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    Hi all. I've been lurking the site for a few days and I can tell I'm stepping into more than I thought with this phone. It's gonna become an obsession I can see.

    Does anyone mind pointing me in the right direction to learn all about personalizing my home screen? I've been trying on my own but with no luck. I'm not understanding 70% of the terminology.

    Thank you!!! :heart:
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    I'm sure you probably know you can add/remove widgets from the home screen.
    But if you don't, then long press an empty spot on the screen and the list will come up.
    You can get home replacements from the market such as LauncherPro and ADW.launcher. There are others too, but those are the most popular.
    You can root your phone to customize it even more, though if you don't know what rooting is, I would recommend reading up on it before you do it.
    Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, Just ask.


    Edit- I see you have a global so I wouldn't recommend flashing roms yet because theres no sbf.
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    Thanks, TB. The widgets and stuff im semi familiar with. Rooting I have nooooo idea about. Right now im just trying to figure out how to change my skin and icons.

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    Go with a home replacement then until your more familiar with rooting. there are TONS out there. I'll try and find guides for some of them for you. One sec
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    Thanks! I was gonna dl launcherpro icon n docks. I wanna delete some home screens and change my icons. I just don't know what goes w what. There's SO much.

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    This is exactly what I needed. Lets see how this goes. I'll zone into it when I get home later. Thank you!

    And my Droid thanks you...

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    No problem, glad I could help :)
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    Welcome, welcome, welcome :D
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    :-D

    Thanks for that link I'll take a look. I dl'd the LP and I dig the 3 home screen look.

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    I like this much better. I have only 3 screens which is enough for me and then the bottom thing (what's that called?) that slides too. I set all my apps and stuff where I want them next is to conquer the changing of icons.......
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    Dock! The dock. I'm gettin it... lol
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    Lol. There ya go!
    You can change the icons to whatever you want, even a regular picture of something you took. Long press the shortcut in the dock and a list of options will come up. Hit change icons-> custom icon.
    If you go to the site i posted from the phone's browser and save the icons, you will be able to change them later from the options i gave you. you dont have to use those icons though. you can use what ever you want. If you put a shortcut on your home screen it lets you pick the name and the icon.
    If you wanted to, you could change your dock too.
    Preferences-> Appearance Settings-> Dock Background
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    Yessss. I knew this was gonna be "easier" then it seemed once I knew wtf I was doing here. I've already changed the dock icons, even set up my rows and columns to add more on the screens. I went into the preferences and messed with all that stuff. I wanted to get the foundation set before I started doin the fun stuff. I'm just having a problem finding icons I like. I looked thru so many. I like the text icons and the little robot holding the icons and I can't find either of them (suggestions?). Also, I want to change the clock and date widget that shows when my phone's locked...?
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    The plain text icons that use words instead of pics? I have those so I'll post up the file and the link to the different colors.

    And which date and time widget?
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    Usually when the phone is locked the screen is blank lol. Or its on the lockscreen
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    When my screens lock, when I press the button the the top to lock it, the big clock that shows, with the date under, and then under that is my alarm. I want to change all that too but how do I access that when the screen's locked, I can't long hold it.
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    Theres the text icons
    As for the lock screen, you would use an app like widgetlocker to achieve that, because you cant do it on the stock one.
    I use widget locker, and you can change the lock slider to whatever, and add any widgets you want to the lock screen. Its not free, but i think its well worth the price for the customization options