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  1. mrg666's Avatar
    @mrg I guess you are right, I edit the pngs in systemUI that you posted, but since the editing I do is mostly in backside, I never ran into the problem with transparency not being supported by the XML.

    I take back what I said earlier, unless you are on backside.

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    Thanks, the stock CM7.2 needs more than just replacement of a png file (statusbar_background.9.png in /res/drawable-mdpi in SystemUI.apk for CM7.2/IHO) for the transparency of statusbar. The additional modding and recompile of the code is readily done in BACKside. The transparency of notification background is relatively easy since it is just a png file replacement for CM7.2/IHO (shade_bg.png in /res/drawable-mdpi in SystemUI.apk).

    The location and the name of the png do change if the ROM is not CM7.2.

    The transparent statusbar looks good on the home screen. But Gingerbread is not really designed with a transparent statusbar in mind since some other apps such as Maps, K9-Mail look bad with a transparent bar; bar color turns light gray and the indicators become hard to see. I used the transparent statusbar for a while and switched back due to such app problems.
    04-02-2012 01:12 PM
  2. JerryScript's Avatar
    I agree, I don't use a transparent status bar either, but I did keep the option in BACKside for those who do like it, to each their own.

    The only one of those files you mentioned above that is left-over is the one labeled .png2, the others are the backgrounds for various parts of the notification dropdown elements, the headers, the items in various behaviours, etc. They are all themed by UOT and many downloadable themes. It does look like item background is duplicated, but there may be a reason for that.
    04-02-2012 01:28 PM
  3. mrg666's Avatar
    I agree, I don't use a transparent status bar either, but I did keep the option in BACKside for those who do like it, to each their own.

    The only one of those files you mentioned above that is left-over is the one labeled .png2, the others are the backgrounds for various parts of the notification dropdown elements, the headers, the items in various behaviours, etc. They are all themed by UOT and many downloadable themes. It does look like item background is duplicated, but there may be a reason for that.
    There are many more questionable files both in SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk. Have you looked at what UOT returns? It makes even worse, unnecessarily doubles the size of SystemUI due to duplication of the resource files in the two apks.

    I am working on cleaning the unnecessary resources in the CM code base. Let's see how much I will be able to save.
    04-02-2012 01:47 PM
  4. joey92's Avatar
    oh yes... it was the most electrifing man in sports entertainment!... i mean, if you smell... :-)

    @joey92-- attached is your theme... its for jerrys 04-01-2012 build... link is on the first page of the cm7 thread... be sure to thank blarf and jerry... hope you like it... :-)
    I'm sorry I'm still new to this and cannot find it

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    04-02-2012 01:49 PM
  5. clodfelterac's Avatar
    @joey92-- go to the first page of the IHO CM7 thread in this forum.... its usually near the top of the thread list (not the stickies)... you'll see blarfs name as original poster... scroll a ways down through Jerry's post, just past the greenmachine screenshots... dl link is there along with gapps.... I'd post a link but I haven't figured that one out yet.... :-)

    its also on page 497 of the CM7thread... bottom post...
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    04-02-2012 03:36 PM
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