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How to disable TouchWiz 4?

Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:52 AM (#1) User is offline   dhinged 

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I was using the Galaxy Tab 8.9 at Best Buy today, and it ran slow, in fact, slower than any other Honeycomb tablet there. Everything that wasn't a third-party app ran slow except for the browser. My guess is TouchWiz for the tablet is just slow. Is there a way to disable this?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:00 AM (#2) User is offline   0okami.Digital 

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 dhinged, on 17 October 2011 - 01:52 AM, said:

I was using the Galaxy Tab 8.9 at Best Buy today, and it ran slow, in fact, slower than any other Honeycomb tablet there. Everything that wasn't a third-party app ran slow except for the browser. My guess is TouchWiz for the tablet is just slow. Is there a way to disable this?


You are quite correct my friend. Touchwhiz is... Well, im not a fan of it. to fix this sluggish problem, install "ADW Launcher EX" from market and set it as your default launcher. ADW launcher EX is highly configurable.

More info here: https://market.andro...e=search_result

It's as simple as that. It will run blazing fast. That's what I did to mine.

here's a video to watch: (i know its for 10" but same applies to 8.9)

(you can disable docs and sidebars if you dont want it there)

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:24 PM (#3) User is offline   fausto 

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 0okami.Digital, on 18 October 2011 - 04:00 AM, said:

You are quite correct my friend. Touchwhiz is... Well, im not a fan of it. to fix this sluggish problem, install "ADW Launcher EX" from market and set it as your default launcher. ADW launcher EX is highly configurable.

More info here: https://market.andro...e=search_result

It's as simple as that. It will run blazing fast. That's what I did to mine.

here's a video to watch: (i know its for 10" but same applies to 8.9)

(you can disable docs and sidebars if you dont want it there)


I have just installed it and it is amazing, I love it. Tablet seems to go much better and faster than Touchwiz....
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:38 AM (#4) User is offline   dhinged 

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ADW looks pretty slick, but is there a way to get the original Honeycomb launcher on the Tab?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:00 AM (#5) User is offline   0okami.Digital 

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Just wanted to chime in again and recommend GoLauncher EX instead of ADWlauncher EX.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:19 PM (#6) User is offline   nemov 

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I Just downloaded Go Launcher EX and I can confirm it does feel slicker in first few minutes use. Looks very similar out of the box to the iOS interface, but i'm going to see if i can customise it a little over the coming days.

Worth a try, and I think you can simply delete the app if you want to revert to touchwiz.

Next thing for me to try and sort is voice calling and charging via the data cable and a pc....
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