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  • Icon Labels Greyed Out after WinterBoard Update: SOLUTION
    UPDATE: Winterboard was updated again yesterday with an included "White Icon Labels" package, so this post is mostly unnecessary now. Original post follows for archive:


    Quote Originally Posted by finkle316 View Post
    I just updated my phone to the new winterboard. Now my text under my icons is transparent and grey. I wen into the themes folder nad deleted all the extra winterboard crap. But my icon labels are still grey and transparent. GGRGRGRGRGRGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Can someone please tell me how to fix this.
    To everyone with the problem that gives you light gray icon labels after updating Winterboard, three solutions for you:


    SOLUTION 1 (try this first - simple, but might create problems with your theme)
    Open Winterboard, and set 'Summerboard mode' to OFF. Respring. This will fix your icon labels, but it might make some elements of your theme go away. Try this one first, and if everything looks good, stop here.
    If anything is wrong with your theme after doing this, switch 'summerboard mode' back to ON, respring again, and proceed to Solution 2....


    SOLUTION 2 (it works - but labels might not look quite how you want)
    Download a winterboard theme in cydia called "white labels." In Winterboard, under 'Themes,' just select both 'White Labels' AND the theme of your choice. Respring. If you're happy with this look, stop here. For what's, in my opinion, closer to the stock iPhone look, go to Solution 3...


    SOLUTION 3 (advanced - gets labels to look pretty much like they did before)
    Do Solution 2 above, then navigate to Library/Themes/White Labels/ and edit info.plist

    REMOVE:
    <key>UndockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>color: white</string>

    REPLACE WITH:
    <key>DockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px -1px 0px</string>
    <key>UndockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px -1px 0px</string>


    Then respring again.

    It should now look nearly the same as it did before the Winterboard update. If they release another Winterboard update to fix, just remember to disable or uninstall the White Labels theme.

    Cheers!

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Icon Labels Greyed Out after WinterBoard Update: SOLUTION started by wvcachi View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Halo2kid49's Avatar
      Halo2kid49 -
      Clock Colored Problem Solved...my own stupidity
    1. wvcachi's Avatar
      wvcachi -
      Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGerber View Post
      None of the fixes listed in this winterboard 'upgrade' are for the iphone/ipod touch, but we're the ones affected.

      I'm going to have to research every update from now on, with the ipad now in the mix.
      Saurik - I think Edmund just got frustrated - my guess is that 99% of us visiting this thread don't know a fraction of what you do and have the utmost appreciation for your work. The very fact that we have Winterboard themes and get attached to them to this degree - that we run naked screaming down the street when one pixel of it is changed - is a testament to the excellent app that you've provided. Free of charge, I might add. Complaining about your work, to me, would be like a rec leaguer scrutinizing every foul shot Lebron James takes. Muchas gracias!
    1. finkle316's Avatar
      finkle316 -
      Thanks you guys for all your hard work. Problem solved.
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      i still have this issue, i do not have nor did i have winterboard at the time of the "essential update"
    1. kevinl's Avatar
      kevinl -
      To everyone experiencing this issue: download the newest version of Winterboard. it should have the White Icon Labels theme, add this Attachment 458225 file into that themes folder. (remember to backup your original)

      /private/var/stash/Themes.#####/White Icon Labels

      this should get the original iOS 4 look back to your icon labels.



      confirmed working on iOS 4.0





      - kevinl
    1. FerrariCUBU's Avatar
      FerrariCUBU -
      Has anyone noticed that their labels are shrunk if there are too many characters? This happens to me after installing WinterBoard.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      This is happening to me on my iPhone 4 is there a easier fix for this?

      The themes i installed through Winterboard are Buff for iPhone 4 so it cant be the themes itself thats causing it - as it was made specifically for i4.
    1. Nielsenius's Avatar
      Nielsenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinl View Post
      To everyone experiencing this issue: download the newest version of Winterboard. it should have the White Icon Labels theme, add this Attachment 458225 file into that themes folder. (remember to backup your original)

      /private/var/stash/Themes.#####/White Icon Labels

      this should get the original iOS 4 look back to your icon labels.



      confirmed working on iOS 4.0





      - kevinl
      I would like to confirm that this fix WORKS. Thanks!
    1. Tempaccount's Avatar
      Tempaccount -
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinl View Post
      To everyone experiencing this issue: download the newest version of Winterboard. it should have the White Icon Labels theme, add this Attachment 458225 file into that themes folder. (remember to backup your original)

      /private/var/stash/Themes.#####/White Icon Labels

      this should get the original iOS 4 look back to your icon labels.



      confirmed working on iOS 4.0




      - kevinl

      Just wanted to say thanks for posting this.


      Anyone who has trouble downloading it on their iDevice (like I did), here are the strings you're probably looking for:

      <key>DockedIconLabelStyle</key>
      <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px +1px 2px</string>
      <key>UndockedIconLabelStyle</key>
      <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px +1px 2px</string>
    1. dalilfob's Avatar
      dalilfob -
      My problem is not just the text color, but the icon itself is transparent. These fixes at best will change the color of the icons' texts back into white, but does not solve the problem of icon being transparent. Any enlightenment on solving this? The theme was working fine until I update winterboard 2 days ago.