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Old 07-14-2007, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to neaten up the applications icons in one of the BB themes, so I created folders called "Applications", "System" etc. I put the Settings Icon in the System folder. I then removed sofware I had installed earlier, and when the Curve rebooted the folders I created were gone! When I tried to recreate a "System" folder I got a message the name was in use, so it is there somewhere-

Right now, I have lost access to most of what is on the Curve! :(


So: Is there a way to access the Themes control so I can change Themes? I think if I do this the icons may come back- OR - Can I use some ota method to install AND run another Theme? I tried to install another theme ota and the system took it, rebooted to the corrupted theme I am having trouble with now.

Any help MUCH appreciated!!

Thx..

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I wanted to neaten up the applications icons in one of the BB themes, so I created folders called "Applications", "System" etc. I put the Settings Icon in the System folder. I then removed sofware I had installed earlier, and when the Curve rebooted the folders I created were gone! When I tried to recreate a "System" folder I got a message the name was in use, so it is there somewhere-

Right now, I have lost access to most of what is on the Curve! :(


So: Is there a way to access the Themes control so I can change Themes? I think if I do this the icons may come back- OR - Can I use some ota method to install AND run another Theme? I tried to install another theme ota and the system took it, rebooted to the corrupted theme I am having trouble with now.

Any help MUCH appreciated!!

Thx..

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wanted to neaten up the applications icons in one of the BB themes, so I created folders called "Applications", "System" etc. I put the Settings Icon in the System folder. I then removed sofware I had installed earlier, and when the Curve rebooted the folders I created were gone! When I tried to recreate a "System" folder I got a message the name was in use, so it is there somewhere-

Right now, I have lost access to most of what is on the Curve! :(


So: Is there a way to access the Themes control so I can change Themes? I think if I do this the icons may come back- OR - Can I use some ota method to install AND run another Theme? I tried to install another theme ota and the system took it, rebooted to the corrupted theme I am having trouble with now.

Any help MUCH appreciated!!

Thx..

Ken

I did the same; moved the Settings into a subfolder and later switched themes.

I now cannot access the settings as the subfolder has vanished, which means I also cannot switch themes again either. Most of the applications were also in a subfolder and have vanished too. Without access to the Settings or Themes I'm stuck.

I've only had the thing less than 24 hours and until this happened I was very impressed. I've done a soft reset (Alt-RShift-Del) and also a battery pull, neither of which has affected anything, and nor does Show All, as it believes everything is already showing.

Anyone any ideas?

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have your "Dial from Home Screen" set to NO (Phone > Options > General Options > Dial from Home Screen = NO), then you could get to the Options by tapping "o".
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If you have your "Dial from Home Screen" set to NO (Phone > Options > General Options > Dial from Home Screen = NO), then you could get to the Options by tapping "o".
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Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately as I've only had it a day some of the settings are still at the default - and Dial from Home Screen is one of them so it doesn't help.

I appreciate the suggestion though, and I it may help the original poster.
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then set the Dial from Home screen to NO (as described above) and the shortcuts will work.
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then set the Dial from Home screen to NO (as described above) and the shortcuts will work.
Ah, sorry, I see what you mean. Being totally new to the BB I just presumed (incorrectly) that "Phone -> Options" etc was a path from the Settings icon that I couldn't get to, but I realise now what you meant.

You're right, of course. Disabling dialling from the Home Screen enables the 'o' shortcut, which lets me switch themes, which restores the icons.

Many thanks,
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Very good, glad it worked. Around the board here most of the time, when you see someone type, "go to the Phone" they routinely mean "go to the phone application" or "phone dialer". I could have been clearer, I need to make a mental note as well to use phone dialer.

Now if we could only figure out how to get your folder back...
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Very good, glad it worked. Around the board here most of the time, when you see someone type, "go to the Phone" they routinely mean "go to the phone application" or "phone dialer". I could have been clearer, I need to make a mental note as well to use phone dialer.

Now if we could only figure out how to get your folder back...

It's not quite getting the folder back, but highlighting the 'now dodgy' theme in the Options and pressing Applications to bring up it's context menu, I selected to Reset the Theme Defaults. One of the things it reset was the folders on the application page so all their contents reappeared at the top level where they started. It means I can use the theme I chose originally again, but I'll be more careful this time about creating new folders.

Thanks once more.
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