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  1. dannzeman's Avatar
    I have mine set to the Hero Skin, Black Application Theme, and Handcent Classic Conversation Style with custom colors for the fades in the bubbles. I also picked the carbon fiber background from the default backgrounds that come with the phone. I also changed the divider lines to a lime green.

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    I really like the carbon background because its not too wild that it distracts me but its more than just a solid color. What do you guys think?

    I would love to see yours.
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    10-31-2009 09:43 PM
  2. MuzikJay's Avatar
    how'd you get a background wallpaper for handcent? I can only use black or white but no wallpapers or colors
    11-01-2009 01:54 PM
  3. dannzeman's Avatar
    Go to the Background Setting and enable Use Picture, the Select Picture.
    11-01-2009 04:05 PM
  4. Semantics's Avatar
    Go to the Background Setting and enable Use Picture, the Select Picture.
    When I do this, I dont get the option to select any of the native backgrounds that were installed to the device on production. I only get any pics I've added or the wallpapers I've downloaded, etc. Not sure how to get that carbon looking screen to show up.
    11-03-2009 02:44 AM
  5. TheReclinerJockey's Avatar
    I would love to post a pic but I'm not sure how to take a screenshot. I keep getting notices saying my phone has to be 'rooted'... whatever that is heh.
    I am new to the whole android thing if you can't tell
    11-20-2009 07:03 AM
  6. dannzeman's Avatar
    When I do this, I dont get the option to select any of the native backgrounds that were installed to the device on production. I only get any pics I've added or the wallpapers I've downloaded, etc. Not sure how to get that carbon looking screen to show up.
    The carbon wallpaper is one that comes on the Hero. When you tell Handcent you want to use a picture as the background it should take you to a list of all the albums on your device, which should include the default wallpapers.

    I would love to post a pic but I'm not sure how to take a screenshot. I keep getting notices saying my phone has to be 'rooted'... whatever that is heh.
    I am new to the whole android thing if you can't tell
    No worries. You can download the sdk and take a screen shot by connecting your device to your computer. I know that method is posted here somewhere. If not, just google search for how to take a screenshot on android.
    11-20-2009 08:25 AM
  7. Semantics's Avatar
    The carbon wallpaper is one that comes on the Hero. When you tell Handcent you want to use a picture as the background it should take you to a list of all the albums on your device, which should include the default wallpapers.


    No worries. You can download the sdk and take a screen shot by connecting your device to your computer. I know that method is posted here somewhere. If not, just google search for how to take a screenshot on android.
    Interesting. When I go to select pictures, I do not get the option to select from the stock Wallpaper Gallery. The only time I can select those options is if I hit menu>wallpapers>albums or wallpaper gallery. They do not show up for me in my pictures anywhere else.
    11-21-2009 09:16 PM
  8. qdigga's Avatar
    within handcent -> settings -> bubble setting -> use picture (check it off) -> select picture, then use your walpaper directory for the carbon fibre look.
    11-23-2009 04:50 PM
  9. jose2020's Avatar
    hope you dont mind but im going to use your theme, perfect colors imo, any chance you can take shots of your gradient settings? I can seem to get my chat bubble colors exactly like yours.
    12-06-2009 05:55 PM
  10. herki's Avatar
    Is there a way to theme HandCent so that it looks like the default messaging app?
    I would love to use HandCent for its added functionality, but the default app just looks better IMO.
    12-30-2009 02:09 PM
  11. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Yep. Open Handcent> Click wrench for options (In top right corner of conversation list)> Conversation Style> Android
    12-30-2009 02:12 PM
  12. herki's Avatar
    That's what messaging on pre-2.0 phones looked like? I'm sorry.

    I meant messaging on the Droid. Should'a clarified that.
    12-30-2009 03:28 PM
  13. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Oh I didn't know that lol. They looked the same to me. The stock Droid and the Android Handcent layout option I mean. Sorry I couldn't be more of a help to you.
    12-30-2009 03:36 PM
  14. herki's Avatar
    It's ok. One of the things i really like about the default messaging app is how when you first start typing a message, the box for text entry is only one line, and as you go, it expands up to 4 lines. Little things like that which make it manage screen real estate really well. I like being able to see as much of the message I'm replying to as possible in landscape mode.

    I'm sure it'll happen eventually. I can wait.
    12-30-2009 03:44 PM
  15. MikeB's Avatar
    Just found this thread .. Here are my Handcent screens



    03-02-2010 03:07 PM
  16. Lurch81#AC's Avatar
    Just found this thread .. Here are my Handcent screens



    really like your settings mine sharing them?
    05-10-2010 10:44 PM
  17. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    05-11-2010 05:20 PM
  18. Sere81's Avatar
    ooh, I really like the rain on the glass. Where can I find that?
    05-12-2010 02:11 PM
  19. Lurch81#AC's Avatar
    Med too love the glass and the colors wish he would share
    05-12-2010 02:20 PM
  20. Todd M's Avatar


    That background is TIGHT!!! Wouldn't mind sharing it, would you? Or at least letting me know where you scored it???
    05-24-2010 08:18 PM
  21. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    Gonna post link so you can see it better

    Droid

    A similar wallpaper
    Android
    Todd M and G-Money713 like this.
    05-24-2010 08:33 PM
  22. Todd M's Avatar
    Gonna post link so you can see it better

    Droid

    A similar wallpaper
    Android
    Thank you VERY much! I might use that in a few areas! That will look great on my Incredible!
    05-24-2010 08:47 PM
  23. IncredibleLane's Avatar
    Hm. I had Handcent on my Incredible for some time, but it was causing such a huge lag, I uninstalled it..

    Anyone else notice this?
    05-24-2010 09:29 PM
  24. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    Hm. I had Handcent on my Incredible for some time, but it was causing such a huge lag, I uninstalled it..

    Anyone else notice this?
    I've had it since Droid launch...no lag whatsoever
    05-24-2010 09:37 PM
  25. DeeMat's Avatar
    I've had it since Droid launch...no lag whatsoever
    Same here. Been using for months and no lag.
    05-24-2010 11:04 PM
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