"bubble" shows up around some icons in springboard

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  1. discuit

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    I was wondering if anyone knew the nature of why some png icons make a "bubble" around them when used in a theme and some don't.

    Is it a setting in the applications info.plist ? Some other setting I can change?

    In one case the exact same icon was without bubble when applied to AppStore and created a bubble when it was applied to Mocha VNC Lite.

    I suspected that maybe this was because one resides in /private/var/stash/Applications and one in /private/var/mobile/Applications , but then I noticed that it couldn't be because I have an app in mobile which bubbles also.

    Anyone know what the deal is?
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    Does the bubble have a number in it? If so then it is a badge indicating something. For example, if the bubble has a number 3 on the app "Rolando", that means that there is 3 Rolando's left.
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    This is what I'm talking about. See App Store and VNC? In the theme they're using the exact same .png file. Bubble also shows up around xplane icon.
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    Because the apps try to prevent confusion, so even if it's the same icon, they will look different

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    That would be funny if it was true, but that's definitely not it as those each exhibit that behavior when there's no icon designated for the other.
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    then it's because thats what those icons look like in their png format. open them in photoshop or whatever you use and put a black layer below them. I don't think the iPhone is designed to customize icons on the fly like that so it's likely in the original art.
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    It's not in the original art, I made the icon in photoshop.
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    thats weird then because I can make every icon the same image without it being framed like that. I'm on a 2g Ipod Touch though so the system might work differently.
    nvm, thought you were using an iPhone lol
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    this is the r2d2 fella.... exact same .png for both apps

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    ok i got your answer for you. the files are called
    AppIconMask - that crops the clip
    AppIconOverlay - thats the shine
    AppIconShadow - thats *duh* the shadow

    create these 3 at 59x60 and make them 100% transparent and put them in the UIImages folder. That should fix your problem. the catch is that it will remove those for ALL your icons it applies to so if you want it on any of them you'll have to add it manually for your theme. Let me know if that works for you.

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