Customizing global UI elements

You can use the Global Items Inspector to change the UI elements used across all BlackBerry applications.

Change images for global UI elements

  1. In the Inspector, click the Global Items button.
  2. Perform any of the following actions:

    Task

    Steps

    Change the send and receive data images.
    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click the transmission icon.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click the drop-down list for either the transmit and receive icon, transmit icon, receive icon, or the transmit random access channel icon.
    3. Click Change Image.
    4. Navigate to an image.
    5. Click Open.
    Change the key modifier images.
    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click the key modifiers icon.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click the drop-down list for the multi-tap, Alt, Caps Lock, or Num Lock icon.
    3. Click Change Image.
    4. Navigate to an image.
    5. Click Open.
    Change the navigation icons.
    1. On the right portion of the preview area of the canvas, click the Up or Down arrow.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click the drop-down list for either the Up or Down arrow.
    3. Click Change Image.
    4. Navigate to an image.
    5. Click Open.
    Change the hourglass image.

    The hourglass image has a 16 frame limit. If the animated image has more than 16 frames, the BlackBerry Theme Builder exports the first 16 frames only.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click the hourglass icon.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click the Hourglass drop-down list.
    3. Click Change Image.
    4. Navigate to an image.
    5. Click Open.

Change colors for global UI elements

  1. In the Inspector, click the Global Items button.

  2. Task

    Steps

    Change the color of the progress indicator.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click either the complete or incomplete part of the progress bar.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click either the Complete Bar Color swatch or the Incomplete Bar Color swatch.
    3. In the Color Picker dialog box, click a color.
    4. Click OK.

    Change the color of the progress indicator text.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click either the complete or incomplete part of the progress bar.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, click either the Complete Text Color swatch or the Incomplete Text Color swatch.
    3. In the Color Picker dialog box, click a color.
    4. Click OK.

    Change the background color of applications.

    1. In the Application section, click the Background color swatch.
    2. In the Color Picker dialog box, click a color.
    3. Click OK.

    Change the color of application text.

    1. In the Application section, click the Text color swatch.
    2. In the color selector, click a color.
    3. Click OK.

Apply screen transitions

You can choose a screen transition to apply a visual effect that appears when the user opens or closes a screen on a BlackBerry device. You can choose screen transitions for effects such as slides, wipes, and zooms, for transitions between screens, and lists. For example, you can specify that each time you move away from the Home screen, the Home screen slides up.

  1. In the Inspector, click the Global items button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Globals section, click Screen Transitions.
  3. In the drop-down list for the screen or list, click a transition effect. You can click the button beside each drop-down list to preview the screen transition effects that are available.
  4. Click Close.