Home Replacement Apps = Completely new phone experience.

Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by bamfsig45, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. volando

    volando Member

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    unless this 'open home' theme messed things up, you move things to other screens just the same way as you do it regularly around the screen. Hold the icon, when it detaches, move it right up to the page boundary, the page then switches and you can plant it on the other side anywhere you want
     
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    haha wow yah now I feel stupid. I just had to hold it to the border of the screen for a few seconds longer. thanks!
     
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    How is the bugginess? I'm waiting for a 2.0 update before I get it, but maybe not if it's not force closing a lot on all of you guys
     
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    I love Open Home! However, I don't use any themes, and hide all add ons. So basically I use it for extra screens and enabling orientation change on the home screen. I recently added the tray to hold my speeddials which works well for me. Other than that it is stock android and runs fast with no FCs and all widgets work fine...
     
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    woah woah enabling orientation change for the home screen? is that possible to do to the real home screen or is that only because this app is completely replacing the home screen?

    i guess it's time to look into that SensorManager object and figure out how to apply it...
     
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    I've been running Open Home for almost 3 days now. I've had a couple of force closes, but nothing to cry about. Just restart and all was well. I added the flip clock and that has been fine too, except for today when the time never updated from last night. I think it went to sleep and had trouble waking up. The status bar time was correct though.

    Mostly, it runs pretty quick for me. Yesterday it did run slow for a while. I have no idea why. Maybe too many things running at once? Dunno.

    For 4 bucks, you can't go wrong.
     
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    You can also just drag your application icons and drop them on the folder icon, they'll be added to the folder. The folder doesn't need to be open to do this. This makes it easier to clean up your home screens, so you don't have to open the folder, drag the apps from the app screen, then close the folder and drag the apps off your desktop to the trash. You can just drag the existing icons directly to the folder icon to remove them from the home screen and add them to the folder.
     
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    I use a program called Apps Organizer. It gives you a list of everything installed, and you can assign a label to each app.

    From there you just long click the home screen, select shortcuts, then Apps Organizer. Now you'll get your list of labels. Select which label you want to put on the home screen, and thats it! When you select the shortcut you just put on your home screen, it behaves like a folder and opens up and has all the apps you assigned to it earlier. You can even assign an icon to it.

    I like it much better than regualr folders. Best of all, it's free!

    Apps Organizer v1.3.1 Application for Android | Tools
     
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    I too create folders... but I'm still trying to figure out how to sort the folder contents. If i drag them in alphabetical order that's great...for the time being. But if I get a new app that's somewhere in the middle I have to remove all apps after where the new one should go in the list. Anyone know how to sort the contents?
     
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    I had open home, panda and ahome. Tried all of them. I had system crashes or major slow downs. I am waiting for the 2.0 compatible. Has anyone heard of one yet.
     
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    The only thing i really want to change is the top icons on the notification bar like the Signal bars, 3G and Wifi icons. What sort of direction do i take?
     
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    Has anyone tried the screen shot option in Open Home? I try it but it comes up as screenshot faild.
     
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