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8. Improve the User Interface > Customize the Idle Screen

Customize the Idle Screen

Add eye candy to your phone via wallpaper, an operator logo, and custom fonts. Also, enhance the UI for the elderly and vision impaired.

The idle screen (a.k.a. the home screen) is the “face” of your Nokia mobile phone. It is one of the defining features of the phone’s exterior style, especially for the very popular “candy bar” phones. You see this screen every time you pick up your phone. It is definitely worth spending some time to customize the idle screen to your taste.

The customizable visual elements on the idle screen include the wallpaper, the operator logo, and the font. I’ll discuss all of them in this hack.

Set an Image as Wallpaper

Wallpaper is the background image displayed on the idle screen. On most Series 60 devices, the wallpaper occupies only the central part of the screen. On most Series 40 devices, the wallpaper fills the entire screen (see


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