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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: TexasRockbox on October 14, 2011, 05:34:05 PM

Title: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: TexasRockbox on October 14, 2011, 05:34:05 PM
Hello,

Is there any way to make the line selector transparent to the background images?

Build 3.9.1

I tried:

line selector start color: ff00ff
line selector end color: ff00ff

Thank you!
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: marsrover on November 09, 2011, 03:45:32 PM
Closest I can see is using a pointer.
theme settings > status/scrollbar > line selector type > pointer

Is that what you wanted?
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: TexasRockbox on November 09, 2011, 11:26:56 PM
I thought of the pointer.  What I'm trying to do is to have list items be dark when the "invisible" bar goes over the selection the text becomes brighter.

For example, typical list text color is 000000 while the line selector text would be ffffff.  Dim white to brighter white.

Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way.
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: marsrover on November 10, 2011, 07:28:25 AM
Did you try using black text on a black background (or hit clear background)
You could use slightly gray text and then have the selector a solid color of black, and selected text a white.
Ok figured it out, clear the backdrop, set the background to black, set the forground color to what you want your unselected color to be. On line selector type, do solid bar. Primary color the same as your background (black) secondary (black) text color (white or FFFFFF)
Should do something like in the picture.
(sry for the bad picture)
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: TexasRockbox on November 11, 2011, 02:08:17 AM
Thank you again!  I sort of have what you picture working, but, there is a background and I'm trying to keep the background without the entire selection bar being visible or obscuring the background, thus the "invisible" line selector request.

I guess what I'm trying to do isn't possible (yet?).
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: JdGordon on November 11, 2011, 02:30:07 AM
I still don't quite understand what you want to do. Can you whip up a fake screenshot in paint?
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: TexasRockbox on November 13, 2011, 05:57:12 PM
Here is the idea, note the brighter selection3 and that the selection bar does not obscure the background at all.

Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: JdGordon on November 13, 2011, 06:00:36 PM
You probably need to use skinned lists to do it (i.e draw the list manually with the theme)
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CustomWPS#Drawing_the_lists_using_a_skin
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: TexasRockbox on November 15, 2011, 06:23:46 PM
I'll give it a try.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Is there any way to make the line selector transparent?
Post by: kugel. on November 21, 2011, 10:00:54 AM
Any particular reason we don't support magic magenta as invisible for the line selector?