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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    It is a bit (ok, a lot) cumbersome and confusing. when you hit the preview button, it spells out the name of the font that's selected in the list, but in the font that's being currently used by the skin ie. the preview reads "arial" but it's in "times new roman" font. Confusing.

    Also, the preview is kind-a useless 'cause if you select a font from the list; hit the preview button to see what it look like then hit "change" - nothing happens. You have to go from selecting the font from the list directly to "change" for the font to change; in that case you get no real preview 'cause the preview that's showing is the font that the skin is currently using, not the one you're about to change to.

    It is not very intuitive, lots-a buttons that is not obvious what they do or in what sequence to press them. Some instructions perhaps.

    Please don't take it as criticizing you work, it's amazing it can be done in the first place, much less perfect.

    im not taking it as critisism, just as input (which i asked for), i know it is not very intuitive at all, but i wasn't sure how to make it much better, so i decided to first just get it to work, lol. one question, how do you feel that it can be made better/easier to use? i was thinking of maybe using a textbox to input the size of the font, but that would lead to a lot of buttons as well.

    as for the preview, im not sure of any good way of doing it, because whenever the font is changed, the skin reloads (to show the changes) and when the skin reloads, the list program is restarted, so the list automatically goes to the first font in the list, but in the font you previewed. is there any command i could use to save the list position, and then reload the list at that position when the skin is reloaded? also, should i even bother with the preview, or how can it be improved in your opinion? sorry for all thee questions, im not at my main computer right now so i cant just pull up skin commands.txt, lol.

    thanks for the input,
    david

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    to save the pos, just do this.
    Code:
    "SETVARBYCODE;FONTPOS;CLPOS||SAVETOSKIN;$FONTPOS$"
    to set the pos when coming back from reloading the skin.

    Code:
    "SETLIST;$FONTPOS$"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EL CAMINO View Post
    to save the pos, just do this.
    Code:
    "SETVARBYCODE;FONTPOS;CLPOS||SAVETOSKIN;$FONTPOS$"
    to set the pos when coming back from reloading the skin.

    Code:
    "SETLIST;$FONTPOS$"
    sweet, ill get that in there when i get home tonight. thanks a lot for all the help you've given me with this skin, i really appreciate it

    david

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    major update

    MAJOR UPDATE:

    finally got some time to start working on the skin again, i redid the font picker screen, redid the font size screen, and added a couple other things.

    now the font list remembers its position (so the preview is in the font it's previewing) and
    instead of have multiple screens for the different font sizes, i now have one screen with a custom list (read from a text file) that lists the sizes, and three buttons to set the corresponding font sizes. doing it this way removes 2 screens, 33 buttons, and 33 labels.

    pics of the font screens:

    font choice:


    font size:



    link in second post is updated, let me know what you think
    david

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    She's another one that don't play well with skineditor but before that however, she was working perfectly. It's fascinating how you can change the list color indipendantly. The font change screen is a vast improvement over the previous.

    Right now she's all screwed-up after doing some changes in skineditor so I'll have to load the original again and play some more with it..tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    She's another one that don't play well with skineditor but before that however, she was working perfectly. It's fascinating how you can change the list color indipendantly. The font change screen is a vast improvement over the previous.

    Right now she's all screwed-up after doing some changes in skineditor so I'll have to load the original again and play some more with it..tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
    one thing ive noticed is that when you save the skin in skineditor, it adds the rr header info in the top of the settings skins, this can be avoided by hiding them (right click, properties, check read only and hidden, hit apply) before you open the skin it looks like that is what happened in the screenshot. any other input or suggestions?

    thanks
    david

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    just got my hd radio tuner in the mail today, so i started working on the radio skin, will test more, and upload when i get the interface cable from mitchjs.

    david

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