Toolbar

You can use the toolbar in the BlackBerry® Theme Builder to perform actions that you might use on a regular basis. After you select a screen to change, the toolbar shows only the buttons that apply to the screen you selected. You can point to a button on the toolbar and the name of the button appears in a ToolTip.

Button

Description

Select an Individual Object

You can click Select an Individual Object, select the element on the preview area of the canvas, and then on the Quick Edit bar, you can make changes to the element. By default, the Select an Individual Object feature is turned on; however if you clicked the Scroll the Preview Area button and you want to make changes to an element, you must click the Select an Individual Object button again.

Scroll the Preview Area

You can click Scroll the Preview Area to move the preview area on the canvas.

Turn On/Off Bounding Boxes

You can click Turn On/Off Bounding Boxes and click objects on the preview area of the canvas to highlight objects, so that you can move them or change their alignment.

Preview Theme on Simulator

You can click Preview Theme on Simulator to view your theme on a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator. You must first install a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator for the BlackBerry device that you create the theme for.

Preview Theme on BlackBerry

You can click Preview Theme on BlackBerry to see how a theme appears on a BlackBerry device. You must first connect your computer to a device that you create the theme for.

Show the Application Banner

You can click Show the Application Banner to make changes to the Application banner. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Banner button in the Inspector.

Show the Home screen Banner

You can click Show the Home screen Banner to make changes to the banner on the Home screen. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Banner button in the Inspector.

Add a Today Item

You can click Add a Today Item to display an application name with notification items on a Home screen that has a Custom or Custom 6 layout. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Home screen button in the Inspector for a theme with a Custom or Custom 6 layout.

Add a Zen Item

You can click Add a Zen Item to display an application icon on the Home screen that has a Custom or Custom 6 layout. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Home screen button in the Inspector for a theme with a Custom or Custom 6.

Enable Focus Today Area

You can click Enable Focus Today Area to show Today details about an application when the application is in focus and to make changes to the appearance of the Focus Today area. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Home screen button in the Inspector for a theme with a Custom or Custom 6.

Enable Application Name

You can click Enable Application Name to show the name of the application that is in focus and to make changes to the appearance of the application name. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Home screen button in the Inspector for a theme with a Custom or Custom 6.

Change BlackBerry Orientation

You can click Change BlackBerry Orientation to change from portrait mode to landscape mode. If you want the theme in portrait mode to look different in landscape mode, you can click the Change BlackBerry Orientation button and customize each mode. This button is available if you are creating a theme for devices with a touch screen.

Link Portrait and Landscape Changes

You can click Link Portrait and Landscape Changes to link or unlink changes in portrait and landscape mode. When Link Portrait and Landscape Changes is selected, the changes that you make to images, fonts, or colors in Landscape mode are the same in Portrait mode. When the button is not selected, the changes that you make to one mode is not reflected in the other. This button appears on the toolbar if you are creating a theme for devices with a touch screen.

Show the Titlebar

You can click Show the Titlebar to show or hide the title bar in the preview area of the canvas. When the title bar is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the title bar. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector.

Show the Search field

You can click Show the Search field to show or hide the search field in the preview area of the canvas. When the search field is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the search field. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector.

Show the Menu

You can click Show the Menu to show or hide the menu in the preview area of the Canvas. When the menu is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the menu. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector.

Show the Dialog and Button

You can click Show the Dialog and Button to show or hide the dialog box in the preview area of the canvas. When the dialog box is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the dialog box or buttons. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector.

Show the Group Box

You can click Show the Group Box to show or hide the group box in the preview area of the canvas. When the group box is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the group box. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector and you are creating a theme for devices running BlackBerry® 6.

Show the Popup Menu

You can click Show the Popup Menu to show or hide the pop-up menu in the preview area of the canvas. When the pop-up menu is visible in the preview area of the canvas, you can make changes to the appearance of the pop-up menu. This button appears on the toolbar if you selected the Controls button in the Inspector and you are creating a theme for devices running BlackBerry 6.

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