Question on custom launchers
So, lots of information on the forums on people using custom launchers, but most of the information I've seen on the benefits were older discussions (e.g. getting more screen pages than on the original Droid).
So I'd really appreciate it if those of you using a custom launcher (or just those in-the-know) could fill me in on what the benefits are relative to the launcher on the X (and which ones you are using).
- 07-19-2010, 01:19 PM #2
I'm currently using launcher pro. i like that it has the phone, contacts, app drawer, text, and brower icons docked at the bottom and they are slightly transparent. it's a very clean look. also, on widescreen devices, LP will allow you to display five rows of icons/widgets, which is perfect for a page dedicated to rss feeds or something similar. also, when you stack five rows, there is a lot less wasted space between widgets, which also refines the look a bit. the transitions between pages are very smooth, and there's a cool "fly in" animation when exiting the app drawer.
hoped that helps...
That does...I hadn't realized the launcher also controlled the transitions between pages (I did realize the bit about spacing, but hadn't thought through the benefits all the way). Very cool, thanks!
Anyone else on what/why they're using a custom launcher?
- 07-19-2010, 02:01 PM #4
- 07-19-2010, 02:06 PM #5
I found Launcher Pro to be the best of the two top launchers, but it an it's competitors break some of Motorola widgets (specifically the Contact Quick Task) which I like and haves whole screen dedicated to these. If someone has an alternative to this, let me know. I have 1000 contacts so I don't like the search and find option.
- 07-19-2010, 02:10 PM #6
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- 07-19-2010, 04:52 PM #10
Re: Question on custom launchers
How do you resize widgets in launcher pro or adw? I don't think motos calendar widget is too bad but when i add it on the launcher pro it gives me a column calendar, i like it to stretch out horizontally.
Is this because it is a moto widget like the contacts widget ( those seem to be having problems)
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- 07-19-2010, 05:59 PM #11