Nokia N9 Home Screen Settings

Screenshot of Home Screen Settings

About Home Screen Settings

Home Screen Settings is a Nokia N9 settings plugin for configuring the home screen through the Settings application. It has the following features:

Harmattan PR1.1 operating system or later is REQUIRED! Installation WILL fail on Harmattan PR1.0.

Screenshot of Home Screen Settings in use


To change home screen settings, start Settings, select Applications and then Home screen. This view allows you to select the orientation to which the home screen is locked or to unlock it. It also allows you to select whether you want to hide the weather widget and whether to use only white text on the home screen.

On Harmattan PR1.2 operating system it also allows you to choose whether to use a background on the home screen. Eight background choices are available: No background (default), wallpaper, user selected image, user selected images, sine waves, horizon, starfield and 3D objects. The wallpaper and the user selected image can be blurred and dimmed using the blur radius and brightness sliders to help making the text more readable on top of the wallpaper. The sine wave colors can be chosen to match the device color. The brightness of the dynamic backgrounds can be chosen to help with making the text readable.

After changing some of the settings the home screen needs to be restarted using the dialog requesting to do so. If you want to change multiple settings you should only restart the home screen after changing all of them. Note that if the home screen is restarted three times in a row the phone will reboot since the Harmattan operating system considers there to be a problem with the home screen.


The latest version of Home Screen Settings is meegotouchhome-nokia-settings_2.0.2_armel.deb.

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Home screen settings can be uninstalled like any other application by starting Settings, selecting Applications, selecting Manage applications, selecting Home screen settings and then Uninstall.

Support and bug reporting

Use at your own risk! There is absolutely no warranty. The author takes no responsibility for problems, loss of data or loss of functionality caused by this application. Also note that this unlocks Harmattan operating system functionality not supported in any way by Nokia. Do not file bugs to Nokia or to the author if you change the default home screen behavior.


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