Sunday, March 14, 2010

[How To] Have up to 9 home screens !

Posted on 2:24 PM by SlipKoRnSaad

In 3 easy steps you'll be able to have more than 4 standard home screens for your N900 !

1- Download and install modified hildon desktop from here. It may take several minutes to download and install packages (5min or so...)

2- Reboot your N900

3- Open a terminal and type the following commands :

Sudo gainroot (then, Enter key)
gconftool -s /apps/osso/hildon-desktop/views/5/bg-image -t string "/path/to/background.jpg"
gconftool -s /apps/osso/hildon-desktop/views/active -t list --list-type int [1,2,3,4,5] (then, Enter key)

4- Done!

With this example you have 5 home screens! Works perfectly. Have fun with up to 9 Home Screens!






Via : www.maemo.ch

More info at :

http://wiki.maemo.org/Modified_Hildon_Desktop

http://maemo.org/packages/view/modified-hildon-desktop/

http://www.google.com/m?client=ms-nokia-maemo&channel=bookmark&q=Modified+Hildon+Desktop

7 Response to "[How To] Have up to 9 home screens !"

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峻崴 Says....

can you help me?
i have tried many times,but i just still can't change the wallpaper of it,why?
i entered :
gconftool -s /apps/osso/hildon-desktop/views/5/bg-image -t string "/home/user/MyDocs/.images/benz/5.jpg"

i'm sure the data is existed,but i entered the command like it,it doesn't worked!

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Anonymous Says....

Try gconftool-2 maybe?

gconftool-2 -s /apps/osso/hildon-desktop/views/5/bg-image -t string "/home/user/MyDocs/.images/benz/5.jpg"

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峻崴 Says....

Unfortunately,it still doesn't work...
Did it work in pr1.3?
I think that I can just use the menu untill the N9 realsed and espect it will has more home screens...
N900 and TAIWAN's SAT has really driven me crazy!

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Anonymous Says....

I cant find maemodder in the extra-devel repository. how did you get it?

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Anonymous Says....

maemodder forum link: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=67989

maemodder doesn't allow you to change the desktop backgrounds of others.

峻崴: Try not putting the quotes for the command you initially posted: gconftool -s /apps/osso/hildon-desktop/views/5/bg-image -t string /home/user/MyDocs/.images/benz/5.jpg

If that fails to work, try it as root, and if root also fails to change the background, double check the paths to make sure that it is the right place.

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