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[THEME-MOD] [Feb 1, 2011] Tweaks/Mods for WindowsPhone7 V.2 Theme by Fireslave

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Lightbulb [THEME-MOD] [Feb 1, 2011] Tweaks/Mods for WindowsPhone7 V.2 Theme by Fireslave

I am discontinuing work on this theme. Its too glitchy and documentation is horrid and I cannot find a cause or solution to the crashing when SMS and email messages are deleted (and sometimes when they are received too).

I don't see any way for me to isolate and resolve the problem and w/o that working properly, this theme is useless IMHO.

If anyone wants to download the modules as they are and take the work further, have at it with my blessing.

I will be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 as soon as they have a usable IM client that can connect to AIM.



These are tweaks, widgets, and enhancements that I have made or compiled for use with the Windows Phone 7 v.2 Theme for ThrottleLauncher by Fireslave.

You can check out the original theme and required files here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=859799

I have many more widgets, tweaks, and other modifications planned out and I will update this thread as I have time to work on them (see post 5 for the current To Do list).

I would love getting some feedback on these changes and suggestions for further improvements I could make or new widgets that I could add so let me know if you've got an idea for something that would improve this great theme.


Index:

Post 1 - Basic Project Information
Post 2 - Mods / Tweaks
Post 3 - New / Customized Widgets
Post 4 - FAQ
Post 5 - To Do List
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Default Mods / Tweaks

Home:
Changed bottom menu bar to hold: Start menu, System Info, Add/Remove Widgets, and Settings (the WM7 settings not ThrottleLauncher)
Changed bottom menu bar icons
Added search button to main screen at the bottom right

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Programs:
Removed default favorite links
Added + button at the top right corner to select favorites (favorites are shown first, then the all programs list below them)

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Clock:
Changed font used to Segoe UI Light
Added date, seconds and AM/PM to time display for 12 and 24 hour time formats

Screenshots: *See Home page mod above*

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Email:
Added 1st page for unread emails with the number of unread emails in the header (this page is not created if there are no unread emails)
Moved All Emails list to the 2nd page (but this will be the 1st page if there are no unread emails)
Unreal emails will show in a larger font and are in bold
The subject of the email is displayed in the color of the current tile theme color

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Games:
Moved add/remove games to the top right corner of the screen as a + button
Added Favorite Games listed first, then the All Games list
Changed layout to support 3 rows instead of 2

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Info:
Moved values (percentages) so they are indented a bit from their label and resized percentage bar to match

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Music:
Created new tile style
Programs linked on 1st page now show their associated program icon
Add Item on 1st page is now separated a bit further from the program links and has a smaller font

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People:
Enabled up to 12 favorite contacts per page
Added bottom menu with Add Favorite, Remove Favorite, and Search Contacts
Added All Contacts list on page 2
Added Unread SMS messages on page 3

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Pictures:
Moved Take Picture button to camera button on 1st page just under the header
Changed thumbnails so that all are the same width and height
Added Make Video button to the bottom menu bar

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Settings:
Added Advanced Settings option to the bottom of the General page which opens the ThrottleLauncher screen
Fixed clock format caption being backwards
Modified to update clock widget when time format is changed

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SMS:
Added unread messages count to header area
Added cleaner header image
Unread messages are in a larger font and are bolded
The sms message is in the same color as the selected theme tile color

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TaskManager:
Moved 'Tap here to clean up memory' to the bottom of screen using menu bar style
Fixed memory icon not showing up next to clean memory text
Changed tile icon

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Weather:
Created new tile style
Used color images
Repositioned items in the header
Added black border line to the bottom of the header area

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Download Links:

All MODs formatted to show the built in Windows Mobile 6 top notification bar: http://www.codeconqueror.com/files/w..._WM6NotBar.zip

All MODs preserving the Windows Phone 7 notification bar that came with the theme: http://www.codeconqueror.com/files/w..._WM7NotBar.zip

Installation: Extract the contents of the ZIP file and copy them to the '\Program Files\ThrottleLauncher' folder in your phone's internal memory from your PC (DO NOT COPY FROM SD CARD) and replace any existing files. Restart ThrottleLauncher (or reboot your phone).

I am still trying to figure out why TL crashes when SMS and emails are deleted (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't). Unfortunately I have had no luck. So if anyone can please help figure out what it is and pass that information along I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried email mods made by other users but theirs have the same problem.
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Default New / Customized Widgets

MODs / Widgets sourced from other authors:

Clock Widget - This is derived from the clock widget from HeadHunter2009's SenseUI mods for this theme (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=880727). It displays the time and battery status and takes you to the Time/Alarms screen when pressed.

Mail Widget - This is derived from the email widget by pth6 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=43). For a description of what this mod does see post 2 above.

Mail Widget Settings - This is derived from the email widget settings provided by defante (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=924182). It allows you to set the max number of emails displayed.

SMS Widget - This is derived from the SMS widget by pth6 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=43). For a description of what this mod does see post 2 above.

SMS Widget Settings - This is derived from the SMS widget settings provided by defante (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=924182). It allows you to set the max number of SMS messages displayed.

Task Manager Widget - This is derived from the Task Manager widget by pth6 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=43). I have added a nicer styled header, tweaked the page to work with my notification bar mod (see post 2 for more details on my notification bar mod), and moved the 'Tap here to free memory' button to the bottom of the page with the icon showing and its background the same as other bottom of screen menu items and I've increased the size of the fonts for program titles. For more info and screenshots of what this mod does see post 2 above.

Weather Widget - This is derived from the Weather widget by pth6 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=43). This modification implements the colorful icons provided by DavidinCT (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=281) and adjusts formatting a bit. For more info and screenshots of what this mod does see post 2 above.


Recommended MODs / Apps / Tweaks:

1) EnergyROM build 29007 w/ Sencity Theme (this is the HD2 thread since that's what I use): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=591784

2) Metro / WM7 styled EZ Input keyboard: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=892438

3) Metro themed lock screen: http://www.mobilitynews.net/?p=11018

4) XDAShutdown w/ WP7 theme:
XDAShutdown: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=544016
WP7 Theme (bottom of 2nd post): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...63&postcount=2
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Default FAQ

FAQs:

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I can't find the ThrottleLauncher settings! What did you do?!?
A = From the home page, open the bottom menu bar, click the 4th icon (gear), this brings you to the Setting screen, go to the last option on the General page.

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Everytime I load the theme ThrottleLauncher crashes and I can't use it. What happened?
A = This is common from what I can tell. Just uninstall ThrottleLauncher from Remove Programs, make sure your ThrottleLauncher folder is completely gone. Then, reinstall ThrottleLauncher. Install FireSlave's WP7 theme (COPY THE FILES FROM YOUR PC TO THE DEVICE MEMORY, DO NOT STORE IT ON THE SD CARD), then apply my mods, configure ThrottleLauncher, reboot your phone and then customize your home page.

3)
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You took away my hard coded shortcuts from the top of the Programs list! You bastard! Give them back!!
A = Yes, I did remove those hard coded links but you can now click on the + symbol (top right corner) on the Programs page and choose your own list of favorite shortcuts to have at the top of the list.

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The 1st spot for a picture to appear on the 1st page of Pictures is always blank.
A = I'm not sure why this is happening just yet but I am working to resolve it. All of your pictures will show up, but the 1st spot of the 1st page is not being filled for some reason. If anyone can shed some light, please let me know.

5)
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Did you write this theme or the widgets you include?
A = No. Fireslave made the theme and many other users have made some of the great hubs/mods/tiles that I then proceeded to modify to suit my needs and fix bugs that I've found. I have provided links and proper credit to the original authors in the 1st and 3rd posts. If you find that I missed someone or something, please PM me so I can make it right.

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What if I take one of your MODs and improve it, fix a bug, or tweak it a little? How can I share this with everyone?
A = The ideal way would be for you to PM me about it so I can incorporate it (I may or may not do this depending on if I like your MOD and find it stable to use) and add a post to this forum to let other users know about it.

7)
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OOOOHH OOOHHH, I have an idea, it's a good one! Do it! Do it now!
A = If you've got an idea for another MOD, widget, or way to improve what I've already done, PM me about it, I love getting feedback. I may or may not like your idea so don't be hurt if I don't run with it, but in most cases I'm happy to provide something you'll find useful.

8)
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ThrottleLauncher crashes sometimes when I delete SMS or email messages.
A = I am still trying to figure out why TL crashes when SMS and emails are deleted (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't). Unfortunately I have had no luck. So if anyone can please help figure out what it is and pass that information along I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried email mods made by other users but theirs have the same problem.
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TO DO:

People Page:
1) Make the add/remove favorite toolbar only visible on the 1st page or change the toolbar's items depending on what page is being viewed.

Pictures Page:
1) Add new 1st page for Tasks with 'take a picture', 'make a video', 'open album viewer', or 'open MYPHOTOSITEHERE.COM' (replacing MYPHOTOSITEHERE.COM with whatever description is entered for a web url that will trigger the default browser to that page). The 2nd page will list the photo thumbnails as it currently does.

2) Fix problem when viewing pictures, the 1st picture spot is empty (but only on the first page)

Programs page:
1) Add top, bottom, page up and page down functionality to easily navigate large programs list

General:
1) Show next appointment on Clock widget

2) Isolate and resolve cause of random shutdowns of ThrottleLauncher (especially noticeable when deleting text messages and emails)



I am still trying to figure out why TL crashes when SMS and emails are deleted (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't). Unfortunately I have had no luck. So if anyone can please help figure out what it is and pass that information along I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried email mods made by other users but theirs have the same problem.
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People, email, and SMS mods updated and full widget and mod pack uploaded. See posts 2 and 3 for details and downloads.
 
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so do i just copy the contents of the zip into the fireslaves theme folder
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in regarding your email mod, where do i install the image folder, within the wp7mail folder, or within the setup folder ...
 
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Unhappy How To install??

No install instructions. (Noobs)
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No install instructions. (Noobs)
He seems to have formated it for just extract and dump.... Pretty easy over all

Extract the files in a folder on your harddrive.

Connect your phone to PC

Open Windows explorer

Browse your deivce to

Program files\Throttlelauncher\Setups\Windowsphone7_2\

Copy the files/folders that you extracted right into that folder.

When asked, select overwrite and merge folders.

Restart throttle launcher on your phone to see the changes

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