Drag and Drop
When building apps on Thunkable, Screens function like blank pages in a book. They allow you to display different components and information.

Adding a Screen to your Project

There are two ways to add a new screen to your app:
Click the + icon next to your Screen names in the Screens bar.
Click Screens + at the top of your component tree. Select Create New Screen.

Screen Properties

Background Color/Background Picture

Background Color
Default (none). Select any color using the color picker, RGBA or HEX value
Background Picture
You can upload a background image to your app or reference an image url e.g.beaver-yellow.png

Background Picture Resize Mode

This determines how to resize the image when the frame doesn't match the raw image dimensions.
  • Cover: Fills the entire screen without changing the height and width ratio of the image
  • Contain: The entire image will be scaled down to fit inside the screen, without changing the height and width ratio of the image
  • Stretch: The image's height will change to fill the screen length-wise
  • Repeat: Repeat the image to cover the screen. The image's height and width ratio
    will not change
  • Center: Positions the image in the middle of the frame


Default (false). Indicates whether the screen is scrollable. For scrollable to work, the components in your screen must have heights either set in absolute pixels or set to fit contents


Screen Orientation
Default (all). You can fix the screen orientation to portrait and landscape

Save Screen

Thunkable allows you to reuse a screen, and its associated blocks, in multiple projects with the "Save to My Screens" feature. You can find the save screen button at the top of the properties for every screen component in your app.

Name Your Screen

It's important that when you save your screen you use a descriptive and memorable name that describes what your screen does. The example below is for a sign in screen, which is something that often get reused across multiple projects.

Add a New Screen

Once you've saved a screen, any time you click the + button at the top of your component tree to add a new screen to your project, you will be given the option to add a blank screen or to "Add From Saved Screens".

Choose a Saved Screen

Simply choose the screen that you want to add in and click the "Copy" button to proceed.


Status Bar Properties

Status Bar Style

StatusBar Style
Choose between default , light-content or dark-content to set the theme or style of the status bar

Status Bar Color

Please Note: The StatusBar Colorproperty will only work on Android devices at this time.
StatusBar Color
Default (0,0,0,0.53). Select any color using the color picker, RGBA or HEX value. Android-only.

Show Status Bar

Show StatusBar
Default (true). If set to false, hides the top status bar

Translucent Status Bar

Please Note: The Translucent StatusBar property will only work on Android devices at this time.
Translucent StatusBar
Default (false). Set to true to make the Status Bar translucent. Android-only.

Screen Blocks

when Screen1 Starts

Fires when the Screen is first opened

when Screen1 Opens

Fires anytime the Screen is opened

when Screen1 BackButtonPressed

Fires when the physical or on-screen back button is pressed. (Android only)

in Screen1 call ToggleDrawerMenu

Opens or Closes the drawer menu, if available. Must be used in conjunction with the Drawer Navigatorโ€‹

Screen-Specific Navigator Properties

When you add a Screen to a Navigator, you will a new section for Navigation Options in your Screen's Properties panel. You can read about these properties in the Top Tab Navigator, Bottom Tab Navigator, and Drawer Navigator docs.