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

Vandam500

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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?
 

Kahnyl

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

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*App never actually installed.
 

Vandam500

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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:

And here is a screenshot of my Safari too. Big difference IMO


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

thelatinist

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And here is a screenshot of my Safari too.
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.

Note- The black edges aren't seen at all unlike in the screenshot.
Huh?
 

Vandam500

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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.
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!
 

thelatinist

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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!
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.
 

okrelayer

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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
 

ngenerator

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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!:)
 

Vandam500

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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
Glad you like it :)

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

Could do without the 14 second intro in the videos :p
I like my little intro :) Makes the channel a little more "professional" don't you think?:cool:
 

thelatinist

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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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Vandam500

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

scottuf

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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.
 

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Vandam500

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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.
5 seconds max? Not giving me much to work with :p
 

Vandam500

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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.
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:)