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Set Wallpaper [webOS 3.0]

by Adam Marks Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:20 pm EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0 and higher

In webOS 1.0 or 2.0, you were able to set the wallpaper background when viewing a pic in the Photos app or from the "Screen & Lock" app. In webOS 3.0, the only way to change your wallpaper with a picture on your device is to go into the "Screen & Lock" app and choose the "Change wallpaper" option.

When changing your wallpaper in webOS 3.0, there are a few things you should be aware of::

  • If the picture has a resolution of 1024x768 or higher (the screen resolution of the Touchpad), it will be downsized to perfectly fit to the screen size.
  • If it has a resolution lower than 1024x768, it will not zoom the photo to fit the screen, but rather will show the photo at its actual resolution, adding a gray border around it.
  • Since the Touchpad allows the entire OS to rotate--unlike webOS phones that always maintain their portrait orientation--you should be aware that your wallpaper will rotate as well. This can cause a picture to be stretched or cropped in order to fit the full screen of the current rotation. Choose your photo that will look good in both portrait and landscape
  • You will only be able to choose from pictures on your device, not from any Synergy-imported pics such as Facebook.
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