iPhone How to add widgets to top of screen ?

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  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

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    How do I add iWidgets or any type of widget to the top of the screen ? Right now when I try to add a widget it only goes to the free space at the bottom, as the main apps won't move out of the way on the upper top party of the screen.
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Home Screen Designer from Cydia will help you arrange icons.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Or you can use iBlanks to generate blanks that can push your icons down.

    We're all waiting on this "Anchor" tweak to come out, or Gridlock to be updated.
     

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  4. Tig Bitties thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iBlanks worked perfectly, thanks./

    But man what a strange thing to need and have to do. Why can't you just have a Widget push the existing apps out of the way and resize as you please like Nova Launcher on Android. Oh well.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Well, iWidgets are essentially HTML code. They exist on a different layer on the Springboard and aren't seen as "icons" themselves so they won't push anything down.

    That's why iBlanks works, because they are seen as "icons" on that layer on the Springboard.
     
  6. madmorph macrumors member

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    what widgets that one please if ya dont mind ....
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    M2 iWidgets Pack.

    I modified the M2_Weather widget to have no background.
     
  8. madmorph macrumors member

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    cheers for the quick reply is it easy to modify the background ?? lol
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That depends on your setup.

    I have Netatalk on my iPhone 5 which allows me to connect to my iPhone as if it was a network share. So, I simply connected to the phone from Finder (I use a PowerPC Mac) and navigated to the iWidgets folder. I duplicated the M2_Weather widget folder and renamed it and then open it and edited the background file (it's a PNG) by opening it in Photoshop, selecting all and then deleting the gray background. Then I saved the file.

    Because it's a transparent PNG my Springboard background shows through.

    That's how I did it. However your setup is, if you want the background to be clear you'll need to modify the background PNG to be transparent.
     
  10. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    That was a great way to explain it. :)
     
  11. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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  12. pman219 macrumors 6502a

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    Mind sharing your modified version ?
     

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