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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by myname, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Hey there,

    I've got a short question: currently I'm running adw.launcher but I want to try launcher pro ... So my question is: WHen I install launcherpro and set it as default launcher, should I uninstall adw.launcher to have better performance? And if yes, are my settings and homescreens kept when I want to switch back to adw.launcher some time?

    I read about performance issues here somewhere, when adw.launcher with 5 full homescreens is running in background and somewhere, people stated one should remove all widgets from the homescreen before switching to a new launcher.

    what to do?
    thanks!
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    Buy Titanium Backup Pro and backup ADW.Launcher ... then uninstall it. Install Launcher Pro and play with it. If you don't like it, uninstall it and restore ADW.Launcher.
     
  3. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member
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    no reason to uninstall adw. its not going to effect your performance by anything you will notice.
     
  4. midge37

    midge37 Well-Known Member
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    Install Home Switcher and then you can just switch between the two without losing any settings.
     
  5. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Homeswitcher, for what? It keeps them running in the background, so this is not, what I asked for, right?

    I tried mybackup, but after restoring adw.launcher, the settings are completely gone, so probably it's just the apk file which gets backupped and not the settings/screens :(

    titanium backup is no good for me since I'm not root ...
     
  6. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member
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    no, homeswitcher does not keep them running in the background. it just makes it simple t switch between different home apps. it basically goes in and clear the default settings that you have and replaces them with the settings needed to launch the other home.
     
  7. joggy

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    ADW has Backup & Restore in its Settings menu. I've had no issue just using that for restore.
     
  8. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Damn it, didn't see that :( But okay, now the screens are already gone ...
     
  9. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member
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    using home switcher keeps the screen settings....
     

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