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#407540 - 04/15/17 01:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: Pipeline]
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Originally Posted By: Pipeline
Not sure what those little blue square icons are ??? are they meant to be Hard Drives, USB Flash Drives or SD Cards ??

Yes, clearly used from a slightly earlier icon library:


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#407583 - 04/15/17 06:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: VideoTrack]
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Yes, I'll do a set without the DOS Floppies, with USB or Hard Drive icons.

These include the Photoshop PSDs that you can open with GIMP Win/Mac if you don't have PS.
Use the gifs in the BIG folders or any transparent gif or png for your custom ones.
Just do an image search on google for png icons they should show transparent checkerboard background when you view them in google images.
To save the pink background bmp to transparent gif you can use Irfanview in the gif save settings
check choose transparent color.
To create blank backgrounds for your custom icons,
in Irfanview select a large area of clean background color beside the icons,
now select the icon and paste,
this will clear the icon for your new ones.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3bz62247457c8li/MainScreenButtons-Color.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6v6tq6fexlnt2w/MainScreenButtons-Color-USB.zip?dl=0

Click No Thanks Continue at bottom

Close Biab
Rename C:\bb\Data\Images\MainScreenButtons\ > MainScreenButtons - Gray
Extract the folder you want from the zip and Rename > MainScreenButtons



These are the 2 included skins, Gray to Color and Color


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#407589 - 04/15/17 06:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: Pipeline]
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I will do a set for Mac when it's released, it should be the same deal ?

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#407696 - 04/16/17 01:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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Well that actually works pretty darn nice! grin

I used the full color version and so far have no reason to go back to the prior gray. As best I can figure you opened each icon and "colorized" it. Then saved it back. That had to take a bit of time. crazy

It just took me a minute to replace the old folder (just renamed it to save it) with the new colorized folder and it looks great.

Thanks much for making my wish come true. grin
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#407706 - 04/16/17 02:23 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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In the BIG folders you have the original color icons from the Normal Screen Mode, so I had to lay them over the gray ones:

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#407708 - 04/16/17 02:29 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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That's very impressive work, Pipeline!
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#407714 - 04/16/17 03:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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I hope PG Music makes this available as a simple option to choose gray or colored icons.
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#407718 - 04/16/17 03:39 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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Maybe a PGMusic tutorial on how we all can customize as desired.
Apparently this feature is available, many just don't know about it.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, I have tinkered with this aspect also (in RB way more than BiaB) and think it would be pretty easy to implement .. so why not?
We have 'User Tracks' but not 'User Skins' .. seems kinda like a no-brainer to me considering the frequent GUI/look/feel requests of many users. I'd rather have the ability to make it look like I want than the ability to create User Tracks for others. Selfish (maybe), but really this should not be that difficult to implement ..

/make it look cool (to you) and share with others (Skins)
//others may like it and use it; win/win for PGMusic, if not, no loss (no harm no foul)
/// profit

//// I just wanted to see to four slashies
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#407719 - 04/16/17 04:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: rharv]
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Yes, it just needs an option to set what folders to use.
These are the folders the Compact Screen Mode are in below, the Normal Screen Mode uses the icons in the BIG folders.


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#407771 - 04/17/17 04:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: Pipeline]
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#407843 - 04/17/17 01:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: Pipeline]
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Edited by Pipeline (04/18/17 12:27 AM)

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#407871 - 04/17/17 03:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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This is fantastic, opps, crazy wait a minute I already had posted that. blush But really, I really like this touch of color against the gray background. grin



Edited by MusicStudent (04/17/17 03:06 PM)
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#407873 - 04/17/17 03:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MusicStudent]
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Dan, good observation. I think you are likely correct.

I hope these color options get added to the program in a menu. Hacks tend to get overwritten by new versions.
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#407877 - 04/17/17 03:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: Matt Finley]
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Matt I moved this to a separate thread since I am really interested in the fact that over all this time only two users have gone in to hack the workings of BIAB - both bringing some neat features.
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#408413 - 04/19/17 09:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Add a little Color Back To GUI [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
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+1 for the option and/or having the user choose their colors.

Colors like blue, green, red, purple etc can be a big problem for those of us that are partially color blind.

Try this:
https://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/visolve/en/

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