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  1. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    Downloaded this over the weekend and really liked it, especially the counts on the icons for Mial, SMS etc.

    However, It is draining the battery fast. Using System Info I can see that when LauncherPro is installed android.process.acore is running at 100% CPU yet without it installed it runs at 0%

    Any ideas what is occuring and how it can be fixed, or is this normal for LauncherPro?

    Thanks
     

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  2. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member
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    not sure about that process,

    but when running LauncherPro, make sure that in sense, you set the scene to a blank scene with no widgets or shortcuts and with a plain wallpaper.

    LauncherPro runs over the top of sense, so if you have any widget etc open in sense they will be using resources in the background.
     
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  3. MikeC1408

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    Will give it a go and report back.

    Thanks
     
  4. Jason71

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    I use launcher pro. android.process.acore is always running but it uses minimal CPU on my phone 0-0.5. No idea what it is though.
     
  5. Eris Ed

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    If you're still having problems after setting the original Sense homescreens to a blank slate and removing all the active widgets, try uninstalling LauncherPro and reinstalling it again. There was a known bug that occurs sometimes with the first installation (happened to me) and installing again solves it.
     
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  6. dinaro

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    hmm I noticed the same thing. Launcherpro causes 2 processes to jump to 100% cpu usage according to quick system info processes tab.
     
  7. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    Re-Installed a couple of times now and now joy. Still sitting at 100% and sometimes shows it running twice.
     
  8. GrenW

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    Have heard this on a couple of forums. Head over to the LP forum, there may be a solution.

    As for the 2 instances, only one will be LP. Read somewhere that different processes can have the same names apparently.
     
  9. mcapozzi

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    Since your phone isn't rooted, LauncherPro is running on top of Sense, make sure that Sense doesn't have a bunch of widgets running as well.

    The LP forums would probably be the place to go for further troubleshooting.

    -Mike
     
  10. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    It's rooted now :D

    Following Tony's advice the battery life has now stabalised even thought he process remains at 100%

    So I'm happy.
     
  11. ScoobyWRX

    ScoobyWRX Well-Known Member
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    Just a quickie :p , how do I go about checking the sense screens are clear of widgets now that I am using LP?

    Thanks Paul
     
  12. Eris Ed

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    Did you use Home Switcher to make LP your default launcher?

    If using Home Switcher - open the app and select Sense. Sense will open so you can drag everything off the screen (or Menu > Scenes > Blank slate I think). If you have any apps/widgets on your Sense homescreens that you DON'T use on LP, enter each app setting and check that update interval / refresh / sync is set to Manual / Never to avoid updating in the background.

    If not using Home Switcher - from any Homescreen: Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded. Look for LauncherPro and select it, scroll down and click 'Clear default' - DO NOT select 'Clear data'! Exit settings and lock phone. Unlock the phone and you get a choice of launchers, select Sense.

    You can make LP your default again by Lock/Unlock and selecting 'Make default' when choosing LP.
     
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