Customizable screen elements

Screen element

Description

 

Home screen

The Home screen appears when you turn on or unlock the BlackBerry® device.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Home screen:

  • Change the background image
  • Change the font type and font color

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the Home screen for your theme by clicking the Home Screen button in the Inspector.

For themes with a BlackBerry® 6 theme layout, you have the additional option of making changes to the Today Home screen by clicking the Today Home screen button in the Inspector.

Application list

The Application list displays the applications, games, and folders that are on the device. For devices running BlackBerry® 6 with a BlackBerry 6 theme layout, you can tap All on the tray to display the list of applications. For devices running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 and earlier, the Application list appears when you press the Menu key on the Home screen of the BlackBerry device.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Application list:

  • Change the font type and font color for the text on the Application list
  • Change the images for the different icons for the applications
  • Add links to web pages

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the Application list screen for your theme by clicking the Application List button in the Inspector.

Banners

The banner displays items, such as the date and time, network connectivity, and notification icons, in the upper portion of the device screens. There are two types of banners: Home screen and Application.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to both banners:

  • Change the background image
  • Change the images for the indicator icons such as the battery and signal meters
  • Change the font type and font color
  • Move banner items

For Home screen banners, you can also hide items and move items on the banner.

The Home screen banner appears on the Home screen and, depending on the theme layout, on the Lock screen.

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the Home screen banner for your theme by clicking the Banner button in the Inspector and then clicking the Show the Home screen Banner button on the toolbar.

 

The Application banner appears on the Application list, message list, phone screens, and depending on the theme layout, on the Lock screen. The Application banner is similar to the banner on the Home screen except that the Application banner is narrower in height than the Home screen banner and you cannot move or remove items from the Application banner.

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the Application banner for your theme by clicking the Banner button in the Inspector and then clicking the Show the Application Banner button on the toolbar.

Message list

On the device, the Message list displays the icons that identify the type and status of the messages. These icons include images for email messages, text messages, and browser messages, such as saved browser requests or pushed browser content.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Message list:

  • Change the background image
  • Change the icons for the messages
  • Change the text color for the messages that are sent with high priority

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items on the Message list screen for your theme by clicking the Message List button in the Inspector.

Active Call screen

The Active Call screen appears when you make a call on the device.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Active Call screen:

  • Change the background image
  • Change the font type and color
  • Change phone icons

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items on the Active Call screen for your theme by clicking the Active Call screen button in the Inspector.

Incoming Call screen

The Incoming Call screen appears when you receive a call on the device.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Incoming Call screen:

  • Change the background images
  • Change the font type and color
  • Change the ring tone

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items on the Incoming Call screen for your theme by clicking the Incoming Call screen button in the Inspector.

Phone Hotlist screen

The Phone Hotlist screen appears when you view the call log on the device.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Phone Hotlist screen:

  • Change the images for the phone icons that show multiple states
  • Change the color of the text for the phone number of the device and for the phone number that you dial when you make a call

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items on the Phone Hotlist screen for your theme by clicking the Phone Hotlist screen button in the Inspector.

Lock screen

Depending on the settings, the device might lock after a period of time.

In your theme, you can make the following changes to the Lock screen:

  • Change the background image
  • Change the Lock icon
  • Add animation to the Lock screen
  • Move the items on the Lock screen
  • Layer the items on the Lock screen

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items on the Lock screen by clicking the Lock screen button in the Inspector.

UI controls

Controls, such as dialog boxes, menus, title bars, buttons, lists, pop-up menus, group boxes, and the search field, can appear on all the device screens. You can change the icons, fonts, and colors for these items.

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the controls for your theme by clicking the Controls button in the Inspector.

Global items

The following items can appear on all device screens:

  • Icons for wireless coverage
  • Navigation arrows
  • Progress bars
  • Hourglass icon
  • Screen transition effects, such as slides, wipes, or zooms

In the BlackBerry Theme Builder, you can customize the items for your theme by clicking the Global Items button in the Inspector.


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