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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by age109, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. age109

    age109 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Anyone install launcher pro yet to replace blur. This is my first android just wondering if its worth it or caused any problems
     

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  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Installed it right after I rooted the phone (you don't need to root first though). I have had zero problems. It is running great.
     
  3. ranova

    ranova Android Enthusiast

    works great!
     
  4. electronaut

    electronaut Newbie

    It works great. Get it and get Home Switcher. You can use Home Switcher to easily switch back and forth between LauncherPro and MotoBlur so you can use whichever one you like best.
     
  5. csreborn

    csreborn Well-Known Member

    I still find it humorous one guy making Launcher Pro does a better job then Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc. Other then HTC's widgets their GUI is nothing to write home about either.
     
  6. Dmalone

    Dmalone Newbie

    When I install LauncherPro and press the home button, I don't get prompted to make it my default, it just is. So when I go into HomeSwitcher it says my default app is "not determined yet". Is any one else having this issue? I would like to be able to change up my launcher as needed, but it seems with LauncherPro installed I have no way to set up MotoBlur as my default launcher. Even if I launch MotoBlur through home switcher, if I press the home button it launches LauncherPro again.
     
  7. LateDroid

    LateDroid Member

    LauncherPro is freaking sweet. just got it all set up
     
  8. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    I get this too, but my question to you is why would you want to switch away from LauncherPro anyway? If you install a new home switcher, change the permissions for LP in its applications setting to default.
     
  9. newwales

    newwales Newbie

    If you install Launcherpro (my fav) can you still use the motorola blur online account to locate the phone or wipe the phone???
     
  10. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    Yes, just tried it via the online account.
     
  11. cmusciano

    cmusciano Newbie

    I installed Launcher Pro immediately and it works wonderfully. I agree with csreborn: it is amazing that one guy can completely outrun the entire Moto development team. Once you install LP, you will never want to go back to Blur. As far as I ca tell, the Blur widgets all work with LP, so why would you ever go back?
     
  12. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    For new users of Launcher pro. Here are a few tips.

    1. You can change the number of rows and columns on your home screens to add more icons. I just add one extra row as any more can affect the icon label visibility. Also if you do this it kind of messes up home screen in landscape mode--so I just turn landscape off.

    2. If you hold down an icon on the dock, there is a pop-up that allows you to select and option to launch something else when you swipe up on the icon. For example. I have my phone icon set to go to contacts when I swipe up on it. I have my browser icon set to launch my rss reader when I swipe up on it. I have a direct dial link in the dock that dials a friend's home number. When i swipe up on it, it dials their cell number.

    3. You can set the dock to have as many as 15 icons in settings.

    4. You can set animations for flipping from one homescreen to the next--I like the cube animation.

    5. Setting keep and memor and build caches as needed may eliminate any screen redraw when pressing the home button.
     
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  13. amagalla

    amagalla Newbie

    Other than resizing widgets, what features do you get from upgrading to Launcher Pro Plus?
     
  14. jb33

    jb33 Lurker

    me too. i just wanted to try it out. but it stole default and neither home switcher for froyo help instructions, nor ClearDefaultHome work to allow you to reestablish blur as default. But blur was all dialed in, and Launcher Pro only saved 3 icon locations so it'll require a bunch of setup.

    Anyone know how to get blur back as default home button action on atrix? Or should I just suck it up and setup LauncherPro. But I do kinda think the bootom row of buttons in launcher pro are redundant and therefore sort of inelegant...

    thanks
     
  15. jb33

    jb33 Lurker

    so i installed launcher ex, and now i get the prompt for default action as described when hitting home, but blur is not an option, although home switcher allows me to switch to it...
     
  16. AustinTech

    AustinTech Android Enthusiast

    Can anyone recommend a way to learn how to do things with Launcher Pro? Like a youtube video or instructions somewhere? I've got an Inspire and I'm having trouble figuring out how to use LP. I want the Sense clock on my home page, but I can't even find ANY clocks.
     
  17. ROCer

    ROCer Well-Known Member

    Go to the Android Market and search 'Clock Widget'. There some free ones to download. I just did that search and notice the Sense Clock in there as well.

    After your new widgets app(s) are installed, goto the screen you want to put your new widget the tap and hold a blank area of the Launcher Pro screen. Select 'Widgets' then select the widget that you would like to add.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  18. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Resizing is not a small thing in itself, it allows some awesome custom UIs with Quick Desk (check out the SGS homescreens thread at XDA developers).

    In addition though you get the extra widgets, and the Friends widget alone is worth the price of admission for me.
     
  19. Dmalone

    Dmalone Newbie

    You can just uninstall LauncherPro and MotoBlur will be the default again. I really would like the ability to select different launchers depending on my mood including MotoBlur though.
     
  20. Dmalone

    Dmalone Newbie

    Does anyone else have an issue with their screen not turning on for a few tries when hitting the power button. I have only noticed it when I have LauncherPro installed. I am not saying that it is launcher pro causing it, but it's happened multiple times and I don't remember it happening when using MotoBlur.
     
  21. vrsantana

    vrsantana Newbie

    Everything seems to be working fine for me using Launcher Pro. This Launcher opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to personalizing your phone. After using an iphone for some time, it almost feels overwhelming. I love the control I have over my device though.
     
  22. AustinTech

    AustinTech Android Enthusiast

    I feel the same way. My mind is racing - FREEDOM!
     
  23. Karl_Tx

    Karl_Tx Member

    Yes....I have and am not looking back. I had it on my Samsung Captivate and loved it so now it's on here. Easier to use in my opinion and a whole lot more intuitive. Try it and see how you like it......it's not permanent if you don't. Good luck:D
     
  24. Evil.Bonsai

    Evil.Bonsai Android Enthusiast

    It's taken me a couple days, but I finally figured out WHY I didn't like Launcher Pro when I first tried it but really like it now. This being my first Android device, I had no clue how things worked. I liked the Blur stuff, in that I had date/time/weather widgets and a facebook status widget. I also sorta knew where everything was after playing with Blur for a little bit. Then I installed LP and all that went away..AAAAGH!

    NOW I know that all those things can easily be selected individually with new and exciting (and oh so numerous) variations!

    LP defaulted to 3 homescreens which I didn't like at first, but then found out how to actually adjust the preferences. The 7 screens of Blur felt like too much (for now), as I only had a few icons here and there and found myself always scrolling around looking for stuff. In any case, I've dropped to using the 5 screens and 2 docks, and still trying to adjust things to my liking (finding chiknlil's time/date widget top-most priority)

    Might end up purchasing the paid version of LP, as so far, google calendar doesn't have the options I want (specifically, a damn alarm!).
     
  25. zizo79

    zizo79 Android Enthusiast

    Did you guys try Go Launcher ?
     
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