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Old 04-09-2009, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The reason why ALL themes fail in the task of having an "updatable" homescreen for weather app icons and other icon (sms/mms, messages ...etc) is because of the homescreen itself... The homescreen is just an static shell(hence why you have to press menu or move the trackball to update), the real "auto-updatable" screen is the "application screen" in order to have the icons update automatically (like the dimension icon theme) is to create a theme WITHOUT a homescreen... just a straight forward application screen as your front.


Get an old curve/pearl and put the dimension icon theme put the backlight to 2 minutes and then put the weather app to update to the most frequent setting and you will seee that icon automatically change (like the network reception bars)

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Yeah, but icon themes for 320 x 240 devices use that janky 53 x 48 icon size tha goofs up 3rd party icons.

I tried building a straight icon theme the last 2 days, but couldn't live with the distortion from the icon resizing. It was nice to build themes smaller than 200 kb, though.
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Tried futzing with some other files today to see if I could get an icon theme that uses 48x36. No joy.

I did notice that several of my 3rd party apps actually look better in the larger icon size.

Once I got the customized icons sorted out (TB kept crashing when exporting my homescreen), my icon theme ended up being ~325 kb.

At least the focus icon doesn't jump around on this one.
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