Launcher Pro / ADW.Launcher users, DO THIS!
Switch back to HTC Sense UI temporarily -- and remove all your widgets from those home screens!
I had a snafu last night with Pandora, but the end result was Pure Calendar Widget locked up sucking battery (and a power cycle in the end) ... but the deal is, I didn't have that widget on my Launcher Pro home screen -- it was only on my "unused" Sense home screen!
So go remove those resource-sucking widgets from the Sense home!
- 06-17-2010, 03:44 PM #2
- 06-18-2010, 11:04 AM #3
- 06-18-2010, 11:10 AM #4
You know this is a good point that can be applied either way- it seems that widgets continue to run/update in either launcher (sense and launcherpro) when the other is running.
I tried LauncherPro for a few days and installed the Fancy Widget on my homescreen. I ended up deciding I missed the Sense widgets so I switched back to sense. I noticed after switching back to Sense that Fancy Widget was still running/updating, even though it was only ever installed on my LauncherPro homescreens. Seems like a pretty poopy design/coding decision somewhere.
Last edited by mhespenh; 06-18-2010 at 11:14 AM. Reason: Edited to make my point clearer
- 06-18-2010, 11:39 AM #5
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- 06-30-2010, 11:42 AM #10
- 06-30-2010, 11:46 AM #11
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wow, seriously, this explains EVERYTHING. whenever I mess with multiple launchers, crap happens. NO WONDER!!!!
I wish this had been known and publicized long ago - and definitely there is a flaw in android to let this happen. for now the launcher developers could definitely make their launchers more popular with people experimenting with them by finding a solution to this problem or, at least, showing this info to the user upon first start in a brief, simple sentence in big letters. otherwise whenever people try another launcher and actually configure it they'll find it's not only no faster than the previous launcher (which is still taking it's tole on the OS with it's widgets) but will actually likely be slower once you add MORE widgets to this new launcher.
- 06-30-2010, 11:52 AM #12
- 11-28-2010, 08:46 AM #13
- 11-28-2010, 08:53 AM #14
2) Go to the Applications setting, then go to the ALL tab.
3) Find Launcher Pro in the list. Scroll down, you should see a button that says "Clear Defaults". Click it.
4) Press the home button -- you can then choose to go to your default home or the Launcher Pro home.
- 11-28-2010, 09:11 AM #15"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
- 11-28-2010, 09:27 AM #16
- 11-28-2010, 08:35 PM #17
- 11-29-2010, 10:24 AM #18
Hey thanks for the little tidbit.......battery usage went way down after thatCurrent: Samsung Galaxy Note II
Roms: Lab Rats LK8
Themes: Million Shades of Gray
Launcher: TW Launcher
Retired: Samsung Instinct,Palm Pre,HTC Evo 4g,htc Evo 4G LTE
- 11-30-2010, 09:46 AM #19
- 11-30-2010, 03:14 PM #20
- 11-30-2010, 06:47 PM #21
- 12-01-2010, 09:34 AM #22
- 12-01-2010, 10:20 AM #23
- 12-01-2010, 02:37 PM #24
So, after clearing out my Sense home screen (and deleting Dell stage all together) yesterday was the first time since I got my phone that I didn't have to charge it until I went to bed. (ext battery tho)
Right now its 3:30 in the afternoon and my battery is at 66% which is crazy good from what it used to be. Thanks again for this tip!
- 12-01-2010, 02:41 PM #25