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helix launcher blows

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by clark grizwald, Mar 25, 2010.

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    switched back to regular home and realized how much snappier it is..
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    To each his own...
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    The 3D or the standard one? I find the std one responsive and like the 7 screens.
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    Helix1 is win.

    Helix2 is a slighlty slower 3d win.
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    Clark, I just checked again and I notice no difference between helix and the stock screen. Stickin with helix.

    "Yes it is, it's a bit nipply out. I mean nippy out, what did I say, nipple? Huh, there is a nip in the air. "
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    You're in the minority with that opinion. I'm sure it all depends on what speed you're running the cpu at. I run at 1.2ghz and the helix1 launcher is just as snappy as the stock launcher when running at the same speed.
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    are you guys rooted and overclocked that see no difference? home screens just seemed more laggy for me. also the four bottom icons by the launcher were not very responsive for me.. force closes sometimes...
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    I haven't had ONE force close since I started using Helix, the bottom icons work great, and its super fast with no lag.

    I am overclocked @ 1ghz right now.
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    Helix 1 is the shiznit. I am running UD 8.1.1 overclocked 1ghz... it only FCs when I first turn on my phone, and I just have to hit wait and it instantly loads. Never had ANY issues with it. Love it.
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    non rooted here, running the 1.3 beta 2, (donated).

    since 1.2 off the market, I've had a few FC's, nothing major.

    I'd suppose it depends on ROM and speed as well.
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    rooted and oc'ed with helix 1 on ultimate droid and it doesn't lag one bit. Its a beast
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    Same here. I really like it.
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    Using helix 2 on ultimate Droid oced at 1ghz and noticed a slight lag with 3d launcher, initially opening.
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    so yea basically i think you need to be overclocked to use this and notice no difference..
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    Nope, I just think you fail. I'm on a stock, non-rooted Droid with many, many apps and several widgets on 7 screens and have no noticeable lag compared to the stock launcher.

    Helix FTW.
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    I had a lag using Helix 2 so I disabled the auto-rotation which resolved it.
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    I didn't like it either. I'm running Ultimate Droid 8.0 with Chevys 1ghz on there and it seemed a tiiiny bit slower, but what really killed it for me was how it looked. Everything on the bottom row looked so crammed together next to the Helix, like the spacing was all off. Probably just my OCD kicking in, but I couldn't deal with it.

    I love the normal Launcher2, if only that ran smooth enough to keep around. Invisible left/right apps on that launcher is all I really need.
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    Is that really necessary?
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    How many widgets and such do you have on your screens?
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    Hmm interesting I've never had any problems with HelixLauncher, HelixLauncher2 was kinda iffy for me though it worked but was really slow.

    It's not about overclocking either (IMO) as for a time I was running underclocked @ 400mhz with helix launcher and it was fine o_O;