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This is a solution for those of you that want shortcuts on your main screen.

Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by o0adma0o, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. o0adma0o

    o0adma0o New Member

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    I did this to my GTV and its awesome! It will allow you to place icons of any apps on your main screen. That way you do not have to browse thru all your apps just to get to a app.

    Download this app and get it on your GTV:

    https://market.android.com/details?...DEsImpwLmNvLmJpaS5hbmRyb2lkLmFwcC5kc2t2enIiXQ..


    Once you download.. add a Desktop Visualizer widget ( 1x1 ).. Once it places the widget, click on the widget. It will take you to another screen where you chose the image file you want to use.. and the app you want it to open up. It will then add an icon looking widget to your main screen. When you click on it, it will open up whatever app you chose.

    I will post a picture once i get home of what it looks like.. but feel free to post your results.


    P.S For icon images.. search "android icons" on deviantart.com
    Browsing deviantART
     

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  2. LadyAngler

    LadyAngler Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice.:cool:

    Maybe I will try to make us some themed launcher pro apk's after I get my update. I already have a pink version for my phone. But I probably won't put pink on the TV and subject my better half to that. Lol

    ~¤~Sent by a Bolt aka Angry Bird Slayer~¤~
     
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    alphawave7 Moderator Staff Member

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    An app called Elixir may also do this (don't have GTV to test), and can typically include unit functions as well. :)
     
  4. Ironman

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    I'm curious about this solution. Any luck with the screen shots? I can't see the app in the GTV's android market...? How do you "get it on the GTV"?
     
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    if there is no sideload apk you can not get that app
     
  6. o0adma0o

    o0adma0o New Member

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    My plasma screen isnt helping me take pics.. this is the best i could do.

    The top Left is a clock.. top right is the wather.


    Do you already have the GTV update? I just got the apk off my android phone and put it on my GTV.
     

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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind uploading it to the GTV Hacker Dropbox account?

    Dropbox - Simplify your life
    Identification, "gtvmarket@gmail.com"
    Password, "GTV2011"
     
  8. o0adma0o

    o0adma0o New Member

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    DONE.

    Folder:
    APKs Confirmed for public GTV2.0

    Filename:
    DesktopVisualizer.apk
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much, sir.
     
  10. DrewMotz

    DrewMotz New Member

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    Thanks for heads up on this app!

    I've been able to get DesktopVisualizer (from the Dropbox), on my SonyGTV. And it works, but only for Apps. I would like to use it for putting some Chrome bookmarks on my home page.

    Is there a way to do that?
     

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