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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 10:45:32 (permalink)
And similarly, I have started another theme called Magma:

 
based on this:

 
It's much more contrasted and aggressive, but I liked the idea...
About 50% finished.
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 14:04:56 (permalink)
Like many myopic people, it's not easy for me to see in the dark. That's why Tunsgten is just unusable for me (although it's a beautiful theme). The solution could be the color strips, but Cakewalk don't want this feature anymore (thank you for the downgrade)... Among all the great features of the recent years, the color strips were certainly the one which helped me most to be productive...
 
So I'm back to Mercury. Not looking very modern but efficient, clear and including practical color strips. That must be what Cakewalk calls innovation.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:15:30 (permalink)
The color strips were difficult to implement in the Theme Editor for some reason, hence the reason they're not in Tungsten. I too hope that colored tracks can be restored for custom themes.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:30:02 (permalink)
I personally find the way strips are colored in Tungsten (along the bottom in CV) to be great and ready to use. I like that it retains the overall darkness. I don't find it hard at all to find which track I'm looking for.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:35:08 (permalink)
Sorry to insist, but any opinions on my Iceberg theme? This is my first theme, so... I'm anxious to know 
 
The Magma theme is just work in progress and was more fun to make than it is actually usable, but you may comment on it too if you'd like.
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:43:51 (permalink)
I'm a User

Tx for all the improvements!

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:44:16 (permalink)
Cool!

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:44:53 (permalink)
*For the Magma creator..

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 15:46:14 (permalink)
@Joe_A
Are you replying to me?
I haven't made the Iceberg theme available yet, I'm just showing to you guys to get your opinion...
 
Oh, OK, you were talking about the Magma theme... Just seen your reply!
Thanks! I'll try to finish it within a reasonable frame of time...
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 18:02:07 (permalink)
I in no way want to discourage you, but personally I'm not really into blue.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 18:36:19 (permalink)
Greetings,
I find the Tungsten theme an excellent theme and I did a few color highlights using the preferences tab. Like many users I am very busy with recording and producing and I haven't got the time or the desire to change the look of my program. Maybe if the process was streamlined and quick to use I might spend a few minutes coloring things a bit but with the current process it's just too labor intensive. 
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 18:41:52 (permalink)
I agree Blackish. If you could easily change the accent colour in the tungsten theme (which some users have actually done in some themes) without having to change individual pieces, that would be much more useful to someone like me with limited skill in graphic manipulation (or seeing colour for that matter.)

I'm actually secretly hoping someone is hard at work creating the next greatest theme, but they're waiting on the big reveal until it's complete!

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 19:08:28 (permalink)
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Default Mercury here. 
 


...and the lighter over-all look is easier for me to read...

Tungsten is nice to look at, but Mercury lets me see where I'm going...

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/04 19:27:33 (permalink)
I find that I use a bright theme during the day and a darker theme at night. This helps my vision very much so I'm glad we have the option.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/06 09:48:57 (permalink)
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I in no way want to discourage you, but personally I'm not really into blue.



My Iceberg theme is blue AND green !
Well... granted, there's more blue than green...
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/06 10:20:05 (permalink)
I've been chipping away at mine since creating the new Control Bar. I'm not sure it's gone quite where I intended it, but I prefer it every time I flip back to the others.


 
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/05/06 18:21:46 (permalink)
Is everyone aware that there's an area for themes to be displayed and made available for sharing on the Software forum in the very first thread.

Please PM me so I can arrange to have your them included.

We will be splitting out the themes into their own sticky thread shortly.

Thanks. Please help spread the word. If you see a theme somewhere let me know so we can put it where it belongs for easy finding.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/19 15:21:17 (permalink)
Have you guys seen this?
https://material.io/guidelines/

Maybe a cool thing for making themes!
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/20 21:33:34 (permalink)
I have no clue what that even is...
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/20 21:40:55 (permalink)
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I have no clue what that even is...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_Design
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 00:53:59 (permalink)
Not sure how the Android spec would help anyone make themes in Sonar.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 13:30:54 (permalink)
I am hooked on Blue Aston ver.2!!! I made some adjustments to the colors in the event list and I'm very happy! Such a great job on that. Now, this magma looks like something that would keep me awake on late night sessions!!! Gotta have it.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 15:47:47 (permalink)
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I'm actually secretly hoping someone is hard at work creating the next greatest theme, but they're waiting on the big reveal until it's complete!

I'm not-secretly hoping that Ben is almost finished doing whatever needs to be done to incorporate console fader colours into the theme engine so they can exist outside Mercury. 

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 16:00:30 (permalink)
Im on the list for people waiting for a new theme as well.
I love tungsten, use it all the time. but I want more from where that came from. Been more than a year now since we got the tungsten and theme editor. I still have issues trying to figure out how to use that theme editor.
Half my fault, half to difficult (not user friendly).

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 16:05:50 (permalink)

Does anyone know how to edit the background inbetween the different modules in the control bar?
 
EDIT: Got it!
post edited by tnipe - 2017/09/21 17:07:31
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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 16:06:44 (permalink)
To Grebz: I would certainly try Iceberg.  I'm happy with Blue Ashton at the moment.
 
What I admire about your effort is that the theme is fully based on something real.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 17:23:01 (permalink)
@Grebz I'm late to the party but I like your photo-inspired themes... even if they're a bit extreme... Extreme Themes. Did they ever get finished/released?

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 17:56:02 (permalink)
I started working on a new theme. It will be a bit before I get to complete it. But it's on my list.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 17:56:39 (permalink)
I've reverted back to Tungsten. Wish there were more options for it, as mentioned above.
All the best.

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Re: How Many Are Using Custom Themes? 2017/09/21 18:06:40 (permalink)
Another late entry...
 
I can't see myself changing from the Tungsten theme which is both easy on the eye and professional in appearance. I'm not a fan of overly vivid or multi-coloured UI's, but each to their own.
 
Whatever changes occur in the future, please leave Tungsten in its current clean, clear and unsullied form
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