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question about widgets and different Launcher replacements

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by xmetl, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. xmetl

    xmetl Well-Known Member
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    does any one know if you have multiple of the same widgets in different launcher apps will it drain your battery / slow down your phone more? like if i have the beautiful widget on my stock launcher and i also have the same widget on my launcher pro home screen would it cause the phone to use more battery life?
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    Yes, it is recommended by just about every alternative launcher developer to remove all icons and widgets from the regular home screen prior to setting up their alternative launcher.

    Technically, I *think* that would constitute as running duplicate versions of the same program, although that is not entirely accurate as the widget is not necessarily a live version of the program - but still, having them in more than one place is just asking for trouble.
     

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