Let's see your XOOM Desktop Home / Wallpaper


Last Updated: 2012-12-04 11:16:59
  1. ctxx24

    ctxx24 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    Yea, the battery widget is Minimalistic Text also.

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

    Xoom Wallpaper.jpg
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  3. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    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
    90
    80
    70
    and so forth

    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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  4. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    Do you have to have the paid version for that capability?
  5. jcolt

    jcolt Member


    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
  6. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. jokeefe10

    jokeefe10 Well-Known Member

    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?
  8. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    I downloaded it from here... desktop visualizer - 4shared.com download free

    And then side loaded it using Astro File Manager.
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  9. blackcobra95

    blackcobra95 Member

    Love the home screen. Quick question, is there a way to change all the red to "honeycomb blue"?
  10. z28fun

    z28fun Member

    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.
  11. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    I created them in photoshop, saved them to my picture gallery and then targeted them in DV.
  12. ghoticov

    ghoticov Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. z28fun

    z28fun Member

    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.
  14. Droid Ninja

    Droid Ninja Well-Known Member

    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!!
  15. jcolt

    jcolt Member


    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.
  16. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    Another redneck camera pic, here is my version.

    Attached Files:

  17. jokeefe10

    jokeefe10 Well-Known Member

    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?
  18. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. z28fun

    z28fun Member

    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).
  21. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    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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  22. z28fun

    z28fun Member

    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.
  23. jokeefe10

    jokeefe10 Well-Known Member

    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
  24. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    I chose 12 for my links at the bottom. I made one for Browser, Twitter, Market, and Dolphin HD. I like that Minimalistic thing.
  25. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    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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