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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by noordzy77, Mar 15, 2010.

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    I love the sliding bottom bar on Home++. I consider that feature a must have because of the space it clears up on my main screen.

    The problem is, I want to try some of the other Home Launchers. Is there an app will just give me that small launch bar that will work with other Home mods?
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    HelixLauncher. I was a Home++ guy until this came out. Snappier, up to 7 screens, and you can put whatever you want on that strip on the bottom.
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    Another former home++ guy. Helixlauncher is the best launcher/replacement I've ever used. And if you have a 2.1ROM, it supports live interactive wallpaper.
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    +3 on the Helix!! I love it already... Not FC's yet!
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    i'm running GDE.
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    Just ran helix launcher and put it to the test. Love it; I did however had 2 f/c but it has been smooth since.
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    Same here, but I'm gonna give Helix a test. Fine so far with 5 screens.
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    Had home++ but now loving the helix!
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    I am another Home++ to Helix convert. Home++ was awesome but too many FCs to really be something I would promote. HelixLauncher is mint.
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    The people have spoken!

    HelixLauncher takes the prize!
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    I have the droidmod 1.0 (which is 2.01 rom, right??) and it supports interactive live wallpapers.
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    I use GDE with hero theme for my app drawer and extra buttons, so far so good after using it about 3 weeks. I find that even with 5 screens, I will put a bunch of widgets up and end up killing my battery a lot faster, than when I had 3 screens and less widgets. Mainly it was a twitter widget that was eatting it up.
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    Just installed helix launcher, fast, love the app dock on the bottom and no FC's yet. I really liked Home++ but the FC's were killing me. Working great with my live wallpapers too. I never thought I was so ADD when it came to what my phone/home screens look like but I change it every couple of days!
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    helixlauncher is smoother; helix launcher 2 is not at least for me.
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    Helix here too. I finally clicked the "use this one as the default" button so I no longer get the option box for Helix, the original home and home++. I'd bounce between the others but this works good. Added Ultimatefaves down in the bottom bar too.
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    Is there a way to hide the notification bar?
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    I have home switcher from the market. I am constantly playing around with home apps/ apks. Ima stick with HL1 for awhile, or atleast until something else cool is released.
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    You beat me to it. Home Switcher is very useful if you're experimenting with various homescreen options. It's a simple app that changes the default launcher with a single click.
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    I'll toss in another vote for GDE. It has a 1x4 widget that holds application icons that you can then scroll through, plus the optional themes (I too have the Hero theme and am lovin it).

    But if you do try GDE and that widget, just remember this: to delete it you have to long-press on the very left or right side of the screen where the widget is. It doesn't respond to the typical long-press anywhere to drag-n-drop behavior most widgets have.
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    And you beat me to it, too. :) Just downloaded the HelixLauncher out of curiosity. Five minutes isn't sufficient to make a firm judgment, of course, but I seem to be confirmed GDE guy. I use six of the seven screens for dedicated activities and the seventh as a sandbox for experimenting with other combinations. I've become accustomed to the "cube" effect for the homescreens and am reluctant to give it up.

    On the other hand, I've stopped using the 1x4 application dock in GDE. Instead, I use the abcOrganizer to hold groups of applications accessible from a single user-selected icon. Keeps more screen real estate free and allows me to order the apps in popup panel however I like. (I found the alphabetical order imposed by the application dock to be problematic.)
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