WebOS3.0 Launcher Tweaks

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WebOS3.0 Launcher Tweaks

Included are tweaks that will Add/Rename/Reorder the Touchpad Launcher pages in webOS 3.0

PROCEED WITH CAUTION! SEE ISSUES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Contents

File Locations

All files are located in /var/luna/preferences/launcher3/

launcher_fixed.msave - Includes details on the Launcher Page Listing.

page_ReorderablePage_APPS_{6b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6} - Each launcher page has a file like this, with "APPS" changed to the launcher page name and the seemingly random long string of characters different per page


To Rename a Page

  1. Go into the "page_ReorderablePage_..." file
  2. In the [header] section, you will find a row labeled "pagename="
  3. Change the "pagename" to the name you want.
  4. Reboot your Touchpad.
  5. Interestingly, if you change the name of "APPS" to "NEW", a new file will be created called "page_ReorderablePage_NEW_{6b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}" with the same PageID


To Reorder the tabs:

  • Go to the " launcher_fixed.msave" file
  • To rearrange the pages, all you need to do is change the "pageindex" values of the pages.
  • Perform a reboot and the data in same file with automatically be rearranged based on your pageindex values

SAMPLE CODE:

[General]
nul=0
[header]
num_pages=4
save_sys_version=7
simple_name=default
time_created=1309879687727
[pages]
1\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_APPS_{6b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}
1\pageindex=0
1\pagetype=ReorderablePage
2\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_DOWNLOADS_{21227633-7ee8-43df-8679-07a13d72fc7b}
2\pageindex=1
2\pagetype=ReorderablePage
3\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_FAVORITES_{0a8f06aa-0b35-4f93-8380-5f9b712e5474}
3\pageindex=2
3\pagetype=ReorderablePage
4\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_SETTINGS_{fd41ac63-451f-4924-ad64-ae8770ee14b9}
4\pageindex=3
4\pagetype=ReorderablePage
size=4


To Add Launcher Tabs:

This was a bit more difficult You can either copy an existing file and edit, or you can create a new file in the directory. Here is an example of the file you should create

  • FILENAME = page_ReorderablePage_NEW_{7b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}
  • Make sure you change the PageID listed in the filename. I just took an existing ID and changed the first character

TEXT IN FILE:

[header]
pagedesignator=NEW
pagename=NEW
pagetype=ReorderablePage
pageuid={7b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}
[icons]
size=0
  • Save the file.
  • Open launcher_fixed.msave
  • Change the "num_pages" in the [header] section to 5
  • Change the last row of the file from "size=4" to "size=5"
  • Copy the 3 lines of any one of the existing launcher pages and paste it where you want to add the page (in the example below, I added it at the end)
  • Change the number at the beginning of the row to increment the pages correctly
  • Change the "pageindex" values to order the pages correctly
  • Change the "filepath" to the filename of the new file

See changes to the launcher_fixed.msave file below. NEW code is in BOLD, CHANGED code in ITALICS

[General]
nul=0
[header]
num_pages=5
save_sys_version=7
simple_name=default
time_created=1309879687727
[pages]
1\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_APPS_{6b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}
1\pageindex=0
1\pagetype=ReorderablePage
2\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_DOWNLOADS_{21227633-7ee8-43df-8679-07a13d72fc7b}
2\pageindex=1
2\pagetype=ReorderablePage
3\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_FAVORITES_{0a8f06aa-0b35-4f93-8380-5f9b712e5474}
3\pageindex=2
3\pagetype=ReorderablePage
4\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3//page_ReorderablePage_SETTINGS_{fd41ac63-451f-4924-ad64-ae8770ee14b9}
4\pageindex=3
4\pagetype=ReorderablePage
5\filepath=/var/luna/preferences/launcher3/page_ReorderablePage_NEW_{7b63679a-9ce6-449b-892f-6b684d9b03c6}
5\pageindex=4
5\pagetype=ReorderablePage
size=5
  • Perform a reboot


Known Issues:

  1. After apply tweaks, App Icon locations would not stick. I could physically move them from one launcher page to another, but once I reboot the device (Luna or Full restart), all apps returned to their original position

EDIT: Apparently, I am not the only one having the apps not sticking to launcher pages issue (see http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad/286614-i-am-having-2-issues-help.html ) ... so, maybe the tweaks aren't causing this, but rather a Touchpad thing. EDIT #2: Actually, this is an issue in webOS 3.0 (not sure about 3.0.2). You must press the DONE button after moving apps, not just tapping elsewhere on the screen. As long as you press the DONE button, this issue should not occur.

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