Can't read text during output

MrVideo

Active member
824a. When the output dialog appears, it is black text on a dark gray background. Please put it back so that I can read the progress.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
You can change this to be whatever you want using the style editor. If you want it to be back to (roughly) how it was you can do that by just changing a few colors.
 

Fentropic

Member
Thakns, I'm sure some users play with that.
I prefer it reverts back to the way it looked in 823a. Was happy with that for almost 5 years now.
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I wouldn't even know which of the hundreds of things to change in the style editor, or how to bring up each piece of the UI to see what the changes look like.
So I've reverted back to 823a for now.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Actually I lied anyway. I forgot to add the output dialog to the style editor.

Also I tried making a style for you and the biggest issue is that there is only one background color for a UI style. It's not per dialog. So if you use Dark in the main UI the background of the output dialog will also be dark. There is no way around that. So this is not actually possible. (changing this would be a major undertaking and would break existing styles)
 

Fentropic

Member
Also I tried making a style for you and the biggest issue is that there is only one background color for a UI style. It's not per dialog. So if you use Dark in the main UI the background of the output dialog will also be dark. There is no way around that. So this is not actually possible. (changing this would be a major undertaking and would break existing styles)
I'm assuming this is what was changed between 823a and 824a that causes this issue?
TVSuite V6 - 6.62.2.824a Released 2020-011-05
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[Enhancement] GUI: Add skin to the Output Progress dialog.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
I'm assuming this is what was changed between 823a and 824a that causes this issue?
TVSuite V6 - 6.62.2.824a Released 2020-011-05
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[Enhancement] GUI: Add skin to the Output Progress dialog.
Yes. Eventually (maybe not till v7) we plan to skin the entire UI, so those standard looking dialogs will go away.
 

MrVideo

Active member
Since the enhancement sucked (for those of us with the custom dark skin), how about removing the enhancement so that it goes back to 823a?
 

jmc

Active member
If you're using the old CUSTOM skin from v5 like I was, switch the setting to non Custom.
Tools>Options>Start Up>Main window style
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I was using Custom UI Dark_NoBlack.UI.xml and switching to Dark as shown above makes the text white and visible.
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Got those 5 years ago when using v5 https://videoredo.net/msgBoard/index.php?threads/plus-theme-for-v5.35217/#post-118822
Dark_NoBlack.UI.xml
Default_NoBlack.UI.xml
HighContrast_NoBlack.UI.xml
Thanks for that. (white text)

What I really did not like was the "Main UI" > "Movie Window Background" being black.
Often could not tell where the edges of my video were as they were also often black.

Changing the "Movie Window Background" to a non black fixed that (VRDStyleEditor).
That thing REALLY needs a search function! PITA.
 
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Dan203

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Thanks for that. (white text)

What I really did not like was the "Main UI" > "Movie Window Background" being black.
Often could not tell where the edges of my video were as they were also often black.

Changing the "Movie Window Background" to a non black fixed that (VRDStyleEditor).
That thing REALLY needs a search function! PITA.
It has a search function. Because the list is so big I made it so you have to type something then press enter before it searches though. If I did it dynamically, like the other grid UIs, it was too slow.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
What are you trying to change? If you just want to make the text white then you'll have to do them one by one. Or if you want to make all text white in the entire UI then you can change the base style for "Static Controls". It's a cascading system. So every control references a base style or a sub style which itself references a base style. (this could theoretically be infinitely deep but I only use it to those 3 levels) That way you can change large portions of the UI with just one change instead of having to change every control one by one. If you really want to dive into the weeds of the XML you could actually create your own sub style just for the output dialog and then set the base style for the output dialog controls to use that. I know it seems complex, but it's really not. There are only a handful of options for each control.

Also I see Filename on there twice. I messed up there. The second one is actually the encode status. It's just the label that is wrong, the code is correct so if you change it it'll still work. I'll fix that for next time.

Just as a test here is something I tried....

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I changed the Transparent option to false, set the background to a light gray, and the text to black. It's not the prettiest, but if you have trouble reading the white on gray it might work better.
 

Fentropic

Member
Is there an easier way to test changes made without having to process a file everytime to get the dialog?

Ain't pretty, but it's readable now.
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Is there an easier way to test changes made without having to process a file everytime to get the dialog?
Unfortunately not. I ran into the same issue when testing this myself.

I'm looking in to the possibility of adding a per-dialog background color. If I can do that easily without messing up existing styles I'll add it. Then you should be able to make it look a bit more pretty. (or exactly like the old dialog if that's what you really want)
 

Fentropic

Member
I'm looking in to the possibility of adding a per-dialog background color. If I can do that easily without messing up existing styles I'll add it.
Curious, what are the "existing styles" you're talking about.
Would that be the Main window style themes "Default", "Dark" and "High Contrast", or something else?
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Dan203

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Curious, what are the "existing styles" you're talking about.
Would that be the Main window style themes "Default", "Dark" and "High Contrast", or something else?
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More worried about breaking more custom styles. I don't know how many people are using them, but I wouldn't want to release an update that would cause the whole UI to break for people who are. The built in styles aren't an issue as I can just update those to match the new format.
 
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