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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Atty, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Atty

    Atty Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Got Launcher Pro Plus set up and am loving it but I need an app to replace my toggle widgets.

    Anyone know of a good one?

  2. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Android Enthusiast

    LOTS of options here.

    Beautiful Widgets or SwitchPro are two popular ones.
  3. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Android Enthusiast

    Doesn't switch pro run in the background?
  4. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Android Enthusiast

    Not that I am aware of. Places widgets on your screen like any other toggle widgets. Very customizable too. Worked great when I was using Launcher Pro (now back to stock SenseUI).
  5. upther

    upther Android Enthusiast

    I use Dazzle Configurable Switcher. Works awesome and gives you one touch options to change volume levels.
  6. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Android Enthusiast

    +1. Not only can you do one touch, you can put multiple controls into one widget. I have WiFi and Screen Brightness in the same 1x1 Widget on my main home screen.
  7. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    +1 for dazzle. use it daily.
  8. jakeh0

    jakeh0 Well-Known Member

    +1 for dazzle
  9. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Extended Control.
  10. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    Dazzle's downfall is its inability to turn on and off GPS with one touch. I use my GPS widget from HTC in the car all the time, and won't settle for an extra 2 steps.

    Does anyone know of a widget that works exactly like HTC's GPS widget? It's the only thing holding me back from permanently switching to LauncherPro.
  11. weihl165

    weihl165 Android Enthusiast

    try easyswitch
  12. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried it. I find the buttons too close together and I hate that it doesn't adjust the widget size to the number of functions you use. It is pretty ugly if you don't use all the slots, which I don't. Not willing to pay full price since there are superior paid widgets out there.
  13. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    I take it you looked at Extended Control? It looks like the Power Control widget that's already installed, but you can choose from a slew of system/color options and the GPS can be controlled with one touch.

    I paid only a buck for it :).
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  14. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    I have not! Can you break the widgets apart so they are 1x1?
  15. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Looking at the "add widget" panel, Extended Control has that option for 1x1 (as well as 1x2, 1x3, and plain 1x4). :)

    Edit: I just did 1x1's of some options.
  16. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    Sweet. Sounds promising. I'll check it out.

    Sounds like it might be what OP's looking for too.
  17. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    No prob...
  18. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    In searching Google, I found Quick Settings which allows you to toggle many main functions by either pulling down the notification bar or long-pressing search. Best of all, it's free! I may give it a go and see if I find the 2-step access sufficient, because it's nice to not use home screen space on all the toggle widgets.

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  19. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Just dl'ed it. Its not bad at all, but it feels like too many steps for me (drag down, select, flip toggles) as opposed to just touch and boom.

    I agree with saving home screen space tho. :cool:
  20. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    I'm with you, except if you do the search long-press, it eliminates a big step. Almost the same as having a widget, because with QS you don't need to first get to your widget home screen. Instead, you can toggle by long-pressing search button from anywhere on your phone.
  21. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Very valid point! I'll give it another go. You think it's a keeper?
  22. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    I'm going to give it a go for a few days and see how I like it on a regular basis. My biggest use for toggle widgets is GPS and BT while driving, so I'll see if I find this quick enough or if I think the actual widget on my lock screen (I use WidgetLocker, which is amazing and allows widgets) is necessary. I just don't have much space on the lock screen, so I'd much prefer this route.
  23. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Gotcha. Hope it works out well for you.:)
  24. upther

    upther Android Enthusiast

    I think it's an HTC thing because the Beautiful GPS widget has the same issue.
  25. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    There is a way around it since some widgets can bypass the settings screen, like SwitchPro and Extended Controls, and the Quick Settings app, but by default, most apps can't get around it for some reason.

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