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  1. Stralis

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    Hi all, new to touch screens etc.. loving my new Sony! But the one thing i don't like is when choosing a picture for my home screen, it only allows me to select a portion of it? My old Sony Ericsson Elm i have i've always been able to use the whole picture?

    Can anyone explain how to display the full image rather then just say a head of a dragon, when i want the whole creature!

    Many thanks,

    Stralis.

    p.s Quite handy in photoshop so altering/resizing images isn't a problem :)
     

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    Grab from the orange edges and expand the area. For best photos look for ones that are as big or bigger than 3600x1280 (five times wider than the display resolution)
     
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    Oh i know about the orange box, but i want it to select the whole image not just say the top part. It's strange, i can view the picture in full taking up the screen in gallery mode, yet it won't do it for the background home screen.

    Example of one i have is 400 wide x 1183 high.

    Just finding it rather annoying, as with non touch screen it was never a problem :(
     
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    I might now be understanding you wrong but you know you can touch the edges of that box and arrows pop up and you can expand the area? Because you have 5 home screens the area will be square. I honestly don't know if you can set the picture to stick and just the widgets pan when changing home screens but somehow I don't think you mean that.?
     
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    look at an app called Dodol or something like that.
    You can set a picture as the full wallpaper without scrolling.
     
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    That's the job! Many thanks :cool:
     
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    Any time.
     
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    I have installed the free version of dodol which seems to be a good app but would be better if I could fix the two problems I am having.

    When I select one portrait photo to have on my homescreen so that the picture does not move when I swipe to a different screen, I still get the orange box to crop a photo that I have taken with my phone's camera. A previous post said you don't have to do that with dodol, am I therefore doing something wrong?

    And secondly, when I try to use stitch wallpaper, once I have chosen the five photo's I want to use and save the wallpaper, when I go to my homescreen I have one picture stretched across the five screens and the picture is not even a picture that I have on my phone so no idea where it's coming from. Is anyone else having problems with stitch wallpaper.
     
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    I used the app the on my Desire, it seemed on. Not tried it on this phone.
     

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