webOS Nation Forums >  Homebrew >  TouchPad Patches > Patch: Remove Launcher Button/Icon
Patch: Remove Launcher Button/Icon
  Reply
Like Tree16Likes

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10/02/2011, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 61
Removes launcher button from launcher bar. Allows launcher bar to hold 8 icons in landscape view. (6 in portrait)

Note on removal: when uninstalling this patch remove excess icons first or you will have to remove an excess icon then do another luna restart to get launcher bar back to normal.

Note/opinion/rant on manually editing system files: If you have modified system files manually you may need to revert to the originals to install this patch. It would be easier on everyone(-ish) if people did not manually edit files, but instead created a patch of the configuration they liked so they can share it with others who might like it. And also to prevent future patches from not installing/working properly. I realize self editing may seem easier, but think about the long term maintenance of doing those edits (ie official update compatibility, patch compatibility, etc).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg webos_2011-30-09_124442.jpg (73.6 KB, 549 views) Email Attachment
Attached Files
File Type: patch noLauncherButton.patch (416 Bytes, 381 views) Email Attachment

Last edited by kyle3om; 10/03/2011 at 12:38 AM. Reason: personal rant/opinion on manual system file editing
kyle3om is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked by despinova, Ubuntite, jboucicaut and 11 others like this.
Old 10/02/2011, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 554
What happens in portrait view, do they still all show up?

Is it possible to just add more icons to the launcher without removing the launcher button?
jdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 12:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdale View Post
What happens in portrait view, do they still all show up?

Is it possible to just add more icons to the launcher without removing the launcher button?
Maximum of 6 can be seen in portrait.
Short answer on more icons without removing launcher button, yes. Long answer, no. The launcher button is not a button in the normal sense. It has a fixed screen location (from an origin of the lower right corner such that rotation has no affect on its location) so that if you add more icons they will be on top of the launcher button and you wont be able to click the app icon. Thus, allowing additional apps in the launcher bar without removing the launcher icon requires relocation of the launcher icon or unusable icons.
The launcher button the touchpad is quite useless. Any time when you have access to the launcher button you have access to the physical "home key" that will bring up the full launcher or you have access to the swipe up from the bottom gesture. The button is redundant imo.
kyle3om is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked by Remy X likes this.
Thanked by bma01, jdale, silverbackdave
Old 10/03/2011, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Mutoidi's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,620
Totally Nice..

And well worth waiting for.

"Swipe Upwards and Onwards!"

Thanks
Mutoidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 05:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
brum's Avatar
 
Posts: 401
Neat!
__________________
Palm V → TX → Centro → HTC Legend → TouchPad/Pre 3(UK) → HTC One X → Nexus 4/iPad Mini → Pre 3/TouchPad Go
brum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 10:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
eny2002's Avatar
 
Posts: 66
installing this as soon as i get home! THANKS
eny2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 3
getting error when trying to install
icecube0045 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 05:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
scoobysnax's Avatar
 
Posts: 20
Very handy, thanks a lot!
scoobysnax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 06:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
Moderator

 
sledge007's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,335
Works great! Must have patch.
__________________
Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
sledge007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/03/2011, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 127
will this work for phones too? That would be amazing since this button is literally worthless
mannyfrehest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 01:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 10
how about removing the other useless buttons?
mcrehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 01:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 10
would love to be able to remove other worthless buttons, possible?
mcrehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 02:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 120
freaking awesome!!!! Installed and loving it
BAbnkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 02:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Philistine's Avatar
 
Posts: 18
It works well for me except for one major issue. The Exhibition mode does not work properly.

This is what I get with the patch and the Exhibition mode running:



Its some kind of cropped window. After I removed the patch the Exhibition mode functions as normal:

Philistine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 06:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 80
Could this patch be implemented form 2.1 as well?
k4llle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 06:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
Moderator

 
sledge007's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,335
Just had to say again I really, really, really like it
__________________
Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
sledge007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 08:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
eny2002's Avatar
 
Posts: 66
Works great! looks even better...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
It works well for me except for one major issue. The Exhibition mode does not work properly.

This is what I get with the patch and the Exhibition mode running:

Click to view quoted image

Its some kind of cropped window. After I removed the patch the Exhibition mode functions as normal:

Click to view quoted image
Something similar happened to me when i opened the app catalog after this patch. But it got fix with a complete device restart. Dont know if you tried that before removing the patch...
eny2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 09:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Philistine's Avatar
 
Posts: 18
I did try a device restart and the problem persisted.
Philistine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 10:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
I did try a device restart and the problem persisted.
I will look into it. I have never used exhibition mode on the touchpad. Guess this is as good a time as any.

update: I couldnt reproduce the exhibition error at all. Does anyone else have this problem?

Last edited by kyle3om; 10/04/2011 at 09:02 PM. Reason: update
kyle3om is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/04/2011, 08:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
mespiff's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,175
this is a kind of holy grail - people have been trying to do this since the pre- ..... Can you make this happen for my pre2? Amazing -good work sir
__________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Rob Chilcott

Twitter @robchilcott
pre2
" I am only a stupid electrician after all"

My house is a webOS house
My pre 2, Touchpad 32g
Wife Pixi, touchpad 32gb
Daughter -- my old pre+
of course my 16 year old son has and droid incredible but i think i remeber finding him on the porch
mespiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

 

Thread Tools
Display Modes



 


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0