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Offline Fatarse

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Colour schemes for openmpt?
« on: February 03, 2016, 14:07:24 »
Is there any plans to give openmpt some colour schemes? Or are there some already available? If so point the arse in the right direction.

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 14:48:40 »
I was referring more to the main GUI not the pattern editor colour schemes.

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 15:36:03 »
You cannot. OpenMPT uses the default look & feel of your operating system, so if you don't like the colours, you will have to change them in the operating system.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 10:31:04 »
So whatever happened to skinning ?

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 11:32:21 »
No need to making it ugly.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 12:51:51 »
To rephrase what I said: Why do you just want OpenMPT to look that way and not your entire operating system? If you don't like how OpenMPT looks, then I wonder why this only applies to OpenMPT and not the rest of your software.
One of OpenMPT's strongest selling points still is its native look & feel for me.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 13:03:19 »
Who says skinning is ugly? I have some very good software .... That thrives on skins!

To be honest I don't like dull and grey interfaces.... Just like the dull and grey world! A bit of colour brightens my day... And so does software if it wasn't dull and grey! Openmpt is not the only grey mule out there! With a colourful flavour I would smile everyday I opened it to create a smiling tune! Rather than dull and boring one.

All in favour of colourful skins ! Say I! ;D

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 13:57:35 »
See, and this is why you should use skins for your operating system and not for specific programs.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 14:06:19 »
It's not the OS I'm concerned about saga musix, and there are specific programs that do promote skinning!

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2016, 14:59:36 »
Yes, but what I'm trying to manifest here is that it should not be up to the applications to make themselves look / feel pretty and, more importantly, non-standard - it should be up to the system to look whatever the user wants it to look like. Hence: This is not going to happen with OpenMPT.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 06:14:06 »
Then I suppose creating a plugin for changing the interface will never happen? Pity I liked the skins look with Winamp allowing users to create there own look. But that's Winamp pity openmpt won't have that same option. :-\

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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 10:45:04 »
Get windows blinds and you have the exact same thing, except, its for your entire windows. ;)
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 15:30:30 »
And if you use the classic Windows scheme that is available until Windows 7, you don't even need third-party software to customize your OS colours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9sd4rPtaj0
This is not a skinned OpenMPT - it's just a modified OS colour scheme.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 16:43:54 »
And if you use the classic Windows scheme that is available until Windows 7, you don't even need third-party software to customize your OS colours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9sd4rPtaj0
This is not a skinned OpenMPT - it's just a modified OS colour scheme.

Actually, if you have Windows 8.1 or 10, they come with High Contrast themes where this color customization is still possible. Finding it in 10 proved to be difficult though, but its there.
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Re: Colour schemes for openmpt?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2016, 09:24:04 »
Looks like we are going around in circles. I'm not talking about the OS I'm referring to the program itself! But as saga musix said he has no intention of changing openmpt's interface via skin plugins... So I guess I will look at a dull grey interface while making music , if I use it to make music.