Patch: Launcher combined patch

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Combined patch for homescreen launcher.

Patch only for SailfishOS v2.0.2.43 and newer
Fits both phone and tablet.

This patch is incompatible with other launcher patches like Launcher background transparency, etc. and you need to unapply them before using this patch.


  • adding 4 icons style for folder
  • improves folder view by extending it size, moving drop area to header, converting whole view to attached page
  • contains settings applet to change rows and columns count, font and icons size change, text visibility in edit mode, disabling pager scrolling, background opacity and system themed background, 

Forum discussion:


Donations are welcome =)


Updated for SailfishOS 2.0.2.x


bilal's picture

the first row labels are visible by default and could not turn it off

coderus's picture

sad story

shults's picture

I have done a factory reset and updated my phone. everything is working except the option for the labels to be shown in edit mode. What could be the reason?

coderus's picture

bug in patch of course :)

shults's picture

How to make it work properly?

coderus's picture

if you can - contribute, if you can't - wait.

shults's picture

The text is visible in edit mode only for the folders not for the icons.

sfbsfb's picture

very nice patch. thanx.

managatsuo's picture


Any chance you can make this work with love this patch but failed to instaled with last update

coderus's picture

It's working with no problems in If you forgot to disable patches before system update do factory reset and update again without patches.

managatsuo's picture

Spasiba that is a good news,anyway if I do factory reset does it mean I have to install all my apps and accounts again from the scratch? 

coderus's picture

sure, you can also try to reinstall lipstick-jolla-home-qt5 package and try applying ptch again.

naytsyrhc's picture

Well done patch. I like the "N9ish" Icon style for folders. Thanks for all your contributions for sailfish.

objectifnul's picture

How do I circumvent the "Failed to install patch" error?

coderus's picture

you have 0.1.2-1 version installed?

objectifnul's picture

Now OK. Apparently I need to reboot after install. Did you push two updates in a short while today?

coderus's picture

no, i never pushing same version twice

managatsuo's picture

I applied the patch and  I am able to change number of columns.. , but I can't figure outhow to adding icons style for folder , I mean when I combine few apps in one folde I am not able to see mini Icons within the folder,


coderus's picture

like always - click on icon to change it style.

managatsuo's picture

Ha so easy, feel like a dumb now..thanks a lot.

calderon's picture

this working for sailfish 1.1.4. allready.. cant get it to work. want more than 4 items in a row :) thanks for your great patches so far..

coderus's picture

No, it working only on atm.

objectifnul's picture

Amazing indeed. Just one small suggestion: raise the labels by three to five pixels, so they appear more legibly, specially in first row (currently, the vertical available space between icons and labels is 12 pixels).

See this screenshot:


malibu's picture

... Amazing patch :D

Good job coderus !

Always on top !

BillyHalley's picture

Is there the possibility that you will add an option to choose number of rows? In my opinion 5x8 is a bit too much

malibu's picture

Failed to install patch.
I disabled 5x6 launcher patch, but it still doesn't work.

coderus's picture

Execute in terminal following command and show me output:

patch --dry-run -p 1 -d / -i /usr/share/patchmanager/patches/sailfishos-launcher-combined-patch/unified_diff.patch
malibu's picture

[nemo@Jolla ~]$ patch --dry-run -p 1 -d / -i /usr/share/patchmanager/patches/sai                                                                                                                                                             lfishos-launcher-combined-patch/unified_diff.patch
patching file usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/LauncherFolder.qml
Hunk #1 FAILED at 11.
Hunk #2 succeeded at 22 with fuzz 1 (offset -2 lines).
Hunk #3 succeeded at 45 (offset -2 lines).
Hunk #4 succeeded at 96 (offset -2 lines).
Hunk #5 succeeded at 149 (offset -2 lines).
Hunk #6 succeeded at 204 (offset -2 lines).
Hunk #7 succeeded at 249 (offset -4 lines).
Hunk #8 succeeded at 266 (offset -4 lines).
Hunk #9 succeeded at 286 (offset -4 lines).
Hunk #10 succeeded at 302 (offset -4 lines).
1 out of 10 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home                                                                                                                                                             -qt5/launcher/LauncherFolder.qml.rej
patching file usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-qt5/launcher/LauncherGrid.qml
Hunk #1 FAILED at 11.
Hunk #2 succeeded at 69 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #3 succeeded at 86 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #4 succeeded at 219 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #5 succeeded at 258 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #6 succeeded at 345 (offset -3 lines).
Hunk #7 succeeded at 415 (offset -3 lines).
Hunk #8 FAILED at 448.
Hunk #9 succeeded at 486 (offset 1 line).
2 out of 9 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file usr/share/lipstick-jolla-home-                                                                                                                                                             qt5/launcher/LauncherGrid.qml.rej


coderus's picture

I see you have some other patch for launcher applied, or modified something manually. This patch is incompatible with any other patches for launcher.

malibu's picture

I disabled 5*6 launcher, should i remove it too? I guess it's the only patch who can affect it.
What can i try to do ?