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General For those with LauncherPro/ADW what shortcuts have you placed in the bottom dock?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hand76, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest
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    The most obvious to use are:

    phone - contacts - messaging - gmail

    But the problem I face is without widget support I have to still use my Gmail and SMS unread count widgets, so I am not really saving much space.



    What are you guys using?
     

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  2. Oddity

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    Market, phone, browser, and camera. I keep the widgets for sms and gmail on my default home screen.
     
  3. jakeh0

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    camera, k9, handcent, phone
     
  4. Taylored

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    Phone, new note, camera, browser
     
  5. ejchis

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    Phone - Gmail - Handcent - Talk
     
  6. mac35

    mac35 Well-Known Member
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    Handcent - Internet - Contacts - Phone - Settings - Camera in the dock.

    Gmail, Battery and Weather widgets on the traditional "Home screen"
     
  7. Bing

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    I hate to ask the newbie question, but how do you set the custom dock icons to LauncherPro (or how do you set more than just two in ADW)?
     
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  8. azak

    azak Well-Known Member
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    That's why I uninstalled LauncherPro after a couple of hours of usage. It looked very nice, but I could not find any decent substitutes for the HTC calendar widget (I use both the 4x4 grid view and 4x1), and I wanted the Gmail/Handcent counts to be readily available on the bottom dock...
     
  9. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member
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    actually good question. i just downloaded the launcher .44 or 4.4 or whatever it is beta and i still can't customize my dock. am i missing something?

    EDIT: oh wait, yes i can... long press, der. must be new to this beta. so happy he finally implemented that. i wanted to use my dialer one for a phone!
     
  10. Bing

    Bing Well-Known Member
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    Is there any way to put widgets down there? For example: it would be really really nice if GMail Unread Count could go there, or a 1x1 Calendar widget with the day's date displayed?
     
  11. MisterMixelpix

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    Phone / Contacts / Apps Drawer / Handcent / xScope
     
  12. Hand76

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    Way to glance over the entire thread. :p Me and another poster already brought this up. You can not do it.

    I don't know how easy or hard this would be for them to implement but only time will tell.
     
  13. sodaboy581

    sodaboy581 Well-Known Member
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    Phone - Contacts - Google Voice (I SMS alot) - Internet (might change this to Gmail)
     
  14. Bing

    Bing Well-Known Member
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    My apologies. Though in my defense, only you mentioned the lack of widget support, and given the diversity of people on the forum I had hoped you simply didn't know how to do it, rather than could not do it.

    I see a technical issue of this from the developers perspective, in that allowing widgets into the dock might need to be enforced by a 1x1 size check. Obviously docking a 4x4 would be pointless.

    Hopefully they get a fix in place for that. Until then I'm not sure what the advantages of alternate launchers are.
     

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