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Question about having multiple home replacement apps installed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DJ Jazzy Jeebus, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. DJ Jazzy Jeebus

    Thread Starter

    Hi all! I've been playing around with Home++ lately and have really been liking the feel of this home replacement. Currently I'm using DxTop and while I am really impressed with it as well, I feel like changing it up a bit.

    I'm just wondering if having both of them installed on my phone is going to kill the battery faster, make it lag, or generally cause any issues with normal phone operation. Also, if I select to use one of them as my default home screen, does it automatically stop the other one or will I have two home replacements running at once?

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    Just don't run them both at the same time. Close the ones you arent using.
     
  3. DJ Jazzy Jeebus

    Thread Starter

    I guess what I'm asking is will the one not being used close automatically or do I need to kill the app manually?
     
  4. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

  5. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    I read in another thread (this might not be the case anymore), that you should take off any widgets and icons on the other home apps, since they run even though you are not using that home replacement.
     
  6. DJ Jazzy Jeebus

    Thread Starter

    :thinking: I appreciate the answer, but which part of that question are you saying yes to?
     
  7. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Not really saying yes, just relaying what I read on the forums. I did delete all widgets off the stock home app and it did help Home++ run faster.

    I don't know if there is away to kill the other home apps that are running though.
     
  8. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I think he was referring to gwlaw99's "yes" answer that was somewhat ambiguous. Regardless, I did notice that when I switched to just using Home++ and didn't have 5 other home apps installed, my battery life improved and speed seemed to be a little better. It could be in my head, but I'd stick with one. Removing all of my icons and widgets from the default home definitely made a difference, though.
     
  9. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    theres an app called home switcher taht might be useful for you
     
  10. budwizer

    budwizer Well-Known Member

    I believe that as long as you have one of the selected as being the default and then reboot you should be okay. Where I've run into performance issues is when I did not have a default home app selected. On occasion, one of the other home apps I have would tend to also show up running at times. Not sure why however once I selected my preferred home app (DXTop) I no longer see GDE or Home++ running in the background. If I do use one of the other ones I make sure I am aware of the need to terminate it with a task killer and set my default back.
     
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