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[LAYOUT] Scrolling Wallpaper 'Dock' + Tutorial

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16th October 2010, 10:33 AM   |  #1  
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ClassicalGas Presents..
Scrolling Wallpaper Dock

This is a repost from here as it is not HTC Desire specific. Everything should work on any phone with 800*480 resolution.

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Concept
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I have been experimenting with what I believe to be a unique use for the scrolling wallpaper. If using LP with 6 homescreens your wallpaper scrolls exactly one dock icon (1/5th of the screen).

I started playing around with using this as a screen indicator and dock icons to jump between homescreens using LPP Shortcuts. Shortcuts to all 6 screens are attached. I found you could effectively use the scrolling effect of the wallpaper in place of a screen indicator (although it goes the wrong way).

It takes a bit of playing around with the wallpaper to get it 100%. I've included a .PSD of one of my files, however the others aren't really in an up-loadable state. I've included all the scrollable wallpapers I've made as well.

I hope you get some fun out of this - If you do make something interesting and unique please post here to share it with everyone else!

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Results
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Click on any image to be taken to the gallery showing how the wallpaper scolls



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Wallpapers
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Here are the wallpapers I've made, I will add to the album as I make them, I will also add your creations, with permission of course.

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Tutorial
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I've had a few people wanting a tutorial on how to get the rainbow wallpaper set-up. Please keep comments and question in this thread, I would rather have questions answered publicly so they only have to be answered once.
The white bar is my own and is only available for OpenDesire, the rest of this theme requires the following and should work on any rom;
*Tutorial Files
*Launcher Pro

*Desktop Visualizer

*Apps Organizer (or Folder Organizer)

*DigiClock

*Smooth Calendar

*^3 (search: "pub:Filipe Abrantes")

*SMS Unread Count (Optional - Mod attached)

*Images attached
*Time and patience
Launcher Pro Plus Settings
This give you the basis of the scrolling wallpaper 'dock'. From this I hope some run with the idea and produce their own wallpapers and themes

Homescreen Settings
Number of Screens = 6
Default Screen = 4
Dock Settings
Number of Docks = 1
Appearance Settings
Dock Background = None
Hide Icon Labels = Ticked
Disable Wallpaper Scrolling = Unticked
Advanced Settings
5 Icon rows in homescreen = ticked
Launcher Pro Dock Settings
Position 1
Shortcut = screen_6.lps
Icon = Dock_Tools.png
Swipe Action = Clock

Position 2
Shortcut = screen_5.lps
Icon = Dock_Apps.png
Swipe Action = App Drawer

Position 3
Shortcut = screen_4.lps
Icon = Dock_Home.png
Swipe Action = Dialer One

Position 4
Shortcut = screen_3.lps
Icon = Dock_Media.png
Swipe Action = Audio Manager

Position 5
Shortcut = screen_2.lps
Icon = Dock_Games.png
Swipe Action = None
Apps Organizer
This is the free version, however I would recommend buying folder organizer as you can add bookmarks and contacts in the folders.

Create new labels;
Applications
Favourites
Add your applications into the suitable labels. Favourites will be linked to the home screen banner.
Desktop Visualizer Widgets
Long press on screen - select widget.

Desktop Visualizer(Small)
All bottom row icons are linked directly to the app and inserted as a small widget
Desktop Visualizer(4x1)
All Banner Icons are inserted as 4x1 widget and linked to Apps Organiser category - (Select Action > Other > Apps Organizer > [your label)
Desktop Visualizer(2x1)
These are the larger icons above application, games and tools banners. Link these to whatever you like my setup was;
Controller - Linked to apps organizer group emulators
Tools - Remote apps (for HTPC, VLC etc)
Android in trolley - Appbrain
Other Widgets
DigiClock
Inset clock as widget then in app drawer open "DigiClock Settings"
Theme = Clear
Text Settings > Text Colour > White
Smooth Calendar
Show Menu = Untick
Show Calendar Icon = Untick
Transparent Background = Tick
Show Colour = Tick
Date Format = "dd.MM"
Time Format = "HH.mm"
^3
Medium widget and in Launcher Pro Plus enlarge to fill screen (If you don't have the plus version, use small widget to centre it

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Downloads
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Unfortunately I lost the files for the polaroid scroller on and will need to re-make it when I get time (Probably a while away)

Tutorial Files

Launcher Pro Shortcuts

Simple Template

Scrolling Wallpapers

SMS Unread Mod

Other Banners

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Credit
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Wallpaper - Luke Roberts
Icons - CHRFB


Please Remember to credit me with the icons/idea and if asked please link back to this post (I like to watch the download count of my attachments - This took a lot of my time as such any donation is greatly appreciated)
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16th October 2010, 12:03 PM   |  #2  
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wow, You make my dream come true! thank you so much for the tutorials is there any reference of good dock icons that fits with your theme? I like to change it like "SMS" "news" "agenda" etc for specific widgets
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Originally Posted by digitalsunshine

wow, You make my dream come true! thank you so much for the tutorials is there any reference of good dock icons that fits with your theme? I like to change it like "SMS" "news" "agenda" etc for specific widgets

Very Nice .. Can u get me all the icons and the theme ?? i also like the wallpapers plzz
17th October 2010, 09:56 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by mehtaparth

Very Nice .. Can u get me all the icons and the theme ?? i also like the wallpapers plzz

Most things are there. Please read the whole post.

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Wow! Do you know if the same thing is possible with only 3 or 4 homescreens? Or is this unique to 6?
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Originally Posted by I-Heine-I

Wow! Do you know if the same thing is possible with only 3 or 4 homescreens? Or is this unique to 6?

You need 6 to get it to scroll evenly. The way the wallpaper scrolls means that screen 1 and the last screen are at the far ends of the wallpaper and then each scroll is an equal division of the wallpaper. With 5 evenly spaced icons you need 6 screens. If the icons were evenly spread out and there were only 3 then it could work with 4 home-screens.

Alternately you could use 2 home-screens and have half a wallpaper on the other side.I was thinking of doing a heaven and hell theme with screen 1 light and white and screen 2 red and black. But haven't had time.
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Hi, I really like your theme but I have no clue how to make the .lps files the shortcut.


EDIT: nvm, i found it. Had to place in sd card under folder called "downloads" then pick launcher pro shortcuts. Thanks for the theme
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Video of it in action?
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Video of it in action?

It's pretty dodgy cos I've got a crap camera. But here you go!

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Wow, that's awesome, thanks for the video!

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