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#41 NeoMesal OFFLINE  

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

 ...I noticed that the problem went away when I deleted everything under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ so I restored everything and then just kept drilling down and repeating that process until I found the key that was causing the issue.

 

Wow, that's brave messing with the registry like that, but I guess it paid off in the end.

 

Nice work!


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

Excellent work on this theme, it's the first WMC theme that prompted me to switch from the default WMC skin!

 

I'm fighting with some blue text on my 360 extender.  I applied the fix in the OP in MCTDefault.xml which cleared up the majority of the blue.  However, I'm still getting some blue in the "Scheduled Recordings".  If text on the left panel is selected it's white, but the right panel is blue.  If the text on the right panel is selected it's white, but the left panel is blue.

 

Everything looks good on the PC itself - it's only a problem on the extender.  I tried checking the registry settings mentioned by looking under the appropriate extender account in HKEY_USERS.  The optimizeFor key was set to ComputerMonitor.

 

Any further ideas?  Perhaps things are slightly different when using an extender?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:49 PM

Thanks NNate :)

 

Normally, that blue text that you are seeing is recoloured using the COLOURS.mcml and COMMONSTYLES.xml in the shell folder. I'm not sure why this isn't working for you and (initially for) humantorch14.

 

So the MCTDefault.xml is the next best thing to recolour text, but that's the issue using this method - it doesn't seem to recolour everything. (It is just using Media Center Themer's autocolourise function, so I'll see if there is anything else better)

 

You also could try reconfiguring TV/monitor and see if that does anything. And do you have the new clock format? - because it uses CLOCK.mcml, which is also in the shell folder and might be affected.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

Could you try and see if this does anything? (I don't have an extender and can't replicate the problem)

  • Right click on the Modern8.zip which you downloaded
  • Unblock the zip file from the properties window

52e98132c6fb0_BlockedFile.jpg

  • Now try using the unblocked files instead, and see if it this has any effect

Edited by NeoMesal, 29 January 2014 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

I tried unblocking the zip file and re-extracting.  Unfortunately, that didn't change anything.

 

Yes, I am seeing the expanded clock in the guide (I'm assuming that's what you're talking about).  Clearly, it's seeing some stuff and ignoring others...



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

Yeah, it is strange that it's just a few font types that are being ignored.

 

You can also un8y and see if it has the same problem, I suspect it will: in that case, it could just be a limitation of Media Center Themer with an extender or there's something about your setup interfering with MCT.

 

I can't think of anything else that might be causing the problem; so it's a bit of a shame it's not working correctly for you  :(



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

I was looking at samples from Patchou's site.  http://www.patchou.c...er/doc/samples/

 

Sample 2 looks to describe what's going on since it's a selected/unselected text problem that I'm having issues with.  I'm not enough of an expert on this stuff to fully understand or know how to fix, however.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

Here's some info from my MediaCenterThemer Log.  I opened up "Scheduled Recordings" at 18:42 and see the blue on the unselected text.  Maybe this will help.

2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| ---- Session started ----
2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| Loading themer dll
2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| Process launched (x64): C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe
2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| Text format will be logged
2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| Theme loaded successfully from "C:\ProgramData\Media Center Themer\MCTDefault.xml"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:31| Initialization was a success
2510 14/01/29 18:41:36| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 44pt, "Segoe Media Center Light"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:36| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 44pt, "Segoe Media Center Light"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:36| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 23pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:36| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 16pt, "Segoe Media Center"
1dc8 14/01/29 18:41:45| Process launched (x64): "C:\Windows\eHome\ehExtHost.exe" 9488 6f537914-593d-4de7-a622-9cd906e115ab 5 False True True
1978 14/01/29 18:41:45| Process launched (x64): "C:\Windows\eHome\ehExtHost.exe" 9488 015cb25f-ba8e-48d5-8701-80575c1feaea 4 False True True
2510 14/01/29 18:41:45| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 17pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(0,161,245), 48pt, "Segoe Media Center Light"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(0,161,245), 16pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 18pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 21pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 18pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(0,161,245), 18pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(255,255,255), 16pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 16pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(0,161,245), 22pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:48| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 22pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:50| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 20pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:50| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 18pt, "Segoe Media Center"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:50| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 16pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:41:57| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(210,210,210), 22pt, "Segoe Media Center Semibold"
2510 14/01/29 18:42:22| [diagnostic] Text format in use: RGB(104,185,200), 29pt, "Segoe Media Center Light"
2510 14/01/29 18:42:22| [diagnostic] Legacy text color in use: RGB(104,185,200)
2510 14/01/29 18:42:22| [diagnostic] Legacy text color in use: RGB(210,210,210)


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

You could try putting that text into the MCTDefault file and see what it does (I'd probably remove or rename COLORS.MCML & COMMONSTYLES.xml beforehand so you can see what's changing)

 

As I said before, I'm afraid I don't have an extender and can't play around with it.

 

It looks like that that example changes all text with a certain colour to another colour - I'm not sure where the extender part comes in (but I do understand what you mean)

 

EDIT: I'm referring to the post two above, not the log


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

2510 14/01/29 18:42:22| [diagnostic] Legacy text color in 
use: RGB(104,185,200)

That looks suspiciously like the colour of the blue Media Center text without the transparency

 

And from Patchou's documentation:

 I then entered the general settings of Media Center which caused the next 2 diagnostic lines to be generated. Because the text is located in the settings pages of Media Center, the lines start with "Legacy text color in use:" which is an indication that you'll have to add your conditional attributes in the LegacyText sub-elements of TextFormat to change the color of this text.

 

So you should be able to recolour the text, I'll have a play around with it and see what I can do...


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:00 PM

I was able to get it working.  I still don't know if it's the best/most appropriate fix, but it appears I've fixed the issue.

 

I added this XML to the TextFormat element (in addition to the other XML in the OP):

<LegacyText Color="rgb(104,185,200)">
    <Replace Color="rgb(255,255,255)"/>
</LegacyText>

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:06 PM

Cool - does that remove everything that was previously blue?

 

Using that XML in my MCTDefault doesn't have any effect for me - I can still see blue text after adding it to the MCTDefault colour attributes



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

From my quick browse around media center, I didn't see any blue left.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'll add it as a fix to the first post then :) This is over an extender, right?



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

Yeah, over an extender (my 360).


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:44 PM

I cannot get the theme to apply any setting...  

installed themer, extracted theme to folder... nothing....

 

had some edits with MCE reset toolbox, but reverted to default settings, didnt help. win7 64


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:36 PM

I'd remove reset toolbox and u restarted right? Run themer as admin too...

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

Yes there might be a conflict with MCE reset toolbox

Also check that the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Patchou\Media Center Themer\EnableThemer is set to 1.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

Yes there might be a conflict with MCE reset toolbox

Also check that the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Patchou\Media Center Themer\EnableThemer is set to 1.

thats fine. already 1

I'd remove reset toolbox and u restarted right? Run themer as admin too...

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i wouldnt post on a forum without trying a restart. 

tried un-installing reset toolbox, WMC back to stock,  re-installing themer as admin, then theme, and rebooting. still no change.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:30 PM

I would double check that the Modern8 folder is in the correct directory. Otherwise:

 

Close Media Center, delete the log file "C:\ProgramData\Media Center Themer\MediaCenterThemer Log.txt" and then relaunch Media Center. Then close MC again a few seconds later.

 

Then post the contents of the log here


Edited by NeoMesal, 07 February 2014 - 10:31 PM.






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