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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by frishmans92, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. frishmans92

    frishmans92 Active Member
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    Hey yall, it seems I'm not alone in this but I want to change how an icon looks.

    I downloaded Handcent SMS. Which I LOVE btw. It makes messaging so much better. However, I want to either change the Icon, or the Text below it. It's smaller and stick out like a sore thumb. And shit the icon down, it's a bit too "high" in comparison to my other icons.

    How can I do this?
     

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  2. brickford5

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    I like 'AnyCut' (the free version) or 'Better Cut' (paid version) gives you control to create a lot of shortcuts, change shortcut names as well as icons. They also have all different kinds of free icon sets...

    Both aps can be downloaded from the Marketplace
     
  3. notredewey

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    I tried anycut, and it does work but instead of shrinking the icon it just cuts it off. Does bettercut shrink the icon down?
     
  4. frishmans92

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    Well, BetterCut worked, but I guess I couldn't find the icon that I wanted...hmm, not too sure what I want to do. Any other ideas?
     
  5. CatsTide

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    have you tried DXtop..the home replacement? you can customize icons with it.
     
  6. frishmans92

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    Alright, I'm using GDE, even bought it, and I do LOVE it. However, I guess call me high maintenance. I just want it to show me my unread messages counter (1,2,3) like UnreadSMS. (However this force closes all the time and the text is a bit below all the others.)

    Can I edit a widget?
     
  7. CatsTide

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    no...just icons. i bought gde also but like dxtop alot better...it's 3 bucks too but has a free trial version.
     
  8. frishmans92

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    Oh, really? Can you make it look like SenseUI? And you can't edit a widget (just the text below the icon of the widget). When it's to small.
     
  9. CatsTide

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    you can't change widgets at all,only icons.
     
  10. frishmans92

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    Oh man, for real? That's disappointing. Haha, is there anyway to make the "Messages" icon direct you to Handcent SMS?

    Or am I just too wishful? Haha
     
  11. CatsTide

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    that is the easiest fix. just set handcent to be your default and when you select messaging it will take you to handcent.
     
  12. crowell392

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    How is this done
     
  13. CatsTide

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    when you have handcent installed and select the messaging app you should be prompted to select which program you want to complete this with...handcent or messaging. check the box at the bottom of the window(use this as default) then select handcent.handcent should now be your default messaging app.
     
  14. crowell392

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    im not getting an option
     
  15. CatsTide

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    go to settings>applications>manage applications>handcent sms>clear defaults

    then go back into messaging and see if you get the option box
     

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