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Recommending Go Launcher (was "New Launcher!" and "Go Sms"))

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Steven58

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    I don't know of one but it it's fairly user friendly and you have us. Ask questions!

    You can also ask the Dev, through twitter. His name is "GoLauncher".
     

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    Where'd the wallpaper go? I picked the Christmas style for the dock but can't find the wallpaper.
     
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    I was on a ADW bandwagon for a while now. LPP left me wanting for various reasons.

    Will give this one a test run some time.

    What does GOSMS do that Handcent doesn't? why should I switch?
     
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    Trying go sms and can't figure out how to get my contact pictures to sync to my sms contacts. I have sync my pics app but really don't know what im doing wrong.
     
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    I tried using my LP icons for my dock but they won't work? Really liked the worded LP icons and kinda sad I can't use them lol.
     
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    They don't work, because the dev says they are oversized.. I'm sure he'll fix it in an update. I like them too as I use Lekky's Tall Min. (don't judge me). ;)
     
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    No they were coming up blank earlier for some reason lol. I got it working now but you are correct they are a bit too big. A resizing and I'll be falling in love (if he gives a good calendar widget, that'd be sweet). I love the background on the app drawer. Nice personal touch.
     
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    That does help, especially the weather/clock widget. I thought I had seen several times on here that my phone had to be rooted to get that. Guess not, Sweet. I'll have to check out the sports and Jorte widgets.

    I installed some calendar widget last night that looks decent but I'm having trouble syncing it to my calendar. Well the main problem was that I don't use any calendars, not on a computer anyway. It wouldn't let me add a note for Christmas Eve because I didn't have it synced. I started a Google calendar and went through the settings, seemed simple enough but it still wouldn't sync. I'll try this Jorte. Thanks humph.
     
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    Well I have to say I like the launcher however I am bummed that I can't put shortcuts to contacts on my screens. They FC every time :(
     
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    Does Go Launcher prevent your phone from sleeping? I just checked SpareParts and my phone has been awake all day... no wonder the battery has sucked. The only other change I made was installing "Agenda Widget".
     
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    Is there a way to get that Christmas wallpaper back?
     
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    For backup, just backup Go Launcher with TiBu. On restore, it reconstructs everything except widgets--just like LPP's retore.

    To me this is a huge advantage over LPP. LPP never properly restores from TiBu. Having a simple one stop shop for backup in TiBu versus having to go into LPP and try a backup is genius.
     
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    Same issue here. It's killing my battery. Can't have it so I will freeze until a fix is made.
     
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    I switched from LP to Zeam a while ago, even though I paid for LP.
    Zeam is super fast, and super stable. I'm just curious why everyone didn't switch to Zeam but did switch to this launcher when, aside from a tabbed app drawer, Zeam is at least as good if not better.
     
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    GL has made a duplicate icon of about 12 apps in the app drawer...anyone else have this issue?
     
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    Ive been thinking about trying that launcher, maybe I will check it out. Can you change the icons in the app drawer like LP?
     
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    I have used hancent since day 1 and I tried out GoSms yesterday. The biggest issue with GoSms for me is that it doesn't allow you to customize the alert for each contact like handcent does. (unless I missed that option somewhere)
     
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    True but I have found you can do that with Ringo.
     
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    That's what I was thinking, I just couldn't see a reason to switch. Go launcher sounds interesting. But honestly the launcher isn't that big a deal to me. I have switched from blur home to ADW to LPP to ADW back to blur and forth.

    So far honestly I like ADW the best, but I will give this one a try. I don't care so much about how it looks as opposed to how it performs. This is why I like ADW.
     
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    just switched to gosms so far so good. anyone try mms through it yet?
     
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    Yeah, I get pix all the time through gosms, it's fine.
     
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    Phone notification icon on the dock bar not showing up on the go launcher phone icon. Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    Anyone find out what Dock Switch in the dock settings does?
     
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    I have to say great customer support. Sent them an email about my contact issue and they are already on the fix within 12 hrs. Looks like I will test the Beta later tonight to see if the problem is fixed.
     
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    It'd be really nice when I have it plugged into my dock to get a landscape version. Kind of a pain when I wake up to have to tilt my head sideways and try to use it just to read my text messages.
     

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