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Topic # 66420 18-Aug-2010 19:42
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I own a google nexus one and would like to change the icons of some things.

For example have the image of a Playstation controller which opens up a folder full of my games.

I have found some Icons I like the look of, now what i want to know is what file format do i download them on so that i can put them on my SD card? (I think that is how its done? Not really sure though) Also, Im guessing you download them off the PC, connect phone to PC and then put the files on the SD Card that way? Or do you just download them onto the phone and then put on SD Card?

Also, what app/s would I need? I have Desktop visualizer (Which if you didnt know, lets you select the image of something, and then opens up the app/folder you want it to)- will that work or will I ned a different app?

Im guessing I would need some kind of "photoshop-like" programme to play around with the images??

What does everybody suggest? Sorry for all the questions, im completely knew to Android and want the best out of it :)

Thanks

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  Reply # 369564 18-Aug-2010 21:40
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Maybe I didnt make myself clear, I dont know.

Heres what I mean

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5211/4903210555292fc79c85.jpg

Notice that the gallery has a bowl, with some paint brushes etc.

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  Reply # 369574 18-Aug-2010 21:54
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: I own a google nexus one and would like to change the icons of some things.

For example have the image of a Playstation controller which opens up a folder full of my games.

I have found some Icons I like the look of, now what i want to know is what file format do i download them on so that i can put them on my SD card? (I think that is how its done? Not really sure though) Also, Im guessing you download them off the PC, connect phone to PC and then put the files on the SD Card that way? Or do you just download them onto the phone and then put on SD Card?

Also, what app/s would I need? I have Desktop visualizer (Which if you didnt know, lets you select the image of something, and then opens up the app/folder you want it to)- will that work or will I ned a different app?

Im guessing I would need some kind of "photoshop-like" programme to play around with the images??

What does everybody suggest? Sorry for all the questions, im completely knew to Android and want the best out of it :)

Thanks


My understanding is far from complete....but I think icons are tied to a 'theme' and the theme is a 'unit' not divisible into individual icons.  

It's also possible to use alternate Home apps that each will have many hundreds of themes related to each of them.

So basically two ways to do it. Theme the OS UI framework directly ("Metamorph" app)....but this can make parts of your system flakey if the theme has bugs in it. You also usually need root access.

 Or get Open Home, Panda Home, GDE Home or aHome or some other...and learn how to make themes for those apps. That way you can do what you like with icons......

If there is another way to change individual icons, I'd like to know about it. :-)   




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  Reply # 369636 19-Aug-2010 04:05
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I'm not sure what they used in that screenshot, but I use Folder Organizer Lite - it lets you organize your apps by labels and then add the label as a widget to your desktop. You can also customise the icon of the label with the included icon pack or you can make / download your own (they're basically just images). Also you can add a shortcut to an app or to call or text a contact etc.

Not sure if this is what you're looking for though

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  Reply # 369685 19-Aug-2010 09:36
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sonmica: I'm not sure what they used in that screenshot, but I use Folder Organizer Lite - it lets you organize your apps by labels and then add the label as a widget to your desktop. You can also customise the icon of the label with the included icon pack or you can make / download your own (they're basically just images). Also you can add a shortcut to an app or to call or text a contact etc.

Not sure if this is what you're looking for though


That sounds like a useful work-around. You can do what you like with a widget if it's been written that way.....and the widget calls the folder.

 




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