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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dabomb224, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. dabomb224

    dabomb224 Well-Known Member
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    I'm sure that many of you are aware of this, but for those who aren't, you can now have Custom Icons on your Droid X without the use of any special Launchers. The program that allows you to do this is known as Desktop Visualizer. If you have either downloaded any Custom Icon pack, or simply transferred some custom icons over from your Computer, Desktop Visualizer will allow you to choose the Custom icon that you desire, and then choose the Application or task that you want it to replace.

    The really neat thing about this is the ability to create several different sizes of your downloaded Custom Icons. Simply long press on an available space on your home screen and choose from one of 4 different Icon sizes.

    Please note that the "Small SS" size creates a smaller icon than the "Small" size, even though it comes first in the list. Also, be aware that some of your Custom Icons may appear sharper than others when enlarged. I assume that these were created at a higher resolution, or whatever the terminology might be.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. dabomb224

    dabomb224 Well-Known Member
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  4. theydidntnameme

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    i can vouch for this app! its great and ive never had any problems with it! plus its free!

    heres my homescreen the dock buttons from left to right are:

    dialer
    color flashlight
    app drawer (blank icon)
    camera
    browser

    give desktop visualizer a try! on my screen i use the (SS) widget. there is a large version which makes the icon huge, a medium version, the one im using (small ss), and one last one (small), so there is plenty of room for customization

    i couldnt get android sdk to work so i resorted to using my digital camera

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  5. dabomb224

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    Did you use a Launcher app for that custom dock?
     
  6. redifrogger

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    Anyone know how to replace the icon that appears at the top of screen that shows running apps?
     
  7. JubbaTheHutt

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    I believe you have to be rooted in order to do that.
     
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  8. redifrogger

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    Ahh. OK. I don't wanna root until after 2.2. Thanks. Again!
     
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  9. kmdroidx

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    dabomb or anyone else: So I downloaded Desktop Visualizer and the Unity icon pack. I try to select an icon pack in DV and it says "No Icon Pack Installed." What am I doing wrong? Do I need to get Better Cut or whatever it's called, and wouldn't that defeat the purpose of using DV? A little help please...
     
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    1. SLAYER RULES
    2. That is the most metal home screen I've ever seen. Ever.
     

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