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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Michali, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Michali

    Michali Lurker
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    I am new to Android ( really an Apple addict) but love my new Samsung Ace 2. I have found it very easy to set up except for one thing...so far! I know how to change my backgrounds, both lock screen and home screen, but whatever I do, the background to the Gallery is a very blurred photo, probably one of my own photos. I am not even sure how i git it there in the first place! Even if I change lock or home screen photos the background in the Gallery cannot be changed. It is annoying me! Any ideas please?
     


  2. j800r

    j800r Well-Known Member

    That doesn't make sense. Are you sure you don't just have a blurred photo selected? :s

    The stock gallery app itself doesn't have a background and just displays thumbnails. Are you confusing the gallery app with something else? :s
     
  3. Michali

    Michali Lurker
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    Thanks for replying. This is weird! I am definitely in the native Gallery app. What I realize I am seeing is a background blurred version of the thumbnails. So as I swipe thumbnails, the blurred picture changes. When I open the image, all is fine, just when I am in the thumbnail mode!
     
  4. j800r

    j800r Well-Known Member

    Something doesn't sound right there. If you're phone's still pretty new and you've not rooted or flashed custom firmware then i'd suggest taking it in to get looked at. Beyond that I can't offer any more advice as it's never happened to me.
     
  5. Michali

    Michali Lurker
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    Thanks, I may have to do that. Having googled the problem, I found a similar post but the person never got an answer! I have not rooted the phone.
     
  6. Michali

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    Grrrrr! I decided to do a hard reset to factory settings, took out the card and reset. Had, of course, to input all accounts passwords etc and guess what, open Gallery and the blurred background is still there! I give up!
     
  7. Smokey Mc Pot

    Smokey Mc Pot Android Enthusiast

    ... In Ginger Bread 2.3.6 the gallery background is a "reflection effect" of the pictures thumbnails... there is nothing wrong with it.
    You only see it blurred because the purpose is to show "colour contrasts" and not the actual pictures as a background.
    I just can't understand the why is it bothering you so much ?
    You can press the thumbnail and see the picture without any blurring.

    ... in contrast the gallery in JB is plain and boring.

    Hope this reply is enough to satisfy your frustration.
     
  8. Michali

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    Thank you! It will not bother me so much if I know it is normal! I guess once I upgrade to JB, it will go away and I will be happier!
     
  9. j800r

    j800r Well-Known Member

    Ahh, ya. I've been on JB so long I forget some people are still on GB.
     
  10. Michali

    Michali Lurker
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    Goodness knows when JB will come my way!
     

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