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    Default Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    Here's a weird one...
    If I change my wallpaper to an image I choose from my gallery it looks like the first screenshot below. If I then turn my phone off and then turn on again (power off/on) , the wallpaper is now cropped differently and the black bar at the bottom is graduated/transparent instead of being opaque black ?
    What's going on with that ?

    Wallpaper Issue KitKat-screenshot_2014-02-03-16-06-30.png Wallpaper Issue KitKat-screenshot_2014-02-03-16-08-01.png
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvinder Sunila View Post
    What's going on with that ?
    The transparent bars are new feature in Kit Kat....did you recently get the upgrade?
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    Quote Originally Posted by cpaight View Post
    The transparent bars are new feature in Kit Kat....did you recently get the upgrade?
    Hi cpaight,
    I have KitKat and know about the transparent bars being part of KitKat but that's not really what I'm talking about.
    If I change my wallpaper to an image I choose from my gallery it looks like the first screenshot above. If I then turn my phone off and then turn on again (power off/on) , the wallpaper is now cropped differently and the black bar at the bottom is graduated/transparent instead of being opaque black.
    Why is it changing the crop and switching between opaque and transparent bar depending on where I choose my wallpaper image ?...if I choose an image from my gallery it adds an opaque bar (unless I restart, and it changes the crop)...If I choose an image from "Wallpapers" it doesn't add an opaque black bar.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    You get different results depending on the app you use to set the wallpaper. Try setting the wallpaper using Nova Launcher.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    I noticed the same trouble with KK 4.4.2 too. Actually I change my wallwaper with ES File Explorer. There I can pick and/or cut it like I want. It works very well.


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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    Hi Harvinder

    I like the look of your wallpaper can you tell me it's name and how to get it thanks.
    Have finely updated to Kitkat after 3 weeks but the black bar at the bottom is missing.
    The update went better than i expected with no problems as yet.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    Quote Originally Posted by cape-droid View Post
    I noticed the same trouble with KK 4.4.2 too. Actually I change my wallwaper with ES File Explorer. There I can pick and/or cut it like I want. It works very well.


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    Thanks cape-droid,
    ES works better, but it again works in a different way, it restricts your crop ratio...it's all very odd, lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mardavia40 View Post
    I like the look of your wallpaper can you tell me it's name and how to get it thanks.
    Hi Mardavia40,
    I think it's one of the Nexus 5 wallpapers, here it is...
    Wallpaper Issue KitKat-nexus.jpg
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    Default Re: Wallpaper Issue KitKat

    I noticed the cropping issue as well, I selected a picture from gallery and upon reboot the wallpaper has been zoomed in. The problem appears to be the stock launcher, as I sideloaded the GEL and the problem went away.
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