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Old 09-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Launchers that work on Fire/Fire HD?

Has anyone had success in using a launcher with either of the new Fire tablets? The reports I've seen suggest they either don't work at all, or that they work but with some limitations (can't remap Home button?). I've never used one myself, but can see the utility of using one, particularly if it confers more efficient task switching.

A number of reviews have expressed the 'lack of multitasking' as a negative (though it is actually 'lack of efficient task switching' they are complaining about—multitasking works as it does on any Android device). I tend to agree. For that matter, I'd like to see task switching on my Kindle Touch, so I never have to go Home!
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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ADW Launcher Ex is the only alternate I have that is working on the kfhd.

One can download it from 4shared.com. It will create an icon in the menu for apps after it is installed and opened. I keep it on the carousel for easy access.
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ADW Launcher Ex is the only alternate I have that is working on the kfhd.

One can download it from 4shared.com. It will create an icon in the menu for apps after it is installed and opened. I keep it on the carousel for easy access.
A second vote for ADW Launcher EX. Here's a screenshot of it running on my Stock KFHD 16.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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The home bar looks so great with it.
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A second vote for ADW Launcher EX. Here's a screenshot of it running on my Stock KFHD 16.
What is that picture of the phone App?

Can you load ADW on a KFHD that hasn't been rooted? It looks great.
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What is that picture of the phone App?

Can you load ADW on a KFHD that hasn't been rooted? It looks great.
I don't remember what the phone icon did. I removed it almost immediately after installing ADW.

And yes, ADW can be installed without rooting. My KFHD is NOT rooted. The downside to using a alternative launcher without rooting is that tapping the "home" button brings up the Kindle UI. But a quick tap of the ADW icon (which appears in the carousel) brings it right back. (I find that tapping the "back" button in an app will bring it back to ADW)

I don't mind this inconvenience since I like having the flexibility of going back to the stock UI and taking advantage of the Amazon services. (the Kindle reading app can only be launched from the Kindle UI).
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