Old 01-02-2019, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Tip: Show Folder Indent

I use a lot of folders and found that I was sometimes screwing up my entire mix by accidentally hitting the folder indent button and not seeing what I did. Another fine user showed me how to simply draw something in my "folder_indent.png" and get a great indicator. I simply drew a yellow 1 pixel wide vertical line and that did it for me.

I hope it helps someone else too. I really like this ability to see indent levels.

This file is found in your unzipped theme. For me it is in:
C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\REAPER\ColorThemes \Default_4.0_unpacked

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Old 01-02-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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yeah... helpful idea...

sadly there is a long standing bug in WALTER regarding the png file that designates the last track in a folder...

Cubic13 has documented this but it has never been fixed... [DEV's wtf?]

I have a theme that uses a folder start png, a 'next' folder for however many are in the nest, and then another png for the end.. but very sadly the 'last' or end does not work [bug]...so we had to modify the theme to just not use that png.... bummer to me cuz it was quite a bit of graphic work to get all those very special pngs to look right.
here is a picture of how we had to not use the last track png...

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Old 01-02-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Oh yes, +1 !!!
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:39 PM   #4
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This is one of the best tweaks I have ever made to Reaper. Try it guys if you use folders
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:58 PM   #5
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Done, Good tweak. This should be a Reaper standard.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:28 PM   #6
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Done, Good tweak. This should be a Reaper standard.
I agree. I'm glad you liked it ! It's too easy to indent wrong and have all the audio borked. This makes it a glance away to verify.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:02 AM   #7
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I wish I could get this to work in theme 6. I really liked it.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:35 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Coachz;2077411]I use a lot of folders and found that I was sometimes screwing up my entire mix by accidentally hitting the folder indent button and not seeing what I did. Another fine user showed me how to simply draw something in my "folder_indent.png" and get a great indicator. I simply drew a yellow 1 pixel wide vertical line and that did it for me.

I hope it helps someone else too. I really like this ability to see indent levels.

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I did the same thing




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Old 06-30-2020, 08:49 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=rncwalker;2312349]
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I use a lot of folders and found that I was sometimes screwing up my entire mix by accidentally hitting the folder indent button and not seeing what I did. Another fine user showed me how to simply draw something in my "folder_indent.png" and get a great indicator. I simply drew a yellow 1 pixel wide vertical line and that did it for me.

I hope it helps someone else too. I really like this ability to see indent levels.

[/QUOTE

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I did the same thing




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Your not in version 6 right? Man I love that feature.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:21 AM   #10
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You just need to make png's for the Start and End folders.

It's a customized WT v4 Imperial theme that is now a V5 theme.






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Old 06-30-2020, 11:57 AM   #11
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I tried changing the folder_indent.png in version 6 but it made no difference.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:09 PM   #12
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I tried changing the folder_indent.png in version 6 but it made no difference.
Are you using a version 6 theme?

I'm on version 6 but using my theme, which I like better.
Don't care for the theme adjuster, I do not need it.

Should be folder_start, folder_indent & folder_end png's

keep trying, also check the rtconfig file as well.

Just don't give up......


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Old 06-30-2020, 12:49 PM   #13
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Yeah! I did the same thing years ago, for Reaper 4 and I'm still using that theme. I could not do without it.

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Old 07-02-2020, 11:58 AM   #14
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Are you using a version 6 theme?

I'm on version 6 but using my theme, which I like better.
Don't care for the theme adjuster, I do not need it.

Should be folder_start, folder_indent & folder_end png's

keep trying, also check the rtconfig file as well.

Just don't give up......


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I modified all three of those files but nothing changes. I did not have to modify rtconfig before either. Does anyone know how to get this working in the 6 Universe ?
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Old 07-02-2020, 01:02 PM   #15
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It appears that in the version 6 theme the file name are track_folder_*.png
but just changing the images did not work, I'm sure that changes need to be done in the rtconfig file.

Sorry, I will not be able to help you any further, I'm not a programmer, just a person that is able to (What I call) a hack to the code to get what I want.

it's just not the "png" that need changing but also the "rtconfig" file as well.


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Old 07-02-2020, 02:39 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info. Did you change something in your rtconfig to get it to work? If so what please
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Old 07-02-2020, 03:33 PM   #17
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PM me and I will see what I can do?


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Old 07-02-2020, 06:16 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=Coachz;2077411] For me it is in:
C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\REAPER\ColorThemes \Default_4.0_unpacked

Just re-read your first post
if indead you are using the Default 4 theme



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Old 07-03-2020, 05:35 AM   #19
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This original thread was a tip about how to make it work in 4. Now I'm trying to make it work with version 6 default theme please.
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:55 AM   #20
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I figured it was probably that.

Will give it a little testing, to see what I get.

I do know this, you need to play around with the image until you get it working. The pink lines will mostly need to be adjusted.
Also now that I remember, you should not need to mess with the rtconfig. For a version 6 theme, I do not know?


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Old 07-05-2020, 11:25 AM   #21
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I just spent a good while trying to do it but don't see a way.

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Old 07-07-2020, 05:23 PM   #22
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Wow, I would love this to be added natively.
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