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Old 04-05-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default i need more contrast on my selected tracks! any sugestion?

I find very difficult to find my selected tracks. I am using reaper default theme. It's grey and lighter grey when selected.Probably i'll simply change to white color, but i wonder what more experienced users would do!

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Old 04-05-2018, 02:54 PM   #2
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Don't want to RTFM?

I suggest you ask basic questions like that in YT.
You can also watch Kenny's videos on this site.

Here is an example of someone else doing a Reaper guide video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akil6MYIMew
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:59 PM   #3
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Yes. First part of your comment reminded me YT videos. Thank you for the link tho.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:19 PM   #4
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Doesn't that video answer what you wanted to know?
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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the video seems a nice suggestion. but my options aren't toggable like in the video

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Old 04-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #6
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Hi,
I understand.
You need to get into the theme and replace mcp BG sel with an appropriate image.

Edited..I used gimp to take the MCP and TCP BG sel to make selected tracks "light up".

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Old 04-05-2018, 03:53 PM   #7
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Try a different theme anyway. I like this version of Commala:

https://forums.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=1778709

Then look at the theme options for track width etc.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:13 PM   #8
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hi! that seems nice but dirtier ! it's nice to know and maybe explore but since i can't toggle peaks display in reaper default theme as showed in previous jpg that i posted, maybe i should really consider changing reaper theme.

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ok ok! thank you Softsynth! will check it

edit: i have noticed my Commala theme also doesnt let me toggle either. Wonder what could this be.

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Old 04-06-2018, 03:32 AM   #9
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... but since i can't toggle peaks display in reaper default theme as showed in previous jpg that i posted.
If you want to stick with the Default Theme, have a look at the 5.0 Nitpicky Edition (where these options are available): https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1621/D...icky%20Edition
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:29 AM   #10
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Seems awesome! very nice from you! thank you.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:47 AM   #11
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If you want to dig deeper without the userfriendly ways you can start by checking Kenny Gioia on "Editing default layout" and then you could modify the very images from the Default theme.

After you know how to unzip the Default theme you have access to the image folder that the theme uses to produce the layouts.

When you modify and darken the track background image in the folder for example, you will affect the look in Reaper etc.

Im still learning but will make a video later when I get it more.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:05 AM   #12
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Hi,
Those settings should be togglable...weird. I'll look at my settings.
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