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Thread: Transparent Wallpaper lockscreens for Windows Phone 7

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    Default Transparent Wallpaper lockscreens for Windows Phone 7

    You can set a transparent png image as a wallpaper for your Windows Phone, thereby letting you peek through at your home screen directly!

    The image has to be a PNG file as it has a transparency channel. Naturally the transparency here is added to where the home screen should be visible (through the marks).

    The second problem is getting this PNG image to the phone. The Zune software only seems to sync JPEG’s. I decided to try and email myself the image as a PNG and download it via the phone. This seemed to work perfectly.

    Simply send yourself an email with the image attached, then open the email on your phone and save the image. When you view the image, you have an option of setting it as your wallpaper.

    There are two main caveats when using transparency in your wallpaper. Until the lock screen has started any animation, the home screen will appear black. Presumably this is because the home screen isn’t loaded until the lock screen has been touched, which makes sense. Secondly, it doesn’t work if you have a password on the lock screen. Having a password is obviously a good idea, so it’s a shame this doesn’t work with the password.
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    LeeW is offline Gold Member
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    Putting together some transparent packs myself. Like the concept

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