Can you overdo it with widgets?

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  1. PaulQ

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    New to Droid.... Can you install "too many" widgets? or applications? Is there a system impact even if they aren't actually running?

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    From what I can see widgets run all the time, but they have a very small impact on the battery. Your battery manager in your settings can give you the details.
     
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    I have actually tested this. I generally have 9 widgets running on my homescreens. So for 3 days I took them all off and just left icons and I noticed very little difference in battery life.
     
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    So they run even when they aren't being used on screen?
     
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    Although, I should say, there may be some widgets out there that do hog battery life.
     
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    if they are on one of your homescreens I believe they are technically running. Most widgets require update intervals.
     
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    I have a rooted Droid with over 70 apps. All five screens are full and my battery lasts all day.