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General Sense vs. Launchers

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaydroid88, Mar 23, 2011.

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HTC Sense or other launcher

  1. Sense

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  2. Other Launcher

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  1. the208

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    LauncherPro all the way.
     

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    HTC Sense for me.
     
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    I can't wait until I can root and completely eradicate all elements of Sense. I don't want a single shred of it on my T-Bolt. Not just the Sense launcher, but all of Sense UI. I don't like what it does to my Phone app, Contacts and everything else it touches.

    My Incredible was a fabulously wonderful phone in part because it had absolutely no Sense on it anywhere, but what made it great was using AOSP ROMs and alternating between LauncherPro Plus and ADW EX.
     
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    The clock widgets are the only thing I like about Sense.
     
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    I'm in the process now. One thing I'm not sure of, will have to do some digging, can the Mobil IM app be removed? I wonder if it's tied to sms/mms like talk is to gmail
     
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    Was always a Launcher Pro user on my OG Droid, and after using Sense on the Bolt for a few days and kind of liking it, I thought I'd go back and see how LP felt.

    Unanticipated consequence: realizing that I love Sense's opening and closing fade/transition thing. Not swiping between home screens, but just the subtle fade in and out when hitting home or toggling between apps.

    The standard Android animation (the iPhone-like zoom in/out from the screen's center) just feels kind of tacky to me now! I'm torn because there are definitely a few things I miss in LP.

    Hopefully after I root I'll be able to get the fade animation in LP somehow.
     
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    Give it time. Anything Sense has LP can easily rip off lol. To be fair LP has some really cool screen swipe effects too!
     
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    sure can, i removed it yesterday with no issues. here's a complete list of stuff you can take off:

    Thunderbolt: Apps that are safe to remove once rooted. - Android Central
     
  9. lamoglinsgal

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    I just installed Go Launcher last night and I really like it.
     
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    Well the battery drain even with an extended 2750 mAh battery is pretty great. So today I ended up disabling a few other account syncs and options:

    -Sense Weather
    -Sense News
    -Sense Stocks
    -Facebook
    -Weather

    If I didn't outright disable it I put it on to sync like once a day esp for things like Facebook/Stocks/News. Also my friend mentioned that Blockbuster background syncs, so after updating the apps I disabled that as well.

    It looks like the display is the largest battery drainer so far...today alone it's 73% of the Battery Use! Cell Standby only at 20%, Phone Idle at 17%. One day I'll put it on airplane mode and test it out. I have a feeling that Sense is a big drag and I'm sure LTE has got to be.

    I'm surprised I can't get this phone to last as long as my Droid X yet even with this extended battery which was nearly double the capacity of the X's!
     
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    Okay, I finally decided to go back to LPP. The scrollable dock is just too awesome. The HTC sense dock is pretty damn useless.
     
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    Go Launcher EX is excellent. I've been trying to get the word out but some people are set in their ways. It's smooth, user friendly and highly cusomizable.
     
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    There is a free app called home switcher.
     
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    Launcher-Pro+
    Beautiful Widgets

    LP+ widgets are just as good as sense, plus you get lots of extras like a scrollable dock. Beautiful Widgets clock/weather widget is just as good as sense.

    LP+ runs as smooth as silk on my Eris, so I can't see it bogging down the TB too much. ;)
     
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    I really like that it has features from LP and ADW combined. :D
     
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    Agreed. It's my favorite thus far.
     
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    Hi all,
    I'm trying to get rid of sense UI, but it seems I cannot do it unless I root my mobile.
    I'm using HTC Desire HD with gingerbread, and I'd like to have all the beautiful black menus available on gingerbread (instead of those ugly semi-grey ones that I'm having now).
    The thing is that I'm trying Go Launcher EX, ADW.Launcher and LaucherPro, I can not decide between the first two, which are the ones that I like most. Anyway even using one of these, I still have those ugly grey menus...
    The thing is...
    * Can you help me deciding between Go and ADW? which one is better? Is there any friend stream widget that I can use in any of these?
    * Can you tell me how to get the gingerbread black menus?
    * Can you tell me how to get rid of Sense UI? I mean, completely, not the Manage Apps -> Clear Defaults / Force stop thing
    Many thanks!
     
  18. craigrn16

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    How'd you get your screen to look like this?
     
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    My major problem with Sense is the three choices they give us on Dock: drawer, phone and customization. I NEVER use the phone button (direct dial everyone) and rarely customize other than changing wallpaper. So, those two are just wasting space. With Launcher Pro, I get internet and text and people down there, which is three less icons taking up space on my home screens.
     

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