[mythtv-users] Blue-abstract update and applying for the competition

trebor_s at web.de trebor_s at web.de
Mon Feb 1 21:16:29 UTC 2010

Hi Richard.

I think I'll currently stick to the transparency values right now. I will
add some watermarks to the main menu to make the menu look better. But I
you want to change the transparency values for the buttons then edit the
base.xml file and look for the following entries:

<!-- base class for setting the transparency of the button images -->
<imagetype name="base_image_active">
  <filename />
<imagetype name="base_image_selected">
  <filename />
<imagetype name="base_image_inactive">
  <filename />

You can increase the alpha values to find your desired transparency

Best regards


On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:33:21 +0000, Richard Morton
<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Evening
> Coincidentally I was just looking to change the theme today (before I
> read any of this thread). I have just purchased a zotac board for my
> secondary frontend. This has meant that we can upgrade all frontends
> to a theme which shows off 0.22 I avoid having different UIs on
> different TVs...
> we tried graphite as it looks absolutely amazign and I thank the
> developer for producing a spectacular theme. However I prefer a theme
> that uses fan-art and thumbnails to add to the usability as well as
> the look. Dont get me wrong I am sure Graphite works for some, but
> with the size of screens we have it isn't quite there for us.
> Anyway, I settled on trying mythbuntu and also blue-abstract... and
> I'm swapping between them.. I think they are both great themes, but
> the readability of abstract is fantastic after installing it
> tonight.... maybe it would be even possible to increase transparency
> of file browser menu-bars a little more. I know these settings were
> just changed today! ;-)
> Mythbuntu can be hard to read with the amount of transparency used, so
> it could be a fine balancing act to get it right and it may even be
> system dependant as well as personal taste.
> thanks again to all three developers of the themes.
> R
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