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How to set up minimalistic battery widget

This is a discussion on How to set up minimalistic battery widget within the Motorola Xoom Apps forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; I have along with others asked how this is done so this is my shot at a detailed explanation of how to set up the ...

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    How to set up minimalistic battery widget

    I have along with others asked how this is done so this is my shot at a detailed explanation of how to set up the vertical battery widget using MinimalisticText

    Steps
    1. Download minamilisticText widget from the market

    2. Touch the plus in the top right hand corner of your home screen (the add widge button) and select the 1x5 vertical widget



    3. This will take u into the settings screen for the widget. It will always be in vertical screen. Do not change any of the settings, just hit back and go back to the home screen. Make sure the widget appeared. It should show the time in text sideways.



    4. Then tap on the widget and go back into settings. (I know this sounds stupid but trust me, changing the settings right away can screw it up)

    5. Set up the settings, this is the hard part everyone has trouble with

    Name - change it to whatever, I chose BatteryVertical

    Background - uncheck show background. This will give it a transparent look

    Widget direction - left to right

    for the other three under orientation make sure their all the same with center selected

    Predetermined layout - select custom

    Custom layout
    1. First you want to long hold on the three boxes in the first row, one at a time. After selected a trash can will appear, drag and drop and the box will be remove. It should just be one row with nothing in it at this point.

    2. Then you want to click on the second button on the right, the green add button, not the plus sign. This will add another row. You want to press this 9 times. This will give you a total of 10 rows. If you want 0% you can add that as well. The only differencecis the extra row in this part and then font size.

    3. Now you click on the plus sign on the right, this will pull up a menu. Click on the battery section on the bottom. Scroll over to battery level bar 100%. Put this on the top row. Repeat these steps for each of the battery levels. Put one % on each row, descendng from the top.



    Text style

    Normal/Non accented
    You want these both the same

    Font family - default
    Bold/italic - unchecked
    Size - 30 for no 0 / 28 with
    Case - normal
    Color - white, just the default as white as possible
    Use system cold - unchecked
    Blur ratio - 0



    Accented
    Font family - default
    Bold - checked
    Italic - unchecked
    Size - 50 without 0. / 48 with
    Color - you can use whatever but I use FF118AEB under hex to match the system color as best as possible
    Blur- 0



    6. Hit save

    This is all you need to set up the widget, it works in both landscape and horizontal. Hope this works for all of you.

    Last edited by Notto; 03-27-2011 at 07:38 PM.

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    Do you have any screenshots Notto?

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    Nah not yet, but maybe this weekend ill downlad the sdk, and take some

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    I have several MT widgets saved now and when I try to re-apply them (by hitting restore) it adds the default back to the screen. Has anyone had any luck using a saved MT widget? If so, a little help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohdawg View Post
    I have several MT widgets saved now and when I try to re-apply them (by hitting restore) it adds the default back to the screen. Has anyone had any luck using a saved MT widget? If so, a little help?
    I have saved them and also have restored them, go in the mt widget and it should give u a list of your saved settings

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    added pictures

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    Thank you so much for this walkthrough!

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    I think someone should add this to "Hacking Guides" in this forum even though its not really a hack
    Last edited by jakem90; 04-18-2011 at 09:35 AM.

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    Thanks! This was very helpful. I was about to uninstall that widget until I found this.

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    Looks great, thank you.


 
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