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Bee-Free Replace WM 6.5 Hexagon Honeycomb with list Start menu for QVGA - 31 Aug

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By littld, Senior Member on 5th June 2009, 02:58 PM
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Based on work by JMRRJMRR at this link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=496931

I've managed to do something similar with QVGA and I like it much better than the hexagon grid.

1. To use the original version, copy the contents of StartMenuList.zip to the \Windows folder.

2. To use the easy cab version from witschey, simply copy and run "Single List Start Menu - Titanium.cab" on your device

3. To use drkfngthdragnlrd's modified cpr's (in case you want to experiment), copy the selected files from "Titanium Start Menu.zip." You then have a choice of page scrolling or line scrolling.

4. Another cab is to be found in Post 68, again from drkfngthdragnlrd

5. Another version (cab) from witschey is in Post 83

Backup your exsiting files first!

Screenshots attached.

Update added 23-Jul-09 includes a working selection "halo" round the active icon. I like it. For this one, just copy the contents of StartMenuList2.zip to your \Windows folder and restart.

New update added 31-Aug-09 based on great work from witschey and drkfngthdragnlrd's. Please take a look at post 84 and post 88 for the details.
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5th June 2009, 03:18 PM |#2  
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Looks great.. way more functional than the hexagon menu too.
5th June 2009, 11:29 PM |#3  
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Looks great.. way more functional than the hexagon menu too.

Really??I only see 6 icons,with honeycomb i would at least have 9 icons 12 with the 4 row update...

Nice work looks good,it would be great if you could add 2 columns side by side,instead of 6 icons you would have 12 and it would still be very finger friendly.

Edit:icons names would be below icons in a smaller font size.
6th June 2009, 12:02 AM |#4  
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Really??I only see 6 icons,with honeycomb i would at least have 9 icons 12 with the 4 row update...

Nice work looks good,it would be great if you could add 2 columns side by side,instead of 6 icons you would have 12 and it would still be very finger friendly.

Edit:icons names would be below icons in a smaller font size.

You can do that but because it forces a hexagon arrangement the second item in the row would appear below and to the right of the first.

I agree that you get more icons with the hexagon - it's just I find it hard to look up or down hexagons having got so used to columns and rows. The hexagon just looks untidy to me and this seems to be the only way to get some order.

An option could be to reduce the height of the rows and have, say 12 rows instead of 6. I like this as it is, though, especially as I can put icons in logical groups like media, games etc and it's very finger-friendly.

Thanks for the feedback
6th June 2009, 10:20 AM |#5  
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I agree that you get more icons with the hexagon - it's just I find it hard to look up or down hexagons having got so used to columns and rows. The hexagon just looks untidy to me and this seems to be the only way to get some order.

Our eyes are trained to scan horizontally or vertically but not diagonally.
The honeycomb structure is indeed the most finger friendly one, but it's not user frinedly as it does look messy and unstructured.

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6th June 2009, 01:08 PM |#7  
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May I ask for VGA version of it? If there is one and I probably missed it than I am sorry.
6th June 2009, 01:18 PM |#8  
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you may wanna concider doing wvga also, people in blackstone forum would be happy if i knew how id do it myself
6th June 2009, 06:25 PM |#9  
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lesscro, could you post your edited .cpr please? that looks great
7th June 2009, 03:58 AM |#10  
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i play a little bit with your cpr...
result :

Exactly what i was talking about...very nice.
7th June 2009, 04:09 AM |#11  
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I like lesscro's version. We need a cab file for that and to put it in the WM6.5 plugins thread.
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