Best way to set backgrounds?

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  1. iKN0WaGH0ST

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    I have a wallpaper that I want to use, and the resolution is 1280x720 (that is what I heard I should use if I want to have the background fixed).

    Now, when I try to set it, it still makes me crop it with the built in wallpaper maker, and I am not able to select the whole picture..

    I am using ADW launcher, but I cannot find where the setting is to turn off wallpaper scrolling (although maybe it is selected by default because my wallpapers don't seem to scroll?)

    Is there somewhere I should be setting the wallpaper within ADW?
     
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    Posted on galaxynexusforums.. Someone suggested a 1440x720 background.. I tried it but still couldnt select the whole photo..

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2zfvgwg.png

    I really need some help.

    ADWlauncher ex doesnt seem to have the option of having a fixed background.
     
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    Use Quickpic to add a wallpaper. Always works for me, on selecting the whole photo.
     
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    No dice. It seems like these utilities only crop automatically resize to compensate for the scrolling background. I am only able to crop it so that the picture is pretty much square.
     
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    Hmm, what size are your pictures? The correct resolution should be 1440x1280, but that takes into account the scrolling background though...
     
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    I tried to use that resolution right now (I actually did it earlier today too), and I still can't select the entire photo. Something is off..
     
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    Here's what it looks when I'm adding a background via Quickpic, 1440x1280. That's the entire pic!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Odd =\ So I'm guessing there is not way to select and set a fixed background then? The sides of my pictures are getting cut off.
     
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    You mean cut off into other screens? If so, no because this wallpaper is made to fit all the screens.

    I think what you want is a wallpaper that fills up just the one home screen right? If so, the resolution of just the home screen is 720x1080. You'd have to take a picture you look and crop/resize it to that resolution. But because it's so narrow, you'd lose a lot of the pic.
     
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    Got it! Some user in another thread recommended an app, and it works perfectly.. Unlike all the others I've tried.

    It is compatible with ICS. Works perfectly with no issues.
     
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