Old 02-13-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default coloring tracks

A couple of versions ago the track colors now only color the text window... Can I change that back, so I see the whole thing colored? That would be especially useful in the mixer view. I would even like to see the whole background of the track in that color...
Expecially on a zoomed out view with alot of tracks, that would make orientation alot quicker.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Go to Preferences -> Appearance and theres an option called "Tint background", and something next to it with "track labels"
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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Go to Preferences -> Appearance and theres an option called "Tint background", and something next to it with "track labels"
Whoo hoo. Didn't discover that one. Even though I don't use track colors, I might start using them since we can have only the wave forms have custom colors.

How great it is to have options on the options
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:58 AM   #4
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I can't believe I didn't find that. - thanks.
It still would be cool if you could have the whole track background (or waveforms?) colored for better overview.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:36 AM   #5
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I can't believe I didn't find that. - thanks.
It still would be cool if you could have the whole track background (or waveforms?) colored for better overview.
i think you can do this within the color theme editing cant you?

I would post a screenie but my pc is busy ripping my Hercules the legendary journeys DVDs
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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I can't believe I didn't find that. - thanks.
It still would be cool if you could have the whole track background (or waveforms?) colored for better overview.
That's exactly what happens on my systerm, roman.




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Old 02-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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Teej could you please post this color scheme? I like it

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Old 02-19-2007, 10:57 AM   #8
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I think that is the Stelzbock theme.

http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5904

The track coloring thing is something you have to do in preferences or by manually selecting a color by right-clicking the desired track in the TCP. (NOT IN THE ITEMS DISPLAY AREA!) Took me forever to find that...

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Old 02-19-2007, 04:45 PM   #9
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Actually, it's Shark Dressed Man with Stelz' buttons.

i love what he did with the track icons, not so crazy about the toolbar & transport buttons, tho'.


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Old 02-21-2007, 03:12 AM   #10
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That's exactly what happens on my systerm, roman.
I didn't see that, because I only had the folder-tracks colored. I'll just color the folder and all the track. That'll work.

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Old 02-21-2007, 12:44 PM   #11
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Hi Teej,

Please post your theme above. I tried your Shark Dressed Man theme but it is different than the screenshot in this thread. This theme is very cool.

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #12
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hi Kurt, and welcome to Reaper.

Reaper themes are made up of:
- colors
- buttons

They're designed to mix-n-match.

The screenshot you're looking at is Shark Dressed Man colors with Stelz' buttons. Download Shark, then customize it to use Stelz's buttons in Prefs > Color Theme. Change the UI Images dropdown to read Stelzboch_stealth_ui. Stelz's theme is included in a standard Reaper install.


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Old 02-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #13
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OK I got it. How did you get the color of the track label background the same as the wave form color. I've been looking through the manual and here with no luck.

Sorry for the newbe questions.

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:09 AM   #14
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no prob, Kurt. we were all new once.

Right-click a track heading (in the Track Control Panel; find a blank space, like near the track number), and select one of the 'Set Track Colors... options.


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Old 02-22-2007, 07:36 PM   #15
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Hi Teej,

I tried what you suggested but the track selection color changes as well as the track label background when I use the "Set Track Colors..." options. I know this is a small thing but I'm still curious how you did it. I really like the way your screenshot looks.

Maybe some different preference setting?

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Old 02-23-2007, 05:06 AM   #16
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Ahhhhh... yeah, there's an option in Prefs to set that. See pic below.


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Old 02-23-2007, 09:38 AM   #17
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Silly me, that was it. I had that checked and kept looking right past it.

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Old 02-23-2007, 12:22 PM   #18
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happy to help, and glad you like the color scheme.


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Old 02-23-2007, 09:08 PM   #19
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I can't wait till we get the option to choose whether the waveform or background of the clip gets the custom colors.

I can't believe we don't have this yet.
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