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well im tryin to set up my springboard like this: (made a pic cuz i cant explain things) the more button would link to launcher so i can access all
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    Default "Blank Space" app?
    well im tryin to set up my springboard like this:
    (made a pic cuz i cant explain things)



    the more button would link to launcher so i can access all my homebrew apps.

    so my question is, how can i add blank apps or spaces there so that my 'more' icon will stay to the far right?
    is there a 'blank space' app (or something to that effect) that i could add to my displayorder.plist?

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    you could prolly make you demo app icon.png a transparent one and throw it in the displayorderlist multiple times.
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    i thought about that, but then it would say demoapp 3 times...
    and it would link to demo app when pressed.

    i just want a space.

    im thinking ill make a really long icon for the 'more' button that includes the blank space.
    do you think that will work?

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    yeah that might work ill try and whip you something up if you like.
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    well i just tried that... the icon doesnt even move.
    the phone cancels out the blank space..

    tried transparent and black... wierd.

    any other suggestions?

    EDIT: nevermind... got it working.. kind of...

    the icon is (almost, need to tweak more) moving where i want it, but the words under it stay in the first position. to the far left..
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    Here ya go...
    this will work. add the more app 4 times and put this as the icon. it should piece together right. It will give the effect that the last row is one big more icon.

    look good?
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    eh.. kind of an ugly solution...
    ill keep messing with it tho

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    can you send me the icon you found to work fred?

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    still messing with it...
    ill post again if i figure something out.

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    You can delete the text under the app by editing the LocalizedApplicationNames file under system/library/coreservices/springboard.app/english.lproj ......

    Link to the file if you need it...
    http://modmyi.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=146

    So just put 3 apps before your "more" app and then delete the names of them and use transparent icons... kinda a ghetto work around, but it would work...

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    Here is a pic of mine so you can see what I mean...
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    I just made an icon.png that was 60x90. That is tall enough to cover the text below it, but not anything else. There is an icon above my phone button for my Installer.app.

    "Blank Space" app?-home.png


    This way I can keep the clean look of my skin, and launch all my apps through launcher. If I need to run Installer, I know where the button is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmoRebellion View Post
    I just made an icon.png that was 60x90. That is tall enough to cover the text below it, but not anything else. There is an icon above my phone button for my Installer.app.

    Attachment 971


    This way I can keep the clean look of my skin, and launch all my apps through launcher. If I need to run Installer, I know where the button is.
    Yup, that's the same thing I do too, 5 dock icons, Launcher is #11 and Installer is #13 with my MMi icon.

    Edit: As far as making 'dummy' apps, it's quite easy, create three new apps, app1.app, app2.app and app3.app. Set them in your display order, add a transparent icon.png that covers the text and your "Launcher" app will show up where you want it to. These 'dummy' apps should not even try to launch, without an Info.plist file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGreg View Post
    Yup, that's the same thing I do too, 5 dock icons, Launcher is #11 and Installer is #13 with my MMi icon.

    Edit: As far as making 'dummy' apps, it's quite easy, create three new apps, app1.app, app2.app and app3.app. Set them in your display order, add a transparent icon.png that covers the text and your "Launcher" app will show up where you want it to. These 'dummy' apps should not even try to launch, without an Info.plist file.
    Except for in order to put them in your display order you need the display identifier from the info.plist for that app.... so you would have to create that as well??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGreg View Post
    Yup, that's the same thing I do too, 5 dock icons, Launcher is #11 and Installer is #13 with my MMi icon.

    Edit: As far as making 'dummy' apps, it's quite easy, create three new apps, app1.app, app2.app and app3.app. Set them in your display order, add a transparent icon.png that covers the text and your "Launcher" app will show up where you want it to. These 'dummy' apps should not even try to launch, without an Info.plist file.
    the dummy app idea is exactly what im looking for.
    can u elaborate a bit more?

    i cannot get them to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2kpdx View Post
    Except for in order to put them in your display order you need the display identifier from the info.plist for that app.... so you would have to create that as well??
    Actually when an app is not listed in DisplayOrder.plist it shows up after your last 'known' app, in this case Preferences. So then app1, app2, and then app3. Continued below...

    Quote Originally Posted by fred777 View Post
    the dummy app idea is exactly what im looking for.
    can u elaborate a bit more?

    i cannot get them to work
    No Info.plist so they just show up. Now edit your DisplayOrder.plist file and REMOVE the entry for Launcher. This will make it follow the same rule and just show up on the desktop, after the first three apps

    What happens when you install an app not in your DisplayOrder.plist file, it does just what you want.

    So... fourth row of apps
    [app1] [app2] [app3] [Launcher]

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    thats the thing tho.
    I cannot get them to show up at all.

    Can u explain how the dummy.app folder should be structured?

    I have a folder name dummy.app in my applications folder.
    inside dummy.app i copied demoapp and renamed it dummy.

    Nothing shows up this way.
    Am i doing it right? Please help

    edit: well i tried it with and info.plist and it showed up on the springboard.
    but i can execute it, which i dont want to be able to.
    i think u said it wouldnt even run if it didnt have the info.plist
    im confused :-/

    Perhaps u can upload your dummy.app folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred777 View Post
    thats the thing tho.
    I cannot get them to show up at all.

    Can u explain how the dummy.app folder should be structured?

    I have a folder name dummy.app in my applications folder.
    inside dummy.app i copied demoapp and renamed it dummy.

    Nothing shows up this way.
    Am i doing it right? Please help

    edit: well i tried it with and info.plist and it showed up on the springboard.
    but i can execute it, which i dont want to be able to.
    i think u said it wouldnt even run if it didnt have the info.plist
    im confused :-/

    Perhaps u can upload your dummy.app folder?
    Sorry... Ive been trying it to and can't get ti to work... sorry..

    I can get items to show up in Launcher and not execute but not on the homescreen... odd. I think you need to find an actual dummy app that won't launch

    Edit: I even tried to make a shell script that did nothing but it kept freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred777 View Post
    well im tryin to set up my springboard like this:
    (made a pic cuz i cant explain things)



    the more button would link to launcher so i can access all my homebrew apps.

    so my question is, how can i add blank apps or spaces there so that my 'more' icon will stay to the far right?
    is there a 'blank space' app (or something to that effect) that i could add to my displayorder.plist?
    I kind of did this like this...

    I used the bottom left though as my launcherapp spot. You can see the icon because the icon image is the lower part of my screen thanks to digitalkids theme. Instead of using demoapp as that icon to get the wallpaper I just used Launcher and now when I need to get to my apps that are in Launcher I just click where the red X is on the second image. Its PERFECT!!!


    I've also attached my plist so you can see what I did





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    Another option I have used is to make the blank space app an embark url link and then not list any url to link to in the info.plist file.

    If clicked, it launches for a second then returns to the screen.

    Not optimum, but functional.

    Greg

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