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laie1472

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that is weird dude.. i tried it out after you said that you were still using .35, and it works fine for me.. the only thing that i am running is obviously this rom, s0be's kernel and darktremor a2sd (still have tried data2ext yet)..:confused::confused:



Yea me to. I've ran out of things to try lol


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il Duce

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C00ller, when you were using ADW, did you have "Allow purging of assets" enabled in CM Performance settings? I observed very early that if that setting was enabled, swiping between screens in ADW was abysmally slow. I disabled that setting and I've been completely in love with ADW ever since. In fact, when aosp stopped including ADW in his roms I went and grabbed ADW Standalone from the market just because it runs so sweet on my phone.

Everybody get ready for the longest post ever lol.

Also thread hijack - sorry...

@OJB - I have had allow purge on since it started, and with adw ex it's fast as can be. It may require other tweaking, which I do all the time.

Now, my initial (and likely final) verdict on the launchers: adw ex FTW. I really do like a few things about lpp, and I will keep using it for a while to be fair to it. The things I like about it so far are the scrolling dock, the lpp widgets, and the scrolling PAST your last screen to get the other "side" of the launcher, i.e. from screen 3 to screen 1. Other than that, adw ex has ALL of the same tweaks and options that lpp has, plus about a zillion more. With adw EX you can long press an icon and you get a popup menu: remove,change,uninstall. That may be the biggest thing for me since I use custom icons a lot (which lpp doesn't offer), and uninstall apps a lot. The other big thing about adw ex I like a lot is the "edit" button, where you can shuffle which screen is where in your setup without losing any of the screens, i.e. move screen 2 to screen 3 with one touch. Also this allows you to add a screen anywhere (like put a blank screen inbetween 2 and 3, or put a fifth screen after 4 or before 1) or delete any screen and it's content, while keeping the rest of your setup the same. I also like the swipe up to hide the note bar, and swipe down for the "hidden" dock. EX also allows you to change the size of the dock icons, which I used to make them the same size as app icons - nice. It has better app drawer settings and tweaks by far - you can make different app "catalogs" like games,work,apps, and within the app drawer you have arrows to move between them easily. I like the ability to move the trashcan (bottom or top), and there's a setting where when you are resizing widgets you can allow them to overlap while resizing for easy screen tweakage. It allows you to hide app labels (which lpp also allows) including folder labels (which lpp does not allow). You can have a vertical 2d or 3d app drawer, as well as a page by page horizontal, or super fling horizontal (my fav). You can hide app labels in the app drawer (which lpp doesn't do?). You can change the text color of the app labels in the drawer and the background color and transparency for the drawer. With EX you can two finger pinch the home screen to bring them all up into one screen in thumbs to nav through them (like the evo stock) and I don't think lpp allows that? You can customize the 6 tabs that open when you press the menu from the home screen - that I use and it's sweet. In adw it comes with iphoney icon bg squares (which I don't use) and some pre-loaded docks. Another cool dock feature with adw is you can remove it and gain another row for apps on the screen (can lpp do that? idk). Oh and for the speed testing (no data, just my opinion) I did both with the same screens (5), 2 of which had 4x5 apps, and the same widgets (9), they were both fast. EX was maybe a tiny bit faster, maybe not, lpp may have been a tiny bit smoother, maybe not. EX has all the fun animations, and the speed may be very slightly better with EX (though I haven't made tweaks for lpp). So, adw ex FTW.

Holy **** I am long winded, and I left out some of the tweaks for EX...

I think I just sold adw ex, and I should get a commision (I am a salesman by trade lol).
 
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Everybody get ready for the longest post ever lol.

Also thread hijack - sorry...

@OJB - I have had allow purge on since it started, and with adw ex it's fast as can be. It may require other tweaking, which I do all the time.

Now, my initial (and likely final) verdict on the launchers: adw ex FTW. I really do like a few things about lpp, and I will keep using it for a while to be fair to it. The things I like about it so far are the scrolling dock, the lpp widgets, and the scrolling PAST your last screen to get the other "side" of the launcher, i.e. from screen 3 to screen 1. Other than that, adw ex has ALL of the same tweaks and options that lpp has, plus about a zillion more. With adw EX you can long press an icon and you get a popup menu: remove,change,uninstall. That may be the biggest thing for me since I use custom icons a lot (which lpp doesn't offer), and uninstall apps a lot. The other big thing about adw ex I like a lot is the "edit" button, where you can shuffle which screen is where in your setup without losing any of the screens, i.e. move screen 2 to screen 3 with one touch. Also this allows you to add a screen anywhere (like put a blank screen inbetween 2 and 3, or put a fifth screen after 4 or before 1) or delete any screen and it's content, while keeping the rest of your setup the same. I also like the swipe up to hide the note bar, and swipe down for the "hidden" dock. EX also allows you to change the size of the dock icons, which I used to make them the same size as app icons - nice. It has better app drawer settings and tweaks by far - you can make different app "catalogs" like games,work,apps, and within the app drawer you have arrows to move between them easily. I like the ability to move the trashcan (bottom or top), and there's a setting where when you are resizing widgets you can allow them to overlap while resizing for easy screen tweakage. It allows you to hide app labels (which lpp also allows) including folder labels (which lpp does not allow). You can have a vertical 2d or 3d app drawer, as well as a page by page horizontal, or super fling horizontal (my fav). You can hide app labels in the app drawer (which lpp doesn't do?). You can change the text color of the app labels in the drawer and the background color and transparency for the drawer. With EX you can two finger pinch the home screen to bring them all up into one screen in thumbs to nav through them (like the evo stock) and I don't think lpp allows that? You can customize the 6 tabs that open when you press the menu from the home screen - that I use and it's sweet. In adw it comes with iphoney icon bg squares (which I don't use) and some pre-loaded docks. Another cool dock feature with adw is you can remove it and gain another row for apps on the screen (can lpp do that? idk) EX has all the fun animations, and the speed may be very slightly better with EX (though I haven't made tweaks for lpp). So, adw ex FTW.

Holy **** I am long winded, and I left out some of the tweaks for EX...

I think I just sold adw ex, and I should get a commision (I am a salesman by trade lol).


does that make this the longest quote ever???:D

yes i think those devs need to give you some commision, because i am going to have to try it now.. that was an excellent review and pointed out all of the things that i wish LPP had.. so thanks to you i will be visiting the market soon..
 

il Duce

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does that make this the longest quote ever???:D

yes i think those devs need to give you some commision, because i am going to have to try it now.. that was an excellent review and pointed out all of the things that i wish LPP had.. so thanks to you i will be visiting the market soon..

Yeah if adw EX had it's own widgets, last screen to first screen, and a scroll dock I would bust a nut.

Oh and for the speed testing (no data, just my opinion) I did both with the same screens (5), 2 of which had 4x5 apps, and the same widgets (9), they were both fast. EX was maybe a tiny bit faster, maybe not, lpp may have been a tiny bit smoother, maybe not.
 

jckeyser

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Launcher lag must vary significantly from phone to phone. I get more speed from ADW ex than LPP, GO, or Sense. The only thing that comes close speed wise on my device is Zeam, but it lacks a few minor things that keep it from being my daily driver.
ADW manages to keep its quickness and customization options top shelf without feeling bloated, which LPP feels like to me.
 

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Hands down, I hate laggy launchers, and ADW is one of them.

I have tried zeem for a month (total waste of time which i can never get back) been using adw ex for the most and decided to give LPP a try for a few weeks. I have run into laggy issues running ALL of them at some point. I have to agree that adw ex is the best in my personal opinion. If it had the scrolling app drawer, it would be 800% better than all launchers. FWIW Sold on ADW EX,,,hands down!
 

thoughtlesskyle

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I have tried zeem for a month (total waste of time which i can never get back) been using adw ex for the most and decided to give LPP a try for a few weeks. I have run into laggy issues running ALL of them at some point. I have to agree that adw ex is the best in my personal opinion. If it had the scrolling app drawer, it would be 800% better than all launchers. FWIW Sold on ADW EX,,,hands down!

You can turn on the scrolling app drawer you know that right

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il Duce

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I have tried zeem for a month (total waste of time which i can never get back) been using adw ex for the most and decided to give LPP a try for a few weeks. I have run into laggy issues running ALL of them at some point. I have to agree that adw ex is the best in my personal opinion. If it had the scrolling app drawer, it would be 800% better than all launchers. FWIW Sold on ADW EX,,,hands down!

You mean the scrolling dock bar right :confused: ???
For me the widgets on lpp are cool too. And the RTL fling deal.
 

c00ller

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Thanks for the very thorough review, il Duce :)

Now, I am about to give ADW.Launcher a try again (last time I tried it was in CM6.1). First I'll try it with asset purging enabled (it is supposed to be "better," after all) and also without. If it is as fast as LPP, I will buy ADW EX for sure. If it is slow, can I realistically expect ADW EX to be any faster?
 

stayclean

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Thanks for the very thorough review, il Duce :)

Now, I am about to give ADW.Launcher a try again (last time I tried it was in CM6.1). First I'll try it with asset purging enabled (it is supposed to be "better," after all) and also without. If it is as fast as LPP, I will buy ADW EX for sure. If it is slow, can I realistically expect ADW EX to be any faster?

I know the ADW that's included with CM is always laggy at best, never tried standalone ADW, though I've heard it's better (if you tweak various settings, I suppose), but EX is much, much, much smoother.
 

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