Old 02-23-2020, 01:00 PM   #1881
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A few things have popped up that needed attention (including life!) I'm going to jump straight to 2.5, since the theme is going to be split in two; OSX and Windows versions.

I'd rather not do that but getting the fonts correct across both systems (1080p and HiDPI also) has been more trouble than it's worth.



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Glad you like it! As FunkyBot says it's quite easy to tweak yourself via the Theme Tweaker.
Hi Bose!
Where can I download the latest version of your theme? The first page contains version 2.1 only ...
Thnx!
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:56 AM   #1882
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2.1 is the latest version !
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Old 02-24-2020, 04:38 AM   #1883
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2.5 will be out after I've found out what changes to text/HiDPI 6.04 were made, as that could either help or hinder the changes I've been making for OSX/Windows.

Anyone know?
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:31 AM   #1884
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Hi bose! Loving your theme here. Just wan't to say a big thank you!


Only issue I'm having is the text toolbar fonts are too small/hard to read on my sytem (win 64, 1920x1080. Reaper 6.03)
I had to sed HiDPI mode to unaware for it to display correctly too.


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Old 02-24-2020, 07:13 AM   #1885
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Hi bose! Loving your theme here. Just wan't to say a big thank you!


Only issue I'm having is the text toolbar fonts are too small/hard to read on my sytem (win 64, 1920x1080. Reaper 6.03)
I had to sed HiDPI mode to unaware for it to display correctly too.


Cheers!
I agree. On Windows this theme is just not what the screenshots show.
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:16 AM   #1886
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Hi bose! Loving your theme here. Just wan't to say a big thank you!


Only issue I'm having is the text toolbar fonts are too small/hard to read on my sytem (win 64, 1920x1080. Reaper 6.03)
I had to sed HiDPI mode to unaware for it to display correctly too.


Cheers!
Can you share a screenshot?

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I agree. On Windows this theme is just not what the screenshots show.
It is on my two Windows installations. Screenshot?

Remember that 2.5 will have Fira Sans (you probably have Open Sans atm).
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:36 AM   #1887
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Is there a way to have smooth meters rather than the segmented style in the theme?
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:44 AM   #1888
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Is there a way to have smooth meters rather than the segmented style in the theme?
Theme Tweaker - Interlacing (disable).
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:57 AM   #1889
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Awesome. Thank you.
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Can you share a screenshot?

Here it is : https://i.imgur.com/Cgq9cQ3.jpg
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:54 AM   #1892
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Can you share a screenshot?



It is on my two Windows installations. Screenshot?

Remember that 2.5 will have Fira Sans (you probably have Open Sans atm).
With respect, it's not that. I have Fira installed. The problems are, the transport text is massive huge font, unreadable. Second, the toolbar text icons are incredibly small. Messy and jagged. This does not happen with any other theme including the default 6 theme. I've done no modifications, just default reaper 6 theme and switching to your smooth theme for windows. The regular Smooth suffers as well. Sorry. Thanks for taking a look at this.

This is just one example.



I'm sorry, but Fira is installed and this is way too small and jagged to be usable. It's not a OS font issue as I mentioned because other themes look just fine with aliasing and smoothing.
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With respect, it's not that. I have Fira installed. The problems are, the transport text is massive huge font, unreadable. Second, the toolbar text icons are incredibly small. Messy and jagged. This does not happen with any other theme including the default 6 theme. I've done no modifications, just default reaper 6 theme and switching to your smooth theme for windows. The regular Smooth suffers as well. Sorry. Thanks for taking a look at this.

This is just one example.



I'm sorry, but Fira is installed and this is way too small and jagged to be usable. It's not a OS font issue as I mentioned because other themes look just fine with aliasing and smoothing.
It shouldn't be using Fira, 2.1 is Open Sans.

You're using Windows, 1080P or HiDPI?
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It shouldn't be using Fira, 2.1 is Open Sans.

You're using Windows, 1080P or HiDPI?
What I meant was, I have both fonts installed All defaults sets. Windows 10 with a 1080p monitor yes. Thanks.

You wrote "Remember that 2.5 will have Fira Sans (you probably have Open Sans atm). "
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What I meant was, I have both fonts installed All defaults sets. Windows 10 with a 1080p monitor yes. Thanks.

You wrote "Remember that 2.5 will have Fira Sans (you probably have Open Sans atm). "
Strange, having a hard time seeing that. Can you do me a favour? Make sure you can see the small text, then open the Theme Tweaker (via Actions list) and enter 'font' in the filter bar...



Change fonts 1-9 one by one (just increase the size to 28 or something obviously large) to see which font entry changes the fonts causing you an issue.

Don't worry, all you need to is reload the theme to reset the fonts.

This will help me get it fixed sooner and ready for 2.5 release!
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:05 AM   #1896
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I have no idea how WT fixed that dude, it's beyond my WALTER skills/pay-grade. Ask him perhaps? :¬)
tcp_heights 8 30 61 61 - two of those heights are the same. Make them different. Because ...well, because Reaper.


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I don't like to wade into people's theme threads and start telling them what's what, because obviously that's very rude and if the theme maker and his users don't think its got problems then who cares? However, since I haven't documented the HiDPI stuff yet, I hope you will allow me an exception this once because there's no way you'd know, and you could help me refine how I communicate these new things

Since you're not doing 150% assets (and good god, fair enough) you can strip out all of the 150% walter, so you're not presenting layouts to the user that don't make any sense.

at the top:
Code:
misc_dpi_translate 134 150
misc_dpi_translate 174 200

...can be...

misc_dpi_translate 151 200
...otherwise Reaper will rescale the miscellaneous non-Walter stuff at intermediate sizes to 150, which isn't a size you're doing, so weirdness will result.

You can also kill all the layouts that point to the 150 folder like this:
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Layout "150%_B" "150"
...because you don't have a 150 folder. They will result in re-rasterized bitmaps, and that'll look yukky.

You can also kill all the 75% layouts in 'DUMMY LAYOUTS' because they only exist so that dpi_translate has something to point at.

Finally, in the DPI translation itself, you can do a big'ol cleanup, because that's mostly concerned with the 75%/150% stuff.

so, for example:
Code:
layout_dpi_translate 	'50%_A' 	1.0 	'A'
you need those lines, so that 1.0 scale users get something when they choose 50% 

Then for each layout you'll want :
layout_dpi_translate 	'A' 	1.5 	'200%_A'
to say "if the user is above 1.51% scaling, give them the HiDPI goodness"
...and then kill all the rest of it.

I haven't looked at your theme adjuster changes, but if you haven't done so make sure you remove the 150% apply buttons. You shouldn't need to mess with the code, just kill the button, that should be fine.


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I would also suggest you make it more clear that this is a mod of the default 6 theme, and of which version of that theme it is modded from. There will be fixes / code alterations to the default throughout its lifespan, and they will almost certainly be applicable to your mod as well, and if you're not around someone else could splice them in, maximising its longevity.
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:34 AM   #1897
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tcp_heights 8 30 61 61 - two of those heights are the same. Make them different. Because ...well, because Reaper.


--------------------------------------------------------


I don't like to wade into people's theme threads and start telling them what's what, because obviously that's very rude and if the theme maker and his users don't think its got problems then who cares? However, since I haven't documented the HiDPI stuff yet, I hope you will allow me an exception this once because there's no way you'd know, and you could help me refine how I communicate these new things

Since you're not doing 150% assets (and good god, fair enough) you can strip out all of the 150% walter, so you're not presenting layouts to the user that don't make any sense.

at the top:
Code:
misc_dpi_translate 134 150
misc_dpi_translate 174 200

...can be...

misc_dpi_translate 151 200
...otherwise Reaper will rescale the miscellaneous non-Walter stuff at intermediate sizes to 150, which isn't a size you're doing, so weirdness will result.

You can also kill all the layouts that point to the 150 folder like this:
Code:
Layout "150%_B" "150"
...because you don't have a 150 folder. They will result in re-rasterized bitmaps, and that'll look yukky.

You can also kill all the 75% layouts in 'DUMMY LAYOUTS' because they only exist so that dpi_translate has something to point at.

Finally, in the DPI translation itself, you can do a big'ol cleanup, because that's mostly concerned with the 75%/150% stuff.

so, for example:
Code:
layout_dpi_translate 	'50%_A' 	1.0 	'A'
you need those lines, so that 1.0 scale users get something when they choose 50% 

Then for each layout you'll want :
layout_dpi_translate 	'A' 	1.5 	'200%_A'
to say "if the user is above 1.51% scaling, give them the HiDPI goodness"
...and then kill all the rest of it.

I haven't looked at your theme adjuster changes, but if you haven't done so make sure you remove the 150% apply buttons. You shouldn't need to mess with the code, just kill the button, that should be fine.


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I would also suggest you make it more clear that this is a mod of the default 6 theme, and of which version of that theme it is modded from. There will be fixes / code alterations to the default throughout its lifespan, and they will almost certainly be applicable to your mod as well, and if you're not around someone else could splice them in, maximising its longevity.
That's incredibly helpful - thanks for taking the time WT, much appreciated.

Yes, will do.

I'll give this these changes a shot...
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:38 AM   #1898
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Thx!
yeah, I figured it out and changed some colors and fonts for better readability. I won't spam this thread with pics but these are the changes I made:

Main window/transp background: 36/36/36
Main window 3D highlight: 71/71/71
Main window 3D shadow: 71/71/71

Toolbar button text: 238 218 77

I/O window text: 63 67 67
I/O window 3D highlight: 119 125 125
I/O window 3D shadow: 192 194 194

Empty arrange view area: 49 49 49

Volume/Pan label font: Bahnschrift / Regular / 8

Timeline background: 36 36 36
Timeline foreground: 238 218 77

Time selection fill mode: 0.10
Timeline background (in loop points): 206 191 104
Timeline font: Bahnschrift Regular 10

Transport status text: 238 218 77
transport status font: Verdana

Floating media item label: 255 164 119
Floating media item selected: 247 207 49
Media item label font: Bahnschiff regular 8
Media item background even/odd: 255 128 128
Media item background selected even/odd: 31 122 224
Media item background fill mode: 0.5
Media item offline text: 38 56 61

Track background odd tracks: 46 46 46
Track background even trackss: 56 56 56

Region lane background: 36 36 36

Marker lane background: 36 36 36
Thanks C-H , I've done this and works very well.
Thank you bose for this very nice theme.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:56 AM   #1899
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I ran into a small issue every now and then:
Sometimes, when using the zoom tool, the TCP tracks display all the elements way too big.
If I scroll a little they pop back to normal size.
It seems random, couldn‘t find a way to reproduce it.
Maybe it has to do with White Ties suggestion to dump the 150% stuff?
Let me know if you need screenshots - it‘s a bit of a PITA with the image size restrictions here.

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Is this intentional, if I have a VST/AU with multiple outputs it seems to make the mixer strip wider than normal. Ideally, I just want all the channels to be the same width and not go wider....

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Is this intentional, if I have a VST/AU with multiple outputs it seems to make the mixer strip wider than normal. Ideally, I just want all the channels to be the same width and not go wider....
Hi!
Use the Theme Adjuster Script to disable Multitrack-Metering in the MCP panel.
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Use the Theme Adjuster Script to disable Multitrack-Metering in the MCP panel.
Amazing thanks so much! I unticked 'do meter expansion' and all fixed!
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Thanks C-H , I've done this and works very well.
Thank you bose for this very nice theme.

Thank you. It's a start.
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Strange, having a hard time seeing that. Can you do me a favour? Make sure you can see the small text, then open the Theme Tweaker (via Actions list) and enter 'font' in the filter bar...



Change fonts 1-9 one by one (just increase the size to 28 or something obviously large) to see which font entry changes the fonts causing you an issue.

Don't worry, all you need to is reload the theme to reset the fonts.

This will help me get it fixed sooner and ready for 2.5 release!
I was also having this problem on Windows 1080p, so I did the above and think I found the issue.

It's not any of the Walter fonts. It's the "Volume/pan label font". It has nothing assigned to it. If I choose Open Sans with a size of 7, it looks correct.
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