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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bramkaandorp, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. bramkaandorp

    bramkaandorp Well-Known Member
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    After mucking around with the dimensions of my wallpaper, as well as trying applying a new wallpaper in landscape mode as well as portrait mode, I just can't get my wallpaper to fully cover the screen without getting black bars at the bottom and/or the right.

    These bars are not the nav bar and notification bar, they are just above them, so a border between the wallpaper and the nav bar.

    I've tried the resolution 1440x1280 (which didn't work) and then 1600x1280, based on some article mentioning that a wallpaper should be 1x height and 2x width for a phone (so I figured that would be portrait mode in a tablet). That also didn't help.

    I'm using Quickpic to select the wallpaper to circumvent the Samsung cropping "feature".

    I also don't move the wallpaper before applying it, to let the app do all the work, and leave user error out of the equation as much as possible.

    This really bothers me, because on my phone, (s3 mini) this is a non issue.

    Has someone already solved this? I can't find it, and trust me, I've tried.


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  2. bramkaandorp

    bramkaandorp Well-Known Member
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  4. Bosbouer

    Bosbouer Android Enthusiast

    Why not try the original TouchWiz to sort out the wallpaper.

    I'd used the Google now launcher with the Omnirom 4.4.4 and cannot remember any issues with this setting.
  5. bramkaandorp

    bramkaandorp Well-Known Member
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    Your suggestion did fix it, but sadly the process forces me to crop the wallpaper to a square (because Touchwiz doesn't allow scrolling).

    But still, it works, so thanks.

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