Theming all desktop shortcuts

droijo

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I want to change all icon shortcuts on the desktops.

-apps
-bookmarks
-direct dials

Is this possible with bettercut? As for as I know, that's the only app I've came across that may offer features to do this? Or is there another way to do this?

If bettercut is able to do this, how does it do this? Is it by creating icon/jpeg images and using it? I want to create a whole list of icons for the apps/bookmarks/direct dials I use on my desktop shortcut.

Thanks. Please ask me to clarify if you're not sure what I'm talking about.
 

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Yes bettercut will do this.... create a folder on your sdcard like /icons

then use better cut to edit and then pic the correct icon in the folder /icons that you either created or copied in there.
 
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Yes bettercut will do this.... create a folder on your sdcard like /icons

then use better cut to edit and then pic the correct icon in the folder /icons that you either created or copied in there.

So bettercut is it's own editing app? Can I use something like photoshop to create the icons and move it to /icons, then have bettercut use them?

That's basically my goal. ;) Oh, and what format does bettercut require and the max size dimensions and can I use transparency png files?
 

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Yes you need to make then .png files... and yes they can be transparent also... for the max file size... just pull one of the normal ones.. and use that size.
 
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Thanks for the quick replies. Where are the stock icons located?

Lastly, what if I wanted to go a step further and actually customize the actual icon so that it'll show up in the app drawer and launcher dock, is this achievable with bettercut?
 

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Lastly, what if I wanted to go a step further and actually customize the actual icon so that it'll show up in the app drawer and launcher dock, is this achievable with bettercut?

Unfortunately, you can't do this with Bettercut. You'd have to pull the .apk off your phone, modify it and then push it back via ADB. I've tried to do this, but never was successful, it was apparently beyond my technical know-how.
 
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I've just got the app and it says that I need to have open home? I've tried creating a new shortcut and I couldn't even change the picture either on a direct dial to test.. bad start.

Is there any other apps that can do this?
 

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I've just got the app and it says that I need to have open home? I've tried creating a new shortcut and I couldn't even change the picture either on a direct dial to test.. bad start.

Is there any other apps that can do this?

FolderOrganizer
 
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droijo

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Thanks for the replies and recommendation. Took a dove into the app and here's my shot at customizing. Thanks to original author who made it and to the member that ported it to BB.

NexTang
+ edited and added increments in battery
+ custom nexTang icons for other apps
+ wallapper
+ adw launcher

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droijo

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No that is Jorte. Thanks, I have two more screens I need to customize.
 

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Thanks. I've been using Pure calendar grid and agenda for a while but, from the looks of it, Jorte may satisfy my calendar needs in one widget instead of two. Heh, I don't know why I never tried it before, since it's free.
 
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No problem.

Can anyone tell me how to or show me how to edit the stock twitter app and pandora? I've tried pulling the apk, unpacking it, editing the images, then repacking it; but most of the time I get an install failed.
 

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Are you using 7-zip? I'm not sure about others but 7-zip doesn't break the signature or whatever. Maybe that's what's causing it to fail.
 
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