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PSA: Theme changes [UPDATED 15-Apr-2021]

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Below is a history of recent theme changes in CbB. Themes created in earlier versions of CbB may not display properly in the latest version until the themes have been updated. If you use custom themes, please be aware of the following additions/changes in Theme Editor:

 

2021.04 (Early Access):

Inspectors:

  • Arranger Tab
  • Arranger Tab (small)
  • Tempo Tab
  • Tempo Tab (small)
  • Tempo Tab (collapsed)
  • Clip Tab
  • Clip Tab (small)
  • Track Tab
  • Track Tab (small)
  • Bus Tab
  • Bus Tab (small)
  • ProChannel Tab
  • ProChannel Tab (small)

 

2021.01:

Control Bar > Modules > Select:

  • Select Track Envelopes with Clips
  • Select Events with Sections
  • Select Track Articulations with Clips
  • Select Sections with Time Ruler
  • Background (large)
  • Background (medium)

 

2020.04:

Control Bar > Modules > Transport:

  • Arranger preview
  • Arranger preview (small)

ProChannel:

  • Previous Preset
  • Next Preset

ProChannel > ProChannel category:

  • Default Category
  • Frequency Category
  • Dynamics Category
  • Simulation Category
  • Distortion Category
  • Time Category
  • Modulation Category
  • Imaging Category
  • FX Chain Category
  • Analysis Category

 Inspectors:

  • Arranger Tab
  • Arranger Tab (small)
  • Arranger Tab (collapsed)
  • Clip Tab
  • Clip Tab (small)
  • Clip Tab (collapsed)
  • Track Tab
  • Track Tab (small)
  • Track Tab (collapsed)
  • Bus Tab
  • Bus Tab (small)
  • Bus Tab (collapsed)
  • ProChannel Tab
  • ProChannel Tab (small)
  • ProChannel Tab (collapsed)

Markers view:

  • Marker Lock Indicator

 

2019.09:

Track view:

  • Auto Crossfade Button

 

2019.07:

Control Bar > Modules > Tools:

  • Smart Tool (customized)

Time Ruler > Markers:

  • Selection Markers

 

2019.03:

Inspectors:

  • Arpeggiator Lock Rate Button

 

2019.01:

Track view:

  • Ripple Edit Button

Browser > Plug-in Browser:

  • Plug-in Tree Text
  • VST2 Text
  • 32-bit Plug-ins Text
  • Plug-in Tree Icons

 

    2018.11:

    Control Bar > Modules > Export:

    • Background (large)
    • Background (small)
    • Background (collapsed)
    • Icon
    • Menu Button (large)
    • Menu Button (small)

     

    2018.06:

    Global > Note Draw Duration Buttons:

    • Whole
    • 1/2
    • 1/4
    • 1/8
    • 1/16
    • 1/32
    • Triplet
    • Dotted

     

    2018.05:

     Browser > Synth Rack > Synth Strips:

    • Connect/Disconnect Synth (undocked)

    Piano Roll view > Track Pane:

    •  Auto Focus
    •  Auto Lock

     Track view > Track Pane:

    •  Interleave
    •  Phase

     

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    5 hours ago, Morten Saether said:

    ProChannel > ProChannel category:

    • Default Category
    • Frequency Category
    • Dynamics Category
    • Simulation Category
    • Distortion Category
    • Time Category
    • Modulation Category
    • Imaging Category
    • FX Chain Category
    • Analysis Category

    Interesting how some of these categories don't match any of the current collection of ProChannel modules.

    Interesting indeed.🤨

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    1 hour ago, Matthew White said:

    😲 Oh man I have a lot to do! Why did I make so many Themes? lol. Will wait till main release before I start though. Thanks for the list @Morten Saether 🙂

    hehehe.  I was thinking how much work there would be for the outstanding theme developers like yourself.

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    It is one reason I only brought 3 themes from Platinum and have not created any new ones.

     

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    I have a question that stems from something I was going to explore when reading the posts about someone who wanted different colored meters in an existing theme.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but if I create an exported theme file of personal preferences (or maybe new/unchanged parameters), couldn't I just import those on top of any other theme to add them?   If that method will work, I thought I'd do that by starting with a single set of just the new/changed parameters (tweaked).

    I was pleased to see that (unless I am mistaken) the new package (EA version) includes the updated editor with the new parameters.

    If there is an easier method to change sets of parameters in an existing theme, or if this method won't work with new/changed parameters, I'd be interested to know.  (It will save me time testing.)

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    User themes contain images and color settings which modify Mercury.

    Mercury is the name used to refer to the Windows resource files TTSImages.dll and TTSRES.dll shipped with CbB.

    Any changes to these files automatically show up in the theme editor.

    This is why new items show up in user themes as they appear in Mercury.

    Changes to images sizes create display problems in CbB when running an old theme.

    CbB 2020.04 EA contains new elements and size changes for some images. To run CbB 2020.04 it is necessary to use Mercury or Tungsten until users update their themes.

     

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    May I request this information as a regular thing when there's any changes to the GUI please? Unless that's the plan already. Very helpful for tracking down those new/changed items when updating Themes. Cheers!

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    Hello everyone. Yesterday I updated the latest version of cakewalk 2021.11 and now I can't open it, does anyone know what I can do? I already tried to open it as administrator and it did not work. thanks

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    10 hours ago, Mauricio Sanchez Garay said:

    Hello everyone. Yesterday I updated the latest version of cakewalk 2021.11 and now I can't open it, does anyone know what I can do? I already tried to open it as administrator and it did not work. thanks

    Contact Cakewalk by BandLab support. Also better to post issues in the main forum, not the UI Themes forum. Good luck, mate.

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    2021.04 PSA:

    I had some custom themes (Polar Blue, SteamPunk) that did not have any customizations in elements affected by 2021.04, yet cause the "Theme Compatibility" warning to be displayed.

    I solved this by editing each of the tab button images, and saving over the top of the defaults. I then re-edited the themes to remove the custom images (even though there were no effective visual differences) and then re-saved. So theoretically we're back where we started, yet the themes no longer receive the compatibility warning dialog upon use in Cakewalk.

    FYI.

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