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Hi,
The Coppery feather seems to be having trouble on my Windows 7 machine. All seems to be only displaying the OS colour scheme - blue in my case. Any ideas?

SteveW

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(07-15-2012, 12:47 PM)SteveW Wrote: [ -> ]Hi,
The Coppery feather seems to be having trouble on my Windows 7 machine. All seems to be only displaying the OS colour scheme - blue in my case. Any ideas?

SteveW

Can you elaborate on the problem. The blue in the tabs and media player seek bar are (intentionally) part of the coppery feather. The transparent blue border and title bar are due to the fact that Nightingale (intentionally uses) the native window manager of the OS. Which do you want to change?
(07-15-2012, 02:16 PM)Timmythepirate Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-15-2012, 12:47 PM)SteveW Wrote: [ -> ]Hi,
The Coppery feather seems to be having trouble on my Windows 7 machine. All seems to be only displaying the OS colour scheme - blue in my case. Any ideas?

SteveW

Can you elaborate on the problem. The blue in the tabs and media player seek bar are (intentionally) part of the coppery feather. The transparent blue border and title bar are due to the fact that Nightingale (intentionally uses) the native window manager of the OS. Which do you want to change?
Ah-ha, I was expecting the colours to be the same as the logo icon. i.e. copper coloured as in coppery.

I guess you can close this one

SteveW
because the orange tone is not done yet ^^
(07-15-2012, 11:07 PM)GeekShadow Wrote: [ -> ]because the orange tone is not done yet ^^
OK! I had a quick look but couldn't find where the colours were defined. If you point me in the right direction I'll have a go at changing them.

Steve W
(07-16-2012, 06:35 PM)SteveW Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-15-2012, 11:07 PM)GeekShadow Wrote: [ -> ]because the orange tone is not done yet ^^
OK! I had a quick look but couldn't find where the colours were defined. If you point me in the right direction I'll have a go at changing them.

Steve W

Look in
Code:
nightingale/chrome/coppery.jar/feathers/coppery/songbird/chrome/skin/
In Nightingale, themes are defined using a combination of images and css files. Some colors are actually images, which can make things somewhat confusing.
(07-17-2012, 12:56 AM)Timmythepirate Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-16-2012, 06:35 PM)SteveW Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-15-2012, 11:07 PM)GeekShadow Wrote: [ -> ]because the orange tone is not done yet ^^
OK! I had a quick look but couldn't find where the colours were defined. If you point me in the right direction I'll have a go at changing them.

Steve W

Look in
Code:
nightingale/chrome/coppery.jar/feathers/coppery/songbird/chrome/skin/
In Nightingale, themes are defined using a combination of images and css files. Some colors are actually images, which can make things somewhat confusing.

OK thanks - I'll have a hack tonight ( what colour do you want to use - from what I can see I need a RGB reference and will need to set some transparency settings?). I can pick a colour but it may not be the same as the default one that NG uses.

If I manage to get it looking OK on my PC can I copy the .jar file somewhere (here?) and have someone load it to the right place for distribution??

SteveW
The intended color for the default Nightingale theme (to my knowledge) is supposed to be a copper color, but the theme is currently only available in blue. As far as testing your new theme you can un-jar and then re-jar the coppery.jar archive using the "jar" command. When you have a theme that you are happy with and want to post to the add-ons page, look at the existing themes and try figure out what you need to do. If you run into any issues feel free to ask for help.
(07-17-2012, 02:23 PM)Timmythepirate Wrote: [ -> ]The intended color for the default Nightingale theme (to my knowledge) is supposed to be a copper color, but the theme is currently only available in blue. As far as testing your new theme you can un-jar and then re-jar the coppery.jar archive using the "jar" command. When you have a theme that you are happy with and want to post to the add-ons page, look at the existing themes and try figure out what you need to do. If you run into any issues feel free to ask for help.

@'Timmythepirate
I've no idea what that all that un-jar and re-jar stuff means. I'm on Windows 7 and have managed to find a file called coppery.jar in C:\program Files (x86)\Nightingale\chrome\coppery.jar. It seems to be in a plain text format as I can open and edit in Notepad++.

The file is littered with rgb(000,000,000) type references. I can probably figure out what colour the existing numbers relate to by googleing them. I assume that the copper colour that you refer to has a rgb number so it would be good to know what it is to get started, If there isn't one defined then I'll guess or try and work it out by dumping the icon into Gimp or some other editor.
(07-17-2012, 03:28 PM)SteveW Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-17-2012, 02:23 PM)Timmythepirate Wrote: [ -> ]The intended color for the default Nightingale theme (to my knowledge) is supposed to be a copper color, but the theme is currently only available in blue. As far as testing your new theme you can un-jar and then re-jar the coppery.jar archive using the "jar" command. When you have a theme that you are happy with and want to post to the add-ons page, look at the existing themes and try figure out what you need to do. If you run into any issues feel free to ask for help.

@'Timmythepirate
I've no idea what that all that un-jar and re-jar stuff means. I'm on Windows 7 and have managed to find a file called coppery.jar in C:\program Files (x86)\Nightingale\chrome\coppery.jar. It seems to be in a plain text format as I can open and edit in Notepad++.

The file is littered with rgb(000,000,000) type references. I can probably figure out what colour the existing numbers relate to by googleing them. I assume that the copper colour that you refer to has a rgb number so it would be good to know what it is to get started, If there isn't one defined then I'll guess or try and work it out by dumping the icon into Gimp or some other editor.

If you don't know what you're doing theming is very complicated and confusing. If you go to Google you can find sites that will tell you what rgb value a certain color has. I have the next few days off from work and am planning to do some theming on my own. I can help you write the theme, but you'd have to give me a rough idea of what you want the colors and icons to look like.
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