool and indispensable features (like enhancements to the dropdown bar) is not part of the stock Android. Don't these features make Android at least the equivalent of iOS? If that's the case, wouldn't all this mess be averted if these features were incorporated into Android? So what is preventing that. Is there a place you can go to make detailed suggestions on enhancements to stock Android?
     
  9. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    Does touchwiz drain battery? What about tw combined with beautiful widgets? Just curious? and another question..i know how to disable touchwiz but i wanted to try to get back to my 7 pages option and i lost that ability. i know it says to go to setting-apps-manage apps-filter all-the scroll to twlauncher. then it says to go to the option launch by default and hit clear defaults but i dont have the option to choose the clear defaults box. the box is there but its dark gray and by it it says no defaults set. any ideas?
     
  10. dawankler

    dawankler Well-Known Member

    I'm with you, I like a lot of their interface enhancements, and thought I loved the launcher until I switched to Zeam launcher. I prefer a nice clean interface and Zeam does it very well and quickly.
     
  11. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    I like the enhancements TW gives, but I prefer Launcher Plus for the launcher.

    The one thing that does irk the crap outta me about TW is the puzzle lock screen... I prefer the green swipe bar.
     
  12. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice


    Epic didn't have the puzzle lock ;)
     
  13. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    Ah, I thought the stupid puzzle lock was in all flavors of TW...

    I retract that then :)
     
  14. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    If no defaults are set, hit the Home button and choose Launcher instead of TwLauncher.
     
  15. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    nothing happens when i hit the home button. i noticed this happened after i uninstalled launcher pro:thinking:


     
  16. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Nope :)

    We have a swipe up to unlock or we can swipe down to get to an incoming text, missed call, etc.


    Like this....


    [​IMG]
     
  17. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    I'm using the vanilla Android launcher just to see what the "Pure Google" experience is all about. I do notice that things run a lot smoother without TW.
     
  18. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Go to Launcher instead of TwLauncher in the Applications menu, clear defaults there, then hit the home button.
     
  19. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    i know i'm being a PITA but there is no launcher app in the apps menu



     
  20. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Under Settings, go to Applications, then Manage applications, go to All, scroll down to TwLauncher and clear the defaults, then finally hit the Home button and select Launcher instead of TwLauncher.
     
  21. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    i did all of that but it wont let me hit clear defaults. its grayed out. i dont know



     
  22. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Try going to Launcher instead of TwLauncher.
     
  23. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    what launcher? if you're talking about launcher pro i uninstalled that


     
  24. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Not Launcher Pro, just Launcher. It's located in the same place TwLauncher is.

    EDIT:
    If you're still on 2.1, select "Home" instead of Launcher".
     
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  25. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member



    got it finally!!!!!!!!!!!! jeez what a noob i am...lol thanks for your patience seriously. i was even getting annoyed with myself lol
     

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