HelixLauncher-anyone use it?

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  1. Sweet Kitten Feet
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    This was recommended to me by a friend. Looks good. 7 home screens, live wall papers, smooth UI. All available for us who are NOT rooted. Just looking for other impressions of it.
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    I am rooted and I do use it. I like having the four buttons at the bottom of all the screens. I use it with 5 screens and no Live Wallpapers. Good luck.
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    I used it for about a week. Stopped because it is still pretty buggy. Really like the layout and 7 screens but I don't want to deal with the lag and it closing. Hopefully it gets better soon. I switched back to stock 2.1 home.
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    Not rooted (not yet, anyway) and I use it. Pretty stable. It hasn't FC'ed on me and I love that it works in landscape mode. Use 7 screens.
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    I'm rooted (DroidMod) and have been using it for perhaps a week. I use live wallpapers and 7 home screens. Works well. Very little lag between screens.

    I have had a few force closes, but it comes right back. I like it a lot. Give it a try.
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    I'm rooted and love it. Very stable, i get no fc's. Just make sure you get the regular helix and not helix 2
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    it's a great home replacement. much better than crappy home++ and the others. when i reboot my phone, i'll get a FC as soon as the phone starts up for some reason. but after that, it has never given me any issues
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    I have used it for about 2 weeks and love it. The 4 constant icons on the bottom are great. No FC at all and no speed issues. I turned off the homescreen rotation as it proved very annoying. Now I know why this was not included in the stock design.
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    Just another data point: It has never Force Closed on me and it is definitely not laggy on my Droid.

    But you will find this kind of stuff with almost any program - they work really well on some Droids and not so well, to really crappy, on other droids. Good luck with yours.
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    Used it briefly

    I used it briefly but didn't see a lot of extra value. The 4 buttons at the bottom are nice, but things like preview (double tap) didn't work for me on the droid (not rooted).
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    I'm not rooted and use the 1.3 Beta version that has some nifty features. Works fine for me.
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    I am not rooted, and I use Helix. I love it. No force closes, very smooth. Currently using 5 screens. Love the double-tab feature. I also like that I can customize the icons on the bottom.
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    Yep. I rock it with three screens only though.

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    I am not rooted either, and have tried Sweeter Home for a bit, but this has been working great for me. Very fluid and quick when switching to another screen on the home page. It is actually one of my favorite applications that I have added to my phone.
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    There is a huge thread around here regarding HelixLauncher and HelixLauncher2 (only available in the market if you are at 2.1). As for my experience I am at stock 2.0.1 unrooted using HelixLauncher and have had no problems. Love it.
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    I've been using the Helix Launcher for a couple of days now and the only way I've found to close it is by pressing the "Back" or "Home" keys. Is that by design?

    I prefer having it roll right down into the bottom of the screen like the stock home launcher.

    Mike
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    Yeah not sure why they did it that way though. I never go in the app drawer anyhow, I would probably be ok with it if they just did away with the app drawer completely. That's what I use app organizer for.
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    I have cyanogen with has helix 2 which is hella laggy so I switched to heilx and works great!
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    Be careful with this. I got stuck in an endless "force close" situation and was barely able to use home switcher to get back to the regular launcher.

    I almost had to do a complete wipe just to make my phone usable again. There are a few threads on here where people detail similar situations.