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Old October 13th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default some LauncherPro docks that I have created

just thought I'd upload these for others to use if they want.

just save them to your sdcard in a folder, press menu in launcherpro, go to preferences, appearance settings, dock background, custom, gallery, your folder and set the pic you want as a dock.









I'll post more as I do them.

please ad yours below if you have made any or found a good one.

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just thought I'd upload these for others to use if they want.

just save them to your sdcard in a folder, press menu in launcherpro, go to preferences, appearance settings, dock background, custom, gallery, your folder and set the pic you want as a dock.









I'll post more as I do them.

please ad yours below if you have made any or found a good one.
Mate, i for one will thank you whole heartedly for these, and any others that you post, i have a bit of an OCD when i comes to LPP docks, i have over 50 on my SD card and i change them more often than i change my undies!!

Look forward to you adding more, i will also bump this on an hourly basis so you dont forget....... (jk by the way)

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Old October 15th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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a few more variations on the 2nd one.





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Very nice!

Personally, I've set a transparent png as each of the icons for my docked applications(Phone for the left two, app drawer for the middle and Handcent for the right two), and I think it looks very nice and clean
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Thanks Carsn, I chopped down the original dock you made by my request so I thought I'd send it back your way.

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good idea, thanks.
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and a decking one:

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Some great stuff here! Thanks

One thing I like about the dock backgrounds I have at the moment is there's usually 2 choices for each image - fade to black (as CarsnGadgets above) and fade to white/clear. Fade to clear tends to be favorite with most people as is blends perfectly with any homescreen wallpaper.

I'm working on some of my own and post them here.
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yeah, I created it to go on a black wallpaper, but can do a fade to clear later if you like.

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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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here, a fade to transparent deck as requested, and a new one.



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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm getting the hang of this... :0)
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Old October 20th, 2010, 06:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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wallpaper 960x800

dock 480x84
use with beautiful widgets clock skin: AndroidNaked by 928Droid
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Here's another request, a dock something like this but a little taller.

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do you want it blue-ish like the image or black, and with or without the arrow?

is 84px tall enough?, let me know,

Ill have a go soon and post it here when i'm done.
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Black, yeah 480x84 as usual and you could probalby leave the arrow out, it's blueish because it's transparent, I could probably adjust it myself in gimp. You could also try one in height 69 to see how it turns out.

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same height as the screenshot dock

full 84 pixels high

about as close as I can get I think. They both fade to transparent for use on any background.
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I am just now researching these 3rd party launchers because I love Sense but I am thinking of getting the Fascinate and hate Touch Whiz. So the ability to create your own dock backgrounds is a Launcher Pro Plus feature? Or do most Launchers let you do this? I think it's awesome to be able to create your own icons and widgets, How much can you customize Launcher Pro, as far as creating your own graphics?
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I have only ever used LauncherPro, so I cant comment on the others, but I'm having a lot of fun customising the desire using LP.

Its very easy using LauncherPro and folder organizer to change the look of the phone to suit you.

I cant remember if you need the Plus version to change the dock, I paid for the PLus version almost straight away to get the widget resize feature, before I started changing the docks etc.

Try getting the free version and go to menu/preferences/appearance/dock background/custom, and use a 480x84 pixel .png image from your sdcard.
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The basic LauncherPro lets you change the dock, the Plus version gives you LP widgets and the ability to resize widgets.
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Are there any mail widgets similar to the HTC mail widget? You can shuffle thru emails like sheets of paper without opening the actual email app. That's what I am looking for. Again, I am looking to emulate Sense as much as possible on the Fascinate. I've had an Eris since last Dec. and love the Fascinate hardware-wise. If HTC had a 4" screen phone on Verizon, I would be set. (as long as they can improve on their camera).
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Are there any mail widgets similar to the HTC mail widget? You can shuffle thru emails like sheets of paper without opening the actual email app. That's what I am looking for. Again, I am looking to emulate Sense as much as possible on the Fascinate. I've had an Eris since last Dec. and love the Fascinate hardware-wise. If HTC had a 4" screen phone on Verizon, I would be set. (as long as they can improve on their camera).
Pure Messenger is a good widget for this. You can have your emails (gmail, hotmail, yahoo mail, etc), SMS and phonecalls(missed and received) all showing in the widget. Plus you can pick from a number of different widget sizes to fit your homescreen layout.

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Hey man love the docks - is there any way of recreating the "fade to black" reflective docn on Zeam Launcher? As that is the only thing I liked about Zeam that LP didn't have
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Hey I was wanting to know if anyone could make me a dock backround? I was wanting something along the lines of a tire skid mark.
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Hey I was wanting to know if anyone could make me a dock backround? I was wanting something along the lines of a tire skid mark.
There's a few tyre marks here...

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You know I seems to ask questions just moments to soon. I look give up...ask, refuse to give up then I find. I just now found those moments ago. Thanks a bunch though.
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I have a question, do you know of any free picture editing software like photo shop. I want to create my own backgrounds but don't know how to go about doing.
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