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So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

btw- I'm trying to figure out how to get 'scroll-without-pages' for the app drawer. I Found out from dissecting coderus' patch that it has something to do with 'freescroll', but not sure of the code syntax/placement. Any help appreciated ...

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

btw- I'm trying to figure Update - I Figured out how to get 'scroll-without-pages' for the app drawer. I Found out from dissecting coderus' patch that scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it has something to didn't do with 'freescroll', but anything. Let me know if not sure of the code syntax/placement. Any help appreciated ...

    working for you.

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...)

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...)

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...)

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something...

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...)so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something...

something... image description Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... image descriptionimage description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... image descriptionsomething... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image descriptionimage description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image descriptionimage description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image descriptionimage description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

image description

I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

image description

I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image descriptionimage description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image descriptionimage description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

image description

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

image description

I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

image description

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  • Show how many pages deep in page stack

I think this is an older feature that got phased out, but I find it helpful sometimes- Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/pageStackIndicator.qml, and replace the whole code with this: https://github.com/dm8tbr/sailfishsilica-qt5/blob/master/usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/PageStackIndicator.qml

image description

  • Change Ambience color to anything you want

Like I said, I like dark and dim, but Ambience highlight color is always bright. Change primary and secondary highlight colors with second commands found in @ssahla 's updated answer here- https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/

image description

Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

image description

image description

  • Show how many pages deep in page stack

I think this is an older feature that got phased out, but I find it helpful sometimes- Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/pageStackIndicator.qml, and replace the whole code with this: https://github.com/dm8tbr/sailfishsilica-qt5/blob/master/usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/PageStackIndicator.qml

image description

  • Change Ambience color to anything you want

Like I said, I like dark and dim, but Ambience highlight color is always bright. Change primary and secondary highlight colors with second commands found in @ssahla 's updated answer here- https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/ You can use ShellEx app to make a one-click method, so you don't have to type the commands every time, and Google's built-in hex color picker comes in handy for finding color codes. Just type 'hex color' into url bar in a Google search, and it shows up in search result screen.

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Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up. Handy tip for emergencies: If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

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Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

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  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

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  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

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  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

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  • Show how many pages deep in page stack

I think this is an older feature that got phased out, but I find it helpful sometimes- Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/pageStackIndicator.qml, and replace the whole code with this: https://github.com/dm8tbr/sailfishsilica-qt5/blob/master/usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/PageStackIndicator.qml

image description

  • Change Ambience color to anything you want

Like I said, I like dark and dim, but Ambience highlight color is always bright. Change primary and secondary highlight colors with second commands found in @ssahla 's updated answer here- https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/ You can use ShellEx app to make a one-click method, so you don't have to type the commands every time, and Google's built-in hex color picker comes in handy for finding color codes. Just type 'hex color' into url bar in a Google search, and it shows up in search result screen.

image description

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Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up.

Handy tip tips for emergencies:

  • If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files. files.
  • To edit files of the phone doesn't boot, get into recovery mode, and use vi in shell.. On my Xperia, rootfs is automatically mounted, so cd to rootfs works fine to access file system. On Jolla phone, need to mount mmcblk0p28. Use instructions from @till here - https://together.jolla.com/question/138839/how-to-run-command-from-recovery-mode/

I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

image description

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  • Show how many pages deep in page stack

I think this is an older feature that got phased out, but I find it helpful sometimes- Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/pageStackIndicator.qml, and replace the whole code with this: https://github.com/dm8tbr/sailfishsilica-qt5/blob/master/usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/PageStackIndicator.qml

image description

  • Change Ambience color to anything you want

Like I said, I like dark and dim, but Ambience highlight color is always bright. Change primary and secondary highlight colors with second commands found in @ssahla 's updated answer here- https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/ You can use ShellEx app to make a one-click method, so you don't have to type the commands every time, and Google's built-in hex color picker comes in handy for finding color codes. Just type 'hex color' into url bar in a Google search, and it shows up in search result screen.

image description

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  • dark buttons with light text

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/button.qml. The first entries are a bunch of bool / properties. 3 of them say color. Anything that says 'Theme.(whatever)... change it to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor'. Then, near the end of the file, is a section called 'label', with an entry of 'color'. Change the color value to 'Theme.primaryColor'.

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  • Bigger cover icons

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/switcher/SwitcherItem.qml, and down about line 310 or so, you'll see a few code entries called 'image' and 'rectangle' that have values of iconSizeSmall and iconSizeMedium. Change those to iconSizeLarge.

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  • # of columns in events view shortcuts

Go to Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/Eventsview.qml, and look for 'columns'. There are 2 of them. One is for shortcuts and one is for actions. I changed mine to 5 and 3.

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Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up.

Handy tips for emergencies:

  • If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files.
  • To edit files of the phone doesn't boot, get into recovery mode, and use vi in shell.. On my Xperia, rootfs is automatically mounted, so cd to rootfs works fine to access file system. On Jolla phone, need to mount mmcblk0p28. Use instructions from @till here - https://together.jolla.com/question/138839/how-to-run-command-from-recovery-mode/

I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...

Update 12/11 - files and folders are a little different with SF3, but most of this can still be used as a general guide. I've done most of these mods on my X Compact running 3.0.0.8.

So, after messing around here and there, I thought maybe a good idea to post some easily-attained examples of helpful discoveries, (probably academic/old news to many here, but maybe some other newbs will appreciate...). Feel free to add other examples.

  1. Since launcher patches don't work on my community port, (v. 2.1.3.7), I wanted to tweak my launcher background, etc. Starting with /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/Launcherview.qml, and using Tinyedit Root app from Openrepos, I found a line that said 'color: (I think the entry was 'black', but can't remember for sure)'. I changed it to '#d9121518', which is hex code for a semi-transparent dark blue-grey. This is the launcher background, but there's another layer which manifests over that, when you open the app drawer, so to deal with that,
  2. go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/layers/LauncherLayer.qml, and add the line 'opaque: false', (credit to this thread for the tip - https://together.jolla.com/question/124262/how-to-make-the-launcher-transparent/). Now, your launcher bg is customized,

    but now the issue is that, for whatever reason, when opacity is removed from launcher layer, it activates an overlay, which covers the top row of apps in the launcher with some kind of Android back-button rectangle. The overlay actually doesn't cause any function, and if you press the space where your app icon is, (hidden by the overlay), the app will still launch, you just have to know where the icon is.

  3. I discovered the code for this at the bottom of /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml. There is code for a rectangle which says a bunch of stuff about 'back' function, etc. Delete the whole code for that rectangle, and it disappears from the launcher.

image description

Update - I Figured out how to get scroll-without-pages:

  1. Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/launcher.qml, and find 'snapMode: ListView.SnapOneItem' and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.StrictlyEnforceHighlight', (there were 3 instances of each in mine).
  2. Change them to 'snapMode: ListView.NoSnap', and 'highlightRangeMode: ListView.NoHighlightRange'. I Think that's all needed. I did also add a line, but I'm pretty sure it didn't do anything. Let me know if not working for you.

Also...

  • Keyboard/Covers

I tend to prefer things dark/dull/flat, so, even though I like the Sailfish UI overall, there are certain things that are just too bright and shiny for me. I found 2 files called GlassBackground.qml - one of them is in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/, and one is in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica. I found that if you change any value that says 'highlightBackgroundColor' to 'highlightDimmerColor', you will get dimmer, darker colors. Also changing the opacity levels, (like from 0.7 to 0.1, or something - experiment), helps. This seems to mainly affect the keyboard and the minimized cards, (covers), (so, if you have a blue highlight color set for your ambience, the minimized cards are usually bright blue, but this can make them more like a dark, shadowy color, accented by your wallpaper.

Also, the GlassBackground file uses 2 png files, noise.png, (found in /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica), and graphic-shader-effect.png, (found in /usr/share/Themes/Meegotouch/Sailfish-default/icons/). Both of these cause the glassy/blurry type of look in different areas. I replaced both of them with a flat, solid color image. This makes the keyboard solid-looking, and seems to make the general glassy-ui more like a blur-ui, (you can't see the little bumpy marks). Of course this is all varying depending on opacity levels in different files, etc, so...) image description

Also,

  • Solid Background for apps, (no glass)

go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/compositor/ApplicationWallpaper.qml, and find the line that says '... 0,0,0,0.5)', and change it to '... 0,0,0,1.0). 0.5 indicates opacity halfway to solid, so changing it to 1.0 makes it totally solid. I thought the 0,0,0 would be rgb color, but when I attempted to change it to something else, the whole screen whited-out. Maybe there's only certain allowed range values or something... Update - figured it out... You need the rgb values to have decimals. So my color, hex #121518, is rgb 18,21,24, so I need to enter .18,.21,.24,1.0. image description

  • Cool neon dialer

Follow instructions above to get solid app background, then go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/keypad.qml. Find 'property color textColor: Theme.primaryColor', and change it to 'property color textColor: Theme.highlightColor'. Tjen set a bright loud color in your ambience...

image description image description

  • Transparent Covers

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/CoverBackground.qml, and change 'transparent: true' to 'transparent: false', and the covers become transparent, (strange but true).

image description

  • Solid Lock Screen (no vignette)

files are in /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/lockscreen/. Mainly 'lockscreen' and 'vignette' files. Look for value called 'open radius', and change it to 0.0. Also interesting is a value called 'frag color' at the end of 'vignette' file. It says 'vec4', followed by parentheses with 3 rgb decimals inside. Change the values similarly to described above to change the color of the screen lock overlay. Changing vec4 to vec(any other number) results in a solid, hot-pink screen overlay. I'm not sure what that value means.

image description

  • Totally flat keyboard

Open /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/keySeparator.qml, and add 'opacity: 0.0'. Then go to 'functionKey.qml' in the same directory, and change opacity values. See lines 47 and 54 in my screenshot for example.

image description

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I was able to get this effect by messing around with /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/opacityRampEffectBase.qml:

image description

  • Remove highlight color from events pulley

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/EventsView.qml, and change any 'Theme.highlightBackgroundColor' to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor', then change opacities how you like. For example, in my screenshot you see the '0.4' number- that was originally '0.8', etc...

image description

image description

  • Show how many pages deep in page stack

I think this is an older feature that got phased out, but I find it helpful sometimes- Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/pageStackIndicator.qml, and replace the whole code with this: https://github.com/dm8tbr/sailfishsilica-qt5/blob/master/usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/PageStackIndicator.qml

image description

  • Change Ambience color to anything you want

Like I said, I like dark and dim, but Ambience highlight color is always bright. Change primary and secondary highlight colors with second commands found in @ssahla 's updated answer here- https://together.jolla.com/question/11949/black-and-white-ambiences/ You can use ShellEx app to make a one-click method, so you don't have to type the commands every time, and Google's built-in hex color picker comes in handy for finding color codes. Just type 'hex color' into url bar in a Google search, and it shows up in search result screen.

image description

image description

  • dark buttons with light text

Go to /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/button.qml. The first entries are a bunch of bool / properties. 3 of them say color. Anything that says 'Theme.(whatever)... change it to 'Theme.highlightDimmerColor'. Then, near the end of the file, is a section called 'label', with an entry of 'color'. Change the color value to 'Theme.primaryColor'.

image description

  • Bigger cover icons

Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/switcher/SwitcherItem.qml, and down about line 310 or so, you'll see a few code entries called 'image' and 'rectangle' that have values of iconSizeSmall and iconSizeMedium. Change those to iconSizeLarge.

image description

  • # of columns in events view shortcuts

Go to Go to /usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/eventsview/Eventsview.qml, and look for 'columns'. There are 2 of them. One is for shortcuts and one is for actions. I changed mine to 5 and 3.

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  • Smooth blur-like effect throughout, instead of the bumpy 'glass', (affects most elements).

Replace 2 png files - /usr/share/themes/sailfish-default/meegotouch/icons/graphic-shader-texture.png, and /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/private/noise.png - with the same semi-transparent png image, (easily found in Googke). Adjust appearance by editing 'GlassBackground' and 'OpacityRampEffectBase' files, as described above.

image description image description


Note: Always have files backed up, and/or know how to get back to where you started if things get messed up.

Handy tips for emergencies:

  • If the phone boots ok, but your app drawer is gone, go to events page, and click on a Storeman notification. Storeman opens, and go to Fingerterm, and select 'launch' from pulley menu, then use vim with root to edit files.files. Or, add lock screen shortcuts...
  • To edit files of the phone doesn't boot, get into recovery mode, and use vi in shell.. On my Xperia, rootfs is automatically mounted, so cd to rootfs works fine to access file system. On Jolla phone, need to mount mmcblk0p28. Use instructions from @till here - https://together.jolla.com/question/138839/how-to-run-command-from-recovery-mode/

I can add more specific code lines, etc., if anyone wants, but it's just a general example. I think code will probably vary from version-to-version, device-to-device, etc. The idea is that you can poke around, and figure different things out. If you're too unsure to test without specifics, you might want to stay away...