Customizing the Application List screen

The Application List screen is a part of the BlackBerry6 theme layout.

Change the background image for the Application list screen

You can change the background image for the Application list screen, except for a theme with a BlackBerry6 layout.
  1. In the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click the background image.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, click the Background drop-down list.
  4. Click Change Image.
  5. Navigate to an image.
  6. Click Open.

Change the font for the calendar

  1. On the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click the text on the calendar.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, select the font, font size, and font style.

Change the icon for a BlackBerry device application

  1. In the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Application List section, click Application Icons.
  3. In the Application Icons dialog box, in the Normal column, click an application icon.
  4. Navigate to the image that should appear when the application is not selected.
  5. Click Open.
  6. In the Application Icons dialog box, in the Focus column, click the icon for the same application that you chose in step 3.
  7. Navigate to the image that should appear when the BlackBerry device user selects the application icon.
  8. Click Open.

Change multiple application icons at one time

Before you begin:

Create icons with the same file names as the files that you want to replace. You must store the new files in one folder.

You can drag a folder that contains the images to the Applications icons dialog box to change multiple application icons at one time.

  1. In the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Application List section, click Application Icons.
  3. Drag the folder that contains the icons to the Application Icons dialog box.
  4. Click Close.

Change the appearance of the tray

The tray appears on the Home screen of BlackBerry devices. When a device user taps All on the tray of a device, the application list is displayed.
  1. In the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. Do any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Description

    Change the appearance of the tray highlight.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click the tray.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Tray Highlight drop-down list, click Change Color/Image.
    3. Click Color, Gradient, or Image.
    4. Click a color, gradient, or image.
    5. Click OK.

    Change the font settings for the tray.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click any font on the tray.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Font drop-down list, click a font.
    3. To change the size of the text, in the Size field, type a number.
    4. To apply bold, click the Bold button.
    5. To apply italic, click the Italics button.
    6. To apply anti-aliasing, click the Anti-alias button.
    7. To change the alignment of text, click the Alignment button.

    Change the background color of the tray.

    1. In the preview area of the canvas, click the tray.
    2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Tray Background drop-down list, click Change Color.
    3. Click a color.
    4. Click OK.

Add a link to the Application list screen

On the Application list screen, you can add up to ten icons that link to specified web pages. Although you can add up to ten links, the preview area of the canvas displays only the most recent link that you added.

You can customize the icons for the links. Each link has the following two icons associated with it:
  • Normal state: This state is displayed when the icon is not selected.
  • Focus state: This state is displayed when the icon is selected. This image shows the web link icon in a highlighted, or in-focus, state, and is always displayed in conjunction with the highlighted underlay image or overlay image.

You can use the same source image for both icons; however, you must still specify an image for each. When you export the theme, the BlackBerry Theme Builder creates an image file with a unique name for each icon, even if you use the same source image for both.

  1. In the Inspector, click the Application List Screen button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Application List section, click Web Links.
  3. In the Manage Web Links dialog box, click Add Web Link.
  4. In the Name field, type a name for the link. This name appears on the Application list screen with Web Link: in front of the name.
  5. In the Address field, type the web address to display in the browser when a user clicks the icon.
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Normal column, click the icon.
  8. Navigate to the image that should appear when the icon is not selected.
  9. Click Open.
  10. In the Focus column, click the icon.
  11. Navigate to the image that should appear when the user selects the icon.
  12. Click Open.