ADW Launcher - Folders - Hidden Dock


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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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I have exactly the same problem on my HTC Sensation.

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



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.


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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.