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ADW EX Updated, Now Supports Custom Docks

An update for ADW EX is available and brings a feature that many of you have been waiting for, support for custom docks.  Some additional tweaks were also added that allow even more customization, but the docks are the star of the show this time.  In fact, a small catalog of docks was included which you can see pictured above.  It’s hard to think that this home replacement could get any better, but I’m sure it will.

To access the custom docks:  Menu>ADW Settings>UI Settings>Main Dock>Dock Background

Full changelog below.  

Recent changes:
-Reorderable main menu can disable elements and reorder by drag and drop(ADWSettings/General behavior/System settings)
-Added transparency support for the 4D drawer (yes, it’s choppier, I told you)
-Support for custom images for dock and hidden dockbar
-Added a small catalog of dock pictures
-Option to change app drawer icons text color
-Menu/Lock now locks app drawer too
-Fixed old style previews when statusbar was hidden.
-Fixed fancy backgrounds transparency issues
-Fixes more “ForceCloses”

Download Link

  • Anonymous

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  • Jawshua

    That is awesome! I have a problem though after I started using adw-ex, I can’t access my gallery anymore. I’ll click it and it will open for like 2 seconds, then it will cancel out back to my home screen.

  • M1ghtysauc3

    ADW just now got dock customization? Wow that sucks. LP all the way!

  • Chris Nimon

    How about a LPP/ADW comparison? I had ADW back before it could do a anything and switched to Launcher Pro Plus. Now they sound like pretty much the same thing (except for LPP’s widgets?) Anyway, what does each have that the other doesnt?

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.dt Derek Robinson

    I just downloaded ADW EX and love the speed. But I have not been able to find how to change how many screens there are.

    • Mohawk3

      Go into edit from the phone menu to add or remove screens. That is not directly in the ADW preferences.

      • http://www.facebook.com/derek.dt Derek Robinson

        Ah I see now. Thanks for your help

  • Anonymous

    Wish I could try it out, but I can’t do that in 15 minutes…

  • droidrules

    I like how you can use your lp docks for it.

  • Jeffreymeyer99

    I don’t know what it is but I have both the pro lp and the pro adw but recently I have been caught with Go Launcher its the best of both worlds in one and colorize widget have me the fix I miss from lp widgets

  • http://twitter.com/cnpalmer75 Ben

    I can always hope for the launcher dream team of Fede & Anderwebs to come together and create the ADLauncher ProEX… FTW.

  • duckphan

    I’m having home-screen re-draw issues lately with LauncherPro. Does anyone know if the ADW launcher works better, or know a way to fix re-draw issues? Thanks

  • Vhowington

    where is the file to down load at on home screen called Do Root for windows.zip

  • Hazmat780

    would be nice to shorten the custom dock to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • HAZMAT780

    would be nice to be able to shorten the custom do to 3 icons instead of 5

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    there’s also a new GO launcher…called go launcher ex i believe. might try it out

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    LPP > ADW

    Just my opinion :P

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

      once the re-write is finished there won’t be any question.

    • Anonymous

      My favorite feature of LP is having custom DOCS without having to buy the Pro version. ADW fails here, making you buy their EX to be able to have a custom DOCS.

  • Anonymous

    jeez. Everybody is jumping ship. Am I going to have to rename LauncherPro Icons to ADW icons?

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

      not jumping ship, just experiencing the joy of having options. i prefer launcher pro, but having an alternative is quite nice

  • EC8CH

    Wow the ADW vs LP battle is heating up… Fede’s ground-up rewrite of LP better bring it.

  • Anonymous

    Just testing something :)

  • Keithsmnr

    I swore from the beginning that i was an LP user for life. Until this came out, LP is so far behind now, Federico is gonna need to pull something huge to be able to top ADW.EX.

  • Adw

    I have LauncherPro but don’t use it because it lags like crazy, does ADW have issues like this?

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

    • DoGood

      I had the same issues with LP+, loved it but I couldn’t solve the lag issues. Have not had any of the lag problems with ADW. Love both launchers but ADW seems to play nice with my OG Droid in a way that LP+ doesn’t.

  • http://www.removement.com removement

    Love all the changes going into ADW. Can’t get away from LP

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603800094 Cody Clay

      Colorize Widgets. Though idk if it was my setup or what, but after awhile my phone froze up and i couldnt do anything. I deleted the colorize folder and my phone started running smooth. No one in the comments have complained though so it might have just been something i did.

    • Chris Nimon

      before i started using LPP’s friends widget I used Arti’s Fancy Contact Widget.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    ADW.EX = amazing :D i give launcherPro+ it’s perks, i miss the widgets, but adw is just so much fun for me to go back

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisJBatson Chris Batson

      I was in the same boat and wouldn’t switch from lpp bc of the widgets…but use colorize widgets from the market, just like lpp (actually work a little better).

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    how are the lag issues, are they anything like LauncherPro has.

    • Anonymous

      Lag issues? That’s a hardware problem. Also try tweaking the settings. I’m running liberty on Droid x and LP runs so smoothly even WITH a life wallpaper

      • Me

        Launcher Pro on Incredible runs great and I’m not having any lag issues.

        • The Observer

          Same here. Been using LP+ on my DX with Light Grid on ApeX 1.3 and there is no lag whatsoever.

          • Anonymous

            Eww ApeX! It’s all about the eagle! Viva Liberty!

      • Me

        Launcher Pro on Incredible runs great and I’m not having any lag issues.

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike Rage

    LauncherPro better step up since they made ADW better fitted for noobs lol

  • http://twitter.com/m1dnite Kevin N

    mine did not update yet.

  • Afallucco

    You could always customize ADW doc, they just implemented some prebuilt into the launcher. ADW EX > LauncherPro by far. The coding on ADW is so much better than launcher pro.

  • kellex

    First!!

    • Armyof2

      Must be hard to do when you’re the poster :P

      • Anonymous

        its even harder when its not the real kellex

        • Anonymous

          Yeah that’s definitely not me. :P

          • http://twitter.com/cnpalmer75 Ben

            Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

          • Anonymous

            I know as soon as there wasn’t a smiling face in the post.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah that’s definitely not me. :P

    • Anonymous

      Fail! You were second, and impersonating Dr. Droid… :-(

  • scribbles

    Launcher Proish huh

  • James Murphy

    LauncherPro who?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah right