Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

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Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-21, 00:25 UTC

Let me propose a new feature for TC. In particular, it would be great to support multiple profiles of TC color set. For example, the color profile of TC UI could be different for different screen resolutions and/or Windows 10 color scheme (dark or light). It also would be beneficial to enable quick switching between the color set profiles, e.g., somewhere in the TC's settings.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *petermad » 2019-11-21, 00:42 UTC

and/or Windows 10 color scheme (dark or light)
This is already implementet in TC9.5beta
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-21, 01:30 UTC

Good to hear that! But in my view, it's also beneficial to have multiple color set profiles (color themes) even for the same Windows 10 color mode. For example, a user could define multiple color themes for TC and switch between them when necessary. Personally, I like to change colors of TC UI from time to time.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *Usher » 2019-11-21, 02:13 UTC

2terricola
You can redirect [Colors] and [ColorsDark] sections to external files, for example both to colors.ini. Then you can create as many different colorsXX.ini profiles as you wish, finally you can copy needed colorsXX.ini file to colors.ini and go to color configuration to confirm color change. Someone may explain how to create your own submenu or buttons to do it in more automated way, if you are interested in such a solution.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-21, 03:03 UTC

Thanks for interesting solution! Could you please explain how to redirect [Colors] subsection into a separate file, e.g., colors.ini?

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *petermad » 2019-11-21, 04:07 UTC

Could you please explain how to redirect [Colors] subsection into a separate file, e.g., colors.ini?
Simply just replace your current [Color] section with this:

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[Colors]
RedirectSection=colors.ini
And then move your current [color] section to color.ini file in the same directory as your wincmd.ini file.

Do the same with:
[ColorsDark]
[Lister]
[ListerDark]
[ViewModes]

EDIT: these sections also hold color informalion:
[left]
[right]

Which all are sections with color information [ColorsDark] and [ListerDark] only for TC 9.5x
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *MVV » 2019-11-21, 05:30 UTC

I would support multiple color profiles, since it is a more universal solution than having only two hardcoded profiles, one of them is a very special one (intended for using only with Windows 10 dark theme). Separate color profile sections, user-command for switching profile, and w/o any weird magic (like exchanging INI files for redirected section) - this would be much nicer than just a dark mode (that many people won't use at all).

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-21, 21:07 UTC

Oh, I didn't know that color settings are spread across different INI-file sections!
Probably, the support of multiple color set profiles/themes may be adopted as a single way to change TC UI color settings simultaneously for different windows (i.e., file panels, lister, etc.)

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *Hacker » 2019-11-22, 17:41 UTC

Aezay TC Color Presets
No idea if this still works in any fashion.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-22, 20:07 UTC

Thank you, Hacker, for your suggestion! But it still seems like a shortgun workaround, not as a smooth and integrated solution. That's why it is a new feature request.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *terricola » 2019-11-22, 20:54 UTC

BTW, I'm not the first one who brought a similar feature up.
Here below, switching color schemes on/off is also proposed:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=54620

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *dindog » 2019-11-30, 17:58 UTC

support++
would be interesting when color profile bind to specific view mode.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *MVV » 2019-12-03, 13:47 UTC

dindog wrote:
2019-11-30, 17:58 UTC
would be interesting when color profile bind to specific view mode.
That would be slow, redraw all TC windows on folder change...

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple color set profiles for TC

Post by *dindog » 2019-12-04, 03:13 UTC

MVV wrote:
2019-12-03, 13:47 UTC
dindog wrote:
2019-11-30, 17:58 UTC
would be interesting when color profile bind to specific view mode.
That would be slow, redraw all TC windows on folder change...
I have realized that I was asking for different things.
I was asking for multi file type color profile.

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