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What launcher do you use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZDroid1, Sep 10, 2010.

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What launcher do you use the most?

  1. Touch Wiz (stock)

    45 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. Launcher Pro

    203 vote(s)
    68.6%
  3. ADW.Launcher

    32 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. Other (post in thread)

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    I keep going back and forth between launcher pro and touch wiz. Launcher pro is cooler but it seems to cause some lag. So my vote is touch wiz. For now.
     

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  2. Divinedark

    Divinedark Well-Known Member
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    That's the first time I've ever heard anyone say that Touchwiz caused less lag than Launcher Pro. Or any launcher for that matter.
     
  3. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    It does. It also causes my live wallpapers to freeze.

    You do know that when you use other launchers, touch wiz strays running in the background at all times.
     
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  4. not if you use home switcher and set launcher pro or whatever launcher you want to use as the default
     
  5. BLWedge09

    BLWedge09 Guest

    I've gone back and forth between TW and Launcher Pro and settled on Launcher Pro for some time now. I also tried ADW for a while, but for me, it almost has too many options. Launcher Pro is very smooth and does the job great for me.


    That's true, but I wonder if you ever launch Touchwiz while Launcher pro is set by default, does it continue to run in the background until you reboot...
     
  6. fiveoneooo

    fiveoneooo Member
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    I use launcher pro just because everyone else does I feel, I dont really think that I use any of the features.

    On a side note (please dont get angry) does anyone elses contacts icon in the dock say could not launch the requested activity when pressed?
     
  7. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member
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    yeah i had to go and long click and change shortcut , applications-contact that fixed it for me
     
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  8. RO3

    RO3 Active Member
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    I tried launcher pro coming from ahem iphone but I like ADW. All of the features I want are there and you don't have to pay for the default stuff like widget resizing etc.
     
  9. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member
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    I'm using launcher pro. For the first two weeks i stayed at Touchwiz. Never tried ADW.
     
  10. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    I'm going to try launcher pro again just to confirm. I could have sworn touch wiz was always running in the background, and I used Home Switch.
     
  11. Boldt

    Boldt Well-Known Member
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    No lag here with LP but a tiny bit with TW but not enough to bother me. I just prefer LPP
     
  12. JDM9499

    JDM9499 Well-Known Member
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    I like ADW Launcher the best. I just like the design of it best, and the options it gives its users. There are a few others besides ADW and Launcher pro I really like as well, but didn't feel as refined as ADW.
     
  13. ageros

    ageros Active Member
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    Bought Launcher Pro Plus and I don't regret it. Definitely worth spending a few dollars to support a good app. Runs like a champ, and they're custom widgets are nice too.
     
  14. Divinedark

    Divinedark Well-Known Member
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    Launcher Pro Plus here as well. I used to swap between ADW and LPP, but the FC's on ADW get a little out of hand. Launcher Pro just seems more stable and a bit snappier.
     
  15. Jack45

    Jack45 Well-Known Member
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    Viagra :D

    Sorry - couldn't help it.
     
  16. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    The popularity of Launcher Pro is amazing so far (over 75%).
     
  17. jflexe99

    jflexe99 Well-Known Member
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    Launcher Pro is amazingly good, but it is a bit slower than stock launcher.

    I love going portrait in the home screens, but the icons are crunched together
     
  18. Tasmin

    Tasmin Well-Known Member
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    I stayed with stock for about a week, and the longer I stay with LP Plus the more of a devotee I become :) The dev keeps pumping out some pretty fantastic widgets and I love the flexibility.
     
  19. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member
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    I love launcher pro for three main reasons:

    1. Can go landscape on homescreens.
    2. Can hide apps in the appdrawer
    3. (and best) Multiple docks means I can have a very minimalist phone. I'm down to 3 homescreens and I'm about to free up some more space as there's a widget I no longer use. =)
     
  20. chicknlil

    chicknlil Well-Known Member
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    Used ADW at first, but have been using LauncherPro for at least a month. Seems more customizable to me.
     
  21. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    You call that minimalist?

    I have one home screen, one dock only. Two widgets on home screen: news and engadget. Two widgets in notification bar: temperature and battery level.

    Now THAT is minimalist.

    Just the icons I use the most. All I need at one glance.
     
  22. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member
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    k... didn't realize we were having a minimalist showdown.
     
  23. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    Don't be upset. I'm just an extreme minimalist so the word triggered a challenge for some reason. Sorry. I need to calm down. :)
     
  24. hotguy69

    hotguy69 Member
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    I use LauncherPro, but does anyone know how to make some of the dock buttons invisible or completely removed?
     
  25. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member
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    You do realize that having a competitive reaction here kind of destroys your minimalist credentials dontcha?

    By reacting to my post you prove to us and yourself that you actually are not a minimalist. If you were, you would have never found yourself within our ring of comparisons.

    edit: this was funny when I drunkenly posted it. I was joking. Sober: not so much. It's all good buddy! =)
     

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