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Transparent backgrounds for shortcut icons possible?

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  1. B1llK

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    I have a bunch of nice little .png icons (like my avatar) that I'd like to use as shortcut icons on my homescreen for things like contacts etc - however - when I try to use them I get a black square background on them.

    The original .png file has a transparent background and I can't figure out how to keep it that way - or if it's even possible when utilizing them as icons for shortcuts on my homescreen.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
     

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  2. B1llK

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    Anyone?
     
  3. stainlessray

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    You must have some .png files that were saved without the transperency option.... they should be able to be "fixed" with photoshop or similar software.

    on second thought, i opened a copy on my pc in PS, and he has no background. what are using to change the icon?
     
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  4. B1llK

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    I'm not changing the icon - I'm just dumping it in a folder on the root of my SD card and then applying it to a contact picture on my Droid X via editing the contact and browsing to the icon I want to use for their picture via Astro. Then I create a shortcut to that contact on my desktop and it appears - but with a square black background around it.

    I know it's a pretty cludgy approach to get where I want but I'm not sure how else to do it. Never had an Android before the Droid X.

    Thank you for the reply!
     
  5. stainlessray

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    ok, i see.

    that's a challenge... i'm trying to find a way to change that icon even if after the fact, on my evo. got nothing yet. i'll let you know if i come up with anything..

    bringing all the big guns, PAID apps to bare! no luck yet (whimper)
     
  6. stainlessray

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    Ok do you have folder organizer????
     
  7. stainlessray

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    I have the paid version of folder organizer, but I believe you could do this with the lite version also....

    1 open folder organizer
    2 touch "shortcuts" tab
    3 create new shortcut\select Folder Organizer Item
    4 click the little arrow saying icon
    5 choose your icon...
    6 then you do what you do on droid to create a shortcut on the home screen,
    7 choose Folder Organizer Item,
    8 choose Shortcut and the one you just created should be in your list....

    that should do it.
     
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  8. B1llK

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    That worked perfectly (with the Lite version) - THANK YOU so much!!!! You rock!
     
  9. stainlessray

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    happy to help:D
     
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