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Old February 25th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Show off your Xoom Home screens :)

I am editing this first post of this thread as I can see that it could become very popular. Over in the Incredible "show your home screen" it got to the point were the posts became somewhat hard to follow with all the "how did you do that or what app is that etc. So please follow these guidelines as it will only help develope this thread into a nice clean info machine.

Here's a few guidelines for posting to make things a little simpler for those inquiring about what they're looking at and how to find it:

---If you use Appbrain, please include a link. If not, list the widgets and apps that you're showing.
---If you need to quote an image, make sure you're only quoting the ONE image you are asking
about. Just delete the other images.
---If you can provide a link to any wallpapers.
---If you have apps/widgets that aren't readily available (BUT NOT PAID
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My Ghetto way of taking a home screen shot, Lets see what ya got.

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already have root on xoom?!?! cool. look forward to some custom roms
Also to the OP, Why do you have bookmarks on your desktop instead of a bookmark widget?
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I guess im old school, Need to have that quick link right there i guess.
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My favorite by far. Just made it my avatar on AF.

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Here's another pretty nice one.

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switching between these two at the moment
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Looks like Honeycomb took out my favorite live wallpaper - Water with floating autumn leaves. You can see it in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEsZXHS7J0I

I wish that wallpaper was its own downloadable app.
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I was steered to this website yesterday for good walls. Pretty nice.

www.wallbase.net
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Do a market search for Honeycomb Wall live walpaper. Very nice.
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What's the best way to set the wallpaper? Every time I try it it,
makes me crop the pic down and it looks like garbage. Any tips?
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Do a market search for Honeycomb Wall live walpaper. Very nice.
HC LWP just glitches out on my Xoom.
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Question Best source for Xoom wallpapers?

I've seen screenshots of different people's Xooms, and I couldn't help but notice that so many people have found some really cool wallpapers. Would anyone like to share what your sources are for these wallpapers? I typically use the Backgrounds app for nice wallpapers on my N1, but obviously we need much larger higher-res wallpapers for the Xoom.

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Where did you get them? I'm really looking hard to find a good wallpaper app that provides nice HD wallpapers for the Xoom. One person on another forum said that HD Wallpapers (from the Market) works, but that app does not work on the Xoom for me.
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Where did you get them? I'm really looking hard to find a good wallpaper app that provides nice HD wallpapers for the Xoom. One person on another forum said that HD Wallpapers (from the Market) works, but that app does not work on the Xoom for me.
Just like with windows I simply googled HD wallpaper, originally I was looking for 1200x800 wallpaper but the xoom makes you crop it. Actually Bing is far better to use when searching for images, easier to scroll through the image results and it finds better wallpaper.
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HD wallpaper app from the market works fine for me.
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Which one are you using, downloaded "HD Wallapapers" and it force closes.
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I can only get HD Wallpaper to work in portrait mode. If I try and run it in landscape, it shuts down and throws me back out to the main app screen.
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I found a couple places for them.
wicked wallpaper
Then found this site.
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Default Droid Incredible wallpapers

Hi everyone! I'm new here and wanted to share some abstract Droid Incredible backgrounds I made. I hope you like them. Feel free to share at will!


Droid Backgrounds by LucasMonster on deviantART
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Thumbs up Let's see your XOOM Desktop Home / Wallpaper

Here is mine... been working on it for about 5 days.

Here is the Main Screen:



And when I click on the "GAMES" widget/icon, it looks like this:



I got my wallpaper from Submicron's site (which is AMAZING!). It is located here... submicron on deviantART Scroll through, there are some great wallpapers.

I am also using Minimalistic Text, APs Organizer and Desktop Visualizer (to create the icons/widgets on the main screen.

Still can't figure out why the time on my Minimalistic Widget is different than my system time. Sometimes it will line up but then it doesn't seem to want to update as the time changes. It worked when I first made it but now seems to constantly be off.
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Nice. DO you have to root to get the changes you have?
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No, no root needed.
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What clock widget and date widget is that?
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I tweaked mine a little... made the top left widget a little larger and added in the weather condition. I think I am finally done. lol Here it is:



EDIT: To add what it looks like when I click on the GAMES icon/widget:

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Whats the chance I could get a copy of your Wallpaper? I downloaded the original but I really like the Xoom Moto logo you have. I assume you created that right on the wallpaper?

Edit: Nice battery widget as well, is that minimalistic text as well?
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trying to figure out how you get the battery up n down i cant seem to do it...and i dont see day of the week at all? must be in the custom looks confusing lol
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Whats the chance I could get a copy of your Wallpaper? I downloaded the original but I really like the Xoom Moto logo you have. I assume you created that right on the wallpaper?

Edit: Nice battery widget as well, is that minimalistic text as well?
Yea, the battery widget is Minimalistic Text also.

Yes, I created the XOOM logo on the wallpaper. Here ya go:

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trying to figure out how you get the battery up n down i cant seem to do it...and i dont see day of the week at all? must be in the custom looks confusing lol
Yea, Minimalistic Text is confusing at first. Just keep playing with it and you will figure it out. I created all of mine as Custom.

The Batter and Day Widgets have to be stacked on top of each other, like this:

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So when you create it you will use a Vertical Widget (like 1X5) and then created the boxes and stack them in the Custom Area.
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Yea, Minimalistic Text is confusing at first. Just keep playing with it and you will figure it out. I created all of mine as Custom.

The Batter and Day Widgets have to be stacked on top of each other, like this:

100
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So when you create it you will use a Vertical Widget (like 1X5) and then created the boxes and stack them in the Custom Area.
Do you have to have the paid version for that capability?
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Here is mine... been working on it for about 5 days.

Here is the Main Screen:



And when I click on the "GAMES" widget/icon, it looks like this:



I got my wallpaper from Submicron's site (which is AMAZING!). It is located here... submicron on deviantART Scroll through, there are some great wallpapers.

I am also using Minimalistic Text, APs Organ
izer and Desktop Visualizer (to create the icons/widgets on the main screen.

Still can't figure out why the time on my Minimalistic Widget is different than my system time. Sometimes it will line up but then it doesn't seem to want to update as the time changes. It worked when I first made it but now seems to constantly be off.

Nice setup. How do u link the widget to a folder in app organizer? I can link to app organizer but cannot get it to open a specific folder - it just opens the app organizer app. Thanks
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Nice setup. How do u link the widget to a folder in app organizer? I can link to app organizer but cannot get it to open a specific folder - it just opens the app organizer app. Thanks
First, select your Desktop Visualizer widget, I used the 1x1 (not the SS one) and then you link Aps Org to it. You have to create the icons or use the default ones.
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Great home screen.....I have a question, how did you get desktop visualizer on your xoom. I found it in the market using the web but it doesn't allow me to install in on the xoom. Did you pull the apk from your phone?
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Great home screen.....I have a question, how did you get desktop visualizer on your xoom. I found it in the market using the web but it doesn't allow me to install in on the xoom. Did you pull the apk from your phone?
I downloaded it from here... desktop visualizer - 4shared.com download free

And then side loaded it using Astro File Manager.
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Love the home screen. Quick question, is there a way to change all the red to "honeycomb blue"?
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ghoticov: how did you change your games/internet/etc icon's to text? I didn't see that option in the ap organizer and the DV seems to want an icon as well.
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I created them in photoshop, saved them to my picture gallery and then targeted them in DV.
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Love the home screen. Quick question, is there a way to change all the red to "honeycomb blue"?
Not sure if you are talking to me but yes, there is a blue wallpaper that looks like the one I am using and all the text and icons could be changed.
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I created them in photoshop, saved them to my picture gallery and then targeted them in DV.
That's what i thought, just wanted to make sure. Great job and way to think outside the box!

got another one for you. What size did you make your icons and backgroup? I tried 1280x800 but it's still to big.
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ghoticov, you need to change the title of this thread from "Lets see your XOOM Desktop / Wallpaper" to "Tutorial: How to create my awesome desktop"

No need for us to fiddle around and post our hobo desktops... yours wins. We must have it!!
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First, select your Desktop Visualizer widget, I used the 1x1 (not the SS one) and then you link Aps Org to it. You have to create the icons or use the default ones.

Ok thanks - I was trying to link directly from minimalist widget. I now know how you are doing it.

BTW - how you make the icons. I have tried and the come out too small. (I used Paint Shop Pro) Any help on the icon creation would be great.
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thanks for the apk. now me trying to figure out how to get my xoom to remotely look like yours is a completely different story lol
how are you guys creating the battery widget?
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Old March 7th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I downloaded it from here... desktop visualizer - 4shared.com download free

And then side loaded it using Astro File Manager.
What does desktop visualizer do? Is that what you made the screen captures with?

Edit: I used minimalistic text to create my links at the bottom. I went into custom and chose Misc and then dragged the Text box up to the line. Then labeled it and chose accent. Then I changed the color to match the theme, changed and chose to hide the background. The icon grid size was the smallest one they had and then I chose to asign it an application to launch. Now all you see is the text on the screen. It still takes up a 1x1 block but the background is clear.
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thanks for the apk. now me trying to figure out how to get my xoom to remotely look like yours is a completely different story lol
how are you guys creating the battery widget?
It took me awile to figure it out. Choose predefined then choose custom in the list. When you do, custom will be active now from the main menu. Choose custom and hold and drag the three blocks already there down to the trash can. Use the buttons on the right to add more lines and choose battery from the list. Now stack all of the battery boxes from 100 down to 0 on top of each other and then back out. The rest is done from the main menu for text and accent color and font.
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Hey Tech Addiction; how did you get your background to include all of the pic? Mine seems to be at a different resolution so i'm only getting the center (xoom logo does not appear).
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Hey Tech Addiction; how did you get your background to include all of the pic? Mine seems to be at a different resolution so i'm only getting the center (xoom logo does not appear).
Navigate to the picture and open it. Choose set picture as.. and then make sure the box around the pic is dragged all the way up and down to capture the whole pic... it's an Android thing.
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aaahhhh, i wasn't doing the dragging part...strange. Thanks Tech Addiction. Now i just need to figure out the pixel size for the text/icon.
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thanks for the info....i can set it all up in the app but it isn't adding the widget to the homescreen. am i missing something? i added a 1x5 widget, edited it, saved it but nothing happens after that. probably something simple that i'm missing
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aaahhhh, i wasn't doing the dragging part...strange. Thanks Tech Addiction. Now i just need to figure out the pixel size for the text/icon.
I chose 12 for my links at the bottom. I made one for Browser, Twitter, Market, and Dolphin HD. I like that Minimalistic thing.
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thanks for the info....i can set it all up in the app but it isn't adding the widget to the homescreen. am i missing something? i added a 1x5 widget, edited it, saved it but nothing happens after that. probably something simple that i'm missing
Make sure you name it at the top and then save it to that name when done. I did notice that it took a little while to get some to show on the screen. You might try rebooting. Not sure what the issue was. I was fighting it last night before giving up and going to bed. I had two made but couldn't get the others. They finaly stuck this morning.
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