Fix for disappearing text shadow with Winterboard!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jluce50, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. jluce50 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm sure we've all seen that Winterboard's "White Icon Labels" theme doesn't completely bring back the stock look of the icon text, namely it's missing the text shadows that give it the more 3-Dimensional appearance.

    To fix that, open Info.plist in the "White Icon Labels.theme" folder, delete the contents, then copy in the following:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0"><dict>
    
    <key>UndockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px 1px 2px</string>
    
    <key>DockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px 1px 2px</string>
    
    </dict></plist>
    Respring and you then you should have white icon labels WITH the text shadow...
     
  2. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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  3. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Interesting. this just made me realize that my icon labels are grey with no shadows. what the hell? Did Winterboard **** this up?
     
  4. outphase macrumors 65816

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    The drop shadows aren't perfect as a result, but they're close enough.
     
  5. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    #5
    How do I get my original icon labels back? There is nothing turned on in Winterboard.
     
  6. jluce50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #6
    It's a known bug with Winterboard in OS4, which is why they included the "White Icon Labels" theme. Using the modification I posted above, it'll look about 98% back to normal.
     
  7. outphase macrumors 65816

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    White Icon Labels will color them white. The instructions in this post will restore shadows.
     
  8. jluce50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #8
    Yes.
     
  9. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    #9
    Removed Winterboard and my grey icons are back to normal.
     
  10. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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  11. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    #11
    does anyone have the orignal plist for the white text as i changed mine without saving and its messed up my theme. DUH!
     
  12. jluce50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #12
    Just reinstall Winterboard through Cydia. It should just reinstall the default themes (including White Icon Labels) without messing with the themes you've installed. Still, not a bad idea to back them up first...
     
  13. Evgenyy macrumors regular

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    #13
    Another way to get shadows is to switch "Whiter labels" on in Shrink...
     
  14. NocturnalEVO macrumors member

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    #14
    thanks so much to the OP! Worked awesome! :)

    Holy crap though, Apple uses some heavy shadowing!
     
  15. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    Thanks OP. But I've found values of 0px 2px 3px look closer to the original for me.
     
  16. celticpride678

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    #16
    Thanks, OP. This is one thing that really bothers me with WinterBoard.
     
  17. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    #17
    Drop shadows were’t there in 3.x so winterboard didn’t include them by default. Winterboard hasn’t yet been updated to show drop shadows and stuff.
     
  18. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    #18
    What's the folder location for this file? Thanks.

    Edit: Found it, thx.
     
  19. FailasaurusRex macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU. The missing text shadow was seriously bugging me.
     
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    #23
    It's better than just white font, but the shadows aren't the same. :(
     
  23. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    #24
    Could you post a pic please of what it looks like with the fix?
     
  24. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    #25
    I much prefer this version:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0"><dict>
    
    <key>UndockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px 2px 3px</string>
    
    <key>DockedIconLabelStyle</key>
    <string>color: white; text-shadow: #000000 0px 2px 3px</string>
    
    </dict></plist>
    S-
     

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