New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

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New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by richmond62 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:06 pm

The latest Developer Preview of Livecode 8.0 features a new set of Black icons in the revMenuBar stack.

Personally, while I think they are quite an improvement on the kiddy-candy icons we have got used to from about version 2.0 onwards
I much prefer a dark menuBar with white icons.

So here's a stack to switch things around.

This is completely non-destructive, even if only because Livecode 8.0 is so designed that one cannot make modifications 'stick'.
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by richmond62 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:07 pm

I have removed this fil as there is an improved version available a bit further down the page.
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by livecodeali » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:01 pm

Looks good Richmond.

I don't know what you mean by
richmond62 wrote:Livecode 8.0 is so designed that one cannot make modifications 'stick'.
though, seems like total misinformation.

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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by Kangaroo SW » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:42 am

Thanks Richmond

But on a freshly installed LC 8 DP14 on OSX clicking on "Turn the Tools Palette black" I get:

Error: button "Turn the Tools Palette black" : execution error at line 2 (Chunk: can't find card), char 1

The Menubar buttons work fine ?!

Cheers :cry:

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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by Kangaroo SW » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:49 am

Found the problem the ID of my card was 1126

-> set the backGroundColor of card ID 1126 of stack "revTools" to "black"

fixed the problem !

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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:56 pm

livecodeali wrote:Looks good Richmond.

I don't know what you mean by
richmond62 wrote:Livecode 8.0 is so designed that one cannot make modifications 'stick'.
though, seems like total misinformation.
Agreed. If anything v8 is more hackable than ever.

It was never a good idea to directly modify IDE objects directly, if for no other reason than the value of one's own time: with the very next update any changes would be lost.

IDE hacks are best applied as scripts that modify IDE elements, so the script can be run on startup with a plugin and as such will survive between updates.

If one really needs/wants to modify the IDE directly, revMenuBar and other components are script-only stacks, easier to edit than ever before.
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by richmond62 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:03 pm

Here's an improved version that will work out the card numbers of your palette stacks
by itself. . . .
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by richmond62 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:43 pm

I never know when to stop:
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This one mucks around with the widget icons as well.
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by richmond62 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:25 pm

Some people are objecting to the new B&W icons in favour of the previous, multicoloured ones.
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The way to recover the coloured icons is to swap out my 'images' folder with the icons supplied with DP 15 here:

.runrev/components/livecodecommunity-8.0.0-dp-15.x86_64/Toolset/palettes/menubar/
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Re: New Black icons in LC 8 DP 14 - hacked

Post by bogs » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:38 am

Thank you so much for that information, richmond62, it allowed me to put some color back into the later ide !
richmond62 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:06 pm wrote:<sic>... the kiddy-candy icons we have got used to from about version 2.0 onwards...</sic>
<Proud kiddy-candy icon user and admirer for the last 3 decades>

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