The Idiot Box Home Screen

This week’s featured home screen comes from reader Step666, who incorporates his icons into the wallpaper for a very cool effect.

Step666 runs down the tools that make it happen:

  • The launcher is VTL, an ADW spin-off.
  • The wallpaper, I have to be honest and say I can’t remember where I found it. If anyone knows, please tell me and I’ll add credits.
  • The icons are all from LauncherPro Icons and are embedded in the wallpaper (pasted in using GIMP).
  • Desktop VisualiseR with a transparent PNG for the Browser and Facebook icons.
  • SMS Unread Count with the same transparent PNG for the SMS and Gmail counters/shortcuts.
  • SiMi Folder (again with the transparent PNG) for the games folder.
  • Minimalistic Text for the clock and battery widgets.
  • The lock screen features the same unknown wallpaper without the icons embedded in it but with the same two Minimalistic Text widgets and a custom Sense-style slider of my own making using Widget Locker.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


Leave a Reply