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Old 12/07/2012, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have ever been regretted after i switched from pre plus/pixi to pre3, even with the recent battery drain issue with screen.

however, one thing i really miss is the 4-column app icon display in pre plus... will make the screen usage more efficient.

anybody can re-write that app for pre3 and webos 2.2.x?
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Old 12/07/2012, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear you! I moved up to a Pre2 and I was used to 5 columns of app icons! It takes a lot longer to scroll through all my apps when there are only 3 on a row...my finger/wrist is/are getting tired!
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Old 12/07/2012, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just type....
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Old 12/07/2012, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Totally agree with you. No need to scroll through apps when you have just type. Unless you can't remember the name of the app or just plain bored.

Even so some apps have tags. For example start typing the first two letters of internet or even browser will bring up the app named web. Start typing time and you will get time apps that have to do with time.

Don't want to pull the keyboard? Just install the built in virtual keyboard. Its great for just type.

I can see wanting more icons tho, but it just can't be done at this point. So I've been told

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Old 12/08/2012, 01:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i knew somebody will say "just type"...... I am a fan with just type as well?

however, even for visual effect, i think 4-column look more effective and efficient...

and also when you have 100+ app...browsing is sometime still a good way to "discover" some less frequently used apps...
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Old 12/08/2012, 03:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i knew somebody will say "just type"...... I am a fan with just type as well?

however, even for visual effect, i think 4-column look more effective and efficient...

and also when you have 100+ app...browsing is sometime still a good way to "discover" some less frequently used apps...
I miss tabbed launcher pages more than 4x4 (or 5) icons. But yeah I too sometimes browse launcher pages especially when I'm bored or looking for something to delete.

Sorry there's nothing that can be done for you, options are always good

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Old 12/11/2012, 11:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Totally agree with you. No need to scroll through apps when you have just type. Unless you can't remember the name of the app or just plain bored....
What if I'm just plain boring? Or worse yet, just plane boarding?

I'm sorry...guess I'm so bored I'm punishing all of you with my juvenile attempts at humor.
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Old 12/11/2012, 07:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What if I'm just plain boring? Or worse yet, just plane boarding?

I'm sorry...guess I'm so bored I'm punishing all of you with my juvenile attempts at humor.
Nice play on words
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Old 12/12/2012, 08:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have ever been regretted after i switched from pre plus/pixi to pre3, even with the recent battery drain issue with screen.

however, one thing i really miss is the 4-column app icon display in pre plus... will make the screen usage more efficient.

anybody can re-write that app for pre3 and webos 2.2.x?
It's definitely possible to have four icons per row. I've been working on it but have yet to come up with a perfect solution. If I can fix the one major issue I'm running into, I'll be sure to post the patch for everyone to use. I wouldn't get your hopes up though...

If any devs out there would like to help, let me know.

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Old 12/12/2012, 10:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's definitely possible to have four icons per row. I've been working on it but have yet to come up with a perfect solution. If I can fix the one major issue I'm running into, I'll be sure to post the patch for everyone to use. I wouldn't get your hopes up though...

If any devs out there would like to help, let me know.

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