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#444858 - 12/13/17 08:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Add colored icons to the Transport control
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BIAB 2018 now gives us the ability to select skins in Preferences, Display. As a starter, PG Music made some nice color icons available for the Toolbars. Perhaps they will release more skins in the future, but if you experiment, you can also make your own.

The steps below will give you color icons for the Transport control (Play, Record, Pause etc.) as well as color icons for the Toolbar that were provided by PG Music. Note this is for the newer GUI, not the older full-screen GUI. CTRL+T toggles between them. These steps assume some familiarity with creating and moving folders and files in Windows.

⦁ Using Windows Explorer or similar, navigate to this folder: /BB/Data/Custom Skins
⦁ Copy the folder PG_Color_right_toolbar to another folder in the same place, and give it a unique name (I called mine Matt_Skins).
⦁ Download my six files below and copy them into the PNL_TRANSPORT folder, which is a folder in your new skins folder. They will replace the files of the same name.
⦁ Then close and restart BIAB 2018, go to Preferences, Display, Choose Skin (lower left) and select your skin name. You should see color icons for transport controls.

http://mattfinley.com/bb/loop_s1_m3_i102.bmp
http://mattfinley.com/bb/playgen_s1_m3_i99.bmp
http://mattfinley.com/bb/pause_s1_m3_i100.bmp
http://mattfinley.com/bb/stop_s1_m3_i101.bmp
http://mattfinley.com/bb/play_s1_m3_i98.bmp
http://mattfinley.com/bb/record_s1_m3_i103.bmp

Notes: feel free to use these, and improve them if you like. The original grey-shade icons appear to be made in Microsoft Paint, and use visible pixels, so I did some rudimentary pixel editing in MS Paint to add color. There is probably some industry color standard for these and I didn't use it. If you improve on my bad editing in Paint or decide on better colors, let me know and I'll replace mine. If you don't like the way these look, you can undo it by copying over them from the same-named files in the /BB/Data/Custom Skins/Factory folder. Or just select another skin in Preferences, Display.
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#444899 - 12/13/17 12:01 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Add colored icons to the Transport control [Re: Matt Finley]
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Excellent!
Much improved with the new skins. Thank you Matt.


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#444941 - 12/13/17 04:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Add colored icons to the Transport control [Re: Matt Finley]
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OK, that worked for me. My eyes really need the bits of color to help distinguish the small icons. Thanks
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