1. Captain Loogie's Avatar
    Got an s6 ordered so just been looking into how I want to set it up. Coming from a nexus 4. Been all over this site, watched / read dozens tips n tricks videos / articles.

    Downloaded some launchers, lock screen apps and general widgets to try them out before I stick them on the s6.

    While I have to wait to try out TW, I get all the extra customisations the launchers can add, some of them very good, but I haven't seen any mention of what it may take away.

    For example, the multi window feature on TW seems quite handy, do you lose that if you are using another launcher?

    Never used a custom lock screen, but found a few that look good and are functional. However are they going to play nice with the fingerprint sensor? I'm wary enough about putting my fingerprints on a device, so much so that if I do I'm only going to use my left hand as I deem it expendable! There's no way I'm storing fingerprints on a third party app though, so I'm guessing if you want to use it for security you need to use stock?

    Appreciate any replies, if someone else has asked something similar and there is a link to that thread then that's just as helpful.

    Any other things to consider would be appreciated also.

    Peace
    05-17-2015 07:37 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. You won't lose multi window on a different launcher. However, there are some Samsung signed widgets that will not work with a different launcher. Mainly the weather and the calendar.
    05-17-2015 08:47 AM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. You won't lose multi window on a different launcher. However, there are some Samsung signed widgets that will not work with a different launcher. Mainly the weather and the calendar.
    The launchers mainly affect the customization of the homescreens adding a couple or three gestures. TouchWiz has a launcher which is a bit much for some folks but is the overall Samsung UI on top of Lollipop. To hour point, give TouchWiz a try. I could definitely understand the need for them when TouchWiz was way more klunky and laggy but that, to a very large extent, Samsung has made a dramatic effort to address and has largely succeeded. There is still a need for them as some of us are interested in taking homescreen customization a bit further forward than Samsung although I suspect as TouchWiz UI becomes mores streamlined and themes much more sophisticated and remaining design compliant that there will less of a need for them. The UI is much more buttery smooth and slick than in years past.
    05-17-2015 01:07 PM

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