So, I was looking for ways to speed up the ADW/LauncherPro Home Screen refresh (or redraw) – especially, when I move from an app to the default home screen. Generally, after playing Angry Birds, returning to the default home screen page is quite annoying – could see the wallpaper in full glory, and all these icons, widgets and toolbars appear one after the other. Absolutely annoying!

slide screen home fast redraw command line

Like any other Android nerd, with the quest of finding a solution, I Googled. And, I stumbled upon this brilliant piece of code (via Android Nexus); typed the below in a terminal emulator:

$ su

# echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >> /data/local.prop

Note: Your phone should be rooted.

This worked very well for LauncherPro. Me being inquisitive, switched to Slide Screen Home, and it worked really well for this one too (logically, looking at the command, it should work for any other home screen app). So, I am retaining Slide Screen as the default Home. Fast, slick and efficient!

Try it out and let me know if this worked for the Slide Screen on your phone.