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    Paint It Black v1.0

    I have been putting this off for too long. So here it is, finally, my first theme for the TouchPad. This theme is compatible with the Theme Manager app. So just place the zip in the downloads folder on your usb drive and install it in Theme Manager. Then select the components you want and apply. If any errors occur, please let me know. I havent been working on this as much as I would like to, but eventually I would still like to make some changes to this. But for now, enjoy the black.

    Special thanks to geekpeter for testing. And Garrett92C for his advice and template I used for the json file.

    Download here: https://www.box.com/s/k8piki226eu6vyhlr7hg
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    Last edited by jsgraphicart; 12/31/2012 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Theme Released
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    you should use theme manager compatibility for your themes . Its much safer and easily used.
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    Theme Manager

    this is what I'm referring to
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    Here is a direct link to webOS Doc for all carriers
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    Yeah, i was hoping to go that route and make a compatible .zip file. I've use that with installing other themes.
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    looks promising, i had started a failed "space" theme, I wanted pretty much what your aiming for, black/dark and generally just easy on the eyes color wise, just added in some starry type effects/darkened nebulas etc, didnt get far tho, as always i put myself off when i eventually realise im just generally crap at this kind of thing then lose all motivation when i start sulking.

    lesson learned tho, must improve my gimp skills when i have time, hope you finish it with theme manager compatability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekpeter View Post
    looks promising, i had started a failed "space" theme, I wanted pretty much what your aiming for, black/dark and generally just easy on the eyes color wise, just added in some starry type effects/darkened nebulas etc, didnt get far tho, as always i put myself off when i eventually realise im just generally crap at this kind of thing then lose all motivation when i start sulking.

    lesson learned tho, must improve my gimp skills when i have time, hope you finish it with theme manager compatability.
    I'm using Gimp as well. My windows drive with Photoshop on it is unavailable to me at the moment so Gimp on Linux is my savior. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgraphicart View Post
    I'm using Gimp as well. My windows drive with Photoshop on it is unavailable to me at the moment so Gimp on Linux is my savior. lol
    As youve used both, do you find photoshop is even needed for stuff like this or is gimp satisfactory, esp for a rare/less than ameteur user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekpeter View Post
    As youve used both, do you find photoshop is even needed for stuff like this or is gimp satisfactory, esp for a rare/less than ameteur user.
    For stuff like this...no. These images are pretty simple and Gimp has all the features you need to make changes. The only problem I have with theming is not with the software though. Its finding where all the little images are that change what you want to change. I've said it before, It would nice to have a reference page for where all the images are located for specific parts of the OS. Thats what will probably take me the longest with this project.
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    currently ive only messed with images in

    usr\palm\sysmgr\images\keyboard-tablet

    and

    \usr\palm\sysmgr\images

    but theres also image folders in 2 more folders inside

    \usr\lib\luna\system

    likely various others, ive not looked very hard tbh.

    easier if you use shiftyaxels wifi app and browse root of your touchpad on your home computer, far easier to navigate around and quickly get previews of all the files on your desktop.
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    I'm pretty familiar with most image locations. What are you looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekpeter View Post
    currently ive only messed with images in

    usr\palm\sysmgr\images\keyboard-tablet

    and

    \usr\palm\sysmgr\images

    but theres also image folders in 2 more folders inside

    \usr\lib\luna\system

    likely various others, ive not looked very hard tbh.

    easier if you use shiftyaxels wifi app and browse root of your touchpad on your home computer, far easier to navigate around and quickly get previews of all the files on your desktop.
    Well I have extracted the whole webOS Doctor for all the images which has all the images in their respective folders. I know \usr\palm\sysmgr\images is the most easiest to find the main images. But I know there are images scattered all over the place and a lot of images seem to be duplicated in different locations. I've always noticed this. Even when I had a Pre Plus and theming for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    I'm pretty familiar with most image locations. What are you looking for?
    Right now, probably headers to start off with. Like the header in the web browser image I posted. I know there are images in the framework folder and theres a mojo and mojo2 folder in there somewhere. And probably with the Touchpad an Enyo folder. Havent browsed through them completely yet but I know where they are. Just dont know which ones apply to which specific header. Like I said above, it seems like there are duplicates in different folders..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgraphicart View Post
    Right now, probably headers to start off with. Like the header in the web browser image I posted. I know there are images in the framework folder and theres a mojo and mojo2 folder in there somewhere. And probably with the Touchpad an Enyo folder. Havent browsed through them completely yet but I know where they are. Just dont know which ones apply to which specific header. Like I said above, it seems like there are duplicates in different folders..
    Ah, that more is more tricky than just replacing an image. It uses the base Enyo Toolbar styles, and you really shouldn't mess around with those too much since it will affect all apps that use it. It uses an image displayed over a background color set in the Enyo css. The image is /usr/palm/frameworks/enyo/0.10/framework/source/palm/themes/Onyx/images/toolbar.png.

    The best solution would probably be to patch the Browser's app to not use the default enyo-toolbar class and custom make some new styles for it. You could probably still get a good-looking effect by just adding "background-color: #000000;" to the class it uses already in browser.css.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    Ah, that more is more tricky than just replacing an image. It uses the base Enyo Toolbar styles, and you really shouldn't mess around with those too much since it will affect all apps that use it. It uses an image displayed over a background color set in the Enyo css. The image is /usr/palm/frameworks/enyo/0.10/framework/source/palm/themes/Onyx/images/toolbar.png.

    The best solution would probably be to patch the Browser's app to not use the default enyo-toolbar class and custom make some new styles for it. You could probably still get a good-looking effect by just adding "background-color: #000000;" to the class it uses already in browser.css.
    Hmm. Maybe I'll hold off on that then. I'll get all the easy images out of the way then play with what you mentioned. I've seen some other images though in other folders labeled with some kind of header name. The thing is, i dont know what they would change until I actually change it. But then I wouldnt know where too look for the change. I remember creating a theme for the Pre Plus and changing something thinking it would make a change but didnt. I just thought to myself "what the heck is that image there for then?" lol
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    So Garrett, I have the drop down for the system menu on the right. Where do I find the app menu on the left?
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    Already shut everything down for the night, so can't check. You should extract one of my GES themes and check out the json. It'll definitely be in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    Already shut everything down for the night, so can't check. You should extract one of my GES themes and check out the json. It'll definitely be in there.
    Thanks. I'll do that.
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    Updated OP with download to my theme. Enjoy!
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