Can't decide which launcher to use

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  1. bhughesiii

    bhughesiii Member

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    When I first got my droid I said I need more screens. I found Helix Launcher 2.
    Then Launcher Pro came around I said oooo even better. Then I found ADW and said Holy Hell! Up to seven screens and 10 short cuts what could be better? But now that I am running sapphire 0.6.2, I decided to check out the new froyo launcher and I am really liking it alot. I miss my shortcuts, but it just seems much more smoother than ADW.
     
  2. BrandonAsphyxiated

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    I looove LauncherPro its so unrealistically smooth haha, and it has so many new extras now than a month ago its crazy. I hate native launchers, they are just too slow and buggy for me. LauncherPro is definitely my pick and i don't have a decrease in battery life, i'm still getting about 26+ hours easily.
     
  3. Johnly

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    Download them all, and use each one for a day, then decide friend:)
     
  4. Tanknspank

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    I say download ADW or LauncherPro again and mess with how fast the screen transitions are and with how far they bounce. If you raise the scrolling speed and lower the overshoot no nothing it will help with how smooth it is. Also disable support for scrollable Widgets and enable system persistance to help with performance.

    Messing with the settings can really change a launcher to be smoother for you.
     
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    I have to say I use both adw and launcher pro... I go back and forth depending on the rom I am using... Sometimes one plays better with certain roms than the other... guess it is just personal preference...
     
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    I use ADW, i love the shortcuts on the bottom and I like the feel of it and how you can change so many settings. Didn't really like launcherpro that much
     
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    I liked Launcher Pro for its snappiness but I've moved to ADW for the features. The gesture support and flexibility of the dockbar are real selling points for me. I also LOVE the ability to change the default grid size of the desktop so I can make widgets fit together better instead of having big gaps all over my screen. Some widgets are smaller than the standard grid size, and that was always annoying to me.

    I really hope Sapphire eventually picks up a system build of ADW like CM does, it seems snappier than the market version. But maybe thats just something related to CM, who knows.
     
  8. Tanknspank

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    this is what happened to me actually, lol. though the adw system build sounds sick. if I wasn't on my phone I'd make a feature request, so could you go on the bugzilla bug report and file this request please? I really like this idea.
     
  9. jayman350

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    I've been using ADW since its later beta stages. I've tried out LauncherPro, and it wasn't bad I just didn't like how you had to set up the extra launcher buttons. (hit the +, select from a list, etc) With ADW you can just drop the shortcuts into the tray.

    I do wish that you could re-order the icons in the tray without deleting them and replacing them in the order you want. I'm kinda crazy and like to keep certain things grouped together.

    I've got overshoot and scrolling speed both set to 0 and there is NO lag when switching screens.
     
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    LauncherPro

    scrolling widget on the bottom. Nuff said!!
     
  11. pdroid

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    I've put in a feature request in the bugzilla for precisely that. :)
     
  12. dr2ww62

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    There already was one in there, or else I would have!

    I saw that, and it made me happy dancedroid
     
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