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Gingerbread status bar is butt ugly!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sorka, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. sorka

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    One of the many things about GB that's driving me nuts. The dark blue status bar makes it nearly impossible to see the new but even smaller than before status icons. They just disappear into the status bar. When I'm driving and it's bright out, I can't see anything.

    Anyone know if there's anyway to change it back?
     

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    completely disagree...

    but....

    being rooted and installing a custom Rom or theme is what you need to do if you want to change it...
     
  3. sorka

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    Which do you disagree with? My opinion that it's not attractive or the *fact* that it makes the icons *extremely* difficult to see?

    There is no root for Gingerbread unless I install a pre-rooted rom which is in my near future as I'll need to get back my wireless tether.
     
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    i disagree with both lol...i think its one of the more attractive skins out there...anddd i have no trouble seeing the icons...

    so i completely disagree

    i completely understand the rooting process for Gingerbread...ive been running it rooted for months...i was simply telling you the only way to achieve your goal...

    and actually if you;re already on GB without root you can add another step to the process...

    SBF back to Froyo>>root Froyo>>>install pre-rooted GB>>install a rom/theme

    good luck getting it working on GB...its pretty much blocked...which is a good thing...there are tethering plans if tethering is a necessity
     
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    The only icon I have trouble seeing is the beautiful widgets weather temperature.

    I also disagree with the term "butt ugly", since that would be determined by whose butt you're referring to.
     
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    Also technically that isn't really the "GB" status bar. That is the new Blur status bar.

    the vanilla GB status bar is black.

    also i disagree with both your statements. I love the Blue and wish for the love of Coors Light that someone would make a working stock theme for me to put over CM7....
     
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    I'm not seeing this either, I really enjoy the new blur on this .596 build of gb. Colors, icons etc all look very crisp and clear?
     
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    I disagree with all of you that prefer the dark blue status bar and the overall color scheme of stock GB for the DX.........it's one of the most horrible setups I've seen........I can stand the darker blues, but not the light blues and the white backgrounds with black text............"butt ugly" (who ever has an ugly butt, that's who I'm referencing here :p).

    Of course this is my opinion, everyone has their own and that's fine too :D
     
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    Vanilla android is black through out lol
     
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    I'm told I have a cute butt.. so that discredits one statement of yours.

    I could see the icons just fine before, and I still could after changing the LCD density from 240 to 180.. so that discredits your "fact".
     
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    I like it better than white and my wife has an excellent butt
     
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    Any screen captures of it?
     
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    My 40 year old wife butt
     

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    Nice UI
     
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    I like the GB status bar way better, especially since I have a blue/black theme going on. Had to keep the status bar hidden before GB.
     

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