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Saving Helix Layout

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by LuN3yDaV3, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. LuN3yDaV3
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    Is it possible to save your helix screen layout (location of widgets and icons)? So say you wipe data, but you have a helix config file saved to the sdcard. Once you're back up and running with a new ROM, you run an app or script to load your helix layout. Other possibility is to have multiple layout themes. Any ideas?
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    My only idea is backing up helix with Titanium backup and then restoring the application with Data, but im not sure if that would work or not. i think i read somewhere that its possible to save your layout with titanium but i cant remember where :(
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    There has to be some kind of config or XML file somewhere. Otherwise how does the Android OS know what and where to put widgets and icons when you get a Helix force close or you reboot the phone?
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    there probably is but i wouldnt know where it is. i know how you feel though about having to redo all of your widgets and icons (i theme all my icons with better cut so i hate it) but sometimes its nice to redo them because you place stuff differently and get a new look on your phone.
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    It appears there is something within the OS that controls this, so it would be a matter of finding the particular XML file and backing that up to the sdcard.

    Declaring Layout | Android Developers
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    Quick question that is semi related, Helix rotates the home screen to landscape. Is there any way to change that behavior? All I care to go into landscape for is web surfing.
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    Nevermind. I found it. Duh!
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    Found a possible idea for this, but when looking at everything I can backup in titanium backup I see (desktop) launcher 2.1 updte 1 now that might backup the deskop for my helix because its the only launcher I have on my droid, so if you wan you could try itout and see if it works =)