Notification bar opaque with LauncherPro?

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  1. benhar

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    Smoked Glass Notification bar opaque with LauncherPro?

    I was about to ask why my Smoked Glass notification bar is not transparent, but then realized it is being caused by LauncherPro Beta. Anyone else noticed this? ​

     
    #1 benhar, May 19, 2010
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    Ben,

    I was running BBV1 with smoked glass theme. I then MM a few things including the main notification bar (not pull down status) to completely clear. I installed Launcher Pro Beta yesterday, and my notification bar is still transparent, so LPB did not foul mine.

    Craig
     
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    Craig,

    Interesting to hear that. I've noticed that my bar has transparency when I switch to the home launcher, but opaque again when I go back to LauncherPro. Maybe I need to do a little research on MetaMorph to figure out how to get transparency that way.
     
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    Ben,

    As you implied that you do not use MM, then I am assuming you got the smoked glass with Pete's update file. As I MM'd my clear bar, that's gotta be the difference. You might just try reflashing the Smoke theme with Launcher Pro now on your system, and that might work.

    If you get into trying to MM things, be sure to pull the Launcher Pro apk from your phone, and explore it on your computer, to see what is in the res-drawable folder. This will let you know whether the program does indeed replace the status bar. I will be doing this to tear into ap drawer images. I really like a totally transparent app drawer, not the opaque black that comes with most launchers.

    Craig
     
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    Mine is coming up opaque as well. I've also noticed that the Google search widget comes up as the default color instead of the custom smoked glass one. Strange, the search widget should be smoked glass since the entire .apk is themed.
     
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    My Dark Edge bar is opaque also, but transparent on other launchers.
     
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    LauncherPro also causes weird transparency with weather widgets and what not on mine. I got really crappy battery life after installing LauncherPro so I removed it for the time being to see if the life improves again. It's a shame because it's easily the best launcher I've used thus far.
     
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    Now that I think about it, my google search widget wasn't glass either. I re-flashed Adamz/Pete's smokedglass theme, but the bar is still opaque.

    I hope launcherPro isn't causing the bad battery life; I'm loving this launcher, and although I can live without the transparent bar, poor battery would be a dealbreaker.
     
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    My Google Search widget is only black with the stock Home launcher. Helix and LauncherPro both draw it in white.

    As for the notification bar, I think it's because LauncherPro positions wallpapers differently. The bar is definitely transparent on my lock screen, but when I unlock the phone, I noticed the wallpaper jumps downward 15-20 pixels or so. My guess is it jumped out from underneath the notification bar, giving the illusion of an opaque bar.
     
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    My battery life is the same as it was before and my Beautiful Widgets looks great. The only issue I have is the opaque notifications bar. Which is fine.
    The search widget skin is saved in the launcher.apk I believe. I could be wrong but If I'm right then you'd have to have Adam or someone crack open LauncherPro and skin it in there.
     
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    Weather and Toggle Widget half works with transparency. If the weather outside is cloudy, there is a faint outline around the cloud. If there is a sun, you can see a line around the sun. The actual background is transparent but the items within it are sloppy.

    LP also shows up in my battery usage screen consistently and I've never seen any other launcher do that, and it also caused the weather and toggle widget to show up too which it never did before I used LP.
     
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    I think you hit the nail on the head. I too see the wallpaper move down slightly when the phone is unlocked. Also, I notice that when I open/close things like messaging, as the animation moves past the bar, it appears it does have transparency. I guess this is something only the developer can fix? I left a note on his comments page. Looks like he is listening to feedback and cranking out updates as he is able.
     
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