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ADW Launcher - Folders - Hidden Dock

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by JaSauders, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. JaSauders

    JaSauders Well-Known Member
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    "Folders" have become a necessity to me. Knowing that folders exist (and the fact they are not a widget, and therefore, dockable) makes me love them that much more.

    On Go Launcher EX, which has a scrolling side to side dock, it's easy to do this. On one dock, I have all of my main stuff. Phone, Handcent, App Drawer, and the other 2 are Folders for "Office" related (email, calculator, calendar, docs) and the other is "Internet" related - basically anything requiring internet access, from Gas Buddy to Opera to Ebay.

    On the other dock, it's just 4 folders (with an app drawer launcher) that do the same thing.

    That said, the above is easily adaptable to ADW, it's just a matter of rebuilding my folders and dropping them in place. That way as I tinker with other docks, I at least have things set up very similarly to where I like.

    But ahh, here's where I got caught up. It seems as if my folders (when I drag them to the ADW dock) automatically change from the icon I assigned them to a blank tan colored folder. That said, all of my folders look the same.

    Is there a way to get around this?

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  2. Bob253

    Bob253 Well-Known Member

    I have exactly the same problem on my HTC Sensation.

    I have searched and asked for help on various forums to no avail.

  3. kaotikone

    kaotikone Newbie

    I just tested this and had no issues seeing different icons instead of the plain folder. I created two new folders, added apps, switched icons and dragged each of them to the dock. Both showed the custom icon and smaller app icons below that.
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    OP, you could always try using Folder Organizer (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.abcOrganizer&hl=en) to see if that nets you a different result when docking the folder. This app does allow custom icons, so maybe ADW will recognize that over whatever it's defaulting to

    EDIT: There's also a lite version of the app
  5. Bob253

    Bob253 Well-Known Member

    Posted by someone who helped me out in another thread

    regarding the monochromatic icons in the dock:

    Go into ADWSettings>UI Settings>Main Dock>Advanced Settings and uncheck Dock Icons Tint. Then you can have normal icons in the dock.

    Worked a treat for me.
  6. Pandroids

    Pandroids Lurker

    im looking for a hidden dock with an arrow tab

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