Change gray bars to black on homescreen?

Discussion in 'Q Home Screens and Wallpapers' started by JonnyDeco, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    yup thats it RB...thanks!

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  2. felix822

    felix822 New Member

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    Yeah, that XML file just has its title in it, everything else is in the registry I'm guessing.

    I downloaded those color schemes and tried to modify one to make it white, but it turned gray. :embarassed:
  3. rudeboy

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    yeah, as said it could be hard-coded and not changeable.

    secondly, i haven't played with that yet.. which color code do you use for white ?
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    I used #FFFFFF for white. I guess we'd have to change the font color to black as well.
  5. Guerrilla

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    I've always read those color values (those of the softkeys) are based off hues. I could be wrong, but I believe the default hue is black and that's why the BlackSoftKeys.scheme.xml is basically empty.

    What this means is the keys are always black, but then your code is placing a kind of "skin" over that to mix the colors. Think about placing red cellophane over an object of a different color.

    That would also mean setting #FFFFFF (straight white) over #000000 (straight black) would create grey softkeys.
  6. felix822

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    That makes sense. So is there's no way of making white soft keys then?
  7. rudeboy

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    very interesting... never heard this before.
  8. Guerrilla

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    It was discussed in one of the home screen builder threads linked in Pony/Steve's thread. I think it was on the Modaco link. Whatever link it was had a link to Microsoft's site saying the same thing, so I took it as fact.

    I may have misunderstood, but it does explain the grey color from #FFFFFF. It would mean white softkeys appear to be impossible. I kow there's software out there can change the color of the softkeys on the fly, but I can't find it again to see if it can do white.
  9. rudeboy

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    it sounds plausible to me... and it even makes sense :}
  10. rudeboy

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    just tried it... and got rid of it, it just didn't look right for my taste.
  11. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    dont like the color schemes for the bars?
  12. rudeboy

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    nope... the black soft keys looked almost transparent with still that well kinda ugly color-changing line above it (don't know how to call it). so for the time being it's back to gray.
  13. felix822

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    You mean that gradient line above the black buttons? I noticed that too.
  14. rudeboy

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    gradient.. that's the word i was looking for, and yes that is what i mean/meant.
  15. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    haha yea i know what you mean...i tried that program that prosper made and boy did i 'f' stuff up there...i have to keep trying...im trying to make the background color the start button color so it all blends...its a work in progress as of now...
  16. rudeboy

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    see... how that would have priority over the startup/shutdown screens, i was on the road to changing that gradient (thx felix :} line but kept running into walls and it kinda slipped to the back of my mind..

    maybe we can dare eko :}
  17. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i think she might be the one to talk to...and prosper is pretty knowledgable about that stuff too...
  18. rudeboy

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    (let's start with reverse psychology) i don't think it's do-able.....

    or maybe we should just ask... and say please :}
  19. eko

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    sorry catch me up in one post as to what you are trying to accomplish and ill see what I can do :)
  20. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    wow you are good
    so basically trying to get rid of that gradient line above the softkeys...make it solid to mesh with the buttons...

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