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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lobug, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. lobug

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    As it stands, there are 7 different sections of the homescreen on my Eris that you can scroll through. Is there a way to adjust this number or not?
     

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  2. shawheim_a

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    yes there is. all you have to do is turn sense off and u will have the standard 3 screens and drawer. im not 100% positive on how to do it but i think you go to your applications list and find sense and force stop the program.
     
  3. lobug

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    Thanks for the reply, Shawheim. So as I understand you, I can't keep the default style screens on the Eris without changing the overall sense style and you can't just adjust the number of of screens. Is that correct?
     
  4. Syv3n

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    You are correct, but what you do to go to the android standard 3 screens is the following.

    Go to Applications, Manage Applications, Go down to HTC sense and go to CLEAR DEFAULTS, then hit the home bottom. Once you hit the home button it will ask you if you want to use "Home" or "HTC SENSE" for a home. Pick "Home" and check the "Use as default" box. If you want to go back to Sense then just go back to Applications, Manage Applications, Go down to Home and clear defaults. Also you can pretty much still have a lot of the same stuff on the screen that makes it like sense and people say it runs faster with just the stock home screen.
     
  5. Needsdecaf

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    There are some widgets that Sense has that you cannot download and run on Vanilla Android Home. Plus, most of the HTC-style widgets cost $.

    Why would you want to reduce the number of screens? If you don't need 'em, don't use 'em.
     
  6. hallstevenson

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    Theoretically, they're using RAM that could be used by the PS or apps. Personally, I could easily live with 5 vs 7 and could lower if necessary.

    If I were to turn off Sense, will HTC's widgets still work ?
     
  7. shawheim_a

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    So far everyone is correct. And about the sense widgets working on the standard vanilla, just give it a try and see what happens.
     
  8. Eaglesfan9106

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    Just download home switcher works great its in the market
     
  9. erisuser1

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    +1
     
  10. jeffyo

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    You cannot use HTC widgets using standard setting (3 screens)
     
  11. HuskyKMA

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    HTC should include the ability to adjust the number of screens in a future update. Doesn't seem like it would be that hard for them to do. I'm only using 5 screens now, and those aren't even full.
     
  12. Caddyman

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    always a person that will complain about something.

    if you don't need 7, don't use them, if you use 5 and 2 are blank, the amount of resources used by the blank 2 i would think is extremely negligible to the point where there is not loss of ram at all. even if you use 3 and have 4 blank i doubt they are using resources.
     
  13. hallstevenson

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    Ahh, okay, so if company "A" or developer "B" designs something a certain way, that's simply the perfect method ?
     
  14. Caddyman

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    this is like complain cause your dodge challenger has 500HP and if it had 300HP it might get better gas mileage.

    it makes no sense.
     
  15. Podivin

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    Keep in mind that every time someone says 'There should be an option to...' that they have just asked the programmer to increase the size of the app. Because you can't give options without writing some code to present those options to the user on screen, and then do whatever it is they opted to do. More options = larger apps = less room for different apps.
     
  16. jkarova

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    I'm running Android 4.2.2 on a Galaxy Tab - if I pinch the home screen it enters a mode in which I can add/remove home screens.
     

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