Theme layout types

When you create a theme, you must first select a theme layout type. A theme layout type determines how the applications appear on the Home screen of the BlackBerry® device. You can choose from one of the following theme layout types:

BlackBerry 6

The Home screen displays a notification bar and a tray. BlackBerry device users can tap the notification bar to display Today notification items for new email messages and new phone calls. Users can tap the tray to display an application list.

The BlackBerry 6 theme layout is available only if you create a theme for a device that is running BlackBerry® 6.

Zen

The Home screen displays application icons along the bottom of the screen. Users can click an icon to access that application on the device.

Today

The Home screen displays three notification items (message, calendar, and phone by default), and the most recent entries appear below each application icon. Users can click an icon to access that application, or they can click an entry (for example an appointment on the calendar) to see details of the entry.

Custom

The Home screen displays a combination of Zen theme items (application icons only) and Today theme items (application icons and the most recent entries). You can position these items anywhere on the screen.

To create a custom theme for a device that is running BlackBerry 6, you can use the Custom 6 theme layout. To create a custom theme for devices running software versions earlier than BlackBerry 6, use the Custom theme layout.

Icon

The Home screen displays application icons in a grid layout. You can organize the application icons into a hierarchy of folders. No application list screen is available for an Icon theme layout because all applications appear on the Home screen.


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