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Minimize Battery Drain from Weather Programs

Does My-Cast Weather run constantly and drain the battery, or does it only run when "updating"?

I am using ADW.Launcher on my new Droid X. I added an app called Fancy Widgets which also has a weather-checker. I have also installed My-Cast Weather. I set the update intervals on both of them to 2 hours.

I noticed the temperature as reported by My-Cast appearing in my notification bar and unable to find a startup option within the My-Cast program (so that I could have it NOT start unless I asked it to), I used Advanced App Killer to, you know, kill it!

To see if opening My-Cast would deposit the temperature numbers on my notification bar, I opened it, checked the weather, and closed the app --and still do not see the temperature number ("40") displayed on the notification bar (<--a good thing)....yet the Droid's Settings/Applications/Running services shows it as running even after killing it a couple of times with App Killer.

After reading this (thank you) and besides uninstalling everything, (lol), what's the best way to configure this stuff so my battery lasts a few minutes longer?

TIA

drcarl
 
I am using ADW.Launcher on my new Droid X and could ask this question a couple of ways:

1) Why can't I edit a folder name?

~or~

2) How can I make a folder for all my "News" shortcuts/icons and another for my "Weather" shortcuts and one for "Utilities"...and so on.?

I re-watched the sales video on YouTube [ADWLauncher EX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD5WD-HDagM and at 1:50 they demonstrate a long press that takes one to the edit icon. On mine, there is no edit icon, only a remove trash can.

The video is showing the EX/paid version which does do a couple of things the free version does not (like a 3-D app drawer). This edit feature couldn't possibly be missing in the free version, could it? (I suppose anything is possible).

TIA

drcarl
 
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