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I think this should become the main forum for Sweeter Home since the Sweeter Home site is pretty useless and I imagine puts alot of people off.

This is how I got into Apex launcher


Well I'm new to this launcher, but I must say having played a little it is very impressive if a little light on Documentation
I have down loaded some difeerent themes to have a look and based my first example on some off these.
I particularly like being able to switch widgets off and on.
I am currently using Apex launcher which is very good, but if I want to have a 5x5 Jorte widget to show Agenda and calendar I need 2 screens plus another one for Powerpro widget.
I have managed to put all three on one screen!

However the biggest problem with the package at the moment, is that if I lay all three widgets on the screen, if I long press I can select the right one for editing it's details, however there is NO way I can see to select lay the bottom widget for resizing by select and drag.

I have just downloaded Desktop visualiser so I'm off to play with that
 
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I think if you long press you can get a menu that allows you to select the bottom layer.

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Well I would have a look, if it wasn't for the fact when I powered up this morning it said my licence has expired and to download a new copy from their site, which when I did is the same copy as the one that's exprired!!

So I'm stuck now

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Problem solved new release this morning
This is a good sign shows launcher is still being worked on
 
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I think if you long press you can get a menu that allows you to select the bottom layer.

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Sometimes it does but not always and that only applies to editing.
The biggest problem is changing the size and position of the bottom objects.

Still I'm making progress now and will post an update on what I've done in a couple of days
 
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Theme RHS Build eclair 1205

I have copied my theme up to the server unfortunately it seems to show the edit screen I don't know why.

I was using Apex launcher ,but it had meant using six screens with icons an widgets etc.
I have kept the launcher loaded and it it useful for previewing widgets, because in the App tray it shows how they will appear on the homescreen.
What I really wanted was something that would allow me to overlay widgets and turn them off and on.
Also a way to handle icons in folders, something like ICS folders where you can drop in icons, but also being able to call them up with an icon or label.

Sweeter Home does both of these things

After several aborted attempts I have finally succeded in putting all of my widgets and icons on to ONE screen!

The first thing I did was to add a Beautiful clock widget to the screen, by adding a new block from the edit menu and selecting System widget from the list.
If you press on Widget select you are presented with a list of installed widgets and I selected Beautiful widgets large clock, also you can use Widget configure to alter the widget. (Useful tip, if you want to change the style etc later, normally you would have to reload the widget, but all you have to do is go back into the edit menu, select the widget you wish to alter and select Widget Configure.)
Because I wanted other control items to lay over it I put it at Layer 9
All other new blocks where set to Layer 10 (not sure why we need 10 Layers)

I then Dragged and Dropped the widget to the position and size I wanted.
Then come out of Edit and you should see widget on screen, because the is no sprinboard associated with it is is on all the time.


Now select a Widget you want to switch off and on and repeat the exercise, but set it at Layer 10 and make sure to give it a unique title.

To control it you need a Springboard.
In controlled blocks when pressed will give a list of items, select the widget just created and set it to yes
In both Frames set up colour (NOTE Having set up one colour this can be COPY & PASTED to all others)
Leave Group on Default (No I haven't a clue what it does)
Set Layer level to 10
Minimisable leave alone
On By default to no
Title to what you want on screen

Now potion and size Springboard, come out of edit and you should be able to switch the widget off and on

Now set up a custom tray
Animation time leave as is
Arrange icons leave as is
Embed content no
Filter content yes
Set up Frame Background
Set up Icon/Label Style
Layer level to 10
Locked no
Receive shortcuts yes
scroll direction up to you
Sort with direction yes
Title give it a unique name
Tray ID you must set this up with a unique identifier I suggset same as title
Come out of edit resize and position Tray

Now you need to go back into the Springboard and add the Tray to the controlled blocks
Exit Edit from main menu.

I didn't use tagged trays, because I didn't want the launcher continually syching with the sever and also I haven't a clue what tags I want yet

You should now be able to control both items and add icons and shortcuts to tray
Next fine tune each item until you are happy with it, this is important because then to create a new item just use Copy and Paste. The First time you paste you might think it has failed, but all that has happened it that it has pasted it straight on top of the one you copied! So just drag and drop to new position and make watever changes you want, making sure you rename it.

[B]IMPORTANT[B]At this stage save a copy to your SD card >Edit Note>Save/Publish Change share Theme from Intenet to SD card

COPY and PASTE is your friend USE IT. Also I have discovered you can copy and paste between themes, so it see an item ona theme you lkie just COPY and PASTE!

Problems I have still not solved

1. You can't edit icons they are as they appear in App Draw.

2. Shortcuts can be added but not from file.
I used shortcuts created in Evernote to each of it's Notebooks you can't do this in Evernote only add indivdual notes.

3. I have noticed after a few days the resolution of the included wallpaper in the theme deteriorating, I have changed wall paper to see what happens.

With regards to adding new Apps, you can't install shorcuts on the homescreen, so go into player setting and turn this off.

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I have copied my theme up to the server unfortunately it seems to show the edit screen I don't know why.
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If you want to do a screen capture of you phone while not in edit mode, click the Menu Button, Click More, Click Screen Capture, and then put a check in the "Use as Preview for Published Theme" Box.
 
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Default ..

But I want to ask now to add a single app in sweeter home?
 
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But I want to ask now to add a single app in sweeter home?
Did you figure this out? If you could describe more what you are trying to do I can help.
 
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WOW this is simply epic!!!
Is it still up to date?
because i have some suggestions:
+ global settings, meaning you set eg a springboard ib settings with title, background, frame, font etc. and save it. then, whenever you create a new springboard it will look like this one
+ deifferent custom trays, i have a custom tray with my Phone, contacts and sms, and want to do another one with camera, media andandandand, but its not possible (or is it?!? i didnt find anything bout that)
+ i would like to set my phone to have only one homescreen with all the crazy things i can do with this app
+ last but not (tottaly^^) least: ICONS! those would make even greater, I suggest adw icon pack icons
Greets and i hope that you still work on this one


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