Patch:AdvancedSystemMenus

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Overview

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The Advanced System Menus patches are a handful of highly customizable patches for webOS 2.1 and later.

The Advanced System Menus patches have been designed to give a consistent look and feel across the webOS top bar. Having all of the Advanced System Menus patches installed will give the best overall experience; however, you can choose to install just the menus you want. Utilizing all or some of the menus and their functionality will not affect the performance of your device.

The Advanced System Menus patches consist of the following set of individual patches:

REQUIRED:

Note: You need to pick the correct framework patch based on your setup.

Advanced System Menus - Framework:

Provides the foundation for the Advanced System Menus patches. This patch is required for the other Advanced Systems Menus patches to function properly..
(Note: This patch is needed for devices (including meta-doctored devices) running a WR (world release) of webOS 2.1; all languages)


Advanced System Menus - Framework (VZW):

Provides the foundation for the Advanced System Menus patches. This patch is required for the other Advanced Systems Menus patches to function properly..
(Note: This patch is needed for the devices running a non-WR (world release) of webOS 2.1; languages EN_US or ES)


OPTIONAL:

Note: If you installed the VZW version of the Advanced System Menus - Framework patch, you should then install the VZW versions of the patches listed below.

Advanced System Menus - Mode Menu:

Extends the functionality of the Mode Switcher application. This patch is not required to use Mode Switcher, but is highly recommended.


Advanced System Menus - Today Menu:

Extends the functionality of your calendars by giving you quick access to your calendar events.


Advanced System Menus - Device Menu:

Extends the functionality of the device menu by giving you quick access to the following options/settings: the system radios (phone, wifi, bluetooth and gps) and preferences, VPN settings, volume levels (system, ringtone and media), screen brightness, flashlight (using the device LED), networks (auto, 2g, 3g), security (unlock, pin, password), voice and data roaming, and data connection. (Note: At this time, after installing this patch, a full restart is required for the flashlight (using the device LED) to work correctly.)


Advanced System Menus - Power Menu:

Extends the functionality of the power menu by simplifying the power menu and adds way to configure the shown actions in the menu. Currently supported actions are: Airplane mode toggle, device sleep toggle (prevent/allow device sleeping), device restart/shutdown and luna restart. (Note: At this time, after installing this patch, a full restart of your device is required for the menu to work correctly.)


Advanced System Menus - App Menu:

Extends the functionality of an application's app menu to be full width across the top bar when an app is in the foreground. The background of the menu is transparent so you can still see the top bar behind it, however tapping anywhere on the top bar will open the application's app menu and prevents the other top bar menus from being activated. This makes the app menu more accessible when using the phone with one hand. Currently the behavior is not configurable, but it will be in the future.


Installation

The following information will help with installing the Advanced Systems Menus patches.

Method

The following method can be used to install the Advanced System Menus patches.

Preware
  1. Open Preware
  2. Start typing “Advanced System” (no quotes)
  3. Tap the corresponding patch from the list
  4. Tap the Install button
  5. Tap the Ok button to restart Luna

Or

  1. Open Preware
  2. Tap Available Packages
  3. Tap Patch > Advanced > Patch name (e.g. Advanced System Menus - Today Menu)
  4. Tap the Install button
  5. Tap the Ok button to restart Luna


(Note: After installing the Advanced System Menus - Device Menu and Power Menu patches, a full restart is required for them to work correctly.)


Updating

webOS OTA Updates

The Advanced System Menus patches are not OTA (over-the-air) update safe. When there is an OTA update to a newer version of webOS from your carrier, you must remove these patches before updating. If you do not remove them prior to running the OTA update, you most likely will need to run the Emergency Patch Recovery tool from Preware.


Patch Updates

Updated versions of the Advanced System Menus patches can be applied via Preware.


Usage

Each Advanced System Menus patch is listed below with information on how you access, use and configure the menus.

Throughout the menus, tapping an item in the menu will perform a certain function or present you with more choices (e.g. like a submenu).

Some of the more advanced functionality (e.g. Accessing the menu configuration) might require the use of the Option Key + Tap or Option Key + Swipe. The Option Key is the Orange or Silver key on your device's (depending on your device) keyboard. The Option Key + Swipe simply means to press the Option Key while swiping down the menu.

Another way to access the menu's configuration options would be to Tap and hold (seen the in instructions as "Tap + Hold") your finger on the menu spot which will then open the menu in the edit mode.

Advanced System Menus - Framework
The framework patch provides the foundation for the Advanced System Menus patches. In addition, there are also certain things that the framework patch adds that the other menu patches utilize, such as, a GPS icon and ringer switch icon to the top bar.

Tweaks Supported Options
The following options are available in the Tweaks application if you have this patch installed. For more information on each setting, see the blue Help/? in the Tweaks app.
Battery Icon: [Icon Only | Percentage Only | Icon & Percentage | Icon & Percentage+]
This option determines how the battery level is displayed in the top bar.

Show GPS Icon: [Yes | No]
This option determines whether the GPS icon should be shown in the top bar.

Show Ringer Icon: [Yes | No]
This option determines whether the ringer icon should be shown in the top bar.

Show Roaming Icon: [Yes | No]
This option determines whether the roaming icon should be shown in the top bar.


Advanced System Menus - Mode Menu
Accessing The Menu:
Tap or Swipe down the left of the screen/top bar (when an app is not in focus).

Using The Menu:

The Mode Menu utilizes the carrier string area of the top bar to display the current mode/status of the Mode Switcher app.

  • If Mode Switcher's Default Mode is active, the carrier string will appear as normal (e.g. Sprint, Verizon, ATT, etc...).
  • If Mode Switcher is running a Normal Mode, the carrier string will be overwritten with the name of that Normal Mode.
  • If Mode Switcher is running a Modifier Mode, the carrier string will have a plus (+) sign appended to the end.
  • If Mode Switcher's mode triggers are locked, the carrier string will be displayed in yellow to signify that the triggers are locked.

With the Mode Menu open, you will see (by default) all of the custom modes listed in the menu.

  • Tap a mode opens a submenu with options for toggling the mode on/off and for opening Mode Switcher directly to that mode for editing.
  • Option + Tap a mode toggles the mode on/off.
  • Tap + Hold the very first menu row will temporarily show all menu items.

The first line (Status:) of the menu when opened, changes based on the current mode/status of the Mode Switcher app as such:
  • Default - Default Mode is active and unmodified
  • Normal - A Normal mode is active and unmodified
  • Modified - The current active mode is being modified by a Modifier mode.

Configuring The Menu:

Option + Tap/Tap + Hold the Mode Menu to configure the menu.

  • Tap a mode name will toggle whether or not it is shown in the menu.
  • Tap the last menu item will go forward in the list of choices when configuring the quick action in the menu (last menu item). Choosing a mode will set the last menu item as a quick toggle for that mode. Choosing "Toggle Triggers Locking" will set the last menu item to a On/Off toggle for Mode Switcher.
  • Option + Tap/Tap + Hold to go backwards in the list of choices when configuring the quick action in the menu (last item).


Advanced System Menus - Today Menu
Accessing The Menu:
Tap or Swipe down the middle of the screen/top bar (when an app is not in focus).

Using The Menu:

  • Tap the date in the menu will open the Calendar app to that day.
  • Tap a calendar event will open the Calendar app to that event's details.
  • Tap the "Show Tomorrow's Events" will show the next day's events.
  • Option + Tap/Tap + Hold the "Show Tomorrow's Events" will show the previous day's events.
  • Option + Tap/Tap + Hold any event will toggle the event's start/end time information.
  • Option + Tap/Tap + Hold a weather event will toggle between low/high temperature information. (This option requires a weather calendar be configured in your Google calendar.)

Configuring The Menu:

Option + Tap/Tap + Hold the Today Menu to configure the menu.

  • Tap a calendar will toggle whether or not it is shown in the menu.
  • Tap the "Show Events for x Days" will toggle between 3 and 7 days worth of events to display.


Advanced System Menus - Device Menu
Accessing The Menu:
Tap or Swipe down the right of the screen/top bar (when an app is not in focus).

Using The Menu:

  • Tap a menu item will expand the submenu for that item, displaying the settings that can be toggled.
  • Tap the quick action (last menu item) can be used to quickly toggle once custom configured setting.
  • Tap the volume heading (e.g. Ringtone, System or Media) in the Device submenu will toggle between the three volume controls.
  • Option + Tap the Roaming Enabled setting under the Phone submenu will toggle Forced Roaming on/off.
  • Tap + Hold the Roaming Enabled to setting under the phone submenu will toggle Forced Roaming on/off.
  • Option + Tap a menu item will perform the first action that exists in the submenu for that menu item. (e.g. Option + Tap the WiFi menu item will toggle the WiFi radio on/off instead of opening the WiFi submenu.
  • Tap + Hold the very first menu row will temporarily show all menu items.

Configuring The Menu:

Option + Tap/Tap + Hold the Device Menu to configure the menu.

  • Tap a menu item will toggle whether or not it is shown in the menu.
  • Tap the quick action (last menu item) will cycle forward through the different settings available. (The item selected will become the toggle for the quick action in the Device menu.)
  • Option + Tap/Tap + Hold the quick action (last menu item) will cycle backward through the different settings available. (The item selected will become the toggle for the quick action in the Device menu.)


Advanced System Menus - Power Menu
Accessing The Menu:
Hold down the device's power button for a few seconds.

Using The Menu:

  • Tap a menu item will execute the function selected.
  • The Disable Device Sleep button/option won't work when the device is charging.
  • Tap + Hold the Cancel button to temporarily display all the available menu options.

Configuring The Menu:

With the Power Menu already open, press and hold the power button for a few seconds to configure the menu.

  • Tap a menu item will toggle whether or not it is shown in the menu.


Advanced System Menus - App Menu
Accessing The Menu:
Tap or Swipe down anywhere along the top of the screen/top bar (when an app is in focus).

Using The Menu:

  • Tap the application menu provides you with the default options, preferences, help, etc... available for the app you have open (in focus, not card

Configuring The Menu:

  • Tap + Hold the application menu to toggle the width of the menu between full width (across the top bar) and normal width.


Troubleshooting/FAQs

Q: What version of webOS are these patches available for?
A: The Advanced System Menus patches are available for webOS 2.1 and later.

Q: The flashlight toggle in the Advanced System Menus - Device Menu doesn't seem to work. What's wrong?
A: At this time, you need to do a full restart of your device for the flashlight (using the device LED) to work properly.

Q: The Advanced System Menus - Power Menu doesn't seem to work. What's wrong?
A: At this time, you need to do a full restart of your device for the menu to work properly.

Q: There are errors when I try to install one/all of these patches. What can I do?
A: The Advanced System Menus patches you are trying to install/update most likely are conflicting with an existing patch that currently installed or at one time was and didn't remove cleanly.

You can do two (2) things to try and remedy your situation. 1) You can run the Emergency Patch Recovery tool (EPR) found in Preware or 2) Start removing some of your installed patches. Existing patches that provide the same functionality that these Advanced System Menus patches do will be the cause of the errors 9/10 times.


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Status

Changelog
Advanced System Menus - Framework
2.2.x - Current Release - (Release date: Nov. 22, 2011)
  • Added the missing tweaks option for Icon + Percentage+

2.1.x - Current Release - (Release date: Sep. 7, 2011)
  • Fixed battery percentage not showing after luna restart

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 24, 2011)
  • Fixed battery info not updating when advanced system menus device menu patch is not installed

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 18, 2011)
  • Fixed the typo that slipped into last release that broke tweaks features

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 18, 2011)
  • Added option for icon+percentage with color to make everybody happy (hopefully)

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 7, 2011)
  • Removed color from percentage when icon is also shown

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 11, 2011)
  • Fine tuned battery icon options

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Added translations for French, Spanish and German
  • Added support for configuring battery icon to have percentage value
  • Added support for hiding GPS/Ringer/Roaming icons

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Small fixes and language support additions

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)


Advanced System Menus - Mode Menu
2.1.x/2.2.0 - Current Release - (Release date: Sep. 7, 2011)
  • German translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 24, 2011)
  • Translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 9, 2011)
  • Fixed the status text showing when carrier string is empty

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 7, 2011)
  • Fixed bug with the menu items after tap-n-hold to show all items was used
  • Changed status text show default mode if carrier string is empty

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Added translations for French, Spanish and German

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 31, 2011)
  • Adds support for temporarily showing all items in the menu via tap-n-hold to the first item on the menu

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Small fixes and language support additions

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)


Advanced System Menus - Today Menu
2.1.x/2.2.0 - Current Release - (Release date: Sep. 7, 2011)
  • German translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Aug. 25, 2011)
  • Fixed opening of all day events

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Jul. 26, 2011)
  • Small bug fix

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Jul. 25, 2011)
  • Updates for translations

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Jul. 24, 2011)
  • Fixed events opening with wrong date bug
  • Fixed show tomorrow's events label bug

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 13, 2011)
  • Small translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Added translations for French, Spanish and German
  • Finally all events should be shown for everyone

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 31, 2011)
  • Small fix for wrongly showed deleted single events from repeating events

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Small fixes and language support additions

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 21, 2011)
  • Repeating events fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 21, 2011)
  • Fixed small bug regarding deleted days within repeating events

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 15, 2011)
  • Fixed all day info showing and menu not opening with certain type of events bugs

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)


Advanced System Menus - Device Menu
2.1.x/2.2.0 - Current Release - (Release date: Sep. 17, 2011)
  • German translation fixes

2.1.x/2.2.0 - Old Release - (Release date: Sep. 7, 2011)
  • Fixed quick action not loaded properly if no led in the device
  • German translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Aug. 25, 2011)
  • Allowed wifi/bt/gps menus to be used while airplane mode is on

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Jul. 18, 2011)
  • Small translation fix and added check for existence of LED

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 24, 2011)
  • Fixed harmless service request bug polluting the logs

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 7, 2011)
  • No changes, only added the dependency to systoolsmgr service

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 13, 2011)
  • Fixed led light that I broke in last release
  • Small translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Added translations for French, Spanish and German
  • Fixed bug with security settings and the new show all feature
  • Changed from bundled service to Jason's systoolsmgr service

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 31, 2011)
  • Adds support for temporarily showing all items in the menu via tap-n-hold to the first item on the menu

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Small fixes and language support additions

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)


Advanced System Menus - Power Menu
2.1.x/2.2.x - Current Release - (Release date: Nov. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed device sleep option

2.1.x/2.2.0 - Old Release - (Release date: Sep. 7, 2011)
  • Added holding of cancel in power menu to temporally show all items in the menu
  • German translation fixes
  • Disabled device sleep toggle action when on charger

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 24, 2011)
  • Translation fixes

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: May. 7, 2011)
  • No changes, only added the dependency to systoolsmgr service

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Added translations for French, Spanish and German
  • Changed from bundled service to Jason's systoolsmgr service

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Small fixes and language support additions

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)


Advanced System Menus - App Menu
2.1.x/2.2.0 - Current Release - (Release date: Apr. 10, 2011)
  • Small fix

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 23, 2011)
  • Added possibility to toggle (configure) the width of the app menu

2.1.x - Old Release - (Release date: Mar. 10, 2011)
  • Fixed all remaining bugs (hopefully)
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