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Per App Colour Scheme?

By on October 7, 2006 3:47:52 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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Is it possible to have per-app colour schemes?
I like to code in Eclipse with a dark background color, but I need dark text on a light background for the browsers because people like to leave out color codes. Is there a solution for this with WindowBlinds or some other Stardock software?
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October 7, 2006 3:57:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
you can change skins using Skin Studio then 'save as' (change the name to maybe 'Eclipse2'), then use the WB per application to have WB only use that skin on that app.

Or just modify the skin to taste, then save
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October 7, 2006 8:59:27 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Part of my problem is that somehow Eclipse is ignoring --most-- of the per application settings in window blinds. Another problem seems to be that, even if I change the theme with per-application settings, the color scheme itself doesn't change, just the skin. This happens whether or not "User Overrides -> Advanced Settings -> Apply Global Colouring..." is turned on or off.
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October 7, 2006 9:10:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
The color scheme is global, and determined by the main skin selected, regardless of the per app settings.
Bichur's suggestion of modifying a skin, and saving under a new name, for your specific needs is probably your best bet.
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October 7, 2006 9:13:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
"User Overrides -> Advanced Settings -> Apply Global Colouring..."


I'm pretty sure this is related to the "change skin color" feature.
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October 7, 2006 9:21:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Ah, thank you Koasati. Do you happen to know of any way of accomplishing what I'm trying to do with separate color schemes for each app, with or without stardock software?
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October 8, 2006 12:36:14 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
I could probably even just run a separate color scheme on the browsers I use, instead of trying to do it with Eclipse. I still need to figure out how to get seperate color schemes though, rather than different skins.
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October 8, 2006 2:12:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
The color scheme is global, and determined by the main skin selected


I don't think you can get 1 skin to use different color schemes

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October 8, 2006 2:48:40 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Bichur: I'm OK with them being different skins as long as the color scheme changes, which it's not doing now.
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October 8, 2006 3:19:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
determined by the main skin selected

hmmm...
since the skin that loads when WB starts determines color scheme.
maybe...
find one that uses a color scheme that works for you and pick that one for WB to load with
then use the per application to skin with what you really want to use.
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October 8, 2006 2:02:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Bichur: WB comes with Aura and Blackcomb, which both have different color schemes. I tried doing what you described, but the color scheme of the main skin always overrides the other skin in per-application settings.
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October 8, 2006 2:45:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Try somthing like Antares or ChaNinja - Sub Zero.
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October 8, 2006 2:51:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
If you modified Eclipse to work with your browser, would that work for your other needs?
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October 9, 2006 2:16:34 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Koasati: If i make the background black for Eclipse, I can't see stuff in the my internet browser. If I make the background light for the browser, It defeats the purpose of having a dark theme, since the whole screen would be filled with the light/white background color.
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October 9, 2006 2:17:55 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Bichur: The background color in ChaNinja - Sub Zero is white.
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October 9, 2006 6:55:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A colour scheme is global so you can only have one colour scheme at any time.

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October 9, 2006 1:22:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Bichur: The background color in ChaNinja - Sub Zero is white.


I know. Mentioned it because:

I need dark text on a light background for the browsers


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