1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Wallpaper doesn't scroll

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nhanimator, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. nhanimator

    nhanimator Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012

    Jan 27, 2012
    5
    0
    5
    Installed an update Wednesday night (push update from Sprint). Coincidence or not, Thursday morning I noticed that my wallpaper no longer did that mini-scroll thing when sliding from home page to pages right or left. It's static.

    As I'm a very new user, I assume that some setting got changed somewhere, but I'm at a loss as to where it might be. I've tried resetting wallpapers, switching to Live Wallpaper, but nothing lets it scroll.

    Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    NHAnimator
     

    Advertisement

  2. mrcminnesota

    mrcminnesota Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    38
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011

    Sep 26, 2011
    38
    8
    16
    Just read in another forum that the scrolling wallpaper was removed with the latest update. May want to list as defect in Sprint forum as well as at Samsung
     
  3. nhanimator

    nhanimator Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012

    Jan 27, 2012
    5
    0
    5
    Thanks. If that's the case, then I would assume that would get reversed. It's subtle, but a pretty sexy effect.

    Sprint and/or Samsung must push out updates in batches?
     
  4. Historypeats

    Historypeats Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012

    Jan 25, 2012
    3
    0
    25
    I'm wondering if it is a side-effect from the removal of the, not sure what to call them, hard edges? of the home screens? Now that we can scroll through endlessly I guess the wallpaper can no longer scroll endlessly with it.

    I personally would much rather have the scrolling back. I don't find the functionality improved over how well it worked before. You can touch the individual dots or pinch out to display all of them. Why did it need this?
     
  5. nhanimator

    nhanimator Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012

    Jan 27, 2012
    5
    0
    5
    Ah. I think you are correct. I just noticed the "hard edges" had disappeared and was wondering if I had just not noticed them before as I'm still a n00b.

    I thought the dots and pinching were there before, however.

    Regardless, an option to set or remove hard edges would be nice. The scrolling feature would then kick in or shut off as appropriate.
     
  6. Historypeats

    Historypeats Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012

    Jan 25, 2012
    3
    0
    25
    My apologies, I spoke (wrote) poorly. I typed that up rather hastily while at work (I don't like being caught on the internet).

    Yes, the pinch to zoom out displaying all home screens is a stock feature. I also forgot about being able to touch and hold on the dots and slide side to side through the screens.

    Basically what I was trying to say is that with all these ways the phone already had from the get-go I think are more than adequate for navigating the phone and I don't really see why it was a function they even thought needed any kind of "fixing". Just my opinion, obviously. ;)
     
  7. sjjn

    sjjn Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010

    Sep 1, 2010
    12
    0
    15
    This was a stupid "fix". Is it that hard to press the little top buttons or swipe back and forth. The sliding background was a subtle but sexy feature. #bringitback
     
  8. DirkBelig

    DirkBelig Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    May 31, 2010

    May 31, 2010
    3
    1
    26
    OK, this non-scrolling wallpaper thing totally sucks! Several of my LWPs use scrolling from page to page to affect the action on the screen. Asteroid Belt makes the asteroids go backwards; Flames makes the fire shift with the motion; Prismatic rotate the kaleidoscope; Jumpgate changes the angle; NFL Teams rotates the helmet, etc.. What is the purpose of breaking this?!? For some reason Rays of Light does react to movement.
     
    rst531 likes this.
  9. 2ndaccord

    2ndaccord Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    110
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010

    Jan 19, 2010
    110
    13
    38
    Some of my wallpapers are useless now as they are cut off and you can't see the whole picture because it doesn't scroll anymore. Seems stupid to take that out.
     
  10. pappabacon

    pappabacon Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    165
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011

    Sep 11, 2011
    165
    16
    58
    Southern California
    I use launcher pro and even after the update my wallpapers scroll.
     
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    215
    Joined:
    May 11, 2010

    May 11, 2010
    215
    22
    38
    social worker
    Ya, it should only affect the native launcher. Others such as launcher pro, adw, or go launcher wouldnt be affected by the update.
     
  12. PhotoMaster

    PhotoMaster Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    26
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012

    Feb 1, 2012
    26
    4
    36
    Disabled/Retired Artist
    New Jersey
    The rumor, as it was posted in another forum, is that the wallpaper slide was removed due to a law suit. The posts I had read said it was an Apple feature and that they sued to have it removed. Again, this is the rumor, as I have not read anything official.
     
  13. voydangel

    voydangel Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011

    Oct 5, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    How/where do i do this? I really really liked the panning wallpaper feature and i would like to voice my dissent at its complete removal. They should at least give us the option to have it be panning vs looping.
     
  14. redcoyote12

    redcoyote12 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010

    Feb 16, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    I read that as well, on another forum. Makes sense, they wouldn't make the effort to remove a feature unless dollar signs were involved, I think.
     
  15. hootsomalley

    hootsomalley Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012

    Feb 19, 2012
    1
    0
    5
    Well all the suggestions for launcher pro, go launcher, etc. are great and all but I'm actually pretty fond of the layout for my home screen. I wouldn't want the different app tray and a new layout/app icons. I've tried dozens of apps to alter and resize the wallpaper but haven't found one that lets me crop and set the image to the resolution native to the galaxy s2. Does anyone know of an app that can do this?
     

Share This Page

Loading...