your thoughts on running without sense....
So I have turned off sense a few times and have noticed that there are apps and widgets that are installed on the launcher pages that I do not have when running sense. Are this some of the things that keep popping up in my system panel? and should I delete all of them so that the launcher home screens are blank? I do not plan on not running sense.
- 06-19-2010, 11:58 AM #2
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If you're going to run without Sense, I'd recommend you try either LauncherPro or ADW.Launcher as replacements. In addition to giving you landscape support on your home screens, they provide a lot of customization and other cool options.
The only real drawback is that you can't use the HTC widgets.
Here's how I have my home set up with Launcher Pro.
- 06-19-2010, 02:17 PM #7
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- 06-19-2010, 02:26 PM #9
Hey Blubble, i am going with Launcher Pro too at the moment. What clock/weather widget is that, Fancy Widget?
This is my Launcher Pro main Home screen. I would like a small weather widget like the htc one but I haven't had any luck.
Oh and thanks for the images Blubble. I didn't realize Launcher Pro did landscape!!!
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I tried turning off sense and using launcher pro. My issue was that I missed the big news and friendstream widgets enough to keep turning sense back on.
Without those huge page filling widgets, I really have no use for 7 home screens - in which case I felt like I was just turning off functionality of my phone for no real reason.
I suppose if I tried hard enough I could probably find some cool widgets in the android market place to replace those. But I sort of get the feeling that there isn't anything quite as good as the stock HTC ones.
- 06-19-2010, 04:08 PM #17
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For those that asked, here is the rundown of how I set up my home screens.
LauncherPro(free) instead of SenseUI.
Beautiful Widgets Home($1.99) for the clock and weather widget. I used the Black Cashmere skin(free)
I used Better Cut(I think around $2) for the icons. The grayed out icons are from the BlackXeth icon collection(free) for Better Cut.
The wallpaper is just something I found on flickr.
- 06-20-2010, 09:00 AM #22
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This is very tough for me. I like some Sense, but I have downloaded Home Switcher so that I could try different launchers. I have tried Launcher Pro, ADW, and Zeam. Problem is I like them all for different reasons. Looking forward to trying Sweeter Home 2 as well. As for now I am very conflicted. Someone please sell me on a launcher so I can get on with my life!
- 06-20-2010, 01:06 PM #23
- 06-20-2010, 01:24 PM #25
I like the idea of Landscape mode, but Ive gotten so used to how I set up my 7 Home Screens, that I never have to open up to my apps and scroll for anything. I just flick to the all 7 page view then go to whatever page I want. But these are some nice ideas if in the future I want to change it up. Thanks for the ideas.