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Root "HOW TO"change notification bar color in kaosV30

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  1. Joe Eris

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    So heres how to change the color of that distracting white notification bar in Kaos froyo V30. Not sure if this is common knowlege but I'll post it anyway. settings> cyanogenMod settings> user interface> status bar (to change color of the clock and add battery % inside battery indicator) >back> Notifications colors> check Custom notification bar> bar color> REBOOT & there ya go :D I know for sure it works in Kaosfroyo v30 & i'm pretty sure it works in all the kaos froyo versions
     

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    Funny, I strongly prefer the white, and hate the black on the Sense based ROMs.
     
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    so do i. i hate it with a passion. that's a HUGE deciding factor when it comes to picking a ROM
     
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    Not even this kind of black?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sweet was wondering if you could do this. Will say after a bit the white is growing on me though.
     
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    Its not just black or white, you can chose any color
     
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    Dude where'd you get THAT bar, that ones sick! I want it
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive

    Sadly the themer has gotten run off by impatient idiotic users, and he has now joined the D1 side. Though V.05 is pretty much primed and polished, and just plain rocks :D (I really love the animated circle battery the most)
     
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    I think it's a great feature to have in a ROM, adding to the whole idea of rooting being about more configuration, personal tweaking, etc.

    Having said that, I prefer to have the notification bar vanish, using that choice in LP. ;) Transparent clock and retro date on the home screen, "notifications" in the menu when needed, etc, make for a cleaner home screen.

    It appears that menu path to changing the color was not in earlier versions of Kaos (or Tazz?). That was a great move by the dev to come up with that.
     
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    That looks fantastic, duffman.

    I'm wondering why you need two clocks on the home screen, though (you can get rid of the notification bar clock).
     
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    Actually it's usually hidden, I have a swipe up gesture set through LP to reveal it whenever I need it(I like to see the time when using apps and such). It's shown in the pic to show off so to say :D
     
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    I like the battery widget that you have on your home screen, which one is it? Also how did you hide the little battery in the notification bar?
     
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    Ahh. .. I see.. great setup.. one of the best I've seen.

    Mine remains simplistic, clean... etc..


    [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone know how to change the date color to white in the notifications bar once using the black bar?
     
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    Menu > Settings > CyanogenMod > User Interface > Date and Provider > Date Color.
     
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    I'm sure that you like it, but to me that's worse the the standard HTC black. That I can deal with, though I prefer the vanilla Android white. Yours would drive me nuts.

    To each his own, though. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
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    Yay! Now my status bar matches my wallpaper :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Frisco, very cool. I like your minimalist look. How did you get dark Launcher Pro Icons and the tray? Also, how was your run on Kaos?

    This thread is turning into the "show your layout" thread. :)
     
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    I got the donate version which lets you d/l and apply different skins. When I was looking through the different battery widgets on the market (There are ALOT of them, no relation to the Alot monster), I wanted something simplistic and allowed for custom skins. This was the best I could find that was almost free, and to me it's worth it. I'd say there are about 20-30 skins available (maybe more since I last checked) and I haven't gotten into making my own yet.

    Edit- also the circle you see in my task bar is the battery lol

     
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    Those are not LP icons; they're "cc mono icons," extracted from a set. They are posted in many icon collection sites..

    cc icons, free icons in Wireframe Mono

    If you google "cc mono icon set" you'll find hundreds of them, black and white versions and in three sizes: 16, 32 and 48.

    As it happens, I've got Kaos v30 back on because I wanted to fool around with some of the 2.2 apps I've been reading about at XDA.

    I like it very much, my only gripe is battery life, which is quite nice on xtrROM 3.0.3.. I'll have to dink around with settings, etc.

    I posted my Kaos home screen in that "let's see your ui layout" thread a bit ago.
     
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    Thanks for the tip and the link Frisco! I'm actually moving to kaos v30 right now to try it out.
     
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    You're welcome. Here they are on my Kaos v30:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Do you know of a way to get the circle battery icon by itself? I'm not a big fan of the other icons in the notification bar (3g, signal, gps, etc)... but I really like the battery icon.
     
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    Anyone notice that there is no headphone/headset indicator on the bar... is this a KF thing or a Froyo thing?
     

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