Old 03-21-2018, 01:07 AM   #1
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Hey fellow reaper users.
I have lately started using the default reaper theme and I kind of like most of it.
I just want to tweak it to my liking and ad some elements I miss.
The biggest issue I have is the brown color of most elements in the theme.
I want to change that to a more BkueGray look, how is that done? Do I need to rwcolour all the images or can I just code it with Walter?

Next. I want to creat a separatior layout for both mcp and TCP that basically is just a line with maybe trackname in it. Is that hard to do?

Hope you can aid me so I can get this the way I like it

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Old 03-21-2018, 03:00 AM   #2
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1 = Yes, you will need to recolour all the relevant images. Ad some .png files have three images in them - for different button states.

2 A Separator Layout is not too difficult - in the rtconfig.txt file, find a Layout that is close, copy it and rename it, add a clear tcp.* at the top and remove the elements you don't want. Here's one I did for another Theme:

Code:
; ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Layout "DS T04. Label only"
; ------------------------------------------------------------------------
clear tcp.*
set tcp.size [450 90]

set tcp.label.margin       [2 1 3 2]
set tcp.label.color         [214 214 214]
set tcp.label.font          [1]
set tcp.label	       w>160 + expand [22 4 402 82] [0]

set tcp.folder     h>0 [433 78 12 12 1 1 1 1] [0]
set tcp.foldercomp + line1 [434 0 12 12 1 0 1 0]

set tcp.trackidx.margin     [0 1 0 0 0.5]
set tcp.trackidx.color      [214 214 214]
set tcp.trackidx.font       [0]
set tcp.trackidx   [430 0 20 18 1 0 1 0]

front tcp.folder tcp.trackidx

EndLayout ;
Showing the track name and number and a folder button (not working correctly, though).

Find the theme file, rename it as a .zip file, unzip it to get to the rtconfig.txt file and the .png files. When done, change it back to a ReaperThemeZip file.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:16 AM   #3
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HeY DarkStar
Thank you for that.
Will be digging into this tonight.

So if I don’t care for the folder icon I just delete the.

set tcp.folder h>0 [433 78 12 12 1 1 1 1] [0]
set tcp.foldercomp + line1 [434 0 12 12 1 0 1 0]

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Yes, but my code will not work in the Default theme. You'll need to change many of the co-ordinates and sizes.

Time to RTWM (read the WALTER Manual).
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The biggest issue I have is the brown color of most elements in the theme.
I want to change that to a more BkueGray look, how is that done? Do I need to rwcolour all the images or can I just code it with Walter?
There's no brown in the theme, but if you've got your monitor colour set very warm then I imagine the dark grey could look brown. No problem; read this sticky to learn how to show the theme tweak/configuration window. There you can change lots of the overall colours, no image editing required.

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I want to creat a separatior layout for both mcp and TCP that basically is just a line with maybe trackname in it. Is that hard to do?
You're in luck; with the default theme this is very easy - it has been set up to allow a user with no theming experience no make edits like this. Watch Kenny's video to learn how, in your case you'll just want to hide a load of stuff.
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