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How to add more Super apps to Home screen? [answered]

asked 2016-08-02 20:04:08 +0300

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updated 2016-08-03 11:12:47 +0300

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How to add more pages in home screen?? How to add apps in home page like gaana app installed in aqua fish??

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by nthn
close date 2017-06-08 13:29:49.273783


First I did not understand the question. Then I watched through youtube video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NrnVzS0mBaw and saw how Intex Aqua Fish has additional screen in addition to home screen and events wiev and you can roll them through. What is the idea of having those views? To help to have more apps open in bigger sizes or use it as an extra app grid like in android phones.

Rikujolla ( 2016-08-03 07:01:30 +0300 )edit

I can see an advantage in those super apps if it would be something like 'scopes' on ubuntu phone. I use a lot of RSS feeds and frankly none of the sailfish OS RSS apps are perfect. So suppose you could make a news 'scope' like app all across your screen which shows your RSS feeds and refreshes automatically? Would be a nice feature.

Andrik ( 2016-08-03 11:01:59 +0300 )edit

there is angry bird super app

TMavica ( 2016-08-03 13:26:09 +0300 )edit

i can't install from warehouse.it show error.

parthpatel ( 2017-07-20 07:22:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-06-03 10:25:08 +0300

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dconf write /desktop/lipstick-jolla-home/partnerspace/applications "['/usr/share/applications/jolla-calculator.desktop', '/usr/share/applications/jolla-notes.desktop']"
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This is awesome thanks!

magullo ( 2017-06-03 10:48:55 +0300 )edit

Note that native Sailfish applications are missing background textures in partnerspace so they look terrible.

nthn ( 2017-06-03 12:04:14 +0300 )edit

yes @nthn, I noticed this as well. I'm only tinkering.

Spam Hunter ( 2017-06-03 12:05:40 +0300 )edit

@fmotl: no worries, I only mentioned it as a remark for those interested in this functionality. Not sure if it can be called a bug or not, but hopefully it will be fixed at some point.

nthn ( 2017-06-03 15:01:43 +0300 )edit

@nthn I managet to remove with

dconf write /desktop/lipstick-jolla-home/partnerspace/applications "['']"
magullo ( 2017-06-03 15:10:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-06-07 00:44:20 +0300

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I created a small app (setting) for applying up to 5 screens with your preferred apps (for Jolla1/C & Tablet). If someone need/want this, I can share it on openrepos.
Thanks to Coderus for sharing how to apply this.
I still didn't find how to change the transparent background for jolla apps on partnerspace screen, but with android apps it work good...

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sounds good, would like it for deezer

pawel ( 2017-06-07 08:03:17 +0300 )edit

If you want this for playing video in background, use (LLs player) or YTplayer and for audio default media player. I tested with Android YouTube, but it stop playing when you swipe from partnerspace screen. Here: https://openrepos.net/content/schturman/custom-partnerspace-screens-jolla-1c-tablet

Schturman ( 2017-06-07 11:18:56 +0300 )edit

Would it be possible to make a version for Jolla-c'ed Aqua Fishes? Right now i'm not able to install your app because it conflicts with droid-modem-l500d-in.

breiti_oi ( 2017-06-07 14:10:44 +0300 )edit

I can remove this Conflict, but can you explain me why ? Isn't the Intex phone already have partnerspace ?

Schturman ( 2017-06-08 00:47:57 +0300 )edit

@breiti_oi, if you want to try, this version without restriction. Use it on your own risk!
And please report here or on openrepos :)

Schturman ( 2017-06-08 12:49:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-03 11:07:22 +0300

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Unfortunately there is no official way to add additional Super apps (like Gaana) to Home screen

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Gaana super app is really nice.

amitpatel ( 2016-08-04 20:39:05 +0300 )edit

would you care to write the unofficial way somewhere? Perhaps SFOS wiki would appropriate place?

Acce ( 2016-08-06 22:53:54 +0300 )edit

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