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  1. Verdes8891's Avatar
    I did the update for the launcher, and then over night, it went wacko on me. It would not let me get back to my home pages and kept on saying that it was having to force close on me. I uninstalled it and re downloaded it, but to no avail. Anyone else have this happen to them?
    04-21-2011 04:44 PM
  2. MaxFree1's Avatar
    The latest updated version for Handango customers can be found here:
    Current Version SPB Shell 3D Android Software SPB Software
    04-22-2011 08:50 AM
  3. RUSH's Avatar
    Did the recent update fixed any problems/issues you were having? Feedback are appreciated.

    Need to report feedback to dev.

    Thanks •
    04-22-2011 12:43 PM
  4. Verdes8891's Avatar
    The updates is what caused it on my htc inspire

    Sent from my Inspiration
    04-22-2011 02:55 PM
  5. RUSH's Avatar
    The updates is what caused it on my htc inspire

    Sent from my Inspiration
    Sorry to hear that... What you should do is contact technical support for assistance, they might be able to help you with your problem.

    I most cases •> Uninstall / reinstall the app usually fixed these sort of issues/problems.

    (I'm baffled by this one)
    04-22-2011 05:37 PM
  6. LadyDi's Avatar
    I just installed the update a few hours ago. I'll test it and report any findings back here.

    I did go over to SPB's site to see the "freebies" but I can't see the need for either.

    I, as well, wish they would add a forum but if there's no one to respond/moderate it on a PAID level, the it would be useless. *I'd work for payment SPB and yes I own the product*

    I too went back to SPB from Regina as I was not as satisfied with HER as I'd like to be. My best part was the app drawer on the horizon. I know someone will suggest a app that does this and that would be greatly appreciated IF... it is not a home launcher as well.

    Thanks for reading!!
    04-22-2011 08:43 PM
  7. hayesb2's Avatar
    How do you change the name of the smart folders?
    For example I created a folder and it called it 'Misc'
    I then added several kid apps into it and was planning on naming the folder 'Kids', however SPB named it 'Tools'

    There has to be a way to rename this folder manually myself, how??
    04-23-2011 10:41 AM
  8. hayesb2's Avatar
    Thanks but when I do that I get the option to rename the panel, set as home, or choose color..none of those allow me to rename the smart folder itself..
    04-23-2011 11:02 AM
  9. RUSH's Avatar
    Thanks but when I do that I get the option to rename the panel / folder, set as home, or choose color..none of those allow me to rename the smart folder itself..
    Try this: Tap the open folder in editing mode... from there tap on the folder title bar. Uncheck the check box and type in the new name.

    ••note••
    [B]Make sure to have folder(s) on a separate panel in order to rename it.[/B
    04-23-2011 11:18 AM
  10. hayesb2's Avatar
    I'm not trying to rename the panel, I'm trying to rename a folder.
    You know if you go to any screen, long press it brings up the option to add widgets, well one of them is 'Folder'. When I click it automatically names it 'Misc' and I cannot find any way to manually rename this to whatever I want it to be
    04-23-2011 11:22 AM
  11. RUSH's Avatar
    I'm not trying to rename the panel, I'm trying to rename a folder.
    You know if you go to any screen, long press it brings up the option to add widgets, well one of them is 'Folder'. When I click it automatically names it 'Misc' and I cannot find any way to manually rename this to whatever I want it to be
    You cannot rename the folders like that. The steps above is the only way to manually do it. = There are two ways of renaming folders. 1) The system automatically changes the default name (miscellaneous) misc to whatever application(s) on the folder. 2) You would've have to manually do it yourself. Steps are shown above.

    Best of luck
    04-23-2011 01:19 PM
  12. hayesb2's Avatar
    The instructions you are giving are to rename the panel itself...not the folder.
    I cant believe theres no way to name a folder what you want.
    04-23-2011 06:20 PM
  13. dfine1966's Avatar
    The instructions you are giving are to rename the panel itself...not the folder.
    I cant believe theres no way to name a folder what you want.
    If you want to rename the folder, here are the directions.

    It is a little tricky, but follow these directions.
    1. Tap on folder and open it.
    2. Tap and hold a program inside the folder, like if you were going to move the program inside the folder.
    3. Tap on the folder's name in the open folder.
    4. Uncheck Automatic naming
    5. Type in new name of folder.
    6. Close folder.
    7. You are done.
    04-23-2011 08:26 PM
  14. jrwestenberg's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat... I have an HTC Desire, and I'm not sure if it will run well. Any comments/suggestions?
    04-24-2011 02:21 AM
  15. hayesb2's Avatar
    Perfect instructions!
    But horribly unintuitive by SPB, there are many improvements to be made to this software
    04-24-2011 12:15 PM
  16. RUSH's Avatar
    Perfect instructions!
    But horribly unintuitive by SPB, there are many improvements to be made to this software
    SPB Shell 3D is one of the most intuitive and organized UI I've seen so far, other than HTC Sense.(Gingerbread)

    The rule of thump to any application is to first understand what is it you're trying to do. Changing panels, or folders are done the same way... and take about 30 seconds.

    I'll try to make this short tutorial as (easy and understandable) for everyone.

    Renaming folders and panels
    By default folders and panels will be automatically renamed according to their content. However, you can change its name manually. To do so, tap the open folder button in editing mode and then tap on the folder title bar. Unmarked the automatic naming check box and type in the new name. Please be advice that it would be better to have folders on their own panels, thus making the this possible.

    The steps are the same for changing panels / screens. With that being said - there is a manual for SPB Shell 3D available in one of my earlier post above.

    It would be nice to give it s read.
    Best of luck.
    04-24-2011 01:14 PM
  17. dfine1966's Avatar
    SPB Shell 3D is one of the most intuitive and organized UI I've seen so far, other than HTC Sense.(Gingerbread)

    The rule of thump to any application is to first understand what is it you're trying to do. Changing panels, or folders are done the same way... and take about 30 seconds.

    I'll try to make this short tutorial as (easy and understandable) for everyone.

    Renaming folders and panels
    By default folders and panels will be automatically renamed according to their content. However, you can change its name manually. To do so, tap the open folder button in editing mode and then tap on the folder title bar. Unmarked the automatic naming check box and type in the new name. Please be advice that it would be better to have folders on their own panels, thus making the this possible.

    The steps are the same for changing panels / screens. With that being said - there is a manual for SPB Shell 3D available in one of my earlier post above.

    It would be nice to give it s read.
    Best of luck.
    What the other guy meant by unintuitive is that changing the name of folders is not easy compared to changing the name of panels. It took me a little while to figure it out. I also think that the manual should be in a help section built into the program, instead of searching on SPB website finding a manual.

    You are right, it is in the instruction manual that I linked to earlier in this thread. Here is the exact way to edit a smart folder taken from the manual.

    Adding Folders
    Use folders to group related applications and other shortcuts to keep your
    Home screen tidy and organized.
     To create a new folder and add items to it, select a panel where
    there’s space to add a new folder.
     Tap-and-hold on the panel to open the Add to Home screen options
    window.
     Tap Folder and then tap-and-hold on the new Folder to activate
    editing mode.
     Tap the arrow button at the top right of the folder to view the
    different styles, and then tap the check mark to choose one.
     Drag the application icon or shortcut and drop it on top of the
    folder.
     By default folders will be automatically renamed according to their
    content. However, you can change its name manually. To do so, tap
    the open folder button in editing mode and then tap on the folder
    title bar. Un-mark the automatic naming check box and type in the
    new name.
     To remove an item from folder, tap the open folder button in editing mode and then drag and drop the
    item out of the folder area

    You are doing a good job explaining the details to everyone. Myself, I only have a few complaints. The startup still takes way too long. You actually have to move the screens (slide) back and forth until it works properly. It actually gets stuck for a minute or two until it actually works. The same with the APP draw. On first use, the app drawer takes a while to scroll, but after the initial startup, everything works, until you have to shut down the phone or restart it. I am still having widget disappear on screen, even though they are really still there, just not showing up. Finally they will reappear. And of course, my town and a few towns near me, not showing up in their weather widget, even though it is in the database that they get their information from, which is Foreca.

    Yes I have let them know about the problems, even with the newest build, 1.04. I do like this home replacement and I am sticking with it. But they can add a lot more for what they are charging. Widget scrolling doesn't take up a lot of memory. Having Social Network widgets is almost a must now a days. You see where I am going. Hopefully they will implement new features down the road.
    04-24-2011 01:50 PM
  18. LadyDi's Avatar
    It's between rain and storms here and the weather panel is flickering between the storms and the rain images. That is very annoying.
    04-24-2011 08:39 PM
  19. RUSH's Avatar
    Thanks -- by -(rush)

    You are doing a good job explaining the details to everyone. Myself, I only have a few complaints. The startup still takes way too long. You actually have to move the screens (slide) back and forth until it works properly. It actually gets stuck for a minute or two until it actually works. The same with the APP draw. On first use, the app drawer takes a while to scroll, but after the initial startup, everything works, until you have to shut down the phone or restart it. I am still having widget disappear on screen, even though they are really still there, just not showing up. Finally they will reappear. And of course, my town and a few towns near me, not showing up in their weather widget, even though it is in the database that they get their information from, which is Foreca.
    You have made good points on those annoying issues mentioned. I've sent an email to the technician about those specific issues experiencing.

    I would appreciate if you and others experiencing these issues - could send them (SPB) a complaint email regarding these vexatious problems.

    1) The length of time SPB Shell take to load:
    My guess is - it has to fully load the SPB shell 3d UI. Some applications do require longer load time than others, however I feel like the loading time could be adjusted to a shorter time.


    It's between rain and storms here and the weather panel is flickering between the storms and the rain images. That is very annoying.
    I've had problems with weather stability on both HTC sense and SPB shell. What I did on SPB shell to fix that issue was to "force stop" SPB from settings - applications - manage applications - all - SPB shell.

    That...^^ are uninstall / reinstall the app. (The only problem doing this is that you'd have to customizing your screens/ panels all over again.)

    SPB say that they're working on improving quality and performance on their app.(shell 3d)
    04-25-2011 11:07 AM
  20. LadyDi's Avatar
    I've had problems with weather stability on both HTC sense and SPB shell. What I did on SPB shell to fix that issue was to "force stop" SPB from settings - applications - manage applications - all - SPB shell.

    That...^^ are uninstall / reinstall the app. (The only problem doing this is that you'd have to customizing your screens/ panels all over again.)
    Ahhhhhhhhh, I'll try that on my next remembrance that it's annoying me. :-P

    Speaking of uninstalling/re-installing the app Rush... could we ask for a save settings to SD card option in future upgrades or is it there and did I miss that somehow??

    PS - we like that you take all our concerns/woes to them as you seem to be all our "voice". HintHint. :-)
    04-25-2011 04:42 PM
  21. RUSH's Avatar


    Speaking of uninstalling/re-installing the app Rush... could we ask for a save settings to SD card option in future upgrades or is it there and did I miss that somehow??
    A request has been sent... I'm like the spokesman for all (SPB shell 3d) users on Android Central.(lol)

    Note: At this time SPB is overwhelmed by messages by their users, and apologize for some questions/concerns that aren't answered at this time. Customers should be aware that these features do take time to be implemented / perfected. SPB can assure all its customers that your request, and/or concerns are strongly taking in consideration. (rewriting by rush)
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    04-25-2011 05:20 PM
  22. gdcr's Avatar
    Hi, I have a french HTC Desire Z (Vision) on Android 2.2.1
    I purchased SPB Shell 3D and download all upgrades, but I always have the same problem.
    20 times a day, when I hit the home button, a screen appears telling me to choose from HTC Sense and Shell 3D which home software I want to run.

    I always choose Shell 3D and tick the "remember" option, but this choice is not saved indeed.

    It's very very annoying .... Do you have the same problem ?

    Thank you !
    04-26-2011 03:47 PM
  23. yibrushn's Avatar
    does anyone have Shell 3D closing when using other memory intensive apps? I'm on a rooted Captivate. When I hit home after using the browser, for example, Shell restarts as if I am just booting up.
    04-26-2011 05:07 PM
  24. RUSH's Avatar
    Hi, I have a french HTC Desire Z (Vision) on Android 2.2.1
    I purchased SPB Shell 3D and download all upgrades, but I always have the same problem.
    20 times a day, when I hit the home button, a screen appears telling me to choose from HTC Sense and Shell 3D which home software I want to run.

    I always choose Shell 3D and tick the "remember" option, but this choice is not saved indeed.

    It's very very annoying .... Do you have the same problem ?

    Thank you !
    (Usually checking the check box... then tapping on the (launcher) you want to use - (should stop the pop-up notification from showing up). Since that's not working for you, then try this -- force stop SPB Shell 3d from applications - manage applications - all. Tap the home (hardkey) on device - when the notification pops-up... follow the steps above.
    Best of luck.

    does anyone have Shell 3D closing when using other memory intensive apps? I'm on a rooted Captivate. When I hit home after using the browser, for example, Shell restarts as if I am just booting up.
    There is a chance that the (application) might have gotten corrupted, and need to be uninstalled and reinstalled.

    Good luck..
    04-26-2011 11:24 PM
  25. RUSH's Avatar

    Yes, we do plan to add scrollable widgets support in future updates. But we can't share further details (including any dates).
    Reasonable answer... personally I can accept this.(Lets give SPB the benefit of the doubt)


    Also, regarding the option of storing the app (spb shell 3d) on your SD card;

    We do not plan such possibility.

    Probably we'll add ability to save settings to user's Google account.
    This wasn't ever a concern / issue for me, but as for the ability to save settings to your Google account...I'm all for that. With that being said >> SPB would like to take this (Opportunity) to thank all new and existing customers / users for their (continued) support. (rewriting by rush)
    04-27-2011 07:24 AM
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