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Using Launcher Pro/ADW over TW
Hey all, I have a question about choosing to use a different launcher over TW (or any stock UI for that matter):
When you download a launcher and start using it, what happens to TW? Does it become "bloatware" and just run in the background, or does it not affect the phone at all?
This is sort of a noob question I realize but it's been picking at me since I used Launcher Pro on my Fascinate when I had it.
- 05-26-2011, 12:04 AM #2
good question, I wish to know the answer as well! If I pick up a Charge I wont be using TW Launcher since I am not a fan of widgets. If I want to know the weather I'll look out the window, if I want the weather for tomorrow's forecast I will check it when I want it! I will use the fb app when I feel like reading my friends' gripes, etc. If I want to know Pfizer or Apple's stock or the Oil per barrel pricing stock, I will check it.. etc
- 05-26-2011, 12:22 AM #3
- 05-26-2011, 08:05 AM #4
When you install LP to your phone, the next time you click on an icon, it will ask you if you want to open it in LP or TW. You can at that time select either and also check the box to use that same method as default. I am running straight LP now and although it did take some getting used to at first to get around how the whole LP worked, it is fully operational now. The only way you can tell my phone isn't on stock, is that it is speedy switching from screen to screen and when I select a button, it opens faster than with TW.
- 05-26-2011, 08:48 AM #5
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I actually somewhat assume that TW is running in the background.
I was given the advice of disabling all widgets on TW prior to changing to launcher pro. From what I understand, any widgets that you had running on TW will be running in the background with LP if not previously disabled.
- 05-26-2011, 09:32 AM #6
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- 05-26-2011, 10:59 AM #8
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- GummyCHARGED FE 2.0
When you use a launcher, it merely "masks" the stock UI so it is still running in the background. However, it will have very minimal affect on battery life. I personally love LP for the huge performance increase (no lag) and it has tons of nifty features to make your friends jealous .
Before you download any launcher though, I recommend downloading Home Switcher first. It allows you to switch between your UI's with one click of a button (and lets you easily set your default as well).
- 05-26-2011, 11:55 AM #9
I use Launcher Pro, you can use ADW themes so none of my icons look like TouchWiz icons, I downloaded the Honeycomb theme pack it the icons look really good on the Super AMOLED + display. There are some things that I REALLY love bout Touch Wiz that go stay with whichever launcher you choose. Like the Drag down quick settings from the Notification bar and the ability to take screen shots without root is awesome. Kinda like the best of both worlds.
- 05-26-2011, 12:05 PM #10
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