Window Planer (Make The Edges of Your Screen Round!)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Vandam500, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Nice little tweak I found! Just like the title says, makes all the screens of every app on your device round. Looks a whole lot better to be honest.

    Video here as usual.

    What do you guys think about it?
     
  2. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Got this yesterday then deleted it. Its nice but I didn't really want it on after a couple minutes.
     
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  4. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why not :) It's beautiful!

    Yeah it does!
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    The iPhone already has rounded corners. I see no reason to increase their diameter.
     
  6. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes but thats on the hardware side, not the software.
     
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    No, it's on the software side. Application windows have rounded corners. Take a closer look at a screen cap if you don't believe me:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    It's like my iPhone has a CRT inside!!

    Deleted*

    *App never actually installed.
     
  9. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And here is a screenshot of my Safari too. Big difference IMO [​IMG]

    Note- The black edges aren't seen at all unlike in the screenshot.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I didn't say there wasn't a difference; in fact, my post makes clear that native corner rounding has a smaller diameter than Window Planer but that I see no reason to increase it. You then denied that iPhone applications have rounded corners, so I posted a screencap demonstrating that that is untrue.

    You may think that diameter of the native corner rounding on the iPhone is too small, but that does not mean that the corners are not rounded.

    Huh?
     
  11. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I never noticed that the corners were round to be honest. Like you said the diameter is so small it's hard to notice. If you try the app you'll definetely see a bigger difference but that's personal preference!
     
  12. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I won't be trying it. I can see from the screenshots that it spoils the margin between the battery meter and the top right corner. That would bug the hell out of me. And, as I said, I find the native rounding adequate.
     
  13. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    i actually like this. gives it a sleek look. If i get sick of it i will just get rid of it, but it adds a nice little added element imo
     
  14. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I agree, I like this tweak. I'm looking forward to seeing what Pre-Mode is, as it looks like it's currently disabled. Bring on the updates!:)
     
  15. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Could do without the 14 second intro in the videos :p
     
  16. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Glad you like it :)

    Yeah the Pre-Mode looks interesting. I wonder what it will be like

    I like my little intro :) Makes the channel a little more "professional" don't you think?:cool:
     
  17. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Just playing around with this and found you can change the range for the corner radius slider in preferences by editing /Library/PreferenceLoader/Preferences/WindowPlaner.plist. Editing the minimum value to 0 I get complete control of the corner radius, with fine control by 10ths below 10.

    Incidentally, you can also enable "Pre-mode" by editing this same file, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

    The following screencap has a corner radius of 4.8:
     

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  18. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice find thelatinist. The developer probably hasn't coded in the Pre-Mode yet though.
     
  19. scottuf macrumors 6502

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    anyone notice increased battery drain with this? i'm troubleshooting decreased battery life, but i installed this along with a few other things around the same time, so just getting other's observations.
     
  20. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Haven't noticed anything since I've been running it.
     
  21. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Same here. Haven't noticed no battery drain either.
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting.

    But I wouldn't use it. Prefer my corners to be more square.

    Agree.

    No, it distracts from your videos.

    Don't waste my time. Five seconds max.
     
  23. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    5 seconds max? Not giving me much to work with :p
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Be creative. :p

    Seriously, not a bad intro as is, but way too long.

    FWIW, I am watching your video for information, not to see how fancy you can make an intro. Hope that makes sense.
     
  25. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And you didn't see my first intro. It was the same one I have now but 30 seconds long haha. It was easy to get it down to 14 seconds but even lower than that is gonna be a tough one. Thanks for your advice:)
     

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