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    Quote Originally Posted by dceremuga View Post
    Bah, no sense of curiosity and tweaking . I've notice quite a change after disabling a lot of the acer services. Noticable reduction in stuttering and lag. This is from a clean slate. So sure, people don't have to touch it, but I am.
    I hear that! You are absolutely right! What's the point if you can't play a little. That's half (or most) of the reason for even having a computer.

    My post was more for those who might skip through here, think they could disable a bunch of services with their eyes closed, and then complain that ICS was broken when something they disabled causes some function of some seemingly unrelated app to fail. People who experiment like you are doing though tend to be able to dig themselves back out if there is trouble. The handy factory data reset is one of my favorite tools.

    I had already disabled about 23 apps (from Acer Media to Zinio) mostly to get them out of the app list, only a couple like Acer Media, Talk, Talkback, and some clock widgets had ever run anyway.

    I suspect your performance results may be a little overstated though. This thing typically has plenty of CPU left over (at least when you've not installed a bad app from the market, or parked certain browsers in the background with open pages). I did not see that much CPU time on processes that I was not actually interested in. It's probably more the feel you get after waxing your car really nice, perfectly detailed, RainX on the windshield, where it seems to slip through the air just a little faster.

    Either way, it's good.
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    Touche' !!

    BTW, I finally found a fix to my finger magnet non-slippery glass problem I have on both tablets. I guess close to a year of use wore off the slick surface. I've tried RainX, and other chemicals, only to find they are a quick fix. Turtle wax has a completely liquid clear wax (I think it's called liquid ice) that you can even put on plastics. It's been about a month and the glass surfaces are super slick and don't fingerprint much at all. They slide better than the ipads.

    As Mrhelper is smart to point out, if you aren't prepared to mess up your tablet, don't try anything we experiment with!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrhelper View Post
    I hear that! You are absolutely right! What's the point if you can't play a little. That's half (or most) of the reason for even having a computer.

    My post was more for those who might skip through here, think they could disable a bunch of services with their eyes closed, and then complain that ICS was broken when something they disabled causes some function of some seemingly unrelated app to fail. People who experiment like you are doing though tend to be able to dig themselves back out if there is trouble. The handy factory data reset is one of my favorite tools.

    I had already disabled about 23 apps (from Acer Media to Zinio) mostly to get them out of the app list, only a couple like Acer Media, Talk, Talkback, and some clock widgets had ever run anyway.

    I suspect your performance results may be a little overstated though. This thing typically has plenty of CPU left over (at least when you've not installed a bad app from the market, or parked certain browsers in the background with open pages). I did not see that much CPU time on processes that I was not actually interested in. It's probably more the feel you get after waxing your car really nice, perfectly detailed, RainX on the windshield, where it seems to slip through the air just a little faster.

    Either way, it's good.

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    I have a couple questions about disabling preinstalled apps. Will they be automatically reenabled each time there is a new OTA Android version update? Will disabling them effect getting future OTA updates?

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    And I also have a question, if I disable an app, is there any way re re-enable it without having to fdr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamawm View Post
    And I also have a question, if I disable an app, is there any way re re-enable it without having to fdr?
    Well I can answer this one at least Just scroll down the list of ALL apps in settings you will see the disabled ones at the bottom. Select the one(s) you want to reenable and choose enable.

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    I guess they would stay disabled, and you will have to enable them for the update to install properly. It might cause system errors if they are not. Are least that's what I would do.

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    One thing I would delete is clear.fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieParticle View Post
    Well I can answer this one at least Just scroll down the list of ALL apps in settings you will see the disabled ones at the bottom. Select the one(s) you want to reenable and choose enable.

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    thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobKort View Post
    I guess they would stay disabled, and you will have to enable them for the update to install properly. It might cause system errors if they are not. Are least that's what I would do.

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    Thanks, fortunately my disable list is fairly short - just a few preinstalled games and the stupid Acer drawers.

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    Also that TegraZone app is bloatware too
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