MultiHome (Filip) - Android Homescreen Tutorial





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Published on Dec 17, 2012

You either know this screen, or you know of it. Ranked 1st as the most popular screen on mycolorscreen.com and 2nd as the most viewed. So I decided to do a video tutorial on it. What makes it stand out is its beautifully designed screen categories, that combine into one truly inspiring (as seen in its comments) Android homescreen. Let us begin.

Link to the original MultiHome screen by Filip:

Link to his MyColorScreen homescreen homepage:

Even though MultiHome has many different apps/widgets, and they look complicated to set up, it's actually one of the easiest screens I've set up so far. The first thing you'll need are the wallpapers, below is the steps needed as well as the link:

1. Go to this link for the wallpapers: http://minus.com/mXMaUsXMm
2. Copy them into a folder, either on your phone or PC
3. Now copy it to your phone if you haven't downloaded them straight


Apex Settings:

---- Homescreen Settings:
- Portrait Grid: 10x9 (or whatever works best for you)
- Horizontal Margin: Large
- Vertical Margin: Medium
- Manage Screens: 4 Screens
- Wallpaper Mode: Multiple Screen (scrolling)
- Show Indicator: Disabled
- Hide Notifications: Enabled
- Hide Shadows: Enabled
- Hide Icon Labels: Enabled

---- Dock Settings:
- Hide Dock: Enabled

---- Multupicture Live Wallpaper:

1. Menu (or hold down on homescreen) - Add - Wallpaper - Live Wallpaper - Multipicture Live Wallpaper.
2. Add Individual Settings - Add 1, then 2, then 3, then 4
3. Screen 1 settings - Picture Source - Single Picture - Find Home Wallpaper
4. Crop/Resize Ratio - Fit to Screen (should work)
5. Repeat for the rest.
6. Disable (untick) all options in the main menu.
7. Transition Type - Card
8. Go back - Set Wallpaper


Screen 1: Home

1.1. Download Minimalist Text (Free) from here
1.2. Small Bottom Left Clock: Menu - Add - Widget - Minimalist Text - 2x1 (hor)
1.3. Take off show background
1.4. Predefined Layout - Custom Layout
1.5. Custom Layout - Hour (24hr, 2 digits) | Static Text (full stop) | Minute (2 digits)
1.6. Font is Helvitica.
1.7. Do the same for the rest and make changes where necessary for the other MT's.
1.8. Download Desktop VisualizeR here:
1.9. Apply the blank png, here is the link:
1.10. Add DV as a widget and change the icon to the blank png, Action - Whatever action you need

Screen 2: Office

2.1 Download Simple Calendar here:
2.2 See video for all the changes
2.3 Download Brilliant Quotes Free here:
2.4 Add it to the bottom
2.5 See video for added Minimalist Text's.


Screen 3: Internet

3.1 Simply add 3 Desktop VisualizeR widgets over each of the large icons, changing the icon to the blank png and Target to Twitter, RSS Feed and Mail.


Screen 4: Media

4.1 Download UberMusic:
4.2 Download the clear skin for it on the Play Store in Find Skins
4.3 Add Ubermusic (2x1 then drag across) to the top
4.4 Download and copy to your phone these icons by AlexT:
4.5 Drag or Add Apps to this screen, hold down on them - Edit - Tap the Picture - Select Picture - Find a suitable icon from the ones above!


Phraw, long tutorial but I hope you guys enjoyed it! This was a request, so you see I do listen :) Please subscribe and also check out the new playlists that will be emerging this week!


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