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Depth: Page Indicator background by jonarific Depth: Page Indicator background by jonarific
Update: This theme is now available as a MobileSubstrate extension by ashikase, which achieves the same effect while greatly simplifying the installation and fixing a few minor flaws that were unavoidable with the previous WinterBoard-only basis. Get more information or download the .deb file!

I have always somewhat disliked the way the home screen's page indicators float freely between dock and regular icons, without any interface element that separates them from either of those. That's why I've created Depth, a tweak that adds a minimal and elegant indent behind them. It's a nice little addition to your home screen background, and a means of improving the layout structure (by acting as a separator) at the same time.

The best thing about this? It applies to any wallpaper automatically! Depth isn't just a set of wallpapers with an indent at the right place; it actually skins a system file called WallGradient. That way, the indent will be added directly on the device, no matter which wallpaper you choose!

Because of the fact that the page indicators' position depends on the height of your dock image, follow the steps inside Installation.txt to determine which version of this theme is suited for your theming setup. If this theme does not work for you at all, please make sure it is at the very top of your WinterBoard theme list. Be reminded that when using a theme with a custom Wallpaper file (such as themes providing home screen widgets), this will not have any effect.

If you encounter any problems, please let me know. Other than that, enjoy! :D


Inspired by ~montydesi's Repapllaw wallpaper pack. The icons in the preview are from Quab HD, the page indicators are bundled with Jaku.
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:iconpazunyan:
pazunyan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Page Indicators please?
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Interface Designer
Check the bottom of the description ;)
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:iconpazunyan:
pazunyan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
sorry, thank you
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Interface Designer
No worries, you're welcome!
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ahbi2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Very nice, but obviously not working on my iPad.
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I'd like to request iPad 3 versions.
Which as far as inexperienced me can tell are:
WallpaperGradientLandscapeBottom@2x~ipad.png -> 2x762
WallpaperGradientLandscapeTop@2x~ipad.png -> 2x194
WallpaperGradientPortraitBottom@2x~ipad.png -> 2x1018
WallpaperGradientPortraitTop@2x~ipad.png -> 2x272

Thanks!
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Interface Designer
Sure, I'll give an iPad version a shot! Could you possibly not just tell me the filenames, but actually send (note) me those images? To be honest, I'm a little confused by the somewhat random-looking dimensions of each of them, so I'd like to see what's actually going on there. ;)

(sorry for the late reply)
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ahbi2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thanks!
The link is [link]
I'll keep it up for a week or 2.
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No problem on the response time. I have been traveling myself.
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jonarific Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Interface Designer
I took a look at the images, but didn't really figure anything out because I obvioulsy don't exactly know where the page indicators are located on the iPad. However, this theme has been transformed into a MobileSubstrate extension that offers all kinds of improvements, such as iPad support! Detailed information is available here. :D
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ahbi2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks anyhow
Got the MobileSubstrate to work
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Glad to hear! :)
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agtiger1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice, i applied this to a wallpaer and it turned out pretty good but it was difficult to use :D
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Interface Designer
A developer has created a MobileSubstrate extension based on this theme, which makes the installation and usage a lot easier! Find out more here. ;)
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks! :)

About the "difficult to use": The problem is that I want this to work for everyone, but since there are so many different possibilities depending on the other themes you use, I couldn't avoid somewhat lengthy installation instructions. Sorry!
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kEEwlajz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Can you share your wallpaper here?
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Sure, here you go: [link]
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:iconlfuckind:
LfuckinD Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! exactly what i was looking for! w00t!
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Interface Designer
No problem, glad to hear! :)
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:iconzookmechanic:
ZookMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
nice job!
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yakitori2009 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thank you for the new update and explanation of dock size together with the PSD for both retina/legacy display. Great work! +100
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NoBro Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Can you share the "SBSearchPageIndicatorCurrent@2x"? It's not the one from Glaciens.
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Whoops, you're right, the page indicators are actually from Jaku. No idea how they found their way into my Glaciens folder. ;P
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Onark Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
wow perfect ! thx :)
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Interface Designer
Update! The versions this theme includes and therefore the installation steps have changed, more info in the description.

Also, thanks for all the positive feedback. Glad you guys enjoy this! :)
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supranodip Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Well-done man. :thumbsup: I'll link back here when i use it.
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yakitori2009 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Hi, great work indeed. It is working fine in my 3GS on iOS 5.1.1
Can I request a lower version (SD) cause I am using the normal version but still too high :) Thanks
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Interface Designer
Yup, fixed this. Redownload the package and use the new default version. If it still appears misplaced, follow the instructions provided in Installation.txt. ;)
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ootherocoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I'll try it again. I have a SB widget on my screen, so I don't know if that's the reason.
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Interface Designer
This theme has been transformed into a MobileSubstrate extension, offering all kinds of improvements such as support for home screen widgets! Check it out here. :)
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:iconjonarific:
jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Interface Designer
That's most likely the problem. SB widget themes usually contain a custom wallpaper file which is placed above the default homescreen background, therefore completely covering both the default wallpaper and the WallGradient (which is what this theme modifies). So this theme does work, you just can't see the change because something else is covering it.

If you tell me the name of your SB widget theme though, I might be able to modify it to make this work for you. ;)
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yakitori2009 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Please make sure your Depth.theme is on "Top" of all other themes in Winterboard and respring to apply.
If it doesn't work still, try copy and rename WallpaperGradientPortraitBottom@2x and WallpaperGradientPortraitTop@2x (without ~iphone)
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ootherocoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Great work!!! I would have loved to used it, but it doesn't work on 5.1.1........:tears:
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feelyourbones Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Same, not working for me :(
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maarten2001 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But it works for me and i love it <3
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Interface Designer
Oh no, that certainly wasn't intended to happen! Sorry! :ohnoes:
Since I'm still on 5.0.1, that's the only iOS version I was able to test this on. I honestly didn't think something as trivial as the WallGradient image location was changed in such a rather minor update…

Hmm, anyway, I'm not quite sure how to solve this problem, as I don't have access to a 5.1.1 device. Maybe someone over at MacThemes can help me with this. For now, could other 5.1.1 users please confirm that this doesn't work?
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ootherocoo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I'm not quite sure. I have it loaded up in the Winterboard. It shows on the lockscreen wallpaper, but not the home screen wallpaper. I have a SB weather widget(by d0ink) loaded, maybe that's the problem?
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Yes, that is the problem. Read my reply to your other comment, I've already explained it in more detail there.
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jcwhatcounts20 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Works on my 5.1.1
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Interface Designer
Now that's weird (and actually relieving in a way)… ~ootherocoo, are you sure this wasn't just a mistake on your side?
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luisakanewt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This was an instant Fav! Great Work Creating this ;)
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:iconimsodank:
imSOdank Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice man! I have to admit, you're themeing the way it should be done! Brilliant thinking to edit the Wall Gradient!
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jonarific Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks for your kind words! :)
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