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Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by jamescroberts, Dec 7, 2009.

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    is it possible do download/change/use a non-default set of icons without using a desktop replacement tool like aHome or dxTop? I like the default 3-desktop setup because I use folders to organize my icons - I'd rather tap twice to get to an app than have to swipe and tap to get to another screen - but I'd like to replace the folder icons with something a little more custom. Any suggestions?
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    2 Things:

    Try Pandahome. You change every single icon see below

    If you don't want to use that then you can try Bettercut it allows you change icons, but I don't think they look good when changed...

    [​IMG]
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    If you change an icon with bettercut it looks great, but I guess that all depends on the quality of your images. I've used some of my mac icons to replace the icons on my droid and they look fantastic!

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    well.. they are off set when you change them. At least they did using my personal icons and dl'd third party icons. Maybe it just depends on the size.
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    They are offset when you use icons that are the wrong size. I used icons of size 128x128 and they came out perfect. Look at the ebuddy and browser icons I have in the above pic. Those are icons from my mac I converted to png and set as custom icons on the droid.
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    which clock and weather widget is that? that's what i've been looking for
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    The clock/weather widget is the non-free version of the weather widgets. at $1.50 I would say it's worth it, but that's me. You can find it by searching for "weather donate" in the market.

    Thank you for the suggestions - I didn't know about pandahome or bettercut. I guess my original question was really more in the spirit of avoiding all desktop replacements - even though none are expensive i was hoping for a free solution that i could get at through the phone's existing system.
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    Pandahome is free as are the icons you can download, Bettercut is not free however.
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    False. I am not using weather donate, though I have it. The weather/clock widget on my screen shot is beautiful widgets.
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    How's the graphic quality (pixelation) for bettercut? I tried panda, but the graphic quality wasn't good.
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    Just bought bettercut. It's sweet! Is there a way to change folders to a different icon?
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    Do you mean...How is the graphic quality of the changed icons? If so, look at the image above and see for yourself. The duck (adium) and firefox icons are from using bettercut.
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    Proper Size

    What is the proper size of the icons to ensure they are not cropped when you select the new icons with better cut?
    I downloaded the BUUF icon pack but when I select an icon in better cut it crops the original down and doesn't show the whole piece.
    So does anyone know what size I should resize all the icons to make them look correct?
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    Try 128x128

    Not to be rude, but do people actually read the thread before posting questions? This thread is only 1.5 pages long and already I've had to answer 2 questions that I already answered in this same thread.
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    What are you using to get those white shortcuts at the bottom?
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    Home++ (desktop replacement)
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    Somehow my old age blurs the vision!
    So sorry I missed the dimensions in the first post.
    Thank you for following up with the answer however.
    I will see what I can do to get better cut to make them match up nice nice with Home++ cause I too am using that now as my desktop replacement along with the beautiful widget line for weather / date and picture frame ability for my screen.
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    is there anyone that makes custom message and direct dial icons? I have a few pictures that i could send.. i am not rooted and i use launcher pro but i wonuld not be opposed to switching launchers
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    Maybe i could help?
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    what kind of layout is that in the picture? I want that :p I home you know what I mean, THE APP tab at the bottom and the page dots and stuff
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