My big question is if anyone who uses LauncherPro has noticed any battery drain? I noticed that my battery drained rather quickly today, but that may just be the placebo effect from me messing with the phone so much since I got the new fancy launcher.
I really want LauncherPro to work out... In my opinion, it blows Sense right out of the water. The ability to customize SO much with the UI is absolutely awesome. The fact that your homescreens work in landscape mode a feature that I believe Sense should have. I previously tried ADW Launcher and was really disappointed due to stability and lag issues, Launcher Pro seems to be similar, yet much more refined. The 3D app drawer is really awesome too.
I went ahead and tweaked some memory settings to see if that fixes my perceived battery drain... Any issues I need too be on the lookout for?
(By the way.... I used search and found nothing related to battery life)
The battery drain is more than likely the extended use of the device. I went through the same thing this weekend. I spent a ton of time customizing my Evo. Since I've been back at work my usage pattern has returned to normal and so has battery life.
I used LauncherPro for several weeks, and I did not have any unsual battery drain. I have now switched to ADW.Launcher, but that was because I thought it was just as good as LauncherPro, and I prefer open source software when possible.
Problem is sometimes with the apps left on the HTC scene before switching to LauncherPro. They still continue to consume resources and sync, even if they're not open on the LauncherPro scene.
When you switch to a clean slate before swapping to LauncherPro it seems to fix the issue.
.although if this launcherpro gets less battery i'm not sure i want this..
No launcherpro does not use more battery... and I myself am using - sense analog small black - widget by factory widgets... it's one of the few that I found that actually keep the time correctly with launcherpro