EDIT: 0.8.8 “bugfixes edition” released.
So after receiving a lot of reports, i’ve been fighting some issues with the new features and packed up a bugfix release on the market and on my github.
It currently fixes the issue with phone rotation when you had the “Persistence” mode enabled, some screen flickering/darkening issues when using the indicators autohide option, and the indicators showing over the app drawer issue as well, the “fade labels” drawer option is finally “properly working” and some updated/new translations.
Sorry everyone ;-)
Hey you all :-)
Another little update for this thing.
- Folders now open to the whole screen again, not limited to 4×4
- FC if rotating the phone with the menu open.
- Finally fixed the “widget reappearing” bug when dropped inside ActionButtons or Dockbar
- Search widget can be resized too.
- Dockbar items now don’t get messed when launcher receives a shortcut intent.
- Rearranged settings screens.
- Hopefully some memory FCs on longpressing items.
- New option to tweak Galaxy style app drawer (the horizontal one) page margins (thanks to Julian_Chu)
- You can now add unlimited icons to the dockbar and scroll through them (Read hints later).
- Desktop dots now allow faster navigation trough screens, removed the delay.
- New optional desktop indicator with 3 different styles/layouts and options (Read hints later).
- The long awaited but good for nothing “Keep launcher in memory” option (Read hints later).
The “Keep launcher in memory” option (ADWSettings/System preferences/System persistent) uses an Activity property clearly discouraged by google, but some users find it useful… Is disabled by default, so enable it at your own risk :-)
The “unlimited dockbar icons” feature is as risky as every addition to your launcher. The more icons you add—>the more memory you use—>the more chances of getting FCs. Is the same as with widgets, etc.
While making this new feature, i found myself accidentally closing the dockbar a lot, so i’ve finally REMOVED the “close button” (the little pointing-donw arrow over the dockbar). If you want to close the dockbar, just swipe down over it . If you do it fast, you won’t accidentally “click” any icon inside.
The new desktop indicators are also an optional feature. By default the indocator shown will be the “Galaxy” indicator (Dots pager, like the samsung galaxy drawer) on top. You can switch between this one or just the typical small line moving along the bottom/top edge of your screen. You can also turn autoHide on/off or completely disable the indicators.
Since long ago, this project involves a lot of great developers/users collaborating on making this thing better/worse every release ;-). They help with translations, patches, fixes, new features….
I’d like you to know them all, and thank to all of them:
- Luke Hutchison
- Олег Брандин
- Arnaud Legrand
- ….. and too many others out there.
As many of you know, Cyanogen added an own system version of ADW.Launcher with custom defaults and tweaks inside his CyanogenMod rom for Nexus One/Dream/Shapphire devices.
If I wanted to release a system version, i would be forced to make one build for cyanogenrom users (well, 2 cause of the mdpi-only users), one for other “cyanogenmod based roms” users, the “alternate build” for other roms not based on cyanogenmod…. That’s a bit time consuming. My github repo has my main 3 branches usually synced, so everyone could build a version for their tastes/needs.
Other rom developers asked me for/already did integrate ADW.Launcher system version inside their roms. So he usually build from my source tree or tweak/modify it.
So depending on your rom/device/needs/tastes, etc, you can check for system builds on different sites: