Have no fear, the answers are here. One of AndroidSPIN’s contributors, Jason Bowdach, shared a chart with the team today regarding a very nicely done breakdown of what the CM6 UI Tweaks actually do. Being a faithful Cyanogen follower since I rooted my G1, I know that all his tweaks can be a little overwhelming for the first timer. So I thought I would share some of the UI settings. You can locate them from Menu > Settings > CyanogenMod Settings > User Interface.
Here’s the break down:
|Power Prompt||Lets you skip the confirmation prompt on power off.|
|Render Effect||Modifies the screen color. Similar to an overlay where only only certain colors are shown. This is meant to reduce power consumption. Neat effect.|
|Status Bar Tweaks|
|Battery Percentage||Check to show battery percentage inside battery icon|
|Battery % Color||Select Color of text for battery color|
|Show Clock||Check to show clock in status bar|
|Clock Color||Select Color of text for Clock|
|Show AM/PM||Check to show AM or PM when using 12 hour clock.|
|Show dBm||Show signal strength|
|dBm Color||Select color of text in signal strength|
|Date and Provider Tweaks|
|Date Color||Select color of text in Date|
|Display PLMN (lockscreen)||Check to show PLMN in lockscreen|
|Display PLMN (status bar)||Check to show PLMN in status bar|
|Carrier PLMN label Color||Select color of text in PLMN label. (Public Land Mobile Network)|
|Display SPN (lockscreen)||Check to show SPN in lockscreen (Service Provider Name)|
|Display SPN (status bar)||Check to show SPN in status bar|
|Carrier SPN label color||Select color of text in SPN label|
|Notifications Color Tweaks|
|Notification ticker color||Select the colors of these elements individually|
|Notification count color|
|No Notification title|
|Clear notification label color|
|Ongoing Notifications color|
|Latest notifications title color|
|Items title color|
|Items text color|
|Items time color|
|Custom Notification bar||Check to use a custom color for notification bar|
|Bar Color||Select color of notification bar|
Now that there is a simpler breakdown in the form of a table, here’s a screen shot of what those actually affect.
Most of the time you will just use the color wheel to get the color you like then tap on the circle in the middle to select it. You can also reference THIS site if you wish to learn more on specific color codes and numbers.
Once you have a color in your circle you can also adjust the intensity of the color. All the way to the right is for the most color intensity. All the way to the left makes it transparent. If you are going for a transparent look, any color will do.
Well there you have it. A very nice set of structured help on changing your CM6 UI settings. Have fun with it, customization is what Android is all about. Make it your phone.