helix launcher blows

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

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    Im rooted and OCd with sg 6 and Im using a skinned helixmod1. Running all 7 screens with tons of widgets and its blazing fast, much snappier than the stock home scren.
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    I am at stock 2.0.1 no root with Helix 1 launcher. No lags. No FC. Works just as fast as the stock launcher with some goodies tossed in - more than three screens, docking apps at the bottom, etc. Loving it so far.
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    Helix 1 has been perfect for me. 7 screens, bugless beast, usually clocked at 900.
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    Running fine for me. Smoked Glass 6.0.1 @ 600 MHz. Helix 1, 7 screens, 12 widgets.
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    i think you fail too, clark grizwald. i have other words for fail, but i'll stick with that...
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    WTF is that contributing to anything?

    Talk about fail.


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    I'm lovin it too! My Droid isn't as fast as it was changing screens, but I like what Helix provides.
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    I am not keen to jump on the fail wagon, but on my non-rooted stock 2.0.1 Droid, I am experiencing some lag, too. The seven screens is worth it though. I'm waiting for the 2.1 upgrade to see what happens with it. I don't have any force closes, FWIW.
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    I too have had great luck with helix 1. This is with both stock speeds and overclocked to 1.1 Ghz. The results were also the same with stock ROM (not rooted) and Bugless Beast.
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    I haven't busted out the high speed camera to measure minute amounts lag but running stock w/ 5 screens in H1 has no perceptible lag over the normal home screen.
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    help please helixlauncher off market

    i have a moto droid stock non rooted 2.0.1
    i download the helix and it installs however i cant seam to find where to set the number of homes
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    Just hit menu/configure and its right there on the top of the list
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    Did you forget to take everything off the stock home screens?
    I didn't notice any lag with my stock 2.0.1.
    Haven't tried with 2.1 update 1 installed yet.
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    Mine lags a bit with 5 screens and half a dozen widgets + shortcuts. I also get 3-4 FCs a day with Helix, and I'm not exactly overloaded on apps.

    I don't think Root + OC are required, but they certainly help with Helix.
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    Repeating what dmartins said above

    If you have *stock home* and *helix* and *home++*

    And you have them all full of widgets

    Even though you're only using helix the other home widgets are slowing you down and causing lag

    App icons don't matter as much but widgets are killers

    Try stripping your other homes clean and go easy on the widgets...

    half dozen should run smooth.... sounds like you have another conflict causing your force closes... helix is a good home... one of , if not , the best...
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    I have absolutely nothing on the stock home (no widgets, no shortcuts, nothing). I took Home++ off as well.

    Admittedly Helix is pretty snappy when it is 100% clean, but I really don't have much on there. BW, 4 of the BW toggles, pure calendar and pure SMS, and a RSS feed.

    I've heard BW can be the culprit, but it's just too pretty to leave off.
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    Helix is definately awesome.....I have not had any issues at all. Great app.
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    Helix is great...havent had any issues at all. Having the 7 screens is sweet.
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    OP can't function with the DNA lol, Helix is sick:icon_ banana:
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    BW and Helix are like cotton candy in the summer, nothing but win! Experience is the judge