What are my options to make my stock X look better?

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    I am not ready to jump into custom roms/themes. I just dont know enough about it to feel comfortable doing it. So, until I get to that point what are my options to make my X look a little better than stock?
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    Download ADW ex or Launcher Pro Plus from the market

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    You can add a custom launcher, there are all kinds of live wallpaper to pick from. You can try some different widgets. There is an app called backgrounds that has thousands of different backgrounds in case you get bored. There are thousands of apps out there, go to AppBrain and have a look around.
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    @hookbil. I have scoured the market for apps. I allready found the wallpaper app. Thanks for sharing because it may have helped someone else who read this.

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    Launcher Pro and ADW are nice. I do not like live wallpapers, as they tend to use a ton of CPU resources and run the battery down. Wasting 40% CPU usage for a wallpaper seems silly to me.
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    @csk145 if you get Adw launcher you can install a theme from the market. Most of them DO change the icons. Adw is awesome because you can customize everything! I'm in the same boat as you. I've rooted my DX but I'm not ready to install a rom. The best way to find a look for you is to browse around the market. I used Google A LOT too. Happy hunting :)

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    Launcher Pro is certainly a must have.
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    Yes with both I believe you can use different icons or themes. I use LPP and I have three scrollable docks with several useful shortcuts in them

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    The only live wall paper I use is the grass one... makes my phone look nice. Anyone know where to get more wallpapers?

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    @dirtyfingers. Is the scrollable dock a option in adw or lpp? Or is that somethingi i have to add? Any idea where to find the iphone 4 like icon that i mentioned?

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    The greatest live wallpaper I know of is Solar Winds set on "undertow". Amazing on my X.

    I'm a big fan of LauncherPro, it's one of the few apps that I had no question was worth a few bucks.
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    Like I said I use LPP and have three scrollable docks. I would think adw could also do that but I don't use it so I'm not 100% sure. If you decide to go with LPP also download the app launcher pro icons and docks and there are hundreds of choices for different icons and docks along with different colors for each. I think that would be your best option short of root, rom, and theming.

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    Anybody use any designs from dreamlyfe? The site says to use lpp but wil adw work also? The dock designs are sick.

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    I use Launcher Pro in conjunction with DreamLyfe.Sharp...and it does make my phone stand out along with the icon pack that is included with DreamLyfe.Sharp...see the attached screenshot below. Bear in mind, I am also running Liberty ROM...but the only real way to know that is the wallpaper and battery icon...


    Main Home Screen...notice the 5 icons on the Launcher Dock...
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    Main App Screen...notice the 5 icons on the Launcher Dock here...not the same as the first screen..
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    All of this is done with Launcher Pro Plus + DreamLyfe.Sharpe..and the dock has another 5 shortcuts than can be added...
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    Nice screen shots. Is lpp the launcher of choice or is it split with adw. Need to look at youtube when i get home and see if i can find some vids of them both. Does the liberty rom not have its own custom launcher?

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    This isnt the original screen shot I seen with the Icons I was trying to discribe. Found it in the MIUI section. These dont look exactly like what I seen the first time but this gives you an idea of what I seen.
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    Liberty comes stock with launcher 2, but from what I gather most people use lpp or adw. They are all good launchers it just comes down to personal preference.

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    ADW's dock isn't scrollable per se, but it does have two separate docks. I quick swipe up will switch between the two.
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