ADW Issues and Requests

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    • Kcarpenter
    • August 24th, 2010 5:18pm

    Put more “awesome” into it.

    • K Glover
    • August 24th, 2010 5:25pm

    best Launcher on the market …..

    • leon
    • August 24th, 2010 6:37pm

    Non-English speaking people to use menus make it easier to explain to me

    • Runy
    • August 24th, 2010 6:42pm

    one suggestion

    Will you let The main screen can be Cycle slip???

    • rob
    • August 24th, 2010 6:47pm

    Its confusing what’s what and where what is located or what what is your changing.

    After tinkering, I get the results I’m looking for but then I forget what it was I changed to get what I wanted.

    Because we can make system wide changes with-in ADW AND CyanogenMOD, its even more confusing.

    Maybe a pop up picture in a screen with the object names?

    Props for a job well done, regardless of the confusion.

      • AnderWeb
      • August 24th, 2010 10:55pm

      As you’ve noticed, this is a free project. The time I spend on it is for coding and can’t stand writing instruction manuals.
      There’s an adw wiki out there (search google) and read all my posts.
      I usually care to explain what changes and what things do what other things on those posts.

    • ME
    • August 24th, 2010 6:48pm

    can you make it disable jai’s twitter after 1:00 AM?

    • Campbell
    • August 24th, 2010 6:56pm

    agree with a previous poster an easier way to distinguish what you are changing. It can be daunting for advanced users…imagine someone non techie (mom or girlfriend) trying to navigate the adw options to try and customize or optimize.

      • AnderWeb
      • August 24th, 2010 10:59pm

      Then develop a new way to I make things and report back. This is an opensource project by a non professional individual.
      Contributing can be done in a lot of ways, but being constructive (send code patches, graphic mockups, detailed ideas) would be better received than just being destructive (this is bad, this is not properly done, this doesn’t work).

    • RastaCre
    • August 24th, 2010 7:20pm

    would it be possible to implement the icons highlight border as for the standard N1 launcher where instead of having a tile over the icon you highlight only the border of the visible icon image?

    • Adi-Karta Dasa
    • August 24th, 2010 8:02pm

    Please can you make a multiple docks option?
    Is the only thing missing, the rest is perfect.
    Im a lover of empty screens. So rotative multiple docks would be excellent.
    THANX A LOT for the good work!

      • AnderWeb
      • August 24th, 2010 10:59pm

      Use the dockbar

    • DasFizzle
    • August 24th, 2010 8:50pm

    Id like to request an update where it recognizes nagging voices (i.e. gf or family) and says “STFU!” accordingly. Then i can say “Pfft, wasnt me, but you should listen.” I think you could have this done by beer-thirty amirite? Yur launcher rox as-is though. I appreciate the work and the price :3

    • Todd Shandro
    • August 24th, 2010 9:08pm

    I would like to suggest that the default action for “Swipe Down” should actually be the Dockbar, and NOT the typical Notification. People are already used to simply grabbing the main Taskbar and swiping down to bring up any notifications. Swiping Down to bring up or close the Dockbar is awesome, the is what got me using it. Plus the new features for moving shortcuts around,onto & off each homescreen is great. Plus I just noticed that if you drag more than Six icons onto the Dockbar you can slide it left or right :) God I love ADW thx bro!

      • AnderWeb
      • August 24th, 2010 11:01pm

      This kind of requests should go into the google code tracker so people can rate and comment :)

    • Elderon
    • August 24th, 2010 11:49pm

    What is with the people? Seems like half the things people are requesting have nothing to do with the launcher.

    I think people are failing to see that you are kind enough to open source your launcher which means everyone who is complaining can learn to program and fix it themselves, be constructive as you mentioned in another post or shut up, it’s not like they are paying for it like Launcher pro.

    Personally I’ve stuck with ADW since like .7 (I don’t think launcher pro was even out yet? or at least I didn’t hear of it yet). Not to be a suck up (not like it gets me anything) but I think you are doing a bang up job. I don’t think most people that whine really understand how complicated coding can be, especially for someone like yourself who admits not being a professional programmer with this being a hobby or side interest for you.

    I say keep up the good work and keep updating when you can. I was getting a little worried a bit from the lack of site updates for the past while, glad to see things are still in full swing. (I guess I should have looked at the git for changes, and now the bug page lets people see fixes or change requests which is nice).


      • AnderWeb
      • August 25th, 2010 11:32am

      Thankyou for your kind words :)

    • crackzattic
    • August 25th, 2010 12:23am

    The only thing I would like to see is the ability to hid icons in the app drawer I think that it was in old versions if I’m not mistaken

      • AnderWeb
      • August 25th, 2010 11:33am

      You are mistaken and you should read the post before requesting anything

    • DasFizzle
    • August 25th, 2010 12:24am

    Elderon, your gay. First off, this isnt the page you request features or post bug-reports. The people that cant follow a highlighted link to the proper page dont deserve to be heard anyhow. I mean, its pretty straight forward. If they cant follow a link, there is no way to expect coding from them. You are one of those whiney people you mentioned now…. and a suck-up. I posted here with no seriousness at all, except to say the launcher rocked. Keep your fanboy shenanigans to yourself and get off his jock. That felt good.

      • AnderWeb
      • August 25th, 2010 11:33am

      Peace world… ;)

    • vita
    • August 25th, 2010 4:01am

    the installation doesnt work? it says something about the files

      • AnderWeb
      • August 25th, 2010 11:34am

      Uninstall and reinstall

    • mitnits
    • August 25th, 2010 2:57pm

    Please let us scale action button icons all the way to 10. Why stop at 8? Also – is there any chance to scale the shortcut icons, too?

    • Jon
    • August 25th, 2010 4:16pm

    Hey andreWeb i have been making some Goodazz adw themes =) i wonder whr can i publish them….any recommender place????? thx

      • AnderWeb
      • August 25th, 2010 5:16pm

      The android market?

        • Jon
        • August 25th, 2010 5:43pm

        hmmmm i tried lol but i dnt own a credit card yet lol cuz am just 16 years old T.T….i thot bout making a blog with my themes on it…so du u think i did the right thing tho??

          • AnderWeb
          • August 26th, 2010 12:13am

          Sure, why not?

    • Tproctor
    • August 25th, 2010 8:26pm

    What happened to being able to select the number of screens (from 3-7)? Other than that, Love the launcher and great job.

      • AnderWeb
      • August 26th, 2010 12:14am

      Please read, it’s everywhere… Menu/edit

    • vita
    • August 26th, 2010 1:42am

    I tried that it says package file is not correct

    • talib
    • August 26th, 2010 3:27am

    Could you fix the allignment with the google search bar like it is on the stock home?

      • AnderWeb
      • August 26th, 2010 10:44am

      Screenshot? Thanks

    • martin
    • August 26th, 2010 10:19pm

    Does ADW support different fonts? Be cooler if it did!

      • AnderWeb
      • August 26th, 2010 11:18pm

      It does support custom fonts within themes

    • Praveen
    • August 28th, 2010 5:25am

    Hi this launcher is awesome but, there is a minor glitch which prevents me to make it as the default.

    Horizontal scrolling mode is lagging 1 out of three times in my spica.

    Fix it please. Good work keep it up.

    • Superseki
    • September 1st, 2010 8:51pm

    I can’t think of any other feature you could add. That’s how good this launcher is.

    • Marcelo
    • September 4th, 2010 3:54pm

    It stop loading on my mytouch3g, please fix it. And let me know when I can use it again. Thank you.

    • Jarriel Jackson
    • September 5th, 2010 7:40am

    APP completly stopped working. Moto Droid.

    • J.Pablo Nácher
    • September 5th, 2010 6:53pm

    Aunque imagino que has pensado sobradamente en esto.

    Podrías incluir una pestaña como la del launcher DxTop, con la que ver las aplicaciones que se quedane en ejecución o cerrar algunas en el caso en el que necesite más RAM libre? Ya que el HTC Magic no tiene tanta fiudez como los modelos nuevos y el gestor de aplicaciones creo que no está tan optimizado. Pues al cargar el launcher a veces se hace un poco desesperante la espera. Sobre todo en el launcher original. Así no tendría que utilizar el Taskiller para ganar agilidad. Porque la aplicación está bien para saber que aplicaciones se quedan abiertas y cerrarlas si no te interesan, pero para no hacerlo siempre manual, si lo configuras para que cierre automáticamente, al final el sistema los acaba abriendo de nuevo, con el consumo de batería que provoca esto. Entonces con la ventana del DxTop puedes ver toda es información sin el conflicto de abrir y cerrar aplicaciones que cualquier task kill provoca al sistema. Es decir, poder recibir esa información rápidamente para los casos de necesitar mayor RAM libre.

    Por otra parte, ¿sabes porque el sistema ejecuta tanto en servicio el maps y el maps brut? Porque siempre tengo el GPS desconectado y no se que aplicación lo abre, porque no abro ninguna que lo requiera.

    Por cierto, tener que pasar 5,6 o 7 movimientos de dedo para llegar a la útima aplicación de la derecha en el menú de aplicaciones se hace un poco pesado. Aunque es muy estético el menú tipo Iphone, la barra deslizadora que hay te lleva de un impulso al final es más práctica. ¿No se podría hacer algo para hacer un salto más grande en el menú? (No lo he investigado mucho, asique si ya existe esta opción al configurar disculpame)

    Gracias. Muy buen launcher. Que alegría fue encontrar que podía cambiar el original sin ser Root.

    • diimaan
    • September 7th, 2010 9:06am

    hi thanks for this great home replacement app :)
    it is the best so far and having the most options I expect in a home replacement app…

    I use an xperia x10 in my mobile when the orientation is set to auto, it lags switching from landscape to portrait or sometimes the screen goes black and then comes back!

    is it normal to happen or should I change some options in the settings? persistence is disabled too.

    if its a bug I can post it in the tracker page :)
    please let me know… thanks

      • AnderWeb
      • September 8th, 2010 10:57am

      Search on the tracker and post there or confirm if there’s already such report. Thanks

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