N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

One really nice aspect of the the N900 is its four completely customizable screens, but setting them up sometimes becomes a problem. You keep wondering if there is nicer, more efficient or better looking way of placing your bookmarks, shortcuts, contacts and widgets.

For those of you who like a organized homescreen, the sheer fluidity of the setup process sometimes makes it difficult to align those icons symmetrically. This post aims to fix, that. First is an amazing application called Tweakr (available from the extras-devel) that allows icons to snap to a grid, you can even set the grid size.

Tweakr For N900

Now that the grid layout is out of the way, lets get on to homescreen ideas. There is a wonderful ‘Show off your Maemo 5 screenshots‘ thread from where I have extracted the following homscreens to help spread a few homescreen setup ideas.

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks

Complete credit to the original uploaders of the above screenshots. Have a layout you are especially proud of? Do share.

13 thoughts on “N900 Homescreen Setup Ideas & Tricks”

  1. I downloaded Tweaker on my N900 and rebooted but can’t see it in my applications.

    How can I get it to show up??

    Thanks!

  2. Nice customization of N900 desktop. However, putting too many icons will decrease the usability because we’ll take time to locate the shortcut if we’re not used to it.

  3. Hi,
    do you have homescreen widgets in your N900 that connect to Internet? Do you browse with the browser? Great! You are the person I’m looking for. I am conducting a study on use of Internet with touch phones and way how N900 users personalize their widgets is really interesting. Well, if you have friends with other touch phones, they are interesting too..

    Go and answer the survey:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y35K2NG

    It is bit lengthy, sorry for that.

    Anne

  4. i have heard that using apps from xtras devel aint recommended.
    wot r the responses for the tweakr app, it sounds real cool, i would love to have it. But i read somewhere that if ur playin woth xtras devel be ready to feel the pain at one stage or the other. is that true?..

  5. hahah some look nice and some look really messy… people should take a picture of their real desktop and n900 one and see if there is any resemblance

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