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ADW.Launcher is a highly customizable open source home replacement application. This application has support for different app drawer styles including a flingable continuous horizontal drawer.

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  • Hundreds of themes, both premium and free
  • Screens editor to add, remove, and swap your desktop screens
  • Home screen looping
  • Hide Status Bar - Hides your status bar (notifications, 3G/wireless, battery icon & clock) 
  • Wallpaper scrolling
  • Icons editor to create your own customized shortcuts or edit existing ones
  • Customizable main dock with support for fixed shortcuts from 0 to 5
  • Customizable hidden dockbar easy to trigger with support for unlimited icons with scroll. Just swipe up your finger over the main dock to reveal the hidden one, swipe down to return to the main one
  • Lots of settings to play with: colours, animations, and sizes
  • Desktop Columns - allows you to specifiy the number of columns (up to 8) on the home screen
  • Desktop Rows - allows you to specify the number of rows (up to 8) on the home screen
  • Desktop Scrolling Speed - allows to you specify the speed at which you flip through the home screens
  • Desktop Overshoot - allows the home screens to “bounce” when flipping between them
  • Customizable application drawer (old one or iphone/galaxy one)
  • Customizable drag & drop action buttons
  • Unified dock bar
  • Unveil the Dockbar flicking-up the app-drawer button and drop unlimited shortcuts/folders
  • Easily drag and drop icons into it
  • Unlimited icons support with paginated scrolling
  • Options stretch, scale, show reflections, change the background image
  • Easy icon management by double tapping them
  • Action to show/hide the dock at a glance via gestures/launcher actions
  • Easier and more user friendly folders
  • Drag a desktop icon over another one to auto create a new folder
  • Visual representation of folder contents with theming support
  • Options to choose how the folder contents scroll and behave like you do with the app drawers
  • Single/multi row auto fitting support
  • New desktop management system while moving items
  • Easier visualization of desktop and drag operations
  • Easier trash can operation
  • New desktop indicator inspired by Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Improved compatibility with ICS devices
  • Use of hardware acceleration on specific features when possible
  • Persistence of the ActionBar visibility on Android >3.x tablets by the "hide/show status bar" gesture or launcher action
  • Support for Live Wallpapers
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ADW.Launcher is a heavy-weight home replacement. It is jam packed with features, eye candy, functions and is hugely customizable without sacrificing speed.


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