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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mcchriswood, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. adam1985

    adam1985 Member

    If you just want to change the dock icons on LP you dont need any other apps as far as i can see all you need to do is long press the dock icon you want then choose change icon > custom icon and then browse to the icon you want.

    If you want to change icons attached to home screens as shortcuts then you need to use FolderOrganizer or similer
     

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  2. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    Worth mentioning something here about how I used the TallMin icon set, maybe someone knows a better way.

    Using the Market, it's easy to download icon packs and whenever you use an app that allows custom icons (like FolderOrganiser), all the icon packs appear on a list.

    But the TallMin pack was downloaded to my PC and I needed to get it to my SD card, which I did. But the pack wouldn't appear on the icon pack list when I wanted to change something. There was no obvious folder on the SD card (using the phone as disc drive via my PC) so I extracted the icon files and copied them to the Downloads folder on my SD card. The Downloads folder DOES appear on the list of locations to look when I want an app to find new icons, so it works.

    But surely there's a way to get a downloaded icon pack from my PC to SD card so that it is recognised as an icon pack by FolderOrganiser?
     
  3. mcchriswood

    mcchriswood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Guys sorry too bring this back up but ive found a slight bug tonight after downloading WidgetLocker.
    Basically i have my launcher pro settings set so that when im on my home screen and i press the home button it hides the notification bar (for that cleaner look)
    However sometimes (if pressed a few times) it refuses to bring back the notification bar or take it away for up to a couple of minutes.
    Can someone confirm whether this is widgetlocker causing this or if launcher pro in this particular area is just a little laggy and won't perform it extremely quickly when the home button is tapped
    Thanks
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I can't confirm that. Personally I set the Hide status bar action to a swipe gesture on the App drawer icon, leaving the home button to do the other things it does (helicopter view, back to main screen or Recently used apps).
     
  5. spenspuma

    spenspuma Well-Known Member

    Change to launcherpro...go on......GO ONNNNNNN!

    (was that convincing enough?) haha
     
  6. mcchriswood

    mcchriswood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    How can i do this.
    For when i want that smart clean look i love too be able too hide the status bar.
    I could do it with the home button however since installing widgetlocker it seems to be a little buggy
    Have mailed the dev
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Long press the app drawer icon on the dock and choose swipe gesture. Then select show hide status bar. Next time when. You swipe up on the icon instead of pressing, it will show or hide the status bar
     
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  8. mightymax

    mightymax Newbie

    Just want to say thanks for this thread - it convinced me to try out LP once I realised how quick and easy it is to swap between it and Sense. LauncherPro is brilliant!
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    110% agree. Its much nicer. Now I don't even bother using Sense ROMS at all, which has opened up a whole new world to me.
     
  10. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    I found a few widget apps that I can use in LP which replaces the Sense ones, yeah bummer you can't use Sense widgets in other launchers. And LP's built in messaging and calendar widgets are kick butt.
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I prefer to use Jorte Calendar and Pure Messenger widget myself. Not as nice, but more functional than the LP ones. Waiting for an LP friendstream though... That would be great.
     
  12. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    Speaking of Folder Organizer, that gave me an inspirational idea, Here's a simple idea I had using LiveHome and Folder Organizer but can't make up my mind on which launcher to use for it (that has iPhone style dockbar).

    [​IMG]
     
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