How do I change more programs mouse over font color??

Friday, February 27, 2009 by RedBuzzard | Discussion: WindowBlinds Tutorials

Title asks the question. I'm editing a windowblind in skinstudio and the more programs font can't be seen when I mouse over it. How do I change this color??

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HG_Eliminator
Reply #1 Friday, February 27, 2009 3:12 AM

If using SKS6 I believe you go, edit start menu,more programs mouse over image,Text tab, text color box.

If using SKS5 go, "XP taskbar",Click on "Programs" section of the start menu in the preview window *this will open the attributes for that section of the start menu*, on the right in "attributes" section scroll down til you see "text settings", if not expanded already, expand it by clicking the [+], then select "text color", you can either change the value to one already there in the "Value dropdown box" section below, or edit the color directly in the  same section just below the colors value box.

 

I hope this helps

RedBuzzard
Reply #2 Friday, February 27, 2009 5:03 PM

I tried it both ways with no luck. The mouse over color stays at black.

gmc2
Reply #3 Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:22 AM

In XP I believe that the font mouseover color can either be white or black. Default is white and can be changed to black but all my attempts to make it some other color have not been fruitful. Once it has been changed to black you're stuck with it.

okay, how to change (thanks to Goldwing) from white to black. changing the mouseover image to "none" will change the font to black and then you can reapply the image.

I find this to be a preplanning consideration.

1nsomn1ac
Reply #4 Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:02 AM

sks5: miscellaneous>colors>menus>menu-highlighted background (xp only)

vStyler
Reply #5 Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:22 AM

sks5: miscellaneous>colors>menus>menu-highlighted background (xp only)

He's asking about the font mousover color, not the color block.

 

Anyway... it isn't changed in the start menu settings...

 

In SKS 5 it is Classic colors > Selections > Text Highlighted

 

In SKS 6  it is in Change skin colors > Show me system defined colors (dropdown)  > Selected item text.

 

Be aware this will change text colors in several other areas also.

 

gmc2
Reply #6 Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:09 AM

In SKS 6 it is in Change skin colors > Show me system defined colors (dropdown) > Selected item color.

John, I believe you in error with the comment regarding SKS6. This reference will change the highlight for selected items without a graphic and does appear to change some font colors in other areas HOWEVER, the reference is to the mouseover font color for the start menu pop-up and does not work as you have suggested. I'm not sure with SKS5 but I just did quick check in SKS6 and it was a no go.

1nsomn1ac
Reply #7 Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:18 AM

no, vstyler is right. i misunderstood the question. still i think mine is better solution, cuz if you change selected item color you'll need to adjust many system color depend on the skin

vStyler
Reply #8 Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:39 AM

I believe you in error with the comment regarding SKS6

 

How do I change more programs mouse over font color??

 

In SKS 6 it is in Change skin colors > Show me system defined colors (dropdown) > Selected item color.

 

For the question asked.. it is correct... altho I guess i should have said 'text color' as opposed to color but I assumed it would be obvious.

(ammended) 

 

Alternatively, you can change the color of the color block ( highlighted background (xp only) ) .. so that the text can be seen.. yes.. but that wasn't the question asked.

gmc2
Reply #9 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:03 PM

I assure you, for the question asked.. it is correct.

I opened your Plas Fan blind and noted that the "selected item" color is red and yet the font is white. I changed the font color to something else and reapplied the blind but the font color is still white. It doesn't appear that changing either of these two presets have any impact on the font color for the more programs pop-up menu. ammended (mouseover font color)

Would you kindly show an example of this font being any other color than white or black. If it is changeable I would like to know because it gets really frustrating at times

gmc2
Reply #10 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:26 PM

I just looked at a bunch of blinds and I did notice that "synthetic" has red font with the mouseover more programs pop-up, so it looks like it can be done??? but the color for the selected item is not red.

vStyler
Reply #11 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:30 PM

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In SKS 6  Selected item text

In SKS 5  Classic colors > Selections > Text Highlighted

1nsomn1ac
Reply #12 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:39 PM

gmc2
Reply #13 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:39 PM

In SKS 6 Selected item text

damn John, we're not discussing the same thing, sorry. I was talking about the pop-up menu that comes up when one hovers over the more programs background.

1nsomn1ac
Reply #14 Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:44 PM

too late

gmc2
Reply #15 Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:24 PM

tis the pity that I am inept at posting pictures onto the forum and as a result, chew on my size 10s occasionally. A picture is worth...

RedBuzzard
Reply #16 Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:27 PM

Thanks for all your help guys. The selected text setting worked like a charm!!

vStyler
Reply #17 Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:29 PM

gmc2
Reply #18 Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:30 PM

Okay, I broke down to save me grief in the long run.

this is what I thought you all were talking about

 

testimage

2of3
Reply #19 Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:42 PM

Are you having problems with that section, gmc2?

 

Try this:

Change the text color in the code editor tab instead of the text tab.

gmc2
Reply #20 Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:24 PM

Change the text color in the code editor

ah, code editor, pro-version, not got, free version only.

but, I'm building the blind in SKS6, could I open it with SKS5, change the color code, save and when reopened in SKS6. would the coloring coding still be changed? I wonder...

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