I just downloaded to try Helix.
1. The default home page is extreme left screen. I see no way in settings to make this the middle (e.g. screen 3 out of 5). Can this be done?
2. I have quite a few apps (some just testing - just got the phone). When I long press to add app icons to the screens, I click on "shortcuts" then"applications" and it takes FOREVER for the apps to load. Is there a way to speed this process (other than deleting all my apps )
Last edited by tgotch; 03-16-2010 at 11:25 AM.
I am trying out Helix, although so far, there are a few things I like better about GDE. Most notably, I like how the 5 screens keep rotating, so you don't have to go backwards -- you can just keep swiping in any direction to cycle through all of your screens. I also like the customization options in GDE. As far as I can tell, there are fewer ways to get Helix looking and acting the way you want it, and those that are there seem klunky (such as the "Advanced" option to change the shortcuts on the bottom bar).
1. I also don't see any way to switch the default home page, but with 5 screend, the home seems to be #2 (from the extreme left). Does seem odd.
2. I find the faster way to add an app icon/shortcut to any home screen (in the stock home, GDE, or Helix) is to open the app drawer, then long-press the app you want, and drag and drop to place it on the home screen (if you want it on a different home screen, drag it to one side of the screen until the screen switches).
Last edited by htbyron; 03-16-2010 at 01:38 PM.
If you apply a rom or theme - backup first!
If you don't know how to backup...Stop until you do.
hint: I name my backups like this: sg6.0_20100428 or ss4.2_20100626 to easily find them later. rom and date.
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I posted this in another thread, but this may be a better place:
I just installed Helix last night. So far so good. Seem's really nice.
When I installed it, I got the usual warning messages. It said something to the effect of it having access to "services that cost you money". What is all of this about?? Also mentioned access to phone calls, and contact list.
Kinda paranoid that this may not be safe?
I used Home++ for a long time but was continually getting FC's and it just really slowed down the overall performance of my phone. Tried a couple others including Helix, and paid ones like dxTop and open home, but just couldn't find one that had the features of Home++. After everything the only one I found that came close was Helix. It is definitely faster and not nearly as many FC's. Can you make the icons in the bottom tray smaller to be able to fit more in it?
For example, I have a single icon with a picture of pencil that includes a variety of note taking and document management apps, (e.g. NoteEverything, Sugar Sync, GDocs, etc.), all accessed from a single icon that appears on all seven Helix homescreens.
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