What the hell is up with Helix Launcher 2?

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  1. skitch92

    skitch92 New Member

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    Okay guys. I admit I'm fairly new to apps that change the droid such as OpenHome and Helix.

    I currently have Helix Launcher 2. I absolutely love the setup. The thing is, it runs so damn slow.

    What can I do to make this run smoother with the Helix 2 running?

    Thanks in advance,

    Skitch
     
  2. Garemlin

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    Have you tried using just Helix Launcher??? I have heard that Helix 2 doesn't play very well with the Droid. Even the developer states if you want speed go with the original Helix. I run it and have had only one FC. Runs smooth and you would never know it isn't a part of the OS.
     
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    Helix Launcher 2 does not work well with the droid at all. You can't do anything to make it run better. Just install helix launcher, it works really well an is very fast.
     
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    I haven't had single FC with helix 2, plus it runs just as smooth as the stock home.

    I don't know what causes problems for you guys.
     
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    ive never had any issues with helix2.
     
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    Same here...ok, I think maybe 2 Fcs coming in or out of the 2.1 Dock Clock in the last 2 weeks, but that's it.

    I like IT!!

    Screen shots in sig below, as you can see I have a fair about of widgets too...
     
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    My opinion is to drop HelixLauncher (both versions) and save yourself the trouble. Both of them seemed to work ok for a period of time, until they completely screwed up in some way.

    I'm happy without them. Thank god for sprecovery.
     
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    Curious, where you replacing your native home/launcher with Helix/Helix2, or just installing it as an app from the Market???
     
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    The only problem I've had was fc issues on Ultimate droid. On all other roms helix2 has been super.
     
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    Before I rooted, I installed helixlauncher (from the market) and when I used either ebuddy or fring I get FC every time I switched orientation. I ended up uninstalling helixlauncher (that was a pain to do).
     
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    Helix one has worked great for me. I have a stock droid. Helix2 is very slow and I removed it. The 3d app tray would sometimes take as much as 5 seconds to appear and it was never very smooth. Sometimes it would get stuck, sometime it would FC, and once I got a reboot. Removed it.
     
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    I was using Helix 2 for a while, but it just became a hinderance so I went back to Helix 1 and I'm very happy again.