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You had to mention The Mothers!!!  Now "Status Back Baby" is stuck in my head. 

||: Doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dooo, doo dit' dih doooooooo :|| etc.

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12 hours ago, sjoens said:

As Daniel mentioned in the video, there are more "magic" words to discover.

Daniel's list (from Kurre):

Rock / triggers the sunburst les paul guitar
Mixing, Basic / trigger the speaker image
Piano, Keys / trigger the grand piano image
Mastering / triggers the gold album image
Drums / trigger the drum set image
Orchestration, Bass / trigger the violin,viola and cello image     (orchestra)
Synth / triggers the synthesizer image

What I found in addition with defaults:

Guitar Amps, Metal = Amps
Electronic, Dance, Techno, Trance = synthesizer
Guitar, Pop, Jazz, Blues = les paul
Acoustic, Song = acoustic guitar  (<< John Vere)
Rap, HipHop = boombox
Vocals, Singer = microphone

If 2 trigger words are used, alphabetical order takes precedence for which image is used.
It also seems if part of a  word contains a trigger word, like songwriter, it will display that image. 
Extra points to anyone who finds triggers for the 4 and 16 track icons, if there are any. 

For me, using "Basic" gets me nothing (the default .cwt file image) but using "Mixing" works for the speaker image. I can also not get the "Empty Project" image of the blank staff paper to come up with anything so far, nor the 4 and 16 trk mixing consoles.

I've also noticed ('tho I think it has been pointed out here somewhere) that simply changing any of the template file names in the template folder within Windows Explorer to any of these magic words is enough to get the associated Start Screen icon to be chosen/changed. You can even keep CW open, but close and re-open the Start Screen to see the change.

 

As for custom templates with custom images....

Strange, @sjoens, that you can't get "my way" to work, but perhaps there is something in the following. I have noticed this peculiarity (this whole thing is peculiar, really!):

In the Save As dialog, IF I type the name of my template file first and then choose Type/Template and Go to folder/Template files after and then save, the file is nevertheless saved in the Projects folder as a template! It, of course, then doesn't show up in the Start Screen templates.

IF however I choose the Type/Template and Go to folder/Template files before typing the file name and then save, the file saves in the Templates folder as desired and shows up with its chosen image/icon on the Start Screen templates window.

This second method has been my habitual default, and so I didn't notice the difference until today by accident.

 

How's that for idle hands!?

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Posted (edited)

Cool

 

For the Empty Project, 4 & 16 Track images there seems to be no "magic" word. 

If you open one and save it with the same name, CbB removes the image from the file.

For these 3 files the image seems to be embedded in the file itself whereas the others appear to retrieve their image from a location within CbB.

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13 hours ago, winkpain said:

As for custom templates with custom images....

Strange, @sjoens, that you can't get "my way" to work, but perhaps there is something in the following. I have noticed this peculiarity (this whole thing is peculiar, really!):

1. In the Save As dialog, IF I type the name of my template file first and then choose Type/Template and Go to folder/Template files after and then save, the file is nevertheless saved in the Projects folder as a template! It, of course, then doesn't show up in the Start Screen templates.

2. IF however I choose the Type/Template and Go to folder/Template files before typing the file name and then save, the file saves in the Templates folder as desired and shows up with its chosen image/icon on the Start Screen templates window.

This second method has been my habitual default, and so I didn't notice the difference until today by accident.

Like Starship both these methods give me the default image. I can only get a custom image doing it Glenn's way.

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On 7/10/2021 at 3:04 AM, sjoens said:

Like Starship both these methods give me the default image. I can only get a custom image doing it Glenn's way.

So W E I R D !!

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I have always had the start screen shut off as well. I  use the File menu out of habit. If I click Open it takes me to my Data drive where I have different folders. One of them is a Template folder but the templates are all actually CWP files. I was only using the Start screen in my Tutorials as that's easy for beginners to figure out. 

But for me none of those Magic words work either. All I get is the screenshot. 

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These are template icons for anyone that would like to utilize them.  They have transparent backgrounds to they display exactly as project temp icons were meant to do.
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Posted (edited)

"C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Command Center\Cache\images"

They are "Rapture" icons.

I'm missing the CA2A image for some reason.

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On 7/17/2021 at 5:27 PM, sjoens said:

"C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Command Center\Cache\images"

They are "Rapture" icons.

I'm missing the CA2A image for some reason.

I may have included CA2A by mistake as a few of the images are  screenshots created by Reason and are great small graphics to utilize

 

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25 minutes ago, MichelCA said:

Is there any new information about the icons route?  

If you mean "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Command Center\Cache\images" you will not be seeing this if you don't have installed the old Cakewalk that was before Bandlab took over.

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14 hours ago, Kurre said:

If you mean "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Command Center\Cache\images" you will not be seeing this if you don't have installed the old Cakewalk that was before Bandlab took over.

That explains why I couldn't find that path. I have the latest update by bandlab, I hope they consider the icons pack location  in a near future for customization

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