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Could someone point me to some information that could help me make changes to my Verizon i600 default screen.

For example, I want to change the default "quick launch" icons along the top left of the screen. Some of the icons I want to remove like the Internet Explorer and get rid of the Draw Poker icon. Actually, I would love to setup just a few icons up there, have them remain in the same spot and not even have my most recent applilcations' icon show up on the list.

Also, I want to change "Contacts" button on the bottom right of the screen to something else like maybe "Calendar" and launch the calendar function instead.

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You will have to edit the xml of the default screen...not sure where it is stored as

i don't have an i600 but probably in the Windows folder :)

And there is no way to change the Contacts button :lol:

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I've modified my i600, even gotten some of midnight's homescreens installed with some modifications and manual installation and registry editing. I'll check where the homescreen xml is on the phone when I have some spare time. It is pretty easy to edit if you are a technically oriented person.

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Hello,

The original layouts are stored in windows. Personal, self created layouts, should go in IPSMApplication DataHome with a name of <something.home.xml. In windows the VZW Full layout is vzw.full.home.xml.

Here's what I did:

Copy windowsvzw.full.home.xml to IPSMApplication DataHome

Copy windowsvzw_home.jpg to IPSMApplication DataHome

^^This file is referenced in the home.xml file.

Rename IPSM...Homevzw.home.jpg to something.home.xml

Open that file to edit it, or edit it on your desktop and copy it to the Home directory to be able to use it.

I deleted all of the lang= stuff that was NOT 0x0409.

Change the <title> tag near the top to a different name as VZW Full Layout will show up twice when you are selecting which layout you want to apply from Programs|Settings|Home Screen.

I then reworked all of the options to how I wanted my home screen to look.

A theme background image will override, the:

<background bgimage="vzw_home.jpg" valign="bottom"/>

so you can just leave that.

Copied to my phone and applied the layout.

A good source of info for the home.xml files is:

Customizing the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 Home

My home layout is below. I don't have the ability to grab a screenshot ATM, so just put this in a plain text doc called gfunk.home.xml, copy it to IPSMApplication DataHome and copy windowsvzw_home.jpg to the same location. Apply GFunk layout.

<?xml version="1.0"?>


<home>


	<author>Nick Garner</author>


	<contacturl>http://www.poofmeister.com/</contacturl>


	<title lang="0x0409">GFunk</title>


	<version>1.00.0000</version>


	<default font-face="arial" font-size="14" font-weight="bold" padding-left="4" padding-right="4" bgcolor="transparent" fgcolor="COLOR_HOMETEXT" padding-top="2" b-border-color="COLOR_HOMERULE" b-border-width="0">


  <format state="selected" fgcolor="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHTTEXT"/>


	</default>


	<background bgimage="GFunk.jpg" valign="bottom"/>


	<scheme>


  <color name="COLOR_WINDOW" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_STATIC" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_STATICTEXT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HIGHLIGHT" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HIGHLIGHTTEXT" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_MENU" value="#E9E8F4"/>


  <color name="COLOR_MENUTEXT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_GRAYTEXT" value="#999999"/>


  <color name="COLOR_GRADLEFT" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_GRADRIGHT" value="#DFE8F4"/>


  <color name="COLOR_INTGRADLEFT" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_INTGRADRIGHT" value="#BACFE8"/>


  <color name="COLOR_TRAYGRADLEFT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_TRAYGRADRIGHT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HIGHGRADLEFT" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HIGHGRADRIGHT" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_WINDOWFRAME" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_BTNFACE" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_BTNTEXT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_SCROLLBAR" value="#E9E8F4"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HOMETEXT" value="#000000"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HOMERULE" value="#999999"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHT" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHTTEXT" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_ALERTWINDOW" value="#FFFFFF"/>


  <color name="COLOR_ALERTTITLE" value="#FA1B1B"/>


  <color name="COLOR_ALERTRULE" value="#999999"/>


	</scheme>


	<!--iconbar at the top-->


	<plugin clsid="{837FC251-FE69-43ad-84E0-EBCEDEBA0884}" name="iconbar" height="21">


  <iconbar fgcolor="COLOR_TRAYTEXT"/>


  <background gradient="title" bgcolor="COLOR_TRAYGRADLEFT" b-border-color="COLOR_WINDOWFRAME" b-border-width="1"/>


	</plugin>


	<!--time-->


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{44FA0F8C-082F-42b4-BE49-82559F23D5D4}" name="time" height="20">


  <date mode="short" halign="right"/>


	</plugin>


	<!--date-->


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{44FA0F8C-082F-42b4-BE49-82559F23D5D4}" name="date" height="20">


  <time mode="24" halign="right"/>


	</plugin>


	<!--blank space taker uper-->


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{5419F376-6520-4407-B8B8-740F5B353EDA}" name="blank" height="75">


  <label/>


	</plugin>


	<!--Missed Calls-->


	<plugin clsid="{0BA8ABB8-1F1D-417f-88C6-DA8530E2E7A6}" name="missedcalls" height="23">


  <background>


 	 <format state="selected" bgcolor="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHT"/>


  </background>


  <format state="nocall" visible="false"/>


  <label h="16">


 	 <text>Missed Calls: <calls/>


 	 </text>


  </label>


	</plugin>


	<!--Unread Msgs-->


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{2F930BF0-6FE9-4a53-9E17-88E9247BAB48}" name="msgs" height="20">


  <label>


 	 <format halign="center"/>


 	 <text>S: <unreadSMS/> E: <unreadEmail/> V: <unreadVMail/>


 	 </text>


  </label>


	</plugin>


	<!--Calendar-->


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{865A354A-4A96-4687-B001-C155DC0DBE76}" height="20">


  <background>


 	 <format state="selected" bgcolor="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHT"/>


  </background>


  <label h="16">


 	 <text>


    &lt;<time/>&gt; <subject/>


 	 </text>


  </label>


	</plugin>


	<plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{79EFB752-CB70-446d-B317-499723482B3D}" name="mru" height="22">


  <mru icon-size="16" y="1"/>


	</plugin>


	<plugin clsid="{37391041-C324-4725-BEE1-3232ED3539CA}" name="callprog" height="41">


  <background>


 	 <format state="selected" bgcolor="COLOR_HOMEHIGHLIGHT"/>


  </background>


  <format state="nocall" visible="false"/>


  <label>


 	 <text>Call in progress:</text>


  </label>


  <label y="17">


 	 <text>


    <progress/>


 	 </text>


  </label>


	</plugin>


</home>

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