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[REQ] Statusbar - Transparent background dropdown menu

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2nd May 2012, 01:25 PM   |  #1  
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Rom stock Samsung ICS LPx :
I want to change myself the color of the dropdown menu (change transparency or another color)
When I decompile, I do not know what are the xml/smali files or png to modify,
because in an ICS rom stock, SystemUI\res\drawable-hdpi\status_bar_background.png don't exist

If you know link or tuto it would be cool !!
2nd May 2012, 01:48 PM   |  #2  
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For transparent status bar , look my Howto :

For dropdown menu the values are in the same xml file


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2nd May 2012, 02:28 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks very much !! Your help is very useful
In drawable.xlm, i see the line for transparent statut bar
Redlline here :

<item type="drawable" name="notification_number_text_color">#ffffffff</item>
<item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_color">#ff1f222 5</item>
<item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_color_pressed"> #ff257390</item>
<item type="drawable" name="ticker_background_color">#ff1d1d1d</item>
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#ff000000</item>
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_recents_background_solid">#b30000 00</item>
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_recents_app_thumbnail_background" >#88000000</item>
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_notification_row_background_color ">#ff090909</item>
<item type="drawable" name="notification_header_bg">#ff000000</item>
<item type="drawable" name="notification_tracking_bg">#d8000000</item>
<item type="drawable" name="recents_callout_line">#99ffffff</item>
<item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_legacy_color"># ffaaaaaa</item>

but what is the line for the dropdown menu
i changed all colors for all lines to test the effects on the SGS2
It's ok for the statubar (without modify smali) and another items but not effect for dropdown menu background
7th May 2012, 11:32 PM   |  #4  
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hello maybe this help you you can try .
1 go to res/layout/tw_status_bar_tracking.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
< android:orientation="vertical" android:paddingLeft="0.0px" android:paddingRight="0.0px" android:paddingBottom="0.0px" android:focusable="true" android:visibility="gone" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants"
    <FrameLayout android:background="@drawable/notification_bg" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_weight="1.0" />
    < android:orientation="vertical" android:id="@id/close" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content">
        <ImageView android:layout_gravity="bottom" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:src="@drawable/tw_status_bar_close_on" android:scaleType="fitXY" />

than go to res/values/drawable.xml
 <item type="drawable" name="notification_number_text_color">#ffffffff</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_color">@drawable/notification_info_bg_normal</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_color_pressed">@drawable/notification_info_bg_pressed</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="ticker_background_color">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#00ffffff</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_recents_background_solid">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_recents_app_thumbnail_background">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_notification_row_background_color">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="notification_header_bg">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="notification_tracking_bg">@drawable/notification_bg</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="recents_callout_line">#7f000000</item>
    <item type="drawable" name="notification_item_background_legacy_color">#7f000000</item>

"notification_tracking_bg" = Homer Pic
"notification_item_background_color" = The blue flame pic (Als Externer Speichergerät...)
"notification_item_background_color_pressed" = The same only red by me...

you have to place the pics in drawable-hdpi, i have take gimp2 to modify & transparent.... than recompile .... and hopefully it works.
Have a nice day
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8th May 2012, 12:53 PM   |  #5  
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Hello, thanks !, thanks ! thanks ! thanks ! thanks !

Just to be sure if I resume :
1 change in “tw_status_bar_tracking.xml” –
2 or 3 changes in "drawable.xml"
2 or 3 new pictures in drawable/Hdpi :
- notification_bg (transparent background)
- notification_info_bg_normal.png,
- notification_info_bg_pressed

Juste one question:
The format : is it “png” or “.9.png” for the 3 picts?

I think is .9.png because you use gimp
8th May 2012, 07:56 PM   |  #6  
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all is ok with your help
thank very much
14th August 2012, 10:43 AM   |  #7  
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Hi, thanks for your post helped me a lot, now needed to make transparent toogle like this

19th August 2012, 09:48 PM   |  #8  
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Hey, I think the semi transparent image with the blue flames is quite cool looking. I have galaxy s3 and am unsure if the same things apply to changing images. Just wondering if you can email me at dan_the_man182003 at yahoo. with a little more help. I would love to figure this out. I have looked at some of the files but they are named differently or I cant find some of them.

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