Wanted: place icons anywhere

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Would anybody else like the ability to choose where icons are placed on the homescreen, as opposed to automatically falling into the "next" slot. This is similar to any computer desktop. Of course we would have the option for them to automatically fall into place by default, or let us place them. I know windows has this feature on their desktop.

    I'm kinda bored by only being able to have the icons on the top of each page. It would be nice to be able to choose if we want them along the bottom, or top, or side, or around the edges... I feel like this is particularly useful now that we have pictures on our homescreen, because now we might want to place icons around the border to frame our pictures, or at least not block certain parts of the picture.

    Has anybody else been thinking that this would be a good feature?
     
  2. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I have wanted this one for awhile now. I don't really want to be able to move them "anywhere" but just move them to the bottom with nothing else being above(hope that makes sense). I have 4 icons on my dock and 4 on my main screen and would love to move them right above the dock so you can see the background wallpaper alot better. :)
     
  3. trozau macrumors regular

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  5. yankintx macrumors 6502

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    jailbreak when available ( sometime soon it seems) , and then use Iblank to add blank icons to fill in spaces on the homescreen. That way you can have your icons anywhere you want them.
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    There are jailbreak apps that allow you to place "blank icons" which are invisible and functionless on the homescreen so that you can "space out" your apps accordingly. Although, I have never heard of a hack that would allow you to place apps just anywhere. Complete freedom of motion... that's an interesting idea...
     
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  8. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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  9. maturola macrumors 68040

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    You mean like Android??? LOL :eek:

    Steve is going to revoke your membership!
     
  10. Eso macrumors 68000

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    I've been sending in a feature request via iPhone feedback since 2008.

    Before, I created a "webapp" that just had a black icon (no shadow), and no name. The effect doesn't work anymore with wallpapers.
     
  11. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Haha, oh I wasn't aware that you could do this on Android.

    Membership? :p:rolleyes:
     
  12. aforty macrumors 65816

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    You can't just create a transparent icon?
     
  13. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see why that wouldn't be an option, but personally, yuck. Will look like a desktop.. cluttered, unorganized. Again, just personal opinion, but I really like that the iPhone doesn't feel like a desktop or an old PPC or some other cluttered mobile OS.
     
  14. maturola macrumors 68040

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    lol Yeah...you can put them anywhere, it also suport widgets that can be place anywhere...

    That and Google integration (gtalk, gvoice, Gbookmarks, etc) it is the only missing items to make my iPhone perfect. (unfortunately for me android hardware isn't all there yet) [note: I don't want hijack the thread with a "what is better android vs IOS, i am just letting the OP knows that this is available on other platform and I don;t see steve allowing that type of freedom on his devices)

    with that said...i love my iDevices and if AT&T ever deliver my pre-order i will love my i4 as well...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Transparency isn't supported and you can no longer have icons without a name (or just composed of spaces).
     
  16. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Jailbreak and your phone could look like this too

    [​IMG]

    lol
     
  17. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Too bad. That was a good idea!

    Wow... that's ugly! :)
     
  18. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    holy Pocket PC flashback! yikes

    I guess differences make the world go around.
     
  19. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Haha I just needed to see something different as I have the new bootrom and can't jb 4.0 yet and Ive Been stock for a few months. It works good all seemless and quick.
     
  20. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    i bet it works well, its nicely organized. Enjoy
     

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