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Old 12-15-2018, 11:22 AM   #81
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:18 PM   #82
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- A different and non-pistachio palette that doesn't feel like Frasier mixed with the austere dreams of a 90s accountant

- FX list in TCP would eliminate the mixer for most things, saving up a lot of screen estate

- Fixing the font on macOS by setting it to Bold (i can't imagine this taking more than a few minutes to fix but it leaves a horrible impression for newcomers on mac as is)

It's a pretty okay Default theme though overall, but as always with Reaper, the fundamentals are excellent, it just lacks polish, attention to UX-detail and taste. Even though that lack of taste is part of its utilitarian win98 charm!
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:55 AM   #83
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Something that I would find very nice to have:

1) different weight for the start measure vertical line in the track view grid
2) different weight for the start measure vertical line in MIDI editor ("piano roll")

if not possible:
3) change the weight of vertical lines in track view grid
4) change the weight of vertical lines in MIDI editor("piano roll")

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In modern ultra high resolution monitors a 1-pixel line is _really_ thin :-)
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:34 AM   #84
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Something that I would find very nice to have:

1) different weight for the start measure vertical line in the track view grid
2) different weight for the start measure vertical line in MIDI editor ("piano roll")

if not possible:
3) change the weight of vertical lines in track view grid
4) change the weight of vertical lines in MIDI editor("piano roll")
I know you mean the size of the line, but in case you didn't know already, you can set custom colors on all those in the Theme Tweaker to help with visibility.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:34 AM   #85
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An interface with a look and color theme similar to Black Magic Davinci Resolve video editor. A clean interface like this would be a good match for Default Reaper theme. Sorry I don't know how to post a pic. Here's website
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...ciresolve/edit

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Old 12-23-2018, 05:39 AM   #86
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It looks OK ... but it seems to me we have plenty of similar looking themes already.

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Old 12-23-2018, 09:02 AM   #87
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As others mentonied, i want a vector based scalable theme.

I guess realtime antialiased vector rendering will make rendering speed slower, so, I propose the following solution:

Each time you load a new vector based theme, REAPER will render all the SVG's to a cached bitmaps and use them for rendering the UI. REAPER will keep those cached bitmaps until the user requests a different UI scale.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:44 PM   #88
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I haven`t managed to find one yet - any suggestions? I find this really irritating when things get crowded on the mixer screen.
ditto to all..........
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:25 AM   #89
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:14 AM   #90
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You can already choose how many Insert slots are shown on the MCP. Move the divider above the routing button to change the size of the extended mixer area. Move the dividers inside the extended mixer area to change how that space is shared between inserts, sends and parameter knobs. Hold control while dragging to change all tracks, hold alt while dragging to change all selected tracks. Use the mixer menu button on the MCP master to blanket enable / disable your choice of inserts, sends and/or parameter knobs.

(blush) only just found this & thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Feel really dumb for not having asked this before or for that matter FINDING it before.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:08 AM   #91
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Ugliness and beautifulness bla bla bla ... themes ... default themes ... bla bla bla

That's ok but ... don' you think that we need a solid FR ABOUT THE GUI instead?

Many of the things discussed here [AND IN DOZENS OF POSTS] are really useful and possitive ideas, but it is a mess ... if I were a DEV trying to know what users need it would take so much time to get the info.

I know, it is just my thoughts, but the default theme is not an issue because we have plenty of good themers here to do anything diferently if needed.

So, can we have a serious and solid FR to present to the DEVs about the GUI? If I could I would do it but my English and my knowledge to justify the features are not good enough.

So please !!! can anyone do this?

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Old 01-28-2019, 09:20 PM   #92
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a few extra good themes included with the download would be nice, because I think a ton of folks will just never bother trying to download and install new themes but would still use and highly appreciate something different than the default (but not the old default themes, I can't imagine almost anyone wanting to use those)
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:09 AM   #93
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So, can we have a serious and solid FR to present to the DEVs about the GUI?
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So please !!! can anyone do this?
The DEVs know about all the major requests and there is a ton of help on all of that in terms of communication - there are a handful of folks closer to the devs like White Tie but I think maybe Justin streams the forum into his brain 24/7 because I've seen him pop up in seemingly buried places to fix an odd issues here and there.

Mainly, the devs are just not as focused on UI compared to other features. It may be a vocal minority type of thing, it's easy to groan about things we see, or they just don't like working on UI stuff... either way I think everyone's doing the most they can and threads like this are just a way for some of us more frustrated folk to vent and daydream about some abstract sleek ui that rules the world with frickin laser beams or somethin I dunno...
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:46 PM   #95
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Transparent layers. I'd put a meter under my TCP controls with a transparency adjustment in prefs.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:09 PM   #96
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I'm big on ergonomy, hate themes which makes a big dent on my feeling for what I'm doing, or themes which practically gives you motion sickness. To me it's a work place, not an amusement park, a film, poster or a video game. It's the result that counts, not how visitors like your neon light Reaper theme.

The very noticeable impact visuals have on productivity, even for beginners, is rather well proven. More than 90% of our long time focus is taken in through the eyes, and the other 4 senses share the remaining < 10%. What you see, determines how you think and feel, even what you hear.

I like things easy to find and read for the eyes, top priority, and easy on the eyes for long periods of time. I have found that Protools has got most of these factors down better than any other DAW today, Though I don't use Protools other than to send- and receive project files to/from Protalibans, as we call them. There are lots of them.

Still Protools would be a great source to look at and learn from, to make a theme that doesn't work against you, but instead with you and avoids fatigues. I'd love to see Reaper getting serious with this, and stop wanting to "be cool" or whatever.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:18 PM   #97
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Without having read all the prior posts...

I'd like folder tracks to be obviously different looking than regular tracks, in both TCP and MCP. Perhaps all tracks could have an indent/outdent button to easily change their level. Right now the 'side drag' technique in TCP is always a gamble that it will leave your track at the indent level you want it, and I don't know of any way to change level at all in TCP.

I'd also love to have text, anywhere in the GUI, to be controllable in both font size and color.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:45 PM   #98
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I would want @Blankfiles's themes to be included in REAPER's default themes.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:15 AM   #99
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I want it to connect directly to my frontal lobes, and visual cortex as an overlay so that I can look through it and still see my screen, and directly control reapers appearance in a fluid dynamic manner so that I can change anything anytime with nothing but lucid thought.

oh and also still be able to use Amazon Prime same day delivery via the MCP.

Or a PS4 VR version of Reaper in the Round.

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Old 02-25-2019, 04:34 AM   #102
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Without having read all the prior posts...

I'd like folder tracks to be obviously different looking than regular tracks, in both TCP and MCP. Perhaps all tracks could have an indent/outdent button to easily change their level. Right now the 'side drag' technique in TCP is always a gamble that it will leave your track at the indent level you want it, and I don't know of any way to change level at all in TCP.

I'd also love to have text, anywhere in the GUI, to be controllable in both font size and color.
I find that the side drag technique works fine in the TCP and makes it very clear to me that would level of intent the track is going to be by the highlighted underline. I didn't like the visual indication of indentation though so with the help of the Forum I did come up with this that might help.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=215513
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:10 PM   #104
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I find that the side drag technique works fine in the TCP and makes it very clear to me that would level of intent the track is going to be by the highlighted underline. I didn't like the visual indication of indentation though so with the help of the Forum I did come up with this that might help.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=215513
Pretty nice! Thanks. I'll give it a try.
The side-drag thing: On my setup the indent level doesn't move at all till I'm very near the right side of the screen.
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I find that the side drag technique works fine in the TCP and makes it very clear to me that would level of intent the track is going to be by the highlighted underline. I didn't like the visual indication of indentation though so with the help of the Forum I did come up with this that might help.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=215513
Good idea!

I’d like to have an action (toggle...) to disable creating new folders in the TCP so I can rearrange the tracks in the TCP without messing anything up. Usually happens when I’ve been recording too long and I’m brain dead.

I just use the Track Manager or MCP to be safe...
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:43 AM   #106
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Click-proof faders
Modern minimal/flat design
60fps response
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:04 PM   #107
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In the default:

Folder insets in MCP (ala White Tie "Project")

Track icons on the bottom in MCP, just under faders
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:00 PM   #108
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Just a track layout option with horizontal meters and the usual "full sized" labels would be great. If it doesn't exist already. I know WALTER exists but no time to learn yet another coding paradigm


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In spite of all the alternative themes, I don't think that the default Reaper theme is unsightly.

[My wish-list wouldn't be too long: I prefer rounded corner squares for most controls because I think they are fast to scan visually either horizontal or vertical, without being pointy-jarring. The legends could be a little larger on the controls without crowding the edges--especially on the transport, which as a musician is the very first thing I want to notice.]
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #109
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The original theme is not attractive at all in my opinion and ALL of my friends opinion that tried or saw reaper

The users themes always look and feel like a draft with many weak points.

hope that ver 6 will be more attractive.
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In spite of all the alternative themes, I don't think that the default Reaper theme is unsightly.

[My wish-list wouldn't be too long: I prefer rounded corner squares for most controls because I think they are fast to scan visually either horizontal or vertical, without being pointy-jarring. The legends could be a little larger on the controls without crowding the edges--especially on the transport, which as a musician is the very first thing I want to notice.]
I would want if I have 20 subchildren tracks, I could read the track names directly on the left. Almost all themes ignore this, thus you can not read the track name any more without making this name width veery wiiiiiiiiiiiiide.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:48 AM   #111
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All I want in a new theme is ... font legibility.

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I would want @Blankfiles's themes to be included in REAPER's default themes.
Blankfiles' themes have been my default ones for quite some time. However, I don't think they could legally do this without being sued by Apple.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:12 AM   #113
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Everything Theme-able

Nice n Flat

Menus really need organizing better
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You can already choose how many Insert slots are shown on the MCP. Move the divider above the routing button to change the size of the extended mixer area. Move the dividers inside the extended mixer area to change how that space is shared between inserts, sends and parameter knobs. Hold control while dragging to change all tracks, hold alt while dragging to change all selected tracks. Use the mixer menu button on the MCP master to blanket enable / disable your choice of inserts, sends and/or parameter knobs.
...and I LOVE this feature\ability... which I personally have in my fav theme because it is a mod of the WT default from the V4 era...

But I notice not all [many] of the user made themes have this feature enabled
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