At first BIG THANKS TO CO0KIE MASTER its amazing how he has converted a static home tab into a flexible and very customizable home tab. Every time I look a bit into the source files I get impressed what Co0kie has done. Not only the CHT itself, but also the source is free and available for use and enjoyment.
With this development I try to bring some of the advantages of CHTweaks
to CHT1.8.5's friends. So I have started with the analog and flip clock (basic CHTwidget) and CHTtweaks
can change the elements of the analog clock -face & hands- using textures in PNG format
stored in any folder of device or SD. In the standard flip clock can be changed the numbers (always in PNG format
) and add 2 dots between hours and minutes. Also clock background can be changed using textures in PNG format
and set opacity from 1=transparent to 100. Aditionaly has been added some work i the Home Title Bar (transparency). Further development depends on comments and sugestions.
1. Install CHT 1.8.5 (& rest of the components)
2. Install CHTtweaks 1.8.5.beta1.cab, softresset
3. Aditionally I recommend to install JMLMenuSense v1.65
for access to setting menu
4. Access to configuration menu in \start menu\programs
5. Get lots of textures in PNG format here
and everywhere in XDA
HOW IT WORKS?
introduces small modifications in the lua files of Co0kie Home Tab 1.8.5 which makes that some properties of a few elements can be configured in the registry HKCU\Software\HTC\Manila\CHT.Tweaks.XXXX. This changes are compatible with any other widget or standar CHT skin: if there is no CHTtweak registry setting the default texture will be used. CHTtweaks Setting Menu (xml) configure the registry, then this configuration is applied to CHT.
You can use any other language/app (like mortscript) to create your own setting menu. Thanks a lot to JMHL
for make JMLMenuSense
, its so easy to do your own setting menu!!!
Attaching the kitchen. The source with the modified files are in folder \workspace\_lua\. Everybody is free to add features, correct bugs, edit files, delete them, change, sale, mirror, or whatever want to do with them. Use is not compulsory. CHTtweaks1.8.5 works fine in my HD2(WM6.5.x) with CHT1.8.5 installed, but if it does not work in your device I will help as much as I can.
If you want to try the kitchen*, do the changes in the lua files with notepad2 (inlcuded in tools folder) then run _Deploy_to_device_normal_mode.bat
and the files will be recompiled and deployed to your device fro test. Once the changes are done, just run _Generate_files_for_cab.bat
and will get the files ready for the cab in folder \cab\_files_final\
* at first the device must be synchronized with PC and run z_init.bat
only once at the beginning.
**MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHTTWEAKS HERE**
Never forget Co0kie's words specially where is said " ... The source code is freely available. You may modify it as you wish, but I do have a request:
If you're going to post a CHT modification publicly, post only the modified files and not the whole thing, so that the installation procedure is:
1) Install the main CHT cab first.
2) Install your modification.
Alternatively, if you want to use any part of this source code in your own independent manila project, you are free to do so, but please do post a mention that you're using this code and what parts.
That's the only thing I ask. I hope everyone will honour it. Thanks, here's the source, have fun with it."
Thanks again Co0kieMonster
CHTtweaks 1.8.5 includes Typoclock
A reduced version of Typoclock has been added as layout in standard textclock. This reduced typoclock has time, date and alarm icon, and can be configured in CHTtweaks 1.8.5 setting menu (or directly in registry HKLM\Software\HTC\Manila\CHT.Tweaks.XXX). It can be changed:
text font for time and date; color; text sizes; vertical position; horizontal alignment (left, center, right); hide alarm icon; alarm icon position.
To activate Typoclcok on CHT 1.8.5 install CHTtweaks, go to menu > edit home layout > select level > Advanced > show text clock > typoclock; for configuration just go to CHTtweaks setting menu (start menu\programs) > typoclock > set your favorite parameters.
Further development depends on comments and suggestions
[beta2] includes new layout in classic CHT clock for stand alone weather; control over the text font in weather info for home; and lockscreen textures in PNG format