How to install skins

This is where you can share and download open skins for Smart Keyboard!
realgman1969
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Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:38 am
Phone: vs910 4g 2.2.2

Re: How to install skins

Post by realgman1969 »

omg I must be a freaken idiot. None of this makes any sense to me. Why Cant they just put the skins on the market like everyone else. This is way to hard and way to much work for a keyboard skin wow
CLMoses
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:02 pm
Phone: NOOK HD+ Android 4.x

Re: How to install skins

Post by CLMoses »

I have followed all the instructions to the letter, however the downloaded skin does not appear at the bottom of the skins list. Although the instructions state that if it dies not then you must have done something wrong, however, I have confirmed that all the steps were completed correctly.
IqbalImanudin
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Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:29 pm
Phone: lenovo A390 and 4.0

Re: How to install skins

Post by IqbalImanudin »

cyril wrote:To install the skins you will find in this forum, you just need to:

1) download a skin (a .zip file) from the forum. With some browsers such as Safari you may need to right click on the file name and choose "Save as..." in your browser, instead of just clicking on it. Warning! Your browser may want to save the file as "file.php"; if it is the case you must change the name, it must end with ".zip" extension, otherwise the skin will not appear in the list!
Note that you must not use Android Tapatalk app to see the download links on the forum! Use a normal browser instead.

2) once downloaded, copy (don't extract!) the corresponding .zip file to your SD card in a directory named "skins". You need to create this "skins" directory at the root of your SD card, if it doesn't exist.
You can do it directly from your phone with a File Manager (like "Astro File Manager"), otherwise plug your phone to your computer, turn on USB storage, and copy the file from your computer to the SD card (don't forget to create the "skins" directory if it doesn't exist). The skin should appear at the end of the skin list in the keyboard settings. If it doesn't, read the instructions again as it means you did something wrong!

If the keyboard appears all black when you load the skin, it means there is an error in the skin (for instance it doesn't support your phone resolution). In that case please report it in the forum so that the author of the skin can fix it
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