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Old 11-08-2010, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm disappointed with the way the Torch displays icons on the homescreen in landscape mode, its very poor use of the available real estate. In portrait orientation, there are four icons per row. Landscape would easily allow five, possibly six with the same spacing. Interestingly, some of the online pictures show exactly that:



Is that theme-specific, and if so does anyone know of any themes which are pretty much the same as the default, but allow more icons? Are the pictures just mockups and the software simply doesn't allow such a thing?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That photo is a mockup.
I don't believe the theme building tools for OS 6 have been officially released yet.
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Too bad - can't think of any good reason why landscape doesn't present at least five icons, if not six, in the default theme as-delivered by RIM. They finally give us a nice solid platform that switches from portrait to landscape, then fail to take advantage in one of the simplest areas - the home screen!
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That photo is a mockup.
I don't believe the theme building tools for OS 6 have been officially released yet.
I have been using the theme building tools for OS 6 in beta, and I'll say that what is currently available (to me) needs a lot of work apart from bugs. Pretty disappointing experience. But I imagine that it is getting serious work for getting it ready for release, given the ability to give feedback in beta zone on bb.com, and given BB has come out with some really awesome stuff (such as the Torch . But as one of several examples of disappointment with the theme building tool for OS 6, I'm pretty sure there is no way to add the number of icons per row on the homescreen -- which was one of the very first things I wanted to do.
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I'm disappointed with the way the Torch displays icons on the homescreen in landscape mode, its very poor use of the available real estate. In portrait orientation, there are four icons per row. Landscape would easily allow five, possibly six with the same spacing. Interestingly, some of the online pictures show exactly that:

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Is that theme-specific, and if so does anyone know of any themes which are pretty much the same as the default, but allow more icons? Are the pictures just mockups and the software simply doesn't allow such a thing?
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