GDE running on my Droid (youtube vid)

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    I had GDE on my droid and what i wanted to know is how to remove the Dock Widget because i had to uninstall GDE and reinstall in order for it to be removed so is there a way to remove the Dock? Also how can i change the skin for GDE because thats what i wanted to know the whole time i was using it and since i didnt know how i just stuck with using DxTop which is very good
     
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    I am using weather widgets donate.... I thought I was using beautiful widgets but had deleted it and went with the donate one because it gave me the ability to change the widget skins
     
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    To remove the dock widget you have to long press on the far left or right of the widget. Then you can move it to the trash. As for changing skins, you will need to download a compatible theme. I am using the Hero theme on mine
     
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    Great video, Please post some more as you play with it. What kind of battery usage have noticed so far since you have so many things running?
     
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    It's in there.....

    It's an outstanding app....
     
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    Battery usage has been good, I dont think the theme will effect the battery at all. More just how much are you using the device and what things you are running on it. To get better battery life I would suggest to make sure wifi, bluetooth, GPS, are turned off when not using them.

    As far as issues with GDE, they have been few and far between. Most issues I have had could be attributed to GDE and certain widgets and GDE not playing well together.
     
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    how did u get ur droid to be like that!
     
  8. Martin030908

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    I ran GDE for the last 20+ hours.... this is what I found

    -Cube is by far the best transition for any replacement. (IMO :))
    -No Lag at any time.
    -No FC's... not one.

    -NOT a wallpaper friendly home replacement. You only get 'halves'... there's no centered view such as with the stock home or Home++ or PandaHome (only others I've used) This was actually why I uninstalled it. Loved GDE but doesn't take advantage of the beautiful display the DROID has to display wallpapers.
    -Menu button brings you to GDE Menu... with no option to view the stock Menu (which is still available in PandaHome and Home++)

    I uninstalled GDE as the wallpaper issue was driving me nuts... The 'halves' just didn't cut it. I know it seems finicky but I like my 'home' screen to have a centered view of the wallpaper... not the left half. Unless someone knows something I'm missing how to work around this then I'd happily buy GDE again. It split every image into two.... however on the video it looks like there's 3 separate images on joe's screen.... I missing something?

    Just what I found... so great we've got choices... and I really can't get over how INCREDIBLY SMOOTH GDE ran even with all the reports of it being buggy.

    Edit: Developer E-mailed and politely explained that with the cube effect it's simply not possible to display the wallpaper the way I described (desired). Makes perfect sense now and it was great to get an answer. Thanks again.
     
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    Did anyone have issues with the voice control when running GDE? I seem to be having an issue where when I go to initiate a voice command, I either get connection timed out errors or the voice command window takes too long to pop up.
     
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    I ran GDE for the past day. Was working fine until tonight, when the same problem rose up like the last time I uninstalled GDE. I was able to browse the web but text messaging wasn't going through, the widgets weren't updating (SportsTap) and FoxNews, and then I noticed my Beautiful Widget time wasn't updating. I tried downloading something from Market and it wouldn't download. This issue went on until I went back to the default Home and still wasn't working right. I went to Taskiller and killed everything using the widget, and then things started to work again. I'm using Home++ again like I had been using trouble free the past week and the problem seems resolved.

    Something with GDE and Widgets, most notably Beauiful Widgets Time and temp one completely stops.
     
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    I have been running GDE for a few hours now and the only problems i see with it is on the home screen that i am trying to keep games only it started to FC when i went into the app bin to drag an icon up to the home screen... it took forever to fill that screen with 16 icons! And the wallpaper issue... but i'm willing to settle on that one cause the cube is just too damn cool... so i guess if now that my games screen is full it looks like i'll be fine.... hopefully.... dxTop tricked me for about 24 hours before it went nuts on me :icon_ devil:
     
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    its called beautiful home (inside of beautiful widgets)