HelixLauncher /HelixLauncher 2

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  1. aaf709

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    Follow the link from http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...13-video-new-helixlauncher-2-coming-soon.html

    The difference on Launcher 1 was that you could reduce the number of screens without removing anything prior. I don't know but the free version of Launcher 2 is vs the donated version, but name of the APK is different.
     
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    I kinda got used to the App drawer being in the far right. In fact it startled me when I first saw it like that. Thought I was still on Launcher 1.

    I agree. In fact, get Home Switcher and set another home as default. Then launch (not default) Launcher 2. If it doesn't work, hitting the home button will save you.
     
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    I have been using helixlauncher 2 for a couple days now and it works pretty good other than the problem when switching into landscape mode that was mentioned before.
     
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    Its kind of slow for me
     
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    I figured out that if I had the small Battery Left widget up, I would get tons of force closes. Once I removed the small one and replaced it with the large one, I have had no FCs. It is slow at times, but mostly it's pretty quick for me.
     
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    email force close

    I downloaded the helix2 app and everything on it works fine except everytime I opened my email it stops unexpectedly and please try again I thought it was the app so I uninstalled it and just used my factory setting but still getting same error can someone please help fix thanks.
     
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    i took mine off.
    Just lags like crazy.
     
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    Overall I'm happy with it -- been using it since I got the 2.1 update. More seamless than H++ (which I was using prior).
     
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    Would love to use this on a daily basis but, both versions 1 or 2, including the donate betas have some of the worst memory management of any Android app that I have used. Ultimately it brings the os to its knees at random times. Shame.
     
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    I just saw the memo that Helix2 was available for Droid now.... (yes, it used to be only for Nexus but it recently became compatible with the Droid...) and so a couple days ago I d/l'd and installed Helix2 to replace HelixLauncher.

    So far so good! I am really liking this a lot better than Helix1. As 928Droid pointed out, I too notice that issue with the landscape view, but I'm sure that's a big that will eventually get worked out.

    What I love about helix2 is that it doesn't lag or go slow when double tapping and choosing to shift over several pages. I have mine set to 7 screens and with helix1, if I ever wanted to go from screen 1 to screen 7, it would chug along and take a few seconds. Now with helix2, it zooms over with no lag!

    I also dig the 3D dock added to the bottom. A very nice addition to make it just a tad nicer than helix1.

    My only wish for the "dock" though would be if I could add my gmail widget to it. Not the normal email app - I use "gmail unread count" app for my e-mail. Although it's not a huge deal for me, I wish I could make that one of my primary "dock" apps that is accessible from any page. But since it has to be added as a widget and can't be moved to that "dock", I just keep it on the middle home screen. Would be awesome to be able to move it down there though. :)

    Otherwise, the only other difference I noticed was the 3D app drawer, which is smooth and fast. I like it a lot better than the original.
     
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    I install Helix2 on my Droid about an hour ago. Seems to be much slower that Helix when loading up the screens with widgets and apps.

    I will use it for a few days to see if it is slow to use; if so, i will go back to Helix.

    I like the 3-D app drawer.

    Bob
     
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    I have been using Helix 1 for some time now and love it. I can't even tell it's a separate program it runs so smoothly. If I were to switch to Helix 2 for Droid 2.1 I am assuming I will have to reset everything up correct? Also do I need to uninstall Helix 1 first or just uncheck it's default status? (In the application settings correct?

    Thanks
     
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