05-09-2010 01:53 PM
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  1. jdog94#AC's Avatar
    thats cuz you prolly changed the amount of screens with apps and widgits still on the screens. boot in safe mode and uninstall. then reinstall.
    all i did was install and try to open it and it starts a force close loop
    04-21-2010 06:00 AM
  2. CharlieL3's Avatar
    remove 1. then install 2
    I installed 2 with 1 still on the Droid, removed all the icons from 1, installed them on 2, made sure 2 was working, and only then did I uninstall 1. Haven't had any problems other than the 3-D app launcher lag i mentioned above.
    04-21-2010 01:42 PM
  3. nemov's Avatar
    The only thing ive noticed while playing with it for the last hour or so is that when im in an app and go back to the home screen it will take a second or two for the icons to load up.
    Hopefully this is corrected in future updates. It's kind of annoying waiting for the icons to show up.
    04-22-2010 10:11 AM
  4. kalldrexx's Avatar
    So I'm on stock 2.1 on my Droid. I installed helix launcher and everything was fine. I decided to go down to 3 screens. I changed the screen number and restarted helix. Now my phone is stuck in a loop of helix force closing and immediately reloading only to force close again.

    How can I get helix to stop being the default launcher without being able to run any apps?
    04-29-2010 08:11 PM
  5. terpitude71's Avatar
    eh, i gave helix another shot but it was too unstable for my liking. went back to clockworkmod launcher; basically the same features as helix sans the bottom dock and no names on icons, but it runs a lot better IMO

    as far as not making it default, try from the main screen if you can get there menu>settings>applications>manage applications and then select helix and hit the "clear defaults" button
    04-29-2010 10:45 PM
  6. alphabets's Avatar
    i recently dumped helix too. i miss the 5 screens i had, but it was fc'ing all the time. i might try this clockworkmod one tho. i see its$3, so i hope within a day i can decide if i want to keep it or not.
    04-30-2010 08:27 AM
  7. kalldrexx's Avatar
    The main reason I wanted helix was for the dedicated slots at the bottom, so I don't have to be on a specific homescreen to launch the phone or messaging app.

    Meanwhile I got passed my issue. Apparently in between FCs, you can hit the search button and launch the settings app that way.
    04-30-2010 09:14 AM
  8. paul_aka_paul's Avatar
    I believe you are supposed to clear everything off your screens (shortcuts and widgets) before changing the number of screens used.

    I have been using Helixlauncher since mid March. It force closed on me a couple times early on, but every since it has been perfect.
    04-30-2010 10:32 AM
  9. Dellahyam's Avatar
    When you download this it saids "Services that may cost you money" Does anyone know what this is?
    05-03-2010 07:35 PM
  10. that1bb's Avatar
    just means the program can make a phone call (like when you create a direct dial short cut on your homescreen) that uses your minutes. nothing to be worried about for Helix. i have it and love it. It is very stable and just works.
    05-03-2010 10:30 PM
  11. digitard#WN's Avatar
    As that1bb mentions any application that accesses portions of your phone generally have that since you can shortcut your phone, marketplace, browser, and so forth, into the dock.
    05-03-2010 10:39 PM
  12. wricks's Avatar
    just means the program can make a phone call (like when you create a direct dial short cut on your homescreen) that uses your minutes. nothing to be worried about for Helix. i have it and love it. It is very stable and just works.
    +1

    Using 5 screens and loving it.
    05-04-2010 09:18 AM
  13. fludkilla's Avatar
    Freken love helix man. I like the apps you can stick on the bottom.
    05-04-2010 11:25 PM
  14. itzperch's Avatar
    Yeah I'm loving it too !!! It only says that because it links to things that cost you loot !
    05-05-2010 12:32 AM
  15. alphabets's Avatar
    both helix launcher 1 and 2 fc on me way to much. im using the stock home screen.
    05-05-2010 08:26 AM
  16. nemov's Avatar
    helix 2 lags a lot. I hope that this is addressed in further updates. Waiting for 10 seconds for the screen to load is excessive.
    05-05-2010 09:52 AM
  17. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Merged. We had 7 threads going.
    05-05-2010 10:31 AM
  18. anthonyzul's Avatar
    helix 2 lags a lot. I hope that this is addressed in further updates. Waiting for 10 seconds for the screen to load is excessive.
    I agree. I'm about to revert back to Helix 1 as Helix 2 lags way too much and I'm also getting a LOT of force closes!
    05-09-2010 12:56 PM
  19. Nechasin's Avatar
    I agree, I've actually gone back to stock launcher. I had 5 screens setup, but I was only actively using the three screens, but I really liked the menu bar on the bottom. Eversince I found the use of folders, I don't need as many screens. And there aren't that many widgets that I found useful.
    05-09-2010 01:53 PM
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