Desktop icons without text

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  1. carcon

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    Anyone know of an app that makes this possible or even just an icon pack but without the text underneath each icon?

    Thanks. :)
     

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  2. chrlswltrs

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    I know with LauncherPro and Helix Launchers there is an option to not show the text, you need a home replacement to do it.
     
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  3. carcon

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    Just had a quick look in the market for LauncherPro but can't seem to find it...

    I'm still running 1.6 on my G1. Is this maybe why?

    Should have mentioned that first post! :)
     
  4. RyanB

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    ADW launcher also does this. I highly recommend checking them out.
     
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  6. drabidea

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    I use Tasker to do mine. But that only works on the Tasker icons.
     
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  7. carcon

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    Decided to give this a go...liking it so far and it's doing what i wanted with a whole load of other options i had not even thought about!

    Thanks for all the replies guys..appreciate it! ;)
     
  8. Frisco

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    In Laucher Pro, menu > preferences > appearance settings > hide icon labels (check box).
     
  9. rtb35

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    I use folder organizer to do that very thing,you can also create folders and change icons with it.

    FolderOrganizer - Android app on AppBrain
     
  10. esthernrob

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    for those of you who prefer or would like to just see how it would look, here is a method that i use to remove the text from under your icons...FYI - this will only remove the text from the desktop, not your app drawer.
    1. obtain Folder Organizer from the market. i am using 3.0.2. i have not upgraded to the latest, this version works just fine for what i want it to do.
    2. it is a good idea to have a written list of the icons you want to change and remove these from your desktop before proceeding, or you can remove and replace each one at a time.
    3. upon opening FO, goto SHORTCUTS
    4. press the + circle at the top, choose APPS
    5. select the app that you want to modify, (remove text) - (ignore "rename" and "icon" on the right)
    6. repeat steps 4 and 5 for all the apps you want to change.
    7. exit FO
    8. long press on your desktop where you want your icon
    9. choose "widget"
    10. choose "Folder Organizer item"
    11. scroll down and choose "Shortcuts"
    12. *IMPORTANT* UNCHECK "SHOW TEXT UNDER ICON"
    13. select your icon
    14. repeat steps 8 thru 13 for each icon
    that's it. i think i got all the steps. i really like the look of my desktop without the text. you might too... :cool:
    let me know if i missed anything or it's not working for you and i'll try to help..
    i'm sure there may be more ways of doing this out there but this one is simple and effective...
     

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