multiple launcher question

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    I think recently I was able to choose between ADW launcher and launcher Pro when opening my phone. Now only have the choice of launcher Pro. I think ADW launcher is somewhere on my phone. I guess I forget how to launch it from within the phone.

    I think I'm having a early senior moment. Thanks for any help.

    Jim
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    It seems you have set L/P as a default - go into settings/applications/manage applications/launcher pro and clear defaults then press "home" your options should have returned

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    thank you, TP 76. Everything worked except when I hit the home button my ADW launcher did not show up. So I guess my problem is getting it to that point. Stupid question, because I think I did it in the past, but how do I do that?

    Much appreciated. I love this form. I'm a former computer overclocker who had his computer at the office fried by a lightning strike. My computer guy set me up with a really fast all Intel system which of course does not let me play with it. So now I “ live on the edge ” with my droid!

    Thanks again,

    Jim
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    Are you sure you have ADW installed - go into the Market and check and make sure it's the newest available version...also when you download a new launcher from the Market it will also clear your previous defaults

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    thanks again, TP 76.

    I just checked in my manage applications and have both the red black and droid armor ADW launchers noted. Does that help?
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    I don't know what you mean by "red, black, and armored" ADW -

    The icon for ADW is a tan square that says ADW on it - maybe those are themes you have - search ADW in the Market and make sure it says "installed" -

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    Did you possibly only install the themes and not the launcher? Because there are a lot of ADW themes on the market.

    ADW.Launcher - Android app on AppBrain <-- is what you want installed. Themes are ok too, but you need the launcher in order to run the theme.

    *Edit* Didn't read the post above me, which says pretty much the same thing. Ignore me, apparently need thicker glasses and more coffee :p
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    the APK files drive me crazy. I could not find the ADW launcher on the market. Only themes! I went to the website and downloaded it and then transferred it to my SD card. I transferred it over as it was and then as an update zip file. Now, of course, I can't find it anywhere.

    I now get the award for the day as Mr. stupidity.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Jim
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    Use a file manager such as astro to search for the apk name

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    Please report me to the appropriate authorities. I found it in Astro. Now I forget what to do.

    Who was it that said “ They shoot horses, don't they? ”

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    If its an apk file, just click on it an install.

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    when I click on it it opens up the file to two different folders. For some reason, I am totally dumbfounded by this process right now. If I long click on it, I get file options details, open as, edit, send, extract. when I hit extract, it says I can extract it to this directory or another one. I extracted it to that directory.

    It still is not showing up in the manage applications section of settings.

    Thanks again.

    Jim
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    I am truly getting frustrated. I downloaded the apk installer app and tried to install the ADW launcher. It would not install. It said it failed.

    Time to buy a gun for lunch?

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    I will not have to eat a gun for lunch. I found a another website which e-mailed the download to my Droid. It then got me to the market and I downloaded it successfully.

    I appreciate all your help. And I definitely will get some medication for this OCD like behavior.

    Jim
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